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Old 07-11-2008, 02:34 AM   #1
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Nothing new here but a few new members and the forum owner have asked to see some pics of car and wonder what all has been done. Here'* the specs and a few pics.

The car has a multi layered custom "marbleized" paint job involving the original Cranberry Metallic, Wineberry Candy, Silverflake marbleizing gel, Blood Candy, Clear with Pearlflake (In that order) Each layer had to cured and be wet sanded lightly. After the Silver Marbleizing gel was layed out it was covered with giant heatshrink plasticwrap and heat guns applied to cause it to pucker and create the design. Then the plastic wrap is ripped off taking with it areas of the Silverflake pushed up into the "puckers" and air guns used to swirl the still semi gel paint. Then the subsequent layers added. The car was then wet sanded again and then hand buffed out with 3 subsequently finer buffing compound grits. The entire process took over 2 weeks with 1-3 guys working on it full shifts.

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The car sits on Airbag/struts in the front and air bags in the rear, powered by a chrome air tank and twin ViAir 12V compressors in the trunk. An 8 solenoid valve air manifold controlled by a computer powered minaturized remote switch box allows you to adjust all 4 corners indepently and monitored by a digital pressure gauge mounted in an air conditioner duct. The car can go from sitting on its tires to jacked 2 feet in the air on the fly.

The rear airbags arent in this parts photo.
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Front airstruts mounted
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Rear airbags mounted
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Remote switchbox, Red marbelized
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Digital Air Pressures Gauge
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The car has been Nitrous Powered with a TPS controlled 75-150HP Zex Wet System, with red laser lit full and machine gun purge
Also a Street Glow 8 color, 96 pattern, 4 sticks underbody kit
Allied Technologies 18"chrome wheels
The sound was made a little bigger with an Alpine 350 watt SubAmp and a 10 inch square Kicker SubWoofer mounted in the rear window shelf using the whole trunk as a sound cabinet that rattles the glass.
Hope you like it.
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Picture 2 tells the story. Dumped!

Very nice.

The paint is amazing as well. Did you do any of the work yourself?
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Thanks, yes I did the Nitrous, Sound, and Lightkit myself. And my hands in the suspension job as well. The paint and suspension were done by a good friend in the Customizing business. He doesnt allow any outside "help" with painting. Its his trademark. His work is all over the EastCoast Show Circuit and his showroom stacked with trophies, awards, and autographed pics of his work.
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Car looks great! I cant believe how great the paint turned out. I bet its 100 times better in person
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Looks great 'bagged!
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i always loved that paint
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nice looking ride man
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Really Hot, love the mods and would like to see this ride in person some day.
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WOW. that'* Sweet! yer profile says PA and U have NY Plates.. U live in the Scranton area? Work in NY? Im just outside Harrisburg. I'd love to see yer baby in person some time.
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I live 55 miles northwest of Scranton and and just below the NY border. Moved here from Binghamton, NY in 2002, but still have property there. The cars, truck, boat, and trailers have made me slow to switch over the Titles, Plates, and Insurance. My house here is on a lake full of NY seasonal residents so it doesnt the NY plates dont get noticed. Just might get it all done this year. Or not.
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