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Updated on Apr 19, 2013
Thanks for viewing my always 'in progress' Camaro.
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I need more votes!Please nominate me, and also vote me up.
Thank You everyone who has rated me 5 stars! I'm now up to page 5 for 82-92 Camaros. I appreciate ever vote, and hopefully I can get to the first page of results soon! I've been working on this car for about 5 years now, see below for the current updates, and check out the other pages for the history of this restoration.
The car is finally on the road again, it's been a long time.
The color choice I went with is 'Victory Red' and I really love the color. I also added the 92 style GFX and Hood to the car. This gives it a much 'meaner' look. Also gone is the crappy V6 the car came with and replaced with a 5.7L out of the 92 Z28.
Scroll down to view ongoing updates to the car, and also check out the other pages to see the restoration from the start.
I installed my LED tail and parking lights too.
And for comparison, this is how the car looked about 5 years ago before I started working on it.
6-3-12Just a simple appearance upgrade this week, added some exhaust tips.
5-28-12The wheels I currently have on the car are not in the best of shape. Lots of discoloration, and they don't look all that great close up. So I've been hearing about how people use Plasta-Dip on their wheels with good results. I decided to give it a try, and I'm pretty impressed with the results. What I like the most is, if I get tired of it or decide to sell the wheels, I can just peel it off and back to stock.
4-4-12Just installed some 4th Gen seats, what a difference!! These feel so much better compared to the old seats. Someday I'll get these recovered in leather to match the interior.
3-11-12I upgraded my instrument cluster today, stock these are lit up with I think 4 little tiny bulbs. So I removed those and installed LED strips inside the cluster housing. I went with strips over the plug n play bulbs because the plug/play ones always leave too many hotspots in the cluster. I wanted a more even amount of light within mine.
Here is how it looked before with the bulbs
The gauges removed and the LED strips in place, I used an empty 194 socket that allowed me to plug right into the bulb socket. So no cutting/splicing anything in the car
And here is the cluster again with the LED strips. I have one slight hotspot on the oil gauge for some reason, but the image makes it look brighter than it really is. I think I'm going to get a few more LEDs and try and make the needles light up more. They look better than before, but I would like to see them a little brighter.
3-9-12I finally have a car with some decent headlights now. I purchase some retrofits from retrofitsource with HID projectors. What a difference these make, and the cutoff on the projects eliminates blinding of any oncoming traffic.
Before with the old halogen lights
After with the HIDs.
A shot of the cutoff
Now I need to figure out what to do with the inner lights, does anyone know how to make them not look crooked like that? I can't see any way to adjust them to make them straight like the outter lights.
Installed a new aftermarket headliner today. It takes some work getting it to fit right, but overall I think it looks much better than the one I had before.
1-27-12I've been wanting driving lights for awhile now, but no way was I going to pay what people are asking for OEM ones. But I found a pretty close alternative at AutoZone, they have Blazer driving lights and they look just like the OEM ones, and only $19.99. So one thing I did not want to do when adding the lights, was cutting any of the new wiring I just put in. So I needed to find a way to plug the aftermarket lights into the OEM wiring. Well I finally found it. The factory lights are bulb style 880, and I found at Autolumination they sell a 'male' 880 pigtail. These allowed me to plug right into the factory harness and keep everything nice and neat. Since I was going to buy something from them, I might as well buy something in LED. So I decided to buy the H3 LED bulbs, I know these are not going to be as bright as Halogen, but I'm going more for looks since once I do my HID projector retro I'll have plenty of light.
Here are some pics of the new lights installed
Closeup of the H3 LED bulb installed.
I also did the one mod that every 3rdGen owners has always wanted to do. Added a stupid cup holder! Looks like it came from the factory this way
Installed new T-Top drip edges, went with the later model plastic style instead of the original rubber style. The rubber ones seem to 'sag' more and get caught by the windows. I'm hoping these plastic ones stay in place.
Got all the emblems for Christmas, installed the front one today. Once the car get its final buffing, I'll put the side and rear ones on.
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I would really like if you rank my 5 stars too, I'm really hoping to get this car within the first page of results.
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Nice Camaro, looks like it's been threw a big transformation.
Thanks, it's been a long project and glad I'm finally able to drive it again.
Beautiful Camaro. Great work. 5 stars definately. Check ut my "work in progress" sometime...
Wow, amazing job. Very impressed, that is a lot of work. Love the LED's. 5 stars, you bet!
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