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Old 01-28-2017, 10:29 PM
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Test fit or are they going to paint the parts on the car?
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:52 PM
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Test fit at this point. Thats pretty much the only thing that lines up from usdm. A lot of other parts have to be lined up based on the fender. The panels will be going on and off several times before they get the final primer/paint/clearcoat and they go on for good.
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:12 AM
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Another update tonight: aligning the hood, headlights, and fenders. Placing custom mounting brackets and rad support. Aligning the hood hinges is the most difficult part. Bumper may go on for the first test fit tomorrow.














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Old 02-06-2017, 02:49 PM
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Lol! Asked him for another update. Last i heard he is aligning the rest of the rad support and test fitting the front bumper cover.
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:42 PM
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Panels are aligned and bumper fits on! The rad support needs to be adjusted still though
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:40 PM
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Panels are aligned and bumper fits on! The rad support needs to be adjusted still though

Awesome mannnnnn. Can't wait to see it all done.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:06 AM
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Thanks, me neither. Hope to see you at fresno this year
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:33 AM
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Following for reference. Looks like you've got a good handle on this.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:09 AM
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I hope it helps if you ever plan to do this. I am not personally doing the work as its way beyond my capabilities in many ways. I trust the guy thats been doing this as this is his third GE, one of his previous being the AJ racing fit. I havent heard from him in a little while but ill shoot him a request for update this weekend if i dont here from him first.

I expect it to be ready by the end of the month and should be back in vancouver to pick it up in early march.
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I'll be tackling this project as soon as my container gets here, that air freight is too baller for my wallet. I was able to source everything as salvage yard parts and I'll be doing the fabrication work myself. Any pictures of the added hangers and brackets sure are helpful. They've got a great start on yours for sure.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:19 PM
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Nice! Feel free to post your progress here. I would love to see it and how it turns out
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:12 AM
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Car is just awaiting paint and then final reassembly!
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:14 AM
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Thats some update! Look forward to completion....then you gotta cram that air suspension and retrofits in there ASAP. =)
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:34 AM
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Yep! I miiight be able to get it on march 2-3, should be home march 5-6. So ill have 11-12 days to install the retrofit, finish the mugen lip, custom plates, RS emblems, and finally the air suspension.

I leave for the fresno meet on the 17th or 18th. Hope to be ready.

Im gunna be busy as hell. Luckily ill have a helping hand or two.
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Old 02-20-2017, 03:04 PM
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Paint is very likely to be done at the end of the week!
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:01 PM
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The adventure continues... Pick up confirmed for march 3. However, the pallet that had the mugen lip and grille is currently missing. As far as i know its passed through customs and it was lost on this side of the ocean.

Im strongly considering paying air freight on the replacement mugen parts if need be.
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The adventure continues... Pick up confirmed for march 3. However, the pallet that had the mugen lip and grille is currently missing. As far as i know its passed through customs and it was lost on this side of the ocean.

Im strongly considering paying air freight on the replacement mugen parts if need be.



Dude I hope it shows up asap! How does one misplace a pallet?

Guessing unless it shows up or you order another, you wont have a center grill?
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:40 PM
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Yeah thats right. So i will find out more tomorrow whether the pallet is really lost or not. But in the meantime, AJ has already contacted japanese suppliers for air freight replacements.
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