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Old 03-05-2013, 02:16 PM
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Thanks fellas!
Above- that is sweet!!!
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Made at home from three of the niece's drawings, pics and window sticker.
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Got Corbeau A4s in leather and wanted them to look like OEM Z seats, so had a vinyl sticker cutter kiosk at the mall make these for a couple bucks.

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^That looks fantastic. I need to stop thinking up justifications for replacing my great condition stock seats. I wish I had black interior...
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:47 PM
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Awesome thread!!! Thanks for all the great ideas.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:02 AM
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Spring is in the air, somewhere. I'm sure of it.

Just not in the Northeast.

Time for some spring-time no-cost, low cost mods.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:06 PM
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Best thread ever keep it going guys!!
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:40 PM
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Low cost alternator cover. $6 piece of carbon fiber vinyl off of Ebay. Cover fabbed from a piece of sheet metal out of the shop.
Start....big, ugly alternator

Made a template from poster board

Template made

Scrap piece of sheet metal

Cut the metal out with a jig and a NEW blade

Taped lines for a cleaner cut

Cover cut out

Bent to shape and test fit

Final mod....cover after I covered it with the carbon fiber vinyl wrap
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:04 PM
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^ Awesome! What a great solution. Dumb question but what holds it in place?
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RMB97LS1 View Post
^ Awesome! What a great solution. Dumb question but what holds it in place?
If you look at this pic..



It looks like he has drilled and tapped 2 small holes in the alternator bracket just above the joint.

You can see the screws in the top of the cover in this pic

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:43 PM
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Never been able to figure out why this cut out was on the inside of the hood, but I made this to give it a bit of a finished look. It's made from black acrylic, I cut a paper templet then cut the acrylic with a band saw. The hood is convex so I had to heat up the acrylic a little with a heat gun and mold it over my leg to shape that fit. Best part is I made several and put different decal/emblems on them. Attached with 3m Velcro strips and they can be switched out depending on what show I'm going to.

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Yet another cheap and easy mod using sheet metal and carbon vinyl wrap. I have been looking for a plenum cover for some time, but I am not a bling bling, chrome kinda guy. So I made this today, the cover is secured down with an L bracket bolted on the bolt on the top of the throttle body, it is pretty dang secure. It isn't going anywhere.
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Wow love the plenum cover!
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How does the CF vinyl hold up to the engine heat?
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:26 PM
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How does the CF vinyl hold up to the engine heat?
The vinyl should be ok as long as direct heat isn't on it. I had to hold my heat gun on it for about 6 seconds an inch away to discolor it. My concern would be the adhesive giving and unwrapping. Superglue is necessary on all the edges to keep them secure
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BarryBum View Post
Low cost alternator cover. $6 piece of carbon fiber vinyl off of Ebay. Cover fabbed from a piece of sheet metal out of the shop.
Start....big, ugly alternator

Made a template from poster board

Template made

Scrap piece of sheet metal

Cut the metal out with a jig and a NEW blade

Taped lines for a cleaner cut

Cover cut out

Bent to shape and test fit

Final mod....cover after I covered it with the carbon fiber vinyl wrap
Man, that's nice. You gave us step by step on how to, but what's the dimensions? Please and Thank you
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:15 PM
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OK, so I just sat here for the last 2 hours reading through this and I have decided that I found my new forum. Let me explain... I just sold my 69 C-10 and bought a 98 Vette. I have been super active on the C-10 forum, but now I need a Vette Forum and this looks like one of the best ones. I will post pics of my new vette in a few minutes somewhere more appropriate in the forums, but love the write ups in here. I will be doing the plasti-dip on the rear and maybe the front very soon, as well as blacking out all of my lights... I will post when it is done...
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Originally Posted by Sailors98Vette View Post
OK, so I just sat here for the last 2 hours reading through this and I have decided that I found my new forum. Let me explain... I just sold my 69 C-10 and bought a 98 Vette. I have been super active on the C-10 forum, but now I need a Vette Forum and this looks like one of the best ones. I will post pics of my new vette in a few minutes somewhere more appropriate in the forums, but love the write ups in here. I will be doing the plasti-dip on the rear and maybe the front very soon, as well as blacking out all of my lights... I will post when it is done...
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:13 PM
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Ok, maybe not a "mod", but you have to give it "cheap"! You may be laughing now, but you'll think of this every time you walk past a big piece of scrap cardboard.

I did the same thing. When I purchased my Vette the guy gave me a cover and it had tire wet on it. Great post.
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Originally Posted by Sailors98Vette View Post
OK, so I just sat here for the last 2 hours reading through this and I have decided that I found my new forum. Let me explain... I just sold my 69 C-10 and bought a 98 Vette. I have been super active on the C-10 forum, but now I need a Vette Forum and this looks like one of the best ones. I will post pics of my new vette in a few minutes somewhere more appropriate in the forums, but love the write ups in here. I will be doing the plasti-dip on the rear and maybe the front very soon, as well as blacking out all of my lights... I will post when it is done...
Wanted to offer my welcome as well. While posting anywhere is ok, new members ususally start a new thread and post their pics there as its a bit easier for all of us to locate and enjoy the pics. If your avatar is your car, well, it's my twin. I have a white 98 as well and I live in Edmond. Welcome to the forum. The guys here are the most helpful that I've ever encountered. You'll enjoy it here. I rarely go a single day without reading and checking in at the CF.
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