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Old 04-29-2015, 10:39 PM   #31
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I agree. The front lip and the JDM grill really are what make the car. Make a huge difference.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:00 PM   #32
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Finally finished up my quarter panel and roof. Total labor time wasn't crazy, but it definitely was a lot of waiting around for stuff to dry. Just finished the paint and clear today, so tomorrow it will get the final cut and buff. There was also lots of clear coat peeling on the rest of the roof so I decided to respray the whole thing. Did some quick sanding with 800 grit on the rest that I forgot to take a picture of. Getting the paint to blend was a lot harder because I didn't have a good angle to look at it straight on or with a reflection. I also was running out of clear and decided the quarter panel was more important to me, so I didn't get as many coats on the roof as I wanted... I am hoping it will level itself out or the cut will help, but there is lots of orange peel. If not I still have plenty of color and can redo the roof when I do the front bumper and hood sometime later. Which I definitely plan on doing now.
I am so glad that I can figure out stuff like this by myself. Materials were probably ~$100, and this was easily $1500 worth from a body shop. And I think most people won't be able to tell the difference when I'm done.



















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Old 05-12-2015, 06:51 PM   #33
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Never noticed these flaws until now, great work again!!
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:44 PM   #34
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The clear didn't level at all, so I did it the hard way. 1000 grit, 1500 grit, 2000 grit, polish. My arms are tired.

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The color isn't blended as well as I thought it was, but I'll wait and see what it does as it dries more.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:41 PM   #35
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Well I did another thing today. Two actually, but didn't get one installed, so it will have to wait.

These feel AWESOME. Being a taller skinny guy, I needed support from the seats, but couldn't get GD STi seats or I would be hitting my head. Had to sell a couple other things, but I think it will be worth it.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:30 PM   #36
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This car is awesome! Great work Chet!
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:12 AM   #37
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Lol saw these on IG, how'd your wife take it?
maybe having her sit in them will ease the anger!

I really need a set!!!!!!
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:14 AM   #38
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Thanks shikari!

And the wife... Well, it went more like the "I'm not mad, I'm disappointed" conversation... Haha.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:33 PM   #39
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Part 2 of my spending spree this last week.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:32 PM   #40
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Well the works are gone. I had someone message me in the morning on Tuesday and had cash in my hand within a couple hours. I was hoping to get either a motorcycle or more stuff for a swap, but after talking with my wife I decided that I really need to take a step back in the project area and not take on anything so big. So after a serious case of seller's remorse, I started shopping for wheels again. I am going to be starting the HPDE at miller motorsports park, so I wanted something with a good width, that was also light and strong. Found a set on eBay that will have to be imported, and also bought some brand new rubber from Reflected Image Motorsports. Wheels are out 1-2 weeks, so I should be able to get everything ready to go by the June weekend and be out at miller.
I have to say, I loved the works, but I think the new wheels will clean up just as well. And of course, they are white.
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