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Old 27th September 2008, 19:40   #151
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I just took delivery of my highly polished Esteem Vxi!!!
Couldnt take better pics cos of the dark conditions.. this is the best a cell phone (omnia) flash can do...
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Old 27th September 2008, 20:53   #152
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Congrats.The Car looks kool after the work.
BTW, Are those federal tires?
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Old 27th September 2008, 20:54   #153
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The mesh isnt so visible in these dark pics and i'll be taking out my nikon tomorrow afternoon.. thats when one will be able to understand the colour and the finer details..
also the ice is going in on monday i think.. still figuring out what is to be done about it..
components or 6x9s and i still have no idea!
the tints are going to be garware classic and the front windscreen will also be covered. the steering wheel and the gear knob and gear rubber are still to be figured out as the original knob just doesnt come out and art leather for the steering wheel are not advised.. the real leather cover costs 2000 bucks which is too expensive considering the cost of the rest of the upholstery.
the paint bill will be presented to dad tomorrow so will update you'll on it.
the smoked lights are looking good but have a bad throw, thus the stop light ingeniously integrated into the bumper. looks good.
the running boards and the b pillars have been painted white.
so have the strips on the front and rear bumpers..
how'd you like the car guys?
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Old 27th September 2008, 20:55   #154
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@california they are gtradial champiro gtx's which have been thrashed on t bhp but are perfect for the esteem owing to their profile: 185/65 R13. also i dont do too much of highway driving so dont really mind
the comfort and grip on these are much better than stock

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Old 27th September 2008, 21:50   #155
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@frankmehta: cellphone pics dont do justice to the work done.. please post daylight pics of better resolution. cant wait to have a look in broad daylight.

And if you dont mind, how about posting an Excel sheet of all the costs involved please .

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Old 27th September 2008, 22:37   #156
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Looks wonderful. Pls post better pics in daylight.
I'm also going for a paint job for my 2000 Zen. I think I'll also choose metallic pearl white. starting a new thread for some photoshop help.
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WAAH WAAH!!! Looks Stunning!! Cant wait to see and hear it!! But, the wheels dont suit it much!!
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thank you thank you..
excel sheet is a good idea, was going to make it for myself to know the costs incurred. sure thing!
after the ice and the other small fittings on wednesday then..
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frankmehta-waiting for the daytime pics,anyway congrats dude.
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Why the White Line in between the Doors. didnt the Painters Paint that???
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they did but the angle in which the photo is taken highlights the gap..
its not as big as it looks
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It's the panel gap between the two doors Cyrus. The white line is actually the B-pillar.
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they did but the angle in which the photo is taken highlights the gap..
its not as big as it looks
I meant, did they paint the B Pillar?? The Actual supporting pillar.
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nay.. only the doors
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congrats frank, car is looking fantastic
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