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Old 04/13/2013, 04:21 PM   #76
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Ok got a few updates. Got a lot of work done between yesterday and today. Well before I get to that of course I don't have much time before Import Alliance and the Welcome to Atlanta Show at Mainstream Performance next weekend so I've been pretty hard at it. I have several parts on order that should all be here by the middle of next week. Everything was going smoothly until while pulling into the gas station I ripped my front lip most of the way off and drove all the way home like that. Don't ask why I didn't check the front end after I heard the scrape.....oh well. So because the lip was messed up I decided to get a BYS Replica front bumper. To save some people from catching a period, I'm not putting a $1,300.00 front bumper on a car that is worth $2,000.00. It just doesn't make any type of sense, no offense or anything to the people that have bought the authentic one. Plus I'll just end up tearing it up anyway as I drive my car. So instead of my bumper having the sticker that says Backyard Special, I'm going to get some stickers made that will either say "Frontyard Special" or Yard Sale Special" haha. Here are some of the parts that I ordered:

BYS Replica front bumper
Window Visors
Wink Mirror
Sunroof Visor
Rear Window Roof Visor
Suede Shift Boot
Suede Arm rests
10lb Wastegate Spring
Ep3 rear disc brakes

Yesterday I was able to get a lot of parts prepped, painted and installed on the car:

Rear bumper
Side skirts
Door trim
License plate housing
Gas door
Grille

Parts that are prepped and waiting for me to get back to shoot some base coat on:

More door trim
Side view mirrors
Rear bumper lip

And that will be it as far as painting, on to some pics!























So after the last items are painted and cleared later tonight all body and paint work will be done, I will post final pics. Then on to tomorrow which will be dedicated to the interior.

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Old 07/21/2013, 10:26 AM   #77
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Well sorry everyone for not posting on here in forever but I do have some updates to share. I've gotten a lot accomplished in the last 3 months, been to some car shows, done some racing and tore up some shit! lol

Getting ready to go racing and to some car shows!!





Messed up my lip while at a High Performance Driving Event, but still managed to get a plaque at the car show lol!!





Then went on to the We Hungry Meet, had a good turnout although it was raining. My driver's side window is off the track so myself and the interior got soaked!!







Had a lot of fun this weekend, but after seeing some of the other nice cars that came out I knew that I needed to change things up a bit. Plus after going to another driving event I totally tore and ran over my front lip, so I had no other excuses.

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Old 07/21/2013, 10:29 AM   #78
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So I started with my front calipers that were bland and not noticed, so I sprayed them a metallic gold/orangish color lol. Really matched my side markers that I also installed.







Then it was time to pull out the plasti dip and get to spraying.





Really brings out the color of the calipers and plus I was just tired of looking at polished all the time.



Next up was a projector retrofit that I had laying around the house for like 3 months lol. These were really nice, got them from the retrofit source in Atlanta Ga. Big shout out to the Liberatariate for answering all of my questions.




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Old 07/21/2013, 10:31 AM   #79
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Then my new lip finally came in, is a Chargespeed Rep Lip. But I didn't just want to put a different lip on, I needed just a little bit more. I ended up after doing a little research on front splitters and winglets, started fabricating my own out of stainless steel. Really love the look of the front in now. The lip is still black for now, as I'm trying to see if it will grow on me. If it doesn't I will color match it to the rest of the car.



















So after this I applied some plasti dip just to see how it would come out then cleaned it up for a car show the next day.


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Old 07/21/2013, 10:32 AM   #80
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The next day I went to the car show that was intended for muscle cars only. I still entered my car because the money raised was for a good cause. Anyway I ended up placing in the top ten and took home a trophy. Got a lot of respect from the muscle car guys which was surprising.



















Thats it for now, I think I'm leaving some stuff out but I can't remember off of the top of my head. Next up I plan on ordering some AMR Engineering coilovers, fabricate a rear diffuser (similar to the one that top one aero use to make) and some racing seats and cage.....I think lol. Thanks and hope you guys like it.

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Old 07/21/2013, 03:26 PM   #81
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Nice work on them custom splitters.


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Old 07/21/2013, 03:47 PM   #82
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Car is amazing.


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Old 07/21/2013, 07:14 PM   #83
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+1 for dope splitters

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Old 07/21/2013, 07:19 PM   #84
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Nice work on them custom splitters.
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Old 07/22/2013, 05:19 PM   #85
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Thanks a lot guys for the compliments, means a lot. I've got a lot of time and effort in this and it's good to see that people can still appreciate it.

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Old 07/23/2013, 08:57 AM   #86
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i would kind of like to see some matching paint on the new front lip, but im just nit-picking lol. great car man, you put a ton of time and effort into it and it definitely shows!


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Old 07/23/2013, 05:12 PM   #87
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There's always that one guy.


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Old 07/24/2013, 07:05 AM   #88
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Old 07/25/2013, 05:56 AM   #89
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I'm loving the build, man. Keep up the great work

I'm digging the halos, custom made?


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Old 07/25/2013, 12:09 PM   #90
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Love the car bud! I dont think that front lip fits well. I think it would be better with SI front lip.

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Old 07/25/2013, 02:05 PM   #91
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when will the BYS bumper be painted and installed id to see it on there

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Old 07/26/2013, 08:38 PM   #92
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Thanks again guys. "that one guy" comment was awesome lol!! Anyway I'm probably going to end up painting the lip to match the car. As far as the splitters, they will always match the rim color. I was going to order the bys front bumper but couldn't find any, so I went with the chargespeed lip. Stay tuned

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Old 10/09/2013, 04:57 PM   #93
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I know this is a little old, but damn if people haven't seen this thread they should. One hell of a build. and glad you went with that blue its beautiful.


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Old 10/13/2013, 10:57 AM   #94
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Old 10/27/2013, 10:34 AM   #95
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Very inspiring build thread.

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