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Old 04-18-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Well I probably should have read a few other journals to see how they organized them, but I'm going to start off with an introduction. My name is James, I'm 26, in the army, and have been in love with the Camaro since the age I discovered the meaning of "sports car". American muscle is what it's all about, and I think the bow tie is the best. That being said, this is the first Camaro I have owned. I've had my eye on the 5th Gen since I first got wind of their production. My time in the army, deployments, and other obstacles have kept me from owning my dream car up until recently.
I purchased "Bumble Beast" February 14th, 2012 and so far have done a few basic cosmetic mods which I will show. I'm very excited to bounce ideas off of everyone here and turn this Camaro into the sickest beast on the road.

Brand New Out Of The Box





First Cosmetic Mods:
Black, Carbon Fiber Pattern Vinyl




Markers Blacked




Tail Lights Blacked



So you can call me a nerd if you want, but when the Transformers movie came out, the very first one, and I saw the new 5th Gen Camaro... I freaked. I fell in love with the damn car... when I finally went to the dealer to decide which color scheme and options I wanted, I was determined to stay away from the "Transformers" edition, and get something not everyone had seen. I tried a few on for size, but when I walked past the new 2012 Transformers edition, saw the intimate details... I was hooked... and so I thought it would be a cool idea to take the language they used on the spoiler and front bumper, and put it on the sides of the car. I found a local tint place which did all my marker and light blackouts... and asked them to find a translator and spell out the word "Bumble Beast" in the heiroglyphics. Voila! here they are!! Since application, I've had multiple occasions where people will flag me down in traffic to ask me what they mean. I love 'em, and think they go great with the car.
Vinyl Decals "Bumble Beast" in Heiroglyphics







So I decided to go out and get these made, I'm a Chevy and Camaro die-hard. Would love to bring more people into the group.


-Update 04/20/2012-

So I've got my windshield decal in from RiderGraphix.com. Washed my car today in preparation of applying it and... rain... for the next few days. FML. Tomorrow I'm going to the local tint shop to see if they'll install it for me for cheap and talk to them about a new decal on my back windshield... Autobot Symbol with the bow-tie blended in. With any luck I'll get my 4pc million color led interior kit installed tomorrow too! Pics will be posted upon completion




-Update 04/22/2012-

I was finally able to get into my local tint shop and get the decals put on... "BUMBLE BEAST" on the windshield... and on the back, Autobot symbol with the bowtie blended in. I'm psyched, I love it, and already almost caused an accident on my way home from the stares. I decided to put the shop decals on my car as well, with how awesome the service has been. Enjoy the pics!

WINDSHIELD BEFORE


WINDSHIELD AFTER



REAR WINDOW BEFORE


REAR WINDOW AFTER



TINT INC - ONLY WAY TO GO

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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picked one of the loudest colors out there! Enjoy my friend, post up some pics when you get a chance!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for serving your country! Welcome and congrats. I'm a wanabee bumblebee. I love your ride. Suggestion for 1st upgrade is GMPP exhaust.

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
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picked one of the loudest colors out there! Enjoy my friend, post up some pics when you get a chance!
Thanks man, I definitely am enjoying it... plenty of pics up, take a look.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:05 AM   #5
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Thanks for serving your country! Welcome and congrats. I'm a wanabee bumblebee. I love your ride. Suggestion for 1st upgrade is GMPP exhaust.

Thank you. For exhaust I'm actually eyeing the Borla ATAK Catback Exhaust system.... sounds just the way I think a muscle car should!
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:30 AM   #6
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NICE ride. Not feelin' the door decals but hey to each his own. Pointless to blank out your license plate. You are the only TF Camaro with those "Bumble Beast" decals on your doors in Maryland I can promise you that now if I ever see your ride I'll make sure to write down your plate info.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:59 AM   #7
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NICE ride. Not feelin' the door decals but hey to each his own. Pointless to blank out your license plate. You are the only TF Camaro with those "Bumble Beast" decals on your doors in Maryland I can promise you that now if I ever see your ride I'll make sure to write down your plate info.

LMAO... It was kind of a second thought, the blanking of the license plate. Once I get my vanity plates it wont matter, and you're probably right about the door decals. Don't think anyone else has them. I like 'em, that's what matters. Bumble Beast wanted a tattoo... had to give it to him.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:00 AM   #8
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:05 AM   #9
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LMAO... It was kind of a second thought, the blanking of the license plate. Once I get my vanity plates it wont matter, and you're probably right about the door decals. Don't think anyone else has them. I like 'em, that's what matters. Bumble Beast wanted a tattoo... had to give it to him.
He's not even 18? Well I guess they let you slide at the tatt' shop. They made you sign the parents consent form, huh?
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #10
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I like it..."bunches"....love the high wing....Nicely done....ABL99...
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:13 AM   #11
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Nice build, man!! I've always liked the Transformers theme. Way to make it your own!!! Very unique.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #12
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your Camaro looks awesome.
Thanks, yours aint so shabby either!!

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He's not even 18? Well I guess they let you slide at the tatt' shop. They made you sign the parents consent form, huh?
Ba ha ha! Nah, no parental consent form, they were too worried he might transform and wreck shop

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I like it..."bunches"....love the high wing....Nicely done....ABL99...
I've always been a fan of spoilers that were raised, the 2012 Transformers edition came with it stock, which was just icing on the cake...

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Nice build, man!! I've always liked the Transformers theme. Way to make it your own!!! Very unique.
Thanks brother!! This is truly a passion of mine. Keep checking back as I'm nowhere near finished.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:37 PM   #13
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Update, new graphics.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #14
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your "Windshield Stock" photo is not a photo of a windshield
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #15
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your "Windshield Stock" photo is not a photo of a windshield
Haha, so you're right, nice catch. Fixed it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #16
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Got my personalized plates in yesterday!!

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:14 PM   #17
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Cool! hoping to see you around!
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #18
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:28 PM   #19
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Definitely time for another update...
So the original plan was to not spend any more money on cosmetic modifications and save for the Borla exhaust I want... haha, I found ways around that plan...
End result??

*Painted bowties




*Plasti-dipped tail light bezels




*Transformer language hood decals that say "American Muscle" (Ironic right?)





*Plasti-dipped Speedometer gauge trim.

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Old 08-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #20
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Hey nice car! The "next gen" to mine! Don't want to be a bubble-burster, but the language on the hood looks backwards? It should read the other direction, shouldn't it? At least, judging by the number of letters in each word. Were the decals switched?
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:26 PM   #21
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Hey nice car! The "next gen" to mine! Don't want to be a bubble-burster, but the language on the hood looks backwards? It should read the other direction, shouldn't it? At least, judging by the number of letters in each word. Were the decals switched?
Hahaha, nice catch, and it was done intentionally. Since the decals are on either side of the hood and can be seen together (unlike the ones on my doors) I wanted it to be symmetric, so one side, if translated, would read "ELCSUM NACIREMA", lol. But it's in Transformer lingo, so I can get away with it.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #22
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:52 AM   #23
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To a fellow T3 owner and a brother soldier: Great to see you enjoying that car!

I like that engine cover; I suspect that is the V8 iteration one can purchase through chevymall, yes?
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:51 AM   #24
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bro ur car screems hey look at me, nice job on the translater, wounder if they could do translate dutches for me,and before i go eeerraahhh
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:35 AM   #25
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Hahaha, nice catch, and it was done intentionally. Since the decals are on either side of the hood and can be seen together (unlike the ones on my doors) I wanted it to be symmetric, so one side, if translated, would read "ELCSUM NACIREMA", lol. But it's in Transformer lingo, so I can get away with it.
Oooooh got it. Well I do love symmetry so I have to agree with that. You mean there aren't a bunch of people who speak/read Cybertronian out there? Am I the only one? So lonely.... LOL
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