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Justin:

In a word, WOW!!!

Just one question, where did you buy the side fender badges and are they "curved" a bit to fit the fender, or do you have the "indented" fender to accept the badges as the OEM LE (?) has??
It's actually a resin based sticker which I bought on eBay. Here is an item number to the seller...make sure you get the resin one:

Item number: 370121183646
 

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On that note, does anyone know if there is a difference between the GS front bumper covers and the '05+ front bumper covers?
They are not the same. If you look close the GS bumper has a lower front spoiler section and has the lower section raps around the side you'll notice a different design which looks like it provides some sort of vent for the front wheels.
 

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Excellent Job Justin. You deserve high marks indeed for bringing the entire package together with such a beautiful result!

Best Regards,
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"2.) A regular body shop can remove the bumpers. My guy told me the front was an easy bolt off and on deal but the rear required him to remove some of the stryofoam padding in order for it to fit correct. So it took him a few times putting the rear bumper on and off to get the correct fit. In all he charged me $1000 to paint the bumpers, side skirts, and spoiler along with removing the old and replacing it with the GS stuff. He put my badges on and painted the calipers red as well. The best line form this guy was, " A car is just a car!" I'm in the south so his "red" tone was hysterical. "

Hi Justin, congrats along with the rest here, nothing short of phenom for sure. I live in Charlotte too and now you've gone and really raised the bar! Hope to meet you and see that car live sometime. May I ask who in this town is capable of doing body work like that on a Maserati? (Funny line you quoted btw). Thx, Scott
 

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"2.) A regular body shop can remove the bumpers. My guy told me the front was an easy bolt off and on deal but the rear required him to remove some of the stryofoam padding in order for it to fit correct. So it took him a few times putting the rear bumper on and off to get the correct fit. In all he charged me $1000 to paint the bumpers, side skirts, and spoiler along with removing the old and replacing it with the GS stuff. He put my badges on and painted the calipers red as well. The best line form this guy was, " A car is just a car!" I'm in the south so his "red" tone was hysterical. "

Hi Justin, congrats along with the rest here, nothing short of phenom for sure. I live in Charlotte too and now you've gone and really raised the bar! Hope to meet you and see that car live sometime. May I ask who in this town is capable of doing body work like that on a Maserati? (Funny line you quoted btw). Thx, Scott

I used a one man show out of Kings Mountain...his shop is in his backyard!! Remember guys when it comes to body work..."a car is just a car!" LOL! My family has used in for years, every car we have ever owned has had some sort of body work and of course you could never know they were involved in accidents when he was done. He started working on cars when he was 16 and is now currently in his late 50's. He started out taking salvaged cars and rebuilding them. He has taken two halves and joined them together and not tell.

Performance work was done at GMP. The owner Stephen really knows European cars!
 

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I want that grill, is it available for a non-gransport? I have seen the one at the dealer, but $1000? no way...
 

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AWESOME! DID the same on my 04 6 speed!

waiting on my side skirts; I bought a used bumper from a salvage in California and then my body guy actaully added the mesh, lasrger front grille, all the MODS from FD, and when the side skirts go on I will have an 04 4200 that is actually a true 6 speed, it looks great to me, post some pics when I can, love my body shop! dogdoc
 

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Gransport Conversion Package?

All,

It seems like there's a lot of interest in cosmetically converting GT Coupes into Gransports. (I have a '02 GT coupe and wouldn't mind doing the same thing myself.)

I've done a bit of searching with the three parts suppliers mentioned (Trident, Eurospares, Italian Recycling) and the prices to get Gransport parts are:

1) complete front bumper: $1650 plus tax and shipping

2) complete rear bumper: $ 1235 plus tax and shipping

3) left & ride side bumpers: $ 1700 plus tax and shipping

(I got these numbers off the Eurospares website by converting British pounds to US dollars using today's exchange rate.) It's probably well over $6000 total to get all these items "across the pond" as they say.

Of course, you would still need to have the pieces painted and installed! And get the Gransport Trident wheels, etc.

Still, this might be a great "group discount" package for a Maserati parts wholesaler to put together. Or for Jeff at FD to offer?

I'm just wondering how many of us would do what Justin has done, if the parts were easier to obtain and bundled together.

GD
 

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Still, this might be a great "group discount" package for a Maserati parts wholesaler to put together.
The prices you quoted sound like great deals on new parts. Of course buying used may save a couple of bucks more. Eurospares is probably the best priced parts wholesaler. I'm not sure they would have much room to move. Overall, the conversion is pretty pricey unless you know a cheap painter.

If I were doing such a conversion, I would actually look for aftermarket wheels before sinking the coin into stock GS wheels. Too many problems with the stock wheels to be worth the money.



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Justin,
In a word..WOW! You should talk to Jeff at FD about the de-cats the others on the board have been doing. It might be all you need for that low end boost you want.
 

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Nicely Done

Justin,

Very nicely done!! Did you notice much difference in added the Larini xpipe? I am considering that setup on my Coupe. Thanks
 

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Justin,

Very nicely done!! Did you notice much difference in added the Larini xpipe? I am considering that setup on my Coupe. Thanks
I noticed a solid improvement in power and sound with the X Pipe upgrade. Definitely great bang for the buck!
 

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