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Forum: G37 Sedan
07-14-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By STownSaint

Agreed, still stall it sometimes. Glad I...

Agreed, still stall it sometimes.

Glad I learned on a Honda ('94 Integra)...
Forum: G37 Sedan
07-11-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11,616
Views: 3,360,981
Posted By STownSaint

Seeing red seats in such poor shape makes me sad

Seeing red seats in such poor shape makes me sad
Forum: G37 Sedan
07-11-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By STownSaint

+1 for switchbacks (the ones that blink...

+1 for switchbacks (the ones that blink amber-off, I think called "type 2")

Kinda see why you'd prefer to keep amber to maintain your color-scheme up front...but switchbacks are one of the best...
07-10-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By STownSaint

2010+ G sedan - OEM mesh grille (How-to/photos)

Follow-up to the G sedan aftermarket mesh grille thread. While that grille was Ok, it was poorly designed and fabricated, so the fitment was off and the final look was lackluster. Chose to go the...
Forum: G37 Sedan
07-08-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13,039
Views: 1,151,860
Posted By STownSaint

Anyone have ideas for how to use this leftover...

Anyone have ideas for how to use this leftover ABS mesh material?

Initial thought was something with the rear bumper valance (ala 2007/8 TL Type-S), but don't think the bumper shape would make...
07-07-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

Thanks! Fuji shall remain, since I like to...

Thanks!

Fuji shall remain, since I like to keep the car looking "OEM"

But I'll admit, without the Fuji looks pretty mean, too. Especially now that the grille actually fits properly :p
07-07-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

^thanks. The vinyl (3M 1080 gloss black) is...

^thanks.

The vinyl (3M 1080 gloss black) is a good color-match for Black Obsidian (Nissan KH3), but its finish has a good amount of orange peel relative to the paint. So within a foot or two and...
07-03-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

Feedback is how I got into this project in the...

Feedback is how I got into this project in the first place...in other words, its always welcome :)
07-03-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

^thanks for the feedback, and agreed (weve...

^thanks for the feedback, and agreed (weve discussed before)

Just so happens, the 2019 QX50 grille emblem has a nice black base and flat profile, so that will be swapped in eventually (And Ill...
07-03-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

^haha, think I know what you mean. And planning...

^haha, think I know what you mean. And planning on doing a write-up soon (complete with video from the shop that did most of the custom work).

Annnnd here's the final outcome. Again, this IS NOT...
Forum: G37 Sedan
07-02-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 729,637
Posted By STownSaint

Wrapped up my little project today (literally :p...

Wrapped up my little project today (literally :p ), which is a mesh grille that is OEM fit-and-finish. Used 3M 1080 vinyl, which folks here may know has an orange peel finish, so I might go get it...
07-01-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By STownSaint

^tried both, went with what looked more proper to...

^tried both, went with what looked more proper to me at the time. It's a toss-up, really, but it seems most cars use the bottom of the doors as reference, so maybe I'm conditioned.

I placed the...
Forum: G37 Sedan
07-01-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13,039
Views: 1,151,860
Posted By STownSaint

^wow, nice find. Unfortunately, the nose of...

^wow, nice find.

Unfortunately, the nose of my car sees an hour or two of direct sunlight per day, resulting in faded plastic mesh in the lower air dam. Anyone have experience bringing this...
07-01-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

Test-fit with ABS mesh...all went well and no...

Test-fit with ABS mesh...all went well and no adjustments needed! Final (and probably toughest) step, the vinyl wrap, is upcoming. Stay tuned...
...
07-01-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By STownSaint

Well, if anyone's on the fence about these,...

Well, if anyone's on the fence about these, here's what they look like.

(saved me from a few dings already)
...
Forum: G37 Sedan
07-01-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,100
Posted By STownSaint

Recently embarked on one of my DC-NY roadtrips,...

Recently embarked on one of my DC-NY roadtrips, the new Goethals bridge looks pretty...interesting.

Anyone drive anywhere cool lately? Tis the roadtrip season afterall
...
Forum: G37 Sedan
06-30-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11,616
Views: 3,360,981
Posted By STownSaint

With how far vinyl wrapping has come over the...

With how far vinyl wrapping has come over the passed few years, think I'd strongly consider that route (if full paintjobs are in the $5K ballpark).

That said, paintjob looks nice from that photo.
Forum: G37 Sedan
06-30-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 142,825
Posted By STownSaint

Wow, nice write-up. Your attention to detail is...

Wow, nice write-up. Your attention to detail is auto-journalist level. Interesting to see more than a few folks go from G37 to VW Golf, being a cross-segment move and all.

Similar to the WRX,...
06-30-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

^gotcha, well if all goes according to plan,...

^gotcha, well if all goes according to plan, vinyl wrap will be done by Tues, and I'll install the final grille Wednesday AM.

Any tips on vinyl wrapping the grille frame? Seems fairly straight...
06-30-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

^haven't test-fitted to the car yet. Any chance...

^haven't test-fitted to the car yet. Any chance you have a photo of the backside of the grille handy?

I think as long as a neatly trim the mesh along the inner edge of the grille opening, I...
06-29-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

Fitted the ABS mesh into the custom grille. ...

Fitted the ABS mesh into the custom grille. Coming together nicely, waiting on gloss black vinyl in the mail...
...
Forum: G37 Sedan
06-28-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By STownSaint

Seems so. The G sedan was a volume car, now with...

Seems so. The G sedan was a volume car, now with a successor in its 5th year itself. And the used market doesn't really recognize the 6MT model as anything special. Resale values were also hit...
Forum: G37 Sedan
06-27-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By STownSaint

Wow, sorry to hear. My car's same trim, color and...

Wow, sorry to hear. My car's same trim, color and mileage, so this resonates a lot. If I were in your shoes, I'd probably try to save the G. Imperfections will give it character, like the Millennium...
Forum: G37 Sedan
06-27-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 729,637
Posted By STownSaint

Thanks. I'm very impressed by the shop that took...

Thanks. I'm very impressed by the shop that took on the project, nothing but attention to detail and professionalism. I'll write a review on them if they're Ok with it.

Fuji shall remain...my...
06-27-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,667
Posted By STownSaint

Another preview, this time installed. Hope to...

Another preview, this time installed. Hope to wrap things up sometime next week. Overall, the OEM conversion grill is A LOT better than the poor-fitting CMOD grill.

Grill isn't bolted in to the...
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