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There was also some­thing else lead­ing his de­ci­sion to go wide­body, or per­haps we should say some­one else: RWB’s Akira Nakai.

“I’ve watched him build wide­body Porsches on his own and this was my chance to do the same,” Vil­lar­real says. “It may not be a Porsche, but I can say I did all of the work. It’s some­thing I’m re­ally proud of.”

Vil­lar­real has had quite a bit of suc­cess with his pre­vi­ous builds, but that doesn’t mean he’s im­mune from chal­lenges. The in­stal­la­tion of his Vol­lkom­men wide­body kit re­quired tons of re­search, hours of Ja­panese YouTube videos and pick­ing the brains of sev­eral body shop em­ploy­ees. An­other chal­lenge was the Tif­fany blue wrap, which al­most didn’t hap­pen due to low stock.

“The morn­ing I was about to or­der a dif­fer­ent color wrap I re­ceived emails from the man­u­fac­turer and a ven­dor,” Vil­lareal re­calls. “This color was meant to hap­pen. Ev­ery­thing seemed to fall in place at just the right time.”

Funny enough, his two fa­vorite as­pects of the build (the wide­body and the wrap) were of­ten the most dis­puted amongst those around him. That didn’t stray him off course though.

“Many peo­ple told me not to wrap an en­tire car in this color,” he says. “I also had sev­eral peo­ple tell me not to go wide­body, but it didn’t mat­ter what oth­ers told me not to do. I built what I wanted.”

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