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MarylandSpeed 03-03-2011 12:50 AM

The UnBumblebee- MarylandSpeed 2011 Project Camaro
 
We decided to do a project car this year to bring to Camaro5fest this year. Now that things are getting close, and starting to come togethor, I thought I would do a build journal.

The car in question is our 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS M6. When we do project cars, I like to do what I call "attainable extreme". Something any customer can do, but also unique, and attention grabbing. We have had this car since Sept 09..and I have been wanting to do a build for a while. I had held off because the Camaro market was rapidly evolving, and I did not want to build a car with yesterdays parts. With this car, I also want to unbumblebee it as much as I could while still having a yellow car that did not look silly.

Prior to the build here is what was notable about the car.
- Painted Factory Stripes, Heritage Grille, and Ground Effects
- Rotofab Intake
- Kooks Signature Series Stepped headers (prototype)
- Borla Stinger catback (for GFX cars)

This car made the below HP untuned - (We do three runs to show margin of error)

http://marylandspeed.com/images/camarosigseries2.jpg

Now we are not gonna spill the beans on the build up front, you have to follow along.

Mindz 03-03-2011 12:53 AM

subscribed. I'm interested to see what you do differently and unique.

MarylandSpeed 03-03-2011 12:59 AM

We will start with some pictures of our starting point.

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_1060.JPG
http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_1048.JPG
http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_1042.JPG

MarylandSpeed 03-03-2011 01:06 AM

I decided to start with the body work first since I was most undecided on that.

Poor car looks like it was robbed.

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_0603.JPG
http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_0604.JPG

This guy is being retired and not going back on the car. Actually..it is getting mounted in our dyno bay.

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_0602.JPG

Luckily..I found a distant cousin to be a stand in for the role I need.
http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_0609.JPG

MarylandSpeed 03-03-2011 01:12 AM

In case you were curious...it is cheaper to just buy a new deck lid and start over then it is to try and repaint one.

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_0608.JPG

Buffnshine 03-03-2011 01:50 AM

:popcorn:

10spokess 03-03-2011 07:09 AM

I've bought so much stuff from you guys in the past lol, can't wait to see this

MarylandSpeed 03-04-2011 12:09 AM

Time for todays teasers...

Hey..who stole my mail slot?

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_0639.JPG

Black Heritage Grille..

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_0633.JPG

This is not standard black paint we are using...

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...d/IMG_0626.JPG

thespymaster 03-06-2011 08:34 PM

Subscribed..................Looking forward to seeing this at CF II

Jabs 03-08-2011 09:51 PM

This is gonna turn out sick :D

MarylandSpeed 03-10-2011 11:26 PM

Time for a sneak peak...

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama.../speakpeak.JPG

I did mention this is a bit more than a paint job..right?

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...sneakpeak2.JPG

Jabs 03-11-2011 03:10 PM

More pictures please

skipj3 03-12-2011 11:09 AM

Oh the suspense...

MarylandSpeed 03-30-2011 12:35 AM

Time for another update...the paintwork is done! The pictures really do not show it, but the paint is a black metallic flake that really pops in the sunlight. All the paintwork wa done freehand.

http://marylandspeed.com/images/IMG_1573.JPG
http://marylandspeed.com/images/IMG_1565.JPG
http://marylandspeed.com/images/IMG_1574.JPG
http://marylandspeed.com/images/IMG_1571.JPG
http://marylandspeed.com/images/IMG_1575.JPG

ask4yah 03-30-2011 03:56 AM

Thats it? I want more...

MarylandSpeed 04-01-2011 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ask4yah (Post 3028535)
Thats it? I want more...

I am confused. We are doing the engine stuff..so details on that coming soon. There was a bit of paint work put into this car.

10spokess 04-01-2011 09:09 AM

I really like the way you made the front bumper... Is their any way you are going to sell an SS bumper without the mailbox slot?

MarylandSpeed 09-05-2011 10:10 PM

Now that we are entering another phase of this project..I thought it was time for an update.

First the good...pictures from Camaro5Fest. Note the metallic in the black paint.

http://marylandspeed.com/images/lifter9.jpg
http://marylandspeed.com/images/lifter8.jpg
http://marylandspeed.com/images/lifter7.jpg
http://marylandspeed.com/images/lifter6.jpg
http://marylandspeed.com/images/lifter5.jpg
http://marylandspeed.com/images/lifter4.jpg

MarylandSpeed 09-05-2011 10:14 PM

Car made 637 RWHP with TVS-2300, GT9 Cam, and basic bolt ones. Tuned by Behe Performance.

http://marylandspeed.com/images/cama...erchargerd.jpg

MarylandSpeed 09-05-2011 10:17 PM

Now the bad...

Defective GM oil pump with stuck check valve got on the way to GM Nationals. The oil pump only did not work for a minute or two...but the motor ended up with a nasty knock. We tore it down in house, and found it trashed several lifters, which trashed the cam. The lifters were mushroomed in the bore, and hard to get out, so we decided we needed a new short block. Now waiting on a Lingenfelter 417 to get here:) The rest of the build is being handled in house by our new performance install side of the business!

http://marylandspeed.com/images/lifter1.jpg
http://marylandspeed.com/images/lifter2.jpg
http://marylandspeed.com/images/lifter3.jpg

Gibroni 09-29-2012 11:46 AM

Definitely better than a bumblebee. I like the V6 front bumper.

Blk-Ice 09-29-2012 12:43 PM

Nice!!!!

MarylandSpeed 09-29-2012 05:30 PM

Thanks guys! I need to post some updates since it now has the 417 in it!

kenkartasasmita 09-30-2012 06:11 AM

so u swapped the ss bumper to v6 bumper?

menendez1293 09-30-2012 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenkartasasmita (Post 5637158)
so u swapped the ss bumper to v6 bumper?

By the looks of it yes. He has a V6 Lower grill in the picture that says its done in the paint and body shop.


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