: Just showing off my cat...



Cadi Cat
03-11-08, 07:56 PM
I'll be posting updates through out the summer. I can't wait!
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/mcclewj/mycat2-1.jpg

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/mcclewj/mycat-1.jpg

CateraMV6
03-12-08, 09:02 AM
Wow, I saw the pictures, and I almost thought you stole my car... mine used to look exactly the same way... but lets see some pictures from all the way around...

What all have you done to it... ? BTW how the heck do you manage to keep the headlights so clean, mine are getting all foggy, I guess the plastic is getting old... and I am planning to upgrade the projectors and see if I can polish the lenses...


Here is mine in storage last winter, sadly I drove it all this winter and it got ruined, all sorts of chips on the paint and stuff, I guess I have to try and fix as much as I can.... before the summer comes...

Well keep us updated on the progress... or if you wanna check out some of my upgrades you can dig around here or try http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3006002

Dont mean to jack your thread but here are some pics of mine... same CS as yours...

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/Washed%20Catera%2003%2010%202007/DSC08469.jpg
A Year ago...
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/Washed%20Catera%2003%2010%202007/DSC08458.jpg
Today...
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/MV6%20Exterior/DSC00414d.jpg

PEETYZ
03-12-08, 03:58 PM
Nice

Cadi Cat
03-12-08, 07:31 PM
Wow, I saw the pictures, and I almost thought you stole my car... mine used to look exactly the same way... but lets see some pictures from all the way around...

What all have you done to it... ? BTW how the heck do you manage to keep the headlights so clean, mine are getting all foggy, I guess the plastic is getting old... and I am planning to upgrade the projectors and see if I can polish the lenses...


Here is mine in storage last winter, sadly I drove it all this winter and it got ruined, all sorts of chips on the paint and stuff, I guess I have to try and fix as much as I can.... before the summer comes...

Well keep us updated on the progress... or if you wanna check out some of my upgrades you can dig around here or try http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3006002

Dont mean to jack your thread but here are some pics of mine... same CS as yours...

haha, great story actually, my headlights are brand spanking new!! Some lady came barrowling down the parking lot as I was pulling out and she just about took my entire front clip off. I had to get a new bumper cover, impact bar (all that mess) two brand new headlights and one brand new right fog light. So at the shop they also refinished the hood. Before then my lights were getting foggy also, and the bumper cover was beat up from stones and just being on the road. Even tho it really made me mad, I was better off letting my insurance company rebuild my front end! I've got some detailing to do on the outside, the winter really takes its toll.

So far, I've got the euro grill, a new left fog light, led reverse and tail/brake lights, eyelids (still wondering about how those will look), and I also will be putting in hid fogs and new d2s bulbs, mine are still oem. Just waiting for warm weather. Oh I almost forgot. I did this last summer..... I love it!

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/mcclewj/caddy.jpg

Army_MP_From_MO
03-12-08, 08:02 PM
Love the Caddy emblem in the rear window. Where's you pick that up at?

Cadi Cat
03-12-08, 08:13 PM
Love the Caddy emblem in the rear window. Where's you pick that up at?

ebay, it was something like $30. When the sun hits it just right....it's awesome!

callingmonroe
03-12-08, 10:42 PM
sweet ride

Cadi Cat
04-09-08, 03:46 PM
Here's an update. The past few days have been really nice so I was able to get out and detail my cat a little bit. Not done with the grill yet. I'm gonna chrome it and leave the border black as soon as that nice warm not so windy day comes around. New emblem, fender ports. More to come!

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/mcclewj/0409081505a.jpg

CateraMV6
04-09-08, 03:50 PM
What size tires are you running on there...

The grille and emblem look great but you got to do something about the color showing underneath...

Cadi Cat
04-09-08, 04:08 PM
235 45s. They ride very nice and corner nice too! I do need to do something about the grill. Now that I put the new emblem on I'm thinking about leaving it black with chrome border. I'll have to paint the inside of the hood black also. And the cap to the washer fluid. That's shows through too. Or paint it chrome and I won't have to worry about the inside hood color. I've been doing a lot of staring and thinking. Decisions decisions...

mrplease
04-09-08, 06:15 PM
NOW THATS NICE!!!

not feeling the fake side vents though. still its not to bad. but i'm loving that grill!!

sweet catera man! can we get another angle of the car?

passionaterage
04-09-08, 08:38 PM
Wow I just noticed those fake side vents when I read the last post. The car is absolutely beautiful, but it seems people are throwing those vents on any and everything, thinking it looks upscale? It cheapens every car they're put on. Rethink those and your car will look awesome. I think sometimes people go overboard with the accessories, thinking more is better, when actually less is best. I do that myself to my cars sometimes, but I always keep looking and realize it's a little too much, and I go back down a notch. You want to draw attention for the right reasons, because your car is nice, not because you put so much stuff on it. Just my 2 cents..lol

ondale
04-09-08, 09:56 PM
Ok, why can everyone else find the black mesh grill for the 2001 Catera Sport but I can't? Cadi-Cat, please let me know where you found your grill and emblem set. I'm interested cause I like that look better. I too have the Silver 2001 Sport and am going to get the windows tinted and maybe some custom 18" chromes. The black mesh grill IMO is the #1 modification that really make the car look better. Of Course kudos to Catera-MV6 for all the photos and videos and CarDomain. Great effort!!!

mrplease
04-10-08, 01:00 AM
Wow I just noticed those fake side vents when I read the last post. The car is absolutely beautiful, but it seems people are throwing those vents on any and everything, thinking it looks upscale? It cheapens every car they're put on. Rethink those and your car will look awesome. I think sometimes people go overboard with the accessories, thinking more is better, when actually less is best. I do that myself to my cars sometimes, but I always keep looking and realize it's a little too much, and I go back down a notch. You want to draw attention for the right reasons, because your car is nice, not because you put so much stuff on it. Just my 2 cents..lol

good post! your right on the money! couldn't have said it any better. i swear is see those damn fake vents on everything form park avenue buicks to geos and to 300's

eastsidercaddy
04-10-08, 10:53 PM
That's nice all around and especially the grill. I've been trying to get my hands on that HUGE emblem in the front, but blew $300 on 2 Kenwood 12's @2400W and a prefab'd enclosure. Just got it today!! Here's my grill that's a polished aftermarket grill mesh.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/2984000-2984999/2984810_44_full.jpg

Side View

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/2984000-2984999/2984810_47_full.jpg

Cadi Cat
04-11-08, 07:48 PM
good post! your right on the money! couldn't have said it any better. i swear is see those damn fake vents on everything form park avenue buicks to geos and to 300's

It's a personal preferance. Not because everyone has them or to make it look "classy" (I don't think of them that way anyways) but because I like the way it looks. With the shape of the hood and the new grill it just adds that extra sweetness, I think.

Cadi Cat
04-11-08, 07:52 PM
That's nice all around and especially the grill. I've been trying to get my hands on that HUGE emblem in the front, but blew $300 on 2 Kenwood 12's @2400W and a prefab'd enclosure. Just got it today!! Here's my grill that's a polished aftermarket grill mesh.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/2984000-2984999/2984810_44_full.jpg

Side View

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/2984000-2984999/2984810_47_full.jpg

I love the chrome bumper trim! But I think you should run that all the way around the car. Just my opinion. I also like the chrome lip on the hood. I'm going to paint the rain guards and trim around the windows chrome. It's a cadillac. Cadillacs need chrome!

Cadi Cat
04-11-08, 07:56 PM
Ok, why can everyone else find the black mesh grill for the 2001 Catera Sport but I can't? Cadi-Cat, please let me know where you found your grill and emblem set. I'm interested cause I like that look better. I too have the Silver 2001 Sport and am going to get the windows tinted and maybe some custom 18" chromes. The black mesh grill IMO is the #1 modification that really make the car look better. Of Course kudos to Catera-MV6 for all the photos and videos and CarDomain. Great effort!!!

I got them both separate off ebay. The grill is only found on the uk ebay site. I forget which company I got mine at but only a few of them ship to the U.S. It was about $160 with shipping. Took about 3-4 weeks to get here. For the emblem just search cadillac emblem on ebay and there will be many to choose from. Mine came off of a DTS!

ondale
04-11-08, 09:38 PM
Thanks. I am watching a grill now that is by the German company
Tuning-Markt-com. How did you affix the emblem to the grill.
Also are you keeping it black or are you going to get it chromed?

Cadi Cat
04-12-08, 12:48 PM
I've decided to keep it black and chrome the border. I just used 3m automotive trim and emblem tape. It holds pretty well.

eastsidercaddy
04-12-08, 02:13 PM
thanks. i haven't really got any applause on the bumper chrome. that stuff only comes in a small package about 10 feet long. It's $20 a pack and I need about 2 more....anyways those pics are old and just replaced my rear air shocks with the 2004 gto replacement Monroe Sensatracs. Lowers the rear about an inch for my car and much better ride and stance. I fixed the grill so it would come flush with the top hood chrome. I need a new emblem as mine is far too small to be see far away....so many people say it doesn't look like a Cadillac (in an impressed way).