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Bumble Beast 04-18-2012 09:00 PM

Transformation -> Bee to Beast
 
Well I probably should have read a few other journals to see how they organized them, but I'm going to start off with an introduction. My name is James, I'm 26, in the army, and have been in love with the Camaro since the age I discovered the meaning of "sports car". American muscle is what it's all about, and I think the bow tie is the best. That being said, this is the first Camaro I have owned. I've had my eye on the 5th Gen since I first got wind of their production. My time in the army, deployments, and other obstacles have kept me from owning my dream car up until recently.
I purchased "Bumble Beast" February 14th, 2012 and so far have done a few basic cosmetic mods which I will show. I'm very excited to bounce ideas off of everyone here and turn this Camaro into the sickest beast on the road.:headbang:

Brand New Out Of The Box
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79406
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79407
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79408
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79409

First Cosmetic Mods:
Black, Carbon Fiber Pattern Vinyl
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/camaro...ie%20Vinyl.jpg
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/camaro...ront%20End.jpg


Markers Blacked

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79129
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79130

Tail Lights Blacked

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79135

So you can call me a nerd if you want, but when the Transformers movie came out, the very first one, and I saw the new 5th Gen Camaro... I freaked. I fell in love with the damn car... when I finally went to the dealer to decide which color scheme and options I wanted, I was determined to stay away from the "Transformers" edition, and get something not everyone had seen. I tried a few on for size, but when I walked past the new 2012 Transformers edition, saw the intimate details... I was hooked... and so I thought it would be a cool idea to take the language they used on the spoiler and front bumper, and put it on the sides of the car. I found a local tint place which did all my marker and light blackouts... and asked them to find a translator and spell out the word "Bumble Beast" in the heiroglyphics. Voila! here they are!! Since application, I've had multiple occasions where people will flag me down in traffic to ask me what they mean. I love 'em, and think they go great with the car.
Vinyl Decals "Bumble Beast" in Heiroglyphics

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79136
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79403
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79402
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79404
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79131

So I decided to go out and get these made, I'm a Chevy and Camaro die-hard. Would love to bring more people into the group.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79405

-Update 04/20/2012-

So I've got my windshield decal in from RiderGraphix.com. Washed my car today in preparation of applying it and... rain... for the next few days. FML. Tomorrow I'm going to the local tint shop to see if they'll install it for me for cheap and talk to them about a new decal on my back windshield... Autobot Symbol with the bow-tie blended in. With any luck I'll get my 4pc million color led interior kit installed tomorrow too! Pics will be posted upon completion :)
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79400
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79401


-Update 04/22/2012-

I was finally able to get into my local tint shop and get the decals put on... "BUMBLE BEAST" on the windshield... and on the back, Autobot symbol with the bowtie blended in. I'm psyched, I love it, and already almost caused an accident on my way home from the stares. :thumbup: I decided to put the shop decals on my car as well, with how awesome the service has been. Enjoy the pics!

WINDSHIELD BEFORE
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79513

WINDSHIELD AFTER
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79514


REAR WINDOW BEFORE
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79515

REAR WINDOW AFTER
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79516
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79517

TINT INC - ONLY WAY TO GO
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79521
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=79520

pyr0b0y 04-18-2012 09:04 PM

picked one of the loudest colors out there! Enjoy my friend, post up some pics when you get a chance!

stlrammer 04-18-2012 09:10 PM

Thanks for serving your country! Welcome and congrats. I'm a wanabee bumblebee. I love your ride. Suggestion for 1st upgrade is GMPP exhaust.

http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/...92206992-2.jpg

Bumble Beast 04-21-2012 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pyr0b0y (Post 4828588)
picked one of the loudest colors out there! Enjoy my friend, post up some pics when you get a chance!

Thanks man, I definitely am enjoying it... plenty of pics up, take a look.

Bumble Beast 04-21-2012 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stlrammer (Post 4828619)
Thanks for serving your country! Welcome and congrats. I'm a wanabee bumblebee. I love your ride. Suggestion for 1st upgrade is GMPP exhaust.

http://i1041.photobucket.com/albums/...92206992-2.jpg

Thank you. For exhaust I'm actually eyeing the Borla ATAK Catback Exhaust system.... sounds just the way I think a muscle car should!

FINALLYSATISFIED 04-21-2012 11:30 PM

NICE ride. Not feelin' the door decals but hey to each his own. Pointless to blank out your license plate. You are the only TF Camaro with those "Bumble Beast" decals on your doors in Maryland I can promise you that now if I ever see your ride I'll make sure to write down your plate info. :evil:

Bumble Beast 04-21-2012 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MY1STCAMAR0 (Post 4845085)
NICE ride. Not feelin' the door decals but hey to each his own. Pointless to blank out your license plate. You are the only TF Camaro with those "Bumble Beast" decals on your doors in Maryland I can promise you that now if I ever see your ride I'll make sure to write down your plate info. :evil:


LMAO... It was kind of a second thought, the blanking of the license plate. Once I get my vanity plates it wont matter, and you're probably right about the door decals. Don't think anyone else has them. I like 'em, that's what matters. Bumble Beast wanted a tattoo... had to give it to him. :cool:

2010 SSRS 04-22-2012 12:00 AM

your Camaro looks awesome.

FINALLYSATISFIED 04-22-2012 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bumble Beast (Post 4845189)
LMAO... It was kind of a second thought, the blanking of the license plate. Once I get my vanity plates it wont matter, and you're probably right about the door decals. Don't think anyone else has them. I like 'em, that's what matters. Bumble Beast wanted a tattoo... had to give it to him. :cool:

He's not even 18? Well I guess they let you slide at the tatt' shop. They made you sign the parents consent form, huh? :D

aquablueL99 04-22-2012 07:23 AM

I like it..."bunches"....love the high wing....Nicely done....ABL99...:chevy:

camaro_RS 04-22-2012 09:13 AM

Nice build, man!! I've always liked the Transformers theme. Way to make it your own!!! Very unique.

Bumble Beast 04-22-2012 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2010 SSRS (Post 4845191)
your Camaro looks awesome.

Thanks, yours aint so shabby either!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by MY1STCAMAR0 (Post 4845213)
He's not even 18? Well I guess they let you slide at the tatt' shop. They made you sign the parents consent form, huh? :D

Ba ha ha! Nah, no parental consent form, they were too worried he might transform and wreck shop ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by aquablueL99 (Post 4845738)
I like it..."bunches"....love the high wing....Nicely done....ABL99...:chevy:

I've always been a fan of spoilers that were raised, the 2012 Transformers edition came with it stock, which was just icing on the cake...

Quote:

Originally Posted by camaro_RS (Post 4845982)
Nice build, man!! I've always liked the Transformers theme. Way to make it your own!!! Very unique.

Thanks brother!! This is truly a passion of mine. Keep checking back as I'm nowhere near finished. :thumbsup:

Bumble Beast 04-22-2012 05:37 PM

Update, new graphics.

atma 04-24-2012 04:18 PM

your "Windshield Stock" photo is not a photo of a windshield

Bumble Beast 04-25-2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atma (Post 4858893)
your "Windshield Stock" photo is not a photo of a windshield

Haha, so you're right, nice catch:facepalm:. Fixed it.

Bumble Beast 05-06-2012 01:00 PM

Got my personalized plates in yesterday!! :Dhttp://img.tapatalk.com/4589940f-bc0a-7587.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/4589940f-bc29-cce4.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/4589940f-bc33-6917.jpg

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ifiwasperfect 07-07-2012 02:14 PM

Cool! hoping to see you around!

markkk 07-07-2012 08:41 PM

looking good!!

Bumble Beast 08-24-2012 10:28 PM

Definitely time for another update...
So the original plan was to not spend any more money on cosmetic modifications and save for the Borla exhaust I want... haha, I found ways around that plan...
End result??

*Painted bowties

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=89010


*Plasti-dipped tail light bezels

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=89012


*Transformer language hood decals that say "American Muscle" (Ironic right?)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=89009
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=89008


*Plasti-dipped Speedometer gauge trim.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=89011

Jofrog 08-29-2012 07:45 PM

Hey nice car! The "next gen" to mine! Don't want to be a bubble-burster, but the language on the hood looks backwards? It should read the other direction, shouldn't it? At least, judging by the number of letters in each word. Were the decals switched?

Bumble Beast 08-29-2012 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jofrog (Post 5510467)
Hey nice car! The "next gen" to mine! Don't want to be a bubble-burster, but the language on the hood looks backwards? It should read the other direction, shouldn't it? At least, judging by the number of letters in each word. Were the decals switched?

Hahaha, nice catch, and it was done intentionally. Since the decals are on either side of the hood and can be seen together (unlike the ones on my doors) I wanted it to be symmetric, so one side, if translated, would read "ELCSUM NACIREMA", lol. But it's in Transformer lingo, so I can get away with it.

Blk-Ice 08-29-2012 09:40 PM

Lookin good there Bumble Beast!

USAR1LT 08-30-2012 02:52 AM

To a fellow T3 owner and a brother soldier: Great to see you enjoying that car!

I like that engine cover; I suspect that is the V8 iteration one can purchase through chevymall, yes?

Dizzy 08-30-2012 03:51 AM

bro ur car screems hey look at me, nice job on the translater, wounder if they could do translate dutches for me,and before i go eeerraahhh

Jofrog 08-30-2012 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bumble Beast (Post 5511047)
Hahaha, nice catch, and it was done intentionally. Since the decals are on either side of the hood and can be seen together (unlike the ones on my doors) I wanted it to be symmetric, so one side, if translated, would read "ELCSUM NACIREMA", lol. But it's in Transformer lingo, so I can get away with it.

Oooooh got it. Well I do love symmetry so I have to agree with that. You mean there aren't a bunch of people who speak/read Cybertronian out there? Am I the only one? So lonely.... LOL:laugh:


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