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Samwise

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Samwise last won the day on July 5

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  • Birthday 04/26/1992

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  1. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Thank you all for the kind words Really great to hear one way or another. Ofcourse it might not be for everyone be it the widebody/rocket bunny style or the colour or wheels, etc but it would be boring if we all enjoyed the same things and yet at the same time it's cool to appreciate each other's cars/taste and so on. 😁😁
  2. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    No worries, I heard from Rob that you couldn't make it Yeah i met him at JAE last year (when you saw me in that convoy lol!) his car is super clean inside and out and rightfully won "best toyota" that year. Was good to get the two of them together.
  3. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Haha it's on air-ride you know that
  4. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Well without wanting to bore you lot with silly words. Here's the reveal video and a few of my favourite pictures!
  5. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Thanks! I'll post a whole chunk of colour pics by the weekend!
  6. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Just got it back today, so not trying to be too much of a tease but here's a little preview to wet people's appetite! Going to take it out over the rest of the week with my younger brother who has a DSLR and small drone to try and get some good looking video footage and shots of it before posting it up in full colour along with a little reveal video. I'll still be down at Fuel this Saturday come rain or shine so if you want to head out for a coffee, catch up and to see the car I hope to see you there! 😁
  7. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    The time is nigh to get the car back from it's wrap, just a bit of a shame that the weather is so shocking this week! I'll be saving posting any pics up until i've had a chance to get it outside and make a little "reveal" video but also because I really want to take it down to Fuel Coffee house just outside Henfield This Saturday (they open at 11am) to give a chance to have a little meet with friends and anyone that's interested in seeing it in the flesh before i post up any videos/pictures online, so if you'd like to pop down for a coffee and to see the car, I hope to see you there! But in the meantime i've made a few small videos for my youtube channel. The first couple of videos were a 2 part vlog just going over the history of the car, the repair, the costs, etc which of course anyone reading this has likely already seen so I won't bore you with a link to that but the other shows off the completion of the custom fibreglass work on the Rocket Bunny diffuser. It was quite a long process which wasn't without it's headaches for both myself and the painter but i'm thrilled with how it turned out, the idea i had in mind coming to reality really pays off. After getting the Surround of the "V" light fibreglassed in to rocket bunny diffuser it was largely a case of tweaking the position, fixing any cracks that occured from that and then building up the surrounding area with Fibreglass based filler and eventually fine body filler. Doing so allowed me to sand back and form the shapes that I was looking for around the edges of the light so it looked as intentional as possible. When it was close to completion i then passed it off to a friend of mine who wanted to finish up the filler work and then paint it gloss black, unfortunately for the both of us my fibreglass and filler materials reacted quite badly with his paint which I know can be quite a common issue for painters when dealing with someone elses' work which was why he wanted to finish the filler work himself but unfortunately I think it was a bit late at that point as the bulk of the material had been added by me. Either way some fantastic work on their end they were able to get it complete and it came out looking incredible, super smooth and in a really glassy gloss black finish. I delivered it down to Monster wraps and i'll see it next when I get the car back! Video of the diffuser work here: https://youtu.be/cFae3AD4A0k
  8. I've got a set of Valenti Headlights currently for sale:
  9. £550 Located in Henfield *Price does not include P&P **Happy for buyer to collect or to meet them mid-way - Indicators sweep in a sequential Manner - Includes DRL Lights & Eyebrow that can work as DRL - RRP £888 without HID ballast or leveling motor from OEM Headlights - Used for roughly 18 months - Work perfectly, no scratches or major damage at all, fantastic condition. - Includes Rubber pieces needed for BRZ and gear to wire up the eyebrow as a DRL (no manual included) - Slightly dusty and some spots of overspray from primer/underseal on the back of the housings, you'll never see it once fitted - see pictures. What the sequential indicators look like: https://i.imgur.com/77WMshK.mp4
  10. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    I can't wait to see it either. Will be popping up there early next week to drop off the freshly painted rear diffuser as well as a new set of boot hinges (the OEM ones on the car are red ofcourse, from the factory and I can't expect them to wrap something as intricate as a boot hinge so i picked up some new black OEM ones) so when i'm there i'll be getting a sneak peak of how the car is can't wait! for now there's been some more little videos: https://i.imgur.com/UPZ6d1J.mp4 https://i.imgur.com/3vHn6xb.mp4 https://i.imgur.com/upGWaTJ.mp4 https://i.imgur.com/NPzT9fI.mp4 It appears they're actually going further with it than originally discussed taking the wrap all the way under the widebody and even wrapping over the sections of the cut arches that have a layer of underseal around them. Ofcourse in reality this doesn't matter either way as the arches cover all of that up but assuming that it doesn't lift or peel at all near the underseal it's good to know no pesky eyes will be able to peek up my arches (that's quite the euphemism) and see the original red under them.
  11. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Yeah, there are a few cars with that look but in reality it's either a case of natural (or fake/paint) patina on an old american car or a wrap. There's a few wraps where people make their car look like a race car complete with race fatigue, sratches, rubber marks, etc
  12. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    it was a couple of weeks ago so perhaps I got lucky and grabbed one of their last ones in stock 😯
  13. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    So with the new headlights installed it was time to wrap up the final assembly of the car ready to drive it to Monster Wraps One thing I wanted to do while putting the car together I wanted to check out to see whether i could lower the car a little further as there's still a gap from the sideskirt to the ground when fully aired out and the answer that?.... NO. As you can see the chassis is very firmly sitting on the tyre at the front, but it's not the end of the world the car still looks incredible when fully aired out and practically sunken in to the ground with the bodykit hanging a bit lower than the stock body. With that confirmed I moved on to continue some of the glass fibre work on the diffuser (sorry no pictures, check out the video!) and the final assembly of the car ready to drive to Southampton on Friday. With the car all back in one piece I couldn't resist driving it out in to the sun, rinsing it off to get rid of any loose dust and taking some pre-wrap beauty shots! Check out the latest video and the pictures below!
  14. Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    It was from a recent group buy via the facebook groups but i think it was the D2H kit from these guys: https://www.gtaretrofits.com/shop/vehicle-specific/frs-brz-gt86/2013-frs-vland-specific-hid-kit/
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