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migy89 12-09-2012 03:31 PM

Z/28 replica project
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Hello everyone! My name is Migy and im from northern california. My father has restored a 1969 Z/28 camaro in his image and has now passed it down to me. Since i grew up around that car i have become a camaro fanatic, more so than others. About 4 months ago i was able to sell a 2002 stage 2 Roush mustang (yes i know.. its a ford... lol) and have enough money for a down payment on my new 2013 Camaro 2SS/RS M6.
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Here are my cars, with the third photo being both of my babys in the garage. My plan is to paint the same stripes on the '13 as they are on the '69 along with the Z/28 Badges. So far the only modifications i have done to the '13 is paint matched the rear deffusior and tinted all 5 windows excluding the windshield of course. Here are the photos of the Tint, before and after
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i Have PLENTY of additions that will be done to Renee (the '13's name) and ill probably start a seperate thread for the '69 camaro that is still nameless. Thanks for spending some time on reading my post! :chevy:

P.S. Here is a little prayer for all us gearheads and car lovers
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migy89 12-09-2012 07:04 PM

Here is a list of mods that I want to do. It will probably take me a few years to get everything done due to income restrictions.

Magnuson’s MP2300 TVS Supercharger Kit
Hotchkis Stage 3 Total Vehicle System Race Package
*Revision* Unrestricted Motorsports Generation 1 Spoiler
Custom Painted Rally Stripes matching my '69 Camaro
BBK CAI in polished
Apex Air Scoop and Washer fluid replacement Kit.
*Revision* Muffler Delete with new 3" tips, then upgrade to Lingefelter SS 3.0" Axle Back Exhaust with 4" Polished Tips
Retain Factory Cats (for now)
Borla Shorty Headers
GM Heritage Grill Paint Matched
*Revision* Seibon Carbon Fiber OEM Style(GMPP) Ground FX Kit or GM Painted Ground FX Kit (leaning more towards the carbon fiber)
*Revision*Apex Motorsports sold Technostalgia Rapid Fire Sequential LED Tail lights with Afterburner
LED Reverse Lights
Removal of All Chevy Bowties and SS Emblems
Reproduction '69 Z/28 Fender, Grille, and Rear Emblems
Reproduction '69 Camaro Header and Fender Emblems
Camaro Concept Side Marker with SMD Strip (Smoked Lens)
Anvil Auto Billet Side Gills

Most of the parts will be ordered from RPI Designs along with Phastek Performance and Apex Motorsports, which I thank C5 for leading me to them. The repo emblems will either be bought from steves camaros in nor cal bay area or from a box that my father has hidden with extra emblems for our '69.

That seems to be all that's on my list at the moment. Slowy finding more parts that I fall in love with. There hasn't been any interior mods that have caught my eye yet, but we shall see in the days to come.

sonic656 12-09-2012 07:19 PM

Should be a neat build!

migy89 12-09-2012 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by sonic656 (Post 5897317)
Should be a neat build!

I sure hope so! Ive seen a few camaros with the original Z/28 badges on them and so far it looks sick!

migy89 04-24-2013 06:47 PM

So now for a small update!

I got pulled over to tinted front driver and passenger windows (california CHP) so that has now been removed (for now *wink*) also I just recieved my Federal tax return in the mail which means ill be doing the Gen 1 spoiler and 69 style rally stripes very soon hopefully!!

midnighter 04-24-2013 06:48 PM

That '69 :bow:

migy89 04-24-2013 06:55 PM

:thanks: My dad bought that car as a rollling chassis and built it up from there so i am truly lucky to have it.

midnighter 04-24-2013 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by migy89 (Post 6465117)
:thanks: My dad bought that car as a rollling chassis and built it up from there so i am truly lucky to have it.

It's a beauty!

ssmike 04-24-2013 07:27 PM

Oh yea! Love that '69! :bow: Your build sounds like it's gonna be sick! Good luck with it and have a fun journey getting there!

migy89 06-03-2013 07:09 PM

Fate and parents being stupid will always be in the way.... The reason I say this is because the stripes and spoiler for Renee will be on hold yet again. Why you ask? The money I have saved up was going to be used for such modifications, but due to recent event I will be using such money to help my parents pay off some of the credit card debt so I dont have to hear there incessant yelling at each other about money... Wish me luck that I begin to get some side work. Def want to get my spoiler at least...

migy89 09-23-2013 12:25 PM

Good news!!!! Some time in mid-August, some punk kids egged my car. Thankfully it was only a single egg but it did damage the clear on the driver door. Why is this good news?? well it just so happens that they actually scratched my hood slightly where the stripes would be if i would hav had it done by now. With that being said I can now have the insurance pay for part of the stripes on Renee! There will still be some time to wait before i get the spoiler, but thats only 400 bucks! Slowly but surely!

menendez1293 09-23-2013 12:29 PM

:drool: Love that 69

migy89 04-22-2014 01:24 AM

Man... It sure has been a minute since I've last logged on. I think its time for an update.

I never got the stripes done on Renee due to the body shop owner being a d!(k, thats me putting it simply. With that out of the way, I started a new job in october of last year and I've been driving a 120 mi commute up untill two months ago. Now the car is finally getting well deserved rest and is back at the body shop to take care of the bad polishing they did when the repaired the paint from last time.

Now.... for the good stuff.

I JUST ORDERED PARTS!!! Got a BBK CAI in a polished finish and new LED DRL bulbs with the DRL Harness to allow them to stay on when the headlights turn on. Im excited!! :happyanim::wave:

Pharmaro 04-22-2014 09:18 AM

Bring on the mods! Can't wait to see how you pay tribute to the Z on your late model. There's a guy in my club who has done a retro 69 pace car theme on his 12 vert and it's amazing.

Behic2320 04-22-2014 11:01 AM

Very cool, can't wait to see what you have in store for another beast :)

Dznts 04-22-2014 11:39 AM


c5Legend 04-22-2014 01:13 PM

both nice cars, your ss with the 69 stripes in the same color will be nice!

migy89 04-28-2014 12:57 AM

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So, one of the first modifications I've done to the car besides tint was a pcv catch can. C5 member Never Satisfied did me a solid and sold me his rx catch can in a carbon firber finish at a great price.
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Then I finally got my LED Fog lights in just this past Thursday.

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Things are slowly coming together... if all goes well ill either have my stripes or APEXMotorsports lowering springs soon, oh and hopefully by the beginning of next week Ill get my muffler delete to satisfy my need of that throaty exhaust note.

migy89 05-03-2014 06:07 PM

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On the 29th of April I finally received my BBK CAI from UPS. I was super stoked to install it that very moment. Here is a photo of it installed prior to me cleaning up the engine bay
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The sound that the intake makes is just intoxicating! I have to stay calm and not floor so I dont get a ticket haha. Hopefully exhaust will come this coming week.

migy89 05-19-2014 10:50 PM

At this very moment I am at a dilemma... Spend the extra money on lowering springs OR save it and put it towards the painted stripes..... Decisions, decisions... >_>

aquablueL99 05-20-2014 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by migy89 (Post 7678718)
At this very moment I am at a dilemma... Spend the extra money on lowering springs OR save it and put it towards the painted stripes..... Decisions, decisions... >_>

Stripes.....Love both cars...You are blessed to have the 69....

Kurt ABL99...:chevy:

migy89 05-20-2014 11:49 PM


Originally Posted by aquablueL99 (Post 7679294)
Stripes.....Love both cars...You are blessed to have the 69....

Kurt ABL99...:chevy:

I believe I'll be going that route.

Thank you Kurt ABL99 I totally thank my father for the 69 and helping me with the gen 5.

migy89 06-30-2014 12:59 AM

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About 3 weeks ago I went into my local muffler shop and had the guy do a muffler delete on the car. The moment I went to turn the key for the first time after it was done, I almost made a mess in my boxers! Lovin the sound that it has now. :happyanim:

Old Mufflers
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migy89 02-10-2015 11:25 PM

Well look who has decided to come back to C5!!! Lol... Got a few updates on Renee! Finally installed the apex motorsports lowering springs and a ZL1 strut tower bar (yes it does fit under my SS hood with no problems). I also added the LED mailslot scanner and another one to shine through the grill. Ill post some pictures up soon. Depending on income tax return, I might be able to finally do the stripes and spoiler... but we shall see!!

LionMaro 02-16-2015 11:13 AM

hey buddy, the car is looking good so far! How much did the muffler delete cost you?

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