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Given the road conditions, especially down in Houston, you might want to invest in some clear Lexan headlight protectors. Probably don't want to try to find more of those if a rock breaks one.
 

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Good point parts will become harder and harder to find as time goes on, will those lexan covers yellow and fade as they get older?

Are the pics working now?
 

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Good point parts will become harder and harder to find as time goes on, will those lexan covers yellow and fade as they get older?
Yes, but they are usually easy to remove and polish off - and depending on design can prevent your actual headlight lenses from yellowing and going opaque.
 

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Cannot believe I missed this thread. Nice Commodore (refuse to call it the US name), love the color too. So happy to see the dumb bow tie come off and the "angry lions" as you put it are on. So someone in the neighborhood has one with the Holden badges, love it. I'd give anything for a VE or VF SSV Ute myself.
 
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Cannot believe I missed this thread. Nice Commodore (refuse to call it the US name), love the color too. So happy to see the dumb bow tie come off and the "angry lions" as you put it are on. So someone in the neighborhood has one with the Holden badges, love it. I'd give anything for a VE or VF SSV Ute myself.
Thanks

A ute would have been awesome and had Bob Lutz gotten his way before Pontiac was killed we would have gotten some over here.

If Dodge made the charger with a manual there would have been a good chance I would have gotten one of those instead of the Commodore.
 

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A ute would have been awesome and had Bob Lutz gotten his way before Pontiac was killed we would have gotten some over here.
I was chomping at the bit for that to happen after I saw the Pontiac nose on a Ute when it was almost a thing. I would of done everything at all possible to get one including selling at that time my entire game and vintage knife collection. I loved the El Camino and Ranchero and once I found out about the Ute as a teenager (VR model) I was addicted to the thought of getting one. The VX was probably the first one I truly lusted after. ;)

GM should of never killed Pontiac. Buick and GMC were better to of been killed off. One was irrelevant and the other was redundant. Pontiac actually had an interesting and decent looking line up by comparison.

If Dodge made the charger with a manual there would have been a good chance I would have gotten one of those instead of the Commodore.
You're not alone. This is a complaint that a ton of my fellow MOPAR people make and thus they end up with either the Commodore (SS) or just buy a Challenger. If I didn't have bum knees I would of probably have bought a used G8 GXP or an SS retrofitted with all Holden badgery and some HSV goodies.
 

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So this happened on Saturday, I am not really a fan of the stock wheels but the copper/bronze color looks pretty good with the red. When I get them powder coated I will probably go for a little darker color with more metallic.



 

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I'm not sure about the wheel color, but I'm just glad to see it not-flooded :D. No clue which part of town you're in, but it appears it was one that was at least not too close to the Buffalo Bayou or something alike :D
 

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We are in Tomball north west of downtown on the very north side of Harris county. We did not have any issues in our neighborhood thankfully.

I know bronze/copper on red is a take it or leave it comob and depends a lot on the car, I decided to try it for the fact everyone has done black and some form of grey with red for a reason there are not many colors that work with red. If I can get the right base and top coat combinations maybe more of a bronze color it would look better.

I am thinking about using a flat black base coat on the face of the wheel and maybe a gunmetal base coat on the inside of the spokes with the same top coat color to give it some depth.
 

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Been busy with the car lately, got a paint correction and ceramic coating along with having the upper window trim wrapped flat black. I also swapped out the chrome interior trim for the factory piano black pieces I picked up in Brisbane last month. You will also notice the six piston calipers are a different color than what i had previously posted. Turns out one of the bleeder valves was stripped and from my research I really didn't feel comfortable having it re tapped or using a helicoil on a caliper. Turns out a guy in Detroit was trading in his SS on a Z06 and sold me his calipers for dirt cheap. I also added an MGW shifter, if any of you have a car they make a shifter for you really need to consider buying one.

While at the dealer picking up the trim pieces they had a few dinosaurs sitting in the show room.


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I have to say the red and deep bronze color looks ace. How's the MGW?
 

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Thanks I got the idea from a charger, they have a similar color combo from the factory. The MGW is amazing, it makes shifting feel that much more mechanical, the clicks and how it shifts from gear to gear is a completely different feeling from any other manual trans I have used. The short shifter on my STi cleaned up some of the play and reduced the throw but this is on a different level I highly recommend them.
 
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