: vizual mods update: shady



shadybx7
12-17-11, 11:19 AM
This is what she looked like a few years back..
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/june26th/DSCF6509.jpg
then I painted the grille But it started to chip a few months after i painted it so wanted to give Plati-Dip a try-- old look:
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0178.jpg
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/DSCF4763.jpg
New:::::
I finally got some free time and did a few mods.
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0786.jpg
A buddy with a e46 M3 hooked me up with the contact info for Dallas Steering wheel.. did a group buy and got 10% off
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0795.jpg
the Black Alcantara, silver stitching with 1/16 padding and its perfect IMO, i wouldn't go any thicker. The wheel was already pretty big and i didnt want it to stick out to much. The quality is top notch and worth the money to me.
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0785.jpg
I think it looks similar to the swayyyde OEM V2 wheel. Just pulled the battery terminal, let it sit while i was painting the front and then did the swap in less then 10mins. broke the spindle nut loose. banged on the while 2-3 times. Didn't need a steeringwheel puller at all. The wheel is not pressed on. You cant mess up the install either. the splines only line up one way. one of the easiest mods i have ever done.
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0784-1.jpg
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0779.jpg
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0778.jpg
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0775.jpg
I may go back to the Chrome Cadillac Crest and coat of arms. don't know yet.. Looking for some feed back..
I'm also looking for a used Air deflector to complete the look. don't feel like payin $120 for a rubber strip so its gone for now
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0761.jpg
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0757.jpg
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0750.jpg
cardboard to protect the radiator. nothing special needs to be done for prep. just needs to be clean and dry.. if you mess up it peels right off
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0730.jpg
the Black Alcantara matches the seats well in person.
http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii384/shadybx7/IMG_0727.jpg

CadzillaTN
12-18-11, 01:19 AM
That wheel looks nice!. What's a large ballpark figure on that mod?

jnrandall
12-18-11, 01:39 AM
Looking sweet!

Twitch
12-18-11, 07:08 AM
That wheel looks nice!. What's a large ballpark figure on that mod?

http://ls1tech.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v/1487601-steering-wheel-darn-skinny.html

Go with the 1/8" padding if you want it thicker. The 1/16" is a hair thicker than stock.

thebigjimsho
12-18-11, 11:52 PM
illest. lulz.

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The rest looks good, though...

mberisha
12-19-11, 05:30 AM
fo' sho'