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austinjames 11-29-2011 11:04 AM

T2 Port Install - PIC HEAVY
 
Ive been wanted to install t2 ports since I bought my camaro. Ive been searching everywhere for a good write up or at least some decent pics of this installation and I never could find anything that helped at all. So, heres a good one for you guys to see and hopefully help someone else with their install.

It was a very easy install with one of my buddies helping me out, until I had to sandwich the inner ring and the ports together. I had 6 large clamps and it was still very very hard. So, I epoxied the port in, let it sit for 2 hours clamped, and once that hardened a bit, then I epoxied the inner ring on the inside of the bumper. Then let site overnight, and it looks amazing.


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Kevinshawnm 11-29-2011 11:08 AM

Very nice! How long did it take from start to finish?

RED DEMON SS 11-29-2011 11:11 AM

Looks like you did a great job Austin, also a very good photo shoot to help others take the leap!:thumbsup:

austinjames 11-29-2011 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevinshawnm (Post 4092768)
Very nice! How long did it take from start to finish?

8 hours with my buddy helping, then I let it dry/cure over night. But, Now that I know where to clamp everything correctly. I could do it in probably 4.

Kevinshawnm 11-29-2011 11:14 AM

Cool, Thank you.

RickRay 11-29-2011 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by austinjames (Post 4092793)
8 hours, then I let it dry/cure over night. But, Now that I know where to clamp everything correctly. I could do it in probably 4.

Hope you glued it from the Inside only...:popcorn:

And Yes you did a great job...Looking real good...:thumbsup:

PoorMansCamaro 11-29-2011 11:17 AM

i want these, but not for $400 plus shipping.

btw, great job

Hellfighter 11-29-2011 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickRay (Post 4092804)
Hope you glued it from the Inside only...:popcorn:

what do u mean.


Also what dremmel tool did u use , aside from that, and what did u cut on the inside? does it fit ok when placing bumpers back?

RickRay 11-29-2011 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickRay (Post 4092804)
Hope you glued it from the Inside only...:popcorn:

And Yes you did a great job...Looking real good...:thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hellfighter (Post 4092823)
what do u mean.


Also what dremmel tool did u use , aside from that, and what did u cut on the inside? does it fit ok when placing bumpers back?

The proper way to Glue this together is you put the glue/epoxy on the insert(inner) only & not on the front(outer).

That is correct, there should not be any adhesive on the outside. Adhesive is used to bond the inner ring to the inner surface of the port and NOT the bumper.

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vroomapunk 11-29-2011 11:28 AM

Looks good, the beauty of it is, it doesnt matter how bad you are a cutting (to an extent) his line was nasty as hell and mine would be as well, but the edges cover it up!

Good install, People will just have to choose between ports or a ZL1 bumper

ScientistMartin 11-29-2011 11:30 AM

damn, good job

austinjames 11-29-2011 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickRay (Post 4092804)
Hope you glued it from the Inside only...:popcorn:

And Yes you did a great job...Looking real good...:thumbsup:

Yes I only glued from the inside. The glue would have squeezed out if any was around the port lip. And that would have been bad.

h2oplay 11-29-2011 11:32 AM

That looks amazing, I might get this soon.

BTW, start using eye protection when cutting, it only takes 1 time to Fup your eyes.....

PoorMansCamaro 11-29-2011 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by austinjames (Post 4092902)
Yes I only glued from the inside. The glue would have squeezed out if any was around the port lip. And that would have been bad.

did the ports come with the glue? if not, what kind did you use?

austinjames 11-29-2011 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by h2oplay (Post 4092903)
That looks amazing, I might get this soon.

BTW, start using eye protection when cutting, it only takes 1 time to Fup your eyes.....

Good call. I got some safety glasses later that night just for that reason.

austinjames 11-29-2011 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h2oplay (Post 4092903)
That looks amazing, I might get this soon.

BTW, start using eye protection when cutting, it only takes 1 time to Fup your eyes.....

Quote:

Originally Posted by PoorMansCamaro (Post 4092908)
did the ports come with the glue? if not, what kind did you use?

It Came with a 2 part epoxy. But finding the "caulk gun" for it is next to impossible napa has to order it in. Lowes home depot advanced auto parts do not carry it.

SM0KE 11-29-2011 11:36 AM

Props on doing major surgery on your car.
Definately not something I would feel comfortable with.

RickRay 11-29-2011 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austinjames (Post 4092902)
Yes I only glued from the inside. The glue would have squeezed out if any was around the port lip. And that would have been bad.

You can use the Diagram & put it at the end or Front of your pics....:thumbsup:

austinjames 11-29-2011 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by RickRay (Post 4092944)
You can use the Diagram & put it at the end or Front of your pics....:thumbsup:

Thanks I'll do that when I get home

austinjames 11-29-2011 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickRay (Post 4092944)
You can use the Diagram & put it at the end or Front of your pics....:thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hellfighter (Post 4092823)
what do u mean.


Also what dremmel tool did u use , aside from that, and what did u cut on the inside? does it fit ok when placing bumpers back?

I forget the name of the dremmel bit but it comes to a point and it meant or cutting plastic. On the inside I cut the black piece thats clips on to the inside of the bumper. And the bumper fits back perfect like factory

Hellfighter 11-29-2011 11:44 AM

What was the exact cost of this project, what paint did you use , or did you get them pro painted.

h2oplay 11-29-2011 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by austinjames (Post 4092910)
Good call. I got some safety glasses later that night just for that reason.


I have several pairs with shattered lenses, saved my eyes many times.

Did you buy the blackout vinyl below your lower grille? If so, where? I love that look...

Hellfighter 11-29-2011 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austinjames (Post 4092974)
I forget the name of the dremmel bit but it comes to a point and it meant or cutting plastic. On the inside I cut the black piece thats clips on to the inside of the bumper. And the bumper fits back perfect like factory



What was that back piece and its significance?

austinjames 11-29-2011 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Hellfighter (Post 4092980)
What was that back piece and its significance?

Behind the bumper is the frame of the car. And that black piece sits between the bumper and the frame. Probably for low speed crashes so your frame it not damaged and it adds support to the middle of the bumper

austinjames 11-29-2011 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h2oplay (Post 4092978)
I have several pairs with shattered lenses, saved my eyes many times.

Did you buy the blackout vinyl below your lower grille? If so, where? I love that look...

Thanks i Had it installed at sign-a-rama matte black. Took 5 hours. I would do it myself next time after seeing how way it was


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