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overhaulengines 08-09-2011 10:49 PM

DIY 3D carbon fender vents installed
 
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break out the grinder, man long time since sweetness has been under the knife:D, ok, what i have here are the 3Dcarbon fender vents, i really like these, very well made, easy to prep, painted very easy, instruction and template are perfect. i started with a extra fender i had, fit is super.

Its so easy a girl can do it :D:D:yikes::yikes:, thats my daughter :)

Got these awesome vents from BilletAnything :)
Get them here http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145450

Update 8-10-11, got the first one in, total time 1 hr 45 min:D, if you can handle a die grinder or air saw, your in, no problem. dang if my daughter can cut, why cant you:yikes::paddle::laugh::laugh:, its as easy as it looks. i should be able to knock off 20 min of the other side. again really really easy install, once cut is done, i filed the edges smooth, put some zinc primer on the exposed metal, clean the paint around the edges with alcohal, put on the supplied adhesion promoter. put the double sided tape on the vent and bam, done:D.... Now since i have vertical doors, i have a very slight clearance issue, but its because my door is slightly in compared to the fender, so i will adjust the doors out a bit to make sure they are even and that should fix the problem. i will do the other tomorrow :)

lupe

overhaulengines 08-09-2011 10:49 PM

extra place holder:)

lupe

BumbleBeeSS2009 08-10-2011 12:47 PM

Looks sweet Lupe!!

The Stig 08-10-2011 01:13 PM

looks awesome Lupe, so two questions. Could we buy these vents through you already painted? Second, is this something that we DIY guys would be able to do?

overhaulengines 08-10-2011 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BumbleBeeSS2009 (Post 3597020)
Looks sweet Lupe!!

thanks :)


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Originally Posted by stieger (Post 3597179)
looks awesome Lupe, so two questions. Could we buy these vents through you already painted? Second, is this something that we DIY guys would be able to do?

hey bro, i could paint them for you:), i will be updating the DIY as i go, i might start cutting tonight. is it easy you ask? well look at the pics,:D its so easy a girl can do it :yikes::laugh:,....all kidding aside, if you can use a die grinder, thats it, the template is perfect, make the cut, smooth edges, seal edge's, then with 3M double sided tape it goes in. i will probably add some addition seal along the seam on the inside. here are some pics they (3D carbon) sent me.:)

lupe

overhaulengines 08-10-2011 08:53 PM

1st post update:)

lupe

C4 08-10-2011 09:29 PM

nice....:bow::bow::bow::bow::headbang:
i will be ordering mine soon.

i will need your help bro.

SummoneR 08-10-2011 10:28 PM

Dang Lupe!!! That looks GREAT!!!! I can't wait to get mine.

PIANOMN 08-11-2011 10:24 AM

Looks good!!

overhaulengines 08-11-2011 10:17 PM

3d carbon fender vents installation
 
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Originally Posted by C4 (Post 3600112)
nice....:bow::bow::bow::bow::headbang:
i will be ordering mine soon.

i will need your help bro.

lol, hey ernest, you need more than just my help:D:drinking:


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Originally Posted by SummoneR (Post 3600400)
Dang Lupe!!! That looks GREAT!!!! I can't wait to get mine.

thanks paul,
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Originally Posted by PIANOMN (Post 3601828)
Looks good!!

thanks,

hey friends, these vents look killer, great quality, billetanything is awesome to work with, easy to install 3 hrs :D

lupe

=Stephens= 08-12-2011 09:18 AM

Looks great Lupe, the template comes with it? And did you paint it or have someone else do it. I see they look like ABS plastic, did you put a clear coat on them too?

overhaulengines 08-12-2011 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by =Stephens= (Post 3606808)
Looks great Lupe, the template comes with it? And did you paint it or have someone else do it. I see they look like ABS plastic, did you put a clear coat on them too?

hello, comes with template, its full proof, it line up with the cars line and the edge of the door. sooooo simple a girl can do it :D, ( my daughter) lol, and i painted it and clear coated it:)
comes with
vents
mesh
template
double sided tape
instructions
adhesive promoter

does not come with
painted vents, you have to get painted.
die grinder and air reciprocating saw:)

lupe

2010SLVRBULIT 08-12-2011 09:35 AM

..for a minute there, I thought you were a Mustang fan..:laugh:

overhaulengines 08-12-2011 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by 2010SLVRBULIT (Post 3606893)
..for a minute there, I thought you were a Mustang fan..:laugh:

ohhhh you dont even know how close i was to buying a mustang:yikes: lol

lupe

REDXIIIDave 08-13-2011 05:37 PM

They do sell them pre-painted for $366, in all the stock Camaro colors.

One more thing to add to my Cosmetic Mods List :D

FLRS 08-13-2011 06:40 PM

That looks fantastic. :w00t:

overhaulengines 08-13-2011 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by FLRS (Post 3612694)
That looks fantastic. :w00t:

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edit, dang, my phone was replying in my pocket lol

overhaulengines 08-13-2011 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by REDXIIIDave (Post 3612477)
They do sell them pre-painted for $366, in all the stock Camaro colors.

One more thing to add to my Cosmetic Mods List :D

just checked there website, they do offer them painted. i just did my own painting:) they are freaking awesome. for the price, one of my best mod's:D

lupe

sunsfan 08-19-2011 12:31 PM

Ordered mine early in the week.Waiting for them to show up on my door step.Any problems changing the wire mesh inside the vents?
Bob

overhaulengines 08-19-2011 12:49 PM

hi, no problem, super easy, 2 small screws holding each one on. 2 on each vent. cut out your mesh and reinstall. look closely at the pics above, you can see the 2 small screws :)

lupe

bilydean 08-19-2011 03:00 PM

That looks awesome!! How long did it actually take you to do?

Dean

overhaulengines 08-19-2011 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by bilydean (Post 3641752)
That looks awesome!! How long did it actually take you to do?

Dean

took less than 4 hours :)

lupe

overhaulengines 08-30-2011 01:08 PM

3d carbon fender vents
 
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updated pics :)

SummoneR 08-30-2011 08:51 PM

Still looking good Lupe! :coolpics:

Infern0 08-31-2011 08:44 AM

I like the striping too. I wonder what I could use to contrast against my black car....hmmm...

overhaulengines 08-31-2011 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by SummoneR (Post 3692407)
Still looking good Lupe! :coolpics:

Thx Paul:)


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Originally Posted by Infern0 (Post 3693909)
I like the striping too. I wonder what I could use to contrast against my black car....hmmm...

if i had a black car, red strips:) just me. have someone photoshop it for you

sunsfan 08-31-2011 04:39 PM

Looks good still waiting for mine to show up.
bob

Juventina 08-31-2011 06:11 PM

Looking good!

sunsfan 09-01-2011 05:11 PM

Mine got shipped to a fellow with the same name who lives in Texas.So looks like i dont get mine for another week.
Bob

overhaulengines 09-02-2011 07:50 AM

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Originally Posted by sunsfan (Post 3701462)
Mine got shipped to a fellow with the same name who lives in Texas.So looks like i dont get mine for another week.
Bob

hey Bob, well that bites, well once you get them, they will look killer on you ride:D

lupe

ipimpthisc 09-02-2011 10:52 AM

wow...badass job

kudzu74 09-05-2011 03:46 AM

DIDO!!!

SSTG 09-06-2011 08:44 PM

Any pics showing what the gap is like between the vent and the fender?

overhaulengines 09-06-2011 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by SSTG (Post 3720579)
Any pics showing what the gap is like between the vent and the fender?

yes 1st post, bout 1/2 way down (on first post) :)

lupe

SSTG 09-06-2011 09:15 PM

Ahh, looks so good I overlooked it! I thought there would surely be a bigger gap. Well done.

kenkartasasmita 01-13-2012 02:07 PM

subscribed!

cody.freeman1 01-13-2012 05:01 PM

Very nice! Now only if they made a functional one for the gill area like in Transformers 3 :(

twentytwelvebee 01-13-2012 05:34 PM

+1, i would love to have some for the rear quarters. i know acs has some in the works but i'd like to have something before the next gen camaro is released. :laugh:
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Originally Posted by cody.freeman1 (Post 4316318)
Very nice! Now only if they made a functional one for the gill area like in Transformers 3 :(


IOM Black Diamond 01-13-2012 05:34 PM

Good job on the DIY wright up.

MackMan 02-08-2012 10:05 PM

I freaking love these. Not sure I could do it as I don't have the equipment, but definitely going to put this on my wish list if I were to ever get enough money...


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