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Old 11-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Jewel's Journal

After having the car for several months now it is time to start my build thread.

Build Date: Feb 22, 2011
Adoption Date: April 9, 2011

My Camaro is a 2011 2LT/RS RJT. I named her Jewel and that is where I got my Camaro5 user name from. I have been obessed with the 5th Gen Camaro since the Summer of 2008. I finally had my dream come true back in April when I drove her off the lot. Here is a picture of her in my driveway back in WV.

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Here is another picture of her with my Cavalier (my DD)


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Mod List:
RJT Engine Cover
Black Tail light Bezels
Magnetic Rear Blackout
Camaro Lettering Delete
RJT/Black Bowtie
RJT/RS Fusebox cover
MRT v2 exhaust
20% Window Tint
Trunk and Front Bumper Blackouts
Roto-Fab Cold Air Intake painted RJT
ZL1 Front Bumper
MPD1 Rear Diffuser Painted Black
Pacesetter Long Tube Headers
Elite Catch Can
VMAX Black Ice-Olator
VMAX Spiral Ported Throttle Body


Dream List:
Hehehe, I aint tellin'

Dyno:
June 15, 2013 -
June 28, 2013 -

1/4 Mile Times:


Awards:
2013 Miracle Cruise Auto Show
3rd Annual Camaros for Heroes

Love Jewel
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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awesome start
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #3
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The first thing I added was this RJT engine cover to Jewel. I purchased the cover from 15thCamaro over the 4th of the July weekend. He sold his V6 and got a V8. He wanted someone to have the cover that loved Camaros so he sold it to me.

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I then painted my bezels with plastidip.
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Then added a magnetic blackout, which I hope to do vinyl or paint in the spring. I am not sure if I want to keep the bowtie. Suggestions are welcome.
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My car was vandalized over the summer and when they repainted the car I had them remove the Camaro lettering. I really would like to replace them with black lettering someday.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:06 PM   #4
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Keep the bowtie. A local guy took the bowtie off and did the black strip and it looks weird. Leave the bowtie but an RJT one.

Engine cover looks good. RJT looks very nice with white rally's!
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:29 PM   #5
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Keep the bowtie. A local guy took the bowtie off and did the black strip and it looks weird. Leave the bowtie but an RJT one.

Engine cover looks good. RJT looks very nice with white rally's!

Thanks for the advice. I was thinking of removing the front bowtie and keeping the back on and painting it RJT. I think the front looks so clean without the bowtie. This is something to think about over the winter and look at more photos on C5.

My rallys are actually silver. It is a mistake a lot of people make and the pictures are not all that great.

Thanks for checking out my thread.

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Old 11-24-2011, 10:29 PM   #6
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Oh, cool... I bet silver looks great... prob better than white actually.
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:37 AM   #7
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Here is some cool photos of Jewel:




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Old 11-25-2011, 11:44 AM   #8
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Cool

get one of the lighted rear bowties. it can stay on all the time and then act like a brake light if you what it to. i have one. looks cool. there are some pics on here some where of it. any help with pics from you other guys?
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:22 PM   #9
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Lookin good so far! I'd go no front bowtie and RJT rear bowtie
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:26 PM   #10
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:02 PM   #11
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Awesome job so far on Jewel, Nicole.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:57 PM   #12
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Jewel, I would keep the bowtie, and color match the chrome part with RJT and paint or plastidip the inside black to match the rear strip and underneath diffuser. It would pull together the RJT and black and still look suttle. OOORRRRRRRR RJT the chrome part and silver out the Bowtie to match your rallys, it would be a bit brighter but still stay within the color theme of your car. Just my .02
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:45 PM   #13
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Awesome build!
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #14
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:56 PM   #15
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Beautiful car, fantastic color, great ideas. I'd like to see what a RJT bowtie would look like.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:32 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone for checking out my thread and for the excellent ideas. After reading what everyone has to say, I still don't know what I am going to do.

Well I have a few months to decide before she comes out of storage.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:38 AM   #17
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Nice Pictures of the car Nicole ,won't be long before you will be enjoying her again.

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Thanks everyone for checking out my thread and for the excellent ideas. After reading what everyone has to say, I still don't know what I am going to do.

Well I have a few months to decide before she comes out of storage.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:42 AM   #18
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Nice Pictures of the car Nicole ,won't be long before you will be enjoying her again.

I am going home to visit her this weekend. I hope the weather is nice and there is no salt on the roads. I will be roaring the streets with her.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:08 AM   #19
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Looking Good Jewel!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:17 AM   #20
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Car Looks Awesome!!!!!So far I've only done the tinted @ 25%, Next up is the Strips
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:33 PM   #21
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nice car! I like your build journal - seems like we have a lot more in common in the regard to modding, outside of the shared RJT

I purchased the SLP gloss vinyl for the rear & somewhat regret that money lost - could have been done with $5 vinyl off of ebay + cutting...which is exactly what I did for my front bow tie. Opposite for the SLP gills - fade graphic is worth the money. Maybe you'd like to try those inexpensive mods since you're looking for ideas.

I like the black out you have done on the rear! I intended on putting my rear bow-tie back on bc in a way it looked like something was missing - like a face w/o a nose.....BUT it really looked sporty after a while.

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Old 12-14-2011, 12:57 PM   #22
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:39 PM   #23
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Lookin' good Jewel (the car does, too) Here is my painted RJT bowtie
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:52 AM   #24
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Does anyone have this done to their Camaro? I am in love with this interior.

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Old 12-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #25
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would love to see! there is the black series (i think) that was a real life version of that render. the red gauges are very ferrari.
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