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Old 12-08-2014, 12:06 AM   #1
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Project Phantom

Finally decided to start a build thread of my 2010 camaro 1LT !!!
I've been around for some years now but never thought of making a build thread until I lost my mind with buying mods these past few weeks haha

I recieved this car as a gift for making straight A's on my report card and on my 16th birthday! and WOW I cannot thank my parents enough!! not only is this a dream car for me, but it has led me to meeting a lot of great friends and being a part of a family (music city camaro club). I hope you all enjoy my build for it has been an absolute blast for me! (all work done by me and a few hand tools)

Exterior mods:
Window tint
1 of 1 Custom made stripes
tinted taillights, reverse lights, and side markers
carbon fiber wrapped bowties
plastidipped wheels
"Stop Starring" window banner
Oracle blue grill illumination kit (wrecked then re-bought and re-installed)
Oracle blue smd halos (wrecked)
Blue led fog lights (wrecked)

Interior mods:
blue carbon fiber wrapped interior trim (removed)
Blue painted interior trim with metallic clear coat
Oracle footwell lighting (moved, wrecked, then re-installed)
Oracle 36" strip facing sub box
2 pioneer championship series dual voice coil 4 ohm 12" subs
subthump camaro dual 12" sealed box
3000 watt boss 2 channel amp (fried) (do not buy a boss amp if you want it to last)
Diode Dynamics 12 led dome light

Performance mod:
muffler delete (more like a noise mod )

Mods bought and being installed during christmas break (5 days from today)
BC racing coilovers
OEM Zl1 front bumper conversion with custom (rideskinz style) ports and 6000k lights
VDI vertical door kit
Oracle blue plasma halos (upgraded since the wreck)
Oracle plasma 1.0 afterburners
Oracle blue wheel lights
Oracle blue grille illumination kit (again because of wreck)
Oracle 4, 15" color shift strips with remote and box
Oracle 36" blue strip
Emblem pros cup holder delete 5 switch plate

Future mods
CAI intake
throttle body controller
Zl1 spoiler with Z28 wicker bill
22" Wheels and tires
Apr carbon splitter
Quad dual exhaust tips and 1LE diffuser
Zl1 grille
STS turbo kit
and the list goes on and on and on and....



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Old 12-08-2014, 12:14 AM   #2
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The first mod to my car was the carbon fiber bowties followed by Oracle footwell lighting, 35% window tint (legal limit), and tinted tail lights, side markers, and reverse lights (20%).
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:24 AM   #3
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Soon after I met James who drives an awesome SS and he introduced me to the Music city camaro club at their annual spring fling event! The cars were unbelievably beautiful and inspired me to kick it into gear with my own mods! I also learned a lot that day about installing wiring and planning out an awesome car, soooo the next week I tried my first big DIY by installing halos and putting my footwell light strips under the grille! SUCCESS!!!!
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:31 AM   #4
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Then I felt my interior was just a little boring having cloth so I decided to jazz it up with $45 worth of blue carbon fiber vinyl. I took the door panels off along with the dash trim and shifter trim piece, ripped out the cloth, removed the adhesive with some WD-40 and wrapped it all with the vinyl. Wow! what a difference that made on the inside!


you can see where I ran the wires for the halos and strips haha I later wired them the correct way through the firewall
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:40 AM   #5
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Next up, stripes! I debated for a long time on which ones to get, I love blue obviously but felt that all blue stripes just wasn't what I wanted. After months of deliberation I decided to have some 45th anniversary stripes custom made! Having the silver part slightly lighter than factory and the red insert made in blue and also since my car isn't a 45th anny edition I decided to have "DPERRY" cut out instead of "45TH". Finally I have achieved a car than looks like no other out there and I was quite pleased!


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Old 12-08-2014, 12:50 AM   #6
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After installing the stripes I noticed that the blue on my stripes didn't match up with my interior, so I had to do something about it. I removed all of the vinyl and painted it all instead. I used a white primer, a medium blue (intense blue I think) and metallic clear. at this time I also painted the side panels of the console for a little more color.

sorry for the crappy pics, I will upload better ones soon
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:08 AM   #7
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What's up DPerry you got the car looking good make sure you post those pictures when you get those mods on.
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:13 AM   #8
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What's up DPerry you got the car looking good make sure you post those pictures when get those mods on.
Thank you Gixxer! and yes I plan on keeping this updated 2-4 times a day when they all go on!
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:56 AM   #9
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Hey DPerry are you going to CFest next year
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:18 AM   #10
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Hey DPerry are you going to CFest next year
Yessir! And I can't wait! Are you?
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:20 AM   #11
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Photo showing interior, stripes, and led lighting all complimenting each other
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:26 AM   #12
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During Black Friday 2013 I decided I wanted more thump! I bought 2 12" dual voice coil 4ohm pioneer champion series subs, a 3000w boss amp and wiring kit and decided to make my own box. Got a bunch of wood, plexiglass, and a led strip and just went at it! Not a good idea haha the box became a hassle and there was no way I could get it in the trunk so I just bought one from subthunp and called it a day! This is the set up I made myself. To bad I couldn't get the rest of the box in there. I plan on modifying my aunt hump box very soon to have this look and effect again.
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:30 AM   #13
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Photo shoot time! I am a professional dancer, model and actor and this is from one of my first photo shoots. When I pulled up the photographer was like " I gotta get a pic of that bad boy!" Haha sure why not!

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Old 12-08-2014, 03:52 AM   #14
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Good story here!

Now here comes the fun! Do do do doooo or was it sun? I don't remember but the date was April 12 2014 (2 days before my 19th birthday) and I'm back where it all started. Music city race way at MCCC annual spring fling event! Only this time I was racing for the very first time! So I'm nervous thinking im going to flip and crash and I have no idea what I'm doing. Okay step 1 get on the track and line up.. Okay good there. Step 2 pull up til the first yellow light lights up... Passed both by like 3 feet lol. Back up and try again good. Wait for other driver.. Oh he's waiting for me still haha. Next yellow light good.. Then the tree does its thing, when it hits the last yellow light floor it and go! ... FAIL ! It took me almost a full second to get off the line hahaha I must of fell asleep. Then on the next run I get a red light by a half second. Good thing those were both practice runs. Okay first real race and against an ss... Another fail! Haha then my good buddy Jeff buys me back in the tournament (last chance) okay focus focus focus. Yellow yellow yellow GREEN GO!! I WON !!! Little ole me actually won! And against an experience ss driver! On to the next race! BOOM ANOTHER Win!!! And the next race. ANOTHER W!! And what's finny is the person I knocked out in that race was the guy that brought me back in (Jeff) haha now I'm in the top 3 and up against a twin turbo ss. Im thinking I have no chance but I line up and just wait for that light. BOOM I WIN AGAIN!! TOP 2 I can't believe this ! And neither can anyone else! Last race of the day stock v6 vs supercharger cammed ss. Rookie vs experienced drag racer. I'm the clear under dog. There's no way someone can come on the track for the first time and beat everyone right?? WRONG!!! I AGAINST ALL ODDS TOOK HOME FIRST PLACE!! My first trophy! No one at the track could believe it! Everyone was asking" is this really your first time? " yep sure was! Thanks to the coaching or the mccc president (a different Jeff) and beginners luck I won the tournament! What a great birthday present!



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Old 12-08-2014, 04:23 AM   #15
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September 6 2014 Im on my way to my morning job pull in the parking lot and WHAM!! A suburban truck comes out of nowhere into oncoming traffic and hits me and my baby head on the front of the car is mangled and I suffered from a dislocated disk in my back which not only forced me to the hospital but I also lost my day job because I couldn't work for almost 3 months and from dancing!!! That girl took my dream away from me. I have mtv, bravo, and agencies calling me and I can't do a thing but sit in a bed :( plus my baby is gone


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Old 12-08-2014, 04:28 AM   #16
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so at this time I started having problems with service king fixing my car. First I asked if they could put a zl1 front bumper on it instead of the v6 one. They told me it would cost $2500 more than the v6.... No. I'm not stupid. I'm not paying that. Then the next day when I asked them about a ss bumper they told me that I was to late and the v6 bumper is already getting painted. There's no way that's true but whatever just hurry and bring my car back. 2 weeks later I get a call saying that the car was damaged in last nights hail storm and has roughly 100 dents... great.. what else could go wrong. by now they are a week past the date they told me I would have my car back. Finally they say shes ready so I go to pick her up and... first thing I notice is the new wheel isn't plastidiped but that's okay no biggy. then i get inside, start her up, and the airbag warning is going of as well as the TPMS... okayyyy then I flick the switch for my leds. nothing. they wern't replaced. the only mod that was replaced is the fog lights... and they were the wrong color!! im furious at this point! not to mention the car was covered in swirls and the bumper wasn't fitted properly. I do not accept the car and force them to fix everything back how it is supposed to be.


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Old 12-08-2014, 04:43 AM   #17
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They call me a week later saying the car is right this time. Its not. the only difference is that 1 of the foglights (that is wrong) is now broken off into the housing. they claim the airbag is a recall issue so they wont fix it but it was working fine before the wreck.. whatever. Bumper is still saggy, warnings going off, no leds, nothing. I told insurance about this and they ended up giving me money to replace everything and have it installed but since I do my work myself I used that money on even more mods. the only goof thing about the whole situation
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:44 AM   #18
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I cant believe I spent the last 4 hours typing this up haha its 3:45am! if only I put this much effort in my school work
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:18 AM   #19
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4:15 am and still going haha. After I lost my job at subway I found a much better one as a Tech for Nissan and because i was making good money and received quite a lot from insurance for my injuries I went a little mod crazy! (of course I paid my student loans off first) first I bought bc coilovers from a forum member for only $450! too good to pass up! next up were lights,

diode dynamics
12 led dome light $12

oracle
blue plasma halos $200
plasma afterburners $200
blue led wheel lights $200
36" blue led strip $30
2 15" blue led strip $30
4 15" color shift strips $80
color shift box and controller $100
(prices are rough estimates)

Then I received a great deal from a friend for a new VDI vertical door kit straight from the factory shipped for $800 sooo I took it! They are currently being manufactured now and should be here in a a week
Dome lights and 2 15" strips

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Old 12-08-2014, 05:29 AM   #20
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I am also in the process of buying a zl1 front end and modding it with rideskinz ports and 6000k lights. Just a few more parts and calls to go. All of this will be installed by me in my garage during my 2 weeks off of work and I will be updating this thread frequently with the progress. Should be quite the transformation !!
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:32 AM   #21
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Well I've soent the last 5 and a half hours doing this so I think it's time to call it a night. I think I've done enough for 1 night Hahahaha I will be back tomorrow with updates!
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:25 AM   #22
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Crazy story about your adventure with your car repair. Your car looking good once again.
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Congrats on the build and getting your ride fixed man. Glad to see everything worked out. You need pics of all your updated mods
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Yes Im going I already booked the room.
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Car looks good now but Its going to be awesome when you get those mods on, cant wait to see it.
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