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Old 07-11-2021, 11:17 AM   #26
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I asked umscooby to email me some images of his that wouldn't upload, so that maybe I could discover something about them that was causing upload issues/errors.

I received three images, and the first thing I noticed was that every image had a different extension... jpeg, jpg and JPG. What this told me was that different methods of acquisition and/or editing/saving were occurring.

This was confirmed when I checked the metadata for each image. One image had no metadata, and the other two had metadata which indicated that two different iPhones had been used to take the photos (6S and SE), and different software (Windows Photo Editor and unknown 13.7) was used to save the images.

All three of these images uploaded no problem to the NASIOC image host after they were imported into my photo editor (IrfanView) and simply re-saved with no further modification.

I suspect there's something funky with the compression scheme being utilized by certain types of photo conversion/editing apps. This may or may not be a problem specific to iPhones (and the way the images are formatted/saved).

It appears the simplest solution to the upload issue here is to find a photo conversion/editing app that doesn't trigger an upload error, and then stick to using that particular program.
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Thanks for your assistance. Looks likes there are a few photo repair programs available to purchase that would take care of my issue.

Much like the project itself, this thread and any future threads, will be slow to develop and get dialed in so bare with me.
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Old 07-11-2021, 01:10 PM   #27
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Old 07-11-2021, 01:18 PM   #28
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Looks likes there are a few photo repair programs available to purchase that would take care of my issue.
I don't know what's available for use in the Mac universe (if that's what you're working with), but there are plenty of free photo editing programs/utilities to use with a Windows PC, including my go-to favorite, IrfanView.
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Old 07-27-2021, 04:22 AM   #29
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See post #9. Slow going but 10 more photos added.
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:45 AM   #30
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I see you decided not to mold the side skirts, do you plan to make them detachable? if so, how to you plan to install them
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Old 07-28-2021, 11:21 AM   #31
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I see you decided not to mold the side skirts, do you plan to make them detachable? if so, how to you plan to install them
Side skirts are the last pieces to be installed. They will be bonded for installation and molded in at the rear quarters for sure and front fenders more than likely.

I've tossed around the idea of cutting the side skirts at the front edge of the doors/back edge of fenders so that the fenders can still be removed once the side skirts get bonded but it creates a bunch of extra fiberglass and fab work.

Doable, but if you saw my bills from the body shop every month you might understand my hesitation.

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Old 07-28-2021, 12:05 PM   #32
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Want to mention something that relates to what I said above regarding the labor and funds going into this, beacuse as you guys/gals can see I am trying to do this without taking any shortcuts, big or small, and to produce a high quality finished product that will last.

That said I was very disappointed with the garbage parts I received from Seibon. ...luckily they are a huge company and don't give a sh** what I have to say so here goes...

I have a Seibon rear deck lid that was originally supposed to go on the car but the fitment and mold of the part were so bad that the body shop informed me it would be around 40-50 hours of labor to make it right. Basically at every edge and corner the thing curled in so bad it would have needed to be cut in places and remade.

So for a $900 piece of faux carbon crap I would have had to spend another 3- 4k to get it right? Uh no, stock deck lid went back on the car, and JDM rear bumper beam purchased to compensate for weight haha. Eventually I'll bring the faux carbon back home, body work it myself, and a have a spare decklid for track days.

I also included a few photos of the hood and scoop previously but failed to mention how terrible they fit and were made. Remember that I did all the pre-fitment work of the body kit etc. All 8 holes on the factory hinges had to be slotted or enlarged just so the hood didn't land on top of the drivers side fender when it was closed. Not 2 or 3 but all 8. The hood scoop, which I didn't post all the pics of, was another animal entirely. 3/8' higher and taller on one side, not lined up correctly on the hood itself, all of the little vent fins are different shapes and proportions. Looked like a middle schooler made the thing.

Lots of griping in this post, but for what Seibon charges for faux carbon, the parts they ship out suck donkey balls. Note, I had a VIS Racing decklid on my STi and it wasn't all that great fitment wise but MUCH better. Just beware to anyone possibly looking at Seibon stuff for their GC. To get their stuff to the level I'm looking for I had to ditch the decklid entirely lol, and spend a lot of time/$ to correct the hood.

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Old 07-28-2021, 02:35 PM   #33
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I've tossed around the idea of cutting the side skirts at the front edge of the doors/back edge of fenders so that the fenders can still be removed once the side skirts get bonded but it creates a bunch of extra fiberglass and fab work.

this is the route that I took, front fenders MUST be detachable unless you don't plan to use the car
however I don't like the side skirt molded look and trying to see how to make it look more OEM-ish
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Old 07-28-2021, 03:11 PM   #34
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this is the route that I took, front fenders MUST be detachable unless you don't plan to use the car
however I don't like the side skirt molded look and trying to see how to make it look more OEM-ish
I hear what you are saying about the fenders and was thinking the same thing. However, there is still the matter of fender liners. The body shop is in the process of making some tabs for me inside of the fenders and I will be making the inner liners myself, already got my hands on some material samples. I figure if I can make a good set of removable liners I should be able to access everything I need in there, which is basically just routing the wire harness. Not ideal but doable and I actually prefer the molded in look when its done right vs. having another body line/gap and little stubby portions of the skirts bonded separately to the fenders.

Really, my biggest concern is the protentional fender bender and then being totally screwed. But with the level of paint and body I'm going through I'd be screwed anyway.

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Old 08-04-2021, 05:12 PM   #35
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...finally

Using two different software programs I was able to resolve all of my photo upload issues. Added some photos and reorganized the whole thread so it shows the progression in a more orderly fashion.

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Old 08-17-2021, 09:04 PM   #36
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Added some pretty cool pics on page 1 post 11.
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Old 08-18-2021, 06:09 PM   #37
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Looks clean!
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Old 08-19-2021, 04:52 PM   #38
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Holy crap. Definitely subbed to this!! This is an absolute dream build. I shall wait for each update with baited breath.


Also, that sucks about your seibon rear deck lid! Do you know if all their stuff is trash with Fitment for each year body style? Asking for my 11 WRX hood haha
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:02 PM   #39
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Holy crap. Definitely subbed to this!! This is an absolute dream build. I shall wait for each update with baited breath.


Also, that sucks about your seibon rear deck lid! Do you know if all their stuff is trash with Fitment for each year body style? Asking for my 11 WRX hood haha
Thanks for subscribing!

I don't have personal experience with their products on other body styles but I do have a couple friends with GD's who have their parts and are happy with them. To me it's a bit subjective as I just saw one of my friends with a bug eye and he's had one of their hoods for years and just bought one of their wings. The wing only makes contact with the decklid for about 4 or 5" at each side but it has huge frown in it and is literally 1/4" off the decklid in the center, like seeing daylight all the way through. But according to him it fits great and he doesn't mind that 2/3 of the wing does not sit down flush on his decklid so...
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I don't have personal experience with their products on other body styles but I do have a couple friends with GD's who have their parts and are happy with them. To me it's a bit subjective as I just saw one of my friends with a bug eye and he's had one of their hoods for years and just bought one of their wings. The wing only makes contact with the decklid for about 4 or 5" at each side but it has huge frown in it and is literally 1/4" off the decklid in the center, like seeing daylight all the way through. But according to him it fits great and he doesn't mind that 2/3 of the wing does not sit down flush on his decklid so...

Haha fair enough. Haha that guy with the wing sounds like hes got the rose colored glasses of I just spent some real $$$. Im gonna pretend it looks good.
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sub'd. We have a 98 just chillin in the yard we may do a build on
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Old 08-25-2021, 06:49 PM   #42
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I got spare widebody kit chillen in one of my closets for ya.
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Old 08-28-2021, 03:02 PM   #43
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How was the MTB ride????

I did think of something from your txt.
When I got my JDM cover painted
Painter advised that Acadia Green paint code too old for current mixing computers(make paint hue/color from weight of various colors)
Took additional work but got color correct.
I am sure your shop can do the same
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Old 08-28-2021, 05:50 PM   #44
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^

Haha, great thanks! Bike parks have come a long way since I started riding, like they didn't exist.

I have one spray out, shown in the thread that was done by my local shop (guy I usually use for paint stuff), but I am anxiously awaiting more spray outs to arrive in the mail from the shop out in Denver that has my car.
I'll let you know when I get them.

Thanks!

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That thing looks AMAZING!
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Old 11-04-2021, 02:35 PM   #47
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^ Thanks.

Bump for a couple of pictures and updates.
Page 1 post 12, nothing to exciting.
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