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Old 11-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #120
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The splitter looks sick, you should paint the center with the same color of the car!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #121
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I'm right there with ya Mike, mechanical stuff I have no problem with, but like you, I am too anal for the cosmetic stuff.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:00 PM   #122
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Wrench in hand....! Paint brush or anything with sticky stuff in hand....!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:33 PM   #123
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HAHAHA, he said "sticky stuff in hand"! Sorry Mike......................:f acepalm:
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:44 PM   #124
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Doh!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #125
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I'm really sorry for having too be a pain in the butt. But with all the comments posted up on ssmike,s build & the continueing new mods the person has made on his vehicle w/ the personnel extra touches. I know there are a lot of vehicles to be considered for this nomination. But please take time too look this one all over. Thanks
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #126
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I'm really sorry for having too be a pain in the butt. But with all the comments posted up on ssmike,s build & the continueing new mods the person has made on his vehicle w/ the personnel extra touches. I know there are a lot of vehicles to be considered for this nomination. But please take time too look this one all over. Thanks
Thanks for all your support Spike and all my freinds! It's greatly appreciated! I'm really not all that concerned over whether BIG RED gets picked for COTW or not! There's so many great Camaro's out there that deserve it more than I do for sure! I've really only started this past year on outward cosmetic mods and I'm not quite done yet. Most of the mods I've done are unseen, such as the suspension, headers, exhaust, etc.

My vision and goals are almost met! I've always envisioned a racey, low profile, de-chromed, red and black, fast beast with some personal custom touches, which I think I have pulled off after 3 years of modding! My true excitement comes from DRIVING BIG RED! I like looking at it but I much prefere to be blasting down a twisty road and revelling at the sheer joy of the added power and handling I have from all the work I've put into it! You can have the car show scene, I'd much rather be out tooling around a country road with other Camaro friends than walking around looking! Don't get me wrong though, I LOVE looking too! There's nothing like a large group of 5th gens to gawk at! Spike can attest to the joy of "spirited driving" after our little "bad ass" romp a couple weeks ago!

Anyway, thanks again and who knows, maybe someday BIG RED will be COTW! It's just not time yet!
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #127
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My next project! 3.91's and BMR differential bushings! I have the car stored in my garage now for the winter so that will give me plenty of time to remove the differential and either ship it out or have a local shop do the gear swap! Now I have to decide whether or not to spend some extra coin on an Eaton posi and end caps!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #128
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Wow nice ,can't wait to see how it runs with those.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #129
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Wow nice ,can't wait to see how it runs with those.
Me too!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:50 PM   #130
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Me too!!!
Every time you update your build thread I get more and more jealous of your car and your seemingly endless wallet haha. Looks great keep it up.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:43 PM   #131
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Every time you update your build thread I get more and more jealous of your car and your seemingly endless wallet haha. Looks great keep it up.
Haha! That endless wallet is more like a cavernous void right now! I hear echos when I open it! I may have to do the gears myself with the help of a good friend who is a great mechanic, we'll see!
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:45 PM   #132
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Haha! That endless wallet is more like a cavernous void right now! I hear echos when I open it! I may have to do the gears myself with the help of a good friend who is a great mechanic, we'll see!
Haha, well good luck!
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #133
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After all, you can't show your gears at a car show.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #134
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After all, you can't show your gears at a car show.
Yea, you're right! Gears won't win me any hardware at a car show but they'll make it a hell of a lot more fun getting there and back!
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #135
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Well now that winter season is upon us and our Camaro's are all snuggled in for the long hibernation, (at least us northern guys), it's time for some more mods! I have a short list of 3 or 4 things but I'll surprise you with a couple of them later this winter! For now though I finally got around to installing my MPD1 spoiler and spoiler rally stripes!

The install was a piece of cake but I have a way of f'ing things up quite easily! I was told to use a bead of RTV to keep the water out so I layed the bead down and proceded to install the spoiler MYSELF! Big mistake! As you can imagine as I was installing the first screw the whole spoiler slipped and got RTV all over the trunk lid and stripes! Thankfully it all wiped off OK with a microfiber towel. Of course now I have to throw the towles in the garbage! If you do this mod and use RTV get someone to help!!!

Then the fun began with the rally stripes! Me and things with adhesive don't get along to well though! I got the stripes lined up perfect but there's a ton of bubbles I just couldn't get out. I peeled them up and re-applied but still bubbles! Screw it for now, I'll wait till spring and have a vinyl shop do it professionally!

Here's some pics! Stay tuned for more over the next couple months! Next up will be removing the differential to have the 3.91's installed.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:54 PM   #136
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Still no COTW???

Btw spoiler looks good! Sorry to hear about the vinyl stripes. Been there done that haha!
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