Interesting build, I hope your happy with the final outcome. I moved to Joao Pessoa to live. I hated it and moved back after about 8 months. I like cars and Brazil is a hard country to have a passion for cars, the costs are ridiculous and all the cars are no good. The roads are awful also. I'm suprised about you saying it's illegal to modify cars, I hadn't heard that and I saw loads of altered cars, different wheels, exhaust, turbo conversions, etc. Maybe it's a North East thing. People don't care, cars don't get checked, i've seen a family of 4 with a dog on a motorbike before! If you come to Europe soon for a holiday you may never want to return to Brazil. My wife is going back soon to see her family, there is no way i'm going, have had enough of Brazil for years to come!!!