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Old 07-17-12, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Puff's official build thread: 01 JDM JZS161 Toyota Aristo Vertex Edition

After a long 6 month wait my new baby is finally home. After I sold my GS back in January I was told that my wait time would be 4 - 5- weeks for delivery but I must say the wait was well worth it. Fresh back from vacation, this morning My friend and I headed down to PA to pick my new project, a 2001 Toyota Aristo V300 Vertex edition. I missed out on a previous Aristo that another member bought the same day that I sold my GS but like I said before I definitely didn't mind the delay in finding another one.

Anyone who wants to debate about the legality of this car can save it. I don't need any lawyers in this thread, just car enthusiasts. It definitely needs a good cleaning and the hood and right side got scratched real good during the shipping process. That will be repaired once the car goes into the body shop for wing removal and fender mods. Onto the pics.

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Intro 7/17/12 - Page 1
Saddle interior swap 7/31/12 - Page 5
Bone stock photo shoot with neojungle1 9/15/12 - Page 7
Tein Flex coilovers installed 10/20/12 - Page 9
Black wood steering wheel installed 11/19/12 - Page 10
New mats from Japan installed 3/30/13 - Page 13
5Zigen Fireball Mega exhaust installed 5/01/13 - Page 14
Tint Removal 5/10/13 - Page 15
19" Volk GTS wheels installed 5/15/13 - Page 15
New Paint (2012/13 Nissan GT-R Deep Blue Pearl) 6/25/13 - Page 17
Neojungle1 Photo shoot 7/11/13 - Page 19
Pioneer DD and JDM non-navi climate control installed - 10/22/13 - Page 23

Arrived in PA around 10:00 am to pick her up
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First shots taken with my phone. I'll have better pics once she's all cleaned up.
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Alex finalizing all the paperwork.
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No sunroof no problem
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Felt weird sitting on the wrong, I mean right side
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Black leather seats and door panels will be for sale once they're all cleaned up
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How many people have a rubber mat in their trunk?
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Thanks to Alex for his services
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Oh yeah no need for any swap lol
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Finally stopped off for breakfast on the way back to NY
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FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PUT A FACE TO THE NAME, I'M NIGEL AKA PUFF
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Old 07-17-12, 09:24 PM   #2
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Nuts. Where did you get it from?
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I never knew you sold your previous GS any who that thing is clean bro

How hard is it to register a right hand drive car in NY state?
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nice pickup Puff
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wtf im calling you tomorrow i have to see her in person you bastard i knew you where a tease lol
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After I asked you were you getting another 2gs and the comment you made. I was going to say what your getting a aristo. Nice pick up keep us posted with pics.
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Nuts. Where did you get it from?
The car was ordered from Japan

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I never knew you sold your previous GS any who that thing is clean bro

How hard is it to register a right hand drive car in NY state?
There are a few ways to go about it. I'm weighing the pros and cons of each right now.

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wtf im calling you tomorrow i have to see her in person you bastard i knew you where a tease lol
I told you I wasn't going anywhere lol. You can swing by on Friday. I'll be home. BTW you still owe me a photo shoot lol.

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After I asked you were you getting another 2gs and the comment you made. I was going to say what your getting a aristo. Nice pick up keep us posted with pics.
Yeah I kinda gave it away. I'll have pics of everything that takes place lol
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Can't wait for the modding to begin... Very clean Aristo i must say... Congrats
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Cakafete garcon. What you trying? You doing like you didn't drive RHD on a regular back home. The only two things you have to remember is the turn signal is not the wiper switch and vice versa. The other thing you have to get in the right side of the car to drive it lol. At least you'll have practice before you go down for carnival. Who you rollin with.....
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what does that emblem says on the rear doors? any pictures of those?
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what does that emblem says on the rear doors? any pictures of those?
Vertex Edition, and looks like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEXUS-ARISTO...2b6f19&vxp=mtr

Not my auction, just to show you the picture.
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Cakafete garcon. What you trying? You doing like you didn't drive RHD on a regular back home. The only two things you have to remember is the turn signal is not the wiper switch and vice versa. The other thing you have to get in the right side of the car to drive it lol. At least you'll have practice before you go down for carnival. Who you rollin with.....
Yeah bro it's been a while since I drove a RHD so yeah it feels a little strange. I'm already used to the turn signal and wiper switches being on opposite sides lol.

BTW Scientist just told me he will be in NY in a couple of weeks so it's your turn to visit now .
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