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Old 06-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #26
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JDP RS Halo Kit



So far I have jacked up the car and pulled out the wheel wells. Will update as the night goes on.

First attempt at taking off the bumper. Need to watch the video once more. 4th times the charm. I found it easier to get to the 10mm bolts by removing the wheel well completely.

Here is the front bumper off with the module hooked up ready to do a test to make sure the lights work.



THEY WORK!!!



Head lights out ready for a small surgery. I found this very simple... the second light. The first light took me about an hour. I have all the recommended tools and it was still tricky. The second light took about 20 min. Putting them back together was a snap. I didn't need to use a magnet for the small screws.



All that is removed is this tiny led.



Another test to make sure I didn't mess anything up putting the lights back together.

The control module is attached to the back of the bumper support right in front of the radiator




Finally had some time to grab a couple quick pictures of the project that was finished a month ago. I have been waiting for my photographer to take some good pictures. She is very busy so these will have to do for now.

All the pictures have the scanner bar ON. Right now both the scanner bar and halos are on one switch.

Red - Used most often



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Old 06-08-2012, 02:02 PM   #27
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Picked up some spray tint last night. Gonna tint my tail lights and eventually spray my side markers.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #28
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Tail light tint

Picked up some spray tint at Wal-Mart.

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First I took the plastic cover off the top of the light housing. Its held in by 3 plastic clips that came out very easily with a flat head screw driver. Then I removed the chrome bezels. These pulled off extremely easily as well. No tooling required. I discovered it gets very dirty behind the bezels. good time to get it all cleaned up!



Getting the lights out was a bit tricky. They are each held in by 3 10mm nuts. I wasnt able to get a wrench in to a couple of the places, but most of them were only hand tight.



Once the nuts are off and you twist the bulb out, the light slides right out.



Time to tint



After tint. I did one thick coat. Friends that have done this say they get better results with one coat than with several light coats



After they dry Ill have pics of them installed.

Here they are installed with no trim. Getting them back in was pretty simple. A couple of the nuts were hard to get back on, but with a little patience its doable. Getting the bulbs to line up was also a bit tricky. I had to take the housing out a couple times to make sure the right size tabs were lining up. They can only go back in one way.



Installed with trim and trunk down. I think they give the car a whole new look. I took it out yesterday and got very positive feedback. Next step is to spray the side markers.


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Old 06-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #29
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Very cool photos and build !
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:29 AM   #30
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Very cool photos and build !
Thank you very much!
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #31
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Getting rid of the crappy window tint I put on the sidemarkers. Gonna mask them off and paint them just like the tail lights. #3
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:15 AM   #32
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Took my 3D carbon kit to the painters this morning. I was going to install it myself, but they only charged me an extra $100 for installation. I figured its a good insurance policy should anything happen during or after installation. They wont have it finished by this years GM Nationals at Carlisle (6/22/12) but I should have it back by the weekend after. I was really hoping to be able to show it off. Oh well. There is always next year.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #33
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Side marker tint

3 months after I bought my camaro, I used window tint to cover the side markers. It looked good for the first year, but soon started to peel and get torn my constantly trying to press it back onto the side marker. Since my tail lights turned out so well, I figured I would give this a shot. First thing was to rip off the old tint and get the glue off.



I used goo gone and an alcohol wipe. Then used meguiar quick detailer to clean the rest off.



It is easier to shoot the passenger side in my garage, but the driver side was worse.

Here is the first layer of masking tape



And added a layer of newspaper and a sheet to help cover overspray



Sprayed on the tint. I put on about 1 1/2 layers of paint. Just a real thin layer at first. I wasnt sure how much I wanted, then put on a bit thicker. Its a lot darker than the film tint was. The fronts I redid with film this past winter and they look pretty awesome still so I think I may wait to redo them.



With all the paper off. After it dries Ill take the tape off and get a better pic

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #34
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Spent this past weekend at the GM Nationals in Carlisle. Had a blast and met a TON of great people. I was also lucky enough to be selected for the Hotchkis Suspension giveaway. A&A Auto Stores is going to do the install. Hotchkis had their Camaro at the show field giving rides on a make shift track. Took a ride in a stock rental and then in theirs. WOW what a difference. Stock would fishtail around every corner, but with the Hotchkis Suspension it hugged each turn tightly.

Here is the picture from Carlisle Events of my car and I being presented with the kit by the guys at Hotchkis and A&A Auto Stores.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #35
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While my 3d carbon kit was being painted, my younger brother and I took on the task of making some under hood dress up parts. We made the master cylinder cover and ABS Brake block cover.

He is currently in school at Penn College to get a Bachelors Degree in welding. He only has been there for 3 semesters. Doing a pretty good job if you ask me. These are only cell phone pics of the ABS cover. Ill have high quality photos of both when they are finished.




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Old 06-28-2012, 07:09 PM   #36
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That is one sick build bro. I love the step by step walk through with pics. I'm currently plasti-dipping my Bezels black. First real project. Everything ruse on my car was done at a shop, and was just Tint and decals. I want to start working on the car myself so wish me luck. Eventually I might be brave enough to go as far as taking my front bumper off and changing the halos, haha. Did you install your exhaust as well? I'm planning on getting a Borla cat-back system eventually.

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #37
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That is one sick build bro. I love the step by step walk through with pics. I'm currently plasti-dipping my Bezels black. First real project. Everything ruse on my car was done at a shop, and was just Tint and decals. I want to start working on the car myself so wish me luck. Eventually I might be brave enough to go as far as taking my front bumper off and changing the halos, haha. Did you install your exhaust as well? I'm planning on getting a Borla cat-back system eventually.

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Thanks, I really appreciate that.

I did not install my exhaust system. It came installed from the previous owner. Changing the halos wasn't as difficult as I anticipated. JDP gives an excellent installation dvd that really made things easy.


Just got my car back from A&A getting my Hotchkis suspension put on. Car looks great! Hopefully gonna meet up with my photographer this evening to get some pics. Here are some teasers of the 3d Carbon kit, pre Hotchkis.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #38
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What a great looking camaro. That is awesome you won the suspension congratz, I never win anything haha.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #39
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What a great looking camaro. That is awesome you won the suspension congratz, I never win anything haha.
Thanks! I was shocked to say the least. They announced for me to return to my car and my heart just sank. All I could think of was someone backing into me, or hitting me with their door. I was terrified. Then when I got closer, my brother started hitting me on the shoulder say "check out who's next to your car" then "those look like the Hotchkis guys" and "HOLY SHIT YOU WON!!" My permagrin doubled I was so pumped. It was a great experience getting and I hope they do it again next year. I'd like to watch and see someone as excited as I was.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #40
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Congrat's your build is coming along nicely!
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:21 PM   #41
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Just got some pics of my body kit. #4
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #42
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I love how you painted the grill part of the side vents, might have to steal that from you if I ever decide to get them.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:45 PM   #43
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I love how you painted the grill part of the side vents, might have to steal that from you if I ever decide to get them.
It really makes them stand out. The vents give the car a whole new look. The paint shop couldn't believe I wanted to cut up a new car, but it was worth it.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:44 AM   #44
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Here are a couple more of the vents.



This one is before the lower springs.


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Old 07-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #45
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thanks for the pics of the vents did you get em epoxied? or just use the double sided tape?
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #46
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thanks for the pics of the vents did you get em epoxied? or just use the double sided tape?
Its just the double sided tape that is included in the kit.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:36 AM   #47
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Here are some pictures from a cruise in a few weeks ago. I haven't had much time for my camaro recently due to some personal issues, but am hoping that I am ready to get back into it.

The helicopter wasn't planned, and wasn't very appreciated, but it did make for a couple cool photos.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #48
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Having my Kooks LTs 1 7/8, that I ordered back in February, installed today. Didn't get picture of them out of the box. They went right to the installer and I dropped my car off this morning. Hopefully he's being careful!
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:17 AM   #49
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Looking good man! Keep it up!
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