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Old 03-18-2014, 09:56 AM   #101
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Thanks to you Matt I fell in love with the chrome ZL1 wheels so I ordered me a set from Factory reproductions. They were awesome to deal with. I love them!
Oooooh, me likey the stripe on the side of the hood bulge. Very subtle. It ascents the red without overwhelming it. Well done. Another idea stored.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:48 PM   #102
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A tad bit frustrated. The good weather is coming back and my car is sitting in pieces waiting for the interior bezels and door panel inserts to come back from paint. I also just want to get it out! the good ol' 2004 Buick Century winter car just sucks..... bad! I want to hook up my footwell lighting, touch up my stitching, and install my hurst short throw!
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:25 AM   #103
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UMI performance posted this picture of my car on Facebook the other day. They sponsor a huge cruise in my area that i attended. Beautiful day and awesome picture!
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:02 PM   #104
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Car is still in pieces. Interior trim is still at paint. Took some pics of the damage for you guys.









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Old 04-02-2014, 07:04 AM   #105
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Matthew,
Car looks wonderful. Nice personal touches...that is what makes it "yours".
Wheels are just what she needed....


Bet that Vette Gig you went on was just about it...

Kurt ABL99...
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:21 AM   #106
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Decided to put my hurst short throw shifter in last night. I ended up just taking the stock shifter out before I quit for now. Here are some pictures of the destruction. I purchased the Hurst bushing kit because I read so many terrible things about the nylon bushings provided with the shifter.




that's the bushing kit.


you can see the huge difference!


all the stuff was messing with last night


old vs new


opted out of the classic white handle and bought this shift knob from gen5diy
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:20 AM   #107
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I was sitting in the garage last night and I was working on the Camaro. I noticed that the hub of the rotors was really starting to rust and look horrible behind my chrome rims. Something 99% of people would never care or notice. I decided to tape them off and spray them with black engine enamel! Ended up looking great!
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:24 AM   #108
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Also, I bought a billet cap set and a trunk latch cover from a member on here! Just got them in the mail today! I am really excited to put them on!
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:57 PM   #109
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Finally got my headers! It took a long time! Can't wait to get these suckers on. The guy painting my trim pieces called yesterday.... Said he didn't want to do them for fear of messing up. Needless to say I had to find another option. Figured I would just send them to lupe. Way more money then getting them done locally but at least I know they are going to get done. Today it was 75 here in PA. Would've loved to drive camaro, unfortunately I don't have any door panels or airbag module hooked up. It kind of sucks.... I can't wait to get all this stuff put on! Can't get the headers on till the trim is done. Can't get the car tuned till the headers and trim come back.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:24 AM   #110
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Sent out my interior trim pieces yesterday to Lupe. $450 bones and $76 to send them out! I figured I was fully committed at this point! hope it looks nice!
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:03 PM   #111
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star date 4.15.14..... realized I hate having parts sit around. I want them to be on and functioning.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:09 AM   #112
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star date 4.15.14..... realized I hate having parts sit around. I want them to be on and functioning.
I feel ya, got some things lying around in my garage I need to get installed also.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:33 PM   #113
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I feel ya, got some things lying around in my garage I need to get installed also.
maybe i'm just real anal about the car.... I feel almost awful when I think about it in pieces! Next year I am gonna put it in storage! out of sight out of mind!
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:43 PM   #114
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Bought a set of ZL1 pedals today! Those suckers are gonna be a lot easier to clean than stock!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:54 PM   #115
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Finally get my trim pieces from lupe tomorrow!!! Will post pics ASAP!
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:54 PM   #116
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Finally got my interior trim back from Lupe! Took about 1 1/2 hour to install this stuff. Longest part was the door panels. I've installed these in my mind now about 20 in the last three months! So happy its back together and I got to cruise around in the car today. Every time I get the car out it feels like I got a brand new one. So happy with the quality of these parts.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:24 PM   #117
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Love it! Great work!
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:05 AM   #118
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Love it! Great work!
Thanks!!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:28 AM   #119
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Today I installed the BBK longtube headers and hi-flo cats! Sounds really freaking sweet! So happy with the final result. Had a GM tech do this for me and he did a very good job and was super meticulous about the install. I am going to drive it 100 miles and then he is going to re-torque the bolts. Got a before and after pic. Huge difference!
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:07 AM   #120
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Got my aqua footwell lighting on. I am pretty pissed about it. Phastek said that the aqua would match the gauges. It does not. The LEDs are dark blue. Doesn't match at all. Now I have a red car, red and white interior trim, aqua gauge lighting, and a random blue led footwell. Not happy with it at all. I read on here that some people have run into this and they have sent the correct aqua LED's after a complaint was filed. On a softer note. I got my ZL1 pedals installed and they look far better than stock.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:06 PM   #121
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So, no more parts laying around! Phastek is sending me the correct LED's now. I am very content. I am getting the car tuned as soon as possible. With the CAI, Exhaust, and Longtubes, I really want the car to run correctly and efficiently. I have read a lot about RDP Motorsports in OH. I think I am going to have them do the tune to my car. I can't wait to get some dyno numbers.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:39 PM   #122
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Awesome looking ride man!
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:56 AM   #123
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Awesome looking ride man!
Thank you my friend. I appreciate that!
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:02 AM   #124
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Looks fantastic!
You are a very patient man, I must say.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:09 AM   #125
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Matt, your car leaves me breathless,... and smiling.
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