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Old 11-12-2011, 09:58 AM   #76
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We headed south on 10/10/11 to stay the night in Knoxville, TN.

We met a Camaro around Dundee, MI that we both waved to and gave an engine rev. I believe it was a North Carolina Plate.



This was taken in Mason, MI right after breakfast.

Then at a rest area along the way.



When we got to Knoxville, I spoke to a guy who really loved the "wing" he wanted to know if it was a special edition or something. I told him it was an official accessory only released this year. He really liked it. Mentioned he had a Corvette, and his daughter had a 4th gen firebird.

It was nice to have more reassurance that the highwing really does look good on the Camaro.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #77
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Once we made it to Savannah, Georgia, we had a victory red join us in the parking lot of the Comfort Suites.



Yes that is victory red, and not inferno orange.

For good measure, I'll include a couple other pictures I took along the way.

colors starting to pop out there in North Carolina along I40

took this picture for Camaroscotty. He loved it! Plus you can see why they are called the smokey mountains there. I also had fun revving the engine in the tunnels here.



US 17 bridge to Savannah Georgia, from the Hotel Parking lot. It was cool to drive over that into the city.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:08 AM   #78
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Once the week was up in Savannah, seeing Tybee Island, shopping, eating at the Lady and sons and Uncle Bubbas etc.. We headed down to Orlando to spend a week at our timeshare (Mystic Dunes).

By the way, I really hate how the staff insists on making us sit through sales presentations when I tell them I am happy with what I have, and then try to tell us what we have is only good for 10 years, and this offer is only good today. Anyhow...

I took this photo, and I was pissed! in the 15 minutes we took to unload someone door dinged cliffy!

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Old 11-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #79
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While down in Orlando, we celebrated our anniversary at Boma, Flavors of Africa at the Animal Kingdom lodge. We all loved it, and my wife since she is a vegetarian even more so! We also got a great deal at Disney thanks to my parents coming along with us, and my dad having his military ID!



Following this, we went to Port Canaveral to spend a week on the Norwegian sun. It was a very good vacation.


On the cruise, we went to Nassau, spent it at the beach, then St. Thomas, (went Parasailing), then San Juan Puerto Rico, (went walking around old San Juan), followed by private Island on Great Stirrup Cay.

The bad: My dad came down with Pneumonia on the ship! I never had to see how good the ships doctors were but they were fantastic. He also was taken off the ship first in the AM and taken to Cape Canaveral Hospital for another 4 days.

He is back home and doing well now, but we were worried. I also have to say I drove Cliffy all the way from Florida to Michigan all by myself. GM designed the car well for long distances. On the way down my dad helped me drive. My wife does not want to drive stick shift.

Only other picture I got was this one in South Carolina on the way back.

Kim is fixing her hair, but it is one of the better ones you can see the black gill stripes, and the car looks amazing even though it is covered in film from driving 2000 miles across the country and sitting for a week while it rained.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:44 PM   #80
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hey thats a nice car....where did you get the lights from and how do you remove the front dash thing where the lights go??
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:30 PM   #81
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I haven't updated my thread in a while. I've been busy with a huge epic project. My free time over the winter, that I started around the last time David50camaro posted was to start scanning in all the negatives of all of our old photos to have digital copies of them.

I had started with our old Super8 films getting them to DVD. I found a guy here locally in Lansing, MI that did those for 10 cents a foot. I later extracted the footage, added titles, dates, and music from the era it was filmed then posted them up on my facebook account.

I have videos that run from 1973 when my brother was a baby up to 1991 when he turned 18. That took a while.

I also have over 2550 negatives that I scanned in. I can't say I see any old Camaros in the past that I could share. Now maybe I could find photos of my Aunt's 1980 Trans-am.

Oddly it appears most of the picture links seemed to have disappeared. Pretty odd.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #82
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Now that it is starting to get warmer and my negatives are scanned in, I can update some progress on Cliffy.

First thing I had to do was to remove the "loaded diaper" mirror, and install the retro Frameless mirror.





Thanks to DWalex for helping me understand what was needed to hook this up.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #83
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I always like the red flash concept camaro seats. After a couple years seeing that GM wasn't going to offer any red on the interior, and the $2000 price tag on the Katzkin premier seats, it came to me one night. Is it possible to just color leather seats?

By the way Katzkin, I also don't like how your image is a bad photoshop.


So I discovered a leather coloring kit, did some research and contacted the sales on it. He said it is possible to use the coloring kit to do what I want I just need to use a lot of coats.

So I said, what the heck I'll give it a shot.

Preparing the seats with the leather cleaner/primer




Adding about 5 light coats.


My wife said it looked like I murdered someone


The following day after what I think was 12 coats.


It has now been over 72 hours since I applied it so I added the leather conditioner, it brightened up a bit.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #84
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it looks awesome!!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #85
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it looks awesome!!!!
Thanks. It seems to be holding up real well.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #86
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So adding the frameless mirror, I decided to upgrade to the 2012 Dash, install hud, and add the ZL1 Suede insert. I really like the red stitching to go with the interior.

This was an epic project.

Took me and my friend Craig quite a few hours 10 - 12 hours. I also had some help in the beginning from Efpardo.

So to do the HUD install and go to the 2012 dash you need to first remove any extras such as my ambient light, footwell lights, and my radar detector. I also had to reroute the wires for my 2013 frameless mirror as they were preventing the center console from being removed.

The first photo I took was getting the steering wheel removed.



The steering wheel controls and radio in the trunk.


My 2010 dash pad in the family room.


The dash removed!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:29 AM   #87
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Once I got the dash out, I had to install the HUD into the 2012 dash, install the center duct, as well as move over the duct trim speaker and such.



Install the HUD, install the ambient light.
Take note of the screws removed behind the gauges.


Notice the screws removed from behind the radio


This is the last of the 2010 dash. I had to move the airbag, and the duct to the new dash.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:33 AM   #88
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I didn't have the right center duct, so I had to drive the Camaro around like this for a few days.



Here it is a photo of the Heads up display!


Once I figured out that to install the center duct it has to screw into the trim piece, I called up Rodgers Chevrolet, and got ahold of Maureen, she hooked me up with the missing part trim, and center duct, and had it to me next day! Keep in mind I am only about 1.5 hours away, but again thanks Maureen!

Cliffy looks stock again.

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Old 07-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #89
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Latest mod is the red stitching on the shift knob and boot.

Now to figure out a way to get that on the steering wheel and arm rests.

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Build looks great!! I did the same thing when I did the HUD install, I switched it out with a 2012 dash. It looks so much better IMO, and its definitely worth the install. Awesome job so far!
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:27 PM   #91
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I love how you colored the seats!
Where did you get the paint from?

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