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Old 12-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #401 (permalink)
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Visiting Mom/Dad in San Diego and cruised over to the USS Midway CV41 aircraft carrier. Great photo op because it's closed on Christmas Day and near empty parking lot.

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My turn! Car is finally back from the body shop after getting a respray. I added some G-car vinyl and the FE transom emblem along with the Wise Square Redline taillights. I deleted the rear spoiler for a cleaner look but added a front lip to balance the drag at higher speeds. I had the S4 wheels refinished in gold to complete the Gold Leaf look even though my plate references JPS (Gold Leaf was already taken). I know the car might not be to everyone's taste but it came out the way I envisioned her a year and a half ago.
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My turn! Car is finally back from the body shop after getting a respray. I added some G-car vinyl and the FE transom emblem along with the Wise Square Redline taillights. I deleted the rear spoiler for a cleaner look but added a front lip to balance the drag at higher speeds. I had the S4 wheels refinished in gold to complete the Gold Leaf look even though my plate references JPS (Gold Leaf was already taken). I know the car might not be to everyone's taste but it came out the way I envisioned her a year and a half ago.
Looks really nice. What tail lights are those and where did you get them?
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:47 AM   #405 (permalink)
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ebay! AE86 Corolla lights with redline top and clear/chrome bottoms. I taped off the red and smoked the bottoms for a unique look compared to the all smoked units they also sell on ebay.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:59 AM   #406 (permalink)
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NYC, do you have any higher res pics? Hard to appreciate at that size.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #407 (permalink)
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The light and Iphone make the rims look green but I promise they're gold! I particularly like the Gold Leaf sticker on the rocker panels, perfect spot.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:22 PM   #408 (permalink)
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Great looking car. Like the plates too


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Old 12-26-2012, 05:05 PM   #409 (permalink)
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Eddie,
Where is Dan Tosh putting 20 seconds on the clock for remarks on that picture?

#1. The bulge is so big but the package is so small...


Great photo. Someday I'm getting down to Essex Ct. to the train station where they shot the 1974 Triumph Spitfire Brochure. Just happens to be the same as my '74 Spit

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Old 12-26-2012, 05:07 PM   #410 (permalink)
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[snip] I know the car might not be to everyone's taste but it came out the way I envisioned her a year and a half ago.
Doesn't matter - the only person you need to impress is yourself

Did you relocate the 3rd brake light? My 88 has it lined up with the glass edge but your light is much further back.

And your plinth appears to be 'ridgeless'? Who makes that part? Or did you customize it?
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Where is Dan Tosh putting 20 seconds on the clock for remarks on that picture?

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Huh? I don't know what you're talking about? I don't see this comment anywhere and I have no clue who Dan is?
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:30 PM   #412 (permalink)
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Huh? I don't know what you're talking about? I don't see this comment anywhere and I have no clue who Dan is?
It was just a joke my friend. Daniel Tosh has a show on Comedy Central where they play internet video clips. He has one segment of capturing a photo/ clip and making funny comments about it.

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Doesn't matter - the only person you need to impress is yourself

Did you relocate the 3rd brake light? My 88 has it lined up with the glass edge but your light is much further back.

And your plinth appears to be 'ridgeless'? Who makes that part? Or did you customize it?
All SEs had the 3rd brake light under the spoiler so it's more noticeable on my SE since I deleted the spoiler.

The plinth came with the car when I bought it. It's an aftermarket unit like the S4 plinth but without the recess for the Lotus emblem. I trimmed the edges to work with the new taillights and Plasti-dipped it to black from red.
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NYCPersian what part of NYC are you in?
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All SEs had the 3rd brake light under the spoiler so it's more noticeable on my SE since I deleted the spoiler.
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Midtown west, 57th and 11th ave

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Thanks Atwell, I also like my Countachs without a spoiler!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:19 AM   #417 (permalink)
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Nice Im in Queens maybe I will see you around. The last time I seen another Esprit in the area was a few years back.
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Rapid City, SD who'd have thought it.....a rare sight indeed.



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Old 12-30-2012, 11:21 AM   #419 (permalink)
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Engine looks super sweet.

Do you get a lot of glare off that light colored binnacle?
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Not as bad as you would think. There is some but it really is not that distracting.
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