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Forum: LS400 03-25-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Actually, I meant other car parts but...ok....

Actually, I meant other car parts but...ok. :thumbup:
Forum: LS400 03-24-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Just fine...from 10 feet away everything looks...

Just fine...from 10 feet away everything looks great! Like I said before - it's a 17 year old car so it doesn't have to be perfect for me since I'm into customization not restoration. Sure, I...
Forum: LS400 03-24-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
I think you're right. It was an...

I think you're right. It was an after-thought...unfortunately after the cover was put back on. If it starts bugging me enough I'll pull everything apart again (neighbors must think I'm nuts -...
Forum: LS400 03-23-15, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
I had some chrome mesh material left over from my...

I had some chrome mesh material left over from my grille project so I added a piece on the vent space. I like it for now...we'll see in a few days. Thanks for all the comments.
Forum: LS400 03-23-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Yeah, I thought about that but I'm usually...

Yeah, I thought about that but I'm usually driving in a manner that will push enough air into the remaining vent space. Anyway, I heard the Lexus engineers built this car to run underwater or in...
Forum: LS400 03-23-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
A few shots once everything was back together.

A few shots once everything was back together.
Forum: LS400 03-23-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
After two layers of base then clear. Next, plate...

After two layers of base then clear. Next, plate relocate kit.
Forum: LS400 03-23-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Second layer of filler then primed and ready for...

Second layer of filler then primed and ready for paint.
Forum: LS400 03-23-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
I forgot this shot of the back side. Same as...

I forgot this shot of the back side. Same as last time I made a mesh screen screwed into the rear surface of the cover.
Forum: LS400 03-19-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Got it. Yeah, that's the skid cover or I think...

Got it. Yeah, that's the skid cover or I think Lexus calls it "bottom" or "lower" engine cover? Anyway on the factory bumper cover (the piece I am mod'ing) there are about ten clips along the...
Forum: LS400 03-19-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
You talking about the skid cover? Can you circle...

You talking about the skid cover? Can you circle it in your photo?
Forum: LS400 03-19-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Well, the connection points are unchanged -...

Well, the connection points are unchanged - that's the reason I'm not changing the top row cause that's where the plastic tabs are which connect it to the car's frame. Is that what you meant?
Forum: LS400 03-19-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Then on Sunday evening comes the harsh reality of...

Then on Sunday evening comes the harsh reality of realizing (again) that when your project car is also your daily driver, you sometimes drive to work with no bumper. Should be back on this weekend.
Forum: LS400 03-19-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Layer one...

Layer one...
Forum: LS400 03-19-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Next, got out my old sushi knife and trimmed off...

Next, got out my old sushi knife and trimmed off the excess. Was left with a nice porous surface for soaking up all that body filler which comes next.
Forum: LS400 03-19-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Luckily this time the only cutting I had to do...

Luckily this time the only cutting I had to do was the little plastic vertical "divider pieces" on the vent row I was intending to keep. Then...magic construction foam, it's time to go to work again.
Forum: LS400 03-19-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Hiroshi12
Hiroshi's frankenbumper, pt. 2

Since I still cannot find a replacement bumper cover which meets my style or pricing needs, I decided to continue to modify my factory one.

Remember this? ...
Forum: LS400 03-02-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By Hiroshi12
Ok. You got a link for that tutorial or is it a...

Ok. You got a link for that tutorial or is it a sticky? Thanks.
Forum: LS400 02-23-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Hiroshi12
The only other issue I had (besides the potential...

The only other issue I had (besides the potential show-stopper with the wrong parts) was getting the TB off and on. I removed all the engine plastic, throttle cable, air/vac hoses and all the...
Forum: LS400 02-23-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Hiroshi12
One other thing I'd like to point out for those...

One other thing I'd like to point out for those considering cleaning your MAF sensor is that the correct terminology for the 98 is not MAF, it's "intake air flow meter" (part #22204) and unlike...
Forum: LS400 02-23-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Hiroshi12
Those parts ^^^ were not correct - not even...

Those parts ^^^ were not correct - not even close. I ordered them via Sewell over the phone and they still got it wrong! Luckily (and surprisingly) my local O'reillys had the correct gasket and ECT...
Forum: LS400 02-20-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Hiroshi12
Though I have not had this issue again since the...

Though I have not had this issue again since the first occurrence, I am doing my ECT this weekend. Along with cleaning the TB, MAF and doing a refresh on my K&N. Good times.
Forum: LS430 02-20-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,292
Posted By Hiroshi12
Doing my ECT this weekend. Along with cleaning...

Doing my ECT this weekend. Along with cleaning the TB, MAF and doing a refresh on my K&N. Good times.
Forum: LS400 02-20-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 119,150
Posted By Hiroshi12
Doing my ECT this weekend. Along with cleaning...

Doing my ECT this weekend. Along with cleaning the TB, MAF and doing a refresh on my K&N. Good times.
Forum: LS400 02-20-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By Hiroshi12
Course none of this thread is helpful to those of...

Course none of this thread is helpful to those of us whose '98 came with the factory GPS :sad: Lord help us if that unit goes out. Never mind an Ipod...nothing will work without it. :eek2:
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