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Old 03-29-2017, 01:16 PM
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Old 03-31-2017, 04:12 PM
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OK..I'll be the first to admit a screw-up. I purchased a silver 2001 Corvette Dec. 2010 with a horrible looking grey interior. I changed the interior to black, everything went perfect EXCEPT for the carpet. I'll admit I was lazy and did not remove the console to install the 2 front sections of the carpet. On the passenger side of the "tunnel" up near the console I cut the carpet about 2" too short and had to glue strip of extra carpet and try to blend the seam in. It didn't look bad but I KNEW the screw up was there. At the time (early 2011) it was hard enough locating that aftermarket set, which was the last one that vendor had because they were not real happy with the quality of the mold at the time and they were working on new molds. I lived with the screw-up until this past November where I "rejuvenated" the car. I had both rocker panels repainted (car is lowered), highly detailed the modified engine compartment, clay bar-compound-polish-wax the paint using a Flex 3401, and installed a complete new set of ACC carpet with removing the console this time. The car looks brand new & loving it all over again.

BTW... My 1973 Corvette was the "SUPER CHEVY ROCK AUTO" car in 2015 @ PBIR in Jupiter, Fla.

Thanks for all you guys do, I use your parts (when applicable) for all 3 of my vehicles.
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