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Old 02-24-2011, 11:28 PM   #18
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**SWEET RIDE**

I love the blue and white combo on your Camaro. My buddy had a 69 El Camino with the blue and white paint scheme. He also had some gold pinstriping in the mix but I can't recall exactly how he did it. I believe he had his car's name on the tailgate and the fine pinstiping along the sides and around the edges of the white panels.

You have a good start and a good heart! Keep it up. BTW... I was 22 years old when I SOLD my 1969 Camaro SS 396... in 1978. DOH!!!! The time flies by quick. Enjoy EVERY minute!

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Old 02-24-2011, 11:41 PM   #19
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I love the blue and white combo on your Camaro. My buddy had a 69 El Camino with the blue and white paint scheme. He also had some gold pinstriping in the mix but I can't recall exactly how he did it. I believe he had his car's name on the tailgate and the fine pinstiping along the sides and around the edges of the white panels.

You have a good start and a good heart! Keep it up. BTW... I was 22 years old when I SOLD my 1969 Camaro SS 396... in 1978. DOH!!!! The time flies by quick. Enjoy EVERY minute!

Thanks for stopping by my thread too.

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Pinstriping sounds like an awesome idea! I hadn't even thought of that yet! Guess that's another thing to add to the list I think I need another job
Hope Orange Krate is being good to you! Thanks for stopping by!
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:16 PM   #20
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Following in her siblings footsteps, Mina will be adorned with Camaro5 stickers soon Placed my order this weekend and I can't wait to share our community with others...
And on that note, I had an awesome experience driving down JTB this past Saturday...I saw a RJT Camaro a few cars ahead of me. Usually, I flash my lights at fellow owners or give a wave and a thumbs up, but I knew I had to give this guy more.
In his backseat it looked like one of his kids was glued to the back window looking at my car. When I got closer I could see that they had a LT (not hating on v6's!) and the guy's son recognized the mail slot So I pulled up beside them and gave them my usual thumbs up
I could see their son was still drooling, so I showed them what a V8 with a muffler delete sounds like and sped off lol. I slowed down before I got off on my exit and waved again to the family as they went by.
My only wish is that I had the window stickers on so the owner might have seen and checked us out!
Just wanted to share the brief story, and say once again that I LOVE this forum. I look forward to reading these posts everyday and hopefully meeting more of you as the years go on...

Here's to Chevrolet and the Camaros we adore
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:16 AM   #21
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Posting pictures next week of Mina's "make-up" lol...I'm slowly starting the "whiteout" process
White gill vinyls on eBay
White rear panel-eBay
The guy doing my window tint will be putting these on at the same time !
All that's left (haha yeah right, we all say that at one point right?) is my Summit White heritage grill from Tonkin Chevrolet!
Oh and a Vararam...
And a...
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:11 PM   #22
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So today almost felt like my birthday
I got home from teaching and found a few surprises waiting on me...
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After all this website did for me I figured the least Mina and I could do was show a little support back. So, I ordered myself a shirt and Mina some body art...
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I also ordered a car cover (Poor Mina is literally yellow with all our pollen), a "whiteout" rear panel vinyl, and white thin gill vinyls.
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I did the rear panel first. It required A LOT of patience, but in the end and with a little help from a heat gun I managed to get it on neatly. Unfortunately the day was gone by the time I was done, so my only pic for now is blurry...
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Now onto the most frustrating and difficult piece I put on (for now lol)...the thin gill vinyls. First, I'd like to say I know I should have waited and had them put on professionally. And yes, I also know that you get what you paid for ($14.95). But even using the wet application method these lil' pieces of white tape were the biggest p.i.t.a! I ended up stretching one out, could not get any of them to follow the curve of the gill, and all they convinced me of doing is going ahead and having them painted in.
So, it's safe to say I'll be pulling these off after I visit a paint shop and let them "guess" at what I was attempting to do
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But it's all a learning process, and it's always nice to spend a sunny FL afternoon with the one you love hahahahaha...
Happy Modding!
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:14 PM   #23
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congrats, looks great
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:33 PM   #24
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congrats, looks great
Thanks! I'll post better pictures tomorrow
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:37 PM   #25
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:03 PM   #26
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I contacted the guy I ordered the gills from, told him about my difficulty, and he's sending me another set for free For a brief second the pride in me wanted to try it again but this time I'm definitely waiting and having someone else put them on lol.
Next up? Either Summit White heritage grill or Vararam...looks or speed?
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:51 AM   #27
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I would go with the Vararam. Look at your maf and make sure its not the weak one though. The heritage grill has been having a little QA issue lately. I would wait until it is fixed.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:04 PM   #28
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Heritage Grill!
Woo! So my dream design is coming together slowly...I was scared to take the leap, but I think it looks absolutely beautiful with the IBM. So this came from Gary's custom, I received it within a week, and finally got a chance to put it on today. A little patience was needed since I did it by myself, but it man it looks goooooood

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:29 AM   #29
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #30
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Purchased a Vararam no tune intake from another forum member this week AND a Diablosport Predator tuner from another member...I hope these mods slow me down for awhile. This is getting kinda costly...
But in other news!

**************BELT CHECK****************
Last night I heard my car squealing like Wilbur at a butcher shop. When I got home, I popped my hood, and managed to find the source of the noise...one of my belts. Anyway, it's been raining hard in Jax lately, and I thought (don't ask why) that maybe the rain had something to do with it and it would be better today. Definitely not the case.
I popped my hood when I got off of work today and had the sunlight to look, and discovered that my A/C belt was riding on top of the larger belt next to it. I have no idea how it got that bad, but luckily nothing rubbed through. I called my dealer, they told me to shoot over and they'd fix it. After reading through some other posts, I found out that a few other cars had this problem when the factory did not center them correctly. I told my mechanic that when I got there, he put the belt back on, and I was gone after thirty minutes max.
I'm going to keep watching it because if it slipped off once, I guarantee it'll do it again. Plus I'm worried about the integrity of the belt since it was rubbing the other one.
By the way my car has 3300 miles on it at this point.

So next time you're washing your car, pop your hood and check the smaller belt on the lower passenger side. This probably won't be a widespread problem, but just letting others know
Have a great day!

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:13 PM   #31
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Alright so I've been talking about painting my engine cover for awhile...but today I actually I did it
Well, kinda. I started late and so I'm only halfway done, but I got the blue painted today and I'm adding the white tomorrow! I was scared at first but it looks pretty sweet so far...can't wait to see it put back on.
I'll update this post with completed pictures soon...
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:38 PM   #32
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Man I am so jealous of your car I can't wait to be in your position when I am buying my 2013 Camaro lol
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:22 PM   #33
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Thanks! Can't wait to see what you do your '13! lol
Btw, I'm thinking about doing custom white hash marks on mine...I'll put up a drawing soon

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Old 04-12-2011, 02:18 PM   #34
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I got my Vararam unit yesterday I wish I had taken my car on a dyno beforehand so I could see what my gain is, but no big deal.
So installation was a bit tricky. I pulled my friend Steve who's a mechanic over at Nissan for some help, the directions made sense but it never hurts to have another hand. After test fitting a few times, we got the unit on and took it out for its first run. The idle was rough at the start, but I expected that. It cleared up in about a couple of minutes and we took it easy on the car, listening to the engine. We could smell gas when I opened it up on the highway, but only once. I didn't smell anything on my way to work this morning. The computer needs time to learn, and it dials in about 30-40 miles. Throttle response has been good, I looked at my MAF and it had a single letter with a giant X over it. I didn't know if this was still one that needed to be replaced or not, so I put the unit in anyway and decided if the car felt like it wasn't performing to par, I'd buy a new sensor. No complaints so far though.
Anyways, I hit 40 miles today on the way to work so I can start doing some "spirited" driving. Can't hit WOT until 100 miles, but so far the response does in fact feel better. But we all know how the butt dyno goes lol, I'd be interested in seeing where I'm at now...

Installed the Diablo tune this Thursday after hitting 100 miles...the car is wicked now. Not that it wasn't before but...man. I LOVE THIS CAR!
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