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|01-11-2012, 09:09 PM||#1|
my 2lt/rs bto131`
soooooooooo guys ive had the car for about 6 or 7 months and i figured id put up a journal to show u guys wat i do and wen i do it...
this is starting on jan 11 and so far ive done quite a few things and basically im gunna show them all now in a list and ill try to get pictures in the right like order of when i go the stuff on my car but idk ill c what i can do..
heres all my mods and info at this point:
Color: white with inferno orange stripes
Interior seat/trim color: orange leather trim
Package Options: 2LT/RS
-billet pieces under the hood
-decals under the hood
-camaro window decal
-rs logo in heritage
-3m clear bra over front and back of rear view mirrors
-window tint highest legal limit
-white decal over rear bowtie
-orange billet door kickplates
-gm performance exhuast
-KnN air filter
ok so thts just copied from my garage... and heres pretty much my story of how i came about to getting a camaro...
Once upon a time...(hahaha kidding but ya heres my story VVV)
Well i guess it all started back in the hey day when my dad was turning 16 i believe it was his grandma who got him a brand new car when he graduated and they go into the show room and she said o thts a nice car and my dad was like ya and she bought it for him and it ended up being a '73 trans am w/ a 455HO(i probably just butchered tht story but ya) so anyway now back to the present time. my dad was a cop for 30 yrs and wen he retired he said he'd buy me and my brother a car and himself a corvette(he's wanted a corvette ever since he was 16 and he worked at a pet shop and the owner had a vette and for some reason or another he had to drive my dad to the hospitol in it and he fell in love with it so he said he was gunna get one) so my brother wanted a silverado and i wasnt really sure wat i wanted it was between the silverado and the camaro and im really into bass fishing so it made perfect sense to get the truck and im 6,4 235 so it gave me more room to grow. so one day i c a camaro in the imperial blue and i instantly liked it and decided if i can get my poles to fit in the camaro im gunna get a camaro. so one day we go into the dealership to c if the backseat folds down and it does so im set camaro it is. then i was looking at getting the imperial blue with white stripes until one day we went to the dealership to go look at the new camaros they set out and they had a white w/ inferno orange stripes and me and my dad just fell in love with the color combination. so i get my car about 3 months after tht and it was awesome and slowly but steadly i added different types of mods...
so thts my story and ill keep u guys up to date wen i go to shows and do different stuff with it
|01-11-2012, 10:15 PM||#5|
|01-12-2012, 01:27 AM||#6|
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT/RS ABM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sugar Land, TX
2LT, RS, AT6 ABM, Gray Leather
1100 Order accepted at dealer: 9/15/2009 - NPGV41.
2000 Order accepted by GM: 9/29/2009
3000 Accepted By Production Control: 9/30/2009 - TPW 10/26/09
3300 Scheduled For Production:10/13/09
4000 Available To Ship:10/28/09
5000 Delivered To The Dealer:11/09/09
6000 Delivered To Customer:11/12/09
|01-31-2012, 08:26 PM||#10|
Well guys today 1/31 was my birthday and i got quite a few things for my car...
first off i got the
-strut covers in orange billet tht say the heartbeat of america(long story behind tht)
-side billet pieces for under the hood
-and the factory strut bar tht is in the mail and i cant wait to put tht on and shine it all up w/ never dull
well oringally i wanted the strut covers tht just have the bowtie cuz they dont come in plain orange billet for some weird reason so we go to order em and they call us and tell us the supplier went out of business and the heartbeat of america is all they had left in stock so i got those...
heres some pics...(the rs and camaro arent lighted theyre just reflective decals
|02-04-2012, 01:09 PM||#11|
heres the strut bar... it took me about an hour and a half to polish it down and get it really nice and shiney because it does come very dull but beyond the polishing it took me maybe 15-30 mins to install and it does take off a good amount of body roll and i turn alot tighter. and if anyone is wonder i use ibiz metal cleaner its made for cars and it works like magic u just rub it on and watch all the black tar and what not rub off and then take a towel and rub it to a shine ... if ur gunna polish the strut bar or anything big like this i suggest u have someone help u and hold it cuz it can be quite a pain sometimes
WARNING IF U BUY IT FROM GMPARTSDIRECT IT WILL BE SHIPED LIKE THIS... THIS IS HOW GM SENDS THE PARTS TO DEALERS AND THEY WILL SHIP IT LIKE THIS TO U AND MIGHT HAVE NICKS OR SCRATCHS...
|02-05-2012, 01:35 PM||#12|
Drives: '11 2LT/RS Vert, '68 Chevy C10
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Colorado
Car looks great! I was thinking how to do the retro letters on my car as well. Did you just put the RS on the stock bowtie landing pad on the heritage grille? I have been looking the whole internet over trying to find retro badges for that grille that dont cost an arm and a leg!
2011 2LT/RS Vert
IO Interior/Orange Stripes
|02-05-2012, 01:44 PM||#13|
mine had its own landing pad for the rs but i think u can put it on a few different types but i believe i got the rs from phastekperformance.com
|02-06-2012, 06:24 PM||#15|
Drives: 1968 Camaro & 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chalmers, Indiana
Nice build!! Really like the engine bay.....neat colors too...
True Blue Beauty
|02-29-2012, 10:04 PM||#16|
New stuff again!!
ok well i installed new led lights and some carbon fiber pieces under the hood...
the new led lights were just so they were brighter and i didnt like the technolast ones because everyone has em... and the carbon fiber was quite the bitch to put on because we put meguires shine on the pieces before so they didnt stick.. you can use alcohol but tht didnt work then lighter fluid didnt work... so then we figured u can use the tide blue dishwashing soap because it takes all the wax off the car so we used tht and then one of the guys tht lives in the apartment complex my dad lives in gave us some glue solvent stuff idk remember wat it was but tht worked like a charm and it helped the double sided tape to stick
|03-17-2014, 02:04 PM||#17|
Got another update.
We'll I had to take out those led tail lights there shorted out and didn't seal we'll in the light housing so I had some minor corrosion to take care of to get it back to ship shape.
Also I don't kno if you saw but I had a "camaro" vinyl decal across the top of the hood that last me about a year before it started to get dirty and chip up. So I took that off and I'm not gunna replace it, I think I like the plain look a little more. So this is just a picture of my front end after I took it off with a razor and some nail polish remover. Don't hate me for the dirty and bugs I did this right before I washed it
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