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Old 12-17-2011, 02:12 PM   #51
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Installed my painted XM antenna from Lupe at River City Creations and Lighting
Lupe did amazing work and was in contact with me on a constant basis to make sure it met my approval. Check him out if you're in the market for this mod
And if you're worried about the install, GTAHVIT has a great video on youtube and this forum on how to do it without taking out the whole headliner. It seemed daunting at first but once I got going it was very easy. My only advice is have a buddy shine a flashlight for you so you can see what you're doing. Oh, and DEFINITELY wear long sleeves and gloves unless you want to itch from the fiberglass.

Happy modding!
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:17 PM   #52
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Your car is really looking great, keep it up and post more photos when you can!
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:28 PM   #53
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Pinstriping sounds like an awesome idea! I hadn't even thought of that yet! Guess that's another thing to add to the list I think I need another job
Hope Orange Krate is being good to you! Thanks for stopping by!
Nice looking IBM. Love the white accents. Keep posting the updates. I love how you are making this car your creation...
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:06 AM   #54
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Your car is really looking great, keep it up and post more photos when you can!
Will do and congrats on COTW! I love seeing what everyone else is up to in these member journals and then seeing the ones I enjoy reading get COTW

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Nice looking IBM. Love the white accents. Keep posting the updates. I love how you are making this car your creation...
I appreciate that! I've changed my mind a few times on what kind of accents I want, it's good to see that people still find them tasteful Oh, and I love your pinstriping! It really shows well on your ABM.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:00 AM   #55
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:44 AM   #56
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Will do and congrats on COTW! I love seeing what everyone else is up to in these member journals and then seeing the ones I enjoy reading get COTW



I appreciate that! I've changed my mind a few times on what kind of accents I want, it's good to see that people still find them tasteful Oh, and I love your pinstriping! It really shows well on your ABM.
That is what this car thing is all about...changing our minds! Thanks for looking at our thread and thank-you for the compliments. I appreciate it...REALLY....
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:11 PM   #57
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Thanks for that video! Made installing the antenna a lot easier
Did we ever come up with a new date for a big get together?
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:10 PM   #58
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Looks like after the first of the year.

I've got a couple trips I need to take between now and then. But once I'm done we'll set it up.
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:30 PM   #59
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:52 AM   #60
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How the funds for the paint coming along, just got caught up on your build an I'm liking the side hash marks you did.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #61
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How the funds for the paint coming along, just got caught up on your build an I'm liking the side hash marks you did.
Barely coming. I did the hash marks in plasti-dip so I peeled them off a couple weeks later. I'm still working out designs so I haven't committed to anything yet. I definitely plan on using hash marks as the start of it though, I like the aggression they show
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:04 PM   #62
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As of Thursday, Mina is officially one year old! It's hard to believe I've had her for so long already and driven her almost everyday since Right now she sits with...wait for it...16,300 miles (I took a lot of trips). She's a little battered and bruised from run-ins with other jealous cars, but there's no mistaking her when she roars to life in the morning and flies by others on the freeway. I just wanted to take this moment to thank Garber Chevrolet again for helping me into my dream car and to this awesome community for helping me to make her my own.
I've been tossing around a few ideas on what to do next--from interior to exterior to performance--but for now I have to say I'm pretty content. There's no mistaking Mina for any other IBM in Jax, or in the country, and to me that's the most important part of it all

Also! I never got a chance until now to upload this but...thank you Becky from Rodgers Chevrolet! I proudly wear my lapel everytime I go out. Plus, it's a great icebreaker at a bar
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:25 AM   #63
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Working with Ivan at Southwest Speed on some new goodies for Mina
Nothing too special in terms of the amazing cars on here...but good for me! Stay tuned...
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:42 PM   #64
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:51 PM   #65
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Love that Rear Deck Lid and Front Mailslot!! Clean car sir....very nice!!

Psyched to see what's coming for your whip next!!!!!

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:52 PM   #66
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Working with Ivan at Southwest Speed on some new goodies for Mina
Nothing too special in terms of the amazing cars on here...but good for me! Stay tuned...
Thanks for the shout out too!!!

Really appreciate that.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #67
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Of course! Not a problem at all
Can't wait to post some pictures up when it all gets here
Thanks again Ivan, you really made this a great Monday haha!

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:01 PM   #68
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So round one arrived today from...
ZAINO!
Yep, decided Mina needed a little more TLC so I took a dive and got the following:
Bucket/ Grit Guard
Zaino Total Protection Show Car Kit (she might be my DD but she feels like a show girl!)
(http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...roduct_Count=2)

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I won't have time to dress her up until Saturday, so I'll be back to post then
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #69
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Southwest Speed Upgrades Pt. I

Once again big shout out to Ivan @ Southwest Speed, I placed my order Monday and I already have my first package!
So my first package contains...a SLP 160* Thermostat!
I read around on the forum a lot and it seems this is a 50/50 issue. Ted at Jannety Racing gave a great argument but so did Slowhawk...so if either one of you comes across my journal, thanks for taking me in depth to the purpose and abilities of the different thermostats.
I sided with Slowhawk and purchased one. I live in Florida, and although Jacksonville is on it Northern border, it still gets pretty hot and with Mina being my DD, this was a small mod that could only help her in the long run.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #70
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Nice man. Should make for a fun weekend.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #71
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Awesome build thread! Psyched to see what all you have planned for your ride! Can't go wrong with southwest speed..! Coming from a former IBM owner I must say your car looks great!
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:30 PM   #72
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Awesome build thread! Psyched to see what all you have planned for your ride! Can't go wrong with southwest speed..! Coming from a former IBM owner I must say your car looks great!
Thanks! Means a lot coming from a COTW winner
and definitely glad I went with Ivan and Southwest Speed! The customer service is absolutely amazing! (I may or may not have ordered another part today haha!)

On a different note...

Tuesdays are generally pretty bland. Especially with the rainy week we're having in Jacksonville. So, how does Jared spice his week up? By racing the sun and washing and adding another coat of Z-2 Polish of course!
Here's Mina after a Z-approved bath and shine with a a new piece of body art
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #73
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Southwest Speed Upgrades Pt. II !

My next package from Ivan at Southwest Speed arrived today while I was at school...You can imagine how happy I was when I saw THIS!

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My Doug Thorley 1 7/8" Tri-Y long tube headers!

Mina is at the end of her performance list for me, so this was a big leap that I've been searching and waiting to find for awhile. I just couldn't pass up the deal Ivan gave me and to top it all off...I had actually ordered the 1 3/4" first!
I had a last minute change of mind and cringing as I messaged him, I asked if he would bump me up to the larger primary...
For those of you who have not had the lovely pleasure of doing business with him, you're definitely missing out! Ivan called Doug Thorley right away and switched my order up the same day! I hadn't even realized they had shipped them out until I got home and saw them sitting in the garage!

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I have one more package coming, and as hard as it's going to be, I'm going to wait until it ALL gets here and just do one big weekend of fun

Then it'll be goodbye Diablosport and hello Doc at EFI Alchemy! He's the best here in Jacksonville, in fact they just recently were featured for the Camaro on the show Great American Car War! I got to meet Doc last year and I'm really excited to see him wake Mina up!
If you're in Northern Florida and need a great tuner check him out!
http://www.efialchemy.com/index.html

Come on package III !
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Mina is GORGEOUS Jared. You did a really nice job detailing her. The one thing that I was worried about was the white out panel on the back, but it looks much better than I was expecting. Are you planning on painting the taillight bezels white to match? How does the chrome look next to the white and the IBM?
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #75
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Mina is GORGEOUS Jared. You did a really nice job detailing her. The one thing that I was worried about was the white out panel on the back, but it looks much better than I was expecting. Are you planning on painting the taillight bezels white to match? How does the chrome look next to the white and the IBM?
Thank you! Coming from you, it's a huge compliment
I think the chrome looks just fine next to the white. I'm sure it's my preference and all but they don't clash for me. The chrome and the metal flakes in our blue really shine nicely together, and the white is a great contrast in small accents because it's flat. I've toyed with the idea of adding more white to the car, like something on the sides, but I think anything more might be overdoing it.

I actually went through a McDonald's drive thru this morning for an iced coffee and the cashier told me, "You know, I'll be 44 soon. And I just wanted to let you know that before I die...stealing your car is on my bucket list." We both laughed as he told me how much he loved my car and how beautiful it was. Pretty cool guy

Thanks again for stopping by!
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