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    Default Legends Never Die

    You can't keep me down.



    There's something to be said about this community... When I made the previous post about Rusty, I never expected to hear the responses I did... and I certainly didn't expect it to go viral... but it goes to show that a car can be more than a car.

    I started by saying I didn't want to be "that guy", but here I am... and I couldn't be more pleased.

    "Redefining" Rusty once again hit me like a ton of bricks... ideas starting flying through my head, and I knew I wanted to pull off more than just "a new paint job".



    Six weeks ago I pulled Rusty's M30 and gave it to my buddy Webb, knowing Rusty's heart would go to another car that would push the limits of what we expect....



    I dont know where the idea came from (coughjerrycough) but once upon a time, Rusty and I hung out in California, and the thought of tossing a Toyota 1JZ-GTE (that's a twin-turbo straight six for those who don't know_ motor in it was bounced around but quickly dismissed... Oh how funny the past can be.



    Jerry, aka Handsome.Garage here on the forums is the one who really made this happen. I called him up and said "hey, remember when we said "lets put a 1JZ in Rusty?"... I'm sure that sums up the next few weeks. (I'll make a build thread, I documented it all, worry not!)

    Jerry flew out here to TN and not only built a wiring harness that mated E28 to 1JZ, but this thing started up the first try, immediately.

    So I know what you're asking... what about the damage? To keep things simple, let's just say there's some serious bracing between the frame rails now. Some floor pan welding has gone down too.



    In short, without Jerry, this wouldn't have happened. He helped make this go from concept to driving out of state in 6 weeks....

    But if a twin-turbo supra motor isn't enough to bring rusty back to life, Andrew at Open Road Tuning as well as Eddie at BagYard brought their A-Game to the table. I wanted to get lower and after talking to Andrew, he was beyond excited to get involved with StanceWorks and my rebuild of Rusty.



    They put together a custom setup for the e28... and all I can say is "wow". We've gotta make a few tweaks to get the frame on the ground, but from nothing to a working one-off set of e28 bags is insane if you ask me.



    I'm stoked to get to work on getting the body sub-terrainian.

    I wanted new wheels, and Brian at Rotiform had these insane ACS Type 1s... Brian, thanks for the deal and making them happen so quickly.

    I guess a build thread is what comes next... but I figured it was time to unveil... time to let the world know that Rusty is back, and this time, we're not joking around.




    Thanks to everone for the support you gave me throughout this car's life, and Im stoked to have it back on the road once again...
    Last edited by M.Burroughs; 04-10-2010 at 09:25 PM.

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    fucking dirty! mad props man! now that will get you old lady ass! lol

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    HOMFG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    pure awesome dude, was hoping to see this old girl again, but this new version is just fucking win. love it

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    Holy shit. This is insane. Good to see it back and setting the bar yet again

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    I thought rusty was beyond repair...
    But im not surprised

    I want details on the 1j! I plan on doing this swap to my project e36 but that's easy peasy in comparison to this. Its funny how long in takes you to swap a bmw motor in to another bmw but then swapping 1j only takes a weekend

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    !!!!!!!!!

    A bit of bosozoku flavor right there.

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    Great to see it back Mike!

    I ees een jur cambers, nomnomin on jur tairs

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    Love it game overrrr

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    Hey! Just woke up and saw this! <3.


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    They need to make a goddamn movie about the story of you and your car... They should make it a love story, too. haha

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    holy shit amazing
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    bags and turbo. its perfect. i love thisss

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    wow... killin' it!

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    Nice to see em back! Congrats.....Its SICK

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    Well fuck me... That's awesome.

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    ho-ly. shit.

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    Sweet! I knew it would never die.

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    so rusty is a zombie now hmm.....

    thats awesome! so glad to see it's back and better than ever!

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    Well dip me in shit and roll me in bread crumbs...

    So good to see Rusty back. Looks amazing Mike. It really does.
    - Kielan (Key-lin)

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    Were you at 4ngie fest?!

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    great work mike, i always figured you had somethin up your sleeve

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    That's awesome man! I thought you were being such a bitch when you decided to give up... glad you made up for it!

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    "Killing It" "Game Over" "Setting the Bar" even "OMGWTFBBQ" simply cannot convey what this is.

    I was expecting something new, over the top, leader of the pack kinda shit, but damn really?
    Why you gotta take it MILES ahead rather then steps? roflmao

    I so can't wait to see this iteration of Rusty at SOTU2 in Big D!

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    So glad to see Rusty back! Best news I've heard!

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