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Old 05-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Cool msltech's 45th anniversary vert

In April of 2011 I purchased a 2011 Summit white convertible 2ss/rs with IOM stripes for my husband as a retirement gift. I figured after working 27+ years on submarines he needed some SUN! The car had a whole host of issues and was bought back by GM on 4/18/12. We just took delivery of her replacement - a gorgeous 2012 45th anniversary convertible. We have a list of fun stuff we're planning to do ...seems like here's a great place to keep track of that progress


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Event Status
03/17/2012 (1100) Order placed at dealership. Order passed GM edit tables but dealer has not received allocation to place order.
03/17/2012 (1102) Order entered via web.
03/20/2012 (2000) Order accepted by GM. Dealer used allocation to place order into production.
03/20/2012 (2500) Order preferenced. Order pulled to the production system.
03/20/2012 (3000) Order accepted by production control. Parts being ordered and production process is underway.
03/22/2012 (3100) Order available to sequence.
03/22/2012 (3300) Order scheduled for production. Order is scheduled into the plant build cycle.
03/26/2012 (3400) Order Broadcast (internal plant paperwork order produced). Order is sent to various build & supplier areas to bring order together.
04/10/2012 (3800) Order produced and vehicle is being prepared for shipping. For Cadillac, GMC and Buick customers, please contact your dealer or customer service for further updates as no further updates available at this time.
04/10/2012 (4000) Vehicle available to ship.
04/11/2012 (4B00) Your car is bayed and is waiting for transportation by truck, rail or transfer to vendor.
04/11/2012 (4200) Shipped (vehicle is shipped to the dealer or interim point of delivery).
04/11/2012 (4300) Interm transfer. Processing transfer to QC or vendor.
04/11/2012 (4B00) Your car is bayed and is waiting for transportation by truck, rail or transfer to vendor.
04/11/2012 (4200) Shipped (vehicle is shipped to the dealer or interim point of delivery).
04/11/2012 (4300) Interm transfer. Processing transfer to QC or vendor.
04/12/2012 (4B00) Your car is bayed and is waiting for transportation by truck, rail or transfer to vendor.
04/16/2012 (4150) Invoiced (order is invoiced to the dealer).
04/14/2012 (4200) Shipped (vehicle is shipped to the dealer or interim point of delivery).
04/30/2012 (6000) Vehicle delivered to customer or dealer has completed customer paperwork.
04/30/2012 (4800) Rail ramp unload. Vehicle has been unloaded from train.
04/30/2012 (4B00) Your car is bayed and is waiting for transportation by truck, rail or transfer to vendor.
05/01/2012 (4200) Shipped (vehicle is shipped to the dealer or interim point of delivery).
05/01/2012 (5000) Vehicle has been delivered to dealer.

We took delivery on 5/1/12!
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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Hate to hear you went through that, but love the replacement! Post more pics when you can
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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Today we swapped out our AAC lighting from the old car to the new car. Removed the rear bumpers on both cars and swapped out the tail lights with our AAC afterburners installed in them and added them to the new car.

Also took of the front fascia to remove and swap out the headlight assemblies. The old car has AAC's colorshift 2.0 led halos and drl halos installed.

While the front end was off we installed the repainted heritage grille and LED side markers.

I ordered the nickel finish fuel door but we're on the fence about that one.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #5
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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Window tint installed yesterday - 5/8! 20%. Don't have pics yet... Received slp front splitter today! Waiting for the side rockers now...
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:29 PM   #8
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Car spent a few days this week going around for beauty treatments! First stop was the dealership for the protection package for the paint & interior. Second stop was the window tint shop for 20% tint. Last stop was the body shop to have the ZL1 rockers painted to match the car.

Today we installed the SLP front splitter and ZL1 side rockers.

Very dirty car from going around - next project, wiring up the Oracle lighting and then a BATH!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #9
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Pics of rockers & splitter

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:57 AM   #10
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Brenda...Those ZL1 Side Rockers look terrific! If I didn't have a Summit White, I would definitely look at those as well! But I have also already added the SW Splash guards. But looks good on that 45th!
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:36 AM   #11
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Here's a walk around video (complete with bird chirping sound effects! Hahahah) of the completed lighting!

I had the best compliment yesterday at the dealership. A lady walked around the corner to where my car was parked under the drive in part of Service.... she exclaimed "whoa!! That looks like a demon about to eat me!!" LOL The halos & fogs were in a deep red and it was in a dim area.

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Old 05-17-2012, 12:00 AM   #12
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On 5/15/12 our car was slightly side swiped in a hit & run parking lot accident. There was a lot of white paint left behind but no note or person feeling remorseful. Estimates to fix the spot and DENT range between $325 & $950 to fix.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:05 AM   #13
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On a GOOD note - we went to a fundraising car show this past weekend. We were parked next to the big winner and met some fantastic folks! We had the only 5th generation Camaro convertible there. One out of 10!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:11 AM   #14
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To sum it up so far:

20% tint side & rear windows
AAC colorshift 2.0 halos
AAC colorshift 2.0 fogs/drls
AAC colorshift 2.0 footwell lighting
AAC LED smoked backup lights
AAC LED side markers painted to match car
AAC afterburner CCFLs in tail lights
AAC LED rear bowtie in red
ZL1 side rockers (skirts)
SLP front splitter
Heritage grille painted to match car with bowtie delete
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:42 AM   #15
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Body shop says they need the car for FOUR days to repair the fender dent and paint. Good thing the weather is icky for the week! It is sad not to have the vert when the weather is nice.
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