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Old 09-11-2013, 07:08 PM
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Thanks, all.
I should have more progress to report fairly soon. Hope to have the car home in about a month.
You could leave the back bumper off if you wanted to. Here is a shot of mine before the bumper was on it.


You could smooth it off easily enough if you wanted to.
I can understand why you're excited. That thing should be the bomb!

Is he considering offering a smoothed rear!

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Old 09-15-2013, 01:03 PM
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I don't think he has any plans for a smoothed rear at this time, but if there is enough interest, down the road I would guess he would consider it. It would not be that difficult to shave the bumper guides off of one of the rears though.
I have a full set of flares. 4 inch front 2 inch back. He makes a set with a mild 2" rear flare that retains the front fenders. I am a big fan of those too since they are rather subtle, but yet get a whole lot of meat under the back. The first one of those to be completed is in paint right now and looks really good, IMHO.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:18 PM
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Wow. That's fantastic! Great looking car.

I'm glad to hear he's doing 2" flares. I may need them some day.
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Josh is working on the side pipes. I am liking the look.



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Old 09-21-2013, 11:11 PM
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Looking great...... The pipes are quiet shiny ..... I have been going back and forth between polished and black rocker panel plates, I think the contrast against black looks better - that's until I change my mind again and strip the flat black paint again.....lol

On a serious note: get the steelshield sidepipe heat shields, these make a huge difference, no more burnt skin.....
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:45 AM
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I have to agree with you. I will probably make the rockers a satin black in time.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:36 PM
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After I posted, I looked through some of your pictures, mybad79. I really like your vette. Some really nice mods done and looks bad ass. Do you have a build thread on it anywhere?
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:55 PM
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After I posted, I looked through some of your pictures, mybad79. I really like your vette. Some really nice mods done and looks bad ass. Do you have a build thread on it anywhere?
I think I might have to get all the mods I've done over the past 9 years in one thread..... I just updated "my garage" , still have to add a few more photos ...

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Old 09-28-2013, 12:11 AM
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The car got to go outside yesterday. The paint supplier had some cars over for an open house and our vette was put out front. First time I got to see it pretty much put together. No side pipes yet, but still very happy with the look. It was also the first time I saw the c5 or c6 ( can't remember now) mirrors on the car with paint on them. It was hard to decide if I liked the look before they were painted. They stood out a lot at that point. I hoped they would fit in more when they had color on. I think they flow with the curves of the car and they really are a lot better than stock mirrors for seeing around my cars far ass.










I put in a lot of hours getting the flares on and josh and I spent a long hours making the back end. Then I left. Josh and tony really worked long hours getting the surface right and cleaning up my sloppy fiberglassing. I think it paid off when they sprayed it.
The car should be coming home in the next few weeks and I will do more of the final assembly and wiring and stuff.
I can't wait to have it in my garage.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:27 AM
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Daaayuuum........ That Vette looks sweeeeet !!!

Mirrors: the C3 mirrors look better in my opinion but you can't see crap with these..... The C5 mirrors are functional but don't really fit the car (just my opinion)..... Now the bottom line is : function over looks..... Having worthless side mirrors kinda sucks......
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