Tag Archives: Shaun’s Build

Shaun’s Build … another Update from the Body Shop

29 Jun

Just a few updated pics from the body shop this weekend.  The Amuse pieces are primed and everything is blocked and just about ready to go.  Rich asked me to come up this weekend to make some misc choices for the car.  One of the most important decisions that I had to make was the color … and it’s going to be, drum roll please … BMW’s Alpine White.

I think Kwame and Adam have talked me into a small simple sound system, too.  You guys are a bad influence, lol.

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What could have been…

23 Jun

I was cleaning up some old pictures and found these.  They were supposed to be my street wheels after the Superleggera kit was on.  Sadly, they won’t fit without running a stretch tire/ lots of camber and a huge spacer … and, I didn’t want to have to completely align the car every time I swapped wheels for a track day.

I have only one thing to say … sadface

Shaun’s Amuse Superleggera Update

9 Jun

Many thanks to Kwame for stopping by the body shop to snap some pics and perform a little maintenance.  

All of the pieces are being test fitted onto the car … and if I do say so myself, this is going to be one awesome looking car. And for our readers that may not know, this is the real deal – none of that fake junk going on here.

After seeing all of the pictures that Kwame sent over, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need a new exhaust as the Greddy Evo TT does not look right with the rear bumper. I also need to find a set of wheels for the street. The Fikse’s that you see here will be my track wheels – that’s right ladies and gents this car is going to see heavy use at the track. This list of things to do never seems to come to an end.

What’s next? Deciding on the right shade of white for the car.

Shaun’s Car is on the Move!

9 May

FINALLY!!!!! Today she finally left the shop, and now resides at the body shop that is going to fit and paint the Amuse Superleggera kit! Some quick shots of it being loaded onto the tow truck. He seems sorta blase about it, but Kwame and I are stocked to see this thing finished. As much as I love this car, and Shaun’s a close friend, it’s really good to have to space back

Shaun’s Amuse Superleggera Build…. More Photos

12 Nov

You have to make sure that the fenders clear the wheels and the wheels clear the brakes before you take it too paint.

Sorry Shaun, I tried to wait for you to post these but you take too damn long. 🙂

*** Edit: BTW that is an Endless racing 6 caliper with a 370mm rotor!****

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It Begins

4 Sep


It all started with the January 2008 issue of Option Magazine – one innocent little photo.  When I first saw the pictures of the Amuse 380RS Superleggera, I decided there and then that it was time to go in a new direction.  The order was placed for the new aero a week later as soon as the pricing was available, and after several months of patiently waiting … this is what shows up at my door.

This is the first post in a series to document the rebuild of my car.  Stay tuned for next installment, I promise that you won’t be disappointed 🙂