Plasti Dipped Bow Tie

Plasti Dipped Bow TiePlasti Dipped Bow TiePlasti Dipped Bow TieWas wanting to do this for a while, finally got around to it. The golden Chevy bow tie just didn’t fit in with the rest of the Camaro. Thought about painting the bow ties front and rear. Still might, but I wanted to see how they’d look first with the same Hot Red that the rest of the car is painted. I’d never used Plasti Dip before, but decided to give it a try. Checked out some good youtube videos first just to see how this stuff works and it looks pretty straight forward. Prep the part as if you were going to paint it. Do a very light first coat, light second coat and a heavier third coat. Tape pulled away fine (hense the light coat first) and the end result was awesome, couldn’t be more pleased.

J C Higgins Cooler Update

Corona CoolerCorona CoolerCorona CoolerCorona CoolerCorona CoolerI’ve been wanting to do this for a while and finally found a company in Virginia to reproduce the proper graphics for me. Last year for Fathers Day, Lenora got me a vintage J C Higgins cooler for the Mabel. Of coure, no vintage Beetle would be complete without a Corona cooler (which you can still buy)….I took a short cut on this one and purchase the graphics separately. Very pleased with the turn out. 🙂

Daisy’s Summer Shades

Daisy's Summer ShadesDaisy's Summer ShadesDaisy got her summer shades today thanks to Pro Tint in Huntington, WV. We’ve been using Pro Tint for over 16 years and have never been disappointed. They always do a great job and the quality tint they use is the best! Daisy got 5% and it’s dark!

Ruby, Our 2015 Camaro Hot Wheels RS (repost)

2015 Camaro RS Hot Red2015 Camaro RS Hot Red2015 Camaro RS Hot RedThis past Thursday, we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and decided to treat ourselves to a 1:1 Hot Wheels. So we welcome our new 2015 Hot Red Camaro RS to the Boyd family. Weve only been driving it for a few days now, but so far, were very pleased with it. There are a few subtle mods planned for the near future, but overall, shell remain stock. Lenora has named her Ruby.

2015 Splitter Installation2015 Splitter Installation2015 Splitter Installation2015 Splitter Installation2015 Splitter InstallationOne thing I wanted to do to our new Camaro was install the same splitter available on the ZL1. After looking at numerous aftermarket splitters, I decided to go with a stock GM supplied splitter. (part #22997426) I also wanted it painted matte black to match the rear fascia. Unfortunately, I couldnt order it in matte black, but I could order in gloss black. So I ordered the gloss black splitter and 3 days later, it was delivered. Installing this isnt for the faint hearted. The splitter is a functional accessory that changes the aerodynamics of your vehicle. Its not a cheap, snap-on piece of plastic. The mounting hardware is precise and if you dont install it correctly, you can easily screw up your front clip. The splitter has 42 mounts that hold it in place and if you dont install the mounting hardware correctly, it simply will not fit correctly. A very costly mistake. The first evening, I spent many hours sanding the gloss black splitter with 800 grit sandpaper, prepping the surface for the matte black paint and cleaning it thoroughly before painting it. This was the easy part. By the next morning, the paint was dry and turned out perfectly. Next came the hard part. Installing the mounting hardware was very nerve wracking. I was about to drill 25 holes into the front clip of a brand new car. Needless to say, I measured more than 1 time. More like 30 times. Once I was satisfied I had the mounting hardware where it needed to be, I started drilling. A couple of hours later, the mouting hardware was secure and it was time to fit the splitter. It fit perfectly and I was relieved. So, if this is something youd consider doing to save yourself about 300 dollars, I say go for it. Just be patient. Measure more than once, twice or even three times. Im very pleased with the end result.

New TintNew TintNew TintAfter owning Ruby for a few months now, we finally got around to getting her windows tinted. This morning, Lenora took her to Pro Tint to have 15% put on all around. I usually go with 5% all around, but this car is hard enough to see out of without tint, so we decided to go a shade lighter. Still dark, but not too dark. Very pleased with the results.

2017 Dodge Charger Daytona

2017 Dodge Charger Daytona2017 Dodge Charger Daytona2017 Dodge Charger Daytona2017 Dodge Charger DaytonaToday we picked up our 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona. An early Mothers Day gift for Lenora. We were looking at the Challengers as well, but even though the kids are grown, we still felt the need for a family car with some attitude. This thing is a beast and so much fun to drive. Punch the accelerator and she’ll lay you back in your seat in a heartbeat. More fun times ahead!