Corvette Performance - Doin two at the same time...




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Cobra4B
02-21-2010, 09:18 PM
Gauge clusters... whatd you think I was talking about :emb:

Swapped the gauge bezels out of the Z06 cluster to the vert cluster... also installed my C6Z06 shifter w/ new shift boot and new HU w/ XM integrated. Final pics were taken after getting back from dinner, the flash doesnt do any of it justice. A few bits of brushed aluminum in the right places really spruces up the C5 interior.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3845.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3848.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3846.jpg

Clusters apart...
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3849.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3851.jpg

Part getting swapped
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3850.jpg

Bezels installed on the red cars cluster
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3852.jpg

Done
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3854.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3855.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3856.jpg

Thanks to my buddy Jay for helping out w/ the stereo install and soldering :beer:


Cobra4B
02-22-2010, 07:52 AM
Took a few better pics this morning in the natural light...

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3858.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3861.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3859.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/cvbowers/2003%20Corvette%20Convertible/DSCF3860.jpg

~JOSHUA
02-22-2010, 12:21 PM
Personally, the Zo6 cluster is a *must* in any C5 I own... if I ever had to start over and got a non-Zo6 I'd still have to swap in the cluster. It would be the 1st mod I would do.

I never liked the base cluster, it must be the Italized lettering and the checkerboard pattern on that Z helps..not to mention a more robust redline that anyone would have with better valvesprings/tuning/MORE.


Cobra4B
02-22-2010, 12:25 PM
Why would you want a cluster that says "Z06" right on it in a non-Z06 car? Sure if you could get it w/ the standard emblems it'd be a nice upgrade, but otherwise it's poser satus IMO.

~JOSHUA
02-22-2010, 03:32 PM
I couldn't care less if the tach had the logo on it.... it looks GREAT compared to the base cluster.

Cobra4B
02-22-2010, 04:50 PM
Ah... sorry I just couldnt do that. Plus in this case the Z06 cluster had to go back in my Z06.

BlownVette 2001
02-23-2010, 02:29 AM
Ah, nothing like adding your personal touches. Looks good.

BlownVette 2001
02-23-2010, 02:31 AM
I couldn't care less if the tach had the logo on it.... it looks GREAT compared to the base cluster.

I agree, the Z06 cluster does look good, but you know how some guys are about keeping certain items like Z06 badges, etc out of non-Z06 cars.

~JOSHUA
02-23-2010, 08:00 AM
I was thinking about this more last night... (lots to think about when you're slaving away sanding a cylinder head getting ready to polish):bang:

I decided that I wouldn't like the Zo6 logo on a non-Zo6 car, but I would have to have the gauges, so what I would do is....

Get a decal made that I could overlay on the Zo6 part. Yes I know that part wouldn't light up at night, but having an oval "sticker" with a matching color format but with a special tie-in to my car (perhaps something about supercharged or ???) it would look at home during the day... and I know what that black oval at night stood for.

$0.02

Cobra4B
02-23-2010, 08:34 AM
Actually the C5 gauges are front lit with special black lights on each side of the cluster. The only things backlight are the warning lights etc. So your idea would work just fine.

~JOSHUA
02-23-2010, 01:52 PM
^ I just learned something new today... thanks!! :)

RandomTask
02-25-2010, 10:37 PM
THat looks great brian!

Cobra4B
02-26-2010, 12:08 AM
Thanks man... goes a long way to spruce up whats becoming a dated interior.

DocT
03-01-2010, 01:38 PM
Looks outstanding...good work! I dont think it's posing either...it would be if they were outside, but not on the dash...I like it. :cheers:

Cobra4B
03-01-2010, 04:18 PM
Just to clarify I swapped bezels from my Z06's cluster to my vert's cluster... didn't put a Z06 cluster in my vert.

WKMCD
03-01-2010, 04:44 PM
Just to clarify I swapped bezels from my Z06's cluster to my vert's cluster... didn't put a Z06 cluster in my vert.

Why did you put the Z06 cluster in the vert??? :jest:

locrzn
03-01-2010, 06:26 PM
Man I thought you were talking about doing to chicks. lol

demarco313
03-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Looks good OP..Im still trying to find out where i can buy this. I dont need the whole cluster, just the paperback thing with the 6500 redline. Does anyone know where i can find one?? thanks