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Update - November 8th, 2012

I'm going to try to share my experience over the past 2-3 weeks of putting the car together to, journey across the USA to SEMA Las Vegas, to Journey back.

I'll try to go through the journey over next 2-3 days.. And I promise you guys, there will be ton of pics :)

To start, I was waiting for my paint and body guys Jonathan Goolsby and his crew to paint the body so I could start working on the car.

Paint we've chosen was BASF Mercedes AMG Imola Grey Metallic with hint of darker tint.

Here is a picture of the car before and after the shell was painted.





Car at this point had nothing on it except stock suspensions and some old school VOLK wheels to roll the shell around.

More coming when I get some more photos uploaded..
 

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Update - Nov. 9th, 2012

Update continues..

When i first saw the car after paint, I decided to clean up the wheel wells and put a nice new coat of undercarriage paint.

But til then, I also decided to drop the rear subframe and do it right :)



I then taped up the wheel arch and went to town with the paint.



Front after paint..





Rear painted and with new subframe and new diff on.

 

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awesome stuff!
Thank you!

Update... Nov. 18th, 2012

Putting in the Engine and trans..







I've decided to drop the subframe and install the engine by sliding it under and lifting it up and bolting the subframe..







After that, we started it bolting up all the suspensions and brakes..





front





front and rear




front and rear completed.



 

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Update - Nov. 19th, 2012

While Goolsby Customs were working on the panels, I went to pick up the trailer for SEMA in Nashville, TN from a buddy of mine (Thanks Vinnie!).







Love the graphics! :)


Panels were added..
Rear flares, hatch, wing..




Front fenders with with RE Carbon mirrors.



Closer look of the rear flares..



FEED wing and flares.



Feed fender brace



Old school wheels on :)





And time to transport it to my fabricator's shop (Morgan Performance Fabrication).







 

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Update Dec. 6th, 2012

Well, I been busy with other stuff and totally forgot to continue with my sega... not that anyone cares.. Anyhow, here are some more pics and more of previous build progress.

Arriving at MPFab.com







New OEM parts..



Mr. Walker Morgan started to install the goodies..









Turbonetics Inc. GT-K 1050 Turbo








Bracing that I had, refinished and installed.



Figuring out where to mount the reservoirs.


Front bumper on.. and the Rmagic with the covers.. We decided to leave them off..

 

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You have came a long way with the rx7. Looks good. I like the color the most!
 

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Its been awhile... I'm going to update some tonight..

Finishing the body parts..





front done!



Very first shot of the car coming out of MPFab, just before loading on the trailer.





Walker taking a shot of his work.



Car loading in the trailer..





On the Brap Brap Brap trailer :)

 
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