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The uniqueness, mostly. Nobody was doing this mod anymore because FRPP stopped selling the parts and nobody could find them. I spent a couple years digging them up for my own project from difficult sources, and now LCR has a bunch of them. Time well spent, if you know what I mean.

I've found most of my parts on the cheap as well, but it would be nice to grab extras if I had the cash for them.
 

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I might try to pick up spare parts if people end up dropping their project. Might be years though before we see more RS builds completed. Personally, I'm kinda excited to see a few more pop up here and there. I wonder how many will go with all Imperial?

... and yes, 3500 for doubles is a CRIME. lol.
 

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well it is one thing to buy the parts and another to install them. so we'll see how all this pans out and the replicas that come out of it here in the states. something tells me a handful of people will bail once they realize how tough it is to locate the parts overseas and have them shipped reasonably here.
 

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I might try to pick up spare parts if people end up dropping their project. Might be years though before we see more RS builds completed. Personally, I'm kinda excited to see a few more pop up here and there. I wonder how many will go with all Imperial?

... and yes, 3500 for doubles is a CRIME. lol.
i'll be staying all black here :evilgrin:

i had to stock up on those body parts, don't want to get f'd in the a if i get in a wreck and can't replace the parts. figured it was a good investment... just in case.
 

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Yeah I hear you... maybe I'll be buying fenders off of you one day. :lol:
 

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Id like to get extras as well.. would really be nice to have a few spares around. I will agree that it is kind of depressing seeing everyone else do this to their cars at the same time you are.. I knew of a few (cayse, and the f2 car that was already built along with svt2rs's car) but it's looking like this is going to be a fairly common thing now. Sort of a bummer.

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$3,500.00 shipped Ill take 2 sets where do you find deals like that!!! I have a set of glass fronts and half quarters in my attic of shop, I was going to do up my orange eap when the f2 car was posted for sale . Buying Georges car was the cheep way out, made a little money on the sale of orange eap as well:):)
 

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I think there should be one in every state!!! Its not like we will pull up to a stop light at the same time. Have you guys seen the RS T shirt on ebay uk it says feel the difference under a blue RS Great T! I will be at Road America this weekend it would be good company if their was another one there to hang with. I made a bracket for the back of council to screw into.I will put up some pics when my kid comes over,when I went to school we had typewriters. I am good at buying on ebay with this thing.
 

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I cut down the US trim for the door handles, I cant find any Jerries to sell and ship over here,may have to find a different country with left drive interior!
 

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I have a German security system for the car it shoots 900 round a minute!!
 

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You guys are crazy if you think it is "depressing" to see more people doing. No matter what you'll never run into a RS conversion on the road just by chance. There will be less RS conversions then Ferrari's out there, and how often do you see a Ferrari. I am sure not often.

Not only that, I will WELCOME seeing the RS body in different colors. I think Infra-Red would be hot. Myself am staying Twilight Blue, I am repainting the entire car as it need it anyway. No, I will not paint it another color and no two tone. The original color is always the cheapest, and easiest route to go in the long run.

SVT2RS, I love your car but I will be honest I would LOVE to see in in full Cd Silver. All Silver would be subtle, and sexy. One color would let the wide body flares do the talking. With the blue, the first thing you notice is all the blue. It is overpowering imho. Love the car regardless. Love the work you have put into it.
 

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JMS skirts.. nice find.

I would go BTCC style and flare out the SVT front bumper. :)
I have a BRAND new SVT bumper, and a damaged one. could I cut 3" or whatever from the center to widen it? I have thought about it before., BUT...

Does the SVT mounting points work with RS fenders?

How do I lengthen a SVT lower grille?

 

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Anything can fit with enough work. It will be custom, no question, and I doubt it will be cheap. But it will look sick.
 

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$3,500.00 shipped Ill take 2 sets where do you find deals like that!!! I have a set of glass fronts and half quarters in my attic of shop, I was going to do up my orange eap when the f2 car was posted for sale . Buying Georges car was the cheep way out, made a little money on the sale of orange eap as well:):)
capaldi racing has it all while supplies last. everything is discontinued here in the states so this isn't something i would put off very long if you are planning to do it.
 

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Wow!! That does look good. I love the carbon fiber splitter. Wonder where he got that.
 

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You are right that looks great in white!! I want the hood and splitter,and a job.
 

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I was going to do the orange svt with wider stock nose and tail I think that would look very good.
 
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