TAC Spotlight => Show & Tell => Topic started by: mrbandit on January 01, 2013, 11:10:20 AM

Title: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: mrbandit on January 01, 2013, 11:10:20 AM
Its a brand new year and time for a another great Firebird.  This one is owned by Jeff B. (aka...Dreamn2) and it is near and dear to my heart, which is why I selected it to start off the new year.  Yes I know this is two in a row for silver round headlight TA's, but it is a 1976 Trans Am that received many stage 1 & 2 Fire Am parts making it one of few to be built back in the day.  Here is the intro (http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=51590.0) after it came home.  Happy New year to everyone and help me congratulate Jeff on his fantastic Firebird!

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Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: Jack on January 01, 2013, 11:19:36 AM
Congratulations Jeff.
That is one nice 76 and Mike you have 11 more to choose/mix it up.
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Post by: kentucky yeti on January 01, 2013, 11:44:35 AM
Congrats to ya, Jeff, on acquiring a nice car and being the January 2013 pinup  :shock:
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Post by: 75Fire on January 01, 2013, 11:45:07 AM
Congrats Jeff...I remember seeing your car at the Nat's last year. Hey Mike, SILVER is the only color to have.  :cool: :lol:
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Post by: LeighP on January 01, 2013, 04:42:03 PM
Pretty car!  :-D
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Post by: ih8z28s on January 01, 2013, 08:10:49 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Jack on January 01, 2013, 08:33:11 PM
No disrespect here I really like the car but what were they thinking of when they came up with that decal? It is a bit too Austin Powers for my taste (now that I can see one up close)

Another congratulations to Jeff.
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Post by: mrbandit on January 01, 2013, 09:21:46 PM
I'm pretty sure it was designed by a Pontiac great.
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Post by: Dreamn2 on January 01, 2013, 09:58:33 PM
Thanks for the selection as banner car Mr. B and thanks to all for the comments!
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Post by: richduty455 on January 02, 2013, 08:17:57 AM
Congrats!!!!  The car is AWESOME!!!  I know I shouldn't have let it slip by....lol.
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Post by: ryeguy2006a on January 02, 2013, 09:44:42 AM
Congrats and beautiful car!!
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Post by: collects t/a's on January 05, 2013, 09:50:35 AM
Congrats.  :cool:
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: mrbandit on February 05, 2013, 12:19:44 PM
I'm a few days late, but here is February's forum logo.

This one is owned by John M. (aka...Milly) and it serves John on a daily basis.  As you can tell by the picture John also owns an 81' Trans Am, but that is a logo for another month. The early 4th gens don't get as much love as the 98-02 models, but they have their rightful place in firebird history.  I especially like the teal color and not because my 95 sonoma wears the same hue.  Congrats John and thanks for all that you do on TAC!

(http://transamcountry.com/BOTM/2013Feb.gif)
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Post by: another10th on February 05, 2013, 03:46:12 PM
Congrats, Milly!
The '96 looks great. The '81, well, it still looks like a photoshop job to me.
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Post by: richduty455 on February 05, 2013, 03:54:02 PM
congrats!!!  I had a 94 bird for my DD.....they're nice cars!!  Congrats!
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Post by: shakerz on February 05, 2013, 09:35:32 PM
So that's what the second most interesting man in the world drives. :P Car looks even more impressive in person. Congrats John!
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Post by: Jack on February 05, 2013, 10:25:45 PM
It’s about time Mike  :P we’ll let this one go on the account that you are too busy shipping  :lol:
Congratulations John, I can’t think of a better daily driver.
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Post by: collects t/a's on February 05, 2013, 11:00:43 PM
Congrats!  :cool:
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Post by: Milly on February 06, 2013, 01:52:51 AM
Thank you guys. February is a good month to have our '96 on the banner because Mrs. Milly and I bought it in the February of 2010 as an anniversary gift to ourselves. This month we will be married 18 years.
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: another10th on February 06, 2013, 08:35:57 AM
Thank you guys. February is a good month to have our '96 on the banner because Mrs. Milly and I bought it in the February of 2010 as an anniversary gift to ourselves. This month we will be married 18 years.

18 years....good for you! Mrs. Milly must be a saint.
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: Milly on February 06, 2013, 12:08:18 PM
Thank you guys. February is a good month to have our '96 on the banner because Mrs. Milly and I bought it in the February of 2010 as an anniversary gift to ourselves. This month we will be married 18 years.

18 years....good for you! Mrs. Milly must be a saint.

You know she is!  :D
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Post by: blue81ta on February 10, 2013, 11:53:24 AM
Congrats Milly. Your T/A in the background is looking good too. 8-)
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Post by: mrbandit on March 06, 2013, 04:13:43 AM
In honor of the upcoming St. Patty's day I thought it was pertinent to locate a firebird in a nice shade of green.  I didn't have to look far, but if you want to see it in person....you'll have to go around the world to a little patch of dirt called Australia.  Leigh is a long standing member of TAC and one of our moderators.  He has owned many great firebirds, but I will say that his meticulous rebuild of this firebird into a formula 455 clone was outstanding.  You can find Leigh's restoration post here http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=28510.0 (http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=28510.0) and some pictures of the finished project here.  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=55102.0 (http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=55102.0)

Congrats Leigh and thanks for being such a great community member!

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Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: Jack on March 06, 2013, 04:34:07 AM
Well said Mike.
Leigh, first and foremost Thank YOU for all of the help and what you do for TAC, and Congratulations.
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: LeighP on March 06, 2013, 06:08:35 AM
Thanks very much, Mike....very kind words.  :grin:
The banner looks terrific...love the way you merged the pics.  :cool:
And thanks, Jack.  :-D
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: ryeguy2006a on March 06, 2013, 08:17:30 AM
Congrats Leigh!! Very well deserved, and Thank you for all of your contributions to this site. Outstanding job on the rebuild, and the banner looks great!
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Post by: collects t/a's on March 06, 2013, 12:23:51 PM
Very nice!  :cool:
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Post by: 75Fire on March 06, 2013, 12:36:54 PM
Congrats Leigh.....looks great  :cool:
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Post by: blue81ta on March 06, 2013, 01:16:57 PM
Congrats Leigh. Well done Mr.P.
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Post by: Dreamn2 on March 06, 2013, 08:21:22 PM
Congrats Leigh, Well deserved!
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Post by: rkellerjr on March 06, 2013, 09:43:39 PM
Awesome car, congrats Leigh!
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Post by: shakerz on March 07, 2013, 03:01:21 AM
Well deserved banner!
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: mrbandit on April 02, 2013, 07:19:37 AM
With April fools day out of the way it is time to introduce the next banner bird.  It is our own Xtreme TA and his 76' is like no other.  It started life as a 76' TA, but has evolved into something....Extreme.  The tilt front end, full body spoiler, targa top, converted back glass and aero rear spoiler will blow your mind, then you see the engine and see the car itself is blown.  Right now it is being upgraded with an interior that matches the exterior quality in this topic http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=2127.msg21909#msg21909 (http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=2127.msg21909#msg21909)

(http://transamcountry.com/BOTM/2013April.gif)
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: collects t/a's on April 02, 2013, 07:54:39 AM
Good choice.  :cool:
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Post by: ryeguy2006a on April 02, 2013, 08:57:39 AM
Very nice. Congrats.
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Post by: Jack on April 02, 2013, 09:24:34 AM
Now that is Extreme… Congratulations.
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Post by: 01badbird on April 02, 2013, 01:23:00 PM
Nice just realized that I can find more info on "banner" birds here!!!!
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Post by: blue81ta on April 06, 2013, 09:56:26 AM
Congrats xtrme_ta!! I've had the pleasure of seeing this car in person and pictures do not do it justice. Mr. xtrme has some serious skills. If you see this T/A in the sunshine, sunglasses are mandatory  8) 8)... but that's a good thing. :D 
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: TA6.6Liter on May 23, 2013, 05:26:16 PM
With April fools day out of the way

Whew, what a relief, you got me!  This is my first April on TAC and when I saw the first April banner I thought, 'S.O.B., hacked by Anonymous with a Mustang banner!!!  Really, a 14-year-old basement dwelling punk has nothing better to do than mess with our Firebirds!!!!'   :lol:       
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: mrbandit on June 05, 2013, 08:07:08 AM
This car was supposed to be May, June will do.  We were introduced to this 86 TA in Feb and it really stood out to me.  The crisp color and sleek looks made me do a doubletake.  It also doesn't hurt to have a great photographer for a Dad.  Without further delay I would like to introduce's Gudfinnur's Son's stunning 86 TA.  Hopefully I will learn this young man's name soon.  Here is the post when this car was first introduced.  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=56337 (http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=56337)

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Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: Jack on June 05, 2013, 09:57:34 AM
Congratulations the son of Gudfinnur - very nice car indeed - still think that the license plate looks strange but perfect example of a third gen.
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Post by: collects t/a's on June 06, 2013, 06:31:38 AM
Very nice! 3rd gens are great looking cars too!  :cool:
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Post by: 78Y88Girl on June 06, 2013, 11:13:59 AM
Very nice!
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Post by: Jack on June 08, 2013, 08:25:52 AM
I remember the first time we were introduced to that car, but I don't remember the specifics. Gudfinnur - can we please provide the history behind the car?
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: Gudfinnur on June 09, 2013, 12:58:34 PM
Thanks all!

My son Bragi has just registered in TAC so its best that he will give some information on that 86TA 8)

Gudfinnur E.
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: Bragi on June 09, 2013, 02:15:22 PM
Thanks for all the comments!

it's a 1986 pontiac trans am
the engine is 305 H.O. (not orginal in this car)  with a edelbrock torker 2 intake, edelbrock 600 carb, some headers and hei ignition
the car was repainted last year in "corvette yellow" 
The hood is not orginal for a 86 ta, but it is a orginal GM aluminium hood.
T5 manual transmission
limited slip differential

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Post by: Gudfinnur on June 09, 2013, 02:56:09 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8385/8681266717_71507c61bb_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudfinnur/8681266717/)
Krúserkvöld 25.apríl 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudfinnur/8681266717/) by gudfinnur (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudfinnur/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: Jack on June 10, 2013, 05:55:18 PM
Welcome to TAC Bragi - your T/A looks amazing.
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: mrbandit on July 02, 2013, 12:24:58 PM
Is it me or is time flying by?  This months logo is a bird owned  by.....well Me.    :lol:  I purchased this TA about three months ago from the second owner.  It had 94k miles and it was completely stock.  It is an automatic that I've added a ram air configuration too.  The hood is a VFN piece and the ram air box is a factory unit.  Future plans are to replace the cracked dash and different wheels when my new tires wear out.

(http://transamcountry.com/misc/my2000/flatnose.jpg)
(http://transamcountry.com/misc/my2000/ramairnose.jpg)
(http://transamcountry.com/misc/my2000/reardriveview.jpg)
(http://transamcountry.com/misc/my2000/logoview.jpg)
(http://transamcountry.com/misc/my2000/taroad.jpg)
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: Jack on July 02, 2013, 12:44:22 PM
So you did not go for the shaker hood? All kidding aside WHAT a big difference that hood made, congratulations Mike.
It would have been nice to include your son’s T/A as well.
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Post by: 78Y88Girl on July 02, 2013, 01:20:32 PM
Looks great!
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Post by: ryeguy2006a on July 02, 2013, 01:22:28 PM
Those cars are so aggressive looking with the WS6 hoods!! Nice choice for this month.
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Post by: 75Fire on July 02, 2013, 03:55:00 PM
Looks great Mike  8)
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Post by: Dreamn2 on July 02, 2013, 07:06:07 PM
Very nice Mike!
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Post by: shakerz on July 02, 2013, 07:46:56 PM
Nice car, Mike.
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Post by: blue81ta on July 03, 2013, 09:12:53 AM
Very nice T/A, Mike. TAC is your house sir, so if anyone should have their car up top... it's you. :D
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Post by: LeighP on July 07, 2013, 08:16:03 PM
I agree, the hood makes the car!  :cool:
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Post by: collects t/a's on August 05, 2013, 07:33:12 AM
Love the looks of the ls1 birds!!  8)
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: mrbandit on August 27, 2013, 12:24:28 PM
Sorry for the delay again.  August has been super busy for me.  We have two new server admins here that I'm training, two new puppies at home and my Wife had our seventh child on the 18th. 
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Post by: Jack on August 27, 2013, 01:51:14 PM
Congratulations Mike, I guess you just gonna have to buy 6 more Trans Am’s for the kids  :lol:
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Post by: ddmurdock on August 27, 2013, 06:44:48 PM
... my Wife had our seventh child on the 18th. 

Um, did anybody ever tell you where those children come from?   :shock: :lol:

Congrats on number 7!
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Post by: shakerz on August 27, 2013, 07:51:14 PM

... my Wife had our seventh child on the 18th. 

better then having your 18th child on the seventh. :P Congrats also!
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Post by: Jack on August 27, 2013, 07:57:44 PM
Congratulations Mike, I guess you just gonna have to buy 6 more Trans Am’s for the kids  :lol:

I get it now - the reason you are buying 4th gens is that they will be classics by the time the kids are 16-17.

So Mike what was lucky number 7 boy/girl?
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: mrbandit on October 02, 2013, 10:15:41 AM
Sorry for missing that last post Jack.  It was a girl and her name is Joanna after her mother Joanne.
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Post by: mrbandit on October 02, 2013, 10:21:02 AM
July was such a long month, but it is finally over.   :lol:

The new banner car for October is Greenbird76's lime green Esprit.  This is such a stunning combination that I'm surprised there aren't more out there.  Check out his introduction post   here (http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=50194.0) for all of the info that makes this bird extraordinary.

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Post by: kentucky yeti on October 02, 2013, 10:44:39 AM
Nice!
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Post by: Jack on October 02, 2013, 12:56:11 PM
Great choice - very nice and clean.
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Post by: Jack on October 02, 2013, 07:10:20 PM
Sorry for missing that last post Jack.  It was a girl and her name is Joanna after her mother Joanne.

Congratulations Mike.
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Post by: 78Y88Girl on October 02, 2013, 08:15:19 PM
Very nice banner, and congrats on the baby!
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Post by: ryeguy2006a on November 21, 2013, 02:27:59 PM
A little late, but congrats on the banner. Nice to see the 76's getting some attention.
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: mrbandit on December 12, 2013, 11:55:26 PM
I'm behind on the banners again, but the December and January banner is now up.  Cameron's amazing LS1-6 equipped 79' is well know here on TAC, so I won't bore you with repeat information.  Let's all congratulate him on a fantastic build and a wonderful TA!

(http://transamcountry.com/BOTM/2013December.gif)
Title: Re: 2013 TAC Forum Logos
Post by: Jack on December 13, 2013, 05:13:34 AM
Congratulations Cameron, and Mike nice job with the background pic.
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Post by: BARRACUDA1968 on December 13, 2013, 08:04:43 AM
There is a lot of nice cars on this board and there has been many great builds since I've joined but really can't think of anyone more deserving than Cameron!

Congradulations
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Post by: shakerz on December 13, 2013, 08:26:38 AM
Congratulations!
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Post by: Dreamn2 on December 13, 2013, 10:21:57 AM
Very nice, welcome to the club!
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Post by: Greenbird76 on December 13, 2013, 10:44:23 AM
Very nice car Cameron!  Congratulations!! :cool:
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Post by: 78Y88Girl on December 13, 2013, 11:15:03 AM
Congrats! Your car is beautiful!
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Post by: wld79TA on December 13, 2013, 11:34:50 AM
Congrats Cameron... awesome car.

Well deserved recognition.
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Post by: nocturneTA on December 13, 2013, 01:16:50 PM
Thanks for all the kudos guys!  I was pleasantly surprised when I logged on today and saw my car up there. 

MrBandit, thanks for choosing my car and taking the time to put the banner together.  Great job.
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Post by: ryeguy2006a on December 13, 2013, 01:53:42 PM
VERY WELL DESERVED!!! I think that one should be up there for a few months :cool:
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Post by: kentucky yeti on December 14, 2013, 09:24:45 AM
Love the color combo AND the drivetrain.  Awesome.
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Post by: rkellerjr on December 14, 2013, 04:25:58 PM
Beautiful car, congrats!
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Post by: nocturneTA on December 15, 2013, 12:04:33 PM
thanks again everyone.
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Post by: LeighP on December 15, 2013, 08:01:10 PM
Great build!!!!!

On a side note, its great how these logo's make terrific signature pics for our posts, eh?
Thanks for that, Mike. :)
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Post by: Greenbird76 on December 16, 2013, 09:27:09 AM
Great build!!!!!

On a side note, its great how these logo's make terrific signature pics for our posts, eh?
Thanks for that, Mike. :)
I did not think about that- good idea Leigh and kudos to Mike for the idea!
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Post by: nocturneTA on December 16, 2013, 07:26:40 PM
Those banners definitely make for a great Sig block.   Much thanks.
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Post by: Denial101 on December 18, 2013, 04:37:00 PM
Looks amazing....