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mortefer 03-22-2011 01:32 PM

New Camaro "almost-owner"
 
Greetings guys and gals,
my name's Vadim, and soon i'm (not me, actually, but my wife) gonna be an owner of 2010 Camaro 1LT.
Why "almost-owner"? First, because i live far from US or even North America. I'm from Belarus (a small country near Russia). And 2nd, i bought salvaged car, so I count on your advices - there are no Chevrolet dealerships here, but fortunately I'm a DIY guy.

Right now car is in NJ port, waiting to be shipped.

I'll post my progress on the car rebuild process once it arrives and i get my hands into it. Hopefully, it'll be a nice BD present for my my wife when i'm done.

Once again, hi everyone and...sorry for my bad English :)

the Kolektor 03-22-2011 01:35 PM

Well thats pretty cool. Welcome, hope you have a great time rebuilding your (wifes) new car!!

MillerTime 03-22-2011 01:37 PM

That's awesome!! Congrats man!!

panther2469 03-22-2011 01:38 PM

Welcome you will find plenty of answers here

mortefer 03-22-2011 02:20 PM

Thanx guys, here are some pics of what i've purchased:
http://74auto.com/cmsAdmin/uploads/327.jpg

http://74auto.com/cmsAdmin/uploads/315_001.jpg

The car starts and drives, and has no frame damage according to carfax.
The whole front fascia and fenders are already purchased and are on the way to the port.
The first question - what is this black piece of frame just below the bumper reinforcement on the 2nd pic? I haven't been able to find it in the parts catalogs

Sir Nuke 03-22-2011 02:26 PM

Vadim, CONGRATS, and boy do you have your hands full.....looks like a a real project! I am sure we can adn will help you all we can.

oh and btw.....Welcome to our happy little corner of the net, and to Camaro5. There is a BIG fridge on the back porch with anything you can think of in them...help yourself...of course only take what you can LEGALLY have. Make yourself at home on one of the big fluffy couches, kick your shoes off, put your feet up on one of the tables, yes we are allowed to do that, mom's and wive's here don't care....and take it easy.

http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/a.../NewFridge.jpg

oh...btw....every once in a while a food fight breaks out...so you may not want to wear nice clothes here.

Welcome!!

RollTideMom 03-22-2011 02:27 PM

you might need new door skins too. looks like it buckled.

Congrats on your purchase!!

RollTideMom 03-22-2011 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Nuke (Post 2995398)
Vadim, CONGRATS, and boy do you have your hands full.....looks like a a real project! I am sure we can adn will help you all we can.

oh and btw.....Welcome to our happy little corner of the net, and to Camaro5. There is a BIG fridge on the back porch with anything you can think of in them...help yourself...of course only take what you can LEGALLY have. Make yourself at home on one of the big fluffy couches, kick your shoes off, put your feet up on one of the tables, yes we are allowed to do that, mom's and wive's here don't care....and take it easy.

http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/a.../NewFridge.jpg

oh...btw....every once in a while a food fight breaks out...so you may not want to wear nice clothes here.

Welcome!!

We don't care as long as you bring us a couple of beers too :drinking:

mortefer 03-22-2011 02:34 PM

Quote:

There is a BIG fridge on the back porch with anything you can think of in them...help yourself...of course only take what you can LEGALLY have. Make yourself at home on one of the big fluffy couches, kick your shoes off, put your feet up on one of the tables, yes we are allowed to do that, mom's and wive's here don't care....and take it easy.
You would not believe....but that's what i'm doing right :) Laying back, drinking beer :)

What bought me in that car is that airbags weren't deployed - the only reason i can find is that it was smacked while being parked.

Sneeks20 03-22-2011 04:51 PM

Congrats, make sure to post pics once its all done.

mortefer 03-22-2011 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sneeks20 (Post 2996051)
Congrats, make sure to post pics once its all done.

For sure.

Muck_Fustangs 03-22-2011 05:02 PM

good luck... :)

1BADLS3 03-22-2011 05:32 PM

Holy christ that thing is ****ed up. Best of luck putting it back together.

oldfriend 03-22-2011 08:55 PM

GO FOR , SHOW TO ALL OF US WHAT CAN BE DONE WHEN ONE REALY WANT SOMETHING ,HAPPY FOR YOU , NASTOROVIA , or something like that !

IROCanSS 03-22-2011 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BADLS3 (Post 2996209)
Holy chr**t that thing is f**ked up. Best of luck putting it back together.

Actually thats a simple fix. Once he gets a hold of the bumper support beam (or whatever its called) and gets the sheet metal bolted in its not bad at all. Hardest part is the door skin... Everything else is bolt up.

The fact the airbags werent blown is huge. They tend to mess up a lot of stuff when they go... They have been known to twist a 4th gens frame if all the windows are up so I have heard. :iono:

mortefer 08-23-2011 08:08 AM

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Hey you guys,
Project is considered done.
Check out the progress from "where we were" to "where we are now"

Blehner 08-23-2011 08:15 AM

Wow nice job.. Just needs a wash and wax and it'll look good!

The Stig 08-23-2011 08:20 AM

congrats on the new camaro and an awesome rebuild! and welcome to Camaro5

2010 SSRS 08-23-2011 02:33 PM

congrats, looks like new again

Mysteek 08-23-2011 02:56 PM

WOW!!! :confused0068: If that's the same car you did a freakin' AWESOME job on rebuilding it!! :bow::bow: Doesn't even look like it's had any damage to it!! Great job!! Congrats on the purchase, the rebuild, and the BD present for the wifey!! She will love it!!! You are an awesome hubby!! Oh, and welcome to C5!!! Sorry it's late!! :D

mortefer 08-23-2011 03:37 PM

Thank you guys :)
It took almost half a year to bring car here to my country and fix it. But I guess the wait is worth every moment.
Still some minor job has to be done (like fog lights and such) but that's nothing compared to what's done already.

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Overflow 08-26-2011 05:01 PM

Awesome!!! Welcome! :wave:


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