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An Exotic Adventure,..the Rebirth of Choptop #4 ! by exoticse
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Thanks. Dean is doing an amazing job.

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The hips added to the wide body looks rrreeaallly good. Very nice, might have to rob the RX8 mirror mod looks great on the pics I have seen would you be terribly offended if it they were on one more car. I was in Orlando last month damn you guys have good weather 85 and sunny for 7 days I was there woke to 25 today
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Thanks. Dean is doing an amazing job.



Dude, we need more pics. This pic is older than the previous ones for the nose arrow isn't glassed in. Take some side, rear, and close pics of the area.
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Curly,

I do believe that the nose in that pic is our fiberglass nose. The other pic I believe is just a stock bumper and they decided to buy a fiberglass one instead so they can mod it easier.
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at this time we are working the hips and the doors. it takes time to get things right.
I will be posting up more pics very soon. from the back the car looks fantastic. low, wide and nasty .
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Curly,

I do believe that the nose in that pic is our fiberglass nose. The other pic I believe is just a stock bumper and they decided to buy a fiberglass one instead so they can mod it easier.


You know I like viewing the details and in the other pic it appears that it was your nose that was glassed in near the arrow point, but I could be wrong.


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at this time we are working the hips and the doors. it takes time to get things right.
I will be posting up more pics very soon. from the back the car looks fantastic. low, wide and nasty .
D.


If possible (with Tony's permission) can you please bolt-on your 19/20 on one side...please. There's no need to view a wide rear with baby wheels on the back, right? This thread is like viewing Leroy's #013 w/o wheels. Even Leroy couldn't stand looking at his chopper with baby wheels. This thread is somewhat different than what I normally do things. I get the wheels first and then work my way back. IMHO wheels are the main objective when setting the "tone" for building a car, followed by the engine, and then body kit.

Forgive me for being blunt, but we're just adding the MadArch kit here, certainly nothing ground breaking in that process. I'm digging the hip movement and all-and that's really cool and would love to see close-ups and angles of the modifications, but other than-that lets see some mirror action. I understand the need to keep what's "secret" under wraps-and that's cool.

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In this case it was more of an opportunity than normal planning.

The car was already there for the engine swap, and no other mods were planned at the moment, but the opening arose to add the body kit immediately so the opportunity was seized.
Waiting around for wheels WAS NOT an option, especially the wheels that i want.

Sure i could get a run of the mill set of wheels that everybody gets (about $3 to 4 hundred each) and call it a day, but we both know that is not the goal.

Getting wheels first is defiantly the right way to go, but it is not always an available option, and in this case not gonna happen.
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In this case it was more of an opportunity than normal planning.

The car was already there for the engine swap, and no other mods were planned at the moment, but the opening arose to add the body kit immediately so the opportunity was seized.
Waiting around for wheels WAS NOT an option, especially the wheels that i want.

Sure i could get a run of the mill set of wheels that everybody gets (about $3 to 4 hundred each) and call it a day, but we both know that is not the goal.

Getting wheels first is defiantly the right way to go, but it is not always an available option, and in this case not gonna happen.


Good deal looks good and you know the car is in good hands. Dean puts out some nice cars. Looking at the RX8 mirrors and wondering are they extra wide or just a good fit for the chop?
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I'm looking at one of Archie's wide body kits and was wondering what type of wheels people are using? What width and tire diameter?

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I'm looking at one of Archie's wide body kits and was wondering what type of wheels people are using? What width and tire diameter?


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Tony what a project. I had know idea you had fallen in love..............car. Hay I'm a car guy. Ok I'll give it up for your lovely lady. Congrads to both of you and the best in the world. I'll be watching to see the next pictures and the rest of the story. Jon Watts

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Hey Tony. Any updates on the chopper??
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Been busy relocating to the other side of town into a new home, so i don't know.

I need to check with Dean. My internet is still not hooked up so i am really out of the loop.
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It's a girl !!

My wife and i found out the sex of our first child yesterday.

Can't stop smiling.

Josie will be here in 4 months !!

Meanwhile as far as #4...Dean is expecting to continue the body work this week. Still pondering a few decklid and rear bumper mods.

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Congrats man
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Congrats man


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X3 . Great news Tony!
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Congratulations!!

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Originally posted by whodeanie:
11-12-2011 08:05 AM
at this time we are working the hips and the doors. it takes time to get things right.
I will be posting up more pics very soon. from the back the car looks fantastic. low, wide and nasty .
D.


pictures ?
It has been almost a month D. stated he will post pictures "soon".....


Congratulations about the baby

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pictures ?
It has been almost a month D. stated he will post pictures "soon".....


Congratulations about the baby



Thanks Lamb.

Your car is coming along very nicely itself ! Can't wait till we can bring them both to the meetings !


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Congrats Tony,
However......since you're having a girl, you better make LOTS of cash....daddy's seem to spend themselves broke on their girls...I KNOW!!!
congrats to both of you...
oh yea, the car is looking great too!!
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It's a girl !!

My wife and i found out the sex of our first child yesterday.



Can't stop smiling.

Josie will be here in 4 months !!

Meanwhile as far as #4...Dean is expecting to continue the body work this week. Still pondering a few decklid and rear bumper mods.



Congratulations! You better go ahead and spend as much money on #4 as possible in the next 4 months. Once your daughter gets here, your life has changed forever!
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Talked to Dean yesterday.

His shop is turning into a 3800SC haven with 8 to 9 engine swaps in various stages of completion at this point.

What that being said #4 and a couple of other bodywork projects are currently getting love on the weekends when Dean has time. All is on schedule for Daytona.
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Talked to Dean yesterday.

What that being said #4 and a couple of other bodywork projects are currently getting love on the weekends when Dean has time. All is on schedule for Daytona.




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Been looking at several sets of Daytime running lights, and thanks to Car-lo i found some really inexpensive, good looking ones. Reviews say brighter than OEM.









Thanks John !

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The cherries on top.

Not yet, but soon. 19/20 combo with fat lips.





Dean taking measurements to get the perfect fit to order.

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Nice wheels.
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The cherries on top.

Not yet, but soon. 19/20 combo with fat lips. Dean taking measurements to get the perfect fit to order.



You better get on it for you have less than three months before the party is officially over. From what I heard on the Lambo forum it will take IForged about 6-8 weeks to build. Make sure you get the measurements right or it'll be much longer.
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Deliveryman dropped off a nice present today !





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Tony. You have a serious Pm.

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"Friends don't let their friends drive stock."

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Deliveryman dropped off a nice present today !



Why two sets of lights, is one set a spare ?
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Why two sets of lights, is one set a spare ?



Good eye,..hehehe. yes the second set is a backup.

In fact they were such an amazing price i was thinking about getting one more, just in case or for a future project.
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What's the dimensions of those lights? Wondering if it'll fit the Fi512 nose.

Wait, are those 3-wire turn signals? Must have turn signals.

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I need to look at were you got those and see if they have side marker lights also.
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