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Old 08-08-2022, 03:10 PM
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This is not a paint plug, but something I thought is just a cool story about our hobby.

Something that isnít my flashiest, but it has more meaning than any other body Iíve painted.

The one in the left is a body I painted 18 years ago. Yes nearly 2 decades. I sold it with a JRXS I was running when I went to college and gave up racing for a few years. Fast forward to 2018 and I see the body in a podium pic from a track in Virginia. I just had to have it back. I Reached out and was able to procure it from the current owner. It was no longer with the original chassis, and had been mounted on at least 3 different cars, but it was still holding up.

Body on right is for my daughter. She saw the old body, ask me the story and wanted one like it. I let her help in this one since it was for her. She laid out the masking, design, and did the flicking for the dark purple splatter. I let her help with the backer coats as well.

Itís awesome to run across some personal nostalgia like this. One in a million chance


if you happened to ever own this body, or raced with someone who did, please let me know. Iíd really enjoy knowing the journey it took.



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Old 08-08-2022, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by theproffesor
This is not a paint plug, but something I thought is just a cool story about our hobby.

Something that isnít my flashiest, but it has more meaning than any other body Iíve painted.

The one in the left is a body I painted 18 years ago. Yes nearly 2 decades. I sold it with a JRXS I was running when I went to college and gave up racing for a few years. Fast forward to 2018 and I see the body in a podium pic from a track in Virginia. I just had to have it back. I Reached out and was able to procure it from the current owner. It was no longer with the original chassis, and had been mounted on at least 3 different cars, but it was still holding up.

Body on right is for my daughter. She saw the old body, ask me the story and wanted one like it. I let her help in this one since it was for her. She laid out the masking, design, and did the flicking for the dark purple splatter. I let her help with the backer coats as well.

Itís awesome to run across some personal nostalgia like this. One in a million chance


if you happened to ever own this body, or raced with someone who did, please let me know. Iíd really enjoy knowing the journey it took.


If that Mazda could only speak!

Nice job on the paint too.

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Old 09-17-2022, 03:09 PM
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really...one in a million chance
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Old 09-22-2022, 10:31 AM
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Wow, for 18 years, thatís in incredibly good shape! Nice to see a ďcoming homeĒ story like this, especially after all that time.
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Originally Posted by theproffesor

Body on right is for my daughter. She saw the old body, ask me the story and wanted one like it. I let her help in this one since it was for her. She laid out the masking, design, and did the flicking for the dark purple splatter. I let her help with the backer coats as well.

Great story to say the least but the coolest thing is sharing your time and skills with you daughter. New memories being made for sure!
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Old 12-22-2022, 02:33 AM
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Great story. Just incredible that the body was still around and you happened to see it while browsing the web. I have painted a body with my daughter when she was little and posted it on here. Someone saw it and wanted her to paint them one just like it. It is so cool to share our hobby with our kids.
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