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Old 05-16-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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My background story....(Hey, it's my thread!) Well, my Camaro kind of got started because of 2 Trans Am's! I happen to own a 1999 30th Anniversary Convertible WS6 Trans Am with Pace Car stripes with only 11k miles and also a Sunset Orange Metallic WS6 Convertible Trans Am with 53k miles. Now you might ask what do these two rare Trans Am's have to do with this guy buying a Camaro? Well, the answer is simple; I was tired of having two great sports cars that I couldn't drive for fear a racking up the miles! And with Pontiac having gone the way of the Tucker (with I hope the same end results! ), this just furthered my fear of driving them! So I finally decided to buy a car I could actually drive! And the new Camaro fit the bill perfectly. And while I'm not like a lot of ppl and hate Ford, I just liked the Camaro better than the Mustang. So having just bought my wife a new Avalanche LTZ 4X4, it was my turn for a new car, and on March 10, 2012 I ordered my Camaro.

Event Date Event Status
03/10/2012(1100) Order placed at dealership. Order passed GM edit tables but dealer has not received allocation to place order.
03/10/2012(1102) Order entered via web.
03/13/2012(2000) Order accepted by GM. Dealer used allocation to place order into production.
03/13/2012(2500) Order preferenced. Order pulled to the production system.
03/13/2012(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.
03/23/2012(3400) Order Broadcast (internal plant paperwork order produced). Order is sent to various build & supplier areas to bring order together.
04/11/2012(3800) Order produced and vehicle is being prepared for shipping. This is also my daughter's Birthday!!
04/11/2012(4000) Vehicle available to ship.
04/11/2012(4150) Invoiced (order is invoiced to the dealer).
04/12/2012(4B00) Your car is bayed and is waiting for transportation by truck, rail or transfer to vendor.
04/13/2012(4200) Shipped (vehicle is shipped to the dealer or interim point of delivery).
04/21/2012(4800) Rail ramp unload. Vehicle has been unloaded from train.
04/21/2012(4B00) Your car is bayed and is waiting for transportation by truck, rail or transfer to vendor.
04/24/2012(4200) Shipped (vehicle is shipped to the dealer or interim point of delivery).
04/24/2012(5000) Vehicle has been delivered to dealer.
04/30/2012(6000) Vehicle delivered to customer or dealer has completed customer paperwork.
I actually took delivery on 4/28/2012.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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First thing I did was have the windows tinted 20% and then removed the factory side badging and gold bowties! Replaced those with the old school script Camaro and flags and the Orange Bowties from RPI Designs.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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Next thing I did was add the Ported Throttle body and Catch Can from Rx in IOM to match the future stripes and then Summit White Splash guards and IOM engine details from RPI Design.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Looking very nice! Congrats on a beautiful car.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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Congrats! Love the verts
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #6
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I hope you're coming to the f-body gathering over Memorial Day........have you been before? With those f-bodies, please tell me yes.........
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #7
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I hope you're coming to the f-body gathering over Memorial Day........have you been before? With those f-bodies, please tell me yes.........
Diane, I don't know yet. We usually go to my families lake house for the holidday w/e, so I'm not sure. Where is it again?
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:37 PM   #8
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I also figured out pretty quickly that the back up camera was pretty much useless at night, so I decided to replace the stock back-up lights with the Oracle High Powered LED Back-up lights! What a HUGE difference these made!
Also, while I had the back bumper cover off, I went ahead and spray painted those big ugly silver mufflers flat black and I think it made a big improvement in looks!
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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And FINALLY!!!! The stripes were put on yesterday 5/15/2012 by Accent Window Tinting in McDonough, GA! They had my car from 9am until 8:30 that night! But I think it turned out beautifully!! Really makes the car come together and gives it a finished look!
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #10
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I think I saw you today. I was coming back from Macon and stopped at exit 221, I think! Were you out today in the Camaro? Funny!

F-body Gathering is at the Marriott NW in Atlanta. Right near the intersection of I-285 and I-75 N.

PS, you really should get a new exhaust, those mufflers are really heavy and look like suitcases
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:38 PM   #11
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Great pictures!! makes me miss my old one!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #12
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I think I saw you today. I was coming back from Macon and stopped at exit 221, I think! Were you out today in the Camaro? Funny!

F-body Gathering is at the Marriott NW in Atlanta. Right near the intersection of I-285 and I-75 N.

PS, you really should get a new exhaust, those mufflers are really heavy and look like suitcases
LOL! Yeah, I went to Sam's club around 2 pm today off 221. I actually live off 222, Jodeco Rd. Thant's funny! I guess my car is noticable afterall, huh?
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #13
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Looking good! Love white verts! I didn't think there were any ported throttle bodies made for the 12's yet...? Was it a package with the catch can?
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #14
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Oops, nevermind...I just realized you have a V8, not a V6...
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:38 PM   #15
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Oops, nevermind...I just realized you have a V8, not a V6...
LOL It's ok. I didn't know they didn't have one for the V6 yet either? Nice looking car you have as well!
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #16
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Pictures of my Blendmount for my Radar detector, and my ProClip for my Garmin 3490. Notice the car icon on my Garmin?? Yup! , huh? Still waiting on the cord to hardwire the Radar detector directly to the fuse box. Didn't know the Mirrortap cord wouldn't work for the 2012!
Also used some of my excess stripe waste to cover up the gold in the sterring wheel bowtie!
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:49 PM   #17
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And much thanks to Roger at EmblemPros for the door sills,Door Panel Protectors , and gill slits! I think they turned out awesome!
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #18
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annnndddd War Eagle to that build thread.

I'm back in Auburn right now finishing up some last flights...this place is pretty dead right now.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:17 PM   #19
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:57 PM   #20
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Finally was able to get my cars together for a group picture! I didn't realize just how much bigger the new Camaro is compared to the 4th generation F-bodies!
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #21
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Here is my list of mods and what has been done so far.

1. Pace Car Orange Rally Stripes Done
2. Retro badging Done
3. Orange bow ties for rear and bow tie delete for front Done
4. Orange Engine cover with White Chevrolet decals Done
5. VMAX CNC Ported Throttle Body painted IOM Done
6. Roto Fab CAI in IOM! Done and BEST mod so far!
7. IOM Catch Can with braided lines Done
8. Stainless gill slits, Door sills, and 2SS lower door covers Done
9. IOM Calipers powdercoated per Mike at thepowdercoater.com
10. Technostalgia LED Afterburner Tail Lamps Done
11. Weathertech Digi fit floormats with custom IOM Camaro SS plaques Done
12. Body painted Splash guards Done
13. Revolution Drop top Sport bar with SS Emblems Done
14. Custom underhood bowtie plaque Done
15. Custom Trunk lid Panel from Jarheadbob Awaiting wife's permission!
16. Lighted Door Panel pull and SS Cup holders from Diode Dynamics Done
17. Leather upholstered Center console with IOM Stitching and custom embroidered console lid In Process
18. Hurst shifter and leather boot with new shifter from CFD In Process
19. 2014 Hood extractor with rain guard In Process
20. Convert stock radio to 2014 MyLink radio Done And love it! Second best Mod to date!
21. Ghosted side markers from Oracle Done
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #22
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Finally received the new Sport Bar from Revolution and installed it with out any difficulties! Nod out to Drago77 for the SS emblems idea! I went with the Revolution just because I thought (IMHO) it looked better than the CDC version and I was willing to pay the extra $150 for the look, especially with the IOM matching stitching available.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:46 AM   #23
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #24
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looks great!!! you can tell you have put alot of thought to putting her together...
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #25
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Love the mods. Looking at doing the roll bar myself. Looks great!,
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