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Post by Damon23 on Thu May 26, 2016 2:44 pm

I think the whole car will look better once I get the rear end down and remove the white roof and side moldings. Only other things I want to do as far as aesthetics are tuck the bumpers a little, remove the front emblem from the header, remove the wheel opening moldings and paint the rest of the chrome silver. In the pictures the centers look dull, that must be a shadow, I did a quick polish on them after I stripped the black paint off the centers. After all that then it will be time for some go fast stuff.



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Post by Joe73 on Thu May 26, 2016 2:59 pm

I think it looks great just the way it is. Why would you paint the chrome silver?
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Post by clanceman427 on Thu May 26, 2016 4:10 pm

Lookin good!
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Post by Damon23 on Thu May 26, 2016 6:00 pm

Joe73 wrote:I think it looks great just the way it is.  Why would you paint the chrome silver?

I want to go for a stock car kind of look with this car. Drop down, fat tires and so forth. I don't know. I don't want to ruin it but I think stock car when I see these cars. I've seen some killer cars done up pro-touring style but I think I want to go the stock car route.

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Post by Laguna Budman on Thu May 26, 2016 6:24 pm

I'm with Joe on this one. The car looks great like it is. If you want to do the stock car thing (which I do like) start with something in a lesser condition and do it. Don't start with a good looking car and go that route. Just my opinion.
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Post by dynchel on Thu May 26, 2016 7:36 pm

Me too, I love the white top & the stance.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 26, 2016 11:19 pm

Man would love to have them Body side moldings when you take them off Damon !!


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Post by bigredlaguna on Thu May 26, 2016 11:34 pm

I've never seen a stock car with rocker panel trim. You could potentially sell those pieces for enough money to keep your budget in the black for a while longer with the other mods.

If you mean to paint the bumpers, I suggest that you find some other less than perfect ones to paint and keep the ones on your car now in a safe place.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 26, 2016 11:46 pm

I wouldn't take that rocker trim off then you will have to get different Wheel well trim also for they are different (shorter) for rocker trim and NON rocker trim

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Post by Damon23 on Fri May 27, 2016 6:18 am

It would all come off. The stuff I'd do in silver would be tje trim around the front and rear windows, the drip rails, headlight bezels and grille. It's a ways off though. Got a bunch more other things to do first.

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Post by Dinomyte on Fri May 27, 2016 8:41 am

I love the car like it is. Those wheels are a nice statement. The stance is perfect for these cars. All that said she'll look good when you're done too. The stock car look is very cool on these cars. All I can really say about it is, as you tweak things to be what you want you enjoy the car more and more. Go for it !!
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Post by 77mali on Fri May 27, 2016 10:39 pm

FWIW, I think the car looks great as is too. Nice stance- love the Vette wheels on it.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat May 28, 2016 10:21 pm

Count me as another one who likes your car the way it looks now!  Love the Corvette wheels on it.


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Post by pila on Sat May 28, 2016 10:35 pm

I feel some pain after hearing that you want to do all those things to a beautiful car. Not all that many of those that are as nice as that one... Crying or Very sad

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Post by Damon23 on Sat May 28, 2016 11:29 pm

Take some comfort in knowing it photographs well. It has issues under that roof in the form of some bubbling. The clear on the trunk is lifting and the hood has some spots. The car was fixed up about 6 years ago but was not loved after that. There are nicer ones out there, this one is not special.

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