Project code name - Never Satisfied

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1981LT1, Jan 7, 2017.

Shaved Door Handles?

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  1. 1981LT1

    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Since I am at a decent stopping point on the car while I wait for parts to arrive, I have been working my bathroom that I starting demo'ing about 8 months ago. I finally got my swatches from TMI today so I can finally go to the paint store and get the interior paint to get my stuff to match the new seats. I baught a lot of parts on Saturday so once they arrive I can get back on putting the finishing touches on everything. I am also planning on dropping off my rear seats, dash, and console to get some quotes to get them covered in the same material as my seats. The only thing I am struggling with is my door panels. Since I originally had my speakers mounted in my doors, and I really don't want to cut holes in my brand new doors, I need to figure out how to build up my original door panels and then take to get them covered, or do I attempt to cover them myself?
     
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    I've seen that thread before. That is something I am thinking of doing.
     
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    Looks like I got the parts I ordered last week (I haven't dug through the boxes yet). I was able to get my new tail light lenses installed tonight. Unfortunately, I forgot I am still missing my reverse light bulbs so I can't completely cross that them off the list yet.

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    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    And here are the new ones...

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    1981LT1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'll get some pics of them installed tomorrow when I have some decent lighting.
     
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    Here are the new tail light lenses installed. Some of you may notice I upgraded to the Z28 option. I think the black ties in nicely with the black trim around the windows and the black headlight trim up front.

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    This month is turning out to be quite expensive! All of the interior and exterior trim pieces I bought rang in at about $1500. On top of that, I have made the decision to get rid of the FiTech system and will be replacing it with the GM Performance LS3 controller kit (here). I was originally going to use the GM kit but for some reason I thought the FiTech system would be better. I was completely wrong. I don't want to publicly announce why I am utterly disappointed with the fitech setup (you can pm me if you want the details), but lets just say it's a cheap system for a reason. It's a good system if you literally want to plug it in a do absolutely nothing with it. Unfortunately, I am not that way and I want to be able to dig deep in the tune and squeeze everything out of it. And, I really wanted to use the GM drive by wire system which fitech doesn't support either. So, after another $1400 spent today (I was able to use my buddies employee discount), and whatever the interior shop is going to charge me to redo the rear seats, dash, and console, I think my credit card company is going to really like me :)
     
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    Did you consider the Holly system? Keith at Custom Works, swears by that system,says you can tune it easier then the GM system.
     
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    I did look at Holley but the cost was higher than I wanted. Obviously, that is no longer the case but not much I can do about that now.
     

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