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Old 04-07-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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Talking [COTW 5/2/11] 572HP's New Convertible Build

After purchasing a Callaway Camaro (coupe) in June of 2010 off a dealer's lot, I still felt something was missing. Everyone on this forum was having so much fun building their car. Although I made some changes to the coupe, Callaway did almost all of the work. When the convertibles were announced, I knew this was what I wanted. I wanted to be able to build it up like most of you.

Here is a link to my callaway coupe thread: [COTW 11/22/10]: 572HP's IOM Callaway SS/RS

What I am looking to do is to build a two-tone convertible. Although I will do some performance mods, my main objective is cosmetics. I don't like over-the-top changes, because I felt that GM's looks for this car are pretty awesome already. Performance with the SS is awesome as well, so performance mods will come later.

I'm going to keep this first post updated with the latest. The next few posts will show the progression.

Here is the latest:

Mods Done [List Updated 4/25/2012] -
TSW Nurburgring 20" Wheels (Custom flat black powder coat + red pinstripe)
Borla "S" Catback Exhaust
CAI Air Intake (Custom painted)
Window Tint
2-Tone Paint with red pinstripe
AAC LED side markers (I custom painted these - whiteout)
AAC License Plate LEDs
AAC LED Backup Lights
Painted Strut Tower Brace
Custom painted bowties
Blacked-out tail lights
Blacked-out SS emblems
Blacked-out tail light bezels
Matte black painted lower front facia
Pedders XA Coilovers
Pfadt Front & Rear Sways (bought these with the lowering springs - but the springs were not right for this car)
Pedders Front & Rear End Links
Pedders Front Radius Rod Inserts
Pedders Rear Solid Subframe Bushings
Pedders Rear Lower Control Arm Bushings
Pedders Rear Upper Control Arm Bushings
Pedders Alignment Bolt Kit (front camber holes elongated)
Pfadt Rear Trailing Arms
Pfadt Rear Toe Rods
Pfadt Lower Control Arm Reinforcements
Hawk HPS Brake Pads
Pedders Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Motul Brake Fluid
White Interior Side & Dash Panels
Dyed Leather Stitching Red
Custom Jannetty Tune
Changed All Interior LEDs (Speedometer, Radio, Steering Wheel, Shifter, Window Switches, 4-pack Gauges, Headlight & HUD Switches) to Red/White
Custom Fiber Optic Lighting for Homelink (Garage Door Opener)
ZL1 Fuel Pump
Pair of TSW Nurburgring 18" Wheels and Nitto Drag Radials
ProTorque 2800 Stall Torque Converter
ADM Air Intake Scoop for CAI Box
Holley LS Valve Covers
ARH 2" Headers w/Cats + Straight Connectors for the Track (Ceramic Coated by SwainTech)
Whipple SuperCharger (Powder Coated White)
Injector Dynamics ID850 1025cc Injectors
ZR1 3-Bar MAP Sensor
ZR1 Spark Plugs
Elite Engineering Catch Can
Custom Aluminum Intercooler Reservoir
Billet Specialties 8.75in. Black Overflow Tank
Billet Custom engine dress-up accessories
JDP RGB Halo Kit
RPI ZL1 Splitter
ZL1 Rocker Panels
Powder Coated Calipers - "Black Ice" logo.
Hotchkis Chassis Max Brace

Please see progression pictures below in the next two posts.


Images from Speedometer LED replacement (changed from Ice Blue to white/red):

DIY Change LEDs in Speed/Tach Gauge

DIY Change Radio LEDs

Last edited by 572HP; 05-28-2012 at 07:44 AM. Reason: Updated Mods
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