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Old 09-09-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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DCW Firestorm FRS

First of all - let me give you a short story. Im located in Lithuania - Europe. For past 7 years was working on STi / ST205 Celicas and other Japanese sport cars. Had my own AE86 project - that i gave up to get the GT86. After asking my local dealer about BRZ / GT86, got the answer that wasnt the one i expected - they will be released in my country round 6 month later then FRS was in USA... So I bought FRS in USA Asked my friend to put a deposit on it in March - and got the car in Chicago Jun 20 Got the Title going - and off it was in a container - taking trip around half of the globe - to the other side of the pond

Got the car last week, so still was enjoing it as it is

Here are few pics:

The day when it was delivered to Continental Toyota:


And here it is in a Port parking lot - waiting to get loaded. At the same time - i bought Sparco Assetto Gara 18x8 with some Dunlop tires, and Eibach springs for it Wheels where on the car with the stock ones loaded inside.



Unloaded - and driving it back home Was a superb day - waitied for it to come for almost 2.5 month! And finally got it Lithuanian dealers all got demo cars right now - but if i would go and order one - it would take another 2-3 months to get it So i was super happy that i will be (might be ) first one to get the car registered as a person in LT




Here it is near my other 'toy' Sti TypeR. Not so small at all Actually side by side - they are almost the same size



Ok - so got it home Thursday - Friday took it for a few spins round home town - but driving it with IL license plates around - got local cops intrested I dont want to mess around - so will have to wait till i get Title from US - cuz Fedex managed to lose the envelope with title - and now im waiting for a dublicate...

Soooo - as i cant drive it fully yet - time to take it apart Before all the mod's - lets get one good picture of how it looks - and later on there will be some progress pics



Today from early morning - started works As i do work on all different client cars daily - its a bit hard to find motivation to get stuff going with my own cars (i have few ) But FRS was another story



Stock springs removed - Eibachs installed. Heres a quick comaprison:



After springs install - next step was to get all the nasty chrome from headlights out Started with corner lights. As i wanted them to not be totaly black inside - i used airbrush + over reduced black paint to get the black chrome look In pics its hard to see - but they are not matt at all, chrome is still see throu the black



Headlights where next. As i wanted to leave some small details stil in chrome - so i masked all the places - and sprayed some matt black along with some bumper texture paint. Here how they look after few coats of paint:


And i remebered - that if i want to get this FRS legal here - i need to add parking lights inside headlights - cuz we have a law - that parking lights cant be in the same housing as other lights (in this case - turn lights in US..)

Sooo.... Got the idea roling - and i did a little round strip of plexi glass + 2 white leds on both ends. Sanded plexi strip with 800 grit to get it looking a bit matt - and that it would light up. Heres the result:



Put the light back together - and heres comparison to the stock one:



Finished other side - and put everything back together. Looks 10x better then stock





As its still light here - will wait till it gets a bit darker - and will take picture with the leds light up

And here how it sits after Eibach springs Was pretty inpresed of the ride with them - cuz honestly it seems like they are a bit softer then Stock springs! If not - then equal to the stock ones Cuz ride aint got any more hard...



All the emblems have been changed the same day to the Toyota ones And i did Black background for the front emblem to get the same theme going as all the grills / headlights and etc

Hmmm - whats next? Build a bodykit for it. Already agreed with one local comapny who has CNC / 5axis machines - so bodykit / molds should be CNC'ned from foam straight ahead after initial scan of the car / renderings that we will make So stay tuned for more info pretty soon

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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The car looks great. Lots of mods quickly.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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I am impressed. That is one good looking car. The work you did on the headlights, left me in awe. Excellent work, and interesting touches on attention to detail. I like the whole package!
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for the coments! Here are how the parking lights look in the dark:




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Old 09-09-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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Interesting touch with the headlights...the car looks much more aggressive than stock now
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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Took my GT3 home today - so i HAD to take a pictures next to FRS And to be honest - FRS even looks bigger!





And another picture with another toy i have Got title dublicate today from US - so im now good to drive it! Next week will need to fit rear foglight - and will be ready to register it

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Old 09-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #7
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Oh, wow! Sorry for being more interested in the Z car, but those are very rare in Europe too, no? We got way more here in the United States than anyone else did. You're a lucky man!
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:43 PM   #8
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Oh, wow! Sorry for being more interested in the Z car, but those are very rare in Europe too, no? We got way more here in the United States than anyone else did. You're a lucky man!
Hehe - guess where i got it?

http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/09/s30_journey/

Same thing with the GT3 Last year it was still in NY And now look where it is...
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Very nice!!! I wish I could afford to do that to my 240Z
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #10
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I really like the blacked out headlights & bumper lights, looks really good.

Your Datsun is absolutely gorgeous
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #11
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Your mods came out great. The dark headlights will be a must.
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Today i finally found some time to install Perrin pulley And to be honest - was a bit sceptial about all the 'gains' it adds...





Install was quite straight forward - and once done - it was WOW... Really - WOW. Never thought that it would free up this engine so much - response from the pulley was sooo much better!! Damn - its such a nice / cheap mod and gives a lot bigger smile now driving my FRS

Next step - had some Bride Gias seats that i bought long before car came in - they are in reupholstery shop now Doing them in black alcantara + red stiches. Should be able to install them later maybe next week Also - sourced brakes from 03' STi - so these should go in pretty soon too
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Did my Tails today also. Done them in transparent black - so they look more like dark bronze / chrome now:





Will be doing rear lights / fog tomorow maybe And need to get this damn thing registered finally...
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I'm really liking the war this car is going, nice job
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