Ph4r's Car - Boobies - Build Thread
Here is my Camaro - Boobies
I am altering her a little at a time, and she will most likely never be complete, but always part of the family. Our family refers to our Camaro as our First Daughter and the Grandparents are soo proud as are we. We actually have our first Son now on the way and due 28 May 2012! The Name / Plate BOOBIES / 5318008 comes from the fact that Topless was taken and she runs around most of the time with her top off!
Since seeing the Camaro Coupe Concept in Detroit in 2006, I felt that GM could bring the power back. When I saw the Camaro Convertible Concept on Detroit in 2007, I decided I would make one mine! Then in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 I nearly drooled over the cars, waiting for the time that one would be mine.
I need to thank my superb wife!! After 5 minutes in the new Camaro, she told me about how she loves me and that car is beautiful and great, but asked when we were getting a new exhaust because she didn't sound like a car fit for her man!
Ordered: 2011-02-14 (Our Valentines Gift)
Built: 2011-03-16 (Built the day before St. Patrick's Day)
GM Indoor Camaro Car Cover without XM Pocket (Gift from Father-in-law)
Total Blackout Vinyl Kit (from Forum Sponsor Here)
**REMOVED**Vinyl Bowtie Blackout Kit (from Forum Sponsor Here)
Pencil "C" Gill Vinyls (from Forum Sponsor Here)
QTP Low Profile Electric Cutouts (Local Installer)
QTP Servo Control Module (Local Installer)
20% Tint on Rear and all Sides (Local Installer)
Cupholders!!! Double Rear, and Single Front Passenger (See thread Here)
Home Depot Static Cling Tint Film 35% on the Tail Lamps (Self-Install)
Custom Plate 5318008 (Michigan Secretary of State)
Teknostalgia LED Tail Lamps (from Forum Sponsor Here)
Wind Restrictor "CAMARO" with RED LED and Brake Module! (from Forum Sponsor Here)
Stealth Bulbs Front Turn Signals (Here)
"Strong" MAF Sensor (from Forum Sponsors BeckyD and MaureenM)
Tag Light LED's (from Forum Sponsor Here)
P13W Plasma DRL Lamps - 13Watts, 5000k Color Temp (Here)
Custom "Harness's" for DRL's Always On! - Self Built - 2x 1N4001 Diodes and length of 18AWG Wire with wire taps and lots of electrical tape!
AAC LED Reverse Lights in Clear! from Detroit5thGen
AAC LED Side Markers (from Forum Sponsor Here)
New Custom Underbody Front Tunnel Brace (Welded at work on the cheap)
GM Replacement Top (Installed at Rodgers Chevrolet)
Windshield Tint @ 50% by local installer - they also uninstalled all of the other tint and installed new 20% on rear 5 windows.
Front and Rear Bowties - Painted Black Gloss - by Rodger's Chevrolet!
D5GCC November 2012 CoTM Trophy
Purchased, awaiting installation:
Vararam OTR Intake (No-Tune SS) from Forum Sponsor Here
Vararam LS3 PowerWedge from Forum Sponsor Here
Custom Radiator Support Brackets for Vararam installation ::thumbsup::
To Come (over time):
Painted Stripes and Blackout Accents
Custom or GM Orange FloorMats
EmblemPros Underhood Custom Bowtie
Hide Drivers Lock Cylinder
Carbon Ceramic Brake Pads
Dimpled or Drilled Rotors
IOM G2 on Calipers with embedded Vinyls?
Power Front Passenger Seat?
Place Center Speaker on a Switch
Performance Plugs and Wires
1-7/8" Long Tube Headers
Hi-Flow Cats or Off-Road Pipes
Power Adder(s) ????
The first 6 items were installed by Streel Legal Customs and everyone of them was installed poorly but don't get me started on that. I installed all the rest of the items with assistance from my wife. We love this car and plan to keep it in the household for many many years to come. We have a low and slow approach to our mods with about a 6 or so year plan laid out so far to keep the yearly investment down to a manageable level.
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Arrival at the Dealer
She Gets a new Cover to Sleep under
Photo Shoot by Lake Erie
Installing Blackouts, Cut-Outs and Tint
Jack Daniel's Distillery
Getting Signed by Al Oppenheiser
Tasteful and Classy, then an Ugly Green Monster Showed up
Finished re-assembling the trunk and tail lamps with tint again
My Off-Season Camaro's (Only the bottom two are mine)
This was taken at the November 2011 D5GCC Meeting
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29 Feb 2012
Well, It is now 2012 and time to start installing Modifications. The first thing that I just had to install was my new Lighted Wind Restrictor with Brake Module.
Here are all the components as I received them
All bundled up, once I removed it from the box
All Items laid out ready to go
Testing the battery feature of the Brake Module before installation **Battery not included**
After Install - View 1
After Install - View 2
After Install - View 3
Going through the modes and playing with the ABL Dimmer!
There is still ice outside my garage door, so I didn't want to open it. I apologize for the off-angle photo's and video, better ones will come in the future!
This is as viewed through my 20% Tint on the Rear Window! Bull Brightness Red when I press the brake.
16 Mar 2012
The next thing that I installed are my JWM Tag LED's, this make a huge impact on the rear of the vehicle and brighten not only your license plate, but even the ground near them.
Stock on the Right, LED on the Left
Both Sides LED
Close-up with both sides LED - Very Clear!!
17 Mar 2012
It was a busy weekend, and the next item up was my Stealth Bulbs for the front turn signals, this is a small modification, but it makes a lot of difference in accenting the front of the car, and would be especially important on a darker color car than my own, but I felt it was necessary.
Retail Package Front
Retail Package Rear
Stealth on the Left, Stock on the Right
Both as Stealth
Four-Way Hazards on - they still light up bright Amber
17 Mar 2012
Thanks Becky and Maureen from Rodgers Chevrolet for coming through and getting me a Strong MAF Sensor which should help me out short term and for when I get my new Ram Air Intake next year!
Out with the W, in with the K19!
19 Mar 2012
Last but not least for this weekend (Monday counts, right?), are my new DRL's!!! We go to local car shows, and attend meetings for our local 5th Gen Camaro Club [Detroit], so we see what other people have and that helps us generate a list of what we do and don't like... We don't like the Stock DRL Color, at all! My wife said they have to go and we need something that matches at least somewhat, the Stock looks old and ugly to us. We saw some people have the second Gen AAC Plasma bulbs (with the LED Driver, without the 4W Front LED) and they are very very Blue. We wanted to add third Gen AAC Plasma bulbs (with the LED Driver and the 4W Front LED), but after what we saw from the last gen, we decided that we weren't going to buy those until we saw them in person. Then I stumbled upon V-Leds, who previously had the SMD-Style P13W LED Bulbs which I don't find aesthetically pleasing. They now carry a set of Plasma options, the set part there is very important. AAC claims that their Plasma's are 6000k-8000k equivalent and there are not batch promises, with the best of their Plasma's still easily visible as Blue. V-Leds offer two batches, one at 5000k, and another at 6000k. The Stock RS HID's are 4300k, and 5000k is much closer to it than 6000k (at best). So I took a plunge, and boy did it pay off!! To start, they are half the price of AAC's option, and to make things better they look GREAT!
Stock on Left, LED on Right
After Self-Made Harness Install & Remounted Stock Bulb on Left for Reality Check Again, LOL, yes the new bulbs look that much better!!
All ON, and looking Great!
I can't lie, these do have a slight tinge of Blue to them when viewed at night, but it is very unnoticeable. The camera really exaggerates the effect, but they still look marvelous!
OMG We LOVE how close of a Color Match these are, we are glad we waited and stumbled upon such a great find!
02 Apr 2012
AAC Reverse LED's and LED SideMarkers Install, I completed this in two hours including the time it took to decide that the regular LED Reverse Lights needed to be tinted to look right on our car, then cutting and installing the tint also!
First I chose to remove the rear fascia, and here is my girl with her butt hanging out... Rear Fascia removed
Passenger Side Before [Off]
Passenger Side After [Off]
Close-up of a Reverse Light ON (Sorry she's soo dirty, I got caught in the rain a few days ago and hadn't gotten to cleaning her yet).
I think that is just about it for cosmetic mods this year. Maybe I'll change the dome light and trunk light, but that's about it.
Now, I have to figure out what I am doing about my missing underbody brace... stay tuned for further developments.
13 Apr 2012
Our new baby is getting closer, so here is a shot of our current family and a couple more of the car.
Our Current Family Photo
What you see coming at you
What you see once we've passed you, Her Upside-Down nametag!
We also now have a plan to replace my missing underbody brace. We cut metal on Monday!
02 May 2012
I just realized that I hadn't posted any pictures of the new custom brace yet, so here we go. I was in a rush to install it and leave work the day we finished it, I forgot to take pictures of it after we sprayed it with BedLiner.
Loose Metal waiting to be welded. Note how we accidentally drilled the wrong holes in one side and had to add a few more.
Still loose metal from another view. Good perk of working at an engineering house, full-size plots!
Welded together and Primered!
I'm not sure that it is evident in these pictures, but we welded end caps on the square tube as well. Total weight felt to be about 40 Lbs which I am sure is much heavier than stock, but boy can I feel the difference in the car.
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So, people are looking but not commenting, what gives?
Looks good, I like it. Just keep up with the pictures.
I like the tail lights...They are REAL cool.....Keep up the pix.....:chevy:
I know what ya mean...congrats on your car...keep up the modding
I think you put people in an awkward spot when the "preview" of the thread mentions "your daughter" and "boobies" in the same sentence. Kinda leaves ya going "ewwww" I almost didn't even click because I wasn't sure what I'd see. I personally like boobies, so I took a chance :D
*cue the banjoes* RUUUNNNNN!!
Otherwise, sweet ride. Looks really sharp and I normally don't go for drop tops. That interior looks perfect with the outside color.
+1 This lol..Beautiful Car though man...:thumbsup:
I'm not going to even ask how/why you named your daughter 'Boobies'.
I updated the Intro to hopefully not be as creepy now. Thanks for being brave and giving the Feedback!
Finally added my Lake Erie 2011 Photo Shoot, I have Very Hi-Res Source Files if anyone wants to request one of these from when she was dealer fresh. I plan to revisit this shoot each year as long as the property is still in the family.
I also added a cute picture I took at our Detroit 5th Gen Camaro Club November 2011 Meeting. I was being teased for already having mine in storage, so I told them I would bring a Camaro, and ended up bringing two! My Nephew had a blast playing with my Ride-On Camaro around all the big boy Camaro's!
Thanks to the Detroit 5th Gen Camaro Club members Steve and Tim for donating / re-donating the AAC LED Reverse Lights that I won last night! I am willing to remove the rear fascia and install, and it will greatly help me get up my driveway and into my side-turn garage!
Looking darn good!
Can't wait to start installing all my new gear for the year! I have the MAF, Reverse LED's, and Stealth Bulbs Here already teasing me...
Love the IOM package! A person can't go wrong no matter what color you choose, with that package. Make it a 'vert, and you just take it over the top. Have fun, nice choice.
pretty car. Love IOM
This goes in the EPIC file
Like the wind restrictor...I just ordered mine, was the electronic part hard to install? I've done all my own mods so far but haven't gone into wiring yet! Pretty car, As you can see, I have a "thing" for Orange and Black ;)
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