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This is a discussion on Tacky? within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; So I'm doing appearance mods right now. When I bought the car it looked like a six banger, so I ...

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    So I'm doing appearance mods right now. When I bought the car it looked like a six banger, so I went with the 69 style z28 badges, painted the calipers red to set it off. My next job is the black hockeys, I've had my mind set on the ones I wanted for a while now, but when I decided on them I didn't have the z28 fender badges, the plan was to have a bowtie insert at the front of the stripe, would that clash with the fender badge too much? Here's a pic to kinda see what I'm working with here..


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    IMO could be slight overbadging. Hockey stripe by itself wouldn't look bad though. Just one opinion though, you do what you like, and screw what I think

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    Yeah, I'm leaning towards the plain stripe now, thanks for your opinion! Very nice SS you got there btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticZ View Post
    Yeah, I'm leaning towards the plain stripe now, thanks for your opinion! Very nice SS you got there btw
    Thanks, she's getting old, but still kicking (minus a power steering pump issue). 203k miles

    Your Z is definitely nice looking as it is. It's funny how little things like changing badges make you look at a car with a totally different perspective. Once you get the stripes, all you really need visually IMO would be wheels

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    Move the Z badges to the front instead of even having the bowtie.

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    If mine were Arctic, I'd do a black plastic insert grill in satin finish like the SS but without the "SS" emblem of course.

    Then the whisper mod in black, and the RS spoiler lip (in white), then do the burger in satin black..
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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    Move the Z badges to the front instead of even having the bowtie.
    Another good idea, of course. Jaison pretty much knows his stuff when it comes to aesthetics.

    It would be a bit awkward if you had the hockey stripe, but left the badges behind the fender...good catch J

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    i think the factory z-28 badges with the hockey stripe would look decent. i prefer the GS stripes like i have on mine jsut because there suttle and break up all the single color on the car

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    Smittro, ima look into the whole rs spoiler lip idea, sounds neat. i made a quick paintshop of what i first had in mind, which includes the bowtie at the front of the stripe, which i most likely will not do. im more worried about the stripe and fender badges being goofy looking now. keep in mind im not an artist


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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticZ View Post
    Smittro, ima look into the whole rs spoiler lip idea, sounds neat. i made a quick paintshop of what i first had in mind, which includes the bowtie at the front of the stripe, which i most likely will not do. im more worried about the stripe and fender badges being goofy looking now. keep in mind im not an artist

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    can you get the stripe solid where that bowtie is? so it's one continous black line, then install the Z badges over the black? The next thing I would suggest is apply the existing sripes, less the bowtie, and *have someone* make a z emblem that fits that long-thin location (like a c6 styled z28) which is the polar opposite of the vintage vibe you're trying to establish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Another good idea, of course. Jaison pretty much knows his stuff when it comes to aesthetics.

    It would be a bit awkward if you had the hockey stripe, but left the badges behind the fender...good catch J
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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    can you get the stripe solid where that bowtie is? so it's one continous black line, then install the Z badges over the black? The next thing I would suggest is apply the existing sripes, less the bowtie, and *have someone* make a z emblem that fits that long-thin location (like a c6 styled z28) which is the polar opposite of the vintage vibe you're trying to establish.

    Is this what you are thinking?


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    More like this, but with your emblem




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    i had that in mind also, but he said "long-thin" location, kinda made me think of the one i drew up, ive never seen someone do that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticZ View Post
    i had that in mind also, but he said "long-thin" location, kinda made me think of the one i drew up, ive never seen someone do that before.
    True, and it still would look good how you have it drawn. I'm not sure your retro badges would fill that gap either. I think your second render there will look great


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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    More like this, but with your emblem

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    yes, this. so i guess they don't make the stripe in a solid version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    yes, this. so i guess they don't make the stripe in a solid version?
    I'd have to look around, not something I've really ever had in mind for my car, so i never gave it much attention. Surely there is someone out there who makes a solid stripe. 4th circle has a none option for text, but I bet they still leave the gap.


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    old pix of my zee with hockey stripes and yes you can fill in the gap its just how you put the decal on. Like now I have no gap with my hockey stripe but here I have L S 1 in the gap. also I left my chrome z28 badges on and you tell me if its to much and clashes with the hockey strips.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG] and now this is how it look with the hockey stripes[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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