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Old 19 Feb 2003, 09:50 pm
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I'm very impressed by all the work that I see you folks doing on your Cruisers to make them special and unique. I'm especially impressed because I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it myself. But let me ask a question: Do you not experience stress when putting your PT under the knife? How do you keep from thinking about Michael Jackson's nose?

All I did was have my front windows tinted (something that can be undone) and I was freaked out about it. I made the poor guy redo the driver's side window because it didn't quite meet my arbitrary visual standards. When it was all said and done, I have to say it looks pretty good though.

I guess I can take comfort in the knowledge that the Cruiser looks sweet right from the factory, eh? Maybe ya'll can convince me that the Stull billet grille would be worth the pain.



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Old 20 Feb 2003, 12:55 am
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Bemo.
What you have to understand about the cruiser is that it is not a replaca of a old car. Its a revision of an old car that was "cropped, chopped, lowered and stripped of the "old fashioned looking, Fuddy Duddy details." What you do to it now is just what we used to do when we rebuilt or cars back in the day. Make it different, unique and cooler. Make it whatever you want it to be. If you like it stock, man thats your decision. Its already "cropped, chopped and ready to go."
You can add a few small mods just to make it what you want. Believe me no one will ridicule you for not beefin it up. Only you know what you want it to be, its your ride..... and its perfect, anyway you want it to look.

<img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>everyone agree?????????????????????

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Old 20 Feb 2003, 01:05 am
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Well said Cruisergeo! Make it what you want, it's your's to personalize! That's why they call it a "PT" Personal Transportation. I didn't event take delivery yet and a I have some mods waiting! Some I will do my self and some I will have done. The only performance mod I'll probably make is a K&N drop in. The GT is plenty fast for me and it already handles great! <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

Cruise on!

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Old 20 Feb 2003, 02:06 am
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If the knife bothers you, make only changes that are easily reversable. Get your Stull grille but don't toss the old one. Step back, look at the Stull on there, and if you think it's better, you'll feel easier about your next "knife" choice. Mainly, put on what YOU want and be happy!!!!!! I have fifteen exterior changes and it's still a wallflower at shows.

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Old 20 Feb 2003, 09:44 am
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The others are right. Don't do anything you don't feel good about. Some of the aftermarket parts don't fit that well so the way you feel about mods is to go to one of the bigger events and look at the Cruisers that are there. Most people will be glad to answer your questions. If there are 100 Cruisers no two will be alike. This way you can see what you might want to do in person. Also don't get the impression that mods will add to the resale value if anything it drops the value so do things that can be changed back if you don't intend to keep your Cruiser for a long time
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Old 20 Feb 2003, 09:57 am
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Bemo have no fear. I have almost no mechanical ability, but I have made some small changes. Just give it a go, you can always change it again later if you do not like it.

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Old 20 Feb 2003, 09:59 am
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I'm very impressed by all the work that I see you folks doing on your Cruisers to make them special and unique. I'm especially impressed because I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it myself. But let me ask a question: Do you not experience stress when putting your PT under the knife? How do you keep from thinking about Michael Jackson's nose?
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I'm not sure about MJ's nose but...

I don't know about everyone else, but yes I have some stress when my mods are being done. Of course, I've had some very drastic ones done. cruisergeo, is right though. The mods I've done, although quite unique, were well planned out in advance. I also had confidense in the people who were doing the work for me. We now have two PT Cruisers. The modified 2001 is for cruising and showing. Our 2002 is going to be left purely stock. Yes, my wife and I enjoy both. I'd recommend that you do only what you feel comfortable doing and what you'll enjoy.

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Old 20 Feb 2003, 01:51 pm
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I agree with Basset 100%. Do what you feel you can live with, and if you ever deside to do more, make sure the people that are doing the work, you trust.

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Old 20 Feb 2003, 03:15 pm
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Bemo.
What you have to understand about the cruiser is that it is not a replaca of a old car. Its a revision of an old car that was "cropped, chopped, lowered and stripped of the "old fashioned looking, Fuddy Duddy details." What you do to it now is just what we used to do when we rebuilt or cars back in the day. Make it different, unique and cooler. Make it whatever you want it to be. If you like it stock, man thats your decision. Its already "cropped, chopped and ready to go."
You can add a few small mods just to make it what you want. Believe me no one will ridicule you for not beefin it up. Only you know what you want it to be, its your ride..... and its perfect, anyway you want it to look.

<img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>everyone agree?????????????????????

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Old 20 Feb 2003, 06:45 pm
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I myself am afraid of major mods. A lot of money gone south if you aren't happy. But as all here have to say, check out anyone doing work for you, get references, talk to people that had work done by them and so on. Even if one owns a Cruiser and keeps it totally stock, as long as its clean and shiney, its still a looker. Basically at this point in time, my electric blue GT is stock, clean, shiney and still everyone loves it. Ride on

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