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So I realized that I had not made a build thread, what is wrong with me?

You can see my old Infiniti M30 in the background. My grandmother gave me that car when she passed away. She always had a thing for convertibles, me not so much, but it did grow on me. After many things started to go bad and finding parts for a car that was only made for 3 years in the 90's was almost impossible. So I had started to look for new cars to replace her. Figured my grandmother would love to see me in something nice and new. After looking at a few card I had settled on the Veloster. I have a thing for hatchbacks, so this was an easy choice. I choose blue for a few reasons. First, its just a beautiful color and second because I was trading in my grandmothers car I figured I would get something that had a bit of sentimental value. My grandmother loved sailing and introduced me to it at a young age, I thought this color would help remind me of the ocean and how much I love being out on the water. Another reason why I chose the Veloster is because my grandmother hated most current cars body styling. She hated that the rear was higher than the front and it reminded her of a bird dog with their nose down. The Veloster doesn't look like that and I felt that she would love this car too.

Here she is on August 12th 2013 when I picked her up, all new and unmolested.


Engine mount bushings, Torsion bar, fog light film and some Plasti-dip

Tork pipe, Eibach Springs, muffler clearencing, cone filter

Dipped and painted wheels


Kinugawa blow-off valve and TurboSocks vacuum adapter
 

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Look forward to more updates MattyV
 

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August 22nd, 2013

Got a package in the mail for the car. I bought the 75A durometer transmission mount bushings.



Got a rear torsion bar from Jim at Pierce Motorsports and installed it on September 9th, 2013. It really helped tighten up the rear of the car.


Then I found out about Plasti-Dip and dipped the rear emblems, antenna and front grill. While I had the bumper off and apart I also applied some yellow film on the fog lights.


 

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Look forward to more updates MattyV
I have a few lol, way to break them apart :p



When Tork announced his replacement for the intercooler pipe resonator, I purchased one right away and installed it on October 25th, 2013.


On November 14th, 2013 I installed some Eibach springs at Jim's shop. and stopped by the Hyundai dealer near his shop to order an interior clip.


After driving around for a few days with lowering springs and the rear torsion bar, I noticed the exhaust hitting so we ended up clearencing the muffler a little bit.


Finally got around to a poor man's intake on December 28th, 2013. It is much louder than I thought it would be. I painted the chrome on the filter so that it would not stand out behind the grill when I eventually get rid of the stock intercooler. I also put the re-circulation hose back on to see how that sounded venting through the filter.
 

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Today I woke up late after enjoying the New Year's Eve celebration that involved me and some whiskey and rum.

I decided to Plasti-Dip my wheels.


I think they look pretty good on the car.


But what am I going to do with the chrome inserts? I hate chrome. Well I do have left over paint from when I painted the Infiniti's wheels. What do you guys think?


I sprayed an insert with Plasti-Dip and then after it dried, I sprayed on a few coats of green.
 

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Nice ride Bro...I like the all black wheels, but that's MHO. How did you tint your Fogs? Thinking of doing it, but I honestly like yellow fogs on all color cars except white, which is what I have :crazy:
 

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Today I woke up late after enjoying the New Year's Eve celebration that involved me and some whiskey and rum.

I decided to Plasti-Dip my wheels.


I think they look pretty good on the car.


But what am I going to do with the chrome inserts? I hate chrome. Well I do have left over paint from when I painted the Infiniti's wheels. What do you guys think?


I sprayed an insert with Plasti-Dip and then after it dried, I sprayed on a few coats of green.
Green would really really pop and i have not seen any green inserts that i can remember! Do it!
 

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I think that if you do go green, do the entire rim green, not just the inserts...Now that would look badazz!!! The inserts alone would look a little cheesy...IMO
 
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Avacado green.... not my bag but not my car so its all square! Everything else nice work. Doin the car on a budget is rough. For sale section, used parts are the way to go.
 

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Great job on the wheels.. Looks really good
 
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Wow! I was skeptical about how that green would look, but I really like it, nice job! Have you thought about doing an even brighter green, or maybe a yellow to match the fogs?
 
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