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Old 12-25-2005, 11:15 AM   #1  
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Many of you have asked me for more pictures of Grond, the build out, the mods, the mistakes and failures, the triumphs and tribulations. And so I have responded.

Here are some 2800 pictures of Grond from the day I bought it in Sept 2004 to today, 15 months later. It is unedited, so there will be a few great pictures and some not so great pictures

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GROND : A Complete History in Pictures

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<edit> I just realised that I did not include the Day 1 pictures (as purchased from the dealership complete with chrome baubles, stock exhaust & intake, no blackouts, BSMs, 4x4 etc.) - so here they are

Grond : Day One Pictures

I think the first mods started when I removed the BSMs 5 days after I bought the car

Grond : The Humble Beginnings
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I also bought my Vette (a 2003) in September 2004. To date, I've done one mod (unless you count new tires) ... a Blackwing.

I suppose we represent the extremes of the mod spectrum.
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I also bought my Vette (a 2003) in September 2004. To date, I've done one mod (unless you count new tires) ... a Blackwing.

I suppose we represent the extremes of the mod spectrum.
Yes, but you are sane while I need serious professional help
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WOW, Stephen. That was a nice lay-out of the evolution of your Corvette.

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Yes, but you are sane while I need serious professional help
when he's right he's right.

Nice collection of pics .. has it been 15 months already? wow.
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That's a great collection! Here's the cliff notes....43 PAGES?!
Well, Merry Christmas to you!

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Yes you are......addicted. You need to head the Modaholics anonymous to cure your mod addiction. You need to promise yourself as your New Years resolution not to Mod anymore. Erase all your Mod Vendors link from your computer. Stay away from Corvette Forum.com
Happy Holiday EG!
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Yes you are......addicted. You need to head the Modaholics anonymous to cure your mod addiction. You need to promise yourself as your New Years resolution not to Mod anymore. Erase all your Mod Vendors link from your computer. Stay away from Corvette Forum.com
Happy Holiday EG!
Time to buy bigger and faster mods! Oh wait you did that! Time to install them and have some fun!


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WOW, Stephen. That was a nice lay-out of the evolution of your Corvette.

Wow, is right....

And your hobby is?......

Ever thought of taking up golf in your spare time?
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Here are some 2800 pictures of Grond ... so there will be a few great pictures and some not so great pictures

NOW THERES AN UNDERSTATEMENT

lol - awesome committment to the marque dude, hats off

I think this is a favorite for me, is this one
-very broody

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Talk about a well documented situation! WOW!!

Nice pics Best of luck down in Florida

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Very nice Stephen. Your car has made quite the transformation in a short period of time. I sort of laughed to myself over this one. You could title this one.........The humble beginning.

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Oh man, I forgot one! I also installed a performance hood seal when I put the Blackwing on. So that's TWO mods.
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I think the true "Humble Beginnings" started when I removed the BSMs 3 days after I bought the car

The Humble Beginnings

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Great Story and photos!

TrainMom and I are looking forward to meeting you in Florida in 2006.
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Lots and lots of memories...
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I'll be looking through all those pix the rest of the day if anyone needs me
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Very Cool EG Very cool
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WOW tons of mods... Can't wait for a mod party down here in florida!
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I think the first mods started when I removed the BSMs 3 days after I bought the car

Grond : The Humble Beginnings[/QUOTE]

The BSM are not to my personal tatses. How difficult were they to remove?
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