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Old 09-16-12, 06:26 PM   #31
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Interested, HOW MUCH DID U OAY FOR THE RETRO?
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Old 09-16-12, 07:39 PM   #32
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Here are some pics of the rear stance after the quarters were done but before the bumper and lip kit was put on. This should give you an idea as to how wide the rear is:
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I bought Aristo JZS160 Power Folding mirrors. However I wanted to update the look in order to keep in unison with the whole car. So I bought Mercedes R Class Mirror covers and had Exotics mold in the turn signals puddle lamps.
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Had to do something on the hood except my JP Wing. I decided to buy Rodney's 745Li Hood grille and get it installed in my hood. It was a perfect fit right in front of the windshield washer nozzles.

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Old 09-16-12, 07:58 PM   #33
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Great pics and headlights.. Can u say fender flare lol... Subscribed
Yea something like that lol

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Definitely suscribed, like the direction you're going! Going to be SICK!
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very, very nice. can't wait to see a fellow SBM owner go full out on your build!!
Well not really going to be a fellow SBM owner any longer. Since the car is getting a full respray I decided to go with a different color something that speaks to the SBM heritage but is definitely going to stand out as different. Thank you for weighing in veritek nice to see an official OG liking the work!

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Wow great stuff man, lemme know when your finished. I wanna see the car lol
You'll see it around in shows next season for sure. Where in NY you located?

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looking good!!! did you sell the supremes? i loved the look back then, i actually got a set of them now because i loved how they looked on your car, what did the interior set you back? and gunna tell everyone wheel specs?
Yes the supremes were sold to one of my customers whose air suspension I did on his Nissan 350z. His car took the 11.5" rears with no work needed at all The interior I picked up from a junkyard in Long Island and it set me about right around 1300-1400. I dont remember any longer. Wheel specs I do not know myself. They are 19x10 front with a 5" step lip and 19x12 with 6" Step lip.

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LOL why are you posting old picks LOLOLOLOL. Bring out the big guns!!!!! Don't make me do it LOL.....joke!
Gotta document the build somewhere Lee. I gotta have fun with it after waiting for almost 2 years.

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thank you as well for not doing the rediculous camber, love the black interior, wheels (all brushed sic) are they Kartie?, and the retro looks amazing, i think you should paint the schroud brushed like the wheels. cant wait to see the rest of the pics!!!!!
The headlights are done and I like the chrome it looks good on the car. The wheels are from a company called Kartier Forged out of Florida. Stick around you will love the thread development.

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Interested, HOW MUCH DID U OAY FOR THE RETRO?
The parts I paid quite a chunk for but I believe that the retro set me back right around $500 plus or minus $100 but I don't recall as it was a while ago.
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Old 09-16-12, 08:18 PM   #34
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Good luck with your build. I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 09-16-12, 08:29 PM   #35
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Im loving this build. what bumper/lip kit did you go with?
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Old 09-16-12, 08:52 PM   #36
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Another sick build coming out of NYC .
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Old 09-16-12, 10:24 PM   #37
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vlad, is this the same camera they use to take pics of bigfoot? jesus thats fuzzy. lol

i've known you were doing some major work although i wasn't sure exactly what but is the car DONE and your just now doing the write up on it or is it still being worked on?

also is the JP hood fiberglass like their kits or metal like OEM?
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Old 09-17-12, 02:58 AM   #39
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wow...a lot of time and work is being put in, looking forward to the results
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Old 09-17-12, 08:56 AM   #40
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Looking awesome! Promising build! Can't wait to see it done. What color are you going with?
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Old 09-17-12, 12:07 PM   #41
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Lights look awesome! Rich does great work on retrofits!

That fender work looks insane!

Real nice.. can’t wait to see the finished product.
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Old 09-18-12, 09:06 AM   #42
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Great to see a clublexus OG putting love into the 2GS ALL over again. Great build thread, subscribed, looking forward to updates.
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coming back hard this year vlad.... good to see youre coming around now!!!
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I like what I'm seeing. Can't wait for more updates. Take notes people!
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Old 09-18-12, 03:45 PM   #45
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Wow, I'm seriously impressed. Finally something a little new to my eyes. I've been seeing a lot of similar things lately. But this is seeerrriously sexy.
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