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Hi everyone. This is the optima i received in parts over Christmas. I still need some parts to finish it (OT-46 chain guard set) but i thought i would share the progress so far! When i rebuilt the Optima Pro i also had all the shocks re anodized, the driveshafts, cups and rods re chemically blackened and polished the alloy. I received the new wheels from America and purchased the bodyset, decals and tires from Marwan.
I have fitted the car out with stainless steel screws which i love the look of, it's also got new wishbones (OT-13), gearbox cases (OT-1) and gear cover. I'm in need of the chain guard set (OT-46) and the chassis will be complete. I live fairly close to Fiber-Lyte and regularly pop in for the nice carbon parts they do, and on this occasion i picked up the carbon top deck and was given a cup of coffee and had a guided tour of the workshops!
I tried to replicate the box art scheme but suffered some paint bleed, i will try and carefully remove it ( i've found nail polish remover is fairly safe and removes over spray) and re finish. I used a slightly wider pin stripe too. I have also sanded the front bumper and plan on spraying it over the next couple of days. Overall i'm happy with the outcome of the car. All comments always welcome and any help with the missing chain guard set would be greatly appreciated.
I Would finally like to say another massive thanks to Myles (Tamiyoman) and Marwan (Integra Fan) for your help and excellent products and service.
Thanks for looking,
P.S I'll take better pictures when it's finished!!
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Optima Pro runner