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Trance4c
10-10-2008, 09:50 PM
I know for sure I want the car in white - though I have the painful dilemma now:

Do I keep the bodykit, or do I ditch it?

This day has long been coming, to say it was never my cup of tea is exactly that, but it worked for the purpose at the time.

The car Currently:
http://www.celicatech.com/trance4c/showoff2/24.jpg http://www.celicatech.com/trance4c/showoff2/5.jpg


What it will look like in white:
http://www.celicatech.com/trance4c/white.jpg

Just some quick photoshop work. Now, I like the car with the kit, its still very unique but at the same time, its more work than its worth a lot of the time. It also does not always give the appropriate vibe, most people see a kitted car and think 'rice'. For the most part, that doesn't bother me, but sometimes it does. Even at certain angles, I'm still not very pleased with it. Though, I can't say that isn't true about the stock body (even RC setup) Celica. There are particular angles of the car that just do not work.

If I do go back to a stock body I don't think I would do an RC bumper. Instead, I would rather use a 92/93 updated:
ala like Gary's car use to be -
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/celica3.jpg

If I were to get rid of the kit it might not even be possible and a new shell might be necessary. To say I have the money for this would be true, but this is not what I'm interested in dumping my money into at this point in my life. Though, a rolling shell shouldn't be to expensive and I think very possible.





So.. I'm leaving the input up to you all:

1. Yes keep the kit, go on with the white
2. Ditch the kit, go the 92/93 updated version
3. Ditch the kit, go RC style



VOTE!

Galcobar
10-10-2008, 09:58 PM
Body kit in white's a reasonable compromise -- the colour would no longer scream for attention while the body continues to make waves.

However, thought about just reverting the bumper and keeping the rest of the kit? Aside from the swoopy nose, it's not particularly extreme. Bring that underbody lip over to the reverted bumper and it should flow (hard to say for certain from pictures, of course).

90CelicaST
10-10-2008, 10:13 PM
Have you thought about going pink?
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/3/7/24.jpg

Galcobar
10-10-2008, 10:14 PM
His girl would have to find another matching dress.

Trance4c
10-10-2008, 10:14 PM
Na, I wouldn't change just a bumper. Its either all or nothing.

Trance4c
10-10-2008, 10:15 PM
Lol!

90CelicaST
10-10-2008, 10:19 PM
Seriously though, after you did that lower lip mod thing, it looks a whole lot better, not to mention the uniquness of it, so I would keep it. I just wish there was a way you could cut the very top portion out of the bumper and put a faux carbon fiber piece back in where it should be. I also thing you should find a spoiler for it. I've never liked the look of any 5th gen without a spoiler, stock or otherwise. But, it's your car, so good luck!

Murgatroy
10-10-2008, 10:22 PM
I like the white, however I still think you need to mold something in to fill the gap from where you cut the nosepiece up.

White with Kit.

Trance4c
10-10-2008, 10:30 PM
I like the white, however I still think you need to mold something in to fill the gap from where you cut the nosepiece up.

White with Kit.

??
Its all carbon fiber in there.

I know you can't see it all well, but here is a pic you can see the carbon fiber a bit better, one of those angles though I hate:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/hombredelassrtas/08%20Sibling%20Riv%204/08Sibling464.jpg

90CelicaST
10-10-2008, 10:56 PM
Don't laugh at my Photoshop skills(or lack of), but I think it would look better with that bottom portion painted, and the second carbon fiber trim piece back.
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/3/7/24_origcopy.jpg

Murgatroy
10-10-2008, 11:09 PM
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/1/4/6/08Sibling464.jpg

The part I circled. Then black it all out or pain it bodycolor to match.

I am not nitpicking, but that has bothered me since you did the change. I like the new front, but IMO it looks unfinished/halfassed with that section just cut and left empty. That is why I have harped on it since you did it.

Luni
10-10-2008, 11:58 PM
White is so lame compared to the orange you already have.

People are odd. What makes you want to change the color now?

burnyd
10-11-2008, 12:02 AM
the pink is hawt....

save your money make it fast it looks good to me.

Trance4c
10-11-2008, 01:16 AM
What makes you want to change the color now?

I've been wanting to change the color now for a few years. I'm tired of the orange man. I'm going to have the seat redone in black leather first. Then the only thing left is basically what do I want to do with the exterior.

T-spoon
10-11-2008, 02:37 AM
I am not normally a fan of white, but I do kind of like it. Someone good with photoshop check some other colors.. I wonder how SMG or a shade of midnight blue would look?

celica9303
10-11-2008, 03:23 AM
I like the orange...you live in flordia the orange suits the car keep it its unique. There are tons of with celicas lol. My vote is keep the orange and get a oem rc hood or the vis cf version of it

celica9303
10-11-2008, 03:34 AM
White** sorry typo

KoreanJoey
10-11-2008, 06:34 AM
I am not normally a fan of white, but I do kind of like it. Someone good with photoshop check some other colors.. I wonder how SMG or a shade of midnight blue would look?

+1 to SMG.

Renegade89
10-11-2008, 06:48 AM
http://carmate.com/Images/BodyKitImages/90CEL--TR--FBS.jpg

either this kit or the CS kit

CriScO
10-11-2008, 10:12 AM
Although I'm not a fan of the kit originally, the white definitely tones it down and makes it look so much better. I vote white all the way.

And do you bastards have any idea how hard it is to turn orange into blue? :) Here's the best I could do.

celicaGT90_05
10-11-2008, 10:40 AM
White is so lame compared to the orange you already have.

People are odd. What makes you want to change the color now?

I agree, I really like the orange, it does well with the kit you selected. The orange makes it pop, the white...who cares?

Trance4c
10-11-2008, 06:55 PM
Alright, I'm still leaning toward keeping the kit and going white. Its true its a unique car, would be a shame to ruin that.

Thanks for the pointer Murg, I'll see what I can do. I understand exactly what your talking about.

I am tired of the bright orange though personally, that has to go.

PhillyDRFT
10-11-2008, 07:30 PM
I'm a big fan of the blue with black bottom, having an invader kit on my celica too, I've thought about that same design a lot. The oem medium red pearl is gorgeous though.

Honestly I liked your idea of the white from the beginning. I would lean to one of the metallic pearl whites though if I were you. Especially from one of Cadillac's. They have very nice pearls that don't show off dirt.

Having a pearl white car also I can say it's a pain to keep clean. BUT it looks fantastic when it is. So my vote is definately for the white. Keep the kit. Your's looks great.

Trance4c
10-11-2008, 07:54 PM
Its alright, I keep my XB all day in polar white pretty damn clean and its not in the best place to be resting! Tree sap just sucks.

The Celica will be in the garage for the rest of its life for the most part.

My photoshop skills of madness lol, see what you think:

http://www.celicatech.com/trance4c/jacksonvilleoct08-1057.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/trance4c/jacksonvilleoct08-1057b.jpg

Ryan
10-11-2008, 08:26 PM
I am with philly on this one. The pearl white on the cadillacs is amazing. Although it is expensive, it would look awesome and would be one of a kind. Although I do like the look of the blue too...

Galcobar
10-11-2008, 08:34 PM
Lexus uses an absolutely gorgeous pearl white; the car glows more than sparkles.

Blackcloud
10-11-2008, 09:28 PM
ditch the kit. that shit is soooo early 2000s

T-spoon
10-11-2008, 10:47 PM
Its alright, I keep my XB all day in polar white pretty damn clean and its not in the best place to be resting! Tree sap just sucks.

The Celica will be in the garage for the rest of its life for the most part.

My photoshop skills of madness lol, see what you think:

http://www.celicatech.com/trance4c/jacksonvilleoct08-1057.jpg

http://www.celicatech.com/trance4c/jacksonvilleoct08-1057b.jpg

Not bad, but the gold/bronze wheels.. ehhhhh... IMO would look better to leave them silver.

Trance4c
10-11-2008, 10:50 PM
Ok, there you go :)

T-spoon
10-12-2008, 12:01 AM
Ok, there you go :)

:bigthumbu

cms-gt4
10-12-2008, 01:23 AM
Maybe these will inspire your idea.

http://carview-img01.bmcdn.jp/carlife/images/UserDiary/211003/P1.jpg

http://a390.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/124/l_68025ad2165da41dffa5d09b666d48ed.jpg

http://a416.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/104/l_6519afc56c45283dc3aa22fce4b511b7.jpg

extremeskillz
10-12-2008, 01:25 AM
I say white ;).

Also you should put spacers to bring out the wheels as the reason why i hate these kits. The kit is wider then the wheels. Thats if you keep the kit. Besides that I would go RC. I hate body kits in general!

Ryan
10-12-2008, 01:45 AM
^thats only because you have a sexy gt-s...lol. its already widebody, so you dont need a body kit...lol

Rick89GTS
10-12-2008, 06:10 AM
Can't stand bodykits, the vast majority of them look ghey. Go with the clean stock look with wider tires and rims or the famous CS/RC style.

Trance4c
10-12-2008, 04:41 PM
meh, I think I'm keeping the kit.

While its not most peoples cut of tea, neither is the completely stock or the RC. I just don't think I'd be happy that way either, thats like 95% of everyone elses car.

Unique.. yes, I can deal with that. Though I'm still going to tone it down with the white.

I do appreciate everyones input, I needed some perspective on it. I'm not trying to please everyone, just wanted to know if it was stupid to begin with and obviously its fairly split between going on with the car in white with the kit and the RC style.

Since its down to those too.. I'd rather keep it.

Rick89GTS
10-12-2008, 10:32 PM
Yeah, I personally hate them, but obviously it's your car; to each his own. It's just matter of opinion :)

T-spoon
10-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Well I don't mind not looking just like an RC/GT4/Alltrac, because really in my opinion, those cars should look like those cars. FWD celicas aren't ever going to be rally cars, they're street cars, and damn good highway beasts, so I don't think there's anything wrong with having a look that's not the usual RC/CS, even though I love that look, I love it on AWD celicas most. Which isn't to say I think people SHOULDN'T do that on swapped celi's (because AWD or not it's still sexy), just a personal opinion and taste.

Ryan
10-12-2008, 11:23 PM
*walks outside, looks at celi, and starts to cry* lol. Too bad mine is just a gt with a cs cover.......:(

PhillyDRFT
10-13-2008, 12:02 AM
*walks outside, looks at celi, and starts to cry* lol. Too bad mine is just a gt with a cs cover.......:(

:lolhittin mine too!

Ryan
10-13-2008, 12:25 AM
lol...sure philly sure..haha

19celica90
10-13-2008, 02:03 AM
well you know how I feel and what I did last year....

from this...
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff87/19celica90/3.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff87/19celica90/GetAttachment.jpg

to this...
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff87/19celica90/Picture038-2.jpg


And I think we've both talked about this before. I really liked my kit, it flowed well and in my eyes, it didn't look ricey. Alot of hardcore american muscle guys thought it looked really well. (and those guys can be the most anti-jap critics out there). My decision to go RC style was because I missed being able to just drive the car like a regular car. With the kit I was always going up hills real slow or over speed bumps. Another reason was because I saw the disadvantage of having everything molded. It really made it difficult to work on the IC piping or just jacking the car up with a jack.

But, probably the biggest reason was the cost of constantly repairing the kit. Every little rock was a HUGE risk to the kit. And since everything was molded, a simple crack meant I had to repair the kit and blend my fenders and bumper. So, in my eyes, it wasn't too practical. Besides, the CS/RC components make the car look very aggressive while also being very authoritative. Probably the best way you could go. Just my dos centavos from a guy who's been there.

Trance4c
10-13-2008, 02:08 AM
^ Yep, thats what I think about the most, the upkeep cost of these kits. Its just not worth it.

Ghosty
10-13-2008, 04:57 AM
What do people think about a real subtle kit;

i.e. a lip on the front and sideskirts that fill out the sides.

I don't necessarily mean the Pakifier kit, either. Maybe even a carbon-fiber splitter instead of a front lip. Just something that actually helps with the aero and adds a nice touch to the car.

Rick89GTS
10-13-2008, 06:43 AM
Yep, that's the shit man.
Good move, can't go wrong with that. :bigthumbu :bigthumbu



to this...
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff87/19celica90/Picture038-2.jpg

tuner4life
10-13-2008, 01:21 PM
+1 for going with the RC look. I have always liked the way your car looked trance. But I can see where the fun aspect of the car has gone down. I would be too worried about breaking something.

Pearl white will look good. Try Lexus pearl white, that way the paint is still toyota.

Hope it all works out good for ya

tuner4life
10-13-2008, 01:23 PM
http://carmate.com/Images/BodyKitImages/90CEL--TR--FBS.jpg

either this kit or the CS kit


I actually like this one too. I am not really fond of body kits, but that one looks pretty nice. I have never seen it before.

Wicked Toys
10-13-2008, 10:12 PM
All I can say is your car was one of the few cars I have liked with a kit on it. Of course the Orange helped, but White would work too. I say keep the kit and go white. Mess with some wheel options as well.

Goodluck on your decision.

zmile06
10-14-2008, 11:45 AM
I like the kid hate the front bumper it's just TOO much, get an rc front bumper or something.

90CelicaST
10-14-2008, 02:53 PM
^ I wouldn't, just for the pure fact that Trance's car is one of the last kitted 5th gens on the board. The RC stuff is nice, but everyone's doing/done it.

Conrad_Turbo
10-14-2008, 04:23 PM
Lexus uses an absolutely gorgeous pearl white; the car glows more than sparkles.

062 Pearl White, had my Celi repainted in that color a few years ago...wouldn't have changed a thing.

As for your car Clayton...if you are sick of the color, then change it, I personally think it looks good. :wiggle:

ciento44
10-14-2008, 04:27 PM
I see that Celicatech likes cookie cutters.... :hehe:

Trance4c
10-15-2008, 12:05 AM
Here Murg, like this:

http://www.celicatech.com/trance4c/08Sibling4642.jpg

Ricksta
10-15-2008, 12:30 AM
take that motor, and put it into here and then theres your remodel job!

http://i36.tinypic.com/8vrssn.jpg

Trance4c
10-15-2008, 01:16 AM
^ ha ha ha

Trust me, the thought has crossed my mind before. Just too much is specific to the Celica at this point, but I do realize it could be resold too. Like I said, it passes through my mind.

Ricksta
10-15-2008, 02:49 AM
i just dont like the body style of the gt. its just too damn slim. if you were to do anything id swap a gts rc style. love that wide body so damn sexy. but if you ever get a decent amount of power that front wheel drive just fawkin stinks man. my gt was only on 16 psi and all i did was spin spin spin! rwd ftw!

Murgatroy
10-15-2008, 04:07 AM
Here Murg, like this:

http://www.celicatech.com/trance4c/08Sibling4642.jpg
Ding!

What I would even contemplate doing it making some aluminum panels for it that sealed all of it off save for the IC, thus forcing all of your incoming air through the IC, without allowing any of it to bypass it. You could use CF panels, or even fiberglass them and paint them body color if you wanted.

That would add just another custom touch to the car setting it apart from all the others that honestly set out to imitate that car.

Frankly, I am not a fan of the body kit, but for that car, it works. It is arguably the icon of FWD swapped Celicas. Not that style, not that color, but that exact car. Whether it is my cup of tea or not, you have to admit the history of that car and the following it has unto itself. Not just to members that know you, but the kids browsing eBay for parts that saw pictures of it, those that found it in general searches and even the guys from that dumbass laughatrice.com site.

I just don't think it would be right taking the kit off the car. It would be like the end of an era that honestly not all of us want to end.

Trance4c
10-15-2008, 03:58 PM
Rick - Sounds like you needed some motor mounts, struts and tires.

Murg - Yep, I hear ya. I will attack that piece and extend the fiberglass on down once I finally put it under the knife for paint. That will be an easy addition at that point. The rest though is pretty much all covered, there are angular pieces going upward into the radiator and on the sides. It ensures all the air goes over the IC and radiator.

What I really think would keep from those small pieces of light showing through would be some solid under body pieces. Unless I try to do something completely contour those are the only visible areas not sealed. What I should be doing is really working on the solid underbody piece.

All in due time.

Thanks everyone for your replies, I'm going to keep the kit and just keep continuing with the car to the final form in white. When the day comes and I'm ready to spend on it again I'll have another thread on the painting. :)

Ricksta
10-15-2008, 05:25 PM
white just seems dull dood.

extremeskillz
10-15-2008, 06:40 PM
Ok heres another opinion. Since your going to keep the kit, def do the spacers or get wider wheels to fill in the fenders. THat right there will improve the look and performance in the handling dept.

The color theme i would go white and black trim. YOu have the carbon fiber thing already going for it so i would continue to do the rest with the same theme.

extremeskillz
10-15-2008, 06:45 PM
Maybe these will inspire your idea.

http://carview-img01.bmcdn.jp/carlife/images/UserDiary/211003/P1.jpg

http://a390.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/124/l_68025ad2165da41dffa5d09b666d48ed.jpg

http://a416.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/104/l_6519afc56c45283dc3aa22fce4b511b7.jpg

Actually to tell you the truth I like the look of this kit. Still not for me tho!

Trance4c
10-15-2008, 09:08 PM
Extreme - I've had spacers for years, I believe I encouraged YOU to get spacers. haha

dups90gt
10-16-2008, 06:34 AM
I kinda like it Blue or blue and black
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii216/fmaramara/celicabluecopy.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii216/fmaramara/celica1blackhood.jpg

T-spoon
10-16-2008, 06:40 AM
Rick - Sounds like you needed some motor mounts, struts and tires.

Murg - Yep, I hear ya. I will attack that piece and extend the fiberglass on down once I finally put it under the knife for paint. That will be an easy addition at that point. The rest though is pretty much all covered, there are angular pieces going upward into the radiator and on the sides. It ensures all the air goes over the IC and radiator.

What I really think would keep from those small pieces of light showing through would be some solid under body pieces. Unless I try to do something completely contour those are the only visible areas not sealed. What I should be doing is really working on the solid underbody piece.

All in due time.

Thanks everyone for your replies, I'm going to keep the kit and just keep continuing with the car to the final form in white. When the day comes and I'm ready to spend on it again I'll have another thread on the painting. :)

By the way, the more I look at the front end the more I wish that lip/valence extended out a bit further or had a more gradual angle up to the bumper cover. It just seems to end a bit too sharply.. buuut, I doubt that's very noticable most of the time, it's just that shot really shows it though. Really that's just nitpicking though :hehe:

Murgatroy
10-16-2008, 07:36 AM
Actually to tell you the truth I like the look of this kit. Still not for me tho!
That is a modified RC/CS nose with a Savage lip.

extremeskillz
10-16-2008, 01:28 PM
Extreme - I've had spacers for years, I believe I encouraged YOU to get spacers. haha
Yes actually I do recall actually lol. But you kit still overwhelms the wheels and tires.

extremeskillz
10-16-2008, 01:29 PM
That is a modified RC/CS nose with a Savage lip.

Well whoever made it did a good job because i had no idea!

cms-gt4
10-16-2008, 01:34 PM
That is a modified RC/CS nose with a Savage lip.

Modified RC with a EREBUNI lip.

http://toyotacelicaonline.com/celica1/b5ere2.htm

Murgatroy
10-17-2008, 03:19 AM
Modified RC with a EREBUNI lip.

http://toyotacelicaonline.com/celica1/b5ere2.htm
I was about to argue with you about the compatibility of the Erebuni lip with an RC/CS nose, then I noticed, that lip is shopped on there isn't it? Which explains how it fit.

T-spoon
10-17-2008, 08:07 AM
I was about to argue with you about the compatibility of the Erebuni lip with an RC/CS nose, then I noticed, that lip is shopped on there isn't it? Which explains how it fit.

That pic is a major chop. 4WS ftw! lol

TEAMFaint
10-20-2008, 09:52 PM
Clay! You still haven`t painted this yet?!
=]

My favorite all time kitted 5th gen, other than Neils white 92 GTS.

In my opinion. You have so much work done to this car, but people are drawn away from it because of the kit.

Ditch the kit.
Go white.
Throw on an RC front.
Get 6 spoked 17x8 +35 offset bronze rims with a lip (5zigen makes a perfect one)

Then you`ll get even more attention and more props for what you deserve.

Love you d00ds!

<33

Trance4c
10-20-2008, 11:02 PM
^ haha.. I will repaint, one day.

I've decided I'm ok with it.. I really don't want to spend any on this car. Otherwise, I'm really not into the whole RC style anyway. I know most people are conformists, but its just not something that is overly appealing to me. I dunno why, the RC bumper is just not appealing to me as it is others. I really do like the 92/93 update, but a las I like my kit as much. I'd rather keep it unique.

tuner4life
10-21-2008, 01:51 PM
Props for keeping it unique. I would get a really nice set of wheels for it before messing w/ the body any more. The body is very nice looking, even if people dont like it, if you like it that's what matters.

BTW, I like the orange.

T-spoon
10-21-2008, 04:35 PM
For me it all comes down to the immortal words of Montgomery Burns:

"I'm no critic, but I know what I hate! .. and I don't hate this."

19celica90
10-21-2008, 04:44 PM
i know you kind of made up your mind, so I'm just throwing this out there as an idea. Why not take the best of both worlds and keep your car orange but do the RC conversion?? It'll keep its iconic color and look great. Maybe someone could photoshop that for him to give him an idea.

Trance4c
10-21-2008, 05:43 PM
i know you kind of made up your mind, so I'm just throwing this out there as an idea. Why not take the best of both worlds and keep your car orange but do the RC conversion?? It'll keep its iconic color and look great. Maybe someone could photoshop that for him to give him an idea.

Seen one, thats ok. I'm just not really a fan of the RC bumper. I like the hood, but the bumper just doesn't do it for me. I'd do the 92/93 update way before that.

Trance4c
02-18-2009, 09:33 PM
UPDATE - The date is set for paint!! May 23rd if all goes well, then a few weeks later it shall emerge once again!

(if I was going to repaint it, I had to schedule the time, a lot of SCCA events and the Spring Dragon run)

Ryan
02-19-2009, 12:51 AM
SO you decided on white then?

Are you getting different wheels?

GT4SOM
02-19-2009, 12:52 AM
paint it chameleon!

cms-gt4
03-08-2009, 07:41 PM
I saw some mods to that style of bumper that might be interesting for you.

http://celica18.hp.infoseek.co.jp/cdu25.htm

http://celica18.hp.infoseek.co.jp/hisa-san1.jpg

Trance4c
03-08-2009, 11:22 PM
^ no definitely not

Lagos
03-09-2009, 12:08 AM
If you're going with white, storm trooper that shit like the white evox.

Tommy91GT
03-09-2009, 07:25 PM
leave it orange and detail it like the General Lee lol

Freshnicity
03-09-2009, 08:08 PM
+1 for the pearl white look. would look very dope.

As for the body kit, my PERSONAL(dont want to step on any toes)opinion is OEM or bust my friend. Just my personal opinion, i dont think it looks BAD, it looks unique, but i think with the pearl white it'd look better OEM style.

hyoctane
03-11-2009, 12:37 AM
What do people think about a real subtle kit;

i.e. a lip on the front and sideskirts that fill out the sides.

That's what I've tried to do w/ my TRD kit. Not too loud but something that slightly sets it apart.

I think it'll look great in white! Kind of reminds me of a Strom Trooper. To each his own too... What you need to do is make yourself happy.

Idiot Stick
03-11-2009, 12:38 AM
...Ive got the CF version of Hyoctanes front lip.

Its nice :o

hyoctane
03-11-2009, 01:19 AM
Where'd you get a TRD replica lip in CF? I was lucky and got mine shipped from TRD Japan back in '01 after I bought the car... It took 3 months to get to my doorstep!

Dougy90
03-12-2009, 05:33 AM
so this is just my opinion...but i think u should dump the body kit all together. to me that body kit just screams rice. Its cool that u added ur own touch to the front bumper (and i commend u for that) but still...just screams rice to me.

I like the white...partly because my celica is white lol! but i think just keep the body simple and just a thought...maybe a dark green. u said u were gunna redo the seats in black leather...that would look good i think and still be unique

Trance4c
03-12-2009, 01:08 PM
This thread is now old guys.

Sorry, I'm not really one that enjoys a plain stock body car. Its, well.. plain, and boring.

I do like the bodykit, I'll be keeping the kit. I really don't care what people think, if you think its Rice, then its Rice. Thats fine with me, way more Ricey looking cars have rolled out of the factory.

I'm definitely keeping it the way it is but going to white as I had planned. It does make me happy, and thats what counts.

Appreciate all the inputs, but this is a unique car and it will stay that way.