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Old 09-04-2014, 08:33 PM   #1
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Betsy

First of all the name Besty is what my grandfather called his 1956 Belair wagon that he drove from 1956 til 1985, and now I have passed it on to my Camaro. I grew up following my uncle around to the drag races and watching him build cars in his shop. He was a Mopar guy but I was always drawn to the GM cars at the track. My first short lived GM car was a 1977 Firebird Formula that I got rid of while going through my youth because I thought I wanted a Jeep. That didn't last very long either. Life sort of got in the way for several years and I drove a truck but always hoped to get another performance car one day. In 2002 when I found out they were going to stop making the Camaro I thought I would have to settle on a Mustang when the time would come. Like a lot of you guys I was extremely excited when the news broke of the 5th Gen and I told my wife at the time, ex now, that when they would come out I was getting one. I am one of those people that always thinks you should not buy a new released vehicle and wait till it is tried and tested. So i waited until October of 2011 to start really looking for a car to purchase. I wanted a white 1SS L99 because I wanted to keep the cost down and I have never been one for all the bells and whistles anyway. The only 1SS L99 I could find at the time close was an orange car located a couple towns over. Long story short, a friend of a friend told me about a owner of a dealership that is also a car collector that had exactly what I was looking for and wanted to sell it. So I called him to get the info, rented a car a drove 3 hours to meet him, and ended up buying it. He had all 5 generation Camaros in 1 of his 2 warehouses and he was only selling this one because he had ordered a ZL1. he said he had no use for 2 5th Gens so this one had to go. I saved around $7,000 off of the price of a new one on the lot. So now to the pictures and mods:

Appearance Mods:
Debadged the car
GM Heritage Grill with retro SS emblem
Retro SS on rear deck lid
Spoiler 5 by Carbon by Design
SLP style splitter
GM ZL1 side rockers
GM ZL1 rear diffuser
Factory Reproductions Style 41 20x9 & 20x10 Silver Machined Wheels
Lens tint from Big Worm
Anzo flat black tail light bezels
CFD Polished Strut Covers

Interior:
Drake shifter
PDIM upgrade
Blue footwell lighting
Diode Dynamic cup holder accents
Proclips phone cradle
Weathertech mats with Diode dynamic badges
hydro dipped dash inserts in silver carbon fiber

Performance Mods:
CAI brand intake
Stainless Power LT headers & hi flow cats
Magnaflow mufflers with quad tips
Dyno tune from Lethal Racing

Future:
ZL1 front bumper
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Cold Air Inductions CAI • SP LT Headers with cats • Lethal Dyno Tune (383 rwhp) • Magnaflow mufflers with quad tips • CFD polished strut covers • Spoiler 5 by Carbon by Design • heritage grill • SLP front splitter • ZL1 rockers & diffuser • Drake Shifter • 69 SS Emblems • Tinted windows, markers, & tail lights • Black tail light bezels • FR Style 41 silver machine 20x9 & 20x10 wheels

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Old 11-14-2014, 09:20 AM   #2
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Interior pictures. Drake shift, weather tech mats with diode dynamic badges, proclips phone holder, diode dynamic cup holder accents, blue footwell lights, and mydipkit silver carbon fiber dash inserts.
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Cold Air Inductions CAI • SP LT Headers with cats • Lethal Dyno Tune (383 rwhp) • Magnaflow mufflers with quad tips • CFD polished strut covers • Spoiler 5 by Carbon by Design • heritage grill • SLP front splitter • ZL1 rockers & diffuser • Drake Shifter • 69 SS Emblems • Tinted windows, markers, & tail lights • Black tail light bezels • FR Style 41 silver machine 20x9 & 20x10 wheels
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:24 AM   #3
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Nice!
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:53 PM   #4
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Door inserts done!
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Cold Air Inductions CAI • SP LT Headers with cats • Lethal Dyno Tune (383 rwhp) • Magnaflow mufflers with quad tips • CFD polished strut covers • Spoiler 5 by Carbon by Design • heritage grill • SLP front splitter • ZL1 rockers & diffuser • Drake Shifter • 69 SS Emblems • Tinted windows, markers, & tail lights • Black tail light bezels • FR Style 41 silver machine 20x9 & 20x10 wheels
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:55 PM   #5
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Looks great so far. Keep the pics and the mods coming
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:12 PM   #6
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Back in the day, it was common for everyone to refer to their car as, "Old Betsy."

Today, I think the younger folks (at least the girls) name their cars Brad.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:52 PM   #7
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Nice Look!!

Lovin' the white with the great wheels....

She's a looker!!...

Kurt ABL99...
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:00 PM   #8
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I am liking this hydro dip stuff.
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Cold Air Inductions CAI • SP LT Headers with cats • Lethal Dyno Tune (383 rwhp) • Magnaflow mufflers with quad tips • CFD polished strut covers • Spoiler 5 by Carbon by Design • heritage grill • SLP front splitter • ZL1 rockers & diffuser • Drake Shifter • 69 SS Emblems • Tinted windows, markers, & tail lights • Black tail light bezels • FR Style 41 silver machine 20x9 & 20x10 wheels
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