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bitinas 05-17-2013 04:00 PM

AREA 51 Build Journal
 
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Hey everybody. Let me introduce you to my new love. Her name is A51. (I was always curious about secret us military base - area 51. Not that long ago I read Annie Jacobsen's book - Area 51, which was the best book I've ever read. So that's how my Camaro got her name.) She was born in May 2011 in Oshawa, Canada. I met her on 11/23/12 in Janesville, Wisconsin. It was love from the first sight. From the first time I saw her she charmed my heart. How can you not fall in love with such beauty! I took her home on 11/28/12. From that moment her steel heart and my human heart beat as one...

Update 7/27/2013
When I bought my camaro I knew that I can find its build date on the edge of the drivers door. When you open the door there is a sticker with build month and year. And just recently I find out that there is another sticker under the hood on the left/passengers side in front of the engine on the frame, which has not only month and year, but also the day camaro was build. So my A51 has officially her birthday on 5/18/2013

Mods:
1. Cargo net
2. TL1 hood insert (AGM color)
3. ZL1 style roof, trunk & spoiler stripes (black matte)
4. Rear quarter window louver decals (black matte)
5. Rear quarter panel side vent decals (faded black color)
6. Wheel canter cap insert decals (IOM color)
7. Custom painted front and rear bowties (IOM/AGM colors)
8. IVS Havoc rear spoiler (AGM color)
9. Custom made A51 emblems for trunk, grille and hood
10. ZL1 grille
11. Showstoppers LED side markers
12. Custom painted tail lights bezel (black matte color)
13. CAI inc cold air intake (AGM color with IOM accents)
14. Rear bumper blackout (black matte)
15. Gibson performance axle-back exhaust
16. Stillen/Street scene side skirts (IOM color)
17. Stillen/Street scene front splitter (AGM color)

Steven13 05-18-2013 10:54 PM

sweet car, i wish i wouldve gotten a IOM also, or the RJT. I was stupid for going with white. I gotta say though, I'm not the biggest fan of the painted rims, I got the bare aluminum version of the same wheels. sure the brush strokes arent uniform at all, but im a bare metal kinda guy.

too bad ou dont have the RS package either, thats another thing i wish i had. just more room for improvement huh?

RED DEMON SS 05-18-2013 11:25 PM

Welcome to the Permagrin Club!:biggrin:

bitinas 05-19-2013 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Steven13 (Post 6561421)
sweet car, i wish i wouldve gotten a IOM also, or the RJT. I was stupid for going with white. I gotta say though, I'm not the biggest fan of the painted rims, I got the bare aluminum version of the same wheels. sure the brush strokes arent uniform at all, but im a bare metal kinda guy.

too bad ou dont have the RS package either, thats another thing i wish i had. just more room for improvement huh?

thanks man,
talking about white camaro, take a look at this thread : http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175553
in my opinion this guy -ZoMBiE_KMF - has the best looking white v6 in this forum. it doesn't matter what color is your car, you can make it look bad ass.
i didn't buy RS package on purpose. i knew that i'm gonna get different spoiler and different rims, so i chose non-RS model. as you say - more room for improvement.
talking about wheels, i have stock 19' wheels. they are not painted. maybe it looks different in the photos

P.S. english is my second language. i'm originally from europe, so apologies if i make some mistakes

P.P.S. upgrades coming soon ;)

bitinas 05-19-2013 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by RED DEMON SS (Post 6561550)
Welcome to the Permagrin Club!:biggrin:

thanks :cool:
good to be here :headbang:

Steven13 05-20-2013 09:11 PM

btw, Meguiar's liquid wax to the front bumper and hood, works quickly and fast. its good affordable maintenance protection against the elements. it comes with an applicator pad, and you just need to pick up 2 plush microfiber wipes.

xVengeancex28 05-20-2013 10:09 PM

Welcome, loving the IOM, great color choice!

ZoMBiE_KMF 05-21-2013 07:37 AM

Awesome, thanks for the great compliment! :D

:popcorn: I'll be watching to see how this build goes.

camaro_RS 05-21-2013 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by bitinas (Post 6556227)
Hey everybody. Let me introduce you to my new love. Her name is A51. (I was always curious about secret us military base - area 51. Not that long ago I read Annie Jacobsen's book - Area 51, which was the best book I've ever read. So that's how my Camaro got her name.) She was born in May 2011 in Oshawa, Canada. I met her on 11/23/12 in Janesville, Wisconsin. It was love from the first sight. From the first time I saw her she charmed my heart. How can you not fall in love with such beauty! I took her home on 11/28/12. From that moment her steel heart and my human heart beat as one...

Come on, man!! You at least have had to do some minor mods in the past 5 months?? You've at least blacked out the bowties, no??? :noidea:

Lets see some pics! :headbang:

bitinas 05-21-2013 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by camaro_RS (Post 6570433)
Come on, man!! You at least have had to do some minor mods in the past 5 months?? You've at least blacked out the bowties, no??? :noidea:

Lets see some pics! :headbang:

no, i didn't black out bowties :) but i was thinking about that. my first upgrade to the car was cargo net for the trunk. seriously :)
but we are here not to talk about cargo nets, right? :)

so here are some photos of my real first upgrade:
thank you ACS Composite for awesome TL1 hood insert and
thank you All Auto Body inc (elk grove village, il) for amazing paint job and installation
the insert color is AGM

ZoMBiE_KMF 05-21-2013 09:29 PM

Looks sweet!

Steven13 05-22-2013 10:10 PM

TL1 insert, link please?

bitinas 05-22-2013 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Steven13 (Post 6577628)
TL1 insert, link please?

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254901

bitinas 05-26-2013 10:51 AM

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so I put some stripes and decals on the car.
ZL1 style roof & trunk stripes and rear quarter window louver decals from www.ridergraphix.com Camaro Fade Side Vent Highlight Decals and wheel canter cap insert decals from www.revolution-motorsports.comthanks www.x-tremegraphics.com ( lombard, il ) for installation

bitinas 06-12-2013 09:23 PM

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so this weekend i installed ivs havoc rear spoiler. i had it sitting painted in my garage for 3 weeks. the reason it took me so long to install it, is poor poor service of the body shop i bought the spoiler from. so i bought the spoiler from custom classics, lake island, il. they are official retailers for ivs auto. when i went to pick up painted spoiler, they forgot to give me a template for drilling holes in the trunk. they gave me a package with installation instructions, double sided tape, adhesive promoter and there supposed to be template in the package. and i made a mistake that i only looked inside that package when i got home. so i called them and asked about the template. they said that they will look for it and will call me back. 3 days later i called again, because they didn't call me back. and this time they said that they don't have to provide me the template because they don't get them from ivs. even though they guaranteed me while ordering that they will give me the template. so of course i got pissed. i called ivs auto and talked with Adam. he said that he will mail couple of templates to custom classics for me. about a week later i called the body shop again. they said that they have the template and will mail it to me. so after few days i received a thank you letter from them, but no template. so i emailed my address to Adam from ivs and asked to send the template directly to me. he said he will send it. this was two weeks ago. i still didn't get my template. horrible service.
so i drilled the holes in the trunk by description from other forum members. it wasn't perfect, so i have to widen the holes to make it work. so finally i have my spoiler installed, but i will never use custom classics again

i also installed custom painted bowtie. thanks Lupe from River City Creations & Lighting.
and also installed custom A51 emblem. thanks to Roger from emblempros
so my camaro officially have her name badge :thumbup:

bitinas 06-22-2013 05:56 PM

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installed zl1 grille and custom painted bowtie. thanks again Lupe from River City Creations & Lighting. also added A51 emblem. thanks to Roger from emblempros

bitinas 06-23-2013 09:07 PM

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I got this awesome gift from my girlfriend on our anniversary :clap2: Looks like these bobbleheads having as much fun as I do :RockinVert5thGen:

Aubrey64 06-23-2013 10:18 PM

Awesome build! And that bobble head is bad ass!

bitinas 06-30-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Aubrey64 (Post 6706939)
Awesome build! And that bobble head is bad ass!

thanks


I went to showstopper's open house this saturday, and got my led side markers installed. They look really nice. Thanks Pete

jokerkojack 07-01-2013 12:14 AM

I just seen this ride and love it!! The insert is AMAZING on the hood!

jokerkojack 07-01-2013 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Aubrey64 (Post 6706939)
Awesome build! And that bobble head is bad ass!



Being that bobble to next event! Everyone will love it

bitinas 07-01-2013 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by jokerkojack (Post 6737232)
I just seen this ride and love it!! The insert is AMAZING on the hood!

Thanks man :thanks: , loooking forward to see your new hood

pierre777 07-01-2013 08:55 AM

looking good keepem cominn.

bitinas 07-07-2013 01:41 PM

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I changed my tail light bezels to black matte. Did this couple weeks ago, just didn't have time to post it here. Got them from River City Creations & Lighting.

LoneStar 07-07-2013 10:06 PM

Your car looks great! Mods are coming along nicely!!! The hood insert and stripe really give the car an aggressive edge!


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