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Old 01-27-2004, 11:16 PM   #1
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Ok so i'm getting all the dents out and getting my car painted. I'm trying to think of some more stuff to do before i paint it. So far i've filled in the bonneville on the front and back bumper, took out my antenna, and figured out how to make an emergency pull cord for my trunk, b/c i'm shaving the key hole. I'm trying to take out my taillights that are connected to the trunk and mold in two circular reverse lights also.
Any more ideas besides shaving the handles?
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I'm curious about the round reverse light idea. But shaving the door handles would look sharp! Are you painting your car another color?
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Smooth the lower body panels out? Maybe do some sort of fiberglass body kit if that'* you're thing. Lotsa options!
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Maybe make some dual exhaust cut outs on the rear bumper and get a single in/dual out performance muffler with some nice dual round exhaust tips!
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fill in the red reflectors on the back bumper. i hate those things on my car
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fill in the red reflectors on the back bumper. i hate those things on my car
I agree!
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The car is definatly going to be black agian. I'm getting base-clear paint for it. I got the idea for the circular reverse light thing from a lexus, except thiers is red.
Yeah i was thinking of filling in the reflectors and most likely will.
The exaust cut out thing is a good idea but i kinda like my muffler i have now and don't really wanna replace it.
The shaved door handles would be sweet as hell but i don't feel like installling poppers cause that just cost'* a bunch. Maybe all but the drivers door wouldn't be that much???
And i was thinking about smoothing out the lower body panels and man, i dunno. That is a sh^t load of time for something so subtle.
I am also trying to find out about side ground effects that are roughly the same length and could fit on a bonnie. Any idea'*?

Great input guys, keep it coming.
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Just get the clear rear tailights for the Lexus IS300.
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Ok so i've been staring at my car quit a bit for the last week and have made some decisions. I'm not gonna do the lexus thing, I just don't think it would look right. I am however thinking about just getting rid of the red portion of the trunk lights and leaving the reverse lenses where they are. I'll have to get rid of the body line above the light though.... The reflectors are gonna go too.
And after seeing $100 shaved door handle kits on ebay, I'm probably gonna get rid of every keyhole and handle on the thing. nice and smooth. Hopefully my friend'* dad will do the welding. The major downfall of this is this means no race track for me. You need handles. :( But!! I work at Macco and can probably get a set of junked doors for free over time.
Also this friday i'm getting the windows tinted to 25% all around black on black on black, i love it.
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I'm confused to what you're doing with the lights on the trunk. So you're just going to have the rectangular reverse lights and smooth out the trunk where the red part of the lights would have been?
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