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  1. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Just checked your photos... it looks good after you repaired it and painted it. Have any pics of the damage on arrival? What was your repair process? Still radio silence for me. Maybe he died of Corona, who knows
  2. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Does the bumper look good or is it shit?
  3. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Still not a word for me. I'm giving up on the X81 front end. Just gonna go back to the USDM hood and fenders.
  4. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Nobody can comment on his Instagram posts, he has comments turned off for a reason.
  5. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Did you like the look of it, or did it end up looking like ass? I would assume the differing body lines probably made it look weird
  6. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Alright, things have happened. Imported GX81 Mark II fenders. Put them on to look at the differences between the X83 fenders. I remember looking at a thread Brian posted in a long time ago explaining how he molded the front of his fenders to fit his chaser corner lights. I plan on doing something similar. I'm gonna chop the front of the Mark II fenders and weld the corner light section onto the back two thirds of my USDM cressida fenders. As you can tell in the pics below, the rear portion of the Mark II fenders don't fit at all. The corner is way off, the body line is way off, and the door hits the edge of the fender. Another thing I didn't anticipate is the Mark II fenders and hood are taller than the X83 hood and fenders. If I use the rear portion of the USDM fenders and the Mark II hood that I'm eventually going to get, from either the russian con-man or the one I'll import, the hood will be taller where it meets the windshield. The body lines aren't gonna work period I don't think. You can't tell very easily in this pic, but there is a height difference in the rear of the hood. I'm thinking my chopping will go something like this: However I do it, it's a pain in the ass. I'm scared to chop shit up after spending too much money importing these damn things. Such is life.
  7. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Can't help it lol. The wheels were bought after my Russian frp fiasco. In other news, I got the Lexus running today after the full teardown and rebuild. Now I can focus on the cressida again
  8. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Yep. I really don't want to go to all the effort of contacting the Russian embassy to try and get my money back. Might not be worth all the headache to put an investigation together
  9. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Yep, let my blunders educate people. That's the only good that can come out of this
  10. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Thanks Zach. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's the conundrum he's in. He did get a bunch of orders placed from people on this site and I'd assume elsewhere, likely his Instagram and Facebook. I just wish he'd communicate more. I'll likely order an OEM hood and fenders any day now. Not interested in busting my ass in the paint booth on the FPR Russian stuff only to have the gelcoat fall apart later. OEM bodywork > everything else
  11. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Ah, that makes sense. Well, I talked to my bank and Paypal. Neither can help me get my money back. Followed Gordo's advice and found a jzx81 hood and fenders on BidJDM for a little over a grand shipped to my door. If I had known about that service before I ordered, I wouldn't have even considered buying from this guy. Might buy the OEM hood and fenders and then try and sell this FRP stuff later, if I ever get it.
  12. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Robaphent, you're just thinking about molding a stock mx83 hood? Why go to all the trouble, just to save weight? I would keep my stock hood, but it doesn't work with the jzx81 lights and grill, hence why I ordered from him.
  13. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    Lol seriously... I will admit, I asked him for a jzx81 hood, which he only produced once quite a while ago. He's produced lots of the fenders though. It's obvious he's producing his products not in the order the orders were placed. Looks like all I can do is wait 🙁
  14. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    I talked to a coworker who makes his own body panels for his oval track car. He used to work for bayliner making fiberglass boat hulls. He said the reason most gelcoat is shit on fenders is because people don't deposit fiberglass bits into the gelcoat with a chopper gun. A middle of the road pneumatic chopper gun is 400 bucks. I figure as long as the general shape of the hood and fenders is good and everything lines up, maybe I can remove or chip off the crappy gelcoat and redo it with a chopper gun. Hell of a lot of work just to make a kit work without it falling apart.
  15. BoristheCat

    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    I appreciate it, thank you. I messaged him through Instagram on December 12th, and emailed him December 19th. No response to either.
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