As many of you know, I began purchasing parts for the Z minutes after I arranged transport of the vehicle from Pennsylvania. (I may have even made a few purchases before I even owned the car.) I have parts piled up here in Massachusetts. I had parts piled up in Bulletproof Automotive's warehouse in California. They had been there for well over a year just collecting dust. I had been in semi-serious conversation with, at this point, three different people from Bulletproof about the prospect of shipping my Z out to the West Coast in stock form and having them execute the build top to bottom completely transforming the car in a sort of radical 'Before and After' experiment. However, ultimately, I decided against this, in large part, due to the financial implications.
Anyway, I received a few large boxes last week. It was like Christmas morning as a little kid. An enthusiasm for this build has been heightened. I elected not to unwrap every single part, as I knew it would be a chore to re-wrap and box everything up again for storage, as I have a strong feeling it will be a while before I am able to begin work on the car.
Just imagine - had I chosen a replica body kit, eBay exhaust, and Varrstoen wheels, I could already be rolling around in an e-famous Z build. Doing things right with legitimate parts is such a drag!
A few teasers of the newly acquired swag:
|Amuse Super 'Custom' Legerra R1 Black Titan Exhaust w/ Long Tips… YUP!|
|I love this stuff!|
|I'm really diggin' the mean and clean look of this exhaust system.|
|INGS+1 Type-E Rear|
|INGS+1 Z-Power Wing Type II. Stoked for this thing!|
|Front 8-POT caliper w/ 380MM rotor. (The color is more of a traditional orange than these pictures suggest.)|
|The $20 is for scale… And to illustrate my remaining build budget.|
JDMphasis… Innovation over Imitation