Black and IOM 2ssRS - Black Widow Avengers theme
Thought after a year and a half its about time I do a write up on what I have done so far.
I am a HUGE Marvel fan, so I thought it would be appropriate to theme one of the hottest cars towards one of the hottest characters of all time, Scarlett Johansson playing Natalie Romanoff, Blackwidow. I am trying to add subtle touches that enhance this theme. Input is always appreciated from those who are more creative than I.
Just a note, this is going to be a show car more than a race car. I will be adding a few performance parts, easy bolt-on, but for the most part it will be cosmetic.
I would like to thank Hotchkis Sport Suspension and A&A Auto Stores for providing me with a Stage 1 TVS. The car looks and handles much better. The 1" lower stance makes a big difference.
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Black with IOM stripes
No back up sensors
Kooks 1 7/8" LT Headers
BBK Cold Air intake
SLP Powerflow Exhaust
Hotchkis Stage 1 TVS
Hotchkis 4-point Strut Brace
JDP Color Change Halo kit - #26
Black Widow LED emblem in trunk - #15
LED Foot-well Lighting
AAC Kitt Light
AAC LED dome and trunk light
5% Window Tint
Tinted tail lights - #28
Tinted side markers
3D Carbon Side Vents
3D Carbon Side Skirts
3D Carbon Air Dam
Vanity Plate - BLK WD0
Black Widow emblem on center console
IOM Trim package
IOM Steering wheel trim
IOM Center Console
IOM Gauge Trim
GM Camaro floor mats
Defenderworx Black Bow-ties
GM IO engine cover
Engine cap dress up
2 - 12" Hifonics Subs 700w
MTX TE604 for speakers
MTX TA5601 for subs
Boston Acoustic sound package
******** dual enclosure
DB Link RCA Cables
Knukonceptz power wire
DB Link distribution and ground blocks
Dynamat in doors and trunk
To be installed
Hawk Ceramic break pads
To Do list
Purchased 9/15/2010 in Bradford PA from Edmonds Chevrolet.
It rained the whole ride home. Only have been caught in the rain twice since then.
First Mod done was BBK Cold air intake
Fall 2010 - Installed Orion 8001 and 2 12" Hifonics Subwoofers 400w RMS. I had a makeshift box from a past vehicle that I used for about a month. By mid October it was replaced with ********s dual enclosure.
10/19/10 - I was on my way home from Wal-Mart getting groceries, a half gallon of milk decided to explode in my trunk. The Orion amp had milk underneath it which it cooked and instantly began to stink. I removed the carpet and soaked up most of the milk then used a spray foam cleaner 3 times to remove the smell from the floor mat. The side carpet wasn't bad above the first few inches and was easily cleaned with papertowels and some carpet spray. The battery ended up sitting in about 1 inch. Good excuse to start dynamatting!
Jan 2011 - Installed footwell lighting. I just bought 4 strips of LEDs from my local Autozone.
Feb 2011 - I had the steering wheel and plastic on center console painted
March 2011 - Blacked out side markers. I used 5% window tint on all 4 side markers. I followed this DIY for easy removal and install. Sorry for crappy cell phone pics.
A guy at work made me a bunch of Black Widow hour glass emblems out of 16ga steel. They turned out pretty well. I used red and orange in several layers of a thin mist trying to get as close to an Inferno Orange as I could.
April 2011 - Installed AAC's light bar - I dont have any pics of the install. I didnt run into to much trouble with this. I masked everything off twice around the mail slot to do my cutting. Even though I placed a towel and 2 layers of tape between the dremel and the plastic, I still managed to scuff up the one corner, but its hardly noticable. I ran the wiring to a switch where the controls for the HUD is located. It is also setup so that when I get AAC's dual halos I will be able to change the color from white to red with the switch. All i have to do is wire a relay between the power for red and white.
I think that was all I did from April to July 2011. At the end of June I attended the Carlisle GM Nationals. Judging was Saturday afternoon and awards were scheduled for Sunday around noon. I rode over to the fair grounds early Sunday to see the posted results. CLASS WINNER!!! WOOOO WHOOO!!!! So I call my g/f who stayed at the hotel to sleep in and told her I would be right there to pick her up so we could get back to the show. Got to the hotel, and she HAD to have Sheetz coffee. Hotel coffee wasnt good enough and neither was Carlisle coffee. So we went to Sheetz. When pulling in I have about 5 miles to my left side. My right side....... well.... :yikes: hit the curb :facepalm:. I got a big scrape on my wheel. Pissed off, we went to the fair grounds. Thankfully no one noticed, or at least told me they noticed, and when it was time for the awards the photographer was on the left side.
When I got home, I placed an order for 5 cans of plasti-dip and got to work.
This was the damaged wheel - the other 3 look the same. I need to find the pictures of the damage.
8/4/11 - Added engine cap accents
1/22/12 - Painte CHEVROLET black on my IO engine cover
1/25/12 - Dynamat door panels - Pics only of Right door
3/15/12 - Added LED black widow emblem
Stackpole Complex and Parking Garage photos on 6/29/12.
Just placed my order for IOM speedometer bezel from Lupe aka River City Creations. Looking forward to my interior matching!!
Great start, I really like all of the engine bay caps and plasti dipped wheels. Subscribed for future updates. :popcorn:
MTX TA5601 - soon to be TE801D (pressure from dad wanting everythin EXACTLY the same)
2 12" Hifonics subwoofers
Knukonceptz Power and Ground wiring
DB Link RCA Cables
DB Link Power Distribution block
DB Link Ground Block
Scosche speaker wire
Removal of stock amp - The speaker wires are for the old amp. No FARK
Cluster of wires after removal of stock amp
I had to chop a couple holes in the battery cover to be able to run the wires where I wanted them
Wires coming up from the battery hole. Sorry no pics of the wiring under the lid. I am very very bad at in progress pics. I get on a role and forget the camera is even there!
I reran some of the wires. After putting the amps in the trunk I realized that having all the wires coming out of 2 holes covering 3 1/2 space of amp, that my neat wiring attempt would not be possible. I ripped out the trunk cover, cut 5 more holes and redid the wiring
Sorry for the delay. Here is a picture of the trunk ALMOST done. I need to figure out a way to tie the power/ground wires to the box in a non-tacky way. Im going to talk to the machine shop at work and see if they can come up with something cool.
Just got my speedo bezel from River City Creations. Looks awesome! Thanks Lupe!
This car is badass my friend! Can't wait to get started on modding mine!!
I really like the footlighting.. Can you give me some advice on how to install it?
Here is the DIY. If I get a chance tonight, I will rewrite the writeup. If you have any other questions, PM me.
Ok, heres a little more info.
I picked up 4 12" red LED strips from autozone. I tied 2 of them to the bottom of the back seat, and one in each foot well. The rear was the easiest. If you lift the seat, and if you have leather not sure about cloth, there is a piece of black mesh. I used 3 zipties on each strip. Then ran the wires up the drivers side. Make sure you put the end of the LED strip with the wires in the direction you want the wire to go.
The fronts were a little trickier. I couldn't find a solid piece of plastic the length of the LED (you'll see when you start hanging upside down to find the grey wire). I just found 2-3 places and did the best I could. If you put it a few inches back you can't see the strip if it hangs a little.
To run the wire from the passenger side, there is a small gap behind the underneath of the radio (if that makes sense) that you can pull the wire through.
I soldered all the wires to 1 bigger wire which I T-tapped to the grey wire shown in the DIY. Now your footwells will turn on when you open the door or turn on your dome light.
I am thinking about doing this under the door as well. Saw some pics somewhere and thought it looked really cool.
Thanks for all the info man! I really aprec it!!
I have been trying to figure out a way to hold my power and ground wires to my speaker box with out it looking tacky. I think I found the way. A LED Black Widow emblem.
I am using 3/8" plexi glass, black plasti-dip. and 1 1/2" of LED strip from Autozone.
Started out with a sheet of plexi
I cut out the black widow emblem using a scroll saw. Here it is next to another emblem like the center console, for size comparison.
And with the light underneath.
The final version will have a plasti-dip emblem in the center so only a small amount of plexi will be seen. A trough will be milled underneath with 3 LED lights tucked up in. Not sure how the wiring will work yet.
Here is a better mock up
Basement paint shop! Lots and Lots of plasti-dip.
Sorry for the LONG LONG LONG delay. The plasti dip didnt work and I was pretty busy last week. I finally got around to repainting the emblem. Used Gloss Black Acrylic paint. 3 coats to cover up the LED lights.
And a general overview of the trunk
That was a good Idea with the wires.. It would have looked bad with just the wires being exposed. Instead you put it on display with the emblem and lighting and it looks really good. Great idea, im liking the trunk setup..
Received my 3D carbon kit early this week. Called the guy who is going to be painting and installing it for me. He is backed up at the moment and wont be able to get to it for a couple weeks.
Just got my JDP halo kit in the mail. In the process of putting it in!! Check it out!
Great build man! Very nice :)
car looks great man!
Love the black widow theme.
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