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Old 05-15-2019, 09:39 AM
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We have a winner! Emblems and pinstripe tape! Thx for the compliments. -DJ
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Details: the sharp turns on the outer edge, were they much of a problem? Did you use heat? The corners next to the weatherstrip, did you miter them?
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:52 AM
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Snapped a pic of mine with the new garage mate.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:59 AM
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Details: the sharp turns on the outer edge, were they much of a problem? Did you use heat? The corners next to the weatherstrip, did you miter them?
No heat. No mitres. Just patience. Pretty easy to do. It goes well with other red and silver accents.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:43 PM
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I wiped some bird poop off it with a rag I keep in the hatch before I left for work. Does that count?
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:34 PM
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No heat. No mitres. Just patience. Pretty easy to do. It goes well with other red and silver accents.

Not even a butt joint or overlap?
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:56 PM
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My car is 20 years old, it has alittle over 100,000 miles.. Ive done 75 miles each way to Atlantic city Casinos many times.. Ive been on I 95 hundreds of times. I do not have one chip on my car. I dont follow anyone too closely, there is a certain amount of luck... and a lot of Zaino. I have no other reason for this and yet many people have tons of chips on their car.. Its either their roads, their driving practices, or dried up paint that chips from lack of lubricity.. IM not bragging here.. I'm lucky for sure,, I dont have one chip on my rear brake ducts... Everyone knows this is a recent photo of brake ducts that have been on my car for 15 years. ( Note the wide body quarters. ) those rotors are 18 years old and have at least 80,000 miles on them

Damn ET!!! There must be a law against keeping a Vette that clean and shiny! Let me check. . . . . O.K. found it, the law says "he who keeps his Vette exceptionally clean and shiny is a honor to the Vette culture and a natural Bad ***".

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Old 05-15-2019, 11:15 PM
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Yeah, and I can't wait to own it someday
i see a bidding war on the horizon
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:39 PM
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I wiped some bird poop off it with a rag I keep in the hatch before I left for work. Does that count?
Absolutely counts You get double points if you slapped the bird on th *** and told him to never do it again.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:20 AM
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Went through three cans of brake cleaner under the engine bay and need to buy stock in the stuff. Still have a lot to clean from the mess of a leaking scavenge pump line. Ugh.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:54 AM
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Absolutely counts You get double points if you slapped the bird on th *** and told him to never do it again.
Bastard got away before I could properly castigate it. The nerve!
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:05 AM
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I uploaded the latest tune now that the headers are in. Thanks to Chuck CoW once again, I'm back on the road running as it should.

Only had a short (20 miles) ride with the updated tune. This weekend is supposed to be nice (finally) and Sunday there's a cars and coffee that I plan on going to.... route to get there has a few stretches of road where I should be able to get into a little
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:42 PM
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I made a plate filler intake & trimmed some off my air dam so I don't scrape as much
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:19 PM
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Cleaned it....then drove it to get some gas, then drove it some more.



Got it home and put the cover on it for a few more weeks. Wife is having surgery so not sure how soon I'll be able to play with it again.

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Old 05-18-2019, 11:51 PM
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love that color!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:04 AM
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I let my son drive it. He's got his learners permit and been driving his Jeep, my Ram and the wife's 328i. He's been asking for a little while if he could drive the vette. He did great and was super excited. This by far was the BEST for me so far with this car.



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Old 05-19-2019, 06:42 AM
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I installed new rear speakers and replaced the sun visors..

Next up I will replace the twiddlers in the front and put in a new audio headunit.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:10 PM
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I let my son drive it. He's got his learners permit and been driving his Jeep, my Ram and the wife's 328i. He's been asking for a little while if he could drive the vette. He did great and was super excited. This by far was the BEST for me so far with this car.

No pictures but I did the same thing I taught my middle daughter to drive a manual in my car. Lots of fun for both of us(mostly her). Next is my youngest daughter. Good to let the kids drive and enjoy them as well.
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:15 PM
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The same thing I do every single day: I drove it.



I also got really lucky on FB marketplace and got a pair of factory headlights for $200. Need to get them painted to match and then I can get rid of the much-maligned frogeyes.

264,585 miles and counting.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:20 AM
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I put in a new AC Delco 145 watt alternator because the old one was 16 years old with almost 150,000 miles and the car left me and my wife stranded the other week when the car decided that its low voltage levels should cut power to the oil pressure sensor which made the PCM think that I had no oil pressure. After a flatbed tow (free, thanks AAA!!!) I put a new battery in it, all was well again. Still, I think the alternator needed to be changed. I also spot-cleaned the engine bay and it looks decent. Although the cowl looks bad with that seal broken at the passenger side wiper blade near the windshield, so I might change that next.


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Old 05-20-2019, 04:13 PM
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Fixing the typical FRC leaks
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