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GasTT



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PostSubject: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:19 pm

The caprice needs a little bodywork on the rear quarter, it's a little wavy. Some dings here and there... Olds bumper needs painting. I was thinking of doing something a little different. Getting rid of the red pin stripe and the chrome around wheel wells/rocker panels. Adding this obnoxious red strip around the whole car. For now I'd stick with the American racing wheels I have, but painted black.



Am I crazy? I really like it. I'd want to keep the chrome on the bumpers.
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:55 pm

Lol, Jim. Very Happy That and air shocks... Razz

I think it looks good! Need to black out EVERYTHING if you're doing black wheels though...

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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:20 am

Actually, I prefer SPRINT. I have a line on another set barely used. But, that's another discussion. I dont know if I'm ready to let go of the chrome on the front and rear. If I do that I'd have to get rid of my olds grill, or paint it. Don't know if I want to do that either.
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:24 am

Tim, I like it. I've seen a white sedan with a black stripe like that. Black/red would look wicked sweet. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:44 am



Here's no chrome with SS wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:52 am

^Ha, my friend has those BFG tires on his Fox body Mustang.

I like it... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:05 am

Your not crazy, there's something about it
Wonder how it would look with just black centers on the wheels?

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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:11 am

Ill try it when I get home. Some many different variables. I think with the 15" black wheels to keep the chrome I could tie it in with RWL tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:15 am

I know what you mean tho....who'd a thunk that stripe location would work?

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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:43 am


I dig the red stripe, dunno what I'd do for wheels scratch


On a side note, one month in Florida and you'll wish the whole car was white affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:55 am

V8Killer wrote:

I dig the red stripe, dunno what I'd do for wheels scratch


On a side note, one month in Florida and you'll wish the whole car was white affraid

haha... good thing my daily driver is white Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:13 pm

Here you go Jim, more low.

On ss wheels black w/polished lip





Black 15s with RWL tires





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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:52 pm

I also like the red stripe.

I've wanted to do a set of SS wheels like that for some time now. Use SEM for wheel paint!

You can always cut the front Moog springs. We need to find a couple Moog options for the rear.

You lowered the 3rd one too much, camber is way off. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:48 am

Nice Florida plate! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:32 am

boojum wrote:
You lowered the 3rd one too much, camber is way off. Sad

That was actually on airbags, aired out lol
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:48 am

The red stripe looks good with those SS wheels
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PostSubject: Re: Caprice exterior brainstorm   Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:35 am

Chop this...Matts car




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