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Old 12-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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sswiss Build Thread

I did not think I would have to start a build thread for my car, but here I am a bit more than a year after I purchased my Car and I have done all kinds of things to my car already. Some good some not so much
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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The day I got my car

Still all stock
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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New ACS Heat Extractor Hood

The first step to a ZL1 look alike
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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Shark Gills

A small change
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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A few steps foward and then a couple right back

So after working on my car, Carma seemed to have a different plan
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:09 PM   #7
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New Fog Lights

After that little set back I figured I had to get right back on the horse and continue with the mods
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #8
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ZL1 Front End Conversion

I just recently found a full ZL1 OEM front fascia on Chicago5thGen that included the Wheel liners, Brake ducts, Belly Pan, and Grills for a very good Price. So its now time to continue changing the front of my SS
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #9
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Part Drawings

Figured I would post some of the Drawings that helped me find all the parts I needed.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:20 PM   #10
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Behic2320, You need to be a bit more patient. I was just gathering all the pics I needed
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:24 PM   #11
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Behic2320, You need to be a bit more patient. I was just gathering all the pics I needed
Haha im not very patient Im sitting on here because i dont have my car until tomorrow haha. Anyways the car looks great and the conversion looks like its going smoothly cant wait to see the bumper on
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #12
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Haha im not very patient Im sitting on here because i dont have my car until tomorrow haha. Anyways the car looks great and the conversion looks like its going smoothly cant wait to see the bumper on
Me neither. The bumper is at the body shop at the moment for a new coat of AGM and the remaining parts I needed are on order with the dealership. If everything works out perfectly I should get all the bits and pieces back by Friday so that I can spend the weekend putting it all back together.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #13
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Me neither. The bumper is at the body shop at the moment for a new coat of AGM and the remaining parts I needed are on order with the dealership. If everything works out perfectly I should get all the bits and pieces back by Friday so that I can spend the weekend putting it all back together.
Congrats man that should be fun!!! Hopefully you get your pieces back. And even more so hopefully you have a heater in your garage because I was in Illinois last week and my socal butt was frozenhaha good luck man and get pics up soon
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:31 PM   #14
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Painting the ZL1 Bumper

I just stopped by the GM Body Shop and they have already completed the Cowl line adjustment as well as put down an isolator layer. The color will go down today or tomorrow and I can pick it up on Friday.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #15
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The Paint is on

So the paint is finally on and the sanding is being completed today. Even the parts came. I will posy pictures of the install and finished product this weekend.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:53 PM   #16
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The front Fascia is done

Here is a first picture of the new front. better pictures are to follow
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:13 PM   #17
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looks way better
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #18
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #19
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Nice looking SS
Keep up the good work !!!!

ZL1 front bumper and hood insert
are looking good in AGM !

I am down state alittle from you
here near Stlouis ! I spy snow flakes
in that last pic. !
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #20
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:12 PM   #21
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Nice looking SS
Keep up the good work !!!!

ZL1 front bumper and hood insert
are looking good in AGM !

I am down state alittle from you
here near Stlouis ! I spy snow flakes
in that last pic. !
Silver85IrocZ, You are absolutely correct. its been snowing around Chicago for a while now :( That's why I figured this is a great time to work on the car
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #22
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #23
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Some more pics

Here are a few more pics after a quick wash today
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:23 PM   #24
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Nice pics man!! Looks promising.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:34 PM   #25
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MaxJax has arrived

So after building a new garage I decided I could leave good as well enough and went on a spending spree. Here is my New Dannmar MaxJax 2 post car lift. I put most of the things together and now I am in the middle of making sure the spacing is perfect for all of my cars. its looking promising
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