My C7

Upgrading my C7 with all factory ZO6 GM panels.   the left and right front fenders,  the left and right rear quarters,  the rear bumper,  the left and right rocker panels which are also the front and rear door jams, the factory  ZO6 white taillights,  the special carbon fiber option panels,  which include the front spliter, the left and right rocker panels, the rear spoiler,  the front fender side inserts, the hood insert and the tailight bezels (are all real carbon fiber pieces.   also the front and rear emblems and the rear corvette word are also carbon fiber.    I'm repainting the complete car over with a special high met. silver with a charcoal design on the complete hood and part of the front fenders.   I'm painting the lower rear bumper panel to match the body color.   Any of the inserts that don't come in carbon fiber will be painted the charcoal color.    I'll start on it as soon as my 62 is done.    I already sanded, primed and put on a couple coats of silver on the new panels, just so all the edges that are covered when they are installed will have color on them.   All of the panels will be repainted when I paint the complete car.

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sanded, primed the ZO6 parts and resanded them to put on a couple coats of color.    They will be sanded and repainted when I do the complete paint.   this is just to cover areas that we can't get to later.

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Started on the right side to remove the door to get at the front and rear of the door jam and the rocker panel.    It was glued on so hard from the factory, we had to take it off in pieces.    ground down all the edges that we need to reglue the new rocker, door jams back on.

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installing the door jams and rocker panels, starting to put the new ZO6 fenders and quarter panels on.  ALSO Drilled the holes for the new rear ZO6 carbon fiber spoiler.& removing soft top and trunk lid.

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painted the new ZO6 grille charcoal to match the second color that I'm using for my design.   painted the soft top inserts from black to silver to show up better after we paint the rear design charcoal.

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getting ready to paint...a lot of taping and sanding. still have the front and rear bumpers, trunk lid, soft top lid to sand yet.

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PAINTED THE SPECIAL SILVER BASE,  TAPED UP THE DESIGN THIS MORNING THAT WE WILL DO IN THE CHARCOAL COLOR (SAME COLOR AS MY 62),   WILL SPRAY THE CHARCOAL DESIGN TODAY AND CLEAR IT THIS AFTERNOON.   MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT A DAY OR TWO BEFORE SANDING BECAUSE WE PUT ON 6 COATS OF CLEAR,  AND MIGHT NEED MORE DRYING TIME THEN USUAL. 

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FINISHED PAINTING,  NOW A LOT OF WET SANDING AND THAN THE FUN TO START PUTTING IT TOGETHER

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JUST HAVE TO PUT THE DOORS TOGETHER,   MIRRORS, SPEAKERS, WEATHERSTRIP, ETC.  THAN IT WILL GO ON THE LIFT TO INSTALL THE CARBON FIBER FRONT SPOILER AND THE SIDE SKIRTS.

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THE FINISHED PROJECT ....

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