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Re: Japco body

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OMG. I want my street car to have this look! Great work.
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So did anyone who purchased this kit from you Mike show off their new kit on their roadster? I’d like to see them!
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I have not seen any done. It is certainly not for the faint of heart.. The amount of work needs to make it work is pretty steep.

You are looking at a minimum into doing major surgery on the rear fenders..
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or if you go big, it is MAJOR surgery..lol
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But the end result can be pretty good..

This is the yellow car above after a return to the 80s/90s livery
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And the other car..
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And together..
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PS: After the last set I made for sale, I would have to significantly raise the prices to run another set. Probably somewhere around 15-25%.. I do not mind doing it pretty much free, but doing it at a loss is not for me.

Between the mold prep costs (which of course get spread out during a group buy but get the full hit when you do a one off set..) and extra California/EPA/CARB/SCAQMD fees, etc.. The price could not be done the same as the first set. If someone is interested, contact me directly, and we can discuss what the current pricing would be.
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TedDibiasejunior wrote: Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:53 am So did anyone who purchased this kit from you Mike show off their new kit on their roadster? I’d like to see them!
It appears Hooper has put the fenders on his car. Hope to see it finished soon! Looks like a fun car!

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If you make more I am interested. Sorry I missed this thread.
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Are there any modifications needed to use the trunk or good to replace the OEM pieces?
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Trunk does not have a provision for hinges. They are made for pinned fitment.. If you want to run hinges, I would strongly recommend getting rid of the spring, and you are going to have screws or bolts coming through the painted surface to attach them.