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This past weekend, I attended a friends wedding. I hate going to non-family weddings and wondering who will be sitting at my table. As we get situated, I see this guy at my table that I met earlier in the year at a party my buddy had. I was happy to see that because I knew he was into cars and it would give me something to do instead making an ass out of myself on the dance floor.

We started talking and he asked if I was going to SEMA. I said "the one on the East Coast?" He said no, the one in Las Vegas. "I wish", I replied and said, "are you?" He said yes, my company is sending me. I was like "what the hell do you do, who do you work for?" GMP Diecast, but one of my body kits will be on a couple of cars there.

Come to find out, his full name is John McBride and his primary job is product development for GMP Diecast, but he designs body kits on the side. I immediately thought about the need of a kick ass body kit for the SRT-4.

I am going to work with him on coming up with a design that will blow the doors off of what is available on the current market. The only problem after that is backing. I will work on that once we get a design together. He already has a guy he works with in Las Vegas that will make the kits.

I'll keep the forum posted on our journey. In the meantime, here are a couple of sketches he did for the GTO body kit he designed and that will be at SEMA. As you can also see, there is a pic of the actual kit on a GTO. Hopefully John can email me more.
 

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Awesome, wierd how you can meet people in high places eh?

Only problem with our cars is making something blend in with the stock look but also looking better at the same time. Good luck.
 

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mattgram said:
3 words Super Street Poster!
LOL, I said that to him. He knew exactly what I was talking about because he has the poster in his studio. He said a widebody kit like that would cost A LOT of money.

I'm not convinced the "neon" crowd would actually buy the kit when it came down to it because of cost. I know how frugle we are!
 

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well maybe not exaclty the widebody like the SS kit...but the front, sideskirts and rear could be done fairly closly to the SS kit without being an actual widebody. Maybe make some sort of fender flares optional (ala the wings west kit...gag but you get the idea).

or a kit like that orange srt that the chic designed the body kit for...wheres that damn pic when i need it

eh found it ..just get rid of the funny ford escort looking nostrals..and add reg srt ones or the ones from the lightwight mopar car
 

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-Just extend and lightly massage the factory body work in front and on the sides closer to the ground and kick the front lip out a bit.
-Close off the fog light openings for just the lights themselves.
-Make another small hole below each fog light and bell shape the opening to accept plumbing for brake ducts.
-Throw a rear diffuser on exactly like the lightweight SRT-4 has and product finished.
 

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I appreciate all of the ideas! Keep them coming!! Afterall, I want this to be the best kit available. I know that everyone will not like it, but if I can get a majority of the owners to approve, it's a step in the right direction!!
 

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Midnight Turbo said:
-Just extend and lightly massage the factory body work in front and on the sides closer to the ground and kick the front lip out a bit.
-Close off the fog light openings for just the lights themselves.
-Make another small hole below each fog light and bell shape the opening to accept plumbing for brake ducts.
-Throw a rear diffuser on exactly like the lightweight SRT-4 has and product finished.
I like the way this guy thinks! :clap:
 

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Stealth, I too, am not a fan of the "bug eyes" but changing just the headlights would be a huge task in itself. You would need a new hood, fascia, front 1/4 panels and obviously lights. The Viper lights would be great but those bastids cost 200+ each!
 

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Visual mods-the only thing Rays car has done to it (I wouldn't call them Mods, more like abortions but whatever). I would agree with stealth and desing something to incorporate new lights. It may be expensive but people do them to civics and integra's. If not that, then I'd say make a bumper with a more "Viperish" look to it, more agressive and sleek.
 

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drizze99 said:
Stealth, I too, am not a fan of the "bug eyes" but changing just the headlights would be a huge task in itself. You would need a new hood, fascia, front 1/4 panels and obviously lights. The Viper lights would be great but those bastids cost 200+ each!
Have you seen the Morrette headlights on a bug-eyed WRX? They really change the appearance of the front end, drastically. I would think the same kind of headlight design could work for the Neon's headlights, too. Maybe not as sweet as the Viper headlights...but, nice nonetheless.

Here's an example: http://www.iwoc.co.uk/images/cluster/bedford1/my01morr03.jpg
 
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