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Old 01-05-13, 11:24 PM   #106
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very unique... Nicely done
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Old 01-10-13, 03:59 PM   #107
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Looking good Vlad Its G from Exotics. Just wanted to say hey and throw a link up if anyone wants to see other work done here at the shop in NC. Hit up our facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004549380799 If there is anything we can do let us know. Thanks.
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Old 01-10-13, 06:55 PM   #108
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Looking good Vlad Its G from Exotics. Just wanted to say hey and throw a link up if anyone wants to see other work done here at the shop in NC. Hit up our facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004549380799 If there is anything we can do let us know. Thanks.
G, its lee, get back to work.........i need my wheel finished

You and Darrel did a great job..........i'm up next.
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Old 01-18-13, 03:48 PM   #109
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it all looks amazing man but i know u did interior/stereo work.....lets see those pics Vlad. i decided against more of the XXX's im just gonna add another amp to further power it fronts wider (more aggressive pull) than the rear? you know this is RWD Vlad, no slicks up front lol.
I'll probably be posting some interior progress pics in the next week. Im taking some time off of work in order to work on the interior. So gotta be a little patient Brian.

As far as the fronts being wider. They are really close like within a mm or 2 but the reason why they may look more aggressive is due to the overall size of the rear to the front. There is much more material to build up to the arches in the rear than in the front.
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Insane!!!! I love how it turned out!!! I love how the arches were incorporated and flow into the bumpers and rear door. Great attention to detail.
Thank you! That was one of the most important things that needed to be done. I have seen many people that choose not go the route, I knew it was something that would complete the look that I am going for.

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Sweet Jesus on roller skates. It's.....its beautiful :'D
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Now I am seeing this thread and i witnessed the car when it was strip down to skeleton mode on several occasions.

One word Outstanding.
Thank you Mark. I dont think that you really understood when I told you some of my plans. But now you can see I wasnt kidding.

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Wait your car doesn't have a sunroof?
Nope no sunroof, car was configured this way when purchased new by the original owner. Car was bought in LA had all options except navi, heated seats and sunroof. Go figure. I like the lack of sunroof the car feels stiffer.

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Vlad she looks amazing, nice work! and I thought you sold it or something..... Would love to see it in person someday
Thanks Tim! I didnt sell it as you can see the project just took longer than expected. You'll definitely see it once its done.
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Freaking Bad ASS!!! Nice work bro!!! Any magazine spread in the near future?
Thanks. Who knows what the future will bring? But if there is a request I wont say no.

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nicely done....
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Wow, I have not seen you or the car in years Vlad! The car has come a long way and looks great!
Thanks Sean been a long time. How have you been?

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nice results... and where do you plan on driving that work of art? this car must be for car shows. waiting on interior pics and that knock you're about to install.
Interior will take a while to put together but I will be working on it next week. The car is definitely not for car shows, I will be driving this. There is no point for me to have a car that I cannot drive. So you will see it around.

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makeover done right! result came out great dude!!
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That is one sick GS. I love all the other details you added in too.
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very unique... Nicely done
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Looking good Vlad Its G from Exotics. Just wanted to say hey and throw a link up if anyone wants to see other work done here at the shop in NC. Hit up our facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004549380799 If there is anything we can do let us know. Thanks.
Hey G. Thanks for all the great work that Daryl, Wes and you accomplished. Looks like thanks to your facebook page my pics went viral. LOL
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G, its lee, get back to work.........i need my wheel finished

You and Darrel did a great job..........i'm up next.
Lol Lee, jumping in with the quickness!
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Old 01-18-13, 04:42 PM   #110
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Lovin' that color. Headlights look legit too man.
How much did the full interior swap set you back?
I wanna go from tan to black so bad!
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Wow! more pics!
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Old 06-04-14, 05:38 PM   #112
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Been a while since I updated this thread. Too many things going on in life. The car was put on the back burner. Once I found the shop to install the audio they did a horrible job. Interior wise it is still not 100% where I want it to be but at this point I just want it done. I have maybe another 2 to 3 weeks of work left to do. But here are some in progress and teaser pics of the car.

Mocking up the trim rings on the front doors:


Bigger alternator for all of the electrical, DC Power 275 Amps:



Trunk almost complete:



Picked up a LX-Mode Grill (thanks to my friend Al)



Since the lower door pocket was cut out to accommodate a speaker I decided to add lights to the bottom of the door, came out pretty nice:




Decided to do the first ever Foglight HID retrofit. The projectors are morimoto matchbox projectors [bi-xenon/low & high beams], micro eyelid shrouds [chrome], oem housing & clear lenses (thanks to Hidillusionz for the great work):












Some Random pics of the car, yes its dirty :






Some Videos of the car from my instagram:

Rolling:


Audio(all distortion is from mic on my phone):


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Old 06-04-14, 05:41 PM   #113
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great update.. liking those fogs and grill.....
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Old 06-04-14, 08:44 PM   #114
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Very cool... although I believe Sakataj was the first to do a foglight retrofit (on the forums). The rest looks clean though, keep up the awesome work!!
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Old 06-04-14, 10:45 PM   #115
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I have a fog light retro too!!! I got them from kylehardy 6 months ago. heard about theose lexus door lights before, there were like $40 right?
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Old 06-04-14, 11:24 PM   #116
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Your car is looking clean! Sick body work and I love that rolling video of it.
I gotta say though, not a fan of that grill. Looks out of place, maybe if you were to color match some of it it would flow better IMHO.
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Seen car in person, one of a kind type clean!
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I would like to shake your hand sir for such a sexy *** car that looks mean, love the retro fog lights and the retro headlights. I also agree like the fender flare looks better.
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TALK ABOUT A BEFORE AND AFTER OMGGGG
i never see the mica blue fixed up this well!
defiantly making me want to keep my paint oem because its to the point where i need to repaint it anyways. SO INSPIRING =]

for a min i thought you were the vlad with that crazy suby but im sure theres more than one in the world lol
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