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JRS9C1



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PostSubject: Threads are useless without pics...   Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:21 pm

So I took some.

When I first got it.

http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/bad-talk-f5/pics-of-my-new-z28-t1479.htm

$5 paint job with LS style wheels.



Replaced the top with a near-new one, heated glass and all, frame too!



Tinted the tails with nite shade. 13 bucks at Advance Auto, cleaned with simple green then applied two coats for a decent finish. Still not sure if it's legal. Suspect



Replaced the old crappy radio with a newer unit, speakers sound MUCH better now.



Old speedo



New speedo Twisted Evil Found it for $45 SHIPPED cheers



Some shots of the overall look






I think it's coming out nicely king
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GasTT



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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:55 pm

Spray your tails with some clear. I cannot stand the dull, rough look of niteshades.
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:15 pm

I'm in this thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:18 pm

I'd like to see more pictures of the A4(?) next to it Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:39 pm

How does the clear look? I think it looks great how it is now, a lot better than the boring OEM. Keep the suggestions coming, I am open to any ideas or fixes! cheers

As far as the A4, that is now just back on the road from popping a head gasket...nothing to talk about there Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:48 pm

I want more pics of the house. I've been stuck in crappy apartments for far too long Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:57 pm

Looking good. On the tails if you only did a couple coats you are probably ok, I prefer mine to look kind of dark cherry, also keeps them semi legal. THe clear would finish them off nicely.

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:51 pm

Looks good! Agree with Doug on the tails...I actually prefer the look of the dark cherry, super black tails are just too much for my tastes. I think as long as the reflectors light up when the lights hit them, should be fine.

I did a set with Testors model paint before,"Dark Plastic Window Tint" it was called...then cleared it. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:16 pm

Yeah, I gotta vote for clearing them too. Shiny taillights are FTW! Very Happy

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Pooge



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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:35 pm

You inspired me, just finished Niteshading and clearing my Impala tails. I'll get you a couple pics to compare to yours if you like?

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:02 pm

Hell yeah, post em up so I can see what they are like Cool

Also, I have been on the fence about gloss blacking the wheels, but I don't know if it would look good. The wheels kinda contrast the car, I dunno if I want to change it scratch


Almost forgot, next week I have the 4L60E with the transgo shift kit going in. Talked to Andre about what an optimal stall would be, he decided that 3400 would be good with the 2.73s. Also, going with a 160 t-stat; there is a night and day difference with the engine cold and the engine hot. And a Trifecta tune to finish it off Cool

Anyone have a set of 7.5'' 10 bolt 3.73s for sale? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:48 pm

Pic makes them look more red than they are, I have yet to wet sand them.


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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:13 pm

Please wet sand and buff. Then they will look like your paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:47 pm

But Doug... They have ridges! Ick!

The only thing that is good with ridges is potato chips. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:50 pm

Um...please explain $5 paint job!
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:52 pm

LiveFreeorDieTryin wrote:
Um...please explain $5 paint job!

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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:53 pm

Oh, I've never gotten out of it that cheap!
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:56 pm

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:57 pm

GasTT wrote:
Please wet sand and buff. Then they will look like your paint.

Yup, there is about 5 coats of clear on there so I have plenty of room to wet sand and buff Wink

toomanytoyz wrote:
But Doug... They have ridges! Ick!

The only thing that is good with ridges is potato chips. Wink

You bite your tongue! Smile I never understood why people dislike the ridges, I love these tails, then again I thought the cars were pretty perfect stock, so i tend to keep it as stockish as possible.

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:00 pm

LiveFreeorDieTryin wrote:
Oh, I've never gotten out of it that cheap!

Yeah I think it was more like 4 bucks Shocked

Doug, the tails look good, what clear stuff did you use?
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:15 pm

Pooge wrote:
GasTT wrote:
Please wet sand and buff. Then they will look like your paint.

Yup, there is about 5 coats of clear on there so I have plenty of room to wet sand and buff Wink

toomanytoyz wrote:
But Doug... They have ridges! Ick!

The only thing that is good with ridges is potato chips. Wink

You bite your tongue! Smile I never understood why people dislike the ridges, I love these tails, then again I thought the cars were pretty perfect stock, so i tend to keep it as stockish as possible.

Doug

I prefer the ridged tails myself, especially when the lights are on... While I like them I don't know what the big freakin' deal is with the 91-92 taillights. That's like taking the slotted taillights out of a 66 GTO and putting LeMans taillights in it. Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:15 pm

JRS9C1 wrote:
LiveFreeorDieTryin wrote:
Oh, I've never gotten out of it that cheap!

Yeah I think it was more like 4 bucks Shocked

Doug, the tails look good, what clear stuff did you use?

Some old can of clear I bought at least 3 garages ago...LOL...I think it was some of that paint to match brand of clear coat.

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:24 pm

I always enjoyed these z28's. I had a 93 lt1 auto with a 700r4.....pretty fun car right out of the box.

Tail lights look awsome on both cars guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:01 pm

Thank you! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Threads are useless without pics...   Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:41 pm

if u use regular car clear out of a gun they come out like this..


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