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so i finished some more changes to the Impala yesterday. washed her up today and decided to take some pics other than in my yard. she isn't nearly done yet but slowly getting there. Still lots more changes to come just looking for the parts to do it.


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VERY NICE!!! :eek:k3: :beer: :eek:k3: I LIKE A LOT!!! LOVE the dark grey as apposed to the more common black!!

What are your plans for the wheels?? I assume aftermarkets are in your future plans..

Just a thought to tide you over till then, what I've always liked to do with stock wheels like those, is tape off the face of them, and paint the recessed areas black, then use like a black chrome paint or something of the like, to paint the face so it's not such a bright shade of aluminum, paint the bowties black and call it a day! I think that would add to your theme of blacking everything out but still keep some contrast to the exterior. Just a thought though.

Also, some larger exhaust tips to fill in the exhaust cut outs in the bumper too..
 

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going with these wheels and 35% tint



honestly i hate the wheels i have now they suck
 

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^I'd take your wheels of your hands. :)

BTW, those LEDs in the "fog" housing thing place would be sweet for LED fogs. Just sayin.
 

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tell ya what when i get the steelies i'll let ya know hehehe short drive from me to you LOL
 

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these are some changes still to come.(please forgive the shitty photoshop)
 

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I like it, but I think you should skip the wraparound push and just the double pushbar.
 

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I like the move to the steelies!!! It's too bad they can't be had a bit bigger..

Can LED's actually be used as fog lights? I wouldn't think they would refract well in fog..

I like where your end game is headed, but I think I have to agree about the pushbar, and think you should only go with the center section, I can't imagine that wrap around part would do much good at pushing/guarding anything...

I would totally put one on mine, but the cops here would call it "impersonating a P.O." :lamende:

Oh yeah, that and I'd prolly use it on cars and pedestrians when ever I got mad :yahoo:
 

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What did you use for the chrome trim around the windows? Paint, or that 3M vinyl trim tape stuff?
 

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for around the windows i used Trimbrite black out tape part# T9005 available at O'rielly's auto parts for $4.29 took t rolls to do the window trim.

i was originally going with just the center part of the push bar til recently when driving around town and on the highway people for some odd reason do not think it important to check their mirrors or turn their head to check their blind spot and make sure nothing is there before they just whip into the other lane. had i had the bar and wraps on earlier this week one jack ass would have found the right wrap then turned sideways into the center part then found the left wrap on their way to the median.


not sure on the LEDs for fogs. i have a set of white under my headlights and am also running SSU lows and fogs and i have no issues with night driving in any weather. the LEDs under the headlights do light up a small void in the corners that doesn't get lit by the fogs or the lows
 

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for around the windows i used Trimbrite black out tape part# T9005 available at O'rielly's auto parts for $4.29 took t rolls to do the window trim.
Right on, wasn't aware that others are making the stuff. Thanks for the info. I take it the stuff is durable?

i was originally going with just the center part of the push bar til recently when driving around town and on the highway people for some odd reason do not think it important to check their mirrors or turn their head to check their blind spot and make sure nothing is there before they just whip into the other lane. had i had the bar and wraps on earlier this week one jack ass would have found the right wrap then turned sideways into the center part then found the left wrap on their way to the median.
HAHA, now that's something I'd like to see!! I didn't realize how sturdy those side wraps are! They don't look like they'd hold much back.


not sure on the LEDs for fogs. i have a set of white under my headlights and am also running SSU lows and fogs and i have no issues with night driving in any weather. the LEDs under the headlights do light up a small void in the corners that doesn't get lit by the fogs or the lows
Added field of vision is always good in my opinion!!
 

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ya the tape is pretty sturdy and a real pain to bend around the rear quater windows with out creasing it. also noticed i put a t up there instead of a 2 oops lol.

as far as the push bar and wraps go the center section i have is aluminum and one side of it is slightly bent from a wreck that totaled the cop car it came off so into the vice it goes and a little pressure from a jack and it will be straight again. the wraps are made to hold up to pitting someone or hitting an animal not so much for ramming
 

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ya the tape is pretty sturdy and a real pain to bend around the rear quater windows with out creasing it.
I hear that is the only complaint anyone gas ever had with the tape

as far as the push bar and wraps go the center section i have is aluminum and one side of it is slightly bent from a wreck that totaled the cop car it came off so into the vice it goes and a little pressure from a jack and it will be straight again. the wraps are made to hold up to pitting someone or hitting an animal not so much for ramming

hah! never thought about the PITT....yeah, I guess it has to be pretty sturdy then :lol: How much did that run ya?
 
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