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Old 11-08-2010, 06:03 PM   #641
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no body work on the car, no plate. no nothing. loud *** car riping up and down the road in a neighborhood.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:46 PM   #642
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I think the most important part of the challenge that you didn't include is: don't have a partout thread near/at the end of the build.

Bumper looks good, what diffuser are you going with?
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:06 AM   #643
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just went over the whole build... took me a long time but it was TOTALY worth it..... AMAZING build!!!!! keep up the awesome work!!!! i cant wait to see it finished and drifting the heck out of the turns
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:16 AM   #644
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This thread is starting to look like...[IMG]http://www.bluevsblue.com/storage/HatersBall.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=12701194 03303[IMG]
It really isn't.

Throughout this thread myself and many others have had nothing but nice things to say. And we all still say nothing but praise for the ammount of money/work poured into this.


Problem is, even if its GODLY and makes people **** themselves in awe after a few years people lose interest if its not finished.


Its not like we're hating on him for taking longer than 2 weeks. Its been 2 years.


I understand that it is VERY expensive OP, no doubt there. We're just all antsy to see it in action.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:37 AM   #645
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3 years, lets see how much more crap he bolts on before he drives it on the track.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:00 AM   #646
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I think the most important part of the challenge that you didn't include is: don't have a partout thread near/at the end of the build.

Bumper looks good, what diffuser are you going with?
yeah i cant pretend like i havent thought of parting it out. but im to close to being done to do that. and iv watched alot of my friends do that and it makes me sick.


honestly i dont care if you people loose intrest in my build. im not building it for you. i post it so people can see if they want. personaly, i loose intrest with looking at all the fm2 and begi cars on here. there are only a handfull of original cars on this fourm
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:12 AM   #647
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honestly i dont care if you people loose intrest in my build. im not building it for you.
Good on you. Thats what is important.

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personaly, i loose intrest with looking at all the fm2 and begi cars on here. there are only a handfull of original cars on this fourm
This statement of yours might rile a few...

You do have talent and resources many here do not, and I sure as heck respect and admire those that push the envelope and figure it out for the rest of us. Just be respectful of those that put time and effort into a clean reliable build, even if its building on the lessons learned by others. Custom might be cool, but I would rather spend my money on what we know works. Besides, some here like sleepers.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:39 AM   #648
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Might rile a few, but it's true..

I mean, my car's ok but it's pretty standard fare. I won't be hurt if someone says it isn't that original, because it isn't. It's fun, and that's what most of us are trying to accomplish anyway.

OP's car is sick, and though most of us don't have the means to recreate it, we can drool over it on the internet.
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Double post, sry.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:02 AM   #650
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The fact that 80% of cars here are same are similar is true.

But that REALLY ISN'T a bad thing at all. I've been told at a young age "if it aint broke don't fix it". That advice has helped me tons when dealing with cars and other projects. There's a reason many do the same thing: cause it works.


But hey props to you for being different, its just that much more entertainment for us reading through the thread.

And you're right, the car is for you not for us. So I'll shut up now and try to learn some patience
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:52 PM   #651
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The fact that 80% of cars here are same are similar is true.
Agreed. My point was that every car is special - to its owner. People put a lot of care into thier car and to disparage one because they went the safe (and common) route rather than blazing new trails might chafe on some.

Thats not what I got out of your post btw, I just wanted to clarify.

Your car IS AWESOME, but that doesn't mean everyone elses is "chopped liver."
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:45 AM   #652
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Just read this whole thread like a playboy, it was definitely ****. It's such a great build it's depressing. Almost makes me wanna scrap my project and get an evo IX. **** the cops and the haters, mad props on the build!
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:51 PM   #653
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i dont mean to make it sound like i think every one eles car is choped liver. every miata is awsome, and it is special to the owner. but my car is far from that and it takes alot more thought and time to build and plan out. it just agrivates me when people give me **** for how long its taken, im the one who wants to drive it most. very very bad. but im willing to be paitent to have the car right and not be a pile of **** on the track.

any way

ok, got the driver side fender flair and side skirt mounted today, very tedious and a big pain in the ***, im not to thrilled with the fitment of autokonexion stuff. but oh well. its on. may not look the greatest up close. but good enough for a race car. im sill gonna go back and do some trimming to mke it fit better.
tell me what you think

the flair was made for the stock bumper and wouldnt work with the one i have so i had to cut. im gonna try to smooth the body line out better some how. or do you think its ok?






the fender is just sitting in place
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:05 PM   #654
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most people are saying this is taking long but in reality they are just loving it man. I personally would love to see this baby rolling because it still amazes me what you've done. I could care less if it takes few years to see it flying as long as we get those pics daily :P

for the back you can cut around the fender like the normal flares you see so you dont have to extend it all the way back to the lights.
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the flare i would either blend into the level you have it, or build/modify the peice that came with the kit to get it to fit with the new bumper....

since you are drifting and would like the rear to be able to come off... just blend the rear to the level you have it.... aka trim the bottom line to make it seem to fit better...
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I can not say that it looks so great. I would do some more finish work before I would let any one's comment influence you however.

In saying that however, how in the hell are you going to make the back of the car flow together right. Especially around the tail lights. Something is just not quite right.

You are losing the natural shape of the car with that kit (IMO). I would think that some fender flairs, front splitter, and a wing would look much better, and would be easier and cheaper to fix in the event of an altercation with the wall.

Just trying to give you good input.

Edit: Oops, see you have a deck lid. Forget what I said about a wing.
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perhaps add a little part to complete the fender down on top of the regular bumper and leave a open gap on the bottom?

Something between this

and this
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I think you need to put the bottom part on and make it look more like the car you are styling it after, add a full rear diffuser, or chop the rear bumper apart and glass it together so it flows.

Like this:


Or like this:


Personally I would go for the latter and attach the risers to the fenders.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:01 PM   #659
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see i cut the rear flares, the slick auto car uses a stock rear bumper. that is what the flares were molded for. my bumper woulnt work with them, thats why i cut them, but i im gonna take the cut offs and see if i can fit them to the bumper. i want to keep the car very detachable. so i can pull the pannels off. im not looking to have a show car finish. the body lines dont have to be perfect as long as every thing does its job. i was hoping for a better fit on the parts. i mean if you guys had these parts you would say wtf, i mean they are bad *** looking but the mounting flanges and stuff are way off, so im doing the best that i can. i can sand some stuff down and try and get less gaps and stuff
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(erased question)

Last edited by mx-r; 11-15-2010 at 10:18 PM. Reason: got the answer
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