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Old 12-09-2014, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default Having some trouble finding a chrome air box and

All the ones I find are for a single post carb, mine has two posts to hold it in place. Unless there is a simple fix that I'm not aware of?? This is for my 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 5.7l

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I am also thinking of doing clear corners on this car as well (MAYBE clear tails too) so first off, do you guys think it would look good? My car is cream colored white. Second, how do I go about doing this? On my old Bonneville SSEi it was a simple trip to eBay for $30 but I can't find any for my Brougham.
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there have been a few threads on here about vehicles that dont have aftermarket lights, they bake it a while so the silicone comes loose and frees the lens from the part that mounts the bulb. then you paint it or what ever and put it back together with silicone adhesive.

the tbi ones use single post carb stuff but yours is after that, like the tbi trucks, caprice, buicks and that. yours is not what they are talking about. what do you want the chrome for dress up? they have spray systems that you can take your stock stuff and make it look chrome, even starting from black plastic. i have used it on my firebird, they have a shiny primer you have to use, and i got some blue chrome for some stuff under the hood.
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there have been a few threads on here about vehicles that dont have aftermarket lights, they bake it a while so the silicone comes loose and frees the lens from the part that mounts the bulb. then you paint it or what ever and put it back together with silicone adhesive.
Paint what? I remember seeing a thread on an old Bonneville forum I visited a lot that just mentioned removing the lens but didn't say anything about painting.

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the tbi ones use single post carb stuff but yours is after that, like the tbi trucks, caprice, buicks and that. yours is not what they are talking about. what do you want the chrome for dress up? they have spray systems that you can take your stock stuff and make it look chrome, even starting from black plastic. i have used it on my firebird, they have a shiny primer you have to use, and i got some blue chrome for some stuff under the hood.
Whats TBI? Sorry, not the brightest with this stuff or the acronyms associated with it lol. I do want to dress up the engine yes, but I was hoping more for the open sided type of air box.
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for both things you are going to have to modify your stock originals because the aftermarket is not there. for the air box, i wouldnt mess with holes, the engine doesnt need more air than the air box gives and you are asking for moisture problems which will destroy your maf. but you can paint it. or chrome it with that duplicolor stuff. as far as the light housings it depends what they look like, if they have a coating on the lens its not likely going to come off easy. but if its clear you may be able to take it apart and paint the chrome black. Throttle Body Injection(tbi) looks like a carb on top of the engine but has two injectors sitting there.
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