Go Back   AstinaGT Forums > AstinaGT Talk > Introduce yourself

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 31-05-2011, 03:15 PM   #21
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69
little bit more camber, and little bit less rub.





o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 03:48 AM   #22
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69
__________________
o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2011, 09:44 AM   #23
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69
I dont know if there is a recent pic thread, so I'll post another recent pic here.

o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #24
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69
hope you're doing well!



a few from this evening.





not too shabby paint for a 9 year old car.


that wax I bought really brings out the color.
__________________
o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 04:34 PM   #25
Ben
Senior Member
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sunshine Coast
Car: MPS
Posts: 1,939
I like the apple sticker "Iscrape" Quite amusing haha. Why do you upload into the worklog section!
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #26
EVADE
Junior Member
 
EVADE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Waipio, Hawaii U.S.A.
Car: Protege5/Familia/Sport20
Posts: 106
welcome, Ive been here awhile=) glad u found this place
__________________

TEAM PRO5 SINCE 2002
EVADE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-10-2011, 01:13 AM   #27
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69
heres my chargespeed replica lip I installed last week.






aloha Efran!
__________________
o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-10-2011, 02:42 AM   #28
bikingpro5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: canada
Car: protege5
Posts: 111
looking good as always
bikingpro5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-10-2011, 08:40 AM   #29
smurfy
Senior Member
 
smurfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: sutherland shire, nsw
Car: sp20
Posts: 1,968
how hard was it to get to fitt?
__________________

To many of us, our cars are an extension of our own personalities, the way we choose to modify reflects this.
smurfy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #30
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69
thanks biking! didnt see you sneak in. lol hope you're well man.

smurfy: heres what I wrote elsewhere.

Quote:
Originally Posted by o.g.sk8er View Post

the good: its on there and looks good when viewed straight ahead. lol

the bad: the end of the lip (where the wing things are) is longer than the actual bumper. so the lip sits a little closer to the tire than I'd like. It poses no issues other than it looks lame. lol
No matter how much heat you apply, it will not change the fact that you simply can not alter this lip too much without creating a lot damage. Also, when you heat up the lip, it may fit well in one area, but will be completly distorted in an other. I tried everything to get a better fit. Now that its on there a bit better, I will see what I can do about getting a better fit. TheP5 02 bumper is a bit skinnier at the bottom than the MSP lip so its tougher to fit imo.

Tools I used:

Heat gun. didnt really use it that much at all. lol
phillips head ratcheting style screwdriver. this was a big help.
extra set screws from Auto Zone, Pep Boys, etc... the lip comes with only 4 set screws (but 6 holes lol) and I bought 10 more, so I have 14 total. lip feels like its on there pretty good.
tire shine to brighten up the dull lip's finish. lol

I have come to realization that the chargespeed lip just wont fit properly on the 02 bumpers without the MSP lip imo. The MSP lip is a bit bulkier around the bottom giving that extra width needed to accommodate the bigger chargespeed lip, or so it seems.
I spent a good 2 hours working with a heatgun the 1st time, to get it line up the way I like. I found the heatgun did more damage than help. If you do instal this lip, just use very little heat. You only need enough heat to make the lip more flexible, not to melt it into shape. lol
I just heated up the radius bends on the lip so it would be more flexible. But I was also lucky enough to have a super sunny day, so that helped as well.
Im happy and not happy at the same time. lol It looks ok when viewing the lip straight ahead. Its when looking at the profile side that kills it a bit, for me it does anyway.

Heres how I mounted mine: (no install pics sorry)

There are 6 predrilled holes on the lip. What I did to make sure it was centered was measure the distance between the 2 pre driled holes closest to the center of the lip.
Divide that in half and drill a hole there on the lip. Next, measure the distance from the lower portion of the bottom grill. Again, divide that number in half and mark the bumper. This is where you line up the hole you driled earlier in the center with the mark on the bumper. This will help centering the lip. I then drilled more random mounting holes on the lip for extra security. I just dont think 6 set screws is enough. lol
I did jack the car up to get better access. No you can install your 1st set screw using the marks created previously.
When using the set screws, make sure you arent screwing them into wire looms that are already in the bumper. Just put your finger back there to make sure you arent screwing up any wires. You'll see what I mean.
After you install your 1st screw. then its just a matter of swapping back and forth from one side the next, added your mounting screws as you go.
Example: Install the 1st center screw. Then move to the next hole closest to the one you just mounted. Install your next screw securely. Then repeat on the opposite side, till you have reached the radius bends near the side of the bumper. The lip should be looking pretty good by now. Just the sides need attention. This is where you will need the heat gun. The way I did this was to heat the radius portions as mentioned before inside and out. It would help to have someone hold the lip in place, but I did it alone and its not too bad. Just have to heat the lip a little, position lip where you like it, then grab the screw and screwdriver and install quickly before it cools down. Like I said, I was lucky enough to have nice hot day so I had it a bit easier than some people in colder climates.
Saturday I started mouting the lip from the side and worked my way around the other side. Complete fail. lol This is not the way to do it imo. You MUST start out in the center and work your way out. Think of it like a decal....you start in the middle and smooth it out as you work your way around. Sunday after reviewing my mistakes, only took me 45 minutes to install. Im still not completely finished either. I think I might be able to get a little better fit.
I didnt take pics of the install, but I did take a few afterwards.
So this is just a rough idea on how I mounted mine. If you have more to add, or any suggestions I'd like to hear them.

Heres a few pics, like it or not, and a short video of how it looks.











http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...d%20CS2%20Lip/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC182aSXcRM

and this is the way you should mount it imo.


dont spare those zap screws! lol
__________________
o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2011, 03:17 AM   #31
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69


__________________
o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2011, 04:07 AM   #32
bikingpro5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: canada
Car: protege5
Posts: 111
classic, looks good
bikingpro5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2012, 03:37 AM   #33
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69
thanks man!

been mia lately. lol
heres what I did this weekend.

started my plaid fetish this weekend. lol
I have zero experience when it comes to interior fabrication.
Not that hard at all. Made a few mistakes of course, but overall I really like the way it turned out so far.
The fabric was easy to work with and forgiving as well. If I messed up and there was a crease, I just simply stretched it out.
Turns out there I didn't have enough fabric to do the door panels like I wanted to. But I may order more and do that in the near future. I still have some material left for some smaller things should I feel the need.

Now I know this is not everyones thang, but I really like it quite a bit. :icon_thumright:
Love it or hate it...its all gravy. :icon_lol:













:icon_lol:


probably do the shift boot as well. didnt have time this weekend. lol
__________________
o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #34
Rupewrecht
Administrator
 
Rupewrecht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: melb.vic.au
Car: AZ-1, Astina Hardtop Turbo, BJ Protege, Beetle
Posts: 16,507
Ha, don't mind that at all

I probably would have tried to keep the pattern vertical though on the A- and B-pillars once installed
__________________

jdmparts.rupewrecht.com
Sourcing your not-quite-overnight parts from Japan

WRECHT--|--SLOWTEGE--|--BEETLE--|--SUBSTITUTE--|--AZ-1


Rupewrecht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2012, 08:40 AM   #35
maz sp20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tweed Heads
Car: 2002 mazda sp20 hatchback
Posts: 678
Nice Work man
maz sp20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2012, 09:39 AM   #36
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69
thanks guys! means a lot to me
__________________
o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #37
mynameisdaniel
Senior Member
 
mynameisdaniel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Car: 07 Subaru Liberty GT Spec B tuned by STi
Posts: 912
I don't mind it either. Only thing I'd suggest is the light grey roof lining and seatbelt adjustments would go better if they were the charcoal grey of the rest of the interior.
__________________
mynameisdaniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #38
smurfy
Senior Member
 
smurfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: sutherland shire, nsw
Car: sp20
Posts: 1,968
looks good deff different and thats what i like!
__________________

To many of us, our cars are an extension of our own personalities, the way we choose to modify reflects this.
smurfy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #39
Rhys
Senior Member
 
Rhys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Car: 2000 BJ Protege
Posts: 714
Looks good although I do agree with rupe, the A pillars would have looked even better if the checks were vertical (even though that would be an annoying way to cut the fabric)

Also, I'm jealous of your sunroof
Rhys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2012, 05:34 AM   #40
o.g.sk8er
Junior Member
 
o.g.sk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles, SFV, Ca.
Car: Mazda Pro5
Posts: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by mynameisdaniel View Post
I don't mind it either. Only thing I'd suggest is the light grey roof lining and seatbelt adjustments would go better if they were the charcoal grey of the rest of the interior.
thanks man! yea, I noticed that as well after the install. But then again I like the way it clashes too. lol I was thinking of a black headliner and some other parts painted black as well. I'll play around in photoshop to see what looks best.

Quote:
Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
looks good deff different and thats what i like!
thanks man! indeed! dare to be different imo. lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhys View Post
Looks good although I do agree with rupe, the A pillars would have looked even better if the checks were vertical (even though that would be an annoying way to cut the fabric)

Also, I'm jealous of your sunroof
yes, i didnt even think about that. lol If it bothers me too much, maybe I'll sawp it out and make the checks more uniform.
Glad you like my sunroof man. Its a wee bit small but does the job!

Thanks very much for the kind words guys! means a lot to me.
__________________
o.g.sk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 04:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2001- 2010 AstinaGT