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Old 03-02-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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Talking C3 Chrome Bumper Conversion and Flares Flares Flares!!

Custom Image Corvettes is proud to introduce it's new custom fiberglass division.

This has taken along time to get this together and I am so happy that it is finally going. I couldn't have done it with out the countless hours of help from my dad. I need to give a huge shout out to the World Famous Fiberglass Mike for coming over to Iowa for 2 weeks to help make the molds and help train me on production of fiberglass parts. And of course to Mistress and Kaos for donating their gorgeous black paint jobs so that all of you can have flared chrome bumper Corvettes!

Call me or email me to place your order and to get pricing and further details.

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Ok so the moment that all of you have been waiting for.... The official chrome bumper conversion kits are available for order!!!! :rock: as well as front and rear flares.

Here are the details of what I am currently offering.

- Mistress and Kaos rear flares. These are not your ordinary flares, each style has had hundreds of hours of refining and blending. These things hug your wheels and flow naturally with the curves of your C3. And the best part, for those of you that may not be an expert at body work, these flares come as a complete quarter panel with an alignment flange. All you have to do is hook the new panel on and cut it and the original panel below with a die grinder at the binding strip and then you will have a perfectly matched edge at which you can glue the new fender on and then just blend at the bonding strips.

- Kaos front flares that are available as a complete quarter panel. Same procedure as the rears except that you will need to install your choice of gills/vents.

- Mistress filled front fenders. These are stock style fenders except that they have been reworked to look like they are flared to match the rears.

- Chrome bumper front hood surrounds. Long hood and short hood.

- Rear bolt on chrome bumper conversion bumper cover for 1974-1982 Corvettes. Yes that is correct bolt on. For those of you that hate your plastic rear bumpers but maybe have a good paint job or are not up to the task of the conversion than this is for you. Take your crappy rubber bumper off and bolt this one on. It even has the late model side marker lights so you can reuse yours. You should be able to reuse your factory crash bar underneath. I am still fine tuning these but they are available for pre-order. You will either have to custom fabricate brackets to support a set of chrome bumpers or wait till I have the fiberglass knock offs done. I am going to be casting the factory chrome bumpers out of fiberglass and then have them chromed so that they can simply bolt onto the bumper cover.

- Custom Image modified chrome bumper conversion for 68-82 Corvettes. Tired of the same old looking chrome bumper rear end. Well you guys will love these. There are again two options, the Kaos and the Mistress. Each one has an "enhanced" duck tail spoiler. The Mistress goes out and up, but goes up alot higher. Kaos goes out and up but goes out farther creating a really cool cove look under the spoiler. Each of them has the modern C5 rear script and soon will have the option of a C6 rear script and can have the lower valance panel molded in. You can also have just the option of either spoiler or just the rear C5 script. Lots of options here.


No I don't have any pictures of the actual parts yet but I will very soon. I am also working on alot of other cool custom parts for the C3 vettes.

Coming soon.

An all new hood style!

1 piece targa top

lower front spoiler

stock fenders and quarter panels for 68-72 corvettes.

convertible rear deck

convertible deck lid

the list shall keep growing...



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Old 03-02-2011, 11:32 PM   #2
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Both looks really good
But the mistress is sweet, wow what a difference 

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Nice work Josh, If only I could afford the rubber to fill those puppies!



Those pipes look great.......oh the sleepless nights of anticipation



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I'm interested in the bolt on cover price.

Another product you might think of adding, a bare shell C3 hardtop, so people can do the vert conversion without spending a fortune.
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I am also interested in price and pictures for the bolt on chrome rear bumper.

Can you describe the taillight molds? Typically the after market taillight molds aren't very friendly and require work. I'll want to simply transfer my housings and wiring with 'bolt in' ease.

VERY interested in this for my '77.
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Should be very COOL! Hey,whats brewing under the hood of the mistress!I see an intercooler???Now we are talkin!
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Thats one great looking Vette. Can't wait to see it done.
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I'm interested in the bolt on cover price.

Another product you might think of adding, a bare shell C3 hardtop, so people can do the vert conversion without spending a fortune.
I absolutly agree with this, id like a bolt on bumper either way, but the ability to convert the vette to a drop top is very very intriguing...do it!

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I am very interested in the bolt on kit.

I noticed that the pic of Mistress has the two exhaust ports..... do you make the bolt on without the exhaust ports? For those of us who have sidepipes?
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Boy am I glad my project has been delayed. I would have been bummed out if I had already bought my rear bumper. Is there any plans for a front bumper? I sure hope they are affordable. Ill keep my eyes open waiting for pictures and prices.
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Man, my wife is gonna be pissed when she sees the charges on the credit card next year.hehe

Totally sick.
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I wanna see a chrome bumper TILT front end.
I want one so bad but, don't want the *batmobile* look of the mako style with the high front fenders..
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Geat job, need pic's of bumper
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I have been very busy working on molds.... so please forgive any delayed responses that may come from me.

Short recap.

Convertable conversion - yes I am working on it now.

Chrome front end conversion - yes I am working on it now.


Here is alittle insight to what I am doing. I am making all parts with reference points. I am trying to make it so that even a novice can do the conversions without fear of screwing up their cars.

Big thing on the flares. When you buy flares you generally get just the flare. What people don't understand is how long it takes to correctly attach the flare and how many hours are involved with smoothing and blending of the flare. My flares have a truly round, tire hugging opening, no flat spots. They also have the transitions built in on the bottoms that usually have to be hand fabricated. My flares come as a whole quarter panel. All you have to do is attach at the bonding strips and that is the easiest spot to do the blending because there are no compound curves. The investment in time that you and/or your body man will save will pay for the flares alone. You will save thousands in body work labor.

I will have pictures soon, I promise. Here are some rough prices


Right now I am looking at $900-$1100 for a set of 4 flared quarter panels.

Bolt on chrome bumper conversion - stock style $500

Bolt on chrome bumper conversion - Custom Image style $550

Chrome bumper conversion - graft on style $550

I will also have just the C5 script available and the enhanced spoiler options for the chrome bumper rear ends.


Everything is about ready. I am trying to gauge the interest in specific items that way I can gear up for production.

Obviously looks like I am going to be busy...
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