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Munch
03-29-2010, 10:10pm
Got the big brown box today! :hurray:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI002.jpg

No damage! Whew!
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI003.jpg

Lined up and ready to drill some holes.
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI006.jpg

Got the brackets mounted in about 2 hours, pretty simple actually. Next step is to take it up to the barn and get it sanded and primed, then off to the paint shop for some super sexy yellow. Hope to have it on the car by the 9th.

More pics to come, stay tuned.

GB Vette
03-29-2010, 10:15pm
:thumbs:

Sneaks
03-29-2010, 11:23pm
Looking good Munch! Probably the best looking splitter for the stock facia there is. :thumbs:
I gotta pull mine off and re-paint it. Scraped the hell out the bottom Saturday. Plus its got plenty of rock chips .

wwomanC6
03-30-2010, 06:04am
:above: Sweet! Thanks 4 the pics. :thumbsup:

:squirrelrun:

pops98
03-30-2010, 06:29am
Munch, That will surely compliment your car. Whats next?

Munch
03-30-2010, 07:27am
Munch, That will surely compliment your car. Whats next?

I have a Caravaggio rear spoiler tucked away at the Barn that will most likely go back on once the splitter is on. Other than that I have a couple small things planned but nothing major.

Sneaks
03-30-2010, 07:56am
I have a Caravaggio rear spoiler tucked away at the Barn that will most likely go back on once the splitter is on. Other than that I have a couple small things planned but nothing major.

Psssstttttt http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z69/sneakelman/GOTNOS.gif
:D

Munch
03-30-2010, 08:21am
Psssstttttt http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z69/sneakelman/GOTNOS.gif
:D

That is one mod that is always on my mind. I already have a kit picked out I think but I just need to get the $$ for it. Maybe this summer I can swing it.

Peter Pan
03-30-2010, 09:18am
Those are great mods the front spliter and rear spoiler, those mods would have gotten me more MPH at the Mile, I am really looking forward to painted pictures on the ACI as I may do this to run the Mile faster:cheers:

1TZSLO
03-30-2010, 11:49am
How much was that Munch?

Y2Kvert4me
03-30-2010, 03:10pm
:cool1:


If your car sits as low as mine, you'll find the splitter is quite good at scooping up gravel when pulling into the driveway at the barn. :D


http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4442/06sig.jpg


:cheers:

1TZSLO
03-30-2010, 03:15pm
:cool1:


If your car sits as low as mine, you'll find the splitter is quite good at scooping up gravel when pulling into the driveway at the barn. :D


http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4442/06sig.jpg


:cheers:

I did that already with just a regular black valance lol

TR6speed
03-30-2010, 04:05pm
Looking good. Have you got a price on the painting yet. I plan on ordering mine in a few more weeks. I have not priced any paint work yet.

Sneaks
03-30-2010, 04:28pm
I scooped up a splitter full of gravel pulling into a gas station Saturday. Should have watched the angle a little better.
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z69/sneakelman/10-3pics003.jpg

Garb55
03-30-2010, 04:44pm
Thanks for the update, looking forward to seeing finished up.

2ez 2spd
03-30-2010, 06:42pm
:thumbs: Looks good can't wait to see it after its painted

Munch
03-30-2010, 07:12pm
How much was that Munch?

It was $390 shipped.

Looking good. Have you got a price on the painting yet. I plan on ordering mine in a few more weeks. I have not priced any paint work yet.

No price yet, plan on talking to the painter in the next couple days.

Vet4jdc
03-30-2010, 07:44pm
It was $390 shipped.



No price yet, plan on talking to the painter in the next couple days.

Why don't you paint it yourself in the paint booth down at the barn? :yesnod:

Garb55
03-30-2010, 07:51pm
Are you also going to paint the rear spoiler at the same time?

Y2Kvert4me
03-30-2010, 07:53pm
Why don't you paint it yourself in the paint booth down at the barn? :yesnod:MY is a mofo to color match. Even "good" shops have a very tough time with it.

Match it in sunlight, easy.
Match it in shade or overcast, can be done.
Match it in artificial (indoor) light, difficult.

Matching it under all three of those conditions, nearly impossible.

:cheers:

Munch
03-30-2010, 08:19pm
Are you also going to paint the rear spoiler at the same time?

The spoiler is already painted, it actually used to be on the car but I took it off. Once the splitter is on I'll see how the car looks with the spoiler and go from there.

Y2K is right about matching the MY, I almost wish I had got a black car which was my second color choice... but black comes with it's own special problems and I am way too lazy to try and keep a black car looking nice all the time. Plus the MY is sooooo sexy!

Shagster
03-30-2010, 11:18pm
I scooped up a splitter full of gravel pulling into a gas station Saturday. Should have watched the angle a little better.
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z69/sneakelman/10-3pics003.jpg

I ran over a yellow phone book....Then Z06Joe ran it over behind me...
Then Sneaks scooped it up with the splitter after Joe ran it over.
Needless to say the cars behind Sneaks were good to go.:lolsmile::lolsmile:

Sneaks
03-31-2010, 12:12am
I ran over a yellow phone book....Then Z06Joe ran it over behind me...
Then Sneaks scooped it up with the splitter after Joe ran it over.
Needless to say the cars behind Sneaks were good to go.:lolsmile::lolsmile:

You and Joe kept the good massage parlor, escort pages. All I got was the Dr. and lawyer ads. My luck sucks man...........:leaving:
:dance:

Sneaks
03-31-2010, 12:22am
The spoiler is already painted, it actually used to be on the car but I took it off. Once the splitter is on I'll see how the car looks with the spoiler and go from there.

Y2K is right about matching the MY, I almost wish I had got a black car which was my second color choice... but black comes with it's own special problems and I am way too lazy to try and keep a black car looking nice all the time. Plus the MY is sooooo sexy!

1: the Caravagio with the ACI looks awesome! Get that thing back on there!
2: black is easy to take of. Just take the whole car apart and repaint it every year. Works for Gary. :D
3: MY is sexy? Say what??????
:cheers:

Munch
03-31-2010, 08:14am
1: the Caravagio with the ACI looks awesome! Get that thing back on there!
2: black is easy to take of. Just take the whole car apart and repaint it every year. Works for Gary. :D
3: MY is sexy? Say what??????
:cheers:

1: It will most likely go back on.
2: :rofl: truer words were never spoken.
3: You heard me... SEXY! When they see the yellow Vette, the panties they get wet. :leaving:

Munch
04-01-2010, 08:16pm
Completed stage II at the barn tonight!
Did the initial sanding and shot some primer last night.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI008.jpg

Wet sanded tonight while GB did some final massaging on his one piece rear clip project.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI009.jpg

Dropping it off at the painters tomorrow morning, brining the fuel door so he can match the paint.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI011.jpg

Hopefully have it back by next Thursday, keeping my fingers crossed. Stage III coming soon!:hurray:

TR6speed
04-01-2010, 08:23pm
Looking good so far. I look forward to the finished product. Hope to order mine in the next week or so.

Sneaks
04-01-2010, 08:49pm
1: It will most likely go back on.
2: :rofl: truer words were never spoken.
3: You heard me... SEXY! When they see the yellow Vette, the panties they get wet. :leaving:


Sharting themselves doesn't count! :nono:
:dance:

Munch
04-01-2010, 08:52pm
Sharting themselves doesn't count! :nono:
:dance:

Trust me, it's all good.:leaving:

Sneaks
04-02-2010, 05:30am
Trust me, it's all good.:leaving:

Mental note: Send Munch a case of beer, some astroglide, and a 12 pack of Charmin. :lol: :thumbs:

Munch
04-02-2010, 07:03am
http://www.meganandjack.com/mt/archives/Mr%20Whipple.jpg

Sneaks
04-02-2010, 07:37am
http://www.meganandjack.com/mt/archives/Mr%20Whipple.jpg

Don't squeeze the tush.....er, Charmin! :leaving:

TR6speed
04-04-2010, 08:59am
Did you get a price on the painting yet? I look forward to seeing it completed.

Munch
04-04-2010, 10:13am
Did you get a price on the painting yet? I look forward to seeing it completed.

I dropped it off Friday morning and he said he would have it done by Mon or Tues (we'll see). He said he wasn't sure on the price as he didn't know how much material it was going to take to make it match but he guessed around $120. I was guessing over $200 so I was very pleasantly surprised.:hurray:

Sneaks
04-04-2010, 11:44am
First round, I had about 25 bucks in materials. Second round, after the wife busted it, I had about 50bucks in materials. You can't count your time. Pewter is much easier to match than MY. :D

TR6speed
04-04-2010, 05:03pm
I dropped it off Friday morning and he said he would have it done by Mon or Tues (we'll see). He said he wasn't sure on the price as he didn't know how much material it was going to take to make it match but he guessed around $120. I was guessing over $200 so I was very pleasantly surprised.:hurray:

Thanks Munch, I had around $150 in mind.

Munch
04-07-2010, 08:06am
Just got back from picking the splitter up from the painters and it looks awesome!:hurray:

Not sure how I'm going to make it through work today, I'm so pumped to get it on. I'll post some pics later tonight.

:o_o::o_o::hurray::o_o::o_o:

TR6speed
04-07-2010, 11:59am
Looking forward to seeing it finished. What was the final damage at the painters, if you don't mind?

Munch
04-07-2010, 08:20pm
Drum roll please...

Got it installed tonight and it looks pretty good if I do say so myself. The paint turned out great at a cost of $150. If you are in this area and need painting done I would highly recommend you talk to Barry at Nansemond Auto Body, he was great to deal with and his work is top notch.
The car is filthy and covered with bugs but I'm going to clay and wax it tomorrow then try to get some glamor shots. You can't see in the pics but Gary helped me put the Caravaggio rear spoiler on Saturday and that went well.

On to the pics.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI012.jpg

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI015.jpg

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI017.jpg

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/Dr_Munch/ACI013.jpg

She is sitting about 4.5" off the ground now but may come down a bit more once the suspension settles from being lifted but I'm happy with where it's at now. I should be able to avoid smashing it for a little while anyway.:yesnod:

Y2Kvert4me
04-07-2010, 08:30pm
I should be able to avoid smashing it for a little while anyway.:yesnod:Rule #1, If you ever pull into a parking spot with concrete curbs, Stop short!

They are not there to bounce your front tires off of, they are there to bounce off your $500 piece of fiberglass. :yesnod:

(At some point in time, you'll do it anyways, everyone does...But the reminder never hurts). :D

Looks good too! :thumbs:


:cheers:

Garb55
04-07-2010, 08:33pm
Looks good :cheers:

Munch
04-07-2010, 08:49pm
Rule #1, If you ever pull into a parking spot with concrete curbs, Stop short!

When I first got the Vette I ran over the top of a parking block with the front bumper and almost had a heart attack! Whenever I park now I stop short and when I get out I'm about 3 feet from the block.:rofl: Maybe a little too cautious but better safe than sorry.

Cobra4B
04-07-2010, 08:53pm
Looks great!

Sneaks
04-07-2010, 08:54pm
Rule #1, If you ever pull into a parking spot with concrete curbs, Stop short!

They are not there to bounce your front tires off of, they are there to bounce off your $500 piece of fiberglass. :yesnod:

(At some point in time, you'll do it anyways, everyone does...But the reminder never hurts). :D

Looks good too! :thumbs:


:cheers:

I've never done it yet. But, it took the wife all of 10 days to smash up my hard work. :toetap:
Looks good Munch. Nice match on the paint. :thumbs:
Let's see some of those full body shots homie! :toetap:

Y2Kvert4me
04-07-2010, 09:02pm
Whenever I park now I stop short and when I get out I'm about 3 feet from the block.:rofl: Maybe a little too cautious but better safe than sorry.I've done that plenty of times too....and felt much better about it compared to the time I bounced it off the curb (did that only once).

I mentioned this once at CF, as someone was complaining about repeatedly running into curb blocks with it, as if it was some sort of a product flaw. :lol:
They didn't appreciate me advising them basic parking tips either....But seriously, how many times does it take before you finally figure out where the front of your car is? :bilmem:

:cheers:

TR6speed
04-07-2010, 09:29pm
Looks really good Munch. I need to get off my butt and order mine.

71corv
04-08-2010, 08:20pm
Have had mine repaired and repainted, so far, only once. I try to back into the space instead of pulling in. Did you have the bottom of the splitter painted? Had mine shot with black.

Gene :drivingskid:

2ez 2spd
04-08-2010, 08:39pm
:thumbsup: Looks good Munch you have everyone wanting one now.:)

pops98
04-12-2010, 07:35pm
Munch, your car turned out great!

DropTheTop
04-13-2010, 09:03am
:above: Looks great Munch!

Do you get to remove the 3-piece rubber / plastic OEM pieces when you use this splitter?

Y2Kvert4me
04-13-2010, 02:26pm
:above: Looks great Munch!

Do you get to remove the 3-piece rubber / plastic OEM pieces when you use this splitter?The 2 flexible corner pieces get removed. (The splitter utilizes some of those bolt holes).
The hinged center section remains in place on the car, as it's primary function is direct air up into the radiator...but with the splitter, it's not easily visible.

:cheers:

Munch
04-13-2010, 07:01pm
What he said.

Thanks for the compliments guys!

TR6speed
04-14-2010, 08:19pm
The 2 flexible corner pieces get removed. (The splitter utilizes some of those bolt holes).
The hinged center section remains in place on the car, as it's primary function is direct air up into the radiator...but with the splitter, it's not easily visible.

:cheers:

The center part of the ACI is open in the front, but it looks like it is blocked in the back. Will this not reduced the air flow for cooling? If it is blocked can it be opened up to allow more air flow?

Munch
04-14-2010, 08:31pm
The center part of the ACI is open in the front, but it looks like it is blocked in the back. Will this not reduced the air flow for cooling? If it is blocked can it be opened up to allow more air flow?

The splitter is dished up in the back yes but it's right at the rear of the opening for the radiator and then the factory air dam goes behind it sort of creating an air tunnel right to the radiator. I have heard some people say their temps went up marginally but I have not experienced that at all so far.

TR6speed
04-15-2010, 09:16am
Thanks Munch, I just ordered mine a few minutes ago. Cannot wait for it to get here.

On a side note, I was planning to have it painted to match the body, but when I first thought about putting one on sometime ago I thought it might look good in a satin black but just was not sure how it would look. Well yesterday I found this post on the Digital Corvette Forum and I think it will look good on my Torch Red. The picture is about half way down.

DigitalCorvettes.com - finally new chin (pics) (http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136387&page=2)

Munch
04-15-2010, 05:15pm
I've seen pics of red Vettes with the ACI painted black and actually it looks pretty good. I think you'd be safe going either way. :cheers:

Those holes the guy had drilled in his splitter look kinda cool.

TR6speed
04-15-2010, 06:25pm
They do look cool, and he says there is the mesh tyer screen behind them. I may think about doing it to mine also. If gives it a little different look. I will post up what I do when it arrives. He also said that he painted it himself with the Duplicolor rattle cans of Satin Black. Not sure if I want to try and do it myself.

thanks for all the info and feedback.

Munch
04-15-2010, 06:34pm
If you're going black paint it youself, you can always wet sand any dirt or blobs out and if it really turns out bad you can resand it and have someone else paint it.

TR6speed
04-15-2010, 08:10pm
I will probably give it a try. I have painted small parts before. As long as I prep it, sand it, tackrag it, and prime it properly, I think it will be fine. Only issue now, is when will I receive it. I just checked my e-mail and i received a notice that the ACI splitter is back ordered. So no telling when I will get it. Oh well as the saying goes "good things come to those who wait".

Sneaks
04-16-2010, 06:09am
Painting is the easy part. Wetsanding isn't bad either. Polishing it is a PIA. Cause of the shape, it mostly has to be done by hand. Not bad, just time consuming really. :cheers: