Too much?? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-15-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kersh is on a distinguished road
Default Too much??

My friend was messing around with photo shop and morphed a G8 hood onto a Bonneville GXP.
Attached Thumbnails
Too much??-white-gxp.jpg  
Kersh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
Artist
True Car Nut
 
yutzybrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 5,283
Thanked 48 Times in 35 Posts
yutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to behold
Default

Me likey. It adds just the right amount of flare to be a sports car but doesn't scream high powered (aka Dan'* hood)
yutzybrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 02:17 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
bigerik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 442
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bigerik is on a distinguished road
Default

I like it.
Looks sharp.
bigerik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 02:44 AM   #4
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
SignOfZeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default

I concur. Can someone check the dimensions on that? It'd be a nice surprise if it could fit onto a Bonneville easily.
SignOfZeta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
xtremerevolution's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Lenox, IL
Posts: 2,478
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
xtremerevolution is on a distinguished road
Default

The concept is nice but the lines are too sharp. Compare the lines on that hood to the lines on the head lights and grilles. It just doesn't match. It looks good if all you're looking at is the hood, but step back for a second and you'll see that it doesn't match the car at all. If they were perhaps bigger and rounder, it might work out.

The G8 on the other hand has much sharper and more defined body lines than the GXP, so it works for it.
xtremerevolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 12:22 PM   #6
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

Good Observation X. I looked at the pic and it just didn't seem quite right. You hit the nail on the head.
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 01:58 PM   #7
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kersh is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm not going to be running to the salvage yard for G8 hood scoops anytime soon, I just thought it was "interesting" enough to let others see.
Kersh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2010, 10:51 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Jeep2Bonny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fairhaven,Mass
Posts: 632
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jeep2Bonny is on a distinguished road
Default

Thats funny this was posted. The wife and I passed a G8 on the way to work. and she said that it looked like a bulkier version of your car. I replied I wish that hood was available for my car
Jeep2Bonny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 02:38 AM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
ZeeVert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Posts: 255
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ZeeVert is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GXP Venom View Post
Good Observation X. I looked at the pic and it just didn't seem quite right. You hit the nail on the head.
Same here. It looks good, but off just a little for some reason, and that was it.
ZeeVert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 09:42 AM   #10
Artist
True Car Nut
 
yutzybrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 5,283
Thanked 48 Times in 35 Posts
yutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to behold
Default

I would like to clear up what I meant in my post. I thought the OP meant just the scoops not the entire hood so the hard lines up the side wouldn't be included.
yutzybrian is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Much Is Too Much? NCCamper General GM Chat 8 05-08-2006 04:38 PM
How much oil consumption is too much? robb 2000-2005 15 07-30-2005 03:59 AM
How much is too much... J Wikoff Forced Induction 3 04-27-2005 12:20 AM
Star Wars + Too Much Time + Too Much Money = ??? mremer Lounge 7 03-10-2004 01:54 AM
how much is too much? buickman401 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 9 05-06-2003 12:36 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:16 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.