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lenswerks
05-25-2013, 06:25 PM
Delivery December 2012

Nero leather, 17" Hyper Black Wheels

Mods:
TMC ECU Piggyback
MM ME200T Throttle Control
KW V1 Coilovers front
Eibach Sportline Springs rear with stock shock
Eurocompulsion R3T Intake
OZ Leggenda 17" 17x7 ET30 Matt Black
205/40R-17 Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport XL
500T Lamps front-rear
TWM Short Shifter
Road Race Motorsports BIG Red
BLACK Trunk Handle Pull Black w/Red Stitch Leather
Shrader Performance RSDF500 Rear Seat Delete
Plasti Dip Abarth Emblem surround front + rear
Plasti Dip hatch latch
Craven Stubby Antenna – Black

Planned: RRM Axle Back Exhaust - Powder Coated Black.

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Larger photos can be seen here:
http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/library/?sort=3&src=wap&page=1
Thanks.

Tweak
05-25-2013, 11:01 PM
Very nice, look forward to seeing the black exhaust. :)

redred
05-25-2013, 11:08 PM
As I've said before, I love those OZ wheels! Great looking car!!

Seafarer61
05-26-2013, 10:43 AM
I wish OZ made those wheels in a 16-inch.

Mighty fine Nero. Love the black out work you've done. Time to get the license plate ADARTH. ;)

lenswerks
05-27-2013, 10:23 PM
Thanks all!

Yes, it would be great if they made the O-Z Leggenda in 16".

ADARTH? Mmmmm - "You underestimated the Power of the Dark Side"

The ADARTH can pursue a Bianco EVEN into an asteroid field!

banzaitoyota
05-28-2013, 06:20 PM
The ADARTH can pursue a Bianco EVEN into an asteroid field!

And yet they stil havent caught the ROSSO Scorpion!

lenswerks
07-03-2013, 07:35 PM
I installed the powder coated black RRM exhaust today.
I have not driven after the install other than to take off the ramps as it was getting late.

More later about my impressions and some better photos.
No more space for me to post photos here.

Thanks

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Gigante
07-03-2013, 09:24 PM
I installed the powder coated black RRM exhaust today.
I have not driven after the install other than to take off the ramps as it was getting late.

More later about my impressions and some better photos.
No more space for me to post photos here.

Thanks

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The car looks really nice, great job.

lenswerks
07-03-2013, 10:28 PM
Thanks!
Nero door handles go on next.:joyous:

Little bit better photo - http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/library/Facebook/Abarth#/user/lenswerks/library/Facebook/Abarth?sort=3&page=1&_suid=1372903933380038776206761937687

lenswerks
07-06-2013, 11:59 AM
More of exhaust - http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/media/Facebook/Abarth-1/1052141_128631727345836_508391161_o.jpg.html#/user/lenswerks/media/Facebook/Abarth-1/1052141_128631724012503_371663945_o.jpg.html?&_suid=1373126298447039454773663190284

lenswerks
07-26-2013, 10:51 AM
Additional Modifications:
Nero Front / Rear side markers with ¼” clear stripe over LED
Eibach Sportline Springs rear with Koni Yellow shocks
iPad Mini ProClip Mount
PLX OBD WiFi
V1 Grand Touring Package

New Photos--
http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/library/#/user/lenswerks/library/?sort=3&page=1&_suid=137484996383104762269916624488

trevc
07-26-2013, 11:03 AM
How do you see out with all the electronics on the windshield:confused:

500ways
07-26-2013, 11:54 AM
The car looks really nice, great job.

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lenswerks
07-26-2013, 12:29 PM
From the Pilot's seat---
The ProClip iPhone mount on the A-Pillar is low and to left enough not to block the view.
The ProClip iPad Mini mount is low enough to where it does not block any part of the windscreen.
The iOttie mount at top of windscreen on passenger side is high enough to only block the sky.
A mounted V1 is a small footprint and my eyes are far enough apart to not be an issue.

lenswerks
10-08-2013, 10:09 PM
I replaced the Sportlines in the rear with Neuspeed without lower rubber insulator which lowered the rear by 1/2" to 23-7/8 with Koni Yellows.
There is one photo here tagged Neuspeed and one tagged Sportline where you can see the change.

Looks much better now IMO with back end lower.

http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/library/#/user/lenswerks/library/?sort=3&page=1&_suid=138128302579005588750896981829

ScorpionSkins.com
10-08-2013, 11:22 PM
I replaced the Sportlines in the rear with Neuspeed without lower rubber insulator which lowered the rear by 1/2" to 23-7/8 with Koni Yellows.
There is one photo here tagged Neuspeed and one tagged Sportline where you can see the change.

Looks much better now IMO with back end lower.

http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/library/#/user/lenswerks/library/?sort=3&page=1&_suid=138128302579005588750896981829

Thanks for the comparison. Any comments in regards to changes in ride quality with either set? Love the blacked out look. As a fellow nero owner, I must say it's the only way to go! :cool:

lenswerks
10-09-2013, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the comparison. Any comments in regards to changes in ride quality with either set? Love the blacked out look. As a fellow nero owner, I must say it's the only way to go! :cool:

Thanks.
Neuspeed is a little firmer as you would expect and handles better at 1/2 inch lower the Sportlines for my driving style.
Both springs work well with the Koni, they make a huge difference over stock and better than the KW V1 I had on rear.
I have KW V1 on front.

lenswerks
11-17-2013, 10:27 PM
Was off Friday and raining, got bored and thought I'd try my hand at tinting the tails.
The right side looks a little darker but that is just the way sun is blocked by the trees.
Two photos taken standing in the drive way looking into gararge.

http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/library/#/user/lenswerks/library/?sort=3&page=1&_suid=137484996383104762269916624488

Tweak
11-17-2013, 10:58 PM
Was off Friday and raining, got bored and thought I'd try my hand at tinting the tails.
The right side looks a little darker but that is just the way sun is blocked by the trees.
Two photos taken standing in the drive way looking into gararge.

http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/library/#/user/lenswerks/library/?sort=3&page=1&_suid=137484996383104762269916624488

I like it, also the whole look, the wheels although I've seen them before work better with your car than some I have seen.

Did you use paint and thinner or VHT (or similar product)?

lenswerks
11-17-2013, 11:39 PM
Thanks Tweak!
I used VHT Nite-Shades.

Tweak
11-18-2013, 11:35 AM
Thanks Tweak!
I used VHT Nite-Shades.

I think VHT looks best on black cars, not so much on other colors though.

lenswerks
05-18-2014, 10:04 PM
Vanhook - Great fit and well made at good price.

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lenswerks
07-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Thanks to Mike [musicsurf] ATM FMIC was installed today.
I'm amazed at the power delivery the ATM FMIC provides.


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musicsurf
07-26-2014, 04:19 PM
It looks awesome with the Swaintech coating!

lenswerks
08-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Test fitting the diffuser so it is just hanging there for the photo after about 3 hours of work. It's FRP and was too short length wise so had to take a heat gun, heat up the ends so they would conform to shape of bumper. It comes with three threaded rods embeded - One in middle and one on each end. The rods on the ends match up with bumper slits, drilled a hole for one in the middle. Holes on underside ends of bumper match up to bolt holes in diffuser. It is primed now so dropping off for paint Monday.

Installed EC V4 intake.

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lenswerks
08-09-2014, 06:05 PM
I installed diffuser today. Sanford Paint & Body did a great job with the paint. I used half inch circle drilled aluminum for center opening.

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musicsurf
08-09-2014, 06:22 PM
Nice!!! It looks awesome.

lenswerks
08-09-2014, 07:05 PM
Nice!!! It looks awesome.

Thanks Mike!

I have a lot of the half inch round grill sheet left over, also quarter inch round and hex. All are powered coated black. Let me know if you need any.

docron
08-09-2014, 11:32 PM
Love the car! Ironically, this is the first time I have viewed your build thread....great minds think alike!!! Lol. Keeep it going. :)

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musicsurf
08-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Thanks Mike!

I have a lot of the half inch round grill sheet left over, also quarter inch round and hex. All are powered coated black. Let me know if you need any.

Hmm... you know the project I would need that for too... I might have to take you up on that Donnie. Are you coming out to watch the autox at OCCC tomorrow (I ask as my wake up time is 3.5 hours away)?

lenswerks
08-10-2014, 07:59 AM
I was thinking OCCC was later in the month for some reason. I have a commitment today. If you can, stop by on your way home or the next time you’re in the area.

musicsurf
08-10-2014, 09:11 AM
I was thinking OCCC was later in the month for some reason. I have a commitment today. If you can, stop by on your way home or the next time you’re in the area.

There's a Martin event on the 24th, maybe that's what you were thinking.

MADNESSMark
08-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Looks great! Loving the all black additions!

lenswerks
09-21-2014, 10:46 AM
Got in the rain so dirty but took the time this past week to Zymol H-D Cleanse and Zymol wax. H-D Cleanse like clay bar removes road film and rain deposits for a glass like finish before waxing. Only product I've ever used on a car.

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Tweak
09-21-2014, 08:46 PM
Got in the rain so dirty but took the time this past week to Zymol H-D Cleanse and Zymol wax. H-D Cleanse like clay bar removes road film and rain deposits for a glass like finish before waxing. Only product I've ever used on a car.

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Remind me what you did to smoke your lights (or if you made them yourself). Thanks.

Car does look mirror-like, nicely done!

lenswerks
09-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Thanks!

I removed them and sprayed with VHT Nite-Shades. Two coats but lightly.

Tweak
09-22-2014, 11:32 PM
Thanks!

I removed them and sprayed with VHT Nite-Shades. Two coats but lightly.

You're welcome.

I thought it might be VHT, thanks!