Pics of my new project
  • Just thought I would post some pics of my new car as it looks like it's going to be quite a quick transformation.

    I picked it up on Saturday from the dealer and had already arranged with him for it to be lowered before collection, so that's the first thing off the list.

    I also had the dealer fit a set of wind deflectors as they had them in stock.

    Today I've had the front windows tinted to match the rears (no pics yet).

    Next week I hopefully get my new wheels fitted as they're now on order, and a reversing camera linked up to the stereo will be done at the same time.

    Then.............. what is probably going to be it's biggest change once I finalise designs with the graphics company!!

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  • Looking good :) nice colour too. What wheels are you going for?
  • Thanks very much.

    Wheels will be 17" Fox FX004's in Black. The place I bought the car from put's them on a lot of their Cube stock, and the price he has supplied them for was really good, plus the black will tie in with the graphics i'm having designed

    :D
  • Lol you'll have the same wheels and springs as me then  :D They're a good fit on the Cube, It'll certainly transform the look no end, I'll look forward to seeing the end result. Out of interest where are you having your camera mounted?
    Best Regards James 
  • Hi 'toomanycars' Where did you buy your cube from that will fit the alloys? Is it Performance point in Bristol by any chance?
  • Hi, yes Toomanycars and I both got ours from Neil at performance point/Car imports direct up in Bristol, He's an easy guy to deal with too  :)
  • Was yours the black one in the showroom until last week Jetfitzmaurice?

    The camera is probably going by the rear number plate slightly off centre because of the number plate light.

    Yes, as already said chris, Performance Point for the wheels, but if you're relatively local, I wouldn't recommend them at all..................otherwise all the Cubes in the Southwest are gonna have the same ones!!

     

    Also had the designs back from the company doing my graphics today........................OMG!!

    :D
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    Yup this is now mine 
    >:) 
    I've been waiting for a half decent day to give him a wash and get some better photos so I can put a post up on here. Don't worry about us all having the same wheels, I might be changing mine soon! I was thinking of a reversing camera so I'll be interested to see how yours turns out, that and the graphics 
    :D Best Regards James 
  • Yeah I'm based in Bristol and you're right, it will look like a clone army of Cubes all wearing the same shoes!

    Jetfitzmaurice - Looks great all in black! How easy do you think fitting a aftermarket rear camera would be? I've re-wired an old mini mayfair but nothing this modern!!
  • Wiring the reversing camera isn't hard, they only have the video feed to your head unit and 12v power so just 2 cables. The cameras are cheap and readily available on ebay, £20 get's you a good one, siting wise you can fit a combined numberplate light/camera (bit low so make sure you find one that adjusts), mount it inside the back window looking out or the neatest opion with the best viewing angle is to remove the rear wiper and use the hole for your camera instead. I'll probably do the latter as I hardly ever use the rear wiper and I like the smooth bum look  :-O
    Best Regards James 

    PS Don't worry about us all having the same wheels as I'll most probably be changing mine in the next few weeks and putting these up for sale
  • Nice looking car James, it was obviously waiting to be registered when I bought mine??

    My wheels arrived today, and handily I was in Bristol to finalise my graphics colours so picked them up on the way through, now just got to wait for the tyres to arrive!

    Hoping to get the wheels onto the car before Tuesday, coz that's when the major work is being done.

  • P.S - Only joking about the wheels, and I may decide to have mine done a different colour in the future anyway :D
  • Looking forward to seeing the graphics, the wheels certainly fill the arches out nicely, I'm just looking at something in gunmetal to tie in with the grille and break up the black a little. We viewed and bought ours 2 weeks ago and collected it a week ago, it wasn't registered at the time we viewed it though.
  • Looking forward to see what graphics plans you have. Sounds like they're printed vinyl of some kind?!

    Yours looks good too Jetfitz.

    Do any of you South Westers fancy joining us at Japfest at Castle Combe in May? See the post at the top of the board for info ^^^

    Cheers

    Phil

  • Don't think they're printed vinyl Phil - I did go to Bristol Blue Customs and he tried to sell me on a full wrap with a similar design to what i'm going for which I think was printed vinyl, however, the colours were not what I wanted, plus I wanted to keep the silver of my car as the base, and to have anything like what was in my mind would have meant a white base (one of our other cars is white aswell).

    In the end, the company i'm using will layer some of the vinyl where it overlaps the chosen colours (4) and where it doesn't overlap it will just be a single layer of vinyl.

    If it comes out anywhere near aswell in the flesh as it looks in the pictures, i'm gonna be so chuffed, but I may be the only one that thinks so!!

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  • Same as mine James, un-registered when I viewed but only took a week from viewing to collection.

    Yours was in the showroom when I looked at mine, but I do think it works because it is all black. I've never been a fan of black wheels on anything because I think the design can so easily get lost with the black of the tyre etc, but these wheels seem different for some reason??

    What about being brave and having the wheels done in a colour that really will break up the black? If my car is done as planned on Tuesday, once it's "revealed" I can let you know how brave I very nearly was with my choice of wheels............the only thing that stopped me was the cost once they had landed here with Import Duty, VAT and Carriage from America, plus then the tyres on top.

  • Incidentally, why do my responses always come up in blue and everyone else's in white.......is it because i'm not a full member?
  • your replies show up in white on my screen, mine show up in blue on mine though  :D 
    I know what you mean about a different colour entirely, something like this was a thought...
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    We'll have to wait and see, I've got a few ideas floating round at the moment. Decisions decisions!
  • Yeah a nice soft accent colour would be nice on all black!

    any hint on the graphics???
  • That's more like it!!

    Personally I think if a "bright" colour is used it has to be really vivid, so they do look like a really bright turquoise in the picture rather than a Dulux White with a Hint Of............sort of thing.

    Fluorescent is the future, well, maybe???

  • Your own comments / posts are blue so you can see your own posts more clearly. :)
  • Hot pink wheels against a black car. :D

    Look forward to seeing your graphics Toomany
  • Thanks CUBED.

    It's very sad, but only 3 more sleeps!!

    Wheels fitted today with the pics below, and you can just about make out the front window tints I had done on Wednesday hopefully.

     

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  • Looking good,the wheels look great against the silver  :)
  • Thanks James. ;)
  • Are you doing the vinyl yourself or having someone else do it? all I can say if your doing it yourself is take your time, do it somewhere clean and use plenty of soap solution to keep it moving around until your ready to fix it in place! Did mine myself with the help of 2 friends and a decal the length of a cube is a scary thing when swinging around between you!