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Awesome!!! A RETRO-SUV.
 
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For you Pat. No stickers. OOps I still see some I did not get rid of. A really quick job so please excuse the Boo Booos.

Bernie, I need to stop spending all my computer time bullshitting and learn something constructive! You are AWESOME!! Thank you. (need to lose the side marker lights too... ) You are an inspiration....


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I sense the need for a Barnett pinstripe job...



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OK, I never took before pics, but this is what I did.

This Shogo Z-Woody had all sorts of holes drilled for the rear trucks and then screw holes for rails and a bunch of screw holes in the middle, none drilled threw the deck but damage any way. Those holes I just bored a little larger, not threw. The truck holes I bored out and then glued all the holes and wood dowelled. The deck was gripped with non original gripped that I peeled off. I sanded the whole thing, around the original stickers and then Clear coated with satin waterbased polly. The water based does not amber the wood as much as oil based products, because the wood after 30 years has ambered enough. Also it dries real quick and is real durable, hey they use the stuff on floors!. I sanded between coats using 220. Then I cut out some Die Cut looking grip and put a NOS sticker on the top. The down side is that the original stickers on the bottom are now under the polly, but still a huge cosmetic improvement from what I started with! IMO!

I have it set up with small pivot Tracker full tracks and NOS Copers and White Sims Snakes! AWESOME!















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Hey OUCH
Awsome job!!!!  I like how you matched the natural AMBERING that was going on

You left out one fine but BIG detail

The Sims Gold Racing bearing to compliment the Sims Snakes
That whole thing is awsome

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Killer job ouch!
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Beautiful job, Blake. And great tips. I like how you used the dowels. I have a couple of decks I'm gonna try that technique out on.

It's so sad when a nice deck has been ripped extra holes!


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Yeah FALD! I gotta agree, but its an unfortunate reality! With the dowels I feel like at least it is is wood that is replacing the holes. The trick is lots of glue, let them protrude out of the holes for a day and then cut them flush using a JAP saw. Then proceed to the sanding phase. At lease you can not feel them after sanding.

I kind of wish I had taken a before shot cuz it is a big improvement!
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Ok, Here's some pictures of Sims Lamar restoration.





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WOW! Thats more like a rebuild than a restoration, sick job.
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Looks great.

In the full grip shot it looks like you needed to build the tail a bit more. I was hoping that you would post some more shots of your re-build of the tail. It looks like a big chunk had been worn away. Looks like you were close.

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Wow!! - Sweet restoration!!!

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Very nice work Skitskat!  I've got a Lamar I'm currently restoring.   On your bottom graphics did you screen print them or using masking ?  Appreciate knowledge bro! 


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That ain't a "restoration." It's a "RESURRECTION!!!"


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