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Old 03-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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MackMan's 1LT/RS Build Thread

**NEW BUILD THREAD FOR MY NEW CAR**
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=351967

Hello all! Now that I'm finally getting a chance to make some decently large changes to the car I figured I'd create a build thread to keep it all together. If you have any questions or comments let me know. Thanks for checking it out!

Day 1:


Now:


Exterior Mods:
Blacked out bow ties (Replaced with painted blue bowtie and EmblemPros Camaro Rear Lettering)
Orange Hash Marks (Replaced with Azure Blue Metallic Stripes)
3D Carbon Fender Vents
Plastidipped Stock RS Rims
Plastidipped Exhaust
Plastidipped Tail light bezels
Painted headlights white
Blue Grill Lighting
JDP Color Changing Halo Kit
'Stop Drooling' Window Decal
Blue painted brake calipers
MPD1 Z-Force Hood
Demon Eyes
Fog light LEDs
Tinted tail lights
Tinted side markers
Afterburners
Soon to be installed 20" Matte Gunmetal Nurburgring wheels

Interior Mods:
Blue dome and trunk lights (AAC)
Blue footwells (AAC)
Dyed stitching blue
Headrest embroidered with RS (Pam from thread http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31141)
Blue Pearl painted interior trim
Speedometer LED change - Blue (Taken out, redoing it)
Shifter bezel plastidipped

Performance mods:
Muffler delete

Future mods
Exterior:
ZL1 Grill - Sanded and painted glossy black
Front Lighted Bowtie (Lupe)
RGB Lighting (Grill, demon eyes, underglow)
Anvil Spoiler

Interior:
Stereo LED Swap - Blue
Black Camaro Shifter
RGB Footwells
Add ABL somehow, or just lighting to my door panels somehow
Add subwoofer
LED Swap for steering wheel and shifter
Finish trunk piece/lighting
Cup holder LEDs
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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Here goes my story...

It all started as I went to test drive a 2LT/RS Camaro for the first time. I had been looking at Camaros for about a year or so on this site dreaming I'd own one someday. I got to the dealership and the car was in great condition, only 13k miles, black, and $26,000. I drove the car and fell in love, although we left the dealership empty handed as they couldn't give me the price I wanted. As I was driving down the road there was a Toyota dealership and in the back of the lot I see another black Camaro for sale, I pulled into the lot to check it out.

The car wasn't as good of shape as the other car, but I still loved it and the windows were already tinted. I ended up leaving the dealership paying $24,900 for this 2011 1LT/RS with 13k miles.

At the dealership:


Wal-Mart parking lot the night I bought it.



Anyways, I now own a 2011 Camaro! Permagrim begins! The day I night I drove the car home from the dealership I couldn't stop smiling!

There aren't many Camaros, maybe 5, in the town I live in so I wanted to stand out from the other black one that I know of. I started off with getting black vinyl for the bowties. Bought the material from Wal-Mart for one of those vinyl cutting machines, was flat black. Maybe $5. Also decided to black out my tail light bezels and get a blackout kit from CamaroDecalStore.com.



I then wanted to wake up the sound a bit, so I started searching the forum for exhaust ideas. I decided to go with the muffler delete from a local shop. Cost me $200 to cut the 'suitcases' off and put chrome tips on.







I then decided to do hugger orange hash marks. CamaroDecalStore.com $30.




I had these on just 1 side for a bit and decided to try a blue color instead. Since I live in KY and everyone 'bleeds blue' here for Kentucky Basketball I figured I'd represent! Ha. I tried to install them myself, but I couldn't get them to come out right so I had a local sign shop do them for about $50 both sides installed.




Once I decided to go with the blue stripes I bought some interior blue lighting from AAC. (Dome light, footwells, and trunk light) I believe I got the kit on sale for like $60-70 something like that.




Also got some more exterior blue from EmblemPros. Blue inlay outlined in Onyx. Pretty awesome.





Here are some pics on Skyline Drive in West Virginia from when I was on vacation recently. Car was really dirty after the 500+ mile trip, but still looks good with the background scenery.









Got a good wash down once I got home. Best one yet!
These are a few of my hood, like a mirror! Beautiful!














These are the small things I've done so far to the car. I'm always looking for new things to do, just to make it different. Currently I have an MPD Z-Force hood coming my way, JDP Color changing halo kit, and blue G2 caliper paint. Hoping these things will be in and done by the middle of next month.

In the future I'm trying to get either a heritage grill and new V6 bumper, or go all out and get the ZL1 bumper kit, haven't decided yet. Going to purchase a CAI once the hood comes in as well. Can't wait!

I will post more pictures as things develop.

Painted my console with plastidip, turned out great IMO.



Painted the speedo bezel, didn't turn out too great. I can't figure out why it's bunching up at certain parts. Might end up getting it and the console painted glossy black while I'm getting my hood painted.



Also painted my calipers blue and plastidipped my wheels. The wheels are a little rough. Ended up having to paint the rear wheels by spotlight lol.

Here are some pics of the process. More to come today.







The black wheels definitely make my car more stealthy looking. I like it!! This was just to get an idea if I wanted my wheels powder coated black. Will probably go with glossy black instead, but I'll leave it like this until I need to take it off or I get the money to powder coat them.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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Plasti dip is awesome! It's a quick way to paint something and it's not permanent.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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Looking good! I like the blue hash marks much better than the orange
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:46 AM   #5
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Plasti dip is awesome! It's a quick way to paint something and it's not permanent.
Yeah plasti dip is pretty awesome. Just read on here they make a gloss spray for it too. Might have to look into that next!

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Looking good! I like the blue hash marks much better than the orange
Thanks. It was my wife's idea haha. Black and orange reminded me too much of halloween. Lol.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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Going to start resizing my pictures, those things are huge!

Here are my wheels and calipers completed. Not the best job, not really satisfied with the plastidip job I did, but hey it's reversible so no worries!

Might not leave it on there long... was just a test trial for black wheels. I like it, but I like the chrome better on the black car.




Note to self, use a better camera! Haha iPhone just isn't cutting it at night shots, very grainy - my apologies.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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Bump! I will be posting pictures tonight of my JDP Color changing halo kit. It looks great! Can't wait to show it off at a car show next weekend!
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:34 PM   #8
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JDP Lights installed


Also, a 'little' project.








Hope to finish this tomorrow and I'll post some pics.



ALSO, test fitting my hood tomorrow! Will post pics of that as well. Can't wait.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:06 PM   #9
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Hood was a great fit. Getting painted now. Will have my car all shined up and ready for its first car show Saturday!

MPD1 Z-Force hood




Bottom is now painted.




Top is scuffed and ready to be painted.


Car exterior is cleaned and ready for the new hood. Ready for the car show Saturday as well.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #10
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JDP Headlights installed!










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Will post pictures of my hood installed today sometime. It's all rainy outside.

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #12
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Looking real BOSSY there Mack !!! I like it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #13
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Looking real BOSSY there Mack !!! I like it.
Lol. Thanks. Trying to figure out what I want to do next. Probably a new set of wheels and tires. Mine are pretty bashed up from previous owner. Can't decide on what I want/can afford.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:05 AM   #14
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like the car! looks good
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:54 PM   #15
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like the car! looks good
Thanks! I'll be getting the heritage grill soon, and some grill lighting.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #16
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Love the blue hash marks great choice! My next mod is to get halo lights after I get my rims on this weekend
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:46 PM   #17
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Love the blue hash marks great choice! My next mod is to get halo lights after I get my rims on this weekend
Sweet definitely check out the JDP kit it's pretty simple to do and they look great. I get lots of looks with them.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #18
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Did a mini photoshoot today for the local paper. Getting a professional to take some pictures Sunday if the weather is nice.

Here's one picture I decided to edit and play around with. Came out pretty neat IMO.



Had a friend of mine take some pictures of my car yesterday. Here are the 3 I need to choose from to enter this local contest. It's called 'The hottest ride in Winchester'.

Here's what we came up with...




In the background is the courthouse watch tower.


Winchester sign.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:19 PM   #19
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i like what you did with the car. and i really like that hood on your car!
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i like what you did with the car. and i really like that hood on your car!
Thanks man, I love the hood as well. Really sets the car off, and makes it different from any other camaros around where I live.
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Grill lights finally installed. Sorry for the camera angle, you can see the lights. They're really not crooked like that either haha.

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Grill lights finally installed. Sorry for the camera angle, you can see the lights. They're really not crooked like that either haha.

looks great! glad I could help too!
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looks great! glad I could help too!
Yeah man, I appreciate everything!
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Updated my interior with some trim. Gotta figure out how to fix the ends were the fabric comes together though. I think it looks great

Hoping my embroidered headrests come in today!
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #25
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Wow! Great looking car! I love what you have done with it so far! and the Hood.....
Does the JDP Colored halo kit have a bright white? I noticed that you can have some or most of the in between colors. Can you 'freeze' a certain color and have it set to that or just have to turn them on separately from your regular marker light setting?

Thanks and good luck with the car!
Ps. I am doing some blue accents on my car too! lookin good!
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