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Old 11-09-2015, 10:10 AM
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The 57motorsports are fairly rare now, i like them!
Mine are Enkei RC-T4's, but they look pretty similar!
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Old 11-16-2015, 04:10 PM
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Powder coater got pretty busy right before my wheels got dropped off.

I should have them Wed or Thurs this week
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:01 AM
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Got the wheels back from powdercoating last night

Should get the rubber on early next week

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Old 11-23-2015, 08:57 AM
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To keep with my mirrors matching wheels theme, I got a custom paint made up to try and match the new wheels as close as possible.

Also decided to match the hella horn covers. Got a 2nd set that didnt work, just so I could pull the covers off. I also pulled the current ones on the car off, and reshot them bright red to match the red wheels/mirrors when I put them back on next summer.

Wet sanded and primered both sets of hella covers
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Both sets got 3 coats of color and 2 coats of clear
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Also wet sanded the AW mirror caps that I got. This is after two light coats of the custom purple
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After all the paint and 3 coats of clear
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Color came out pretty damn close to the powdercoat color. And the fact that they will be 2ish feet apart (wheels/mirrors) I dont think it will be a very noticeable difference. The special clear coat that I got was amazing and really made the paint pop!

Now just waiting for the JDM folding mirrors to come in, then I will get those working and put the purple caps on.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:16 AM
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JDM mirrors and switch arrived yesterday

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Old 12-01-2015, 08:29 AM
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Got the mirrors done and installed late last week.

Used mainly this thread to go by:
http://www.scoobymods.com/showthread...nal-14017.html

There were a couple others I referenced for different options, but that was the most in depth.

Had to gut both the USDM and JDM mirrors to get the internals out (JDM)
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JDM (left) USDM (right)
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Originally was going to de-pin the wires from the plugs, but after only getting a couple, I got frustrated and said screw it
So I snipped the ends and had to re-solder everything together.
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USDM switch (left) vs the JDM (right). Had to dremel out the plastic to make it fit, but looks clean if you take your time.
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Ended up using a couple pins from the JDM harness I didnt need. Used those in the car harness and ran the 2 additional wires from each mirror to the switch. So Everything is as simple as unplugging the one plug inside the door.
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:19 AM
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Also so pics from a short shoot last weekend. Friend said we will have to do it again, the purple was a hard color to shoot haha

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Pic from my cellphone
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dude i can't believe its been so long since the last shoot. I'm down for a purple challenge hehe
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:21 AM
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dude i can't believe its been so long since the last shoot. I'm down for a purple challenge hehe
Im down!

Havnt shot the car since that first time Jermy tried haha.

What you got goin on this Sat? Should be nice weather.
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ping me on the cell. I will be in the area handling some things for my pops but i will see if i can make time
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:29 AM
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Sounds good to me man!
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:12 AM
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Some quick cell phone shots from Sat

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Update time....

Heading up to Tahoe for 4th of July weekend, the car blow the upper radiator hose. Car got towed and dropped off at FW Motors to check everything out.

Paul installed a new upper rad hose and a coolant flush. He told me to keep an eye on it as the head gaskets might be compromised. Sure enough, they're toast.

So looks like its build time... Not sure what exact direction im going to go, ill be talking with both Paul at FW and Travis at Snail.
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:55 AM
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Damn, I was looking through the rest of the thread and didn't see the HG problem That sucks. Good luck with it and looking forward to see what direction you go
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Yaa it happened July 1, so pretty damn recent

Got everything worked out, so hoping in the next 2-3 weeks, the car will be up and running again.

Got a few goodies on order
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