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Old 05-17-2020, 06:17 PM   #1
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S. Macias' Midnight 2016 Camaro

I decided this morning to create a build thread of everything I've done to the ride in the last year. Thankfully I had plenty of photos to show the progress during that time.

The first two photos are the same day as I bought her. The third photos is after the front windows were tinted and the car washed.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:21 PM   #2
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The next thing I did was add a carbon fiber set. It looks better than it did with the cheap looking shiny grey plastic.

I added extended paddle shifters, changed the brake/gas pedal, got a striker cover and added a red push start.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:24 PM   #3
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Decided to customize the knee pads.

For the knee pads, I wrapped them in foam followed by black vinyl. Definitively a better feel while driving.

I added a net and first aid kit to the trunk, and also added visor covers.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:27 PM   #4
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Next came the tail lights. I couldn't stand the red and knew I wanted an all black theme like my old Cobalt SS Supercharged (RIP). I purchased a set of gray tail lights and a black third brake light.

I smoked the side lights and the rear reflectors with about three coats of VHT. They still reflect but blend better with the body.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:28 PM   #5
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Added an SS spoiler and ZL1 side skirts.

Debadged the trunk.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:31 PM   #6
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Over time, the rear diffuser was fading to that ugly gray color. I decided it was time to paint it black to match the body. Overall, I'm happy with my $40 DIY results.

Last image is before and after.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:33 PM   #7
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Added a yellow tow hook to match the black and yellow CA legacy plates and a splitter.
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Changed the upper and lower grille.

My neighbors must love me...
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:37 PM   #9
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Wanted to change the rims. Ended up buying a set of ZL1 replicas. Rim size was 20x9.5. Went with a 275/35R20 tire all around (I like to be able to rotate my tires). Was told I couldn't go larger on the front without spacers. Also got all-season tires since this is my daily driver. I had General on my Mercedes and for the price and performance it works for me.

Before and after further down.

Got the black ColorLugs to match.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:39 PM   #10
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Polished up.
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With the summer months ahead I wanted to get my windshield tinted. Was able to get exactly the length I wanted. If I had gone any further down it would definitely obstruct my view.
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:17 PM   #12
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OP, I like all of your mods. Tastefully done without overkill. Good job.
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:25 PM   #13
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OP, I like all of your mods. Tastefully done without overkill. Good job.
Thanks. It's my daily driver and I didn't want to go overboard. Just enough to make it unique and fun.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:41 PM   #14
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Added a yellow pull handle to close the trunk. Simple, and it keeps me from touching the paint.
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