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Old 02-24-2013, 10:57 PM   #18
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Looks good keep it up . The Roto-fab is a great touch!
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:25 AM   #19
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Obviously they dont drive Camaros... Don't waste your time trying to explain it to them... they'll never understand!

tramtwo posted this on the go
it's true, they don't...i look at modding as another fun hobby where i get to see results, and exercise some creativity. although my mom even asked me why i bought a new car if i was just going to build one anyway

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Looks good keep it up . The Roto-fab is a great touch!
thanks! there's still some more to come...just got to upload more pics to the photobucket and work out what order i've done things
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:47 AM   #20
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next up on the mod list...i was trying to blackout the mailslot and front fascia areas...at first i tried plasti-dip. maybe my masking job was bad, but after three tries i still wasn't satisfied with how the mail slot was turning out. never even made an attempt on the upper grille area with it. guess i'm plasti-retarded :P
so i bought some vinyls off ebay...managed to find a seller that had a mailslot and fascia package that even threw in bowtie blackouts as a bonus

turns out, i'm way better at slapping vinyls on than i was at shooting plasti-dip lol. got the whole set on in under an hour, i think.
oh, and i also put some fading effect gill stripes on, at some point...



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Old 02-26-2013, 12:53 AM   #21
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with others...

out at a BBQ on north shore with Edition 808, primarily a German import club...but the camaro still got a lot of respect. a LOT of jokes were made about how much i stood out tho

and it really only got worse...

still...they've invited me to their get togethers several times since, as the american muscle representative

caught some joker outside the bar one night


also, finally met up with newb at this bar on another weekend...as far as i know, we're still the only two 1LE's on the island
his pics turned out better than mine...he's got an AGM with the RS

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:04 AM   #22
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latest pics (2/15/13)

finally removed the rear SS badge...the white-on-yellow really bugged me.
also removed the camaro fender badges, and installed my 1LE badges from Roger at emblempros on the hood. i know some people get real meticulous about measuring everything out, but i just eyeballed one side and laid tape across the hood in a box pattern to make the other side match




also swapped out my dome light and trunk light with some bonus red LEDs that i got from ordering something...

now i'm planning on doing the door abl panels in red (just received those LEDs from Ofer tonight, actually), and i've got red footwell strips as a bonus from some other purchase as well. however, all my mods are on hold at the moment, since the car is still at the dealership waiting for the new strut to come in (hopefully weds/thurs)
i've got a few other things laying around waiting for install, but those are gonna stay a surprise for now
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:51 PM   #23
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out at a BBQ on north shore with Edition 808, primarily a German import club...but the camaro still got a lot of respect. a LOT of jokes were made about how much i stood out tho

and it really only got worse...

still...they've invited me to their get togethers several times since, as the american muscle representative

caught some joker outside the bar one night


also, finally met up with newb at this bar on another weekend...as far as i know, we're still the only two 1LE's on the island
his pics turned out better than mine...he's got an AGM with the RS

American Muscle representative. VWs are nice on the inside and fun little cars. Used to sell them right around the time of the demise of the fourth gen Camaro. Sounds like a fun group.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:19 AM   #24
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Yeah one of my roommates has an R32, heavily modified. They're nice, but for my money I was set on the 1LE edition 808 is a pretty good little group, I gotta make it out to one of the 5-0 Muscle meetups soon.
Speaking of that, hoping to get some update from the dealer tomorrow about my strut...they were expecting the parts in today, but I got busy at work and didn't have time to call before the service dept closed...
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:06 AM   #25
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Car is coming together nicely...love the look.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:37 AM   #26
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nice ride , i like the mods you have done , i think my favorite mod is the side markers , they are just awesome like that .

Any plans for headers or cam . Is their even any ls engine tuners out there?
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:14 PM   #27
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Thanks guys
I'd like to do headers and cam, but I want to put some miles on it before I do a tune or a big cam package and throw away the warranty. Right now it's still under 800 since its my weekend cruiser and it's hard to rack up mileage out here :(
Oh, another update: called the dealer yesterday and they just got the rest of the parts in, so I should be able to get the car back Monday. Still not told if it'll be warranty since they haven't put it on the lift yet. Also more than a little aggravated that I've gotta be the one calling an asking for updates, but that's pretty common for Hawaii. :(
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #28
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Car is coming together nicely...love the look.
agreed! Nice to see he planned ahead of delivery as well
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #29
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Thanks I had boxes of mods sitting in the living room waiting for the car for about a month! Lol
Now I'm just hoping to get the car back on Monday without any issue so I can spend the week tearing it apart an putting it back together
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:18 AM   #30
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Sooo, finally got the car back from the dealership yesterday afternoon. I had it towed there on the 20th, and when I called them two days later they told me they'd identified the parts needed and should have it by Wednesday or Thursday the following week. I was pretty stoked, that's pretty fast for getting parts out here from the mainland!
Now, the really frustrating thing for me was that I always was the one calling to get updates about what's going on with my car. I know I didn't buy a luxury vehicle, but I sure didn't buy a cheap one either, and would like actual service...unfortunately, this particular gripe isn't limited to this dealer, it's consistent all over Hawaii. Oh, and also that I took leave this week so i could mod out the car some more :(
Anyway, naturally I call on weds and Thursday, then Friday, and was told that they got the parts in two shipment that afternoon, should be able to start install Monday.
I call Monday and Tuesday, the parts were installed, but apparently they didn't receive some nut that goes to the top of the strut? Wtf? Think I was fed some bullshit, bc the service writer didn't really seem to know what he was referring to either, but they were going to overnight the part.
I didn't bother calling weds since there's really not overnight service to Hawaii, and they were still going to put it on the lift for photos for the warranty claim.
Finally got the call Thursday afternoon saying it was ready for pickup. Up to this point they still wouldn't say if it would be warrantied or not, but made a point to say that they warrantied it just for me (riiiight)...at this point I think they finally started worrying about the satisfaction survey...
So, after 2.5 long weeks, I took it home and gave it a good bath, and this morning finally swapped my door abls to red
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:13 AM   #31
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Glad ya got it back. GM really does stand behind their products... but you got to stay on 'em. From the lessons I have learned you really should keep track of every phone call and conversation.

How was the abl color swap? Piece of cake right?
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:40 AM   #32
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yeah, the abl swap was pretty easy...got slowed down with the weatherstripping clips. the diagram i found in a thread here looked like i should be pulling the panel up/down to get those loose, instead of straight back
went down and looked at them powered up tonight, the dome light pretty much obliterates them lol. but i'll be a lot happier with them when i'm driving at night now, the bright blue bugged me.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:43 AM   #33
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could change the dome to red too
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:43 AM   #34
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could change the dome to red too
already did that's why i couldn't see the panels with the dome on
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