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Old 09-18-12, 04:51 PM   #46
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once done, people will break there necks on the road to catch a glimpse off ur ride
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Old 09-18-12, 10:33 PM   #47
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more pics, loving this build
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Old 09-18-12, 11:09 PM   #48
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liking the hood vent a lot plus the stance.
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Old 09-19-12, 05:40 PM   #49
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Im loving this build. what bumper/lip kit did you go with?
I decided to go with Version select kit. Since I wanted the Wald exe kit and version select was the most similar. However knowing full well that I was going to cut it and chop it I couldnt see the reason to spend 3000+ for the wald so I went with the Version Select.

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Another sick build coming out of NYC .
Thank you sir! Your build is coming along real well!
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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?
Thanks for the observation lol, however how many shops you know that will send you progress pics? Beggars cant be choosers. Those were pics from the shop sent via email. The JP is a hood wing, and it is fiberglass. The Hood is OEM. The body shop is 95% done with the work and the car was brought to me so that is why I decided to post this since I am like 80% complete over all, I need to finish ICE and Interior and some exterior accessories.

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Looking awesome! Promising build! Can't wait to see it done. What color are you going with?
Color that I decided to go with is a blue based on mine with a ton of pearl.

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Lights look awesome! Rich does great work on retrofits!
Yes he does. Unfortunately he is hard to get a hold of nowadays. Must have a ton of work.
That fender work looks insane!

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Real nice.. canít wait to see the finished product.
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coming back hard this year vlad.... good to see youre coming around now!!!
Thanks Tom, I have not left just took a very long time to get everything done.

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I like what I'm seeing. Can't wait for more updates. Take notes people!
LOL, no need to take notes people should do their own thing.
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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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liking the hood vent a lot plus the stance.
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Old 09-19-12, 07:57 PM   #50
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The JP is a hood wing, and it is fiberglass. The Hood is OEM.
i had to go back and look at the pics again, now i see it.... thats a interesting piece. never seen anyone with it,selling it, or trying to buy it. just out of curiosity how much was it?

found a few old threads about it actually

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-s...iler-hood.html
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Old 09-19-12, 09:50 PM   #51
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i had to go back and look at the pics again, now i see it.... thats a interesting piece. never seen anyone with it,selling it, or trying to buy it. just out of curiosity how much was it?

found a few old threads about it actually

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http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-s...d-spoiler.html
LOL I'm in that thread. Dang that was a while ago. I dont remember what I paid for it now but it was definitely less than the $380 that junction is charging now. Here is the link

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I decided to go with Version select kit. Since I wanted the Wald exe kit and version select was the most similar. However knowing full well that I was going to cut it and chop it I couldnt see the reason to spend 3000+ for the wald so I went with the Version Select.
Wow cant wait to see what you decided to do with your kit. I have the same one wanted to customize it but didn't have time when I was putting it on. decided to wait till i resprayed the car to change it up some.
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Old 09-20-12, 09:22 AM   #53
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LOL I'm in that thread. Dang that was a while ago. I dont remember what I paid for it now but it was definitely less than the $380 that junction is charging now. Here is the link

http://www.junction-produce.co.jp/en...300/index.html
yeah i saw you in there. anyways keep it up vlad, cars coming along great. i cant wait to see it all done

i wish i had known you were looking for a Re Audio XXX 12" I'm thinking about getting rid of mine (which was rebuilt shortly ago) for either 2 or 4 Re Audio SE 12's
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Old 09-20-12, 08:54 PM   #54
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yeah i saw you in there. anyways keep it up vlad, cars coming along great. i cant wait to see it all done

i wish i had known you were looking for a Re Audio XXX 12" I'm thinking about getting rid of mine (which was rebuilt shortly ago) for either 2 or 4 Re Audio SE 12's
Thanks Brian! Why do you think that I am looking for a XXX? I've had one sitting in my boy's shop for over a year. Why are you deciding to dump the xxx?
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So as the car was getting closer to completion Daryl had asked me to arrange to get down to the shop so that I can see the work in person and approve it before he started prepping it for paint. So I bought a round trip plane ticket from NYC to Greenville, NC. Left at 6 AM from JFK had a 45 min break in DC and transferred to another plane. Arrived in NC and got picked up by Daryl and driven to the shop. It was one hell of a wake up call when I saw the car in person. Pictures can only do so much. When I saw the car my jaw hit the floor. The work was amazing and it was exactly how I wanted the overall look and presence of the car to be.

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Old 09-20-12, 09:13 PM   #56
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My astonishment didnt stop just there I walked around to the back and saw this:

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I was happy with the way the car was progressing and that it near completion. I spent the next few hours with Daryl going over the rest of the work that needed to be done. After that I went back to the airport for my return flight. Left my house at 5 AM arrived back in NYC at 8PM, it was a tiring day but I was so happy that it didn't matter.

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Wow! Body shop did one hell of a job! I love how the edges on the fenders look factory. Well done sir!
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holy shiet thats what i call BOSS!!!!! wish i could afford a quarter of qhat you put into that beastly BOSS!!!!
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DAMMMMMMNNNNNN!!!! That is some clean body work...can't wait to see the final result.
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Looking at the pix in this thread.... BRB...I believe I have soiled myself.
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