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Old 08-04-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Dr Jkel's Transformation

Hello All,

I have finally decided to make a thread about Dr. Jkel. I had originally thought about keeping it stock but have decided that this car is to fun to modify and have started.

My first mods were all cosmetic. I added Lloyd's floor mats and they look great. I then added the custom door sill plates and a windshield SS emblem.

I will make several post in a row so that I can kinda keep the pictures in order of the mods the way I did them. Enjoy.


Thought I would add a picture of my Lithograph.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:17 AM   #2
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My windshield SS, not really a good pic but nonetheless a pic.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:22 AM   #3
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Very nice. I love my Lloyd's mats, I also have the trunk embroidered mat too.

Is your windshield "SS" inside or outside? Where did you purchase it? Thankx.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:23 AM   #4
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:24 AM   #5
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My next mod was to have my stripes painted on. I had the stock ones removed because they were starting to bubble a little bit and had been etched by bird poop when I went to dinner.

A funny thing happened when I did this. I actually had the entire car wet sanded and re-cleared becuase of everyone's issue with the paint. I have not had any issues since. I had to have a door dent fixed so I would have had the hood, deck lids and door without orange peel and the rest with. So I decided to do the whole car. Of course this was close to C5F and the day before I was set to leave the body shop informed me that they had chipped the hood and it would have to be repainted.

Since I was going to C5F they said they could fix it for the show but it would need to come back to be fixed correctly, of course free of charge. Actually she is there now being fixed.

But while at C5F I got another present, yes sports fans you guessed it, another door dent, so this is being fixed.

They also installed the splash guards, heritage grille, bowtie delete and installed the front SS emblems and Rear SS. I will post some pictures when I get it back, hopefully this week.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:36 AM   #6
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:37 AM   #7
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I will go back and answer some of the post when I get caught up to date so to speak so please be patient.

After C5F I decided that a cam install was next for me. I searched high and low, thought I did enough research and plopped down my money for a Cold Air Inductions cai, cam, headers, hf cats, and SCT tuner and had these items installed by a local shop, the parts I bought from a vendor on here.

Well you know my luck, the car ran great the day I picked it up was a little rough for my liking but what are you gonna do. Drove my car to work the next day and it got worse, would only run above 2500 rpms and then it started to smoke. Now by smoke I mean SMOKE. My car looked like the mosquito truck coming by, not a pretty sight.

So I had the local redneck mechanic look at it and come to find out one of the rocker arms had come off, NOT GOOD. So I had that fixed and she still ran rough. The vendor tuned my car 4 times after I datalogged it but wasn't to my liking. Now talk about upset, I was very upset. I was getting 14 mpg down from 27 mpg

Finally out of desperation I contacted Ron at Vengeance Racing in Cumming, Georgia and he said that he would look at it. I told him to fix the 37k paper weight.

So I took it to Vengeance on a trailer unloaded it and Ron placed it on the dyno. My curve was real choppy and not smooth power and the best part was I was at 404rwhp, supposed to be around 440. They tried to tune it but the idle was still so bad and it shook to high heavens.


So the fix: REPLACE the cam that I had just installed, added a high volume oil pump and underdrive pulley and tuned it with EFI Live. Now I have 450 rwhp with a smaller cam and she runs great. Thanks So Much Ron
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:40 AM   #8
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My next round of mods when I get her back is going to be Pfadt lowering springs and sway bars and a MGW shifter, installed by Vengeance along witha Borla Axle Back ATAK that I got from T and T Performance.

I did have the GMPP street version exhaust but it seemed to tame for me. And I will be selling it when I get the Borla installed. I will also post a video once Vengeance installs the exhaust.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:43 AM   #9
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Very nice. I love my Lloyd's mats, I also have the trunk embroidered mat too.

Is your windshield "SS" inside or outside? Where did you purchase it? Thankx.
Caniac,

My SS is on the outside of the windshield and It was given to me last year at the MTI FunFest at Little Talladega, actually I also got some RJT bowties for the center caps on my wheels from him. He had a trunkload that he was giving away so I took them, I offered to pay for them but her refused saying something about Licensing fees etc... but it looks good.

I also forgot to mention that I did get the trunk mat from LLoyds when I got the floor mats.


I also have a dash emblem that I got from Emblems Pro, a vendor here, that I really like. Of course pictures will follow when I get here back.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:54 AM   #10
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OK pretty much caught up and now for future mods.


Wheels. I really liked PQ's wheels but after the problems he has had with the Savini wheels I really don't think I will go with them. I like the width and depth of his so I am on the look out.


I am really really really considering a TVS 2300. GTAHVIT has given me alot of great info on this but I am going to do alot of research before plopping down 7500.00. I am also looking into other things that I will need for this install.

Vengeance has given me an estimate for the TVS 2300/KBB Boost Pump/Upgraded Injectors/Retune/Billet Catch can. So I just have to decide what I want and if this is what I want save a few more pennies.

I would like to thank Randy, Chris, Terri and Tony for their help in answering questions about different subjects relating to the mod world.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:42 PM   #11
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Nice car and mods!

Vengeance is doing my cam and supercharger. We should be scheduling it soon since I sent Ron a lot of money back in June to order the parts
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:12 AM   #12
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Nice car and mods!

Vengeance is doing my cam and supercharger. We should be scheduling it soon since I sent Ron a lot of money back in June to order the parts
Vengeance ( Ron) really have treated me great. They fixed my car and it runs great now, but just have to save money for the S/C.


Been looking at wheels. What do ya'll think of these?
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:30 AM   #13
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First car looks great, The rimes are nice.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:52 AM   #14
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First car looks great, The rimes are nice.
Thanks, I have been looking at rims for awhile but PQ's ordeal has got me a little gunshy. These wheels seems to be pretty cool. These are forged wheels but they do make a cast wheel that looks exacylt like it. I have contacted a couple of members to find out the difference in the wheels. There is a big price difference in each.

I am also looking at CCW and Iconz, so if anyone has any other suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. The picture above is the style I like.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:57 AM   #15
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I like those wheels. I am looking to get the same type of wheel in the future. Only I am trying to find them with all hidden hardware, so it will be easier to clean... lol
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:09 AM   #16
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So that I can keep it in some order. Here is a list of completed mods and future mods.
COSMETIC MODS
LLodys Mats
Door Sill cover
Painted Stripes - Hughes Body Shop
Heritage Grille - Cooper Chevrolet
SS Emblems - Front - Camaro Parts 68, Rear - SLP
Splash Guards - Chevy Parts Plus
Windshield SS

Performance Mods

Dynatech Headers - Jannetty Racing
Cold Air Inductions cold air intake - Jannetty Racing
Cam and Tune - Vengeance Racing this included Melling High Volume Oil Pump, Upgraded Trunions, Dual Valve Springs, Hardened Push Rods, 25% Underdrive Pulley
GMPP Street Version Axle Back Exhaust - Cooper Chevrolet

Upcoming Mods

MGW Shifter - Vengeance Racing
Borla ATAK axle back - Bought from T and T Performance, installed by Vengeance Racing.
Pfadt lowering Springs and Sway Bars with end links - Vengeance Racing


Future Mods

TVS 2300 Supercharger
Wheels and Tires
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:13 AM   #17
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Vengeance ( Ron) really have treated me great. They fixed my car and it runs great now, but just have to save money for the S/C.


Been looking at wheels. What do ya'll think of these?



Polished will look great on RJT too. I like those a lot.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:07 AM   #18
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Hey Randy,

What is the size of your rear tires? 295/305/315 etc.....
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I like those wheels, but then again you know that...LOL

Good luck with your decision.
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I like those wheels, but then again you know that...LOL

Good luck with your decision.
I wonder where I got that idea from?????????

I am still checking on different wheels right now but these seem to be in the lead

I will wait till I get my lowering springs installed, hopefully next week, just to make sure that they will fit......

to be continued............
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Talked with Ron at Vengeance and my Pfadt Suspension ( Sways and Lowering Springs) should be here this week. MGW Shifter is in and waiting to be installed along with the Borla Atak axleback.

Will just wait till the springs come in to get it installed all at once and not have to make several trips.
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Dr. - car looks good. You will love it even more after it's lowered.
That was one of my favorite mods.
Vengeance completed my cam/tune a few weeks ago and did an awesome job.
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Dr. - car looks good. You will love it even more after it's lowered.
That was one of my favorite mods.
Vengeance completed my cam/tune a few weeks ago and did an awesome job.
Vengeance also did my cam, I had talked with PQ and he said that it was his favorite mod. He also said no matter what he would certainly do it again. I have talked with a couple of other people who have done it and they absolutely love it.

So hopefully I will too.

Still searching for wheels, everyone seems to want around 5500.00 just for wheels which seems a little steep. So the search will continue for wheels but I do like the Voosen just not 5500.00 worth
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:03 AM   #25
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Ok here are a few pics taken at Vengeance when they installed my cam. You can see the heritage grille and SS emblem, and a shot of the rear with the splash gaurds and rear SS.

I have an appointment at Vengeance next Thursday Sept 2 to have Pdaft lowering springs, front and rear sways, along with the trailing arms ( Thanks Emma ) along with the MGW shifter and Borla ATAK axle back installed. Then they will align the front end and take some more pics and a video.
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