11-06-05: Been a while since I posted so here is an update. I have some pics of the rear and sides painted but none of the front. About 2 weeks after paint a... Show moren encounter with a deer left the front needing some work, it is back in the shop right now and I won't be putting it back on till next year. I am gonna get that windshield fixed and probably have the whole car resprayed, because there are just too many imperfections in my current paint. So I will post those pics of the rear and sides.
8-22-05: The kit is painted and will be back on the car sometime this week. Looks like blue glass, but the minor imperfections should go away with the wet sand and buff. I also switch back to white LED turn signals as opposed to the dull hyper white bulbs. I'll post pics as soon as I get it on and get it home.
8-14-05: I just stopped by the bodyshop yesterday and we sprayed the primer on. All that is left is to spot putty a couple of spots, sand the primer, and paint her. I'm buying the paint on thursday and we are painting it Friday night/Saturday morning, still undecided. She will be back on the car next week and then we will wet sand in 2 weeks. I switched the so called "hyper white" fog light bulbs back to the hyper yellow. A word of warning, if you have HID's do NOT attempt to use the cheap "hyper white" bulbs for anyhting because it will look dull and faded no matter what you attempt to do. I chose yellow because the color compliments that of the HID's as you can see in the pics below. New pics will be up in a few days when I run by the bodyshop again.
7-28-05: Tomorrow is Saturday, kit is finally coming off for bodywork/paint. Buying some supplies tomorrow and gonna start workin on it. I got my ceramic pads, getting rotors tonight, drums in a few weeks. Still hoping to swap the rear drums for discs. Will update with pics as soon as the kit is done.
6-21-05: Alright...haven't had any money, or time to get anything done, I ordered my new mirrors and got them in, they have the hyper white LED's in them instead of the amber ones. I still got that top secret custom stuff in the works, just haven't had time or money, new job and all it's gonna take some time. I'm supposed to be taking off the kit to do touch up work and paint prep, we are just gonna spray the kit till I decide to do the whole car. Got some minor stuff to do like ceramic brakes with slotted rotors, paint the calipers and drums, stuff like that. Well...that's all for now, no new pics.
5-11-05: Ok, so hyper yellow wasn't that great, I just bought a 6000k HID kit for the headlights, ordered some artic white bulbs for the fogs. No longer painting it orange, sticking with the blue, and back to hyper white turn signals. Kit is back on, fogs are installed, took the crappy coilover sleeves off and put stock springs back on with the tokico struts it rides like a dream. Have some top secret plans for this summer that I am not at liberty to discuss, lets just say that no one has done it to a neon before, so it will be a first. New pics are up, including the new mirrors and the HID's at night, stunning to say the least. Enjoy!
3-1-05: I just got new headlight bulbs, went with a Hyper Yellow to go along with the future orange paint. I put the amber turn signals back in too, cause i figure orange and yellow go together good. I also got my Evo Fog Lamps from JT Autostlye today, they are awesome. The headlight bulbs are really bright, I was surprised considering that they are yellow, like really yellow. Well painting it ASAP and putting the kit back on as soon as the snow stops. i posted a pic of one fog in place, not installed just for a glance at the appearance.
2-13-05: I was going to put the kit back on, adjust the suspension and put the tail lights back on for the spring, but it decided to rain on me today, so I figure I will give everyone an update about what I plan to do these next few months. Next month I plan on reinstalling all the parts, ordering the Evo foglights and installing them. Then the next month I am ordering my paint and the following month I will be ordering my wheels. I've decided to go with a sunset orange metallic paint and gunmetal 17's for the wheels, because I can always get bigger ones when I am sponsored and they cost less :P
10-23-04: Well the whole kit is off, it's all back to stock except the motor and suspension, cause thats just too much work(i just raised it up). I am trying to decide on a paint color, I just thought of doing it Gumby Green (you know the guy made out of play-dough or whatever he was green and stuff). We are going to start reinforcing the bumpers and doing the touch up work to the fiberglass to get it ready for paint this spring, then rims and tires are coming and 8000K HIDs, then I'm done for a while, I need to do some money saving so I can get my own place. More later.
9-30-04: I just went outside, pretty early, and took some pics with the new front installed, the car is also raised for winter in these pics so that is why it looks so high. I will be taking the whole thing off for winter and it will be back on in the spring hopefully with paint.
9-29-04: I just installed the Front bumper and it looks great, some small fitment issues need to be sorted out before paint in the spring. Maybe a little customization to the front end :D
I got one pic but I just got it and its late, so the pic is in the dark. Enjoy!
9-28-04: Just got the Evo 5 front from DHL this morning and I got some pics of it next to the car, will be putting it on probably Saturday. Its gonne be awesome. Pics as soon as she is on. More to come.
9-27-04: I just raised the car up as high as the coilovers go, trying to get an early start on the winterizing. I ordered the front bumper (Evo 5) 2 weeks ago and it should be here soon, this week even. If it comes I'll test fit on Saturday and take pics. I'm taking off all aftermarket exterior parts for winter as this is my daily driver. Also added blue neons under the front seats, and got the exhaust centered. For those of you who live in the Michigan City area, get your auto work done at Apex in MC or Laporte cause they do a great job and are really cool. More coming soon.
9-14-04: I got the Tokico Struts on Friday and installed them on Saturday (the 11th). The ride is definitely improved, but I'm going to raise her up like 2 inches to make the ride even smoother. I also installed a front camber kit as the rear kit didn't fit (gotta send it back). More to come soon, expect a front end by spring as well as a paint job.
9-4-04: I just ordered my Tokico HP Struts and my OBX Camber kit, they will be here by next Friday and on the car Saturday or Sunday. I just hope the ride is less bumpy :D
9-1-04: New Pics finally up. I got the sides and rear fitted and the exhaust is on but needs a little welding to center it. I might be ordering the showoff 3 front bumper as it is currently on clearance, but the only catch is that the shipping costs more than the bumper itself.
8-27-04: I just got my kaminari rear bumper and side skirts. The skirts are on as of today, but the back bumper needs the exhaust to be rerouted to come out of the center, so I may not be able to get it done this weekend as planned. More pics coming soon. Remember this is a work in progress.
New pics after paint, kinda crappy quality
New Day pics
New fog lights
Pics of the Front
New Pic, Front at night
Pic of the new front bumper
Angle pic of the new front
Pic of the back left side
Pic of the back (You can see the exhaust well in this one)
Pic of the back right side
Pic of me(the owner) from Prom...pretty old picture...
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