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  1. it was a nice to meet jose, ray, and others...sorry for any others i missed, i'm really bad withh names. hopefully ill make it on time the next one around to meet more people and see more cars. i'll also post on clublexus if you guys don't mind, maybe we can get some of them to roll out.
  2. here are my pics from toyotafest also a link to more pics from club lexus. there's a lot of pictures...enjoy http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=353012
  3. can't take credit for the beautiful pics, i didn't take them. just wanted to share from my other board. enjoy
  4. in person that was more like a moose knuckle
  5. pingpong8989

    toyotafest '07 pics

    yeah that x32 is freakin' badass.
  6. http://www.takumiproject.com/ these guys are really cool guys. im not knocking wheel choice in any way, i just used their services for some parts on my jzs147 (1st gen gs300). just wanted to put another source for used jdm wheels for everyone. fyi the sizes are 19x9 +25 and 19x10 +13 :mrgreen:
  7. hope someone from here picks this up http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JDM-CRESSID...1QQcmdZViewithem
  8. i'll be going this is in long beach?
  9. i stumbled across this on ebay. ebay i would buy it, but i don't have an mx83 yet
  10. want the whole front end withh the aero bumper would the radiator support be a problem?
  11. pingpong8989

    i found my twin

    rayray whats the price on that twin? im interested can i get the number...thats if you're not looking to pick it up.
  12. nice pics...all those jdm parts...i just came in my pants
  13. i got this from vwvortex forum here's how i painted my car for about $50, it's actually very easy and the results are amazing. First off, get a can of tremclad real orange (or what ever color u want) in the can, not spray, yes tremclad, it is a acrylic/enamel paint which is very durable. next prep your car as if was any other paint job, fix all the rust, ect....no need to prime the car since the tremclad allready contains elements which allow it to be painted over bare metal. next, after prepping the car get a small 4" professional FOAM rollers, it's tiny and has one end rounded off, and the other cut straight, and is a very high density foam. u also need a jug of mineral spirits to thin the paint. The thing i really like about this is that there's no mess, no tapeing the whole car, just key areas, and u can do it in your garage, since your not spraying there is virtually no dust in the air, just clean your garage first, also it does'nt really smell at all, dries overnight and it super tough paint. also it you decide to paint the car professionally later, just prep and paint, there's no need to strip the tremclad. i have done this to a few cars, and i can say it works amazing, u just have to be paitient. next u thin the paint withh mineral spirits so it just about as thin as water, a little thicker. get out the roller and paint away, don't get the paint shaked when u buy it, enamel is stirred, otherwise you'll have bubbles in the paint for a week!!! after u do 2 coats, wet sand the whole car, then repeat, 2 coats, wetsand, 2 coats wetsand. i painted the charger using a can since your not spraying the car u use all the paint and not spray 50% in the air, use progressivly finer sand paper each time. it's not really that much work, cause u can stop and start any time, u can do just a door, or the hood, ect. do one panel at a time, and don't stop once you start. once your done the final coat, wetsand withh about 1000 grit to a totally smooth finish, and then using a high speed polisher i use a buffing bonnet and turtle wax polishing compound. do the whole car withh this, and i'm telling u, depending on the amount of time and paitence you have, the results are amazing. laugh if you want, but for $50 ($30 for paint, about $20 for rollers, sand paper, ect...) it really looks good. also you can do these steps overnight, paint one evening and by morning u can wet sand. i have personally done alot of painting, mostly single stage acrylic enamel, and i've sprayed several cars in my garage withh really good professional results, just it stinks, it's a real pain to do, easy to make a mistake, messy, and expensive. The tremclad is awesome paint, the "real orange" is an amazing hemi orange, and almost looks like it has some perl in the sun, awesome color right out of the can. I used this technique on my 1974 beetle also, here are the results: http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...0.jpg the car before: http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...5.jpg another after pic: http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...4.jpg here is a car i sprayed (71 beetle, midnight blue metalic): http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...4.jpg here is the car before (71 beetle): http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...1.jpg here's a few pics of the charger done: http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...4.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...9.jpg well that's my 2 cents worth, sorry for the long post. i was borred lol i painted the orange beetle in 1999, and it still looks like the day i painted it, the 71 blue beetle i painted in 2000, and built the car for my dad, i used the same paint on my charger, maybe one day i'll spring for a good paint job, prepping is 90% of the work, stripping the car, sanding, ect.....painting is overrated!!! So if you have TIME, then i'd say go for it, the worst that could happen is that it does'nt turn out and your out $50, but if your paitient, and expriement withh lets say just the trunk pannel and if you like it do the whole car, if not just get it done by someone else for $4000. i don't know about you guys, but i would rather spend the $4000 on other parts like getting the mechanics sorted out and new chrome, cause when u have really nice paint and crappy Thats a write up this guy did...I might test it on my maxima :mrgreen:
  14. dont have paypal...im in for sticker and donation
  15. pingpong8989

    $50 paint job

    sorry toycoma, try this link http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2551599 the pic links seem to work on vwvortex
  16. when your friends tell you to buy a maxima because there are more parts available
  17. when i get a cressida and if the kit is still available, who do i contact? will i still be able to purchase one after the initial 10 are gone?
  18. pingpong8989

    manual ect button?

    oh, i see...my bad