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Old 07-09-2017, 01:58 PM
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Just like anything else it takes some practice. Corners and curves are very difficult. There are lots of youtube vids and good written instructions from Vvividvinyls.com. The 3M costs 3 times as much and the cheap china brand is crap. I'm going to do the hood next. I'll still have to paint the inside edges and jams.
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Will have to butt edges in some places so this is practice. The wrap comes in 60" wide sheets. I think I will have to go lengthwise rather than across so the only joint will be in the roof panel near the hatch. So it will only be 3" long.
The vinyl sticks really well to the bare metal so I think it best to seal it.
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This project is draggin so I pulled the trigger on this bad girl. I still a Zed head
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This project is draggin so I pulled the trigger on this bad girl. I still a Zed head
For real?!?!! That is amazing!!! I often stop by the dealership here when I drive around and drool over the vettes. Pretty damn jealous!!!!
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Jeez... that thing is a track ready screamer right from the factory.
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Jeez... that thing is a track ready screamer right from the factory.
All options include video/sound track recorder, run flat track tires. A real racecar with creature comforts galore. 0 to 60 in 3.6, top speed 175 (not with this fool). Not to mention the women omg. It's been to hot to work on the Z anyway.
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Back on the Zed journey

Picked up this little rag for a little more marital agitation. It's a '75. Traded some new floor pans and a set of strut bars for it. Got the parts to make it new
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Marital agitation? If it keeps you out of her way she's probably OK!
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Her comment was "WTF is wrong with you?"
This of course brings to mind an old joke-
Wife says can I ask you a question?
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Do you realize that if you had all the money you've spent on alcohol, drugs, gambling and women you could buy a nice Corvette?
Yes babe, now can I ask you a question?
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Where the f is your Corvette?
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Cooler now, I sanded the right quarter panel out. Now I can put the epoxy primer on and then the high build primer
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haha you did the LS swap the right way, you just swapped the whole car
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Good weather. Going to wipe the whole car with filler like the pros do
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Finished up the bushings. It's a real tight fit. (I know that's what she said) The bushings have a edge that makes them difficult to get in the frame so I just ground the flash off and they slip right in. Really hard to get the tension rods back in so the best thing is to align the holes and tighten them slightly until the holes line up on the lower control arm
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Good to see progress Tom!
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Yeah Scott, just added a new grandson. Got the roof, hood and quarters blocked out. Next the doors and fenders. Next will be high build primer and yes more sanding. Rethinking color. I like the color on the Vette a dark metallic grey with the wheels and carbon fiber should look pretty good. Engine bay and jams are still yellow. Never ending project
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Decided on paint. This is a Corvette color
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