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Old 11-29-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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Dory

Hello Camaro5!

Well I finally am getting around to making my car journal after being on this site for 2 years lol. My mom helped me put down a down payment as a college graduation present. Western Illinois University shout out lol. This car is my daily driver and i live in Illinois so it sees a good amount of weather and use. Hopefully one day it will be my weekend car. Its far from perfect but its mine. Her name is Dory. I believe its appropriate for the color scheme i have chosen. This is my first Chevy but my love affair started when my dad and half brother bought a blue 69 stingray to rehab. My family has never really had brand loyalty. We've owned a decent amount of brands. Toyota, Dodge, Mercedes, Saturn, Ford, Infinity, Porche, Nissan, Jeep, and of course Chevy. My first car was a 92 Toyota Paseo that was driven by my mom and then went through both of my older sisters before finally ending its life with me. After that I got lucky and took over the payments on my brother-in-laws 97 Mustang Cobra that he had to get rid of because he was having my nephew. 17 is when i got that car and needless to say thats a lot of car for a young hot headed driver lol. It was a good learning experience though and thats what really got me into modding. And that brings me to now. So hope you guys enjoy!

Originally I had the side markers tail lights, side markers, front, and rear bowties wrapped in gloss black vinyl. I decided i liked the contrast of the flat black on the metallic finish better. I wanted something that had more of a stealth feel to it. I ditched the stock grille and threw on the heritage. Definitely gave it a more aggressive look. I also had a Stillen front splitter but it was a hassle to keep on without adding additional screws and using some other kind of adhesive. Then the ZL1 front end came out and i decided that i eventually wanted to go that route. Another big discovery was when plastidipped started to be used on peoples cars. I went a little crazy once i figured out how easy that stuff is to use lol. Eventually i want all the plastidipped stuffed painted or vinyled but for now pastidip is helping get a feel for what i want. Anyways i hope to have some more stuff done by spring.

Exterior Mods:

ZL1 Front Fascia
ZL1 Side Skirts
Plastidipped rims
Plastidipped rear bowtie
Plastidipped side mirrors
Plastidipped t3 stripes
Plastidipped lower door stripe
Plastidipped tail light bezel
Badge Delete
Heritage Grille
Tail Light Blackout
Lower Grille Vinyl
Front Fascia Vinyl
Painted yellow brake caliper
AAC LED license plate light
AAC Blue Grille Light

Interior Mods:

Blue AAC footwell LEDS Front and Back
Blue AAC Dome Light-----Now replaced with white.
Painted blue interior trim
Door Handle, Cargo pocket, and cup holder LEDS

Engine Bay/ Engine Mods:

Painted Engine Cover
Painted Fuse Box
Injen Short CAI
MRT 2.0

EVENTUAL MODS:

MPD1 Z Force Hood
NLP Dovetail Spoiler
Havoc rear Diffuser
Long tube headers
CNC VMax Ported Throttle Body
Ported Intake Manifold
VMax 3/8" or 1" Iceolator
1.2" BMR Springs
AAC Afterburner tail lights
JDP Halo Kit
Ny-trex Triple Threat Kit

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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looking good, keep it up.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:56 AM   #3
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I love the matching blue in the interior!! Great job
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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Looking good!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! got some parts coming in for christmas and i just started working again so hopefully the mods will start to flow.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #7
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Looking good man!! Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
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Thought id post some pics of some rocker switches i installed for my lighting awhile back.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #9
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #10
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Got some goodies from Christmas i couldnt wait til spring to install. Had some time over the weekend to get some stuff installed. I guess this is the start of my audio build. I also figured out that my car will be built from the inside (interior) outward. My exterior is far from perfect right now with a good amount of dings and a few scratches (it is my daily) and seeing as im gonna eventually replace a good amount of the body ill save that for last. As for the engine that will be modded once the ol warranty is up.

Anyways.....I dynamatted my trunk, installed an amp and some subs. I also got a pair of plasma DRL bulbs which I installed. I also am in the process of repainting some of the interior trim pieces i did before (I thought i could do a better job). Ill post some pics later when i get home from work.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:32 PM   #11
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Looks good man love what you did with the interior keep it up
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #12
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Looks good man love what you did with the interior keep it up
Thanks your cars pretty sick too!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:25 PM   #13
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Thanks it's a process for sure, but its definitely a fun one
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #14
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Luv the interior....ur off to a great start...keep us posted... very nice
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:34 PM   #15
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Heres some iPhone pics of the dynamat and the subs i just put in. Eventually i want to make some panels to fill in the gap between the sub box and the sides of the trunk where i can mount some amps. The system itself is nothing special. it is the MTX Magnum Bass Package. 2 10" subs 400 watt RMS. 800 watt Class D amp. Im not trying to win awards here just wanted a little more thump in the trunk
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:10 PM   #16
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Time for an update.....
Went to the dealership and finally got my PDIM updated. I had to go in for an oil change and I brought up the PDIM issue and showed him the GM bulletin. Honestly I rarely use the USB unless Im charging my phone. I usually stream music through BlueTooth. But just in case I wanted to have the updated module and software. Got it installed no problem or questions asked.

After the great service with the PDIM I figured Id check with the parts department about the ZL1 parts. I got a list online from 2SSRS.

1: #22831868 Fascia List price is and you need it. $430.27
2: #22895338 R Bezel List price is and you need it. $20.09
3: #22895339 L Bezel List price is and you need it. $20.09
4: #22894223 Lower Grill List price is and you need it. $124.92
5: #20952857 Support List price is and you need it. $96.55
6: #20952853 Absorber List price is and you need it. $101.15
7: #22840497 Harness List price is and you need it. $38.67
8: #20957334 DRL Retainer x 2. $11.58
9: #22832603 L Rocker. $224.93
10:#22832604 R Rocker. $224.93

Initially they wanted the list price but they said theyd give me 10% off since I bought my car there. That wasnt going to cut it though since I priced it out from a bunch of other places. Needless to say after some light negotiations, I was able to get 20% off. I got all of those parts for under $1200 and they will be at my dealer by next week some time. I think thats a pretty good deal considering most vendors want that for JUST the bumper and I got the bumper AND rockers. If I pushed a little more I probably could of gotten 25% off.

Lastly I rewired my footwell lights so that they come on with the dome but I can also turn them on manually when the dome is off. I also swapped out my blue dome light for a white one. I like the blue but since this car is my daily and needs to actually be somewhat practical I put white ones in so you can actually see what you need to look at. I also ordered a white LED strip from AAC so I can install some rear courtsy lights. Im still waiting on those. Ill be sure to post pictures when I can. Take it easy people!
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:42 PM   #17
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Picked up some boxes from my dealership on monday
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Got them painted tuesday and im probably gonna install the side skirts today after work. Still waiting on some harnesses and hardware for the bumper. hopefully get that on over the weekend.

I was having some rattle issues in my trunk from the pressure release vents and the trunk lid since i added in my subs. got some weatherstripping from lowes and added it to my trunk lid and to the vents and it pretty much fixed most of my trunk rattle issues. still getting a little rattle from the rear deck but i plan on dynamatting that when i upgrade the rear speakers. heres some pics of the pressure release vent fix.

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Hopefully the next set of pics will be of my car after i get all the parts on there also post some pics of the interior work ive been doing. Take it easy C5
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:52 PM   #18
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:04 PM   #19
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:08 PM   #20
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Alright the planets were aligned and I was finally able to get some somewhat decent pictures of the new mods. Car is still kinda dirty but its better than it has look in awhile. DD in the winter has taken its toll. I would of shined her up real nice but its....26 degrees out and theres suppose to be another snow storm next week. Side skirts and bumber installed. made some front splash gaurds too. Waiting on my a new set of DRL housings before I can add in my DRL harness and wire in my fog lights. Also waiting on a new set of H11 LEDs. I also finished my interior LED lighting but ill have to post pictures of those tomorrow or monday. But here are some new shots.
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