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Old 07-08-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Cool Brandywine5's '13 1LT/RS CRT

Hi there,

Up until I got this Camaro, my first, I have driven a wide variety of vehicles starting with a Chevy Vega my parents gave to me once I had my license. Others I've owned were a '70 Pontiac Bonneville, Chevy Blazer, Ford Fiesta, two BMW's 3 series models a BMW 520 and Z4. 90's VW Passat an East German Trabant and a '97 Chrysler LHS. The '09 Charger, which I gave to my wife, was my first new car. I also drove a few 7.5 ton trucks and while in the military an M60A3 MBT and an M1A1 Abrams MBT. I have also driven tons of rentals, including a few base Mustangs.

When I saw the first prototype of the 5th Gen Camaro back in '06, I told myself that I will have one of these when the time is right. That day was June 20, 2013. The next day, mod fever bit me.

As I became serious about getting one, I came across Camaro5 forums quite often in Google searches. It turned out to be the best source of information I could find. I don't belong to any other forums, no need to, but this was one I couldn't pass up. So, here I am, starting a build thread!

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Old 07-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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Just arrived at the dealer
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Shocked to learn that holes were drilled to hold the plate mount, I had them agree to repair the bumper, in writing, before I signed the papers.
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The next two are photos in front of my house right after drove it home.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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Going for an evil grin...

I have decided to go with blue LED lighting behind the grille.
Big shout out to the C5 community for sharing their stories.
I found most of what I needed to do from your posts.

I set my camera up on a tripod and took some frontal shots at dusk.

Got that god awful license plate off and the bumper repaired.
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I'll clean up the glass next time.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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Grill lighting looks good, man. I like it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:21 PM   #5
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I have a few Plasti Dip things in my head and want to see how it holds up before I take on anything serious. So I experimented with the front bowtie a little.

We'll see how it holds up.


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Hefty's
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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I really like the lights in the grille
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:40 PM   #7
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Love the blue in the grille, check out my build thread! I have some pictures of plasti-dip on the bowties and the tail-light bezels. Holding up great and has been rained and hailed on already.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #8
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I have decided to go with blue LED lighting behind the grille.
Big shout out to the C5 community for sharing their stories.
I found most of what I needed to do from your posts.

I set my camera up on a tripod and took some frontal shots at dusk.

Got that god awful license plate off and the bumper repaired.
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I'll clean up the glass next time.
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Looks so much better without that damn license plate bracket. They did a nice job.
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