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Cobra4B 03-10-2010 12:38pm

Some new mods ordered...
 
Decided to take the front facia off and do it all at once...

Diamond Cut reverse light/license plate housing
http://www.ecklers.com/images/vette/41389.jpg

Diamond Cut front signal lenses
http://www.ecklers.com/images/vette/large/l_49783.jpg

4300k HID foglight bulb kit w/ slim ballasts
http://shop.jwmotoring.com/images/Ba...More%20011.jpg

Z06-style screens for the side coves and front brake ducts to go w/ the main opening oem screens
http://www.vetteshop.cc/Images/Products/Large/5002.JPG
http://www.vetteshop.cc/Images/Products/Large/5001.JPG

I know a certain member on here things the diamond cut backup plate is ricey, but I think 656 HP 427s are ricey too ;)

thegreenman 03-10-2010 01:33pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobra4B (Post 27982)
Decided to take the front facia off and do it all at once...

I know a certain member on here things the diamond cut backup plate is ricey, but I think 656 HP 427s are ricey too ;)

I swear I heard you say you weren't going to mod this Vette. :toetap:

656HP 427, wonder who you are calling out. :lolsmile:

Cobra4B 03-10-2010 02:05pm

Technically these aren't mods... they're subtle finishing touches ;)

Sneaks 03-10-2010 03:54pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobra4B (Post 27982)
Decided to take the front facia off and do it all at once...

Diamond Cut reverse light/license plate housing
http://www.ecklers.com/images/vette/41389.jpg

Diamond Cut front signal lenses
http://www.ecklers.com/images/vette/large/l_49783.jpg

4300k HID foglight bulb kit w/ slim ballasts
http://shop.jwmotoring.com/images/Ba...More%20011.jpg

Z06-style screens for the side coves and front brake ducts to go w/ the main opening oem screens
http://www.vetteshop.cc/Images/Products/Large/5002.JPG
http://www.vetteshop.cc/Images/Products/Large/5001.JPG

I know a certain member on here things the diamond cut backup plate is ricey, but I think 656 HP 427s are ricey too ;)

If I had a 656 HP 427 in Sneaks, you could call me Wong the Chinaman for all I'd GAF. Of course you would be so far behind, you'd have to call me that from longgggggg distance! :lolsmile::lolsmile:
:cheers:
Modification: Anything done to modify the factory vehicle.
Subtle finishing touches: See modification
:D

Cobra4B 03-10-2010 04:08pm

Kevin and I were looking at that red couple @ VaSpeed the other day and he commented about how much he hates the diamond cut backup housing piece... I just chuckled.

Personally I think the diamond cut lenses serve to freshen/modernize the car a little. It'll be interesting to see how well the HID fogs work... from what I've read many say they rarely use the headlights after installing them.

Sneaks 03-10-2010 04:53pm

When I back out of my drive, I don't turn the headlights on, so they don't shine in the neighbors houses. There's been several times I forgot to turn my headlights on when leaving the house after turning on the fogs. They are much brighter than the headlights on my Mark VIII, so I just kinda go stupid. :D

WKMCD 03-10-2010 05:09pm

Jeees! How did I get dragged into this.

What I said was "they would look ricey on my car." :dance:

2ez 2spd 03-10-2010 06:17pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sneaks (Post 28002)
If I had a 656 HP 427 in Sneaks, you could call me Wong the Chinaman for all I'd GAF. Of course you would be so far behind, you'd have to call me that from longgggggg distance! :lolsmile::lolsmile:
:cheers:

:lolsmile::lolsmile::iagree: You could call me anything you wanted if I could had a motor like that.

thegreenman 03-10-2010 07:00pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobra4B (Post 27995)
Technically these aren't mods... they're subtle finishing touches ;)

This is my subtle finishing touch, I haven't done any mods either.

http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/DSC_0122.jpg

http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/DSC_0112.jpg



:lolsmile:

Cobra4B 03-10-2010 08:55pm

^ That's a sweet whiney chrome intake manifold ;)

thegreenman 03-10-2010 09:08pm

Thanks, have you started buffering yet? I need to buff mine before Waterside.

Cobra4B 03-11-2010 12:47am

Washed the car last night and clayed it after the gym this evening... going to start on the actual buffing tomorrow evening. The paint was surprisingly clean... the clay didn't have much to take off at all.

Peter Pan 03-11-2010 10:40am

Those are some nice bling mods and not ricey at allhttp://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ions/nixon.gif

zz4vetteguy 03-11-2010 07:17pm

I think the light mods set it off a little bit and make it look a little cleaner myself. I have yet to see (or at least take notice of) the side screens in person, so I am interested to see how they wind up looking.

Cobra4B 03-13-2010 03:23pm

My diamond-cut reverse panel was delivered by the FedEx guy while I was finishing up the buffing.... installed it along w/ the fluch mount tail light kit that I took off my Z06. Taking a break... about to go start on the actual polishing.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3908.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3909.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3910.jpg

Stormrider 03-17-2010 06:22pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobra4B (Post 27995)
Technically these aren't mods... they're subtle finishing touches ;)

Hmm, I could have sworn the title to your thread was "Some new MODS ordered"? :lol: Now you know why in hard economic times I stay away from Gary :D

Cobra4B 03-19-2010 11:34pm

Installed the rest of the stuff tonight... took the front facia off to make it easy. Figured I could install the Z06 screens in the OEM manner, but I guess you have to drill the lower part of the front bumper openings, because they sure don't use the holes of the coupe/vert shrouds. Anyone know how the Z06 screen is held in in a Z06? My Z06 has the front bumper off of Kevin's (wkmcd) vert and I don't remember what my original was like.... took it off long ago. Ended using the "velcro method" and am glad I did... I can pull them out when needed to fiddle w/ the fogs etc.

I'm in love w/ my air tools... specifically my "stubby" 1/4" drive air ratchet. Last time I did this by hand, tonight it was a breeze using air.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3929.jpg

Build sheet was in the bumper bar as expected...
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3930.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3931.jpg

Used the existing foglight srew to mount the ballast and zip-tied the wires nice and neat. Can't belive how cheap HIDs have gotten and how small the ballasts are. Last set I had in my old Specter Werkes C5-R lights was over $300 and the ballast was way bigger
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3932.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3933.jpg

4300K HIDs are great... I don't even need to use the headlights anymore.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3934.jpg

The stock foglight lenses have a wonderful cutoff
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3935.jpg

New diamond cut turn signals, front bumper and brake duct screens and side cove screens...
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3936.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3937.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3938.jpg

G'night,

Brian

thegreenman 03-20-2010 01:24am

Looks great, I might be doing something close later on. I want to remove my marker lights so I can install additional cooling for oil/tranny but wanted to have some type of fog lights. I will have to check out your setup next time we meet.

I will be asking you questions later. :D

Cobra4B 03-20-2010 12:56pm

A few pics out in the sun...

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3939.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3940.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3941.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...e/DSCF3942.jpg

WKMCD 03-20-2010 01:10pm

Lookin' good Brian.

BTW: I'm trying to talk Shawn and Ed into firing up the grill next Saturday when I come down to pick up the car if everything goes as planned.


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