XRBrati Underway....

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:38 am

Ray wrote:- i really like ford's new darker "titanium" color.
Give me a model/year it's used on.

Since I'll have black trim regardless, I'm thinking it would look something like this....
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Post by Ray » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:39 pm

Brad - 2010 mustang, but i'm talking of that mixed with some custom bits to make a wicked color.
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Post by Camaro5690 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:32 pm

Any news on this thing?!?
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue May 24, 2011 12:10 am

Camaro5690 wrote:Any news on this thing?!?
Nothing to see here - move along.... :lol:

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Post by SvoSierra » Tue May 24, 2011 8:11 am

:haha You've resorted to acupuncture!?!?!?!?
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue May 24, 2011 8:24 am

SvoSierra wrote::haha You've resorted to acupuncture!?!?!?!?
Anything to stop the pain of this being an unfinished project! :mrgreen:
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Post by John Brennan » Tue May 24, 2011 8:06 pm

"TO THE PAIN!"

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sun May 29, 2011 10:40 am

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Outcasted to the junk bin!
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Post by BlackBart » Mon May 30, 2011 5:30 pm

:headbang :headbang :mrgreen: Way to go!!!!!!

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Post by xr4man » Tue May 31, 2011 8:33 am

it's looking good.
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Post by Camaro5690 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:31 pm

anything new? Its been months!
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Post by Jon L. » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:11 am

I just spent the last couple hours reading all 41 pages and it was well worth it

I remember Brad telling me about this project almost 10 years ago!

I can't wait to see it at Carlisle 2012. It's going to done by then, isn't it? Isn't it?!

It's very visually pleasing with the XR body line carried all the way through. Early in my reading I was imagining that you'd remove the Brat line and keep the XR line where it stopped. But this looks so much better!

As for paints, I like the Ford competition orange. It's a bit gaudy but combined with the utilitarian ute look, it's a push.

Someone mentioned World Rally blue and I think that would look good too, especially with the Subaru provenance. Then again that paint color is a dime a dozen now with the flood of Subarus in the US. That Corvette blue isn't bad, just not my thing.

My personal favorite color is Subaru "Willow Green Opal with Moss Green Metallic" (there's got to be a shorter name for it but I don't know it). I've got it on my Outback with gray cladding. Brightens my day whenever I see it.

Whatever color you end up painting it.. I can't wait to see the final product
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:50 am

Jon L. wrote:I remember Brad telling me about this project almost 10 years ago!
Indeed you almost supplied the donor for it! When all is said and done, there's certainly a few parts from your old black car which will have found their way into this one.
Jon L. wrote:I can't wait to see it at Carlisle 2012. It's going to done by then, isn't it? Isn't it?!
Yes, it will be there. I'm thinking I'll be going "dark" on all updates until then - gotta have some surprise factor, ya know? :mrgreen:
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:14 pm

Is it clear why I need to hurry up and get a "truck" in my garage??? :beats head

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:57 pm

The possibilty of any loose metal parts near those exposed battery posts seems risky. Doncha have a cover-case for the battery?

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