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Old 01-25-2014, 07:57 PM   #26
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So I learned how to remove the shark fin antenna. I also received some "4D" carbon fiber vinyl.

I wrapped the shark fin in this vinyl and it doesn't look half bad. The finish actually gives it some depth. I think I may try wrapping the roof in it to see how it turns out.

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Old 01-25-2014, 08:57 PM   #27
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That looks good. Looks more realistic than hydro-graphics
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:34 PM   #28
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So I learned how to remove the shark fin antenna. I also received some "4D" carbon fiber vinyl.

I wrapped the shark fin in this vinyl and it doesn't look half bad. The finish actually gives it some depth. I think I may try wrapping the roof in it to see how it turns out.

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Looks great!
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:49 AM   #29
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Hot dam & I thought I was a Mod Addict. You have done such a beautiful job on the CGM. I see you like C B also. Correct me if I'm wrong I didn't see it any where but haven't you made COTW yet? If not you absolutely have all my votes. Every thing just falls into each other on this car.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:03 PM   #30
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I love coming back and reading this thread very cool man, holy carbon fiber pure taking it to the next level
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:27 PM   #31
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Thanks! It's been a long work in progress and the brevity of this build thread doesn't do justice to the many different changes I've done, some of them several different times!

I have some things planned for the future and now that this thread is started I hope to have a few more pictures up. It just needs to warm up already!

On my list:

DJ Predator Grille (back up to my Hawkeye)
Carbon Fiber vented fenders painted with exposed carbon hash marks and another little exposed piece
Wrapping my roof in the 4d Vinyl- maybe followed up with the Morenos CF Roof inlay
Rideskinz roof spoiler
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:23 AM   #32
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Thanks! It's been a long work in progress and the brevity of this build thread doesn't do justice to the many different changes I've done, some of them several different times!

I have some things planned for the future and now that this thread is started I hope to have a few more pictures up. It just needs to warm up already!

On my list:

DJ Predator Grille (back up to my Hawkeye)
Carbon Fiber vented fenders painted with exposed carbon hash marks and another little exposed piece
Wrapping my roof in the 4d Vinyl- maybe followed up with the Morenos CF Roof inlay
Rideskinz roof spoiler
Twins
Very Exiting
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:15 PM   #33
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Man... I just finished looking at your build.. I must say its very impressive!

Lots of money and worked invested in it and looks beautiful, great taste, very well done
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:48 PM   #34
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Finally had a day of warm weather here so I decided to tackle my "4D" carbon fiber vinyl roof wrap. I also experimented with some stripes. It's kind of growing on me...

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Old 02-20-2014, 01:51 PM   #35
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Here's another with brighter lighting. I did some other cosmetic upgrades, once we get another nice day I'll take sunlight pics of the roof and the other upgrades.

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Old 02-20-2014, 03:36 PM   #36
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Looks great. Any links to where the vinyl is from?
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:21 PM   #37
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Looks great. Any links to where the vinyl is from?

It's made by Vvivid Vinyl http://www.vvividvinyl.com/index.php?route=common/home

I bought it from there store, link here http://1stopvinyl.com/

Make sure you pick the "True R" style of carbon fiber vinyl, that's the more realistic style, though at an upcharge. It comes in widths of 5 feet, just purchase by length.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:55 PM   #38
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Sweet build. Love the cf look
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:57 PM   #39
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Had a bad case of cabin fever today and the temperature wasn't too bad so I decided to take some pictures with my wife's new DSLR.

A couple of weeks ago I received a Remin Exterior kit in real carbon fiber and I wasn't sure how I'd feel about it but I think I'm going to keep it on. It has trim pieces for the triangular portion near the mirrors as well as the door handles.

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I also haven't posted any pictures of the Billet Custom items I've installed but here they are!

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I think this is a neat picture of the entire engine bay as well.

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Here's a picture of some products coming in for my next project.

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Old 03-06-2014, 05:38 PM   #40
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Do you have a CF Tattoo yet. LOL
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:06 PM   #41
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I got a little crafty with the stock cam shaft, toe rod, rotor, and some spray paint.

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I also added a fire extinguisher using a billet mounting bracket from Rick's Camaro.

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Yeah this fire extinguisher is dope. I just have mine floating in the back seat, one day with a hard turn that shits going to go off haha. I might have to borrow this idea from you, can you mount that clip on one of the pillars?
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:08 PM   #42
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Do you have a CF Tattoo yet. LOL
Actually...... no lol. But the day that I own this, I'll admit I have a problem.

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Yeah this fire extinguisher is dope. I just have mine floating in the back seat, one day with a hard turn that shits going to go off haha. I might have to borrow this idea from you, can you mount that clip on one of the pillars?
It comes with self tapping screws, you'd probably at the very least want to use nuts and bolts in place of the screws. My only concerns with the pillars would be, depending on the pillar you use, airbags deploying, and whether or not the pillar trim could hold the fire extinguisher. Otherwise, sky's the limit with the Rick's Camaro set-up, they have options for roll cage mount too.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:14 AM   #43
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So I've spent the last couple of days upgrading my factory BA sound system with the following:

Rockford Fosgate Prime R400-4D Amplifier
Rockford Fosgate Prime R750-1D Amplifier
Rockford Fosgate P1S4-12 x2 Subwoofers
Rockford Fosgate Wiring
Subthump FARK Harness
Subwoofer Box from Customboxman (Ebay)

The goal of this setup was to still have full access to the battery compartment. I used Earthshaker's set up as an inspiration.

I had previously used rattletrap to help with road noise so this is my starting point.

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Here's a picture of most the supplies I had for this. UPS was a little delayed in getting me the second amp and amp wiring kits, which in retrosepect was fine because this took me several days to complete anyway. I found the maker of the subwoofer box online checking out custom sound systems. It is solidly made by "Customboxman" and he's local to me so I went and picked it up. It fits perfectly for a rear facing subwoofer set-up.

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Here is a better picture of how it fits perfectly. I also covered the box in a black microsuede/Alcantara-like fabric from Joann's Fabric.

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I then made the "trap door" pieces that would cover the stock wheel well cover. Sound deadened and covered in red microseude.

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The tricky part was the amp mounts. I needed to have them free standing so they could to be removable. Here you can see my cardboard box template as well lol.

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Test fitting the amp mounts in the trunk.

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Fit was great, went ahead and cut a pass through so that the cords would be hidden.

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Here's a good side by side shot of the factory amp and the 4 channel amp with the FARK harness. By the way, if you're replacing the factory amp, get the FARK! It was by far the easiest part of the whole process. Just replacing the factory amp had humungous gains in the overall sound quality.

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All buttoned up for now. I still want to try to cover the rear trunk trim in the black microseude and sound deaden the rear deck lid.

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Old 04-03-2014, 12:42 PM   #44
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So I've spent the last couple of days upgrading my factory BA sound system with the following:

Rockford Fosgate Prime R400-4D Amplifier
Rockford Fosgate Prime R750-1D Amplifier
Rockford Fosgate P1S4-12 x2 Subwoofers
Rockford Fosgate Wiring
Subthump FARK Harness
Subwoofer Box from Customboxman (Ebay)

The goal of this setup was to still have full access to the battery compartment. I used Earthshaker's set up as an inspiration.

I had previously used rattletrap to help with road noise so this is my starting point.

Attachment 609419

Here's a picture of most the supplies I had for this. UPS was a little delayed in getting me the second amp and amp wiring kits, which in retrosepect was fine because this took me several days to complete anyway. I found the maker of the subwoofer box online checking out custom sound systems. It is solidly made by "Customboxman" and he's local to me so I went and picked it up. It fits perfectly for a rear facing subwoofer set-up.

Attachment 609420

Here is a better picture of how it fits perfectly. I also covered the box in a black microsuede/Alcantara-like fabric from Joann's Fabric.

Attachment 609421

I then made the "trap door" pieces that would cover the stock wheel well cover. Sound deadened and covered in red microseude.

Attachment 609422

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The tricky part was the amp mounts. I needed to have them free standing so they could to be removable. Here you can see my cardboard box template as well lol.

Attachment 609424

Test fitting the amp mounts in the trunk.

Attachment 609425

Fit was great, went ahead and cut a pass through so that the cords would be hidden.

Attachment 609426

Here's a good side by side shot of the factory amp and the 4 channel amp with the FARK harness. By the way, if you're replacing the factory amp, get the FARK! It was by far the easiest part of the whole process. Just replacing the factory amp had humungous gains in the overall sound quality.

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All buttoned up for now. I still want to try to cover the rear trunk trim in the black microseude and sound deaden the rear deck lid.

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Damn now your inspiring me to make so many customized things like the trunk area. Only thing would be doing it while the wife is out on a business trip so she cant badger me on more mods haha. Everytime I look in this thread its something bigger and better, keepem' coming!
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:55 PM   #45
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First off ...

Carbon Fiber vented fenders painted with exposed carbon hash marks and another little exposed piece -- YES SIR! haha just saw that and that would be awesome!

Second... TWINS - Yes please!

Third, I want to steal your trunk idea so bad... it's absolutely amazing hahaha.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:36 AM   #46
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Damn now your inspiring me to make so many customized things like the trunk area. Only thing would be doing it while the wife is out on a business trip so she cant badger me on more mods haha. Everytime I look in this thread its something bigger and better, keepem' coming!
Thanks! Your build has been great to follow as well.

To me, the trunk had always been kind of a blah area for me as there were a lot of customization options do the engine bay, exterior, and interior. When I was at a show and popped the trunk it would be like "Hey look! A trunk with a tiny opening and more storage space that meets the eye" lol. Now I feel like each section of my car has been modified.

I totally hear you on sneaking it by the wife, but maybe you can convince her of how much you'll SAVE by doing it yourself lol. Besides the amps, the fabric was probably the most expensive part for me lol.


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First off ...

Carbon Fiber vented fenders painted with exposed carbon hash marks and another little exposed piece -- YES SIR! haha just saw that and that would be awesome!

Second... TWINS - Yes please!

Third, I want to steal your trunk idea so bad... it's absolutely amazing hahaha.
I think the fenders have moved up on my list for sure. I'm still on the fence regarding FI and all the extra costs that can come with it.

It was great seeing you and Maddie the other day and Cazador was looking gooood. I can't wait to see what else you'll come up with for it.


I need to update this thread with my newest mod once I remember to take some good pictures of it.

Stay tuned....
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:10 AM   #47
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Damn that's the most realistic vinly I ever seen . I thought you shark fin was real till I read the post .
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:12 PM   #48
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Congrats on the Big Honor!!.... COTW...

Yes, it is worthy....

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Gratz on COTW, very well deserved and long over due!
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