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Old 05-02-2013, 01:52 AM   #1
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Hey all, well it only took me 34 years but I finally got one, been inlove with the vettes ever since my dad pulled in the garage suprising me when I was 7 years old with his brand new silver 1987 C4. Well anyway, shes not brand new but shes new to me. Some cosmetic changes to come but so far I have no plans for anything mechanical/performance. Already has cold air intake and Borla exhaust. First thing I did was remove chrome the Fins from the side, those are not for me Click the image to open in full size.

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:13 AM   #2
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welcome to corvette ownership..save the wave..and sharp looking ride!...also good move on those side vents chrome things!
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:20 AM   #3
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lol, thanks, I DK what the previous owner was thinking, thankfully they were just siliconed on. I really want to remove the door moulding but im scared after reading some horror stories on it.
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Congratulations! Best of luck with her! Enjoy

FYI I just removed my BSMs this week on same color 01 everything was just fine. Although after taking them off and having her for 30 days she kinda looks naked now.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #5
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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Congrats on getting a C5. Very nice looking car you bought and I would have done the same thing with the chrome spears on the side. Best of luck with your first Corvette.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:48 AM   #7
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Looks good!

I agree with the removal of the chrome spears!

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Welcome! Beautiful car. You've got me beat by 16 years. I was 50 when I got mine. Enjoy!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #11
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Good job, you got the right color!! Except for wheels, chrome is for Cadillacs! Happy my car didn't have BSM's but don't believe I would have removed them if if had.
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Welcome and nice looking car.
Good job on the "chrome vent side things".
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Hey all, well it only took me 34 years but I finally got one, been inlove with the vettes ever since my dad pulled in the garage suprising me when I was 7 years old with his brand new silver 1987 C4. Well anyway, shes not brand new but shes new to me. Some cosmetic changes to come but so far I have no plans for anything mechanical/performance. Already has cold air intake and Borla exhaust. First thing I did was remove chrome the Fins from the side, those are not for me Click the image to open in full size.
Wait, you drove it in the RAIN! Oh the HORROR!
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #17
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Wait, you drove it in the RAIN! Oh the HORROR!
HAHA, it was sunny and 85 degrees the day I looked at it, the next day when the deal was sealed it was a downpour with flood warnings. Go figure, I couldnt have any fun with it for two days it was so cloudy and wet.
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Good job, you got the right color!! Except for wheels, chrome is for Cadillacs! Happy my car didn't have BSM's but don't believe I would have removed them if if had.
Yes I agree, Im not a chrome fan either, and these wheels are getting painted black, Yes, I am painting them black. Probably this weekend. Im a former Jeep Wrangler Rubicon owner, in the jeep world we had a saying, Chrome dont get yah home lol. Should I do a write up on how to paint chrome wheels??? I have done it before, didnt now if anyone has done it here.
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Congrats and welcome to the forum! You're gonna love the new ride.
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