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Old 10-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #101
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Love the onyx emblems Mike. I have the same fender script, as well as a few other peices in that set. Car looks spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #102
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Thanks guys! I'm glad I'm done with the emblem work! me and sticky things, paint, adhesives, vinyls, etc. don't get along too good! End results are worth the aggravation though!
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:41 PM   #103
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Mike, I've said it before and I'll say it again...BIG RED is awesome! Can't wait to see what you'll do next.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #104
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Oh yeah...COTW for sure. Long overdue. You've done some killer mods man. Love interior setup personally!

Sweet!
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:57 PM   #105
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Mike, I've said it before and I'll say it again...BIG RED is awesome! Can't wait to see what you'll do next.

+1 for COTW
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Oh yeah...COTW for sure. Long overdue. You've done some killer mods man. Love interior setup personally!

Sweet!
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Thanks Ivan! BTW, did you ever get a replacement emblem for the one that you lost in the wash? You can see why I removed my LS3's for the new 6.2L's!
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #106
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OK, I feel compelled to post a disclaimer! I am NOT trying to make my car look like a ZL1! lol! I can't stand when ppl rebadge thier cars to look like something they're not! I haven't had anyone say it to me but I feel kinda guilty I guess.

Anyway, with that said I must reveal my latest mod. I have already installed a ZL1 grill and a ZL styled front splitter, and now it's ZL1 side skirts! I must say that this is the look I have envisioned my Camaro to be WELL before the ZL1. Black mesh style wheels, SLP style splitter, side skirts like the Lenno car, quad exhaust tips, etc. I had the wheels and tips on before they came out with the ZL1 and I happen to like the grill better than any other out there!

So now that I have the side skirts I may be forced into getting the ZL1 rear diffuser to finish the look! Oh this is such an addiction, when will it ever end?
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #107
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Looks AWESOME! as far as the ZL1 imitation, I wouldn't worry about it. As lonng as don't put ZL1 badges, I don't see why someone would say your trying to pass it odd as a ZL1.

Your just trying to personalize your ride. Same as you would if you were to put an after market body kit. It's just that the GM stuff IMO is much nicer than anything after market. Plus the after market stuff gets dated and go out of style. The GM parts will always be classy.

So stand proud and enjoy your ride
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #108
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Looks AWESOME! as far as the ZL1 imitation, I wouldn't worry about it. As lonng as don't put ZL1 badges, I don't see why someone would say your trying to pass it odd as a ZL1.

Your just trying to personalize your ride. Same as you would if you were to put an after market body kit. It's just that the GM stuff IMO is much nicer than anything after market. Plus the after market stuff gets dated and go out of style. The GM parts will always be classy.

So stand proud and enjoy your ride
Thanks! No one has said anything so I think it's just my guilty conscience!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #109
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OK, I feel compelled to post a disclaimer! I am NOT trying to make my car look like a ZL1! lol! I can't stand when ppl rebadge thier cars to look like something they're not! I haven't had anyone say it to me but I feel kinda guilty I guess.

Anyway, with that said I must reveal my latest mod. I have already installed a ZL1 grill and a ZL styled front splitter, and now it's ZL1 side skirts! I must say that this is the look I have envisioned my Camaro to be WELL before the ZL1. Black mesh style wheels, SLP style splitter, side skirts like the Lenno car, quad exhaust tips, etc. I had the wheels and tips on before they came out with the ZL1 and I happen to like the grill better than any other out there!

So now that I have the side skirts I may be forced into getting the ZL1 rear diffuser to finish the look! Oh this is such an addiction, when will it ever end?

Looks great! Those side skirts go perfect with the splitter! I agree with Nate who cares, I personally love the ZL1 front bumper. As long as we aren't putting false badges I think it's alright
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:37 PM   #110
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I think the ZL1 skirts/splitter really flow very well with the lines of the car. They are subtle and give the car a more racy appearance without being over the top.

Looks great mike. BTW Shoot me a PM sometime about your wheels. I'm considering F14's in the spring and I want to know who you bought them from etc.

Thanks!!

P.S. This car DEFINITELY needs a COTW nomination.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:29 PM   #111
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I think the ZL1 skirts/splitter really flow very well with the lines of the car. They are subtle and give the car a more racy appearance without being over the top.

Looks great mike. BTW Shoot me a PM sometime about your wheels. I'm considering F14's in the spring and I want to know who you bought them from etc.

Thanks!!

P.S. This car DEFINITELY needs a COTW nomination.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #112
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Rain, rain, rain, nothing but rain! :( In fact it's in the forcast until next Saturday! Gotta love the northeast in late October! BIG RED is just sitting in the garage waiting for a sunny day....and so am I! I refuse to store him yet so I'll wait for the first snowflakes then say goodbye till Spring!

Anyway, the crappy weather gave me time to ponder more mods! I started digging around my parts heap when I pulled out the box I had the emblem removals from the side fender Emblempros Onyx ones I installed. Hmmm, where can I use these? There's already 2 Camaro emblems so I thought I'd just put them back when it hit me! So here's what I did yesterday!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #113
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I had to re-apply 3M tape to the letters which was a pain to trim! I used an exacto knife and small diagnal cutteres to trim the excess. The I applied a strip of masking tape and marked where I wanted the letters to go. After curing overnight they were ready to install! Oh, I used gray primer for plastic and semi gloss black enamal spray paint. Here's the finished results!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #114
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Great idea. Very nice
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #115
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Looks good Mike!
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #116
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Thanks guys! I got a PM from Jekyl-n-hyde requesting a rear end view showing the 315 tires, so here's your pic David! Hope it helps!

Edit: This was an earlier pic from last month without the Camaro emblem
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:44 PM   #117
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WoW .. You gotta just love your car... I do .... ever think about photo shopping your plate into the new>>>new york colors to see how it would look?? .... ya know you don't have to return the old ones .... just say they were stolen and you can keep them on the mantel ... =)) .... I have all 3 sets of my old "KORVETTE" plates ... (but not the car any longer) and when I turned in my "SPORTRAC" plates at the DMV the girl actually gave one back to me and said ... we will just say it was stolen ..=)) *** I can"t believe when I got my special plate for my new Camaro in August... "45TH" was available >>> not any longer ... they are on my Cammy now .... =)
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #118
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You lucked out on the 45th plate! I prefer the white plates over the new ones.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:23 PM   #119
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I finally got my hash marks from thecamarodecalstore.com on my Camaro! As usual I am not happy with my work! I just don't have the knack for cosmetic stuff, especially when it comes to getting things to line up. I can install headers, cai's, suspension stuff, etc, but when it comes to stuff that sticks....fagetaboutit! They look pretty good but I didn't get them to line up perfectly on the fender crease and the space between them isn't perfect! I'm a perfectionist so I'll probably order a new set and re-do them! I give camarodecalstore 2 thumbs up, , good product and easy transaction! Here's a couple pics!
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #120
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The splitter looks sick, you should paint the center with the same color of the car!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #121
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I'm right there with ya Mike, mechanical stuff I have no problem with, but like you, I am too anal for the cosmetic stuff.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:00 PM   #122
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Wrench in hand....! Paint brush or anything with sticky stuff in hand....!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:33 PM   #123
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HAHAHA, he said "sticky stuff in hand"! Sorry Mike......................:f acepalm:
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:44 PM   #124
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Doh!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #125
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I'm really sorry for having too be a pain in the butt. But with all the comments posted up on ssmike,s build & the continueing new mods the person has made on his vehicle w/ the personnel extra touches. I know there are a lot of vehicles to be considered for this nomination. But please take time too look this one all over. Thanks
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