since you asked for my opinion i'm going to offer it:
the first iteration was the best to date. it seems like you have it in your head that you need to follow the styling trends that have been making the blog rounds. DON'T. do your own thing.
the paint on this car looks too good, even if it's only in pics or from 20 ft. to remove and let rust. if you REALLY want to trendwhore, you should think about lowering it more first as your stance isn't right for the type of look you're going for.
as it was on the wat/copies, it looked like the sort of clean cruiser i'd expect to see at any parking area meetup in Japan. think twice before you go leghumping the stickerbomb and rust style, it's a fad on its way out and you'll be behind the curve. it would be a waste of effort and good sheet metal to let it rot.
hahahah...you damn right man!!
actually i'm a "rat" guy...so that's why i want to apply it to my japs retro car....but still goin rat would be like destryoing the car....i REALLY should think about it first...thats why i asked it here...thx anyway man...