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Old 04-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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What's your gig?

I was just curious what you guys do? Are a lot of you mechanics or at least have mechanical backgrounds?

Like I said in my earlier post, I've wanted a Camaro since I was 10 but have always just had cars that got me from A to B and weren't thought of afterwards. Now that I have my Camaro and I'm ready to start playing with her and doing my modding and such I find myself super excited, albeit, a little nervous.

I'm a composer by trade, no real mechanical background to speak of. I'm not helpless, I change my own oil, know how to plug a flat, know the difference between a crank shaft and a window crank lol, but Ive never really dove in and done stuff with my car . I feel it would be cheating or, at least less fulfilling, to take mods to someone else to do, at least ones that should be easily done yourself, but I am indeed a bit nervous that I'll screw something up. =)
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:03 AM   #3
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:10 AM   #5
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:10 AM   #6
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:12 AM   #7
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:12 AM   #8
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:18 AM   #9
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:19 AM   #10
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Photographer & Graphic Designer. After being a Camaro owner for all of 7 days now I'm finding myself obsessed with trying to cram as much mechanical, performance, and detailing info in as I can. Never owned a vehicle that inspired me to do more than just drive it. It's exciting yet I see this hobby turning into an expensive habit!
^ THIS!!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:28 AM   #11
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:31 AM   #12
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:53 AM   #13
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I work in the oil industry. I think I'm in the same boat as you, I like doing the work on my Camaro myself but don't know too much about it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:56 AM   #14
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:58 AM   #15
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:59 AM   #16
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I'm a full time student/nanny...so if a nanny can work on a car, so can you But in all seriousness, I never worked on my cars either. I have had experience in working with bikes since I was 12, but cars where and still are something that are pretty new to me, and so far I have installed all my mods myself. It just takes practice and patience, and it is a ton of fun
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:03 AM   #17
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:06 AM   #18
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:06 AM   #19
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:10 AM   #20
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:47 AM   #21
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:54 AM   #22
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:57 AM   #23
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:00 AM   #24
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