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Old 10-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #926
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Hey John...I found another thing to play with.....overlays on photos....

What da ya think?..

Kurt ABL99...

Kurt, my friend, you never cease to amaze me with your endless talents! I love your new found hobby, and always doing for others, you are one class act!!



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Aww you're killin' me, man! I'm gonna send you a PM here shortly if my sleeping pill doesn't kick in first. (If it does... then good night! )
Thanks for the kind words, it really means a lot to me.
Just remember Turbo, you started it with that awesome post! Go ahead, you got the wife's approval...Make your dreams come true, life is too short to say shoulda, coulda woulda!!!
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #927
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Today marks 2 years to the day that I bought a 2011 2SS/RS, and started the transformation to what it is today.

Thank you everyone for your continued support & encouragement to create something unique, and giving me the motivation to make it the best we could. I've made some awesome friends thanks to this forum & my build journal & learned so much from all the awesome builds and members, thank you all!
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #928
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WOW amazed people put this kind of money into there rides just to sell pennies on the dollar. I have dropped some serious money into mine, but glad had the forthcoming not to sell or at least put more than couple 1000's miles on it. Losing a couple thousand is one thing but tens of thousands is just burning money. Hey if you got it to burn...burn away. Just not seeing such an incredible ride being sold to move into a new Stingray. Don't get me wrong, Stingray is nice, but have already seen tons of Stingrays in my area already and have never seen a Kronix build. Just sayin

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #929
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There is only one and the one and only ZLX!!

....and John, my friend built it....

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Old 10-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #930
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WOW amazed people put this kind of money into there rides just to sell pennies on the dollar. I have dropped some serious money into mine, but glad had the forthcoming not to sell or at least put more than couple 1000's miles on it. Losing a couple thousand is one thing but tens of thousands is just burning money. Hey if you got it to burn...burn away. Just not seeing such an incredible ride being sold to move into a new Stingray. Don't get me wrong, Stingray is nice, but have already seen tons of Stingrays in my area already and have never seen a Kronix build. Just sayin
Appreciate the kind words my friend , you've always been so supportive of my build. Believe me, it's such a hard pill to swallow knowing the amount of blood, sweat & money involved in creating the ZLX. It's real funny how SLP announced their Panther Edition, a full year after my car, and when you compare the 2, their's is a cheap knockoff with average, overpriced suspension parts, interior mods and basic controls. I made the Panther before it was even a twinkle in their eye!

I struggle everyday, and flip flop like a freshly caught fish in a boat, sell it, don't sell it. I took a gentleman for a test drive this weekend, and I don't think he was expecting what he experienced. I think he'd need ear protection when he drove the car, it's just straight obnoxiously fast, loud & sinister, and needs the right person behind the wheel.


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There is only one and the one and only ZLX!!

....and John, my friend built it....

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Always too kind my friend, Kurt.....I can't take the credit though, I designed it and Cunningham Motorsports built it. I only wish I was talented enough to do more than I did. Thank you my friend for your continued support & ALWAYS being there for me! You're a special man, KK and I'm proud to call you a friend!
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:04 AM   #931
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I spent over an hour reading each page and update. Amazing car and thank you for the story of how it came to be.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #932
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Great work John! It's been nice following your project. Thanks
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:06 PM   #933
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Thinking of my friend!!...

Like it says, "Next time John"...

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Old 10-21-2013, 03:49 AM   #934
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I spent over an hour reading each page and update. Amazing car and thank you for the story of how it came to be.

Thank you Anulk, it's comments like yours that have been the driving force behind my build & fueled my passion to keep making it unique, faster and try to be ahead of the curve (which is real hard on C5 with it's bevy of high end builds. I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my story about the ZLX & how it came to be. Glad I could keep you entertained!


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Great work John! It's been nice following your project. Thanks
RC thank you for all the positive support & words of encouragement throughout the journey of my build. You've been around here for a long time, and it's been my pleasure & honor that I've had great members like you and so many others make frequent stops along the way. It's been a fantastic & humbling 2 year ride creating a car that was special enough to win COTW, 2 magazines in 2013, invited to be on display at the GM Nationals and a few Best of Shows (my most recent on Saturday ) I hope that I can achieve some of the same success with SSYNSTR 2.0!




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Thinking of my friend!!...

Like it says, "Next time John"...

Kurt ABL99...
Kurt you're always full of surprises when you stop by the thread! I never know what's in store next, and it's always something I look forward to! I owe you so much for helping me through some really trying times, and you're responsible for opening my eyes in many different ways, and I'll always be eternally grateful.


So it seems as though the ZLX's days are numbered and there's a few destinations it may be making someone very happy, as it has done me. With it being Breast Cancer month, one of my neighboring towns had a big fair/town day/ Cancer benefit & car show. My chiropractor, who was on of the sponsors for the benefit, asked me on Friday if I could bring the car down to be on display at the front of the car show. I had to go shot some videos for some potential buyers, so I figured I'd do him this favor as he's always been good to me. Not even registering the car to be in the show, much to my surprise there was a certificate on my windshield with the Peoples Choice award for Best of Show, along with a $100 cash prize. Since I've always believed in karma and having a few friends that have beat this deadly disease, I decided to donate the money to the charity, and was more than thankful for the paper certificate! Plus, cars shows are great spots to meet buyers too!

Anyway, I'm rambling, it's late, here's few pics I took & a walk around video that a few buyers requested. I'll be enjoying the ZLX while I still have it!


Boy, I'll miss that sound!



Some sweet Bel Airs, Chevelle SS's, some Hudsons & some great people.. I was in good company!
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #935
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John,
I wanted to create one of our best for you, my friend!
Tim will be with you "always and forever". I am sure you feel his presence daily. Please accept this token of our appreciation for you, simply being yourself. Kathy said the smiles on the photo will last forever and ever!....

I also thought it fitting that Tim & John be together with the ZLX...

Brothers Forever!!......

John, I also included the following link to one of my favorite tunes.....I hope you will enjoy not only the photo, but the recording as well. It speaks volumes....God is GREAT!!..

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Old 10-23-2013, 01:56 AM   #936
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J we're all gonna miss the ZLX and i trully hope it falls into the right hands that appreciate this monster.

Kurt man i'm stunned ,awesome work bro and it's one beautiful tribute right there !!
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J we're all gonna miss the ZLX and i trully hope it falls into the right hands that appreciate this monster.

Kurt man i'm stunned ,awesome work bro and it's one beautiful tribute right there !!
Pierre, I don't think it is gone yet and I already miss it.....

Thanks for the compliment....I hope John likes it as much as I did making it...Love the song that goes along with it....pretty much sets the stage!!


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Old 10-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #938
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John,
I wanted to create one of our best for you, my friend!
Tim will be with you "always and forever". I am sure you feel his presence daily. Please accept this token of our appreciation for you, simply being yourself. Kathy said the smiles on the photo will last forever and ever!....

I also thought it fitting that Tim & John be together with the ZLX...

Brothers Forever!!......

John, I also included the following link to one of my favorite tunes.....I hope you will enjoy not only the photo, but the recording as well. It speaks volumes....God is GREAT!!..

www.youtube.com/embed/tfgu6tW8Lg8

Kurt and Kathy ABL99...
Kurt, as I've told you, words cannot express the thankfulness I have for you, your time over the years, your shoulder, and all the things & doors you've opened for me. Thank you so much for the pictures of me & my co-pilot, I know he's always with me.

You're one of those people that comes around once in a lifetime and I'm so glad to have known you & be able to call you a friend. The Kellers will always hold a dear place in my heart!






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J we're all gonna miss the ZLX and i trully hope it falls into the right hands that appreciate this monster.

Kurt man i'm stunned ,awesome work bro and it's one beautiful tribute right there !!
P, thank you for all your support from Day 1 with my build, and I'm glad my first set of wheels & tires went to you so we'll always be connected and I'll have a little piece of the Bullet!

It pains me to have to say this, but the ZLX is SOLD, and it couldn't go to a more deserving individual. He may not have 500 posts or be active on the forums that much, but he has followed my build since day 1 and we've communicated for years, as he's come to me for advice and to try to emulate the ZLX, and made it known that if it were ever for sale he would surely want the opportunity to own his dream car. I really felt like a parent choosing a family for adaptation of a child. It was narrowed to down to 3 buyers, one wanted to convert to a straight up track car, another wanted a show & go car and the third, well, it made his dreams come true. I could've started a bidding war, but that's not my style. I wanted this car to go to someone that would respect it, honor it, appreciate all the blood, sweat & tears that went into it, and make his heart pump as it did mine when I stepped on the gas pedal, and I think I made the right choice.

This car has made my dreams come true of being in Hot Rod magazines, being featured at the GM Nationals and meeting tens of thousands of people that fell in love with my creation. It will always be the ZLX and now the pride of someone else's life and I know he'll do it & me proud. Hopefully he'll step in and introduce himself, but I'll leave that to him and I guess he may even start his own build thread, but I'm not sure how much can be added, as I think it's perfect the way it is. I'll have many excellent memories and it's made me lifelong friends, and I hope to continue those relationships!




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Pierre, I don't think it is gone yet and I already miss it.....

Thanks for the compliment....I hope John likes it as much as I did making it...Love the song that goes along with it....pretty much sets the stage!!


Sincerely..

Kurt ABL99...

Kurt, will you ever get tired of hearing, "You're the man!!!", my friend? I hope not, because YOU ARE THE MAN!!!


As I mentioned, and it breaks my heart to say, but I know I'm making someone else's dream come true....The ZLX is SOLD.....Time for my next chapter in the Chevy world!

I want to thank everyone that followed my thread, the constant words of encouragement only fueled my fire to make it better & better, and it will always be the fastest, neck snapping, head turning car I've ever owned.

Big THANK YOU to Cunningham MotorSports for making the perfect world beater, Ryne & Tex you guys are the best & Thank you Rick for bringing me to them and all your support, and to Mr. Pedders, Pete Basica, thank you my friend for ALWAYS being there and making the best products in the world!! I'm proud to be Team Pedders and look forward to my next chapter!

Of course this won't be my last post as I have a few more ideas and want to send off the ZLX in an honorable fashion, so I'll be back!
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #939
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Good to see you sold it John!! Where will it be going?
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Hello everyone my name is Alfred or also known on here as fisherboy561. Im proud to say that i'm going to be the new owner of the ZLX and will be bringing the ZLX down to South FL. As John stated in his last post I do not have several post on here but have always followed the ZLX build since day one. John has been very good to me and always has time to give me great advice. I will do my best to keep updated photos and info of the ZLX on here and as John stated earlier, there really can't be a build thread because John has left nothing else to do to the beast!! We'll I hope to meet all of you that have followed the ZLX build in the future and thanks again John for everything, i'm truly honored to be the new owner of the ZLX!
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Hello everyone my name is Alfred or also known on here as fisherboy561. Im proud to say that i'm going to be the new owner of the ZLX and will be bringing the ZLX down to South FL. As John stated in his last post I do not have several post on here but have always followed the ZLX build since day one. John has been very good to me and always has time to give me great advice. I will do my best to keep updated photos and info of the ZLX on here and as John stated earlier, there really can't be a build thread because John has left nothing else to do to the beast!! We'll I hope to meet all of you that have followed the ZLX build in the future and thanks again John for everything, i'm truly honored to be the new owner of the ZLX!
Welcome Alfred,
Congrats on an outstanding acquisition. I am sure the ZLX will fit the bill. All of us on C5 have come to love that ride and watch it become one of the best, if not the best Gen 5 on this forum. I always told Kathy, "If I had a fourth bay on my garage, that precious piece of gold would be bedded down between my babies....

Yes, it is THAT NICE!!

Keep in touch Alfred!

Now, as for you John, my friend--What a honor it has been to not only know you, but watch you grow in your love of God and others as well. You always say to me things that make me proud to serve Him. I remember the first time I typed something on this thread...Your getting the 'eye candy' engine cover from Roger at Emblempros.com. I knew then I had found a new friend. It just evolved into a far away friendship...
I can hardly wait to watch what happens with the new C7....JOHN...KATHY AND I MET OUR 1st BLACK C7 ON OUR WAY HOME FROM CHURCH ON SUNDAY!! I told her, "Lookie....Here comes John!"...

Our hearts skipped a beat....Now...What can I do with a C7 on my editor???...

Guess we will just have to wait and see....

John, The picture I sent via email, with Tim, you and the ZLX, You might take that to Wal-mart and try to have them create a canvas print. John Blount, whom has a C6 IOM, took a photo we shot and had that made into a canvas...It is the size of the trunk area on his vette. It turned out SWEET!!

Just an idea....

Later John...

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Good to see you sold it John!! Where will it be going?
Thank you Solo, it was a very hard decision deciding to sell or not to sell, and it brought many a sleepless night. At first I thought I was doing the ZLX an injustice by selling it so soon, and I really think had the car not gone to Alfred (Fisherboy, see quote below), that I may have not sold it. I had several interested parties and probably could've started a bidding war, but when Al said he was serious about owning it, I knew it would be the right thing to do, and especially after meeting him & spending the day with him today, I know it will be well taken care of and truly appreciated, and that's all I really wanted. I felt more like a father having to trust someone to watch over a child, as silly as that may sound. But as car enthusiast know, you get a certain connection when you build something special, and you want to see it go to the best possible home. Having lived in South Florida back in the early 90s, I can think of no better place for the ZLX to go, I can just see it now cruising down A1A, snapping necks along the way!



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Hello everyone my name is Alfred or also known on here as fisherboy561. Im proud to say that i'm going to be the new owner of the ZLX and will be bringing the ZLX down to South FL. As John stated in his last post I do not have several post on here but have always followed the ZLX build since day one. John has been very good to me and always has time to give me great advice. I will do my best to keep updated photos and info of the ZLX on here and as John stated earlier, there really can't be a build thread because John has left nothing else to do to the beast!! We'll I hope to meet all of you that have followed the ZLX build in the future and thanks again John for everything, i'm truly honored to be the new owner of the ZLX!
Al, it was truly a pleasure to meet & spend the day with you today. It only reconfirmed what I already knew, that the ZLX would be going to someone that will carry on the passion for it and continue to let it evolve. Feel free to use this thread to continue to post updates should you wish, my build journal is now your build journal. I know you will love the car and it will give you many years of enjoyment, and I look forward to see you make it yours and put your touches on it. The ZLX has made my dreams of having a car in a hot rod magazine come true, and I wish you the same pleasures it has brought me. Nothing can or will ever takes it place as being one bad ass, super fast ride that ALWAYS put a smile on my face, and I can tell after today seeing how happy you were, that it will do the same for you! Be safe and keep us updated, I'll talk to you soon!



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Welcome Alfred,
Congrats on an outstanding acquisition. I am sure the ZLX will fit the bill. All of us on C5 have come to love that ride and watch it become one of the best, if not the best Gen 5 on this forum. I always told Kathy, "If I had a fourth bay on my garage, that precious piece of gold would be bedded down between my babies....

Yes, it is THAT NICE!!

Keep in touch Alfred!

Now, as for you John, my friend--What a honor it has been to not only know you, but watch you grow in your love of God and others as well. You always say to me things that make me proud to serve Him. I remember the first time I typed something on this thread...Your getting the 'eye candy' engine cover from Roger at Emblempros.com. I knew then I had found a new friend. It just evolved into a far away friendship...
I can hardly wait to watch what happens with the new C7....JOHN...KATHY AND I MET OUR 1st BLACK C7 ON OUR WAY HOME FROM CHURCH ON SUNDAY!! I told her, "Lookie....Here comes John!"...

Our hearts skipped a beat....Now...What can I do with a C7 on my editor???...

Guess we will just have to wait and see....

John, The picture I sent via email, with Tim, you and the ZLX, You might take that to Wal-mart and try to have them create a canvas print. John Blount, whom has a C6 IOM, took a photo we shot and had that made into a canvas...It is the size of the trunk area on his vette. It turned out SWEET!!

Just an idea....

Later John...

Kurt ABL99...
Kurt it only figures that you would be the first to welcome Alfred, you're one class individual and I'm honored to call you a friend. I know Al will take good care of the ZLX, and it really made me feel good knowing it will be appreciated and well taken care of. I will certainly be printing all of your masterpieces you've sent me, and they mean very much to me, but I think you know that! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next!!



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Congrats man thats huge!!!
Bro, like I've said, it couldn't have gone to a better home, it definitely is HUGE! So it looks like we have a new HeadTurner on South Florida, and I know Alfred will represent us well!! She will be well taken care of!
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Thank you Solo, it was a very hard decision deciding to sell or not to sell, and it brought many a sleepless night. At first I thought I was doing the ZLX an injustice by selling it so soon, and I really think had the car not gone to Alfred (Fisherboy, see quote below), that I may have not sold it. I had several interested parties and probably could've started a bidding war, but when Al said he was serious about owning it, I knew it would be the right thing to do, and especially after meeting him & spending the day with him today, I know it will be well taken care of and truly appreciated, and that's all I really wanted. I felt more like a father having to trust someone to watch over a child, as silly as that may sound. But as car enthusiast know, you get a certain connection when you build something special, and you want to see it go to the best possible home. Having lived in South Florida back in the early 90s, I can think of no better place for the ZLX to go, I can just see it now cruising down A1A, snapping necks along the way!





Al, it was truly a pleasure to meet & spend the day with you today. It only reconfirmed what I already knew, that the ZLX would be going to someone that will carry on the passion for it and continue to let it evolve. Feel free to use this thread to continue to post updates should you wish, my build journal is now your build journal. I know you will love the car and it will give you many years of enjoyment, and I look forward to see you make it yours and put your touches on it. The ZLX has made my dreams of having a car in a hot rod magazine come true, and I wish you the same pleasures it has brought me. Nothing can or will ever takes it place as being one bad ass, super fast ride that ALWAYS put a smile on my face, and I can tell after today seeing how happy you were, that it will do the same for you! Be safe and keep us updated, I'll talk to you soon!





Kurt it only figures that you would be the first to welcome Alfred, you're one class individual and I'm honored to call you a friend. I know Al will take good care of the ZLX, and it really made me feel good knowing it will be appreciated and well taken care of. I will certainly be printing all of your masterpieces you've sent me, and they mean very much to me, but I think you know that! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next!!





Bro, like I've said, it couldn't have gone to a better home, it definitely is HUGE! So it looks like we have a new HeadTurner on South Florida, and I know Alfred will represent us well!! She will be well taken care of!
John,
Simply said, "The last post said it all". Nicely done my FRIEND!!


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Best of the Best!!

Bump this thread to the TOP!! Why?...

'Cause that's exactly where it belongs!!!

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Hell yeah , and the amount of work and $$$ put into this beast is just ridiculous
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Hell yeah , and the amount of work and $$$ put into this beast is just ridiculous
Yours is equally so! You and John have both done awesome builds!
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:18 AM   #949
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How is John doing? Anyone know how the build on his Vette is going?
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Yours is equally so! You and John have both done awesome builds!
Thank you Eric ,coming from you means a lot to me
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