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  1. Woody6799

    Woody6799 Active Member Established Member

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    Extended the intake air sensor to fill the IAC nipple instead of capping it off, drilled a hole in the bottom and moved the IAC inlet there, then cut it in half and added a coupler for easier maintenance.
     
  2. my95z28

    my95z28 New Member Established Member

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    Here are a couple of mine. Sterling Grey GT, secondary color is satin black and I have a few Grabber Blue touches.

    First one is I took the 5.0 badge and painted it satin black, with a Grabber Blue period between the numbers

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    Next I had a common front badge recreated, with Grabber Blue accent. I had seen it with a red background, and rarely a dark blue, but I paid a lot of money to get this Grabber Blue one

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  3. 909venm

    909venm Active Member Established Member

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    Little caliper painting all done by me. Has a finish of satin and looks powdercoated.
     
  4. Never_Enough

    Never_Enough Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Jake Skull center cap decals
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    Painted the under hood stuff myself
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    Painted some interior stuff myself
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    Sound deadener
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    More sound deadener in the DD
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    Wrapped a lot of the interior pieces in carbon vinyl & painted all the red parts
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    Painted underhood stuff body color
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    Custom Mazdaspeed keyless go knob
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    Dyed all the gray interior parts black
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    Custom Mazdaspeed decal in gauge cluster
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    Why spend $40 on a Mazdaspeed oil cap when I can turn the stock cap into one for cheap?!
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    Dyed "Mazdaspeed6" on my floor mats red to go w/the rest
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    Custom headrests
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  5. WhiteFaleen2001

    WhiteFaleen2001 Active Member Established Member

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    Wanted to bump one of my favorite threads. Anyone add anything new to their car?
     
  6. Mike93SVT

    Mike93SVT Savior of Junk Established Member

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    shaved the plastic radiator cover before painting it. car has hood struts, so I plastic welded in a piece from my garage shelf to clean up the cover

    Mike

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  7. 02JoeGhost

    02JoeGhost Boost it hard Established Member

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    Mikes93svt very nice touch
     
  8. Mike93SVT

    Mike93SVT Savior of Junk Established Member

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    thanks! I'm a huge fan of this small stuff and attention to detail.

    Mike
     
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  9. arayray

    arayray Member Established Member

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    Here are some of the custom touches I have done on my car:

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    Powdercoat calipers w/ matching center caps
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  10. Murder Snake

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    nice work, that is a alot of detail work right there!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. 909venm

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    Emblems are like the ones I make for my car and it looks good. It's a little touch most don't even notice. Makes me want to get back into making them. I enjoy doing them they are fun to make and it keeps me busy lol
     
  12. s|ck

    s|ck Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Recently installed some Quik-Latch mini's on my radiator shroud, much higher quality than the cheap plastic stock pieces. :)

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  13. ponyboyisaac

    ponyboyisaac Now Kaioken...times 10!! Established Member

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    bullitt1672 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That looks great! I did the same thing, with the same black brushed aluminum to get rid of the ugly wood-grain in my Denali.

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  15. Sonic605hp

    Sonic605hp I have a large member. Established Member

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    Cheap Ebay ecoboost emblems painted to match the fatory black and red fender emblems.

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    Removed the old black and chrome emblems and replaced with black and red which aren't available on a blue flame truck.

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    Shaved rear F150 emblem, I think it looks cleaner.

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  16. BOOGIE MAN

    BOOGIE MAN Logic and Reason Established Member

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    My Sister and I bought Pops a lathe for his birthday. I got to mess around on it a bit. The stock knob in my '14 focus ST broke (the knob itself is ok, the plastic piece that has the "H" pattern on it broke off at the tabs). Instead of overspending on a new knob that I might not be happy with I decided to make my own. I have made a total of 4 knobs, knobs 2 and 3 split/cracked because I didn't leave enough wood for the wall of the female end of the knob that threads over the shifter. The first knob was ok, but this was the first thing I have ever made on a lathe so naturally it wasn't perfect. It ended up being pretty tall and made the throws that much longer. Knob1.0 was treated with Linseed oil and then sealed with polyurethane. Knob 4.0 I decided to leave untreated and unsealed so I could really feel the wood.

    Both knobs have a concave dome top so you can rest your thumb on the top of the knob. Knob 4.0 I added some other things that allow for multiple hand positions (while shortening the overall height of the knob).

    I'm not a pro by any means so don't judge too harshly, but I am proud of what we did and now I want to make some more things (e brake handle perhaps?) so that the knob isn't the sole piece of wood in the car. Anyway, here are the pictures.

    This whole process would have been A LOT easier for my old Cobra, but hollowing out the underside of the knob to allow for the reverse lockout to fit in to the knob, then making sure the spring would clear the inner cylinder (where the shifter threads in to), while keeping the wall thick enough to keep it strong became quite the balancing act.

    I think they turned out pretty good considering they used to be bowling pins and they were all Free.99, only cost me some hours working with Pops in his little woodshop (what used to be the garage), fine.by.me.


    **edit** yes I see that the knob can probably get another full turn or two so that it sinks further on to the shifter; will do that tomorrow
     

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  17. Lambeau

    Lambeau Russian Asset Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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  18. Lambeau

    Lambeau Russian Asset Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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  19. Lambeau

    Lambeau Russian Asset Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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  20. BOOGIE MAN

    BOOGIE MAN Logic and Reason Established Member

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    Great touch with the plate frame, something so simple can make a huge difference.

    The vast majority of plate frames are tacky, clash with the car, and take away from the car as a whole, but leaving the plate sitting on the ass end by itself, leaves something to be desired.

    Very nice work Lambeau, sort of fly by the seat of your pants regarding getting the color to match or what?
     

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