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Papa SSmirf
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Well, I've had the car for long enough, and have started to make the mods I want to it. And so far, it's coming along rather nicely.

As you may have seen, I have added the old-school small S's from an older classic GM that my step-dad found in a junk yard. These wound up going on the front bowtie, saving me from having to go and buy a new one, or replacing it with the smaller trunk size SS emblem. And I must say, they look good, and the chrome breaks up the gold nicely.



Yes, I know that there was a small piece of the tape backing stuck in that one corner when I took the pic, but you get the idea.

My latest venture was trying to find the right set of headlights for the car. I originally spotted the black ones with the orange reflector on the corners, but then I found the ones that have the clear reflectors on the corners, which better match the chrome/silver of the bulb areas. I've attached them to the post, because I don't have any pics of it (the car...) on any other sites. There's certain people back home I don't want or don't need to know I got this, so they can fuck with it and cause more problems for me than they already have in the past. But enough of that, you'll see them below...

Some of the other things I have planned for the car include (in no particular order...):
*K&N CAI kit
*WeatherTech Floor & trunk liner set
*Flowmaster 40 series mufflers & resonator delete
*A hood scoop - considering I don't have the $800 for a new hood, and that $800 would go for new tires first...
*auxillary transmission oil cooler
*EJ's tinted LED tail lights - in which we are trying to arrange a meet for them...
*Overkill ECM & TCM - the TCM at least if not the ECM with it...
*18" KMC Rockstar wheels.
*possible strut tower braces front and back...


I was considering doing the Doug Thorley exhaust header set and the Magnaflow exhaust, but I'm not rich ( a labor intensive job to install those heads from what I've been finding out...), and I can get the sound I want from replacing the resonator with pipe and having a set of Flowmasters in the back. I'm not looking to go crazy with power, so it pretty much eliminates the want/need for the heads and other engine/power parts. The 300HP it's got from the factory is more than enough for me to enjoy and be happy with.

So the theme is blue and black, with a little bit of chrome here and there. I think so far I'm off to a good start. What do YOU guys think so far??

Will update as things happen!!!
 

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LIFETIME HILLBILLY
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until you can afford rims you could always plasti dip your stockers to get a diffrent look. And you would have no problem selling your wheels on here when you do get a new set. I am ani chrome, so I say plasti dip just about everything :giggle: I love the color tho :eek:k3:
 

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Looks real good man.

This weekend i might be driving down to Kentucky for the funeral of my girlfriends family member. If i dont ill be able to meet up but its up to my girlfriend whether or not she wants me to be there.
Long story short i been going to pa every weekend cause she has been taking care of her house on the weekends and the pets when she is home from college cause her mom is down south cause of her grand dad being really sick.

But, we will get together one of these damn weekends lol
 

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Looks real good man.

This weekend i might be driving down to Kentucky for the funeral of my girlfriends family member. If i dont ill be able to meet up but its up to my girlfriend whether or not she wants me to be there.
Long story short i been going to pa every weekend cause she has been taking care of her house on the weekends and the pets when she is home from college cause her mom is down south cause of her grand dad being really sick.

But, we will get together one of these damn weekends lol
Sorry to hear dude. I'll keep him in my prayers...
 

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Looks good!! When u see ej take a picture of him ans.out it.on the forum and ill give you 50.00 towards your mods ;)
Thanks man! And are you serious??? I might just hold you to that IF I can get a picture, and if I remember to/think of it. But if your serious, I'll work on that for $50 towards the next mod. Your on!!

until you can afford rims you could always plasti dip your stockers to get a diffrent look. And you would have no problem selling your wheels on here when you do get a new set. I am ani chrome, so I say plasti dip just about everything :giggle: I love the color tho :eek:k3:
I'd probably wind up hanging on to the stock wheels, just incase I need a full-size tire to put on it after a blow out/flat. And in the meantime, I'm considering having a portion of then painted, to make them look more like a better looking 5-star without that huge, gaudy center part.

I'll look into the plasti-dip though. I know a lot of guys love that stuff, so I may have to see what all the big fuss is about with it.

And thanks man! I was if-y about the color at first, but it grew on me really quick and I love it now.

Looks real good man.

This weekend i might be driving down to Kentucky for the funeral of my girlfriends family member. If i dont ill be able to meet up but its up to my girlfriend whether or not she wants me to be there.
Long story short i been going to pa every weekend cause she has been taking care of her house on the weekends and the pets when she is home from college cause her mom is down south cause of her grand dad being really sick.

But, we will get together one of these damn weekends lol
Oh, damn bro... Like I said before, family comes first. Sorry to hear about the bad news, and will keep him in my prayers as well.

Yes, we'll make it happen one of these weekends!!! And thank you!
 

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i'll buy the rims!
Sorry bro. I'm gonna hang on to them so I got a set to use in the winter AND have a set for a full-size spare should I need one.

Besides, I may have something done with the stock ones to partially paint them and make them a little better looking of a 5-star without the big guady center.
 

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Sorry bro. I'm gonna hang on to them so I got a set to use in the winter AND have a set for a full-size spare should I need one.

Besides, I may have something done with the stock ones to partially paint them and make them a little better looking of a 5-star without the big guady center.
oh lol worth a try

car looks good btw!
 

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oh lol worth a try

car looks good btw!
Thanks man!!!

I'd sell them, but I'd need the $800 plus shipping ahead of time so I can buy the new wheels to put back on the car... I ideally would like to get either the 18" KMC Rockstars, or the 18" LTZ factory wheels for mine.

Even at that, it'd be a while before they went on because I'd have them painted/powder coated to be similar to this (which I think looks hot as hell!!!)...
 

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The top wheels look better imo. Less blue and more black. But those should look sick on that blue ss
 

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I will match this :eek:k3:
I'll gladly hold you to that! I'll post the pic here in this thread when I do, and will be contacting everyone to collect when it happens!

And RYD SLO, I agree with ya. The more black and blue highlights would make it stand out a lot more. I've been working on a few different variations, so now I just need to decide on which one I like the best. I'll post them up when I narrow them down and let you guys take a vote on which ones look the best.
 
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Looks good...Keep up the Good Work. have my 09 SS which I plan on changing the rims in about an year. I like the blue color.
 

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Looks good...Keep up the Good Work. have my 09 SS which I plan on changing the rims in about an year. I like the blue color.
Thanks man! +1 for being another fellow Jersey member too! I just like the look of the LTZ 18's a little better. Now when I'm ready, IF I can find someone to do the powder coating for them without breaking the bank I'll be set.

And I'm hoping to catch up to EJ for his tail lights before he gets rid of his car... That'll be the next mod I do to it.
 

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Well, met up with EJ earlier today to get them LED tail lights he's got. They DO look sweet on the car.

Sadly, I'm giving EJ his tail lights back... They blink fast like a bulb is blown when using either the left or right directional. I checked the wiring, and they plug in only one way on the factory harness. So I'm just gonna have him tint my stock tails at a later date, and have him tint a set of LED tails IF I decide on them later on.

Looks good!! When u see ej take a picture of him ans.out it.on the forum and ill give you 50.00 towards your mods ;)
I will match this :eek:k3:
Okay fellas, I'm sending a PM your way with my PayPal address... get ready to pay up. You asked for it, you got it...
 

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