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flying to AZ to pick up Elise

So i invited my dad to help me pick up my "new to me" chrome orange 05 from another forum member today. We're Flying out of lax and arriving in pheonix this morning. Then we'll take care of transaction and should be on our way back to Los Angeles. It should be a pretty straight forward trip of about 6-7 hours, maybe we'll make a few stops along the way, it will be a blast. I know we will be cramped but it will be something to laugh about. We will eventually get to lax to pick up my solstice and we will follow each other back home to the high desert area. Should be an epic trip today, wish us luck! I will try and update later tonight with some pics.
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Here she is!!!
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AAAAAAnd you missed your flight. All that drought and now a deluge shuts down the freeway. You Californians should be more appreciative of the water you're getting. See you at 2 You'll have MUCH better pictures soon lol

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Thanks Pawel! I will take care or her.
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Is it just me or has the front end had an encounter with something not optimal?

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Is it just me or has the front end had an encounter with something not optimal?

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yeah something went wrong for sure
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sorry about the pics being out of order
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yeah something went wrong for sure
I'd highly recommend Julio at Mulholland Motorsports to rectify that issue.

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I'm just going to put a plate on it and get scratch guards for the wings
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I'm just going to put a plate on it and get scratch guards for the wings
Looks like the "mouth" of the clam is completely broken on the bottom.

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almost, maybe in the future i will get it repaired. donations welcome ; )
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I would throw a GB banner or something on it for now

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