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    Tell me what you think!

    Got these pics yesterday!

    I'm sorry for the quality, we had a storm yesterday so the sky is white and the car is all dirty

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    Looks Good it appears that you have a Trans Am rear bumper cover, was the car hit in the rear at one time ?
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    that front bumper is sick!! I like how there are no lines where the front plate would be. Is that an aftermarket bumper? I've never seen it before.

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    Lovin' the hood. I've wanted it for so long! Nicely done car man

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    Looks like a Firehawk bumper and hood.

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    I've never seen a firehawk with that front bumper. But the hood I do like I am planning on buying one once I have the dough.

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    Looks just like the firehawk cover minus the tag insert area looks to have been filled. I just looked at a pic of MadSeasons and it looks identical.

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    The tag insert area? You mean where the cover for the front license plate goes right? Thats what I meant by it looked different. BTW the firehawks came with both the trans am front fascia and the firebird/formula front fascia. I was just pointing out the fact that it looks way different with those lines covered that would normally be there around the license plate cover.

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    I more or less wanted to know if he had done it himself or if he had bought it like that. Sorry if there was any confusion.

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    I'm glad you guys enjoy it!

    Sorry for the little info, I was in a rush yesterday!

    For the rear bumper, I changed it for a T/A bumper and got it painted with the black insert like the yellow 30th anniversary. No way the car was smashed in the back or anywhere lol Jesus I'd die. I just enjoyed more the T/A bumper and as the car being silver on black, I thought it'd look good that way.

    The hood is the Superhawk hood made by Roger at USexotics. Excellent job quality, plus he was awesome at shipping it to me man he's concerned about quality. He made a hole wood crating for the hood and had some foam holder in the corners, no extra fee; it arrived in mint conditions. It's basically the same type as the firehawk one with the heat extractors in the back, except that the nostrils are a little bigger and the 2 air dams are a bit higher that the Firehawk one. Good fiber quality.

    I bought the hood back in 06 summer when Roger was making a new batch. It's the 7th one in the serie of 10. I don't know if he plans to do another batch since they take alot of his time to make, but I guess Sirenformula, you could ask him if he plans to do some more or what's going on with his hood, since it's handmade, effin long crafting time. I bought it 1k$, add shipping and stuffs to get it to you.

    Now for that front bumper The idea came when looking on some front bumpers on the net, I told myself why not making something new, different that we rarely see, so i decided to customize it instead of changing it. First off, I sanded the bumper, got it primercoated. I glued the license plastic plate in the notch where it inps in and all on the edge so it sits glued there. After that, I used a special glue that stays flexible when dried, comes about the same texture and material as the urethane plastic the bumper is made of. I poured that glue all around the plastic plate, got it dry, sanded it, then put some body filler to make a nice smooth finish, sanded that again and it was a go. Finally got it painted, so you have to get the whole bumper paint back, otherwise there will prolly be a demarcation, especially if your car is silver like mine

    Wheels are American Racing Rebels, 18x9 front with 245/40/ZR 18 and 18x10 back with 285/35/ZR18" Tires are, if i'm right by heart, Flaken GFK 441, rated ZR cost $$ and is about useless at this point, but at that size, the company was only making ZR rating lol

    I'm done for the exterior mod I beleive, or maybe i'll eventually add the T/A hatch and skirst, I dunno.

    Next step is moding that baby's heart! I started my first mod today! Shreded the grill off the MAF and polished it! lol What a start!

    I think my next buy will be the Volant cold air intake available for our engine, and I think i'll manage to mod it so the 2 air filters will come directly behind the nostrils, that'd look mean!

    Time and wallet will tell!

    Hope you enjoyed and sorry for the lenght !

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    Nice keep up the good work!

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