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Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:55 pm
by Asylum
So unless you have been under my ex-wives rock for the last year you know I have been looking for a set of Indy/GTU wheels for my beautiful, California MINT GTZ.

Found a set. :Yahoo!:

Now I find these wheels just a little too plain so I'm looking for ideas.

I did have a polished set on my 3500 '92 GT with the Corvette closed flags engraved on them. Very nice but already done.

So I'm open to any and all sensible ideas. It's not cheap to engrave these things because they are not flat, and need to be machined, engraved and then re-polished.

Some of my ideas are the "Cars and Concepts" logo. (Yes they are long gone but so are our cars). The IMSA logo. Maybe "W-41".

What would you put on your perfect GTZ!

BTW the car, as if you didn't know, is Semi-pearl white.

All intelligent ideas welcome, and if your idea is used, you get $25 in your PayPal account!

Cheers Folks

:beer:

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:49 am
by ifixalot
No ideas for what to engrave.
However, check out laser engraving, a lot less expensive.

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:00 pm
by themixer
What about engraving cranky old man center caps?
Image

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:18 pm
by Red_Bra_Black_GTZ
themixer wrote:What about engraving cranky old man center caps?
Image


C O M

yup i like...alot

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:15 pm
by Asylum
Smart Asses!!

You two are NOT getting a present for Christmas!

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:38 pm
by Red_Bra_Black_GTZ
pardon me, i have always been referred to as an"educated bum!"

+
hey, i wear at bfest a shirt in your honer, it says "official BFEST old FART. it has been 2 years i wear it.

how about "Grumpy-a-lot"

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:52 pm
by Asylum
Well have it washed for this year.

I'm going!!

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:54 pm
by Red_Bra_Black_GTZ
it will b a pleasure to c u again.

washed, yes, on loan to you....

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:30 pm
by JeffD
I've thought about a good logo for the Beretta for a while now... I thought the crossed flags were good, since it's not just used for Corvette, (think muscle cars with the crossed flag engine badges) W-41 doesn't really make sense to anyone outside of our own GM FWD universe though, LOL.

I've thought that perhaps the suspension package "Z-51" or "Z04" for the GTZ/Z26 would work too. People can relate to the "Z" prefix being a more performance oriented package. I'll make a few samples.

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:16 am
by 3X00-Modified
JeffD wrote:I thought the crossed flags were good, since it's not just used for Corvette, (think muscle cars with the crossed flag engine badges)


Most do that because they are running a corvette engine.

And FE7 would be suspension package for the GTZ... I don't think there was anything Z related in the RPO codes regarding handling, Only Z04 GFX. Z51 was a one off type setup that no GTZ or Z26 came with, just some lonely GT's.

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:02 pm
by Cliff8928
Z04 isn't really directly relating to the appearance package alone. It's a model conversion RPO, similar many other "Z" codes whether they're badged as such or not.

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:36 pm
by JeffD
3x00, I would agree for the most part, but what about impalas with 409s? There never was a factory 409 Corvette so I would assume the crossed flags was simply a performance indicator.
You misunderstand what I meant with the option codes... I should have written it like this; Z51 if you have that suspension option or Z04 if you have a GTZ or Z26 indicating the Z04 body kit.
FE7 would be good, I used to have a strut bar with that option code stylized on it. I thought it looked good. I'm still going to post those samples when I get a moment.

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:21 pm
by 3X00-Modified
What I found when looking it up... Seems it was widely used in the past but not so much in my years and is now being brought back some.

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2012/01/che ... s-because/

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:15 pm
by Asylum
Somebody find a pic of my GTU/Indy wheels in Chicago!

Re: Indy/GTU Centercaps

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:32 pm
by 3X00-Modified
2008 Bfest Niagara, Pre engraving... And 2nd set of rims for that weekend... You started at the hotel with polished cross-lace.