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  • Winter '06-'07 projects

    About 98% done... still waiting on the remaining center strip for the front bumper, some misc. clips to hold on C-pillar trim and trim across the top of the roof. Splitter is getting PC'd then the evo 2 lip & aluminum splitter will go back on.

    Car got a complete repaint this winter in Diamond Black.
    Also added Schroth harnesses, and a VSR roll-bar in order to make it safe to ride in the Recaro shells.


























    I would first and foremost like to thank my father, Mario, for building me this amazing car with a brand new engine, taking the time to teach me all he has over the past 23 years, as well as guiding me and helping me through all my automotive projects.

    Also, in no particular order I'd like the thank the following people who helped make this whole final outcome possible.

    Duncan B.
    Willy L.
    Rob S.
    Will H.
    Mick D.
    Ted A.
    Magnus
    Jay F.
    Eric H.
    Andy L.
    Roy W.
    Don McA.


    Once everything is fully assembled, I will take some "picturesque" photos. Only remaining items are an exhaust system and track time this summer.
    Chris L.

    Spray paint and tire shine doesn't equate to a "restoration!"

  • #2
    Fantastic. What Recaro model are those?
    1988 M3
    2012 335is
    1993 Civic Si

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    • #3
      Profi-SPG on Recaro side mounts & sliders, bolted to VAC plates.
      Chris L.

      Spray paint and tire shine doesn't equate to a "restoration!"

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      • #4
        Chris, your car is frickin' awesome!!!

        What suspension are you running, and what size tires?

        How regularly do you drive your car? How are the shell seats, when driven regularly?
        -AJ

        -'88 Henna Red-

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        • #5
          Wow, Chris, that looks great! Nice Job!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Low Level View Post
            Chris, your car is frickin' awesome!!!
            Thank you AJ!

            Originally posted by Low Level View Post
            What suspension are you running, and what size tires?
            Eibach Comp race springs
            Bilstein sports
            215/40/17

            Originally posted by Low Level View Post
            How regularly do you drive your car? How are the shell seats, when driven regularly?
            Almost every day.
            It's a bit cumbersome to get in and out at first. However I've learned to put my right foot in, right hand on far side of seat, left hand on close side of seat and "lever" myself over the seat until I can drop straight in. I don't mind it. The harnesses take ~1 minute to attach fully once you get in the seat.

            I have to say, I love the seats, and having sat in parked highway traffic for 2 hours in these seats, my back hurt LESS than when I would sit in the stock sport seats for extended periods of time.

            -C
            Chris L.

            Spray paint and tire shine doesn't equate to a "restoration!"

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            • #7
              Eibach Comp's, huh? Bet it handles like a frickin' housefly - shame those Comp's are NLA.

              Any issues getting the 215-width tires mounted on 8"-wide rims?

              Love the look - nice paint - great wheels - interior = awesome - just love it.
              -AJ

              -'88 Henna Red-

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Low Level View Post
                Eibach Comp's, huh? Bet it handles like a frickin' housefly - shame those Comp's are NLA.

                Any issues getting the 215-width tires mounted on 8"-wide rims?

                Love the look - nice paint - great wheels - interior = awesome - just love it.
                215's have a tiny bit of stretch but nothing bad. I would have rather ordered 225's, but I was originally going to order 2 to replace two bad ones, ended up ordering 4. Whoops!
                Last edited by UNHCLL; 05-05-2007, 02:10 PM.
                Chris L.

                Spray paint and tire shine doesn't equate to a "restoration!"

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                • #9
                  how come you didnt thank me?








                  for being an asshole?



                  Looks great tho....but you need to clean your wheels.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ADA///M View Post
                    how come you didnt thank me?








                    for being an asshole?



                    Looks great tho....but you need to clean your wheels.
                    :ha:

                    The wheels are 2 different finishes... Bronze/Motorsport on the passenger side, polished/clearcoated on the driver side. There is some paint damage from brake dust, I haven't decided which style I like more.

                    I also have 2 other wheel options:
                    17x8/17x8.5 OZ 3-piece 5 spoke
                    16x8 e28 M5 wheels

                    :huh:
                    Chris L.

                    Spray paint and tire shine doesn't equate to a "restoration!"

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                    • #11
                      If you don't mind me asking.... What did that paint job set you back?
                      David
                      Redwood City, CA

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                      • #12
                        Can't say... not because I don't want to, but because it wasn't simply handed over to a paint shop.

                        It was done by our painter, and I also put ~60 hours of labor into the car ontop of the painters 75 hours... and I wasn't billed "shop rate".
                        Chris L.

                        Spray paint and tire shine doesn't equate to a "restoration!"

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                        • #13
                          16x8 M5 wheels would set that car off nicely

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                          • #14
                            amazing Chris! I like your interior...do you have the euro version? Ogi
                            :burn:RED DRAGON

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                            • #15
                              Looks awesome dude!

                              The other day your dad was telling me how the car is getting so nice that the chance of it seeing track time is getting less and less



                              - Tire is the other control arm bushing.

                              zhpregistry.net

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