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Old 03-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #101
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I had to chuckle ... I'm a girl lol
My sincerest apologies!!! Haha, I couldn't have been more mistaken could I?

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:48 PM   #102
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not offended in the least ... not easy to tell online ... you're forgiven lol


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Old 03-21-2012, 02:56 PM   #103
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Wow! I just got around to reading this. Great story man! Your folks show great pride in you. Something tells me you earned this one. Enjoy!
btw- I am parked next to you in the MTI photo.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:24 AM   #104
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Wow! I just got around to reading this. Great story man! Your folks show great pride in you. Something tells me you earned this one. Enjoy!
btw- I am parked next to you in the MTI photo.
Thanks for the kind words!

And which photo do you mean? I regret that I didn't get to meet you again, I know I met you briefly at MTI but we never got to chat.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #105
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Thanks for the kind words!

And which photo do you mean? I regret that I didn't get to meet you again, I know I met you briefly at MTI but we never got to chat.
The group photo taken from the warehouse across the street from MTI
Black ss with red rim wheels parked between you and Ken.
Maybe we will get to talk some at Commerce in April.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #106
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The group photo taken from the warehouse across the street from MTI
Black ss with red rim wheels parked between you and Ken.
Maybe we will get to talk some at Commerce in April.
Oh yes now I remember! I wondered who that was, haha, I love what you did with your rims with the red pinstripe/accent on them. Are those a factory option rim or aftermarket?

And yes we'll definitely need to catch up at Commerce in April.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:32 AM   #107
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Probably aftermarket SLPs and custom trim paint.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:24 AM   #108
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Probably aftermarket SLPs and custom trim paint.
Well they look great!
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #109
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Well they look great!
Thanks man. Different for sure - kind of nostalgic like the old red line tires. The sidewall is so short on these 20s the red looks similar to the old red wall tires. Might look good on a 45th edition
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #110
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Thanks man. Different for sure - kind of nostalgic like the old red line tires. The sidewall is so short on these 20s the red looks similar to the old red wall tires. Might look good on a 45th edition
I think you're onto something there! I've been planning to plasti-dip my rims to see if I like the powdercoated/painted look, and a red pinstripe would look sweet too!
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #111
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I think you're onto something there! I've been planning to plasti-dip my rims to see if I like the powdercoated/painted look, and a red pinstripe would look sweet too!
Here is something Corvette is offering:
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #112
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Here is something Corvette is offering:
Is that a factory option from chevy? If so, that's pretty sweet Chevy offers that!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:20 AM   #113
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Is that a factory option from chevy? If so, that's pretty sweet Chevy offers that!
I believe it is. Someone told me a couple of months ago that Corvette was selling a black model with wheels like mine
I would rather have these Corvette wheels over the ones I have
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #114
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Edit: See 2 posts below for better pictures.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #115
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Congrats! Beautiful weather you have down there. I wish I had weather like that all the time.

Do you plan on doing anything else to the car. Its such a different color that I am having a hard time deciding even on what type of accent color would work well.

Red, blue, silver maybe white?
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #116
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Congrats! Beautiful weather you have down there. I wish I had weather like that all the time.

Do you plan on doing anything else to the car. Its such a different color that I am having a hard time deciding even on what type of accent color would work well.

Red, blue, silver maybe white?
Thanks!

Plenty more mods to come. I plan on custom painting my bowties red and black/CFM. Also, I plan for lots of red and CFM accents under the hood.

I want to do some custom stitching on the headrests.

I don't really see blue silver or white looking good on the outside of the car, but thats just me.

I'm sticking with CFM, red, and the grey color on the outside.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #117
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Reposting my previous post but got the pics to upload better! Check it out!

About time I had an update!
Got my windows tinted all around 20% this past week and I absolutely LOVE IT!!! Tint is perfect, blends with the car beautifully. I can't imagine it without tit anymore! Here's a few cell phone pics. I'll get some HD pics in a week or two when I can borrow my dad's Nikon again.

Dropping off at the tint shop:


After:





Back home after a wash:



And this morning right before I headed back to school:



Also, a very generous member of our local camaro club was extremely kind in donating his headlight harness that allows me to run my halos and DRLs at the same time. It looks really good and all I had to do was plug it in! Thanks Mark!!!
Oh and I plastidipped my front bowtie, an I like it a lot. I will be doing the same to my back bowtie soon.





And since this post is too long to begin with, here's a fellow Chevy that accompanied me about 70 miles on I20. One bad ass ZR1!!!!!
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:03 PM   #118
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:39 PM   #119
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:42 PM   #120
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skipped the story, but nice pics.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:44 PM   #121
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skipped the story, but nice pics.
Haha I don't blame ya. It's a long read. If you're ever bored out of your mind, you might enjoy reading it. hahaha
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:28 AM   #122
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Plastidipped my bowties Friday but after checking out the bowties, check out my rims below!!!




Just Plastidipped my rims last night. I will be redoing them as I made mistakes, but I'm fine with it for a few weeks and REALLY like the look. My problem was I put it on too lightly (needed more coats) and I put it on unevenly (needed more plastidip on the insides of the spokes). Did 3 coats each rim, allowing a few minutes in between. I will be doing 6 coats next time.

Anyways, here's my progress pics followed by a ton of pics this morning!

Decided to take the rims completely off


About to wash them all by hand


First layers going on. I used index cards to keep it off the tires, worked perfect and I was able to get the lip of the rim as well


Drying (still glossy) vs original!


The deep spot was a big ding I got in the rim the day before. It looked horrible and luckily the plastidip hides is pretty well.


First shot lowered back down!


And now for all my beauty shots, be prepared for photo madness!!! Took a TON of photos to show you in different lights such as direct sunlight, shade, dark, etc.

















Epic grass photos!!!


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Old 04-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #123
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I so very much dislike you for beating me to this!!!!!!!!! I did not have time to do it while I completed lowering my car... Damn 7 hours of installation. I think I will have to do this on Thursday now...

It looks like a whole other car now... I mean it looks great now.
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I can not decided between the heritage Grille or the ZL1 grille have you given it any thought yet?
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:02 PM   #125
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I so very much dislike you for beating me to this!!!!!!!!! I did not have time to do it while I completed lowering my car... Damn 7 hours of installation. I think I will have to do this on Thursday now...

It looks like a whole other car now... I mean it looks great now.
Oh man, it will look KILLER on a lowered 45th!!!! I really hope you do it! And if you do, please post pictures!!!

My advice would be to do more than 3 coats, make sure it's even, and make sure you get plenty on the inside faces of the spokes. That's where I didn't put enough.

If you have time, do one wheel alone, see what you think about it. If it's not perfect, change the way you put the plastidip on (more/less on here/there) and that way you'll do the rest of them better!


Oh and actually v6 did his rims before me, just didn't post pics. So while I'm first to post pics, I'm second to do it, and you'll be third!


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I can not decided between the heritage Grille or the ZL1 grille have you given it any thought yet?
I'm trying to get a custom grille from a member on here. If it were ZL1 vs. Heritage grille, I personally would go with the Heritage grille. The ZL1 grille would look weird without a ZL1 front end in my opinion.

Even then, a ZL1 front end with the Heritage grille looks sweet!

So if I were to do it on my 45th, I'd do a Heritage grille.
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