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Old 09-26-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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ZL1 Front splash guards

Anyone have ideas on a front splash guard for a ZL1? I'm looking for something resembling the rear factory installed unit on the ZL1. Can the rear units be modified to fit work on the front? Can the existing units installed on the front-of-the-front-wheel-well be utilized to worked as a traditional splash guard? Will a existing C5 or C6 Corvette unit work? I hate to see my 2013/VIN1199/ZL1 unprotected from front tire thrown road hazards.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #2
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I know a good body shop in Shawano!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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I made my own. Used a piece of card board to trace the back "canard" as the template, and modified the shape slightly.

Purchased some flat "truck" sized splash guards, used tin snips to cut and trimmed to fit. Gave the cut edges of the matched pair a quick sand with my belt sander.

Used little slip clips to mount to fender. Placed a strip of electrical tape between the paint and splash guard.

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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Best pic I have access to . .

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:58 AM   #6
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TY I think I would paint the clips black.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #7
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OK got some more pics up:

Mounting - Yes I need to paint the clips:



Finished look:

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #8
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I put together a DIY . . .

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252329
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #9
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Thanks THR ZL1 #1.
I'll work with "ToddsZL1" to copy your design. He does a first rate facility in Shawano.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #10
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Thanks THR ZL1 #1.
I'll work with "ToddsZL1" to copy your design. He does a first rate facility in Shawano.
Look at a new vette they appear to be flat and the same material and i think they would work. T rear zl1 splash shield appears to be wide but would have to be modified.I have been looking for the same cure with 2000 miles on mine i have a few small chips already.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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Here's how mine came out

I took THR's idea and here's how mine came out. I didn't use electrical tape between the flap and paint since the flap only sits against the fender wall lip and the flap does not "flap" in the wind.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:02 PM   #12
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ZL1 front splash guard

Here is how mine came out when I visited all the DIY threads. These should of came from the factory just like this.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:29 AM   #13
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Do they sell any made up for the ZL1 ? from Chevy instead of making them?
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:51 AM   #14
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Vett ones will not work, I bought a set and tried, they tarper from thin to thick, they won't work.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:24 AM   #15
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Here's another option from RPI, have not tried them but looks like the fronts should workfor the Z...

New! 2010 Camaro Stealth Splash Guards / Mud Flaps - Keep your fenders clean! ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #16
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I just pm'd rpi to start a thread here and asked if he has installed his front flaps on a ZL1. I would like to order a front set, I dont think the rear is necessary just my .02.

I like THR ZL1'S design and Im sure they are funtional, I dont think I could drill/fasten directly to the sheet metal.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:52 PM   #17
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Here's another option from RPI, have not tried them but looks like the fronts should workfor the Z...

New! 2010 Camaro Stealth Splash Guards / Mud Flaps - Keep your fenders clean! ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)

The fronts fit. The rear one do not. However the front ones are not really wide enough. I made my own using 12x18 blanks from AZ. I used the RPI ones for a hole pattern to hold the lower part then used 3M double stick tape to fasten the top portion. I now have much less debris on the side of the car and gill area.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #18
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The fronts fit. The rear one do not. However the front ones are not really wide enough. I made my own using 12x18 blanks from AZ. I used the RPI ones for a hole pattern to hold the lower part then used 3M double stick tape to fasten the top portion. I now have much less debris on the side of the car and gill area.
Were you still getting chips with the RPI's?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:00 PM   #19
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Were you still getting chips with the RPI's?
Yes. I had RPIs on from the end of the first week. My "new" ones are about 1" wider and hang below the rockers about 1 1/2".
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:04 PM   #20
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Yes. I had RPIs on from the end of the first week. My "new" ones are about 1" wider and hang below the rockers about 1 1/2".
Thanks for the info.

I wish someone would make some that size and put them on the market. Right now I'm planning to Clear Bra that area for protection.

This is my first Chevy, so I'm still learning which areas need to be protected the most.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #21
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #22
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Here's another option from RPI, have not tried them but looks like the fronts should workfor the Z...

New! 2010 Camaro Stealth Splash Guards / Mud Flaps - Keep your fenders clean! ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
I bought the RPI's for my ZL1. The fronts are too small for our cars, so I drilled new holes on the rear RPI guards and installed on the fronts. That was the best and easiest solution I have found.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:05 AM   #23
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Made mine from the forum links here and installed.
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