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Old 11-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
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What were all of the chrome items on the car you had to change? And off the top of your head can you give me a rough estimate on how much it cost, just to remove the chrome from the car, and replace it with flat black. Would appreciate it muchly!
This is off the top of my head, but here's the list of what I changed from chrome to flat black and the approximate cost:

Tail light bezels- $65 from eBay

Gorilla black locking lug nuts: $75 from Apex Speed

Flat black painted bowties: $100 from RPI Designs

Flat black painted ZL1 emblems: $195 from Lupe @ overhaulengines

I think that's everything. I replaced all of my items instead of painting them so if I want to put the car back to original I can.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:07 PM   #16
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This is off the top of my head, but here's the list of what I changed from chrome to flat black and the approximate cost:

Tail light bezels- $65 from eBay

Gorilla black locking lug nuts: $75 from Apex Speed

Flat black painted bowties: $100 from RPI Designs

Flat black painted ZL1 emblems: $195 from Lupe @ overhaulengines

I think that's everything. I replaced all of my items instead of painting them so if I want to put the car back to original I can.
So you had the bowties and zl1 emblem painted?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:03 PM   #17
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So you had the bowties and zl1 emblem painted?
Yes. I purchased painted versions of the emblems and the bowties from the vendors I mentioned. I still also have the original chrome ones in a box.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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So, it's been a while since I have updated this thread so I figured I would provide some updates.

Since last time I added JDP halos and AAC grill lighting. Here's a pic:



I love these lights. They give the car the attitude it came from Chevy with!

I also added some custom painted ZL1 emblems to the fenders. These are temporary until I get my custom emblems made by Roger at Emblempros. Here is a pic of the temp ones:



I have also recently gotten into drag racing at our local track. I have been 4 times now with a total of 19 1/4 mile runs. My best run to date is a 12.21 and my best trap speed is 116.xx! I recently put on a pair of Nitto NT05r drag radials for track nights. They are awesome and I ahve seen my 60' times drop steadily. My best is currently a 1.87! Here are a few pics and videos of my races along with my best timeslip from last Wednesday:









I am car #3093 in the slip below:



I am installing a line lock next weekend which will be controlled with a custom shift knob from CFD:





Finally, here are my two favorite pics. They were taken by a professional photographer the other night at the drag strip:





Thanks again for stopping by my thread!
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:06 AM   #19
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Awesome pics!
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #20
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Can't believe I missed this thread!?!?
For sure COTW in your future Matt! Car is off the hook.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:15 AM   #21
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great pics and car looks fantastic.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:32 AM   #22
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Wow, one of my new favorite ZL1's it's simple, but looks awesome!

I'll be keeping an eye on this one!
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:09 AM   #23
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Your car is amazing!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #24
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the comments! I I will definitely have more updates coming soon!
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #25
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looks great love the stripes
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #26
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After months of anticipation, I finally was able to order my new custom ZL1 emblems from Roger at Emblempros. I ordered them on Monday and received them on Friday. For a custom made emblem, that is an amazing turnaround time and fast shipping! I got them put on the car Friday evening. Here are a few pics:













I also spent yesterday at the drag strip for the final test and tune of the year. My goal was to get below 12 seconds. The weather was perfect, about 70-75 degrees. It was a busy day, so after 5 hours at the track I only managed 3 runs. My first was a 12.54, my second was 12.16 (my best to that point) and my final run of the day (and the year) was a 11.92 at 116.91 MPH. My only mod is tires, and I am running a Nitto NT05R drag radial on 18x9.5 Corvette GS replica wheels.

Here is my time slip. I am car #3311 in the RIGHT lane:



A couple pics from the strip:







And a couple from the track photographer:





It was a great day and I was happy to have achieved my goal before the drag racing season ended for me locally.

I hope you enjoy the new pics.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #27
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those last 2 are a couple calendar-worthy pics for sure!
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #28
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those last 2 are a couple calendar-worthy pics for sure!
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