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    Cutting holes in the door panels! PO did that. Should have replaced them when they were available.
    And installing hood scoops like what is on my car. Still trying to find time to work on the stock hood I have to bring mine back to stock. I guess I keep putting it off because there is a lot of work to do to it.

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    Lowered the car so the front air dam would scrape. I was going to break it off for sure if I had kept driving it like that.

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    Whenever I see a massive rear wing added to a classic vehicle I immediately question the intelligence of the owner / installer.

    Not one in 1000 understands the coefficient of drag...the fact that that wing is working against them in 90% of their driving conditions.

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    Cutting the roof off to make a convertible and cutting the back out to make a pickup bed - on the same car.

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    IMHO, all depends on the application. Hood scoop (esp carbon fiber) looks great on a dedicated drag car with wheelie bars, slicks etc. Also might want one on a rally car, say for the baja 1000. Otherwise not unless you're running a belt drive blower or something. Mudflaps look right on a rally car. An adjustable wing looks right and may be necessary on any Z car that races over 150 mph.

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    Here is a visual for John Coffey's mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzi Lon View Post
    Here is a visual for John Coffey's mod.
    That looks like something from Death Race 2000.
    Feb '70 & Mar '71 240z

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    I was going to ask for a visual, but though it'd be for the best not to. Thanks Lon...
    2/74 260Z

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    Cut roof for sunroof install.
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    THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE: SUNNY'S 240Z - Speedhunters
    This slammed DD violates a lot of no-no's posted on JNC but won peoples choice. Got the sticker though, so guess it's ok. Looks ok to me, but check the ground clearance on that tail pipe. Guess it looks extra cool at night with sparks coming out behind it.
    It it my imagination or do people drive worse now that cars have screens?

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    Wrapping it around a tree....
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