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Old 01-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Hot Rod R1's white convertible Journal

We bought the car on our August 2011 vacation to Panama City, FL

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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Did not do any mods for over a year other than the SS in the front grille



Photos I took before the mods.





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Old 01-01-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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Over the next year I worked toward buying my Wheels, Tires, tpms sensors and coilovers.

The tires: 265/35/22 and 305/35/22 Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta. A good difference in tire height between the two sizes for the hot rod rake look I wanted. I bought these off of Ebay.

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The Wheels: Forgestar Bronze Burst 22x9 semi-concave and 22x10.5 Deep-concave. I bought these from Howey Industries Inc.

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Coilovers: Megan Racing Coilovers. Bought on Ebay also.

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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My Dad's shop mounted and balanced the tries for me. I got a good deal FREE.

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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A life time friend and I installed the coilovers in my shop after hours.

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #6
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Once the coilovers where installed I had to see it out side.

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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I stuck the other set of stock wheels on to have in lined up.

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #8
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With the help of my Buddy again the next Mod was to add Axle Back exhaust. It's not as loud as I tough it would be. Being a convertible I guess it's for the best. I love the way it cleaned up the back end of the car. The stock mufflers where UGLY.

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V8 Std & Auto Axle Back with J-Pipes
2011 – Present Camaro V8 Convertible

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The pipes right out of the shipping box before the J pipes where flip around into place.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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Next mod was changing the two front grilles out. I had another friend that works at a body shop help me with this. I did paint parts of the grilles brown to match the wheels. It's hard to tell in the photos.

Upper Grille: heritage grill
Lower Grille: Street Scene Billet Grille with Ducts

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:16 PM   #10
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before and after of the grilles

(I also have the SLP Graphics Kit, 2010-13 Camaro Gloss Black/Fade Rear Quarter Gill stripes on the car). Before and After below.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #11
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I still need to a-just my camera to get better photos of how the Bronze Burst wheels look. They are not as dark as these photos make then out to be. They pop more in person.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #12
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Latest photos as of 12/31/12

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:44 PM   #13
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Other plans: slotted brakes rotors and ceramic pads,

Sport Bar and Sparks Restorations Billet SS Trunk Emblem

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Old 01-02-2013, 12:56 AM   #14
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Love that color combo. Looking really good so far.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #15
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Looks nice...like the color combo....Congrats...tires are aggressive...I like mine...

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:35 AM   #16
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Love those wheels on that color!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #17
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LOVE those wheels on the car. Totally clean look and you chose the right finish on em.

Let us know when you're ready for the Sparks piece and Ghosted Sidemarkers! We'll help ya out!

Keep up the awesome work!
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