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Posted 19-07-2012 at 21:51 by Aidy
Updated 22-07-2012 at 23:30 by Aidy

Hi guys, I thought you might be interested in the development of my evo build; project eXcalibur.

Many of you know me from way back and know I've always had evos, but I've been hankering for something a little special so thought I'd do my own build, and here it is for you all to see, and maybe get inspired by? I'm going to go into a lot of detail in this blog and leave nothing out.

In April I bought a car, and it looked like this;



I took it to some guy, and three weeks later it looked like this;



He made the badges black, too. They look like this;




The next step in the build was to pay the man so I could drive the car home. The build was coming along nicely and I was inching closer to getting the car set up just how I wanted it. Next step was to fill in the change of car details on the V5 document. This was to let the government know the car had changed colour.



I put that in an envelope and took it to the Post Office and they sent it off. I waited a few weeks and I got a new V5 back. I was now so close to touching the dream...I could smell it. There was one final hurdle though.....





....I had to fill in the license retention document so that I could have my personal plate transferred across.



That's not my actual document, by the way. I found that on the internet. Mine looked the same only it had my details on it. I don't know who this guy is but I hope he doesn't suffer any form of identity theft.

(Edit: I now know who he is. He is an unhappy chappy so I have removed his details )

I had to buy another envelope and it was another trip to the Post Office and another two week wait. When I got the OK from the government, I put my plate on the car and it looked like this;



It was a long, hard build. The whole thing took me 7 long weeks of waiting. I had to wait three weeks for it to stop being black. Two weeks for the government to know it had stopped being black. Then two weeks for the government to let me tell the world I'm the kind of person who has a personalised plate.

Phew! What a journey, but project eXcalibur is finally complete.

I'd like to thank everyone who helped with this build, but I don't see why I should. They were simply doing their job and were financially remunerated. No-one thanks me for doing my job.
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  1. Old Comment
    reem ;) :thumbup:
    Posted 19-07-2012 at 22:11 by tones61 tones61 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Stallion's Avatar
    should have left it black lol.... Tho does look good
    Posted 19-07-2012 at 22:15 by Stallion Stallion is offline
  3. Old Comment
    kins's Avatar
    Would look better in black and ditch the private plate.
    Posted 19-07-2012 at 23:16 by kins kins is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Aidy's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kins View Comment
    Would look better in black and ditch the private plate.
    That's my project for next year, gonna get it wrapped in black. It's going to look so cool....
    Posted 19-07-2012 at 23:26 by Aidy Aidy is offline
    Updated 20-07-2012 at 23:30 by Aidy
  5. Old Comment
    What was that minge day like?
    Posted 20-07-2012 at 11:34 by wolfy wolfy is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Aidy's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by wolfy View Comment
    What was that minge day like?
    Nothing but queues. Only thing there was me, a hundred other guys, and your mom.
    Posted 20-07-2012 at 17:37 by Aidy Aidy is offline
  7. Old Comment
    Looks smart :)
    Posted 20-07-2012 at 20:58 by gaz_91 gaz_91 is offline
  8. Old Comment
    is it still a 10?
    Posted 21-07-2012 at 03:00 by Svengali Svengali is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Aidy's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Svengali View Comment
    is it still a 10?
    No, I think I've advanced what is possible with the evo X so much that it is no longer just a X, it is now the "eXcalibur edition".
    Posted 21-07-2012 at 09:43 by Aidy Aidy is offline
  10. Old Comment
    :lol: Sometimes the funniest things are just so simple. Brilliant Aidy. :lol: Think the "eXcaliber" looks good too.
    Posted 22-07-2012 at 11:43 by AshKor AshKor is offline
  11. Old Comment
    Looks lovely!

    Do you have anymore pictures :)?

    & What paint code/name of yellow is that?
    Posted 23-02-2014 at 19:15 by aterro aterro is offline
  12. Old Comment
    Aidy's Avatar
    That's pretty much all the pics I have really. Might be able to dig out one or two more. The code is Y12 which is what the IX came in. I was originally going to get it in the same colour as the VIII but changed my mind after doing some research. I defo made the right choice.

    More pics here

    https://www.lancerregister.com/album.php?albumid=109
    Posted 23-02-2014 at 21:05 by Aidy Aidy is offline
    Updated 23-02-2014 at 21:08 by Aidy (Didn't realise I'd only put up one pic so added a link to an album)
 


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