Friday, June 27, 2014

My C300 on K-Break Hybreed Fivestas

Got a chance to wash my car today, so I figured I take some shots of it since the weather was nice.

Current Stance:

Don't mind the random carbon fiber vinyl strip.  It's strategically placed to cover some paint damage.  This front end is being replaced anyways, so I am not going to bother fixing it.

I am a big fan of radius fenders, but the tucked look has grown on me.

Rear carbon fiber splitter and round exhaust tips

The side carbon fiber add-on pieces work really well with the rear splitter.  Also, check out the blue euro wide-angle side mirror lens.  These are dope because a red arrow flashes when you use your turn signals.  

Simple Carbon Fiber front lip and blacked out AMG grill

I love the step lip look from this angle

Aftermarket LED arrow side mirror, chrome handles and window visors

Team RPM & Flawless Fitment decals

Custom Flawless Fitment tank.

K-Break Hybreed Fivestas!  Painted brake caliper with chrome Mercedes decal and cross drilled rotors really tied everything together nicely.

That tuck doe!

I bleached the purple fusa I had from my last car and dyed it red to match the car paired with a black kurotsuna and a free Juntion Produce LED flashlight I got from my VIP magazine.  The flashlight was black, but the sun made it turned into a beautiful copper color.

I used a fabric dye marker to color the "MISSIONS" part on the JP neck pad red.  Looks pretty sweet in person.

I've  had these JP seat cushions for a veryyyyy long time now, so they are hella faded.  But they still hold up great and does the trick for not burning my butt on hot leather in the summer and not freezing my butt in cold weather in the winter.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2006 Lexus GS Eyelids.

So I've been out of the country for a couple of months and honestly haven't done much to the car in awhile. Had a couple of pending projects that I had started but didn't finish so thought I would actually finish one of them.

Our Lexus's come with a fresnal projector lens and well I wasn't very happy with the output so decided to swap in a clear tsx projector lens cause it is actually clear. Well so off to the bake booth/oven it went.

Here is the clear lens in the housing. I did this lens mod on my 2GS retrofit as well and loved the output.

With the headlight out I also wanted to make some eyelids. I couldn't find any eyelids for sale at this time and well hey how hard could it be to make right. lol.. it's a pain!!! Well first step was to mask off the headlight to create a mold per say. I used some silicon spray lube so the resin would not adhere to the tape.

I would've done this in fiberglass too but I didn't have any, but I did have some raw carbon fiber left over from another project. I cut 4 strips, the taped border is so the material doesn't fray. 

I used 2 overlay-ed strips on each headlight. Put one strip down, resin it, roll out all the air etc and then lay another strip and do the same. 

So that created the form to build from. Next I had to shape it. Trimmed off the excess and taped it up to the headlights to decide on the shape. I used some vinyl tape to help me draw the lines from the factory body line on the fender to the hood. This is what I came up with.

Trimmed off the excess again and this is how everything looked .

Sanded it down, enhanced the lines a little more and a good coat of primer and this is what I was left with.

It's thin, strong, flexible and looks good on the car IMO. Will have some pics up after it is painted and on the car.

-AJ Abraham

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Impromptu Photoshoot with AJ's GS430

AJ came over to my house to help me roll and pull my fenders so we can get these wheels on.  The weather was pretty much perfect that day, so I took the opportunity to snap some pictures of AJ's car.  Check it out:

The luxury abstracts are too dope!

AJ wanted to see if the K-Breaks would look good on his car

Oni-Camber Status, haha

Custom LS-460 rear bumper

Custom Mercedes Arrow Winker mirrors.  First time AJ made these, they won't fit over the motor in his mirror assembly.  This is the second time he had to make them, looks OEM.