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The Merkur Club of America Forums • Red 87 XR going under the knife! - Page 4
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Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:27 pm
by ckanani
Both of you made a good choice.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:46 am
by whitelx
where did you get the inserts for the front bumper?

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:45 am
by xr4outcast
Which came first the chicken or the egg? I was looking for a color that had a strong presience in the sun and indoors, so that's what I picked:)

As for the inserts, they are O.E. I just refinished them and reinstalled them.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:05 pm
by turboxr4
i got my inserts from the uk, for the front bumper. they have double sided tape on the back so it is not like the OE that clip in.

i was looking around for at least a couple months before i dropped it off at the body shop 2yrs ago for a red that i liked, one day i was driving by a train station parking lot and there was an is350 with rims sitting by itself with the sun reflecting off it, that was my ah-ha moment

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:52 pm
by xr4outcast
Mine was similar... when the color came out an IS pulled into a parking lot at night and it was just glowing and thats when I though I needed to use that color on something. Fast forward a bit and a I had a project that needed a NICE red.

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:26 pm
by turboxr4
a little update: i installed new drum brakes, wheel cylinders, & hoses, had the drums cut and cleaned up then i painted them black. i also installed the walbro 255lph pump, gas tank, mirrors, all the window seals and mouldings, and installed the rear bi-spoiler. however i cant find the spoiler plugs for the bolts, does anyone know where to get them? dont mind the dust :shock: i guess when it gets a little warmer i should wash it

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:36 pm
by John Brennan
Looks pretty darned clean to me! A little surface dust; BFD.

Must admit I'm curious as to why you stuck with the drums, after going through all that trouble?

I've reshod my drums in the past, but have no intentions of ever doing it again.

Re: Red 87 XR going under the knife!

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:42 am
by turboxr4
finally i got some time the past couple weekends to do some more work. i installed the false firewall and re-routed the harness behind it, installed some engine bay components, block with head and transmission. all in all a productive two weekends. does anyone know where i can get some wiring harness clips to mount to the frame/inner fender areas?

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