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Old 11-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #18
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Just added a set of VDI vertical door hinges to the mix!!
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #19
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I really like the thought of several carbon fiber pieces on the car as long as I don't go overboard with changing everything back to fiber. With a months long waiting list I ordered a carbon fiber Anvil spoiler today. Any thoughts on what other exterior accent pierces would compliment it well without going overboard on the exterior? I do think t can't be the only piece of carbon fiber on the outside I'm just not sure yet what else to do.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:04 PM   #20
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well...my car has been stored for three or four weeks and I thought I could do it. I don't want nor will I drive it thru the winter, however I have decided when I get the right day of weather I am moving it back to my home garage. At least I can get started on some of my planned mods working on it in the garage in my spare time.

Once its moved... I will get started with the Technostalgia tail lights first. Today I ordered some light tint for the tail lights and will see how I like it for a while in the spring before I decide on permanently tinting them. I also ordered the same tint for the reverse lights.

My AAC ghosted side markers will also be here this week, so those will go on as well as soon as I move the car back.

Also ready by the time I get it moved back will be the reverse hood setup and the VDI vertical doors. I will tackle the hood project myself and make arrangements (again based on weather) to have the VDI kit installed.

I ordered a rear blackout graphics set and intend to paint the rear bow-tie Victory Red when that's complete.

Maureen at Rodgers will be getting me a color matched heritage grill with NO bow-tie, etc.

Ordered RGB halos for the headlights, strips for the grill, and interior RGB floor well strips. I will also pickup a white led bar for the mail slot when they are back in stock.

Ordering a set of ACS T3/S composite ports with the 3 led light pods each to be painted Victory Red (or I may leave black I'm not sure yet) as well and installed. My intent is that the lights in the ports and the white led bar will all be my DRL's and the halos, grill, etc. will all be via a remote.

Lastly working with Ivan on a custom set of red gauge faces.

In the spirit of my passion for this car I gave the project a theme or name...Scorpion or Rise of the Scorpion for fun!

Sorry for the long update and thanks to those of you who have showed interest. I just wish I didn't have to deal with winter as I really want to be outside in the sun getting my hands dirty.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #21
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #22
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Nice job!
Thanks! Good looking car there in your signature! Looks very familiar!

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #23
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Finalized details with Andy over at Livernois today on the Engine build up! I can't wait. I will schedule with them near the end of the month to have the car picked up! Couple weeks later I should have the beast back!

I switched the Whipple over to the polished version as well as added gauges, etc.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #24
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I would suggest going away from the reverse hood. You will thank me later on this one. The kit is flimsy and causes integrity issues with hood. You have to guide the hood down with each closing or you could destroy your fenders. While the hood is up you can actually wobble the hood from side to side. It the flemsy shocks they provide that cause the issue. Plus many who own have issue with passenger side closing correctly with hood lines. My fenders had to be modified to allow closer lines. As stated several others have had similiar issues.

Also to note...Will not work well with after market hoods unless revolution in style.

It does look great at shows, but just know the above. When I take anywhere Ie oil changes or dealer always list instructions on what to do or stay with the car. Other wise taking the chance of dinging up fenders.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:09 PM   #25
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As for black on the outside...I did stripe down along with Black Carbon Fiber mirrors. Less than 15 of these mirrors in production. Black Gills also

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Old 12-18-2013, 04:25 PM   #26
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Well today I made the deposit on my engine build up and the process to order parts has begun at Livernois. Simply waiting on parts and then scheduling!!! I could not be more excited.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:54 AM   #27
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Rendering of the custom gauge faces I ordered from Southwest Speed!
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #28
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Very cool!
Ivan's awesome to work with also.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:58 PM   #29
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Got the car moved from storage today to my home garage! Got about an hour start on the reverse hood install and so far so good. While I was under the hood I installed a set of flat black strut tower covers by user CFD! Much nicer look IMO!!
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:20 PM   #30
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Got the reverse hood kit installed today! Very impressed with the kit and install was a breeze once I got the right tool to get the OEM hinge bolts out. Toughest part is getting the body lines back lined up!
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:50 PM   #31
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This OEM rear deck lid liner is going to get tackled tomorrow. I'm going to replace it with an ACS liner finished in Hydrocarbon with dual LED's that will light up a custom emblem that Roger at Emblem Pros is working on for me in line with my Scorpion theme.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:30 PM   #32
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Got the trunk lid liner done tonight. Installed the ACS Composite trunk lid liner finished in hydrocarbon with the dual LED light pods. Very well made piece with a flawless finish! Topped it off by replacing the OEM trunk light bulb with a 12 LED replacement from Diode Dynamics!
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:32 PM   #33
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Got the license plate bulbs switched to LED today as well as the map light inside since we are stuck inside due to the snow storm from hell anyway.

I also got the preview drawing of my custom emblems from Roger over at Emblem Pros!!! These will be on each fender as well as inside the rear trunk lid on the new carbon fiber insert so the LED pods shine on it when the trunk is open. Main color will be flat black and the patterned background is carbon fiber.

This same scorpion will be embroidered into the headrests and the arm rest soon in RED.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:10 PM   #34
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Call me a sucker but I'm tinting a set of Technostalgia tail lights and starting the install. While I suspect I will, I really hope with all the horror stories that I don't regret it......yes I've hung on to my receipt.


EDIT: Install went easy and no problem with the lights out of the box. Car sits on trickle charger thru winter and longer periods of sitting so battery problems typically associated with these lights is a non issue. I just have to wire the RP100 remote switch for show mode and it will be done. Not going to post pics and just about everyone in the world has seen these lights with and without them being tinted.

Eric

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