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Old 06-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Adam and Eve's Build Journal - Pic heavy

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December 2011 I was driving down the road in my 04 F150 and BOOM. My engine started rattling and falling apart. So, I had to get the engine replaced. While it was in the shop I decided it's time for a new truck. So I started looking at new f150s and thought to myself "why am I looking at fords when I just had an engine blow?". So I went to good ole Jake Sweeny Chevrolet to check out silverados and saw this black on black on black 2ss with the synergy package. I went over just to look at it and sure enough...here comes the salesman. He introduces himself and I asked him what these cars go for and he said this one was 41.5k. I laughed because that was 25 grand over budget. Then he mentioned the v6's. He said they have '12 LS's starting at 24.5k. So I said cool can I test drive one? So we did. I liked the car a lot so I went to another dealer to see if I can get them to fight on prices.

The second dealer put me in an LS to test drive and it broke down on me on the test drive (engine over heated bc of no oil being in the car...good one idiots). They had the nerve to ask me to walk back to the dealership. So I left those guys pretty unhappy (the next day they called back and tried to sell me that same car)

I went back to Jake Sweeney and after a 24 hour test drive I bought a VR 2012 1LS.

About a month later, I was driving home from work and my local Toyota dealer had a used 2011 SS sitting out next to a used 2011 5.0. I thought that was pretty cool. Didn't think much of it. They later both disappeared.

Fast forward 1 month. I am driving passed that same dealership and I see an awesome 2007 Mustang GT with a full body kit and god knows what else. I pull in to look at it and a salesman comes up. I saw this thing looks and sounds AWESOME. He took me for a test drive and I asked him how much HP it had. He said around 300. I told him my v6 had 312. He said wow and knew his chances were gone. When we got back I told him I'd like to upgrade to an SS some day. He took my information and said he'd call if he gets one it.

The next day he calls and tells me he had a black SS in that he forgot about the day before. I thought cool lets test drive it (I had absolutely no intentions of buying this beast. I just wanted to drive it lol) So we took it on a drive and I just said wow. I jokingly told him I would love to buy it if we could keep my payments the same. They had it listed for 38k with 3000 miles. I left.

Later that night I called my buddy who worked at that dealership and told him about my experience and he said he would see what he could do. The next day I got a call and he told me that the SS had been on the lot for 3 months and was about to go to auction. At this point I knew I had the dealer in between a rock and a hard place. I went in the next day and told them "Hey, I know this car is going to auction Monday, I know you need to sell it. Give me a price." They said 35k. I said no way. I told them I will buy it if they keep my payments no more than $50 more than what I was paying for the v6. So the salesman went back to the office and came back and said "alright, you got us, this is our final offer with trade". They offered 30.5 for the SS and 21.5k on trade (I bought the LS for 23 ). So 2 days after test driving a 2007 Mustang. I drove off with "Eve" my 2011 2SS non-rs.

THEN I joined c5...let the mods begin. (I am 21 with a limited knowledge of cars. I'm doing as much as I can lol. No supercharges in this girl. I am trying my best though.)




So this is mine and Eve's journy. Figured it deserves a jounal.

Current Mod List-

Performance-

Dyno Vid Here

CAI Inc.-
Cold Air intake

BMR-
Lowering springs 1.4"/1.0"

Texas Speed 1 7/8in Long Tube Headers with off-road extensions

Hurst Billet 2 Shifter


Cosmetic-
Bigworm-
Gills
Emblem overlays
SS inlays
CAMARO overlays

Boitnott Customs-
Orange "Bee" Stripes

RJWMotorsports-
Camaro SS Windshield Decal

LEDGlow.com
Orange Wireless LED Underbody kit

OEM RS Headlights

Painted Fog Light Bezels

Apex-Performance-
LED afterburner, rapid fire, sequential taillights

Powder Coated Wheels

Painted engine cover

Painted CAI

Painted fuse box cover

Painted Tail light bezels

Blacked out tail lights and reverse lights

HPE Hood Vents

ZL1 Grille


Current Best Track Times: Car #604



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Old 06-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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Performance-

Cold Air Inductions-



BMR Springs-







Texas Speed LT Headers-







HURST-




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Old 06-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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Cosmetics-

STOCK- Day I bought her.







Vinyls + Painted Bezels-














Underglows(a lot harder than they look)-









Plasti Dip Wheels + Calipers-




















Afterburner, Sequential, Rapidfire taillights from Apex (vid)




Powder coated rims-






Havoc Wheels



Under the hood!




HPE HOOD VENTS-












ZL1 Grille-



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Old 06-27-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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Subscribed, Adam your Camaro looks great, keep up the good work
Black and Orange, Orange and Black, best color combo on the 5th Gens.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:25 PM   #7
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bump.

great idea on the member journal. lol
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:48 AM   #8
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:54 AM   #9
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Orange mirrors nd door handles jus saying
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #10
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Orange mirrors nd door handles jus saying
Maybe handles. I think mirrors would look odd.


Guys just added pics of the finished wheels
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #11
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Maybe handles. I think mirrors would look odd.


Guys just added pics of the finished wheels
Ok I'll give u tht mayb, but orange tail light bezels nd a little tint on the lights
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:36 PM   #12
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Ok I'll give u tht mayb, but orange tail light bezels nd a little tint on the lights
Thought about this ha
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Thought about this ha
Lol then transformers style rear bowtie but wit orange trim, u got some work to do
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:53 PM   #14
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looks amazing man, great work. If i wouldnt of bailed to florida on you at the last minute, I would have like to seen this car in person. haha
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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looks amazing man, great work. If i wouldnt of bailed to florida on you at the last minute, I would have like to seen this car in person. haha
Wow. Stirring up old issues. Thought we were passed it. Still rubbing it in
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #16
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Ok some more food for thought how about an IOM heritage grill
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Ok some more food for thought how about an IOM heritage grill
IOM doesn't match I don't think. I would love to do that :/
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IOM doesn't match I don't think. I would love to do that :/
Redo everything else to match duh

Don't we wish it was tht ez
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Not seeing all of the pics. :(

edit: I was at work and only some of the pics were visible, got home and my computer showed all of them.

Looks good Adam, not diggin the plastidip, but hey, it's your ride dude, as long as your happy, that's what it's all about Stay safe out there
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #22
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Not seeing all of the pics. :(

edit: I was at work and only some of the pics were visible, got home and my computer showed all of them.

Looks good Adam, not diggin the plastidip, but hey, it's your ride dude, as long as your happy, that's what it's all about Stay safe out there
Awww I love the plasti dip lol. I couldn't afford the $2,000 rims I was looking at :(. I will get them asap though.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #23
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Awww I love the plasti dip lol. I couldn't afford the $2,000 rims I was looking at :(. I will get them asap though.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:24 AM   #24
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Yea they were expensive lol
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:37 AM   #25
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Pretty much the same thing I did to my '95 Z28.

GREAT work bro, LOVE the custom work. This project right here is a perfect example of the spirit of the Camaro boys and girls!
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