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Old 01-27-2007, 05:04 PM   #76
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:56 PM   #77
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that wheel and dash make the car. even OEM stitch pattern- wow! did Stitchcraft hate you a little bit after all that sampling?
Surprisingly no, they actualy welcomed the fact that I knew exactly what I wanted. Stitchcraft is a top notch company that has produced many, many world class cars. I remembered them from some of the cars they've done over 10 years ago. They have done everything from lowriders, to hot rods, to boats - and that's why I chose them. They are extremely versatile.


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He wears gloves anytime his hands touch the steering wheel.
Very true indeed. I also make others wear gloves anytime they touch it too, like when I get my custom alignments, he he he.

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Also this wasn't his daily driver until the end of his stay in oklahoma hehe I had to add that paulie.
Now Ant, if you're gonna tell it like that, then give them the whole story, he he he. I used to drive the car everyday, but when it went under the knife for the second time it took so long for me to aquire the rest of the parts and my interior, brakes, and bodywork to get finished I had to actually buy a second car to get to work. I ended up buying a little truck which came in handy for hauling parts and such. After the car was finished, I did drive it daily to work and what not, unless the weather was just out of control. I did have racing slicks ya know, he he he.


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This just happened to be the first modded wrx I rode in after I bought my wrx and I was very very impressed. So I had to out do Paulie and make mine faster haha.
Ha Ha Ha, last time I checked Ant, you were the only one who didn't come out to the track day to PROVE that!!! So how do you actualy know?

Ha Ha Ha. It's all good fellas. Ant and I go way back and I'm just messing with him. His car probably was faster...but it's not about power, it's about BALANCE.



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Old 01-27-2007, 10:07 PM   #78
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this thread makes me happy.

I would always see Paulie's car outside FIS in McKinney, TX when I was getting some tuning or suspensions work done and it always inspired me to keep pushing farther with my own car.

Sadly, I sold mine when I left for Japan with the idea of coming back and redoing it. I had some bad luck with mine including vandalism after vandalism.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:14 PM   #79
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btw how did you cut your bumper so nicely for the fmic?
Paulie cut my bumper for me, took 3 hours, but look at the results! This guy did it all with a dremel cutting wheel, and a dremel sander bit. Tenacity, determination, and concentration breed perfection!

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Old 01-27-2007, 10:22 PM   #80
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For some reason Ben, I remember it taking a lot longer, he he he. You'd be like, you're done right? And I'm all, "I have to file this one little section down to make it even." Ha Ha Ha.

Those were good times. Remember when we were centering your intercooler? I was eyeing it up because we didn't have the tape measure handy at the time? I was like, "Just a little more to the left, and it'll be perfect." You measured it later and it was within a half a milimeter.

Damn I miss those times...



Seat pics are on the way...just finishing them up...

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Old 01-27-2007, 11:45 PM   #81
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I was soooo pissed when I found your car pix. Thought I was going to be the first. *sigh* Well as it turned out, I'm grateful since I can now see the final product. I had talked to vendor after vendor about doing the dash. But I hadn't talked to Stitchcraft. They are genuinely good people. All the other custom interior shops seemed great too, but they lack patience. 9 times out of ten I found an awesome shop went to go talk to them and I got the "yeah we do that kind of thing all the time. What kind of car you working on?... oh, well... yeah you should probably talk to a specialist. We only really do classic cars." Stitchcraft does great work and they don't discriminate.

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Old 01-27-2007, 11:53 PM   #82
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9 times out of ten I found an awesome shop went to go talk to them and I got the "yeah we do that kind of thing all the time. What kind of car you working on?... oh, well... yeah you should probably talk to a specialist. We only really do classic cars." Stitchcraft does great work and they don't discriminate.
This is exactly why I chose Stitchcraft to begin with. Sure, many hot rod builders can do this sort of work, but when they find out you have an import car and not a '39 Ford, they'll instantly turn the other cheek. Not Stitchcraft. It doesn't matter it you want your AMC Gremlin redone. They'll do it no problem, and with a smile, all while making you feel like a client and not some random customer off the street.



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Old 01-27-2007, 11:55 PM   #83
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Keep the pics coming Paulie, I'm getting a bit anxious!
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:00 AM   #84
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The last thing for Stitchcraft to do was the seats and door panels. I waited a long time for them, because Sparco never brought Red Netspacer fabric to the US. They had the Black Microfiber fabric to do the outside of the seats, but I desperately needed the Netspacer stuff to match the inserts of the 2 Sparco Monza front seats. They only had Black and Blue available. After some back and forth with Sparco USA, I finally talked to the president of the company, and they special ordered it from Italy. It took 2 months to get here.

I was in a unique situation when the seats were being done. I went on a business trip to Las Vegas at the same time Stitchcraft started work on the seats. Since there was a 3 day weekend during my trip, I decided to head down to Huntington Beach, California to check up on my interior, and meet the staff that has put up with my numerous requests over the phone and e-mail for the past few months or so.

I went out to lunch with the general manager at the time, as we had formed a good friendship over the last couple of months. We actually went out to eat at In & Out Burger before getting down to business, he he he. He took me to meet the owner of Stitchcraft, Steve “Revo” Reeves. Those renderings in the background are original Chip Foose drawings. Revo explained to me that he was good friends with Chip Foose, and that I should go visit him (Foose’s shop was right down the street). I did, and it was awesome!








Ok, enough of all that, lets get back to business…


Here you can see them matching my stock seat bottom to the Sparco Monza’s


The aim here was to replicate the Sparco logo exactly like on the front seats, and to massage the headrest shape into a more Monza-like design


The first go on the work bench


On the seat back, you can see the bottom of the Red panels were not quite right…they were lower on the inside. I caught this while I was there and had them re-do it


Meanwhile, the door cards came out great. The top was done in Sparco Alcantara to match the lines of the dashboard, and the inserts were done in the Sparco Red Netspacer fabric to match the Monza front seats.


I even had them take of the leather strip on the shift knob and had them do it with the same Sparco Alcantara everything else was done in…
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:00 AM   #85
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My goal in doing the whole interior like this was to have it as if it all came from the Sparco factory itself. This is what I envisioned Sparco would do if they were to make an interior for a factory special edition car…here are the finished results of everything together…













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Old 01-28-2007, 12:09 AM   #86
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Wow...that's some incredible attention to detail. You must have dropped some serious coin on the whole interior. (Yes I feel the need to comment after every update...it's just that good )
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:18 AM   #87
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Wow...that's some incredible attention to detail.
Thank you. Wait unitl I get into the brake story, he he he...OCD really kicks in then!



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Old 01-28-2007, 12:19 AM   #88
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Congratulations that is a great interior. you are a true interior Nazi. bet you spent a shatload on that. guy's at the shops must have hated you after all the re-do's and phone calls/ emails. but none the less, you have an interior like nothing else in the world, unlike any production car or WRC car out there, and it matches your Sparco seats
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:23 AM   #89
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I tell you what, hats off for what's going to result. Very nice. In the end this is going to be outright b****in.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:25 AM   #90
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I tell you what, hats off for what's going to result. Very nice. In the end this is going to be outright b****in.
I think it resulted.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:26 AM   #91
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I tell you what, hats off for what's going to result. Very nice. In the end this is going to be outright b****in.
the car has been done dude... hes just making a tribute thread hence the word history


eurospek beat me to it
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:40 AM   #92
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I may have mentioned it earlier in the thread, but this is by far my favorite bugeye, and I do really mean it. Major props to Paulie for coming up with an awesome build plan, and not stopping short of accomplishing it.
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:49 AM   #93
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For some reason Ben, I remember it taking a lot longer, he he he. You'd be like, you're done right? And I'm all, "I have to file this one little section down to make it even." Ha Ha Ha.
that was insane, I do remember that now that you mention it. That had to be the most full-up Makinen install the eBay intercooler has ever had, LOL!

my fondest memory was the 5am drive to the 24-hour convenience store. We must have looked like the walking dead to the store clerk.

BTW, cool pics with you and Foose. Tell these guys the BRAKE STORY! OCD does not even begin to describe the annoying attention to detail you have, when compared to the BRAKE STORY!
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:40 AM   #94
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didn't know it took THAT much effort to create your interior, crazy!!
wow those stitchcraft people = MAGICIANS!!!

everytime I see paulie in pics he never smiles, only grins...

like here when he's standing awkwardly next to Foose.
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:58 AM   #95
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that's pretty cool paulie, I never really knew the whole story of your car...werd
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:11 AM   #96
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that's pretty cool paulie, I never really knew the whole story of your car...werd
Yeah, a lot went into this car for sure...and the story is no where near done yet!

Next round of pics coming soon...



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Old 01-28-2007, 07:33 AM   #97
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Man chip foose has a "I just got hit by a shovel" face.
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:47 PM   #98
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Stitchcraft's website has a few images of the car as well.

For all the time and money that went into your car, I'd say it was well worth it. It looks amazing. I can't wait to see more progress shots.
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:15 PM   #99
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Man chip foose has a "I just got hit by a shovel" face.
that's so mean...
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Ha Ha Ha, last time I checked Ant, you were the only one who didn't come out to the track day to PROVE that!!!
and we cant let him forget it either!!!

this thread is awesome paulie, i never met you until you already had the interior done (maybe just the dash was done, this was that little meet up at bass pro i think). its great to see pics from the early days of my favorite subie's life!
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