350z Widebody Build

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About a month and a half ago i dropped my car off at 1488 collision up near conroe (if you are familiar with the northside of houston) and asked about having my fenders completely redone to flow with the bumper and to also fit my wheels with no issues of rubbing or hitting the wheel itself. I sold the dpe’s and picked up marios bazreias, the ones royal_t owned before him to achieve the aggressive wheel i wanted. the specs are 18×10/12 -8 and ive always loved the look of them. Before my final height adjustments I snapped this pic and then I was off to get a final alignment and lowered it a bit more while evening the car out on both sides of the car

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after the final height adjustment

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Now the fun part..

I finally dropped my car off with the go ahead to get started on the fender work. I spoke with Jeremy, the shop owner and gave him my deadline for an upcoming show and that I’d really like it to be done by then. here is how i dropped her off

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Now these pics are over time so im unsure of exact dates of when they were taken or how long it took to get to this point.

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Welding begins and the bumper is on where you can see it is being stretched out to all flow with the widen fenders

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More welding to fill in some gaps and smooth the fender out

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A little difficult to see however he added a rounded metal bar to shape with the fender. This is to allow the fender to better roll off the rim or tire in the event that i do somehow hit. This also keeps the fender from catching and twisting to **** in the event that was to happen

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This is where he pulled the bumper attachment out so the bumper would stretch to match up with the fender work. He welded it up however still needed to fill some holes

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As we were talking I was telling him how much of a difference I could see already. Thats when he was like yea, lets do a comparison real quick, walked over and did this to my flare

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This side is really starting to take shape now with filler after all the welding was done and I was able to get alot better idea of how it was going to turn out

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He also began the other side, cutting off the metal to begin shaping it. At this point he said that he was having a little bit of trouble with the metal above the rear bumper bending cause it was so thin. He said that because the gas tank isnt there to really keep it in place its making things harder however he was able to tackle it with a little more work

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Other side welded up and getting ready to begin more welding just like the other side did. He was making sure all of his measurements were right.

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Back to the other side… more filler added and some sanding to the final stages

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Driver side almost done aswell, he was doing some final touchups

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While it was there, I also had them fill the hole for the rear wiper

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He noticed a small dent in the middle of the bumper and decided to go ahead and fill it so it doesnt show up after paint

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You can see here how the rear bumper tabs were extended out and welded up to match up perfectly with the fenders

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An ass shot of the pretty much final stages before paint

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Wek fest Austin is this Sunday which is the show I am hoping to be able to attend. Leaving the body shop yesterday he told me it will be in paint today and done tomorrow. He did tell me they really are cutting it close however tomorrow afternoon all they will need to do is put everything back together. Hopefully I am able to make it out to wek fest in my car as i’ve put a lot of money into this build so far..

okay guys i didnt give the whole truth about my car. i actually did respray it however kept it from everyone, including my own team. I sprayed it with a ferrari silverstone for a darker silver, almost charcoal to make my weds pop on the car. my final cost for this was 4300 bucks.

They were cleaning it up after I arrived however it still needed the door panels, side mirrors and a few other things.

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My bumper cleaned up, waiting to be put back on

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G35 rears. im having an issue with the tape on the right one though, i cant seem to get it to stick right

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Rear shot before we put the wheels on

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Bumper mounted!

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of course, the gas station pic

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and finally…

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My final update!

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Next up, front camber arms to match up the front poke to the rear. I may also be throwing on a 5mm in the rear for tad more poke (already done)

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