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    Engine bay needing a little TLC

    Ok so another part of the car that I want to move on too is the engine bay, it is needing a little TLC.
    The person who had it painted before I got it, as one can see, battery got sprayed a little, hood struts got a little sprayed and also one can see up on the driver side bracket connected with the hood, it is coming lose.
    So far the only things changed is put the blue oil cap part on there, added the SLP lid, have a nice bellow fixing to go in.
    Also put my new hood struts in, because the driver side one was shot, so replace both with brand new ones.
    Next tried messing with the bracket for the hood part of the hood strut and it failed today, so started looking for some new brackets and found some nice new brackets to be used, these will be mounted in a different spot than the ones already there, but will be secure.
    I do want to do a STB, and probably going to spray it silver. There are a few other items I want to do for the engine bay, but right now it just looks like trash and for sure needs a good cleaning.

    Here is a picture of the disaster for all to see.
    Any suggestions on different add ons to look for, please pass the suggestion on.
    I'll update as stuff gets added

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    Our engine bay was rather dirty when we purchased our car in late 2008. I scrubbed it with simple green, some soft brushes and a sponge, used a gentle water spray and then towel dried it before blow drying it again with compressed air. You should then start the engine and run it a bit as you want to evaporate any remaining water that found its way into the nooks and crannies, especially under the intake.

    On our car, we have an SLP lid with a stock Ram Air decal covering the logo, the cruise control module is tucked behind the PCM, custom Afterthoughts Auto FRC's, a line lock, wire hide mod on the passenger wheel house, removed the secondary air system, I polished the rocker covers, fixed belt tensioner, a "Last of the Breed" head plate, and a battery cover. I think that is about it for appearance mods:

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    Thanks, that looks really clean

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    Where did you get the trans am covers, guessing for the coils?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASh302 View Post
    Where did you get the trans am covers, guessing for the coils?

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    Afterthoughtsauto has them. You can custom order them with any paint, lettering, or emblems that you want for the most part.
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    They are called Corvette Fuel rail Covers (FRC's). Came on the C5.

    There are a few places that sell them finished but they also charge quite a bit of $$$.

    Ebay search you will find quite a few used pairs. I paid $40 for mine. I trimmed up the passenger side so that it will fit, filled in the Corvette lettering, sanded it smooth, attached thermal tape on the underside, then primed and paint to color of my choosing (NBM). It's not hard to do, an easy week end project. I sold mine for $75 in January.

    Also the UMI TSB works very well with the LS6 intake and FRC's, some of the others might not clear.

    In addition to all that Jeff has done with his I also did the wire hide mod on the drivers side as well.

    Emblem Pros is where I get a lot of my dress up stuff for the engine bay.

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    Thanks again for your time on posting pictures and information.
    Very helpful


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    Well just a update, I got the new brackets in for the hood struts, so now its fixed and works like it should. I am ok about the other holes being there, because i'm just happy it is fixed and working.
    only other thing is I added my smooth bellow, but then found a blue one I wish I had gotten, believe the company is JDM and will be making a switch to it down the road, but for right now the black will work fine.
    Still need to do some cleaning under there, but was happy to just get this stuff done for right now

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    - - - Updated - - -

    just showing picture of the bellow
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    I finally found a really good write up on hiding the wires on the pass side and will add that to my list.
    learning so much on the Fbody, thank you all again

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    Worst part about that is drilling the big ass hole in the fender well. Made me cringe, but in the end it was worth it.
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