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What did you do with your Vette today?


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chevrolet

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Mon 02 Jul 18 16:46

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Did nothing to the C6 today, apart from putting it back in the garage after attending the Nationals. Had to move out the way the used HRE 19/20" FlowForm FF01 wheels & tyres I bought from Adrian Dromey the other week (couldn't resist them). Only problem is they are the orange ones. Laughing

What's the best colour for a silver car when I get them repainted or powder coated (not black)? Any suggestions? Quite like the IPA and that BMW Shadow Chrome look/finish


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roscobbc

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Mon 02 Jul 18 17:12


Don't see what is wrong with orange wheels on a silver car - if......you colour code the car. You'll need some orange elsewhere on the car for it to work - some subtle vinyl stripes and decals in the same shade would (IMHO) look good and very different.


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chevrolet

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Mon 02 Jul 18 17:24

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


True/Thanks. The neighbours twin 5 year old boys are certainly (very) impressed with the orange. Wasn't sure if that was a good sign? Laughing


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dex99

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Mon 02 Jul 18 20:32

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


roppa440 wrote (View Post):The squeaking of those polly bushes was very annoying! LOL It would have driven me mad. Or madder I should say. Laughing


It's eirie and quiet now! It's funny the car seems to grip and accelerate much better now with new Coilovers which I thought was just me, but I'm sure it's due to car not buffeting and bouncing with the very hard ride before.. Feel much more controlled now Thumbs up

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roppa440

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Tue 03 Jul 18 11:26

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


dex99 wrote (View Post):roppa440 wrote (View Post):The squeaking of those polly bushes was very annoying! LOL It would have driven me mad. Or madder I should say. Laughing


It's eirie and quiet now! It's funny the car seems to grip and accelerate much better now with new Coilovers which I thought was just me, but I'm sure it's due to car not buffeting and bouncing with the very hard ride before.. Feel much more controlled now Thumbs up


Stiff suspension is for smooth race tracks not Northumberland A and B roads that's for sure. Yours sounds like the builder was one of those "bigger is always better" types. Stiffness actually makes the suspension slow to react on an uneven surface.

I much prefer the ride of my Z51 suspension with the softer Koni shocks but stiffer sway bars. Thumbs up

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MIT

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Wed 04 Jul 18 16:44

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


chevrolet wrote (View Post):Did nothing to the C6 today, apart from putting it back in the garage after attending the Nationals. Had to move out the way the used HRE 19/20" FlowForm FF01 wheels & tyres I bought from Adrian Dromey the other week (couldn't resist them). Only problem is they are the orange ones. Laughing

What's the best colour for a silver car when I get them repainted or powder coated (not black)? Any suggestions? Quite like the IPA and that BMW Shadow Chrome look/finish


Youíll have the Honda Civic boys following you with orange wheels! Depends what attention you want.
Personally, I like the ipa colour, looks great on silver on evoís etc.


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chevrolet

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Wed 04 Jul 18 23:13

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Yes, Like the IPA and plain old silver too.


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MIT

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Sat 07 Jul 18 18:15


Electric headlights!
Video makes them seem louder than they are, in the garage etc.

https://youtu.be/5ObD7ajb0kc



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Vetteheadtony

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Sun 08 Jul 18 20:35

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


So been a very busy weekend!
First was a trip to the boot sale with the wife.
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She got some Christmas decorations I hit the rocker panel on the Z06, not happy!
Went home and prepared and painted the drive shafts for the 81 survivor.
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Sunday I went to support our Essex rep Andy at North Weald Cars&Coffee meet, great morning and good company.

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Then went home and serviced the Z06 oil filter and changed the A/C belt for a Gatorback which stopped the chirping noise thanks to Keef at Eurovettes for supplying belt & filter.

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Like to see that 100% before her trip to Devon next week!

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She is still Low mileage for a 2004!

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New shocks fitted to the 81 along with the rebuilt shafts, she be at North Weald Damn Yankees show
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So have I been busy or what?



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MIT

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Sun 08 Jul 18 21:57

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


And all that in a day!
What paint do you use?
All coming along nicely, Iím hoping to be at damn yankees, been speaking to andy, be nice to finally meet!


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