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  1. I decided I would make a listing of the all time best Government Motors trucks of all time. I HOPE YALL ARE AWARE THAT THIS IS JUST MY OPINION. BUT I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THIS LIST IS DAMN NEAR PERFECT. I know this because I am a Chevrolet enthusizt. List going from best to worst: 1) T1XX-easily the best gm truck gm has ever designed. I love my rst and am thinking about a trail boss due to my love of spacer lifts. 2) GMT400-kinda hot tbh it’s just a lil’ uglee 3)K2XX-I like the Z71s and Custums 4) Squarebody-not bad...just a lil’ too square lol 5) gt900-so hot and reliable af. Honestly I put this above Squarebody. 6)trucks made in late 60s to before squarebody (idgaf what they’re called...Dey ugly tho) honorable mention: el Camino is May B best truck of all time in my correct opinion
  2. I just picked up my 2019 Colorado Z71. I have to say I wasn’t a fan of the bow tie emblems. They just seemed so large for the size of truck and with the gold the stood out to much and it didn’t flow well. I looked at buying the black emblem but then I remembered my son and I used black Plasti Dip paint on his car so I taped the logo off and tried it. I think it turned out pretty good and the color matched the black on the rest of the truck. This Plasti Dip paint is pretty impressive. If you don’t like it you just peal it off. I thought I would share this.
  3. Looking for opinions on spray in bedliner's Rhino line VS vortex liners The rhinoline will cost me about 525 vortex around 600. What's the differences? What's better or worse? Thanks for opinions
  4. So, I got this with my Centennial Edition Bowtie emblems. Figured if anyone wants a template for when they swap out the back Bowtie, they can use this to square it up. I printed it up and compared it to the original template I got, all lines match up. Just print on a regular 8.5x11 sheet. 2017-18_Silverado_Colorado_Rear_Bowtie_Template.pdf
  5. Zane & Josh Merva GM-Trucks.com Ready to make your truck stand out in the crowd? Swap your stock Chevy or GMC emblem in for something that really stands out, a color matched billet aluminum insert. We install and review a set from American Brother Designs. Product Reviewed & Cost: American Brother Designs GMC Color Matched Billet Emblem Inserts: $124.99 w/free shipping What is it: A solid billet aluminum insert painted to match most GM stock colors and also available in chrome, flat black, and multiple camo variations. Available for 2007+ Chevrolet bowtie and GMC letter replacements. Tested On: 2011 GMC Sierra All-Terrain Extended Cab SLT Here is how we installed a black color matched insert on our 2011 GMC Sierra: Wash vehicle We always like to start with a clean surface to work around. By removing any dirt and grime you reduce the chance of scratching your vehicle while working around and on it. Cut out and apply guide letters ABD includes a template for each kit that you can use to help remove your truck’s stock insert. We then cut out each letter and taped it over our Sierra’s front GMC emblem. Drill out holes in the letters or bowtie After the template is in place we used the tip of a drill bit to mark each hole we’d be drilling. Starting slowly, we drilled holes in our emblem at the marked spots. We took special care to not drill too deeply. Carefully pry out the original insert If you have a 2014 and newer truck the purpose of drilling the emblems are to remove support tabs. If you have a 2013 and earlier truck, you’re simply weakening the emblem and the adhesive that holds it on. If your emblem is attached using adhesive, slowly pry away the insert pieces taking special care to not scratch the chrome surround. Clean the back Once the stock insert is removed we made sure the underlying surface was perfectly clean. That includes scraping any residue or glue away and thoroughly cleaning the surface with rubbing alcohol. This step is a pain in the behind, but the cleaner the surface the better the bond. Apply the new insert If it’s cold out use a hair dryer to warm up the billet inserts and the area where you’ll be applying them. Then carefully remove the new adhesive backing and apply the insert. Warm the entire surface and apply pressure for around a minute to properly bond the insert to the vehicle. Afterwards, wait 24-hours before washing to allow the 3M adhesive tape to properly bond. Our thoughts American Brother Designs aluminum inserts are an easy way to make your truck look different. Match your emblem to your truck’s stock paint or mix it up with another color, your pickup will immediately stand out as something different. We appreciated that the billet fit exactly. There were no ugly gaps and fit looks like it came from the factory. We also appreciated the black painted inserts matched our GMC's paint perfectly. A thick cut of billet fills the channel that the red jewel of the stock GMC lettering used to occupy for a flush finish. These inserts are also strong and will outlast the plastic grill they are surrounded by. While emblem covering decals may fade and wear, this aluminum insert will look like new for years to come. We personally like the look over the cheaper jeweled stock emblem. Color matched letters give our Sierra an unmistakable appearance on the road. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and we completed the project in about an hour. We love the new look. Pick up a set of ABD Billet Inserts in the GM-Trucks.com Store
  6. Hello, I recently installed OEM Chevrolet black bowties on my 2016 Silverado. Though I was unable to make a video recording the process, I did find a lot of shortcuts along the way that may be helpful to others. Below is a guide of how to do the swap yourself. -------------------------------------------------- ***Front Bowtie Removal/Install (30 min or less, 10 if you know what to look for):*** - To remove the front bowtie, Chevrolet recommends that you remove the entire front grille assembly. however, I found this is not necessary. If you lay underneath the front of the truck, you will see a plastic cover that fills the gap between the front bumper and the frame to cover the bottom side of the radiator from debris. - There are three (3) plastic body molding/trim molding connectors that will need to be removed (one in the center and one to either side about 18 inches out). I found the best way to do this was with a short bladed flat head screw driver and both hands. Simply put, force will coerce the pins out of their plug holders. - Once those are removed you will be able to stick your arm through the underside of the radiator protector and feel the four (4) tabs and two (2) pins that hold the front emblem to the grille. - To remove the emblem, I used a key (spare, cheap one) to push the tabs outward from the center while pushing away from the front with my hand to pop the tab out of the clip area. I suggest starting from one side and making your way to the other. This did take slightly more force than I expected, so do not be afraid to push outward and away from the grille. - Once all 4 tabs are free, you should be able to get out from under the front and remove the emblem completely from the front of the grille. - The new, black bowtie, should snap right in!!! No glue or tape needed! **The 2016 Silverado 1500 uses a different front emblem than the 14 or 15 models, make sure you purchase the proper emblems for your truck!!! ---------------------------------------- ***Rear Bowtie Removal/Install (1 hour or so, if done right):*** - First, gather the necessary tools to complete the job: Hair dryer or Heat gun, 2 microfiber towels, WD40, Goo B Gone, Fishing line (I used 50LB line, right size and strength, but you can used the guts of parachute cord and i have heard of dental floss, but that seemed silly), isopropyl alcohol, water, painters tape, plastic scraping blade/tool, small amount of gasoline (explained later) - Using the painters tape, outline the emblem on all 4 sides, careful to follow all the edges as close as possible. This will stay there until the new emblem is placed, serving as your guide lines. - Disclosure: I removed the back emblem on a 93 degree day, my truck is dark colored, and I used a hair dryer. Other conditions may require longer heating time. Heat the emblem to soften the adhesive backing on the emblem making it easier to remove (yes this actually makes it easier). Use your own judgment, heat until you think it is ready, just don't overheat. - Using the fishing line (or whatever you have), begin at one corner and slice through the backing. I would do an inch or so at a time and then reheat the nest area I was removing. This process took about 7-10 minutes to get off completely. - If you are lucky (like hit the lottery lucky), the adhesive backing will come off with the emblem, and there will not be much left on the tailgate. But, if yours is anything like mine, the adhesive will be stuck on the tailgate. spray this with WD40 and/or Goo B Gone, allow to soak momentarily, and use the scraping tool to remove the thickest parts of the adhesive back. There will be leftover glue on the tailgate. - You can play around with WD40/Goo B Gone to get the rest off, or you can be like me and take it off in seconds. This is where that gasoline comes into play. Using one of your microfiber towels, apply a liberal amount of gas and the glue should come right off. This should not harm the paint at all, as long as you clean it off within a day. - Now that you have the glue and adhesive backing removed, you need to sterilize the area to put the new emblem on. Mix a one to one mixture of the rubbing alcohol and water. Using the other microfiber towel, wipe the area clean. The alcohol will dissolve the WD40 and Goo B Gone and anything else that would prevent good adhesion. Clean until you are satisfied. - The area should be ready to be fitted with the new emblem now. I would perform some dryfits, with the adhesive backing cover still on so that you get a feel for where it should go. Then, remove the film, and slowly and carefully place the new emblem. Make sure and press firmly once positioned to ensure good adhesion. - Step back and admire your work. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Here are some pictures of my success! (I also added the OEM GM backup camera that my truck did not come with. If you need one like I did, I can tell you about that process too! I have a big hitch on, and backing into every spot, since I hate backing out, was getting risky.)
  7. Howdie folks, I'm fairly new around here. Been creeping for 2-3 weeks and have seen/gotten many great ideas from the threads I have been through. I feel like I've noticed a lot of the deep ocean blue owners doing a total debadge (bowtie as well) and have debated on why other truck owners don't seem to do it as often on the other colors. I've already debadged my doors/tailgate in terms of lettering, but I left the bowtie on the tailgate partially for symmetrical reasons as well as the fear of regretting it. I haven't seen it taken off of many (if any that I can recall) victory red trucks. What would your guys' opinion be regarding the rear bowtie on a victory red Silverado? Take it off, or leave it on??
  8. Has anyone bought and installed a black bow tie yet? I bought a black one for my truck. The removal instructions have you drilling out the gold stock one. I'm curious if anyone has done this yet. How's it look? Does the two way tape seem to hold tight? Any advice is appreciated, I'm a little leery on drilling into a brand new 50k truck!
  9. From the album: My 2014 Silverado

    Vinyl overlay ended up having problems. Swapped the front bowtie when I added the flags to the rear.
  10. The blacked-out bow tie is already offered on the 2015 Silverado Black-out and Midnight. It seems like a no-brainer that the gold-illuminated Chevy bow-tie might migrate to the Silverado. What do you say? Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on this idea? Source of the Camaro Bow-tie story.
  11. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 7/26/2015 Sharp-eyed Camaro writers have picked out an option from the Camaro order guide that people are starting to talk about. Apparently, the 2016 Camaro will be offered with a blacked-out bow tie logo and also a new illuminated gold bow tie. As cool as that will look on the grill of the new Camaro, our first thoughts were that the new factory illuminated option would look great on both the Silverado Midnight Edition and Black-out Edition. The blacked-out bow tie is already offered on the 2015 Silverado Black-out and Midnight. It seems like a no-brainer that the gold-illuminated Chevy bow-tie might migrate to the Silverado. What do you say? Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on this idea? Source of the Camaro Bow-tie story.
  12. Nick_Z71

    Chevy Silverado

    From the album: Chevrolet Silverado (4)

    RaceMeshGrille in Black Gothic Style Weave. Custom Brushed Metal Bowtie by MassWraps.

    © @NickZ71 | www.nickz71.com

  13. Cleaning out the garage and have some parts left over from my previously owned 2008 Sierra and 2010 Avalanche. All prices are shipped...paypal preferred. GMT900 DL3 Mirrors, heated, power fold, turn signals, black textured caps. Includes "programmed" driver side switch and new bezel. Mirrors are in great shape and were fully functional when removed from the truck. $250 shipped. GM Accessories GMT900 Avalanche/Tahoe/Suburban molded carpet floor mats, front pair, ebony, with bowtie emblem. These were only used for one summer and are in excellent condition. $50 shipped. WeatherTech rear floor liner, black, fits 2007+ Avalanche. $40 shipped. OEM Avalanche bowtie emblems, front and rear, in used condition. Front emblem will also fit Tahoe and Suburban. $30 shipped. Empire Billet front bowtie emblem, black, fits Avalanche/Tahoe/Suburban, lightly used, only on truck for a week or so. $25 shipped. GMT900 pickup tailgate cap, HD-style, smoothed and painted Fire Red/Victory Red, new, never installed. $50 shipped.
  14. Hi all, Pretty juiced about my new bowtie emblems! Got em on ebay for about $160 for the pair (front and rear). They came in the mail the other day and I just put em on the truck yesterday. Install was very easy, but the emblems use double-sided tape only. I really hope they hold on throughout the life of the truck.. Emblems are robust and heavy. Much more substance to them than the stock gold colored ones. They do protrude out from the vehicle a bit though, and the stock ones didn't. No biggie. Only issue I can see down the road is the whole double sided tape thing. Will pray the glue/tape holds!!! Excuse the dirty truck! lol
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