sidepipe87: A few overdue updates

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Post by Liz » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:03 pm

can't wait to see pictures! I like you car alot.. .even more in person!
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:04 pm

:rofl: S'all good. I just know that the regular '03 front looks damn yummy. Plus that SRT bumper is haggard I feel...
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Post by sidepipe87 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:09 pm

Oh it's haggard for sure. Just look at the previous owner! :lol:

Liz - thanks, it really means a lot! I had a guy tell me yesterday that my car was really clean, and no he didn't mean shiny, it was filthy and covered in roadkill. He said it was "well put together" and that made me so fucking happy to hear. I'm glad to know that some people can look past the ricer vinyl stripes and see that I try to tie everything together with a purpose and make my shit look good. When someone notices that and comments on it, I couldn't be happier :smile:
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Post by Liz » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:10 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:Oh it's haggard for sure. Just look at the previous owner! :lol:

Liz - thanks, it really means a lot! I had a guy tell me yesterday that my car was really clean, and no he didn't mean shiny, it was filthy and covered in roadkill. He said it was "well put together" and that made me so fucking happy to hear. I'm glad to know that some people can look past the ricer vinyl stripes and see that I try to tie everything together with a purpose and make my shit look good. When someone notices that and comments on it, I couldn't be happier :smile:
honestly, those stripes are not ricer at all. I love them..
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Post by TheRandom1 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:11 pm

I can't recall if I ever said your stripes were ricer or not. Not a big fan of them, but I do like your car.
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Post by LowNSlow » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:13 pm

I like the non clone version of your car :)
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Post by sidepipe87 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:15 pm

John - It's been non-clone for a while now. Just an old sig :lol:


I know a lot of people aren't a huge fan of them, and I know a lot of people know I'm not always a huge fan of them. Hell, look at Colt's car. I led the brigade to rip them off at Carlisle and I think it looks SOOO much better now. Sometimes I hate them, but sometimes I love them so I can't bring myself to yank them off my car. The black just contrasts against the silver so well. There's so many silver neons with lip kits that I fear if I took them off I'd just slip into the crowd. Brodie is gone now so I can claim the glory for the silvers and cudas :lol:
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Post by LowNSlow » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:16 pm

You know what's funny... I was looking at the pics from the show and I saw your car and at first glance I thought wtf is brodie's car doing there? :P
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Post by LowNSlow » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:20 pm

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Post by TheRandom1 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:21 pm

Nah, Brodie has a mulletmobile now...
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Post by superdan » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:39 am

LowNSlow wrote:You know what's funny... I was looking at the pics from the show and I saw your car and at first glance I thought wtf is brodie's car doing there? :P
perfect reason to lose the cuda's lul
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Post by hul kogan » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:50 am

You will listen to Adam and sell that SRT front.
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Post by heydockyle » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:30 pm

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Post by hul kogan » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:51 pm

heydockyle wrote:I demand painted pvo pictures.
HA.
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Post by Neon4Life » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:22 pm

hul kogan wrote:You will listen to Adam and sell that SRT front.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:15 am

I WILL NOT sell it. evar :smile:
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:36 pm

Hmmm... I do believe I said the same thing.
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Post by hul kogan » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:26 am

sidepipe87 wrote:I WILL NOT sell it. evar :smile:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:15 am

dude... I called the body shop and asked if my shit was ready to pick up since I'm off work today. They said no, we need to buff the hood. It'll be ready tomorrow. WTF. I need this shit back already.
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Post by hul kogan » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:27 am

Lies. They're all lies.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:36 am

I'm bout to go punchasize their faces in.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:05 pm

It took just under a year start to finish to complete this project and the wait was well worth it! Keep in mind, most of that was the school year where no progress was made. It was mainly last summer and this spring/summer. Either way it's done now and I did what I set out to do to begin with: prove that if you invest your time and energy into something you CAN do it yourself with some skill and not have to just hump everyone elses legs who does something legit. I will give a huge shout out to Wiggy though because his how-to actually got me motivated to try this project myself. Yeah, I ended up having the body shop do some finish sanding on it but the brunt of the labor was done by me.

I'm stoked. The trunk (and hood) look great! No weave, no waves, just a couple tiny air bubbles that were my own fault. (tiny pinholes in the filler I missed, that only I will notice).

It ended up being $550 out the door. My dad knows the guy so he gave me a discount and I didn't pay tax. ftw.

Voila!

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Post by SlvrACR » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:21 pm

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That is a sweet lookin trunk man. U did a great job
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:28 pm

I dunno your hood looks a bit wrinkled...
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Post by DOSneons » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:14 pm

TheRandom1 wrote:I dunno your hood looks a bit wrinkled...
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:18 pm

slvracr you cheated :rofl:

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:19 pm

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Post by glasswars » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:19 pm

Looks REAL good! Now..

Car - cudas + moar low = Done!


Curious, why didn't you shave the keyhole?
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:25 pm

Thanks! didn't shave the keyhole because I don't weld, and my dad isn't the best welder and I just didn't ask the body man to do it because I didn't know if he would or not :sad: I figure on silver it doesn't look terrible, so fuggit. I'm already lower than I was before :lol: I'm at 1.5 finger gap in the front and a tight 2 finger gap in the rear. It may come down a little bit more. I wanted it to settle first. It has with the carlisle trip.
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:26 pm

Ooh so sexy. I want an srt Hood but I dont want that gap
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