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Shigexile
First i wanna say thank you to Martin (Malpaso) for his support. I had plans of doing this before but never had the funding and a problem with the seller in UK for a long time. And then Martin completed his SS-Four bumper and by looking at his pictures, it solved all the probems i initially had. tongue.gif Thank you Martin, you the man!

So i finally got the bumper from UK after many complaining and off i go to the body shop where i used to work during the summer






I got paint and body stuff for a cheap price since i was their best prep guy they had biggrin.gif

For some reason, the grill didn't lineup perfectly... but not noticeable

The things i still need to do (exterior wise):
1. Paint the bumper "teeth" back to black
2. Paint my UK splitters silver
3. Exchange the high beams seal because i "accidentally" painted over them
4. Put the rear ss-III splitters on after paint
5. Getting my rims in about a month or so (and tires)









Do you think i should paint the bumper "teeth" back to black? I'm kinda getting used to it being painted...

C&C welcomed
whatthe
Gorgeous , is that a stock celica colour? it looks amazing, ss-four all the way !! Your photography skills are amazing too !! The teeth i dont know, i think it will look good either way, tho i do like your foggies yellow, gives it a massive jdm feel. What rims are you planning on going for?
trdproven
That looks killer, I always wondered when somebody would do it with the preface. Why don't you get the teeth covers. It'll look much cleaner. what about putting the little rectangular vents towards the bottom of the front grill in between the mouth and the grill. Good job though, much props
azian_advanced
that looks great.. i like how it still maintains the curvy elements of the celica, not as aggressive as the gt-four but looks more serious just with a modest face. i'd keep the front splitters black..
whatthe
Yeh keep the eurou splitters black, I like how you relocated the license pate. Did you do some modding on the front bumper too the area along the bumper repeaters to where the stock license plate seems alot more flatened...
808celica
damn that hella sexy.. smily face with an angry look laugh.gif
Random_Stranger
That is sexy as hell! I see another unique master like Malpaso here! That is so damn sexy! Only addition I can think of is making maybe a custom grill and taking out those middle pegs? But even with, it looks really good. I am really liking what I see.




Nevermind I see it is already pretty much done! I love it!
malpaso
Wow... I must say that is amazing work. I'm glad I had chance to help. It looks so different! And you are right it looks good as it is. In this picture looks simply unbelievable:



Definitely agree with painting those Euro splitters silver. But I'm not sure about "teeth". It looks really good this way...

btw.: what about clear front turns and fender lights? (sorry I do not know how you call those outline amber lights in US smile.gif)
vincent_doggy
Paint the fender as well...
playr158
looks really nice, I think I side with Malpaso on the leaving the "teeth" silver.
bumper to fender needs to be blended, looks like the silver shades are off.
Culpable04
Looks great !

I'm waiting for better weather to have something like this done to my celi.

Excellent work.
Shigexile
Thank you everyone for such nice comments biggrin.gif

whatthe: Yeah, its the stock silver. I did clay bar my car prior to taking these pictures. Plus the lights in the garage brings out a little blue tint to it. And about the rims I am getting a set of ADVAN RCII 17x7.5J +35 in silver. The flatened out bumper in the front is explained below wink.gif



trdproven: The rectangular holes was the main part of the st204 bumper that was throwing off the alignment so that is why i had to eliminate that part.
Actullay trdproven, i used your picture to make a photoshop image of this concept lol thanks, you had the UK splitters with preface, side skirt, 17in rims and the exact angle i was looking for.



malpaso: i couldn't of done it without you! The front turn signals, i want to keep them amber so it will look more stock (plus finding clear bumper lights are hard for the preface celica) but i might consider the fender lights wink.gif

vincent_doggy & playr158: Yeah i have like 3 to 4 shades of silver on my car right now as well as 2 different vin numbers BUT i am planning to go BLACK or a LEXUS SILVER in couple years so till then this will do
Defgeph
nice work. Who need body kits these days ? Keep it up thumbsup.gif
manphibian
Woah Shig, that looks amazing!

You've done a great job, i love it! thumbsup.gif

will look even better with the painted splitters smile.gif
Promasta
those wheels are super hot
zero07
Sick job I love the bumper! Car looks good cant wait to see it with rims!

trdproven
Shig, you made my car look good, why couldn't you photoshop it into real life. JJ. Im gonna use that pic and tell my friends thats my car now. haha I was about to say those rims look like mine until i looked at the background. But indeed the grill and the hood makes a huge difference - changes the look entirely, you put the preface bumper to good use.
Shigexile
QUOTE (Defgeph @ Feb 11, 2009 - 12:40 PM) *
nice work. Who need body kits these days ? Keep it up thumbsup.gif

i know right lol. Good thing i didn't invest in a body kit. This is so much sweeter and unique.


QUOTE (manphibian @ Feb 11, 2009 - 12:43 PM) *
Woah Shig, that looks amazing!

You've done a great job, i love it! thumbsup.gif

will look even better with the painted splitters smile.gif

Thanks luke! Yeah i think i should paint the splitters too but there are some ppl saying to keep it black. I'm considering both right now. We'll see we'll see... leaning towards painting them like you said


QUOTE (Promasta @ Feb 11, 2009 - 1:18 PM) *
those wheels are super hot

Can't go wrong with ADVANS thumbsup.gif


QUOTE (zero07 @ Feb 11, 2009 - 2:22 PM) *
Sick job I love the bumper! Car looks good cant wait to see it with rims!

Me neither biggrin.gif


QUOTE (trdproven @ Feb 11, 2009 - 3:37 PM) *
Shig, you made my car look good, why couldn't you photoshop it into real life. JJ. Im gonna use that pic and tell my friends thats my car now. haha I was about to say those rims look like mine until i looked at the background. But indeed the grill and the hood makes a huge difference - changes the look entirely, you put the preface bumper to good use.

Your car is already really great wink.gif One of cleanest ones out there. There was something about it that attracted me to your car.
spolski07
you know at first i didnt know what to expect but my god, this looks amazing!
trdproven
I say paint the splitters shig because its not like its a lip they are seperated, plus when I painted mine because I ran it black for a lil bit, it looked more better, it becomes part of the car.
Shigexile
yeah, i decided to paint them because like you see in the picture, you can't see them enough to notice them. If it was silver then at least you will notice that something is there...
presure2
looks good man!
Shigexile
QUOTE (presure2 @ Feb 12, 2009 - 6:00 PM) *
looks good man!


Thanks manny, you helped me out with the wiring of the projectors remember?
trdproven
Shig how did you do your wiring? How I did mine was pretty clean, I took a 9006 heavy duty harness and merged it with an H4 (pretty much the same as H1). This way I created an OEM looking 9006 to H1 Harness adapter.
Akirad1
i love it, looks awesome.
terqui
Get the clear high beams when you can bro, it will pull the whole car together.

Still looks awesome and unique either way though.
Shigexile
QUOTE (trdproven @ Feb 17, 2009 - 6:54 PM) *
Shig how did you do your wiring? How I did mine was pretty clean, I took a 9006 heavy duty harness and merged it with an H4 (pretty much the same as H1). This way I created an OEM looking 9006 to H1 Harness adapter.

are you talking about the HIDs? I had Culapable's HID GB on prior to having the projectors and when i put the projectors on i just bought just the bulbs from him. The bulbs and harness mated perfectly so it was a clean swap.

QUOTE (Akirad1 @ Feb 18, 2009 - 9:16 AM) *
i love it, looks awesome.

Hehe thank you tongue.gif


QUOTE (terqui @ Feb 18, 2009 - 6:55 PM) *
Get the clear high beams when you can bro, it will pull the whole car together.

Still looks awesome and unique either way though.

Oh, but I DO have the clear highs on... Maybe it looks like i don't because of the glare... kindasad.gif
trdproven
I'm pretty your stock harness is 9006, well just curious.
Random_Stranger
I can't wait for those HI Res photos! MODS HURRY UP AND APPROVE! MY wall is waiting for them!!!!



Malpaso, if you read this, is there any chance you can post more of yours as well? I am not going to copy you guys, but I LOVE them and want those on my wall, Well, in Malpaso's case, MORE on my wall.
snapshotgt
Looking awesome -- i really like it. thumbsup.gif
malpaso
QUOTE (Random_Stranger @ Feb 19, 2009 - 4:19 AM) *
...
Malpaso, if you read this, is there any chance you can post more of yours as well? I am not going to copy you guys, but I LOVE them and want those on my wall, Well, in Malpaso's case, MORE on my wall.


Do you really need more than is written here??? wink.gif
Random_Stranger
QUOTE (malpaso @ Feb 21, 2009 - 8:49 AM) *
QUOTE (Random_Stranger @ Feb 19, 2009 - 4:19 AM) *
...
Malpaso, if you read this, is there any chance you can post more of yours as well? I am not going to copy you guys, but I LOVE them and want those on my wall, Well, in Malpaso's case, MORE on my wall.


Do you really need more than is written here??? wink.gif




Man, I just love your car. The more the better. I got people lovin' your ride when they walk in my room and see it on my wall.


And I am still waiting on those High Res Shigexile's photos! They are taking for-ev-errrrrrrr....... :-(
MacgibaS2
great job so far! can't wait to see the final results!
Legit94GT
I am loving it!!!! I have been waiting untill i win the lotto to spend all sorts of money in my celi and THIS was on the list! I am SO SO SO SO SO jealous!!! It looks really amazing, you did a GREAT job with it, you should be very proud
Shigexile
finally had time to paint my rear SS3's

I ordered 199 paint online


sanded down original paint, then primer and paint


clear coat and baking stage
at least 3-4 layers of clear coat but the reflection was sharp enough

you can see the reflection of the heater, good enough for me

due to the bolts that hold these in the rear snapped on me, i used double sided automotive tape.
taking off the old double sided tape was a hassle but finally got it off


from the rear


I need to do something about the duck tail... its not a perfect fit so its lifting up on some parts... double sided tape or epoxy i guess

The color was a perfect match for my rear bumper but not so much with the rear fenders.
As some of you may know, i have a total of 6 different celica's body parts on my car so i have about 4 different shades of silver.
But don't worry, i will be going lexus silver or black in the future so until then, this will have to do.



manphibian
Great job Shig thumbsup.gif
trdproven
Just sell me your exhaust you fool. lol.
whatthe
Looking really really good !! Any pic of rear side shot?
Shigexile
QUOTE (manphibian @ Mar 27, 2009 - 3:23 AM) *
Great job Shig thumbsup.gif

thank you!

QUOTE (trdproven @ Mar 27, 2009 - 6:36 AM) *
Just sell me your exhaust you fool. lol.

all the way to guam? lol

QUOTE (whatthe @ Mar 27, 2009 - 7:01 AM) *
Looking really really good !! Any pic of rear side shot?





I'm starting to miss the spoiler... I might go back to the EURO block spoiler... we'll see we'll see
they both have pros and cons




pardon my dirty celica, been cold these days and gloomy out to wash her up
malpaso


wow... this shot is amazing!
Shigexile
^ really? haha thanks, its just a picture i took because whatthe asked me to

TA-DA!






Not as light as i thought but i know they are extremely strong rims.

RC stand for Rally Competition
terbear4god4life
sweet.
Random_Stranger
OH it's lookin' gooooooooooooood. :Drool:
ZEROCOOL
QUOTE (Shigexile @ Feb 11, 2009 - 5:30 AM) *
First i wanna say thank you to Martin (Malpaso) for his support. I had plans of doing this before but never had the funding and a problem with the seller in UK for a long time. And then Martin completed his SS-Four bumper and by looking at his pictures, it solved all the probems i initially had. tongue.gif Thank you Martin, you the man!

So i finally got the bumper from UK after many complaining and off i go to the body shop where i used to work during the summer






I got paint and body stuff for a cheap price since i was their best prep guy they had biggrin.gif

For some reason, the grill didn't lineup perfectly... but not noticeable

The things i still need to do (exterior wise):
1. Paint the bumper "teeth" back to black
2. Paint my UK splitters silver
3. Exchange the high beams seal because i "accidentally" painted over them
4. Put the rear ss-III splitters on after paint
5. Getting my rims in about a month or so (and tires)









Do you think i should paint the bumper "teeth" back to black? I'm kinda getting used to it being painted...

C&C welcomed


wow dat looks fockin nice.....nice job
richee3
I just now found this thread... I have no idea where I have been. Car's looking great! Keep up the good work.
Tigawoods
when the hell did this happen?
malpaso
And why those amazing pictures were not in calendar submissions? kindasad.gif
808celica
QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Oct 27, 2009 - 6:43 AM) *
when the hell did this happen?

Feb. 11, 2009 laugh.gif For some reason it looks like a Badger to me confused.gif

needs a front lip
TiGZ461
The front end reminds me of the 7g so much. I really dont like the Euro Splitters but hell I think they would look great on your car, complete the look.


Either way looks great, I wanna try this out
Random_Stranger
Ay Shig! Why didn't you put these up for the Calendar? Those shots are by far one of the most amazing shots I have ever seen.
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