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Old 01-13-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
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I haven't been here in a while....I'm finally back in a C6 and looking for some direction please. I picked up a black 09 Z51. I'm wanting to do a widebody conversion on the car. I would like to do the rear first and then the front a little later to break up the cost factor.
So help me out....aftermarket parts ok for this? or should I purchase GM parts? Any advice and any suggestions as where to purchase would be greatly appreciated! Glad to be back
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Used pre painted quarters from RPI and they fit well and look like stock.
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Used pre painted quarters from RPI and they fit well and look like stock.
Hey realcanuk ....thank you! Is RPI a vendor here?
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Yes they are..................
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I got all OEM parts from Gene Culley back in 2012. Fit great and had them blended and painted on the car. Turned out great.



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I got all OEM parts from Gene Culley back in 2012. Fit great and had them blended and painted on the car. Turned out great.



Yes.....it did turn out great! Looks awesome! So now I’m wondering if I shouldn’t get OEM parts? The fit is obviously very important to me. Be nice to hear from members with RPI on fitment. Is there a big difference in cost OEM vs RPI?
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Fit is good on both, but obviously perfect with OEM if installed well.
As far as prices, that's easy to compare on the web. RPI vs Cultrag who is where I would buy OEM. Keep in mind OEM has to be painted while RPI is pre painted.

I went RPI because at the time I got a great deal, but am happy with the fit and the paint match is absolutely perfect.
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Fit is good on both, but obviously perfect with OEM if installed well.
As far as prices, that's easy to compare on the web. RPI vs Cultrag who is where I would buy OEM. Keep in mind OEM has to be painted while RPI is pre painted.

I went RPI because at the time I got a great deal, but am happy with the fit and the paint match is absolutely perfect.
I always thought that RPI used factory ones and pre painted them. No ?
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I always thought that RPI used factory ones and pre painted them. No ?
No. They are not factory.
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Another vote for rpi. I used them for my machine silver rears.
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for the rear go oem.down the road when your ready for the front. give them a call.SS Vette Inc.out of West Palm Beach Florida.
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