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    Repro GT-Kai badge

    Hey guys,

    There's been talk on here before about the GT-Kai badges...
    Most recently here I think: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/foru...it=kai#p137340

    I know these are few and far between and there were at least a couple people who posted that they'd love to have one for their car.
    Has anyone on here actually bought some for their car?

    Since they seem to be in short supply, I think I am going to make repro ones.

    I'm a digital modeler in the auto design industry so I make this kind of stuff all the time. I will be doing this on the side after work hours so don't expect it to be done over night...
    Before we get into the details of what the finished product will be made of, how much it would cost, etc I need to build a 3d file for it.
    And to do this I need good reference...

    Good: If the badge is already on their car, can you take a good dead-on picture outside in good sunlight? macro please with minimal lens distortion plz
    Better: If the badge hasn't been installed yet, can its owner put it on a flatbed scanner and send me a pic of it?
    Best: If someone has the "Kai" character in a identical or very very close font on yr PC/MAC, and you happen to have Adobe Illustrator you could send me a file with that type character "converted to outlines"...


    I'll measure the rear "GT-R" badge on my car for all the other dimensions to make sure it comes out exactly identical.

    Let me know,

    -e

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    Re: Repro GT-Kai badge

    I've seen those badges around, but never understood the history behind them. Can you shed some light on what they mean and where they came from?

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    Re: Repro GT-Kai badge

    Quote Originally Posted by amorphiss
    I've seen those badges around, but never understood the history behind them. Can you shed some light on what they mean and where they came from?
    Kai basically means "modified". In Japan, if your car is modified, it often has to wear a "kai" number plate.
    Hidden Content Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.

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    Re: Repro GT-Kai badge

    3 year bump! Eric, did you ever end up making these?

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    Re: Repro GT-Kai badge

    also interested haha

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    Re: Repro GT-Kai badge

    I just got a set from rubber soul, I know they are not on the web site.
    But they do have them for sale.

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    Re: Repro GT-Kai badge

    Quote Originally Posted by prova4re
    I just got a set from rubber soul, I know they are not on the web site.
    But they do have them for sale.
    Cool! Did you order direct or through a 3rd party? May ask the total?

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    Re: Repro GT-Kai badge

    I think it was around 200.00 usd for the set.
    I bought about 4k in parts from them thru another guy in Japan.

    Jose just got a set as well, he used adam at feast. I think.

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    Re: Repro GT-Kai badge

    I got it via broker from YAJ last year, finding it on YAJ was a challenge

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    Re: Repro GT-Kai badge

    They are pretty easy to find on Yafuoku:

    http://page17.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... v419897483

    The ???? category is one of the most active with so many fake GT-Rs and the need to support their badges I suppose... Neko.

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