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Old 10-19-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
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Have you guys seen this C4 to C5 conversion kit? I think it looks pretty cool. I wouldn't personally do it to mine being that I'd be concerned that it would depreciate the value of the Colector Edition. But it would be fun to do to a project coupe. Have any of you seen or done this? If so, I'd love to see some pictures of the completed project.
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Why but ground effects on your C4 when you can make your C4 LOOK LIKE A C5! This easy-to-install fiberglass kit features 8 pieces… a front bumper, a rear bumper, two side vents, two side skirts and two lower door skins. All are direct bolt-on components with the exception of the door skins, which require the use of a special epoxy adhesive (included.) All components are gelcoated - ready to be sanded and painted. (Light kit not included but we do have it in stock call for price) This kit normally sells in corvette america for $1294.00 But since where the new kid on the block we are listing this item with NO RESERVE. Good Luck everyone!
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:05 PM   #2
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:08 PM   #3
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:25 PM   #4
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Why, indeed. If I wanted a C5, I'd buy one, not destroy my '96 CE by making it look like one..
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:26 PM   #5
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first of all, it doesn't even look like a c5

it looks like crap, and probably doesn't fit any better
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:27 PM   #6
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No matter what, still looks like a C4 to me.
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:56 PM   #7
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:08 PM   #8
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:15 PM   #9
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Why, indeed. If I wanted a C5, I'd buy one, not destroy my '96 CE by making it look like one..

I'm with you on that one.......
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:32 PM   #10
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Just buy one of the one you don't have...can't cost too much more than parts, labor, and depreciation for a kit.
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Old 10-19-2004, 04:39 PM   #11
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I love the look of the C4, especially the 95 and 96 models. I can't explain why...I guess it is more angular than the C5.

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Old 10-19-2004, 04:45 PM   #12
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may look at if i was rebuilding a total
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Old 10-19-2004, 05:04 PM   #13
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Those pics look photoshopped!

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Old 10-19-2004, 05:35 PM   #14
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Those pics look photoshopped!

They're not, they are real. Notice they haven't installed the light kit.
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:08 PM   #15
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if you want the look of a c5, buy one. by the time you buy this kit, paint it, and install it, your time and money would have gotten you into a real c5.

the c5's would not except you and you would be disowned by the c4's.
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Looks-wise I like it. However, I am in agreement that it is probably poorly executed and a dumb idea overall.
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Looks-wise I like it. However, I am in agreement that it is probably poorly executed and a dumb idea overall.
Is this a mandatory once a week topic?
These c4 to c5 conversion threads are just as bad as the floor mat body side moliding threads in c5.
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:02 PM   #19
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I had body mods PERIOD. Besides that I would never screw up a nice vette to make it look like something it's not if I wanted another c5 I'll get one.

However, in those pics the c4 to c5 kit on that one looks the best out of what kits I've saw so far.
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I have one.... Now you all don't get rip me apart. It was already C5'ed when I got it... I loved the look of it and it was my first corvette (89 red convertible). I was offered $4000.00 more than I paid for it less than 2 hours after I bought it... Should have taken the money I guess but like I said it was my first. It looks ok with the exception of the deck lid. It just does fit 100% correctly and there is a problem with the top supprt wires rubbing on the deck lid... I have some fiberglass work this winter. I know this is not well received in the forums but I like it. I have had only positive comments on it thus far. Now trying to make amends I now have a 89 white coupe (all C4). Should be on the road within the month. Love it also!!!
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