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Old 10-31-2012, 09:24 PM   #35
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New pic I took at night. I like the blur from the taillights, it matches the angle of my stripes. Kind of blurry though. meh. adds to the "special" effects.

Would be GRAND if we could get ONE day of nice weather to post up some final pics of the year.

Decided today that I don't want to have ZERO access to my car over the winter. I also don't want to pay 120+ a month for a single unit storage. Thus I have turned to our good friends at Southern Car Parts for a Covercraft "NOAH" fitted car cover.

My plan of attack for the winter:

Fill tires to 40 PSI, add a shot of fuel stabilizer to the tank, hook up a battery tender since I will have access to an outdoor outlet.

Steel Wool in the tailpipes, Bounce dryer sheets in the engine bay/interior/trunk. (apparantly mice hate them, used them last year, no mice and my car smelled bouncy fresh in the spring)

Full hand wash. I just waxed the car three weeks ago, so I'm going to be lazy and spray wax it once. Top her off with some detail spray, and cover her up for the winter.

My driveway extends down the side of my house so the car will only be getting wind from one side. I'm thinking it will be just fine like this. I'd prefer indoor storage, but this is the next best thing. From what I've read if I follow my plan I won't end up with swirls or scratches.

Hopefully the cover will get here before we get some major snowfall.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:16 AM   #36
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New pic I took at night. I like the blur from the taillights, it matches the angle of my stripes. Kind of blurry though. meh. adds to the "special" effects.

Would be GRAND if we could get ONE day of nice weather to post up some final pics of the year.

Decided today that I don't want to have ZERO access to my car over the winter. I also don't want to pay 120+ a month for a single unit storage. Thus I have turned to our good friends at Southern Car Parts for a Covercraft "NOAH" fitted car cover.

My plan of attack for the winter:

Fill tires to 40 PSI, add a shot of fuel stabilizer to the tank, hook up a battery tender since I will have access to an outdoor outlet.

Steel Wool in the tailpipes, Bounce dryer sheets in the engine bay/interior/trunk. (apparantly mice hate them, used them last year, no mice and my car smelled bouncy fresh in the spring)

Full hand wash. I just waxed the car three weeks ago, so I'm going to be lazy and spray wax it once. Top her off with some detail spray, and cover her up for the winter.

My driveway extends down the side of my house so the car will only be getting wind from one side. I'm thinking it will be just fine like this. I'd prefer indoor storage, but this is the next best thing. From what I've read if I follow my plan I won't end up with swirls or scratches.

Hopefully the cover will get here before we get some major snowfall.
Love the pic! Especially the way the glare matches the slant of the stripes!
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #37
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Stripes looks great bro, love that picture, it's bad ass with the glare of the flash.
Glad you decided on doing the car cover idea, honestly that's all you need is a good cover and disconnect the battery cables and a bottle of fuel stab... The dryer sheets not needed man.. No mice going get in there!!! Anyways talk to ya soon du !!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #38
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The stripes look sick George. Very nice touch, and they're unique, which is even better. =)
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #39
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Thanks J! Glad you dig the stripes bro! So what's next for your car? It's looking siiiick as always.

Eric, believe it or not I had a friend offer me his garage for the winter the day after I ordered the cover LOL.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:20 PM   #40
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Spent about 3 hours today washing, drying, and applying a few coats of Meg's spray wax. A bottle of fuel stabilizer, full fuel tank and my new NOAH car cover from Covercraft and the ride is snug as a bug in a rug until springtime.

Pretty nice that I got to drive the car right up until the day before thanksgiving.

The NOAH car cover was super easy to put on (with some help from my woman and my son.) Material looked super soft and durable. It was lighter than I had expected, but I suppose that's not such a bad thing.

Some bad news is that I'm getting another odd noise from under the engine bay. (Really loud hissing/squealing sound.) It's been present for months now and none of the techs have been able to find the source. I'm thinking I either have a vacume leak, or a loud ass alternator. (Im horrible at diagnosing car problems.)

So my first two orders of business in the springtime will be:
1. Straight to the dealership to find out what this noise is.
2. New rear tires.
3. Inspection, since mine runs out during the time period that my car will be stored.


My mod budget might be cut a bit next year because I've been working on restoring my winter rat to it's former glory. 1997 Jeep TJ. So far I've been doing most of the work myself with some help from a few knowledgeable members of my local jeep club, but that's a story for another web forum hahha.

Have a great winter everyone!
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Squealing normally refers to a belt somewhere along the lines.

Hope it hibernates well. As for my car, a few last things, including the switchplate I've been waiting patiently on arrives soon. Then I think I'm pretty much done for a while. Need to save up for a new paint job.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:32 PM   #42
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Thanks for the feedback guys! I was so excited to have pulled off this mod. Not that it was rocket science but it's definitely made an impact on the appearance and made the car stand out a LOT more.

Next week or two the car goes away until springtime :(

Now to make the final decision on wheels. I'll likely order them around tax return time.

I love the Forgestar F14's obviously, but the CF5 in textured gunmetal is really starting to grow on me too. I was even thinking a custom finish with red on the inside edge of the spokes spreading out to the rim. I really don't know yet.

OR

I could live with the stock wheels for another year or so (Until I need new tires...AGAIN)

and do another round of cosmetic mods.

Anvil spoiler is the first thing that comes to mind. My factory spoiler has a massive rock chip from an overzealous bird who somehow ate stones.

There's the showstopper or aac sidemarkers that I've wanted since i saw them on SPIKE III's car a year or so ago.

Factory GFX kit.

An actual catback to give my LT's a more refined sound.

The list could go on.

Decisions decisions.

These are good problems to have.
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Spent about 3 hours today washing, drying, and applying a few coats of Meg's spray wax. A bottle of fuel stabilizer, full fuel tank and my new NOAH car cover from Covercraft and the ride is snug as a bug in a rug until springtime.

Pretty nice that I got to drive the car right up until the day before thanksgiving.

The NOAH car cover was super easy to put on (with some help from my woman and my son.) Material looked super soft and durable. It was lighter than I had expected, but I suppose that's not such a bad thing.

Some bad news is that I'm getting another odd noise from under the engine bay. (Really loud hissing/squealing sound.) It's been present for months now and none of the techs have been able to find the source. I'm thinking I either have a vacume leak, or a loud ass alternator. (Im horrible at diagnosing car problems.)

So my first two orders of business in the springtime will be:
1. Straight to the dealership to find out what this noise is.
2. New rear tires.
3. Inspection, since mine runs out during the time period that my car will be stored.


My mod budget might be cut a bit next year because I've been working on restoring my winter rat to it's former glory. 1997 Jeep TJ. So far I've been doing most of the work myself with some help from a few knowledgeable members of my local jeep club, but that's a story for another web forum hahha.

Have a great winter everyone!
Hey George glad you got everything situated with storing the car. Sucks about the noise, but I'm sure it's nothing big so don't sweat it.
Can't believe your car is put up before mine... I won't take it off the road till they salt.. I'll be driving her tonight.
See ya at work brother..
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #43
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Hey George glad you got everything situated with storing the car. Sucks about the noise, but I'm sure it's nothing big so don't sweat it.
Can't believe your car is put up before mine... I won't take it off the road till they salt.. I'll be driving her tonight.
See ya at work brother..

Seriously... I can't believe that I'm putting it up now either! Springtime will be here before I know it. At least that's what im telling myself.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:55 PM   #44
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Squealing normally refers to a belt somewhere along the lines.

Hope it hibernates well. As for my car, a few last things, including the switchplate I've been waiting patiently on arrives soon. Then I think I'm pretty much done for a while. Need to save up for a new paint job.

Honestly, I think it has something to do with the alternator... it's always been loud, it just seemed MUCH louder the last week that I drove the car. Maybe it was the cold weather. Either way, she's sleeping until the salt is off the roads. I'll take it to my service guy and see what can be done. They're pretty awesome there so I know that I'm in good hands.

I saw the switchplate on FB bro and it looks awesome! Now what's this about paint i'm hearing??
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Spent about 3 hours today washing, drying, and applying a few coats of Meg's spray wax. A bottle of fuel stabilizer, full fuel tank and my new NOAH car cover from Covercraft and the ride is snug as a bug in a rug until springtime.

Pretty nice that I got to drive the car right up until the day before thanksgiving.

The NOAH car cover was super easy to put on (with some help from my woman and my son.) Material looked super soft and durable. It was lighter than I had expected, but I suppose that's not such a bad thing.

Some bad news is that I'm getting another odd noise from under the engine bay. (Really loud hissing/squealing sound.) It's been present for months now and none of the techs have been able to find the source. I'm thinking I either have a vacume leak, or a loud ass alternator. (Im horrible at diagnosing car problems.)

So my first two orders of business in the springtime will be:
1. Straight to the dealership to find out what this noise is.
2. New rear tires.
3. Inspection, since mine runs out during the time period that my car will be stored.


My mod budget might be cut a bit next year because I've been working on restoring my winter rat to it's former glory. 1997 Jeep TJ. So far I've been doing most of the work myself with some help from a few knowledgeable members of my local jeep club, but that's a story for another web forum hahha.

Have a great winter everyone!

Put mine into storage on Thanksgiving and already miss it so much lol, no idea how I'm gonna make it till spring.
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First off, great build. Love the stripes. Can't wait to see more.


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Now what's this about paint i'm hearing??
First I've heard of this What are your plans?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #47
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Put mine into storage on Thanksgiving and already miss it so much lol, no idea how I'm gonna make it till spring.

Seriously, I've been fooling myself into thinking that I'm going to "fully rebuild" my aging winter ride for the past month just to keep my mind off of the Camaro.

I even thought about trading it in to just end the torture. (yeah I'm that impulsive)

Thankfully calmer heads have prevailed and I'm just accepting the fact that I only get to enjoy driving during the warmer months.
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First off, great build. Love the stripes. Can't wait to see more.




First I've heard of this What are your plans?
Thank you very much!!!!
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Well George I finally was able too sit long enough to read every word on this great build. I don't know if you have more words in the build,or I have more mods than you do words. HAHAHA. But needless to say I think your doing a HELL of a job. Every thing you done they all go together very well. Keep up the great build. And the whole best part of car & mods is getting to work on them yourself. And your no differant than a lot of us who have never worked on a vehicle like this. I was scared as hell last winter after I had mine all tore apart. I looked at it in the garage and thought out loud, WHAT THE HELL HAVE I DONE NOW It's going too cost me thousands of dollars to get this thing back together But patience (which I don't have) and good DIY'S & people on these threads every thing turned out good. Sorry for the long post on your build thread.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #51
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Well George I finally was able too sit long enough to read every word on this great build. I don't know if you have more words in the build,or I have more mods than you do words. HAHAHA. But needless to say I think your doing a HELL of a job. Every thing you done they all go together very well. Keep up the great build. And the whole best part of car & mods is getting to work on them yourself. And your no differant than a lot of us who have never worked on a vehicle like this. I was scared as hell last winter after I had mine all tore apart. I looked at it in the garage and thought out loud, WHAT THE HELL HAVE I DONE NOW It's going too cost me thousands of dollars to get this thing back together But patience (which I don't have) and good DIY'S & people on these threads every thing turned out good. Sorry for the long post on your build thread.
No apologies Spike! As you know, I always appreciate you input! You've helped me on more than one occasion with various parts of this car and I'll always be grateful for that too!!!

I'm a bit of a storyteller at times LOL I definitely crammed a lot of words into my post, and made my stripe update a bit of a DIY journal in itself. I still think you have more mods than I have words though!!! Man what a car you've got put together over there! I can't wait to see it in the spring.
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