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Sharp-ZL1 02-10-2013 08:10 AM

Simba's Build [COTW 5/13/13]
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It has been my dream to have a muscle car. So I figured after 29 years in the United States Army. I deserve to by this car as my retirement present to self. I have only had a few older cars that you might consider a Hot rod. But nothing like this. Now that I am 50 I can appreciate the power and styling of the Muscle car and not go out and destroy it on the first drive. I worked with John Fitzpatrick and Al Oppenheiser to ensure that I was able to get an allocation and they really helped out. They even drove 80 miles to come and sign my car for me.
So now that I have my Dream car time to start making it better.
I just retired from the U.S. Army in Aug of 2012. After I took delivery in June 2012 then shipped her to Germany where I am currently living. I hopefully will be staying in Germany for another 4 years before returning to the USA.
I just wanted to have 600 RWHP. So I did some research and made my list. Here is what I come up with and the pictures of the build
Here is SIMBA Named in memory of our departed Siamese Cat.

Sharp-ZL1 02-10-2013 08:14 AM

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Now for the updates

Sharp-ZL1 02-10-2013 08:25 AM

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Now after I got my 620 RWHP, time to make Simba look better under the hood and in the cabin.
So I removed the Engine brace, engine cover, fuse box cover and got brake reservoir cover and had them painted to match the car.
Removed the Silver steering wheel parts, Speedometer Bezel, Center vent and silver console took them to the paint shop.
I am still waiting on the Console and the Vent to come back from the paint shop.

SUKXOST 02-10-2013 08:28 AM

Happy retirement. Car looks good!

Sharp-ZL1 02-10-2013 08:31 AM

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Next mods,

Kook's Long tube header
Hurst shifter.
Painted Bow Ties front and rear.
Shock tower covers.
Painter Vents for driver and passenger.
Nano polish.
That should do it for now

I am looking at taking Simba to the Hockenhiem Ring and Bitburg Drag race this up coming year.

Pkus a few car shows

Sharp-ZL1 02-13-2013 04:28 AM

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Here are the lastest parts. Just need to get them instatlled now.

Bowtie724 02-16-2013 02:46 PM

Did you order that center console or have it custom painted

Kartashian 02-17-2013 05:21 AM

Loved the red paintings!!
Keep up the good work.

Sharp-ZL1 02-19-2013 02:53 PM

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I removed it and took it to the good paint shop. Cost me 100 Euro's about 130 dollars to paint the Steering wheel, Console, vent and Speedo ring.
Here they are installed.

Next up are the bowtie's and the round vents by the door. And I got a model car that I am going to have him paint to match my Z

Frid 02-19-2013 03:14 PM

Looking good!

Sharp-ZL1 02-21-2013 12:49 PM

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Just got these and installed them. The easiest install to date.

Vengeance Graphix 02-22-2013 04:07 AM

looks great!

supercharged zl1 03-06-2013 04:49 AM


MY CA.ZL1 04-04-2013 12:39 AM

honor and valor badge
i saw the badge on your car and wanted to say i have the same one on all of my cars plus the lic.plate.and send to my son all daughter too.good looking car you

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