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Purists avert your eyes!

I've been seeing pics of this car around the internet and like it quite a bit.



I like the stanced look but not so much the wheels. So then I saw this car and prefer the wheels on it a bit more.



Meet the subject, looking very grandpa-like on those tall-sidewalled.... 16s?



I popped those nursing home slippers off and tried a 17" front, 18" rear combo for size



Perfect! Couple more angles





But those aren't the wheels I'm going for. Those would be Work CR Kai with a reverse lip. Unfortunately I only have an 18" insert at the moment so I can only mock up the rear.









Thinking of doing a bronze/gold colour



Also find the seats way too pale so I'll probably be repainting them (and the rest of the interior) tan.
 

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I'm a purist but I just have a thing for originality. Each to his own :) Doesn't matter if anyone else likes it or not, as long as it makes you happy, just go for it!
 
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In the first post you'll notice the 1:1 Testarossas have body coloured front lip and side skirts. I've always preferred this, as the blacked out look is very old fashioned, shabby and tired.

So having done this before with the Autoart R34 and R33 Skylines, I forged bravely ahead with a bottle of NPR.



The paint is quite resilient and took quite a bit of elbow grease. But the result was well worth the effort IMO. The look is very clean and modern now.









And a mockup with the wheels.



 

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In the first post you'll notice the 1:1 Testarossas have body coloured front lip and side skirts.
All these years and I didn't even notice it. But now that I have I'm in full agreement that it looks so much better in body colour. It gives the car a 'fuller' or more complete look rather than the previous 'tucked in one. Nice job so far.
 
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