Can I get some feedback on my car?

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  1. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Front grill is wrong. You're missing the "eyebrows" from the parking/signal lights (I forget what they are called). Bad end of the hood is riding up- get that to sit correctly. How do the doors open/shut? Big sag? If so, maybe fix the hinges and striker so they have an "inspiring thump." You could spruce up the N90s with the proper color silver (looks best with black body, IMO, not a fan of black N90s), if you do it on a budget. As noted, you won't get $1000 added from a wheel/tire fix, IMO.

    How does it look inside and under the hood?
     
  2. EricsZ28

    EricsZ28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Gladly :) These are pretty recent.

    Engine Bay:

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    I've since cleaned the steering wheel and removed the cover & gauge pod:
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    Again, steering wheel cover and pillar gauges are now gone. Steering wheel was redyed as well.
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    Back Seats (3 point belts):
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    EricsZ28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The doors shut perfectly. I had the body shop line 'em up after bushing the hinges and replacing the strikers. New weather seals, too. Windows could probably use some adjusting though...

    Agree on the N90's and grill...
     
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    Can the dry-sprayed top of the scoop be sanded and buffed to match the rest of the paint gloss?
     
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    EricsZ28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    On my '80 Z, that is a sticker on the top of the air induction scoop. It is flat black by design. As far as I know, this is factory correct.

    Could I remove it and buff it out? Yeah, that might look pretty good as well.

    P.S. Good eye!
     
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    Oh oops. Apparently I don't know my Z's. Carry on!
     
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    That's a large decal on the scoop, so It looks to me like this is caused by some fading on the decal, so my guess is that a new decal would be the only way to brighten that up.
     
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    I think the engine bay looks fantastic.
    I think the exterior looks good, aside from petty minor things. The grill, I'd leave alone.

    I think the interior looks good, EXCEPT.......
    I would recommend SEM Landau black on the Console & Dash.
    I think it would look ALOT better if it matched the rest of the interior.

    As for the Rims & Tires debate......
    Your rims are some of the better one's I've seen on 2nd gens. So you don't really need to upgrade.
    HOWEVER.......upgrading rims is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get rid of a car IMO.
    Shop Craigslist for used rims if you want, but I think it will absolutely help sell the car.

    Oh yeah, I didn't read the entire thread, but I'd suggest getting a Dyno for the car.
    It will help the buyers believe your HP claims.
     
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    EricsZ28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Great feedback guys!
     
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    If you keep the rims, I would suggest refinishing them .....

    I believe Twisted Metal had a good format to do that, since he has the same rims.
    PM him or search for his rim refreshening thread.

    Good rims help sell a car.
     

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