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Old 04-22-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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One Week Old - Mod Pics

Its been one week since ive pulled her off the lot. And, ive been busy doing some mods to it. Painted taillight bezels, blackout taillights, debadged, bowtie delete, hood pins, and axle back 3" straight pipes. I know everyone says the v6 sounds terrible with the muffler delete, but mine sounds amazing with the 3" pipes, I get complements ever where I go that It sounds like a badass old muscle car, people cant believe the sound.

This video isnt my car, but this is exactly what I did to mine, and this is exactly how mine sounds.

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
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Great looking car!
I like everything except the hood pins. (Just don't care for them personally)
Although it looks like you used coated wire rope on the pins, it will most likely wear the paint off wherever the wire touches the paint.
I'd also be concerned about the connection of the wire to the codder pin. Looks like it's gonna chip the paint if it hits it.
Not bashing you, your car you should make it your own. Just concerned about the paint on your new car.

Good luck!
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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Yeah I must say I'm not a fan of the hood pins either. They may look better if they didn't have the rope thing attached.

Nice car, glad you are enjoying it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:56 PM   #4
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Show pics after a month of driving with those cables bouncing around. Everything else looks nice, vid sounds good. But why the hood pins?
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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Show pics after a month of driving with those cables bouncing around. Everything else looks nice, vid sounds good. But why the hood pins?
I just like the look of the pins, always have. But the entire wire is coated in plastic up to the pin, so no metal is hitting the paint at all. Just the clear plastic sleeve around the wire, So the paint will be fine.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #6
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The hood pins with the cables?

WHY?
That is the way all the old school muscle hood pins were. They were always tethered.

It's amazing how pulling a few small things off make the car look different.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:21 PM   #7
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Very cool! You don't see a lot of hood pins out there. That separates you from everyone else. Congrats on the car!
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I like the look but it the wire covered with plastic may do damage if your hood or whatever the wire is attached to flexes. Just make sure there's room! Nice car!
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #9
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Don't really care for the pins
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:52 PM   #10
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no metal is hitting the paint at all. Just the clear plastic sleeve around the wire, So the paint will be fine.
Not true. Just the rubbing action from the wind will wear and scratch your paint even though the wire is coated.

People who have soft car covers will find that the wind blowing eventually wears and scratches the paint when the car is parked and covered, and that's just fabric. Be careful!
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:05 PM   #11
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Not true. Just the rubbing action from the wind will wear and scratch your paint even though the wire is coated.

People who have soft car covers will find that the wind blowing eventually wears and scratches the paint when the car is parked and covered, and that's just fabric. Be careful!
Thanks for the info.
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looks good but your next mod should be RIMS
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:48 PM   #13
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hood pins
sorry

painted taillights r nice but i think it looks to plain with no bow tie
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #14
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I think if you got rid of the cables on the hood pins that would help the look. I'm not a huge hood pin guy either, but I respect you wanting to make your Camaro look different from those on the road.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #15
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Looks great, I'm constantly kicking around the idea of debadging my camaro. I've debadged every other car I've owned just not sure if I want to on this one or not.
Anyway like I said looks great and congrats on your camaro
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Thanks for the info.
You know what might be a good idea?? Clear bra for that area
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:20 PM   #17
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You know what might be a good idea?? Clear bra for that area
great idea, im gonna do that for sure
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:04 PM   #18
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It's almost like you're embarrassed to drive a Chevy Camaro!

I like the tail light bezels and tinted tails... not crazy about the bow tie delete on the back with nothing else there.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:28 PM   #19
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Ilike the hood pins...looks nice!
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:36 PM   #20
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I think if you get hood strips the pins would look so much better. they would accent the hood. as it stands now your eyes go straight to the pins. I like them tough!
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very nice, I like the hood pins.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:32 PM   #22
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Looks good, I like the old school hood pins! Nice job!
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In the early 1st gen camaros, the hood pins were designed to keep people from getting under their hood. Anyone could pop the hood. Now with the newer cars, the hood is unlatched from inside the car, then released from the outside.

I see the concept of having the retro look of the hood pins, but its not my cup of tea. This is the 5th Gen and not the 1st gen. Your car, if it makes you happy. Right on.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:09 AM   #24
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i like the hood pins as much as i like seeing a fwd car with a huge spoiler
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:22 AM   #25
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Man those hood pins are terrible...why? Sounds as good as a v6 can.
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