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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by tommy compton Gotta get one for my powerdome good, guess I'd have to send him a template. ...
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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    Quote Originally Posted by tommy compton View Post
    Gotta get one for my powerdome good, guess I'd have to send him a template.
    tommy ill give you his measurement requirements as soon as he emails them to me. i havent seen them but it sounds like he doesnt need a template. im going to guess and say he uses the same computerized machine to cut the liners that tint shops use to cut teh tint, and he uses to cut the logo that goes on the liner.
    if desired since your hood is shaped different you can have him make it a little bigger then you can trim it to how you like.

    tommy i was going to message you about the 03 and the STB.. i think i remember reading the 03 hood skeleton is different..could i trim sections out to make a stb fit or was it that the 3.2 sits too high and rubs on the STB?

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    Quote Originally Posted by ghettomike View Post
    tommy ill give you his measurement requirements as soon as he emails them to me. i havent seen them but it sounds like he doesnt need a template. im going to guess and say he uses the same computerized machine to cut the liners that tint shops use to cut teh tint, and he uses to cut the logo that goes on the liner.
    if desired since your hood is shaped different you can have him make it a little bigger then you can trim it to how you like.

    tommy i was going to message you about the 03 and the STB.. i think i remember reading the 03 hood skeleton is different..could i trim sections out to make a stb fit or was it that the 3.2 sits too high and rubs on the STB?
    He mentions using a shower curtain for a template, the power dome hood is quite abit different underneath.
    As far as the Stb, the 03 and earlry 04's do have a different hood skeleton, I heard someone cut the hood and could fit a stb. Or you could use the BMR stb for the 3.2, but they are more expensive than a oem cts one. engine clearance will be fine if you use one for the ls2 or cts sport.

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    I'm in

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    hey guys, apparently his email to me went into my junk mailbox, here is what he sent me.
    anyone want to make the CTS template?
    i was flipping through another forum and basically what he does is you just call him and quote the prices he gave me and then you are off to the races.

    his logos can only be 1 color unfortunately. he sent me 3 cadillac ones. 1 is just a cadillac script, one is just "CTS" and the other is a more classic logo.
    im going to get the newer style cadillac emblem on mine, does anyone have a large jpg of one?

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    Here's the procedure for sending me a template from an original Cadillac liner:

    Remember that for correct and proper installation the hood MUST come off the car for installation and 3M #80 spray adhesive found at the Home Depot is what holds it in. Removing the hood, installing the liner and decals and putting it back on the car isn't as hard as most people think. Remember that my aircraft material liner is far superior to the original stock liner and it will NOT reflect heat back towards your intake.

    It's very easy to make a template if you have the original hood liner from your car. All you really need is a vinyl shower curtain from a dollar store and a black Sharpie marker.

    Lay the shower curtain out flat on a large work table or surface; a couple of
    sawhorses and a large piece of plywood works good too. Lay the original
    hoodliner on the shower curtain and then weigh it down with something heavy
    so it doesn't move. Some weights from barbells will do the trick if you have some of those. Try not to cover the mounting holes (if you have those) because those will have to be indicated.

    With the black Sharpie fine point just trace around the edges of the original liner-you can use your free hand to press down the liner edge as you trace around. Indicate the mounting holes and any light cut-out if you have them. When you're done just lift off the weights and the liner, and the pattern will be done. Don't worry if the curtain gets dirty, and you won't need to cut it - I can do that here. All I really need is the outline shape, the mounting hole locations and the light cut-out. If you can, write down the year, make and model of your car onto the curtain - anywhere is fine. Then just mail the shower curtain to me and I'll take care of the rest! Regular 1st Class mail is fine, no need for Priority on your end - I WILL send your completed aircraft material liner and decal via Priority.

    I'm at:

    Gonzalo Duque
    Gonzo Productions
    333 S. Dobson St.
    Westland, MI 48186-8405

    If you can either send me large jpegs or point me in the right direction where I can see the logos the Cadillac owners would want that would be great. Remember I can do them only in one solid color as I'm not set up for multi-color.

    Attached here are a couple of examples of the Cadillac logos I can make. I don't have the wreath logo yet because I need a fairly large jpeg to make a decal out of it.

    Thanks again and give me a call if you have any questions!



    Gonzalo Duque "Gonzo"
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    http://hoodliners.blogspot.com

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    If you did one solid color, is there a method whereby a guy could color it himself, like with DupliColor and masking tape or something? Wouldn't want it to look too ghetto, though.

    Otherwise, I'm liking those pricey ones on that carmotorsports link posted by nikon.
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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    his machine is only set up for single color but i bet if you made the jpg files of the shapes and sizes of the logo you want he would be able to cut it.
    i think that the logo is vynal, usually that is what is used on applications like this...but i could be wrong. best thing to do is contact him to be sure.

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    Definitely interested! Would be interested in a single color "V" emblem..light grey.

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    Do you have to remove the hood to apply the liner?

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    I heard back from Gonzo, and he mentioned that no one has supplied him with the template yet. So, unless someone is already on it I don't mind getting that process started. Once he has that, he can move forward.

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    Hey Guys,
    I had a airbrush artist spray my stock liner.
    Here's a few pics.
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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    my money got distracted with my eibach project, once the template is made and he is able to make them ill probably be ready to buy.

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    Getting ready to send my liner to Gonzo this week. I was also able to get him the 'V' logo, which would be approximately 14" x 3.5". He said he'd determine the final size after the liner is complete.

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    Quote Originally Posted by V's-V View Post
    Hey Guys,
    I had a airbrush artist spray my stock liner.
    Here's a few pics.

    LOOks sick... almost like a flag in the wind..

    on what these look like finished

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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    Quote Originally Posted by shadybx7 View Post
    LOOks sick... almost like a flag in the wind..

    on what these look like finished
    I would definitely get one of these if I didn't already have a slotted Spectre Werkes Hood...



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    Re: Custom cts Hoodliner - group buy feeler

    I am in most def.! Let me know when we can order.

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