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Old 09-15-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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Today's project: Adding 3D vents to make my ZL1 different

I saw these 3D vents on another member's car and I decided to order them for my Z. I must admit taking a high speed cutting tool to my Z's fenders was kinda scary but the work was definitely worth it.

Here's a few pics of today's project. I'm happy with my Z's new look.

First step was to remove the Camaro letters using a heat gun, fishing line and some Goo Gone.





Masked off ready for some sheet metal slicing.







Hole cut. Ready for some Plastidip to darken the red.





Some pics of the finished product. I like it.





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Old 09-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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I went with the dual vented custom oem fenders. I like the look of yours too but the 3d was not my number 1 option. nice!
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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I went with the dual vented custom oem fenders. I like the look of yours too but the 3d was not my number 1 option. nice!
thread killer lol
just to help you out with a couple of your pictures looks good to me



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Old 09-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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I didnt mean too Ill delete it lol I was just showing another version
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #6
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Looks good, I like it. Good job.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #7
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Both look awesome!
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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I went with the dual vented custom oem fenders. I like the look of yours too but the 3d was not my number 1 option. nice!



I like the OP's idea of using Plastidip to darken the red inside area. However, I do prefer the dual vented custom OEM fender look over the 3D. Do they make these in single instead of dual vent?
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #9
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I'm just trying to figure out what's going on with the chick in the signature picture....
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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I'm just trying to figure out what's going on with the chick in the signature picture....
OMG. I briefly saw the chick before but after a second look, OMG!
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #11
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #12
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I went with the dual vented custom oem fenders. I like the look of yours too but the 3d was not my number 1 option. nice!
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #13
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Both set's look good.To much of a wussy to try that myself .
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #14
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That looks awesome. I would have a hard time cutting my car even if it was only the fenders, though.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #15
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I hope you primed and painted the edges where you cut the opening....I have repaired a lot of rust blisters from people cutting in windows in custom vans and such ...that didn't treat the bare metal.But it will take 2-4 years. To show any signs...buy then it's the next guys problem !!!!
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:08 PM   #16
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I went with the dual vented custom oem fenders. I like the look of yours too but the 3d was not my number 1 option. nice!
I like the clean flush look of those.

The other ones look too much like a stick on piece like you'd find stuck on a roush mustang.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:20 PM   #17
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I like the clean flush look of those.
Me too! If they were just a bit less........pronounced, I'd want some.
I'd like to see some shots of those from a 45 or so.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:18 PM   #18
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Sweet! They look great!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #19
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Who did you order them from? Who painted them?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:45 AM   #20
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Love the look - they are an excellent visual compliment to the hood.

I wonder how they would look painted the same color as the hood extractor...?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #21
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Are they functional and how would it effect the ZL1's aerodynamics?
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I'm sure they could be made "functional" if you were to cut up the wheel well liner. But then you'd also be throwing stuff off the tires right into/through these vents onto the side of the car.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:27 PM   #23
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Who did you order them from? Who painted them?
http://www.ohio-speed.com/p-3063-201...ir-691807.aspx

I bought them unpainted because my paint guy does awesome work at very, very reasonable rates.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #24
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Are they functional and how would it effect the ZL1's aerodynamics?
they're mainly just for looks. the factory aerodynamics should be unchanged.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #25
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Those look great good job on the install
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