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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-04-2016, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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2016 SS to 2016 SSV Redline conversion pics w some blackout trim

I spent the better part of today doing an exterior conversion of my 2016 PBM SS to 2016 Commodore VF2 SSV Redline specs. I still need to powder coat the wheels black and I'm going to keep the US spec lower grill for now but all of the badges, wheel center caps, and upper grill are 2016 OE parts from down under. I added the PBM side vents and running lamp trim as well. I wanted to keep a little chrome to break up the black in the front so I kept the chrome grill surrounds. Measure twice (or more) and stick them on once. If you plan on doing the doors, REMEMBER that you need to line them up to the ground, NOT the level if you are using one and doing this in your garage. Most garages will be sloped and once you get on level ground the alignment of the door emblems will be wrong if they were straight on a slope. Just something to consider.
















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Nice! I like it.
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That is what I plan on doing on my Heron White.
I'm not sure if I will do the side SS emblems though. I am going to keep the front SS as is just as you have.
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That is what I plan on doing on my Heron White.
I'm not sure if I will do the side SS emblems though. I am going to keep the front SS as is just as you have.
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of the door emblems but I wanted to stay true to the SSV Redine so I decided to put them on.
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To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of the door emblems but I wanted to stay true to the SSV Redine so I decided to put them on.
The side SSs seem more subtile on the black car. --in a good way.
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That's looks fantastic!
Who did you go through on the parts?
Do mind sharing what I would pay for the exact set up?
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That's looks fantastic!
Who did you go through on the parts?
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I went through OPG in Australia for all of the emblems/badges, grill, and wheel center caps. The blackout trim I got from GM Parts Direct. OPG was very easy to work with and I got the items very quickly. I don't really recall exactly how much I paid honestly but I have another thread in the exterior section where I go over everything I got. I think it was around $800 or so IIRC. Karo on here has some items here in the US but I'm not sure how his prices compare to OPG.
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Thanks a lot Eric.
I really appreciate your help.

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One more photo to show how I aligned all of the badges. I just hung them from painters tape and when I got the perfect alignment, I just peeled the backing off and pressed. I used rulers, levels, photos of The SSV Redline, and math to match up the locations. If a badge was a certain height (the physical height or width of the badge itself) in pixels in a photo, I looked at how many pixels seperated the badge from a reference point and got the correct placement from there. Ratios.

And if the edge of the door SS badge on the RT door looks a little closer to the rear than the LT door, that was done on purpose. I lined up the badges to the center of the badge not taking the front S's tail into consideration. So the "SS" is in the same location, but the tail on the first S is further back on the RT and further forward on the LT. I thought this gave the best look rather than the "SS" being off center to the other side.
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