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cntryman77 01-29-2011 06:18 PM

Cntryman77's Car Journal (Black/LS/M6)
 
"Born from Chaos, Nyx is the primordial goddess of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation. Her appearances in mythology are sparse, but reveal her as a figure of exceptional power and beauty."

Unlike a lot of the owners here, I didn't order my car. I just stopped in at a local dealer one day to look & fell in love. I brought Nyx home on March 10, 2010.



http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2744.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_1761.jpg

cntryman77 01-29-2011 06:20 PM

My First Mod
 
I bought my car as a daily driver, so my first mod was practical. I bought a set of molded splash guards.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...plashfront.jpg

I also added a rear plate frame & blacked out my bowties.

cntryman77 01-29-2011 06:31 PM

The stripe project
 
After much looking & pondering, I decided I wanted stripes. Being the person I am though, I wanted something different from the standard rally stripes. I decided to mix up 2 kinds of stripes & make my own unique look. The first thing I did was lay everything out on the car using Christmas ribbon & masking tape.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0140.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0141.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0142.jpg


I used this to get dimensions & make a CAD drawing of my stripes. I then printed this out & taped paper cutouts to the car to make sure everything was how I wanted it & that it was the proper size. I removed the dealer plaque off the rear bumper as well.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...ro/front-1.png
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...aro/back-1.png
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...amaro/side.jpg



I had a local vinyl shop make the stripes for me & I put them on myself. It's not that hard if you prep right & take your time. Here is the finished product.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0170.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0172.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_1790.jpg
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=31438

cntryman77 01-29-2011 06:37 PM

Vanity Rings
 
While doing the stripes, I decided the silver vanity rings just weren't going to cut it. I really like the heritage wheels though & didn't want to swap them out.



http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=43273

So I made the decision to paint them orange as well.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=43274

Since then I've bought a second set of vanity rings & painted them black with an orange pinstipe. These were painted with spray paint & were just to see how it looked.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=43275

I like it, but prefer the solid orange ones. I mean how can this not make you drool? LOL

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_1788.jpg

cntryman77 01-29-2011 06:42 PM

Dash Kit
 
Now it was time to take my attention to the interior. I bought 2 dash kits & installed them.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_1792.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_1795.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_1794.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_1793.jpg




I also hard wired my radar detector to the overhead console while I was doing this.

cntryman77 01-29-2011 06:45 PM

License Plate
 
I made the jump & got myself some vanity plates. If you know me in real life, these fit my personality well.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...maro/plate.jpg

cntryman77 01-29-2011 06:56 PM

Here is a list of mods I have on order & will be installing soon...blew my whole tax return, LOL

1. third orange interior kit
2. polished aluminum kick plates for the doors
3. polished aluminum door sills
4. AAC LED concept side markers
5. Eagle Eye headlights & HIDs to convert them
6. LED dual color turn signals for the front
7. front grille orange LS emblem & mounting bracket
8. OBX long tube headers (yes I know they're a Kooks copy, but they're half the cost too)
9. a script Camaro emblem to mount on the dash
10. MRT2.0 axle back exhaust

Things on my list to get soon...

1. Vararam cold air intake for the V6 (supposidly available soon)

cntryman77 02-28-2011 05:58 PM

preliminary exhaust video
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJLaVbgb-do

cntryman77 03-09-2011 12:33 PM

OBX long tube headers & MRT2 axle back exhaust
 






these pics are after everything being on for a little over a week

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2770.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2776.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2780.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2782.jpg

10spokess 03-09-2011 06:35 PM

I like it dude sounds like an awesome build i wish i had one right now.

bigwayne3000 03-09-2011 11:06 PM

Question about your wheels. How did oyu paint them? I was going to order color matched cans of spray paint from a website I have and then clean the trim pieces, scruff them up with some steel wool just so the paint has something to adhere to, prime it, paint it orange, and then clear coat them. Is this what I should be doing? I have an orange LS and think the wheels would look good orange like yours. Feel free to PM me if you wish, I appreciate the help.

cntryman77 03-09-2011 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigwayne3000 (Post 2940907)
Question about your wheels. How did oyu paint them? I was going to order color matched cans of spray paint from a website I have and then clean the trim pieces, scruff them up with some steel wool just so the paint has something to adhere to, prime it, paint it orange, and then clear coat them. Is this what I should be doing? I have an orange LS and think the wheels would look good orange like yours. Feel free to PM me if you wish, I appreciate the help.


that's exactly how I did it...they did get some dings over the winter, so I'm going to repaint them soon...the best way though is to just have a shop do them...I may do that later this summer

cntryman77 04-02-2011 08:32 PM

Third dash kit
 
this kit has rear arm rests, speaker rings, rear view mirror, cup holder surround & I added stainless kick panel plates

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...100_2864-1.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2867.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2866.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2865.jpg

cntryman77 04-02-2011 08:36 PM

LS grille emblem
 
it's orange even though it looks yellow in this picture...this emblem is from emblempros.com & the 2 piece bracket is a GM part
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2856.jpg

cntryman77 04-02-2011 08:47 PM

new lights
 
AAC concept side markers

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2858.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2859.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2861.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2860.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2869.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2870.jpg

Eagle Eye headlights with HID conversion & dual color LED turn signals

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2862.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_2872.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_3060.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_3061.jpg

Rocks RS 04-06-2011 07:25 AM

Very nice. I saw your car on the road the other day and the side markers caught my eye. VERY NICE.

Your exhaust sounds good too. I went with MRT V1, myself.

I got the splash gaurds also, but have yet to install. Are they hard to put on. It does not look it, just looks to take a little time, and warm weather.

cntryman77 06-18-2011 08:50 PM

Dyed stitching of black sport cloth seats
 
ok, so after see the thread on dying the stiching on the interior, I had to try it. I spent $6 for 3 fine tip fabric dye pens at Hobby Lobby
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0934.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0935.jpg

I used one for the back seat & shifter boot, & one for each front seat...none ran out, but I wanted fresh tips...I did my best to stay on the stitching & keep off the cloth...I would do about 6" then blot with a dry cotton cloth (old sock)...DO NOT RUB, it can smear the dye into the cloth around the stitches...here is a pic of the back seat with half done
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0931.jpg

and here are pics of the finished product


http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0933.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0937.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0930.jpg

& here is a close up shot...you can see a little bit of dye on the black, but from more than about a foot away, it's impossible to see
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/IMG_0938.jpg

all told, it took me about 2 hours to do it all

gahammerle 06-18-2011 08:54 PM

Looks good. I'd like to do that, but I don't have the patience for detail work.

EarliestMemory 06-19-2011 09:57 AM

That seat stitching looks awesome! Nice work! I see a purchase of red fabric dye markers in my future... :D

cntryman77 07-02-2011 02:33 PM

Dyno numbers
 
went today & here are the results...this is around 80 degrees & 65%humidity


http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...1309631265.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...1309631265.jpg

cntryman77 09-04-2011 09:51 AM

Catch can & breather cap
 
ok, I got these installed yesterday. It's an Rx can, I just used some vinyl I had laying around to dress it up some.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_3298.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_3299.jpg

Overflow 09-04-2011 11:06 AM

Awesome build.

SkullDuggery 10-01-2011 06:34 PM

Oh I saw your car at the Summit Racing Camaro Show!
 
Dude I know who you are now :)
My son and I went to the Camaro show and your car really stood out! I took a bunch of pix with my phone of all the cars there and every time I showed some one they always comment on how nice your car looks!
When we got there on Saturday, I believe it was, it just started to rain. It only sprinkled for a couple minutes and every one was wiping thier cars down afterwards lol.
I didn't actually pay the 10 bucks to be in the show so I parked on the other side of the store. There was no one around your car when I saw it. But the mod that stood out the most to me was your front turn signals. They looked killer. However the mod you have that I most want, besides the performance ones;) are the kickplates for the inside door panels! What an awesome idea! Where'd you get those? I am constantly scuffing that area up. Actually I put a deep gouge in that part of the door with my key the very first day i got my car :mad0259: so that piece would cover it quite nicely :laugh:
Nice job making your car unique! You have done quite a bit of modding but your car still doesn't look over done like a lot of Camaros do:w00t:

cntryman77 11-20-2011 01:11 PM

fender badge removal
 
ok, I was toying with the idea for awhile now & yesterday I went ahead & removed the fender badges. I wanted to take off the rear bow tie as well, but my car is one of the earlier 2010s that has the holes in the trunk lid, so I held off

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...o/100_3297.jpg

cntryman77 12-02-2011 09:45 PM

Ghost cam
 
I loaded in my Trifecta tune & got a copy of it with the aggressive ghost cam...sorry about the license plate rattle :facepalm:




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