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Old 10-30-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
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Cool My intro thread/history +Jeep swimming at Corbett, West Palm Beach and my other car.

Hey everyone! This is my first formal pic thread. I had a 2001 TJ back in the day and loved it to death. I was never too adventurous with it but it was great. I traded it in for a daily driver 2004 Toyota Celica and missed it ever since. From 2004 till now I've been stuck in the "tuner" scene doing carshows magazines and avoiding speed bumps but I've always had a soft spot for Jeeps. I also missed not having to care about driveways and pot holes.

Well fastforward and due to recent passing of a certain bar, I wanted to treat myself to new car. I testdrove everything from an Infiniti M37 to Benz ML to Honda CRZ. I was almost set on a 2009 Lexus LS but I just did not have that connection. My wife knew I wanted another Jeep and she suggested I go that rout. For 2 months I was on every forum researching and drooling. Twice I almost snagged a 2011 but after testdriving and hearing about the upcoming 2012 with the 3.6 I forced myself to wait. A few weeks back I found a local 4 door sport waiting to be snagged. Didn't take too long to buy thanks to friends and family discount but haggling price on a 2004 KIA OPTIMA trade in with 100,000 miles took some time.

Next day I went out, limo tinted the windows, removed all decals, removed the front chrome JEEP logo and gave it a solid 3 stage meguiars wax. Following day I ordered up Quadratec mats, Quadratex grab handles and Mopar door sills.

Last weekend I pulled the doors off for the first time, pulled the carpets and removed the front of the hardtop (noone to assist with the whole thing though I will be looking into making a hoist). Thankfully I live next to the back fence of J.W. Corbett in West Palm Beach, FL. Not an overly challenging reserve but some nice water covered trails and mud trails to test the Jeep.

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My 2001 TJ. Yeah I was young and liked chrome fenders were off as I was spraying a new coat of black


New vs. Old




2nd Day after Tint, Decals removed, wash and wax:









Next to the other toy (see more pics of the celica at the bottom)

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Old 10-30-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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Trip to the Corbett:











Lunch on the Trail (Publix subs FTW)






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Old 10-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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Then ran into this family that just purchased an older jeep to have fun a few weeks ago. They did a bit more splashing then me





Thank goodness for removable carpets and drain plugs. Most of the day I would go until the water started coming in then backtrack but a few times I just had to go for it. This is one of those pansy times




Stopped in a shallow area and got out for a pose pic




A local with a badass snorkel:
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And now for my other project. Note if a bit of rice and tuner makes you squeamish then bypass these pics


My 2004 Toyota Celica GT-S Supercharged. 28+ sponsors over the years, all mods except painting done in house with friends in whatever garage or parkinlot was open.

Some highlights:
-Hand welded supercharger setup including split design to allow for an A2A intercooler, hand made manifold and hand polish (no chrome)
-Exterior carbon fiber is all candy painted House of Kolor Oriental Blue
-Brakes are 1 off Rotora 6 Piston 14.5"
-Underside rear suspension arms braces etc are powdercoated chrome
-Interior carbon fiber including full headliner is all real molded replacements, no stick on.
-Fully integrated car computer running multi media and my continual data logging and tuning through an Emanage ultimate
-Sub setup is modular and removable. Made by a buddy and I over 2 weeks. No clue about fiberglassing. All done watching youtube videos.







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[IMG]http://ultraevolution.com/coverage/2010/Dans_Celica/IMG_2316.jpg/IMG]





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Lastly. My Modified Magazine Indonesia cover feature. Note this was an older look for the car and the supercharge was just a basic Greddy bolt-on at the time.




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congrats on the wrangler. looks good and niice lookin celica. did u do the mods yourself on the celica? i'd get into so much trouble if i had that car lol next time your out in corbett hit me up. i live right near palms west hospital. im due for a corbett trip.
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Thanks buddy. Most done by my friends and I. Main thing we haven't tried is painting but I had a shop sponsor over in tampa. It wasn't free painting but it was discounted. I will get a compressor at some point and play around. I also personally cannot weld and have yet to try it but thats what friends are for. I have been looking at some moderate priced welders to play around with as well. All of the fiberglassing was done by a friend and I over random weekends. Carbon Fiber was done partially by us and partially by companies that needed celica parts as molds. I shipped most of my interior to north Dakota so they could make molds for the carbon fiber pieces.

Where by Palms West? My wife is actually a nurse there. I am up right around northlake and seminole pratt on the west side. As for Corbett, I just purchased 25 feet of fuel line to extend all of my breather lines. I want to keep the doors on and see how far I can get down these water trails but the lines need to be extended first. I am hoping to do the project this weekend if the weather clears up.
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Hey hombredelassrtas , Such an amazing jeep you have , great job you have done with it. I really like the all pics. Keep on sharing dude.

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