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Old 12-02-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Cam Fan's build record: Roxanne

Year: 2011
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro
Trim: 2LT RS
Color: Red Jewel Tintcoat
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Factory options
~ Boston Acoustic Premium Sound System
~ GM official Camaro car cover; red with black stripes
~ Directions and Connections package
~ Matte black rally stripes
~ Paint matched engine cover
~ Sunroof
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Ordered put in: June 2010
Took delivery: October 2010



______List of modifications by date________________
MODIFICATION____________________DATE______________ ___COST____________TIME__
I. Remove dealer plates.................................................. .....October 2010.....................$12.................10 minutes
Roxanne gets new frames

II. Interior door handle rubber grips inserts.............................October 2010.....................$5....................10 minutes

III. SLP gloss side gills.................................................. ........November 2010...................$60.................3 hours
Breathe in & breathe out

IV. Rear bow-tie delete.................................................. ......November 2010....................n/a................15 minutes
Fat bottomed girls

V. SLP rear black-out panel.................................................. November 2010...................$38................1 hour
A mod that looks good on all gens

VI. 17" Blizzak tires/MSW alloys/TPMS....................................December 2010....................$1,216...........30 minutes
Sure footed phenom

VII. Chevy Racing front bow tie...............................................May 2011............................$12*.............. .1 hour
The symbol I scribbled on all my notebooks

VIII. ZL1 inspired lower lip black-out panel...............................June 2011.............................$*............... .2 hours
Actually I thought of this before the ZL1, with Modena in mind

IX. 2006 concept Camaro front gills........................................June 2011.............................$*............... ..2 hours
Concept gills discussion

X. 1967 Camaro V-flag fender emblems..................................October 2011.......................$50.................4 days
Original GM part: Roxanne's V-flag discussion

XI. Painted calipers.................................................. ...........November 2011.....................$40.................4 days
G2 red with custom "CHEVROLET" label discussion

XII. Matte black mufflers.................................................. ......November 2011...................$10.................15 minutes
You can't see them, but I guess that's the point(DIY)

XIII. Vararam Cold Air intake.................................................. January 2012.........................$278................2 hours

XIV. RS embroidered headrests
Rally Sport.................................................. July 2012.........................$50................15 minutes


______Roxanne's toys______________________________
a. GM official Camaro car cover; red with black stripes ($400)
Like Jackson's thriller jacket, jam on

b. GM Performance parts 2 ton stands x4 ($20)
We all need support systems

c. GM Performance parts 2 ton jack ($20)
New Jack City

d. GM Performance Parts creeper ($20)
One of her favorite brand names

e. Craftsman Craftsman Micro-Clicker Torque Wrench 1/2" Drive ($40)
Under pressure (discussion)

f. 25mm socket extended length ($12)

g. Kobalt 12-Volt 120 PSI Electric Air Compressor ($40)
Pumped up kicks

______Service & significant dates______________________________
1. 1st car wash....................................10/2010
2. Blizzak tires on for winter 2011...........12/20/2010........6,321 miles.........8,321 miles
3. Oil change........................................4/2011.............8,321 miles........factory spec oil
4. 1st car show.....................................6/2011.................................Bear Mountain
5. Oil change.........................................11/2011...........17,321 miles......Mobil 1 5w30 synthetic
6. Vararam intake..................................1/2012.............19,173 miles
7. Factory AC blower motor replaced/rusty fan sound resolved
.................................................. ........1/2012............19,318 miles (issue returned 19,720 miles)
8. Left rear brake squeaking resolved........1/2012...........19,318 miles
9. Blizzak tires on for winter 2012............1/19/2012........19,700 miles.........x,xxx miles
10. Oil change.........................................??/2012...........??,??? miles......Mobil 1 5w30 synthetic*
11. VR ram air filter cleaned.....................11/10/2012...........31,800 miles
12. Blizzak tires on for winter 2013............11/17/2012........32,245 miles.........x,xxx miles

______Future directions______________________________
i. Corsa cat back exhaust
ii. BBK long tube headers & high flow cats
iii. RX catch can (?)
iv.
v. Dash kit to fill the expanse of black plastic (does it exist?)
vi. Ported throtle body
vii. MACE Intake manifold
viii. Plenum spacer
ix. ZL1 belly pan
x. ZL1 front grill ORDERED
xi. ZR1 inspired window hood
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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Her first picture:


I) DEALER PLATE REMOVAL

Slim low gloss black frame purchased fro Auto Zone


The frame does not cover the edges of the NY plates very well so I took a blue sharpie to the edges & it looks much better now
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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Great job, just the first in many more to come!
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #4
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Great job, just the first in many more to come!
Thanks! They say never meet your heroes because your expectations often surpass the reality. Not true here. This Camaro is everything I wished for and more.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:05 AM   #5
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Roxanne's 1st car show! June 2011 - Bear Mountain


Representing NY5thGen



...and here is a little humor about trunk space
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:17 AM   #6
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:33 AM   #7
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This is my attempt at emulating the concept gills on the front


read more on what some call my, "whiskers" here:
"Missing gills - making my own"
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:38 AM   #8
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LOVE the V-flag mod - shows the pedigree with subtlety

The calipers are loud & took some getting used to but I definitely like the modern look



Take a close look. In all my mods I aspire towards factory finish with tastefulness.

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Old 12-03-2011, 01:38 AM   #9
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Her 2nd oil change ever but 1st time with Mobil 1

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Old 12-12-2011, 07:58 AM   #10
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I love your front bowtie.

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:06 AM   #11
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looking good..
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:20 PM   #12
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I love your front bowtie.

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Thanks Jewel25! Means a lot from a fellow RJT

Many people ask why red and not RJT on the bow tie...I think it compliments the red in the RS emblem and now on my painted calipers
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:21 PM   #13
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:22 PM   #14
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This is my latest idea for an interior upgrade:

Home-made suede interior (ode to the ignored/seldom-modded backseat as well)

As usual it will be me fabricating on a budget BUT I only will do it if my cam5 family approves & is actually tasteful
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:26 PM   #15
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just ordered my vararam cai -awww yea
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:04 PM   #16
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Your Camaro is super nice!
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:36 PM   #17
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RJT---got to love it!!

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I like what you have done...I mean YOU have done....therein lies the difference. Super documentation as well. Keep up the great work and keep the pix coming.....
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #18
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #19
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The RS head rests look very good in pictures, probably even better in person!
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #20
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Tastefully modded that's what it's about I love the look of Rjt!
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:07 AM   #21
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Looking good! I had my headrests done as well, but in blue and black instead of red and white, and they are pretty awesome, they make the interior a lot better in my opinion
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:41 PM   #22
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The RS head rests look very good in pictures, probably even better in person!
Thanks! It is one of my favorite mods.

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Looking good! I had my headrests done as well, but in blue and black instead of red and white, and they are pretty awesome, they make the interior a lot better in my opinion
Thank you! Blue and black must look nice!

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Tastefully modded that's what it's about I love the look of Rjt!
I'm so happy you said that - thank you. Classy/subtle is what I was going for (if that is possible with our car). True story - the stripes on my car were actually not my choice/in my order; was a mistake done at the factory. Love 'em now though - edgy.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:27 AM   #23
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Headrests look great good work.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:21 AM   #24
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Headrests look great good work.
Thanks!

As a side note, I have the ZL1 grill comfortably sitting in my garage. Hopefully while the missus is shopping I'll be mod'n.
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