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Old 09-19-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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ZL1 hood installed

Well I finally installed my ZL1 hood late last night fresh from the painter.

This is the EBay Fiberglass hood (hood is all 1 piece), the fit and finish was very good. The painter painted the hood glossy black with the insert Ashen Gray Metallic just like the 2013 models. I was planning to wrap the insert section in glossy carbon fiber but I really like the insert painted AGM.

I am 80% complete with my appearance conversion I will be doing the side skirts and I am still up in the air about doing the rear bumper.

For the haters don’t bother posting be on your way Please this is for those who wanted to see the EBay ZL1 hood.

My ZL1 Appearance Conversion items so far.

-OEM ZL1 5-spoke Polished wheels
-OEM ZL1 bumper cover
-OEM ZL1 rear spoiler
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-OEM ZL1 Springs
-ZL1 aftermarket hood

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-OEM ZL1 Side Skirts
-OEM ZL1 rear bumper (maybe)

Enjoy the photos

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Old 09-19-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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Looks great!! I'm really impressed with that hood. Great job!
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:24 AM   #3
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HA! i just came on and it turns out you just posted this! Reallly like it, looks great. now i really dont know what zl1 hood to get this is definitly the cheapest of them all and i dioesnt look like theres any issues with it. May get this and save a couple hundred.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #4
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Looks great!! I'm really impressed with that hood. Great job!
Thanks yea me too the quality seems to be spot on. I will give it a good work out as this is my daily driver if it's anything like my SS hood on my 2001 Z/28 this should be going strong 11 years later with no issues.

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HA! i just came on and it turns out you just posted this! Reallly like it, looks great. now i really dont know what zl1 hood to get this is definitly the cheapest of them all and i dioesnt look like theres any issues with it. May get this and save a couple hundred.
I feel for ya in the end I still believe this is the best way to go especially since the Ebay hood dropped from $495 to $350, add another $350 for paint and you have a $700 ZL1 hood.

While I love the OEM ZL1 hood even after buying that for $800, add the cost of the ACS insert, and paint you are looking at close to $1800.

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Old 09-19-2012, 10:29 AM   #5
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exactly , i think this is the route i will go. again, awesome pictures!
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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2 shots of an OEM ZL1 hood with the AGM insert to give you an idea.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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Looks great !
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:14 AM   #8
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Looks great!! I think the mesh grille vents would look better in matte black. Is the ZL1 cowl lower with wider spears? Not sure what the differences are.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #9
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I am really fond of that hood.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #10
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Who is the manufacturer of your hood? I have had a similar one for a little while now. I am very pleased with mine as well.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:23 AM   #11
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Looks great!! I think the mesh grille vents would look better in matte black. Is the ZL1 cowl lower with wider spears? Not sure what the differences are.
I agree I will be painting those, I will have to measure mine with my friends ZL1 to see.

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I am really fond of that hood.
So far I am 100% happy

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Who is the manufacturer of your hood? I have had a similar one for a little while now. I am very pleased with mine as well.
MC monster club is what was listed on Ebay
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #12
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That hood looks awesome
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great job,,,,that looks perfect !
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looks good....

who does your paint in orlando? looking to touch up my bumper and trying to find a good place to do it.
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car looks great.

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looks good....

who does your paint in orlando? looking to touch up my bumper and trying to find a good place to do it.
I used a guy over in Tampa he does some great work. If you prefer someone in Orlando PM me I can get you details of a guy I have used many times he was out of town when I wanted to get my hood done so I did not use him this time.

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Looks Great Sean!!

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Looking good. Sorry about the crappy iphone pix.Wish one of us would have remembered a Camera for the shop.:(
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Looks amazing! I really love this hood. Do you think it would look good with an SS bumper? I don't really have the money for a ZL1 fascia, but for $350 for the hood, and I could probably get paint work for free, its pretty affordable.

Question... Where is the water going?
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Looks Great Sean!!

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Looking good. Sorry about the crappy iphone pix.Wish one of us would have remembered a Camera for the shop.:( Did you sleep with her?
No problem Mike I was going to grab the wifes camera and I forgot. Thanks for heading out for the road trip last night.

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Looks amazing! I really love this hood. Do you think it would look good with an SS bumper? I don't really have the money for a ZL1 fascia, but for $350 for the hood, and I could probably get paint work for free, its pretty affordable.

Question... Where is the water going?
Thanks I think it would look great with the SS bumper cover as well. It lines right up with the SS bumper lines.

The hood comes with a drip tray attached to the underside of the hood if dumps the water out near the radiator so I purchased the ZL1 water channel (not sure what it's called) for $23 I need to make a small modification to it so it will fit for my car. Once installed it will catch the water and funnel it out the right and left side inside of the engine compartment.

See the photo of the ZL1 tray (see image below)
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The painter painted the hood glossy black with the insert Ashton Gray Metallic just like the 2013 models.
Hood looks great! Ashen Gray Metallic BTW.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #22
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Hood looks great! Ashen Gray Metallic BTW.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:10 PM   #23
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i looked on ebay and couldnt find it. would u know if there is any more
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #24
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i looked on ebay and couldnt find it. would u know if there is any more
Here ya go $360+$150 to ship its $130 cheaper now then it was 3 weeks ago :(

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