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GunnyG 09-02-2012 01:55 AM

GunnyG Goes Whale Watchin'...The Build Thread
 
GunnyG's Da Whale Build Thread

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=69689
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=69688
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=70258

2010 2SS
Exterior
NC Forged Custom-5 Spoke Wheels, 2-Toned Black Lip, Blue Face
Unpainted Heritage Grille
Eagle Eye Headlights w/HID
AAC L.E.D. Sidemarkers
Blacked Out Rear Bowtie
Black Painted Calipers w/"Camaro SS"
Black/Red Center Cap "SS"
'69-Style Heritage SS Grille Badge

Performance/Interior
AirAid CAI
RX Catch-can
Muffler Delete
Eibach Pro Kit 1.25" Lowered
DBA Drilled And Slotted Rotors
Horizon's Paddle Shifters 75/100
Deep Blue Map/Trunk Light

Audio
Pioneer AVIC D3 Nav Unit
Metra Kit

Purchased in Dec 2010, bone stock 2SS/Non RS. I'd been in SUV's for the previous 12 years and really wasn't a sports car guy. My nephew hounded and hounded me about the Camaro. After test driving a CTS-V (outta my price range), a 2008 Corvette (outta my social class), and an SRT Challenger (not as good looking), I drove Da Whale. Two days later it was in my driveway. First mod was the AirAid CAI and muffler delete. Very impressed with the results of both. Next week, the WHEELS...have you seen the wheels? Love em, and haven't seen another Camaro with the exact wheels. And believe me, I'm looking!!!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=77889
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Jan 2012, I took a trip to NAS Whidbey Island for 5 weeks. I met and hung out with one of my favorite C5 members, Farthestnorth. His car is a MONSTER! I'm talking, Oh My Goodness...Badass! I returned home and installed Eagle Eye headlights, Blue Map Light, along with Heritage Grille with the help of member erk5000. A few weeks later, installed AAC Sidemarkers with MustangHater.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=75893
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I'm a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant, Aviation Data Analyst. 22 years, 2 months, and 7 days. But, I lost count somewhere in Basic Training...so it felt like one BIG day that never ended until yesterday. Now, I have a little extra time on my hands. Future plans: SLP TVS2300, getting ahold of some stock 20's...AND FLOORING THIS SUCKER EVERY CHANCE I GET!!! So, pull up a chair, :bs: with me, and gimme some feedback.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=75841
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SPARTAN sui 09-02-2012 02:00 AM

Those wheels are sick! You have a great looking Camaro Gunny, I can't wait to see what else you'll be doing with your ride. :chevy:

One thing I would do is either delete the bowtie on the rear, or get a chrome one to go with your taillight's trim. Unless of course you're going to black out that trim.

GunnyG 09-02-2012 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by SPARTAN sui (Post 5523857)
Those wheels are sick! You have a great looking Camaro Gunny, I can't wait to see what else you'll be doing with your ride. :chevy:

One thing I would do is either delete the bowtie on the rear, or get a chrome one to go with your taillight's trim. Unless of course you're going to black out that trim.

Thanks SPARTAN! I've been thinking of what to do with the rear. I just haven't done anything because I left the chrome badging on the side. I suppose blacked out, or blue metallic the same color as my wheels is what I'm gonna do with the bow tie. Thanks for the suggestion, and compliments. Enjoy that VR 2LT up there in North Dak!!!

sub zero 09-02-2012 02:45 AM

nice car GunnyG , i think if u paint the prake cover red it'll gonna show the rims perfectly

GunnyG 09-02-2012 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by sub zero (Post 5523891)
nice car GunnyG , i think if u paint the prake cover red it'll gonna show the rims perfectly

Thanks sub zero...red calipers! OK great suggestion.

Dizzy 09-02-2012 05:01 AM

:popcorn: waiting to see whats next, and ur right, i havent seen those rims on a camaro except for urs

GunnyG 09-02-2012 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Dizzy (Post 5523943)
:popcorn: waiting to see whats next, and ur right, i havent seen those rims on a camaro except for urs

The plan was to do a stripe kit, NS-1 or NS-3 in blue metallic. But, I can't get the color from Night Shades because it would be a one off. MnP might be an option to do the Night Shades design. I'm stuck with either finishing up the outside and preparing to open the wallet BIG TIME for the performance upgrades. Your car is coming along really nicely Dizzy.

VR Baron 09-02-2012 10:33 AM

You dared us to find the thread. Wasn't difficult enough! Should have called it Tom's picturelees build thread to throw us off..lol. Nice backdrop with the whales and fitting, like that, and the rest of the car of course! Just think I wouldn't advertise the side markers, OCP may be tuning in..lol! As to the bowtie, delete it and go old school as we have said...lol

pierre777 09-02-2012 10:43 AM

Heyyyyy finally you started a build , car looks awesome and your rims are killer sick, I suggest you paint your calipers the same color of the stripes you're gonna get, I was thinking of a double din audio with a metra or some other aftermarket kit myself so what's your recommendation on those? One more thing try and get a good camera and find a nice spot to make a nice photoshoot of your beast :D

bajamoon 09-02-2012 11:09 AM

Who's the tough guy on the hood? Lmao. Shows how often i come in here

Sent from my damn phone

SinisterEcho 09-02-2012 11:20 AM

Your ride is lookin good Gunny!

AngelSpeedFreak 09-02-2012 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by GunnyG (Post 5523852)
...AND FLOORING THIS SUCKER EVERY CHANCE I GET!!! So, pull up a chair, :bs: with me, and gimme some feedback.

My feedback would be: "Now your speaking my language" :thumbup:

Looks real good man.

GunnyG 09-02-2012 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by VR Baron (Post 5524466)
You dared us to find the thread. Wasn't difficult enough! Should have called it Tom's picturelees build thread to throw us off..lol. Nice backdrop with the whales and fitting, like that, and the rest of the car of course! Just think I wouldn't advertise the side markers, OCP may be tuning in..lol! As to the bowtie, delete it and go old school as we have said...lol

My thoughts were Oside PD would see the thread and figure the car is for display purposes only, and stop giving me tickets. LoL. I started ti take Tom's advice and go pitureless, but then this would just be BS Thread Part Tre'.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierre777 (Post 5524494)
Heyyyyy finally you started a build , car looks awesome and your rims are killer sick, I suggest you paint your calipers the same color of the stripes you're gonna get, I was thinking of a double din audio with a metra or some other aftermarket kit myself so what's your recommendation on those? One more thing try and get a good camera and find a nice spot to make a nice photoshoot of your beast :D

Thanks peirre, I like that idea of blue calipers. My wife thinks I should do them black. I've had a red suggestion...great idea. I know a photographer, just gotta find some time to get em done.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bajamoon (Post 5524563)
Who's the tough guy on the hood? Lmao. Shows how often i come in here

Sent from my damn phone

That came stock...tried the tough guy delete, but that thing is impossible to unhook! LoL, I think it needs metric and I only have American...so it's staying.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SinisterEcho (Post 5524590)
Your ride is lookin good Gunny!

Thanks...yours is :bow::bow::bow:

GunnyG 09-02-2012 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AngelSpeedFreak (Post 5524686)
My feedback would be: "Now your speaking my language" :thumbup:

Looks real good man.

Thanks Angel...I got a long way to go! Plan on making that smoke cloud like you got. Right now it's a cruiser. LoL

SM0KE 09-02-2012 12:11 PM

Its about time you started a journal. :popcorn:
Looks great bro! :thumbsup:

laditee 09-02-2012 12:47 PM

Car looks awesome Gunny...u might have a long way to go (as u say) but ur definitely off to a good start...keep it up:thumbsup:

RED DEMON SS 09-02-2012 01:44 PM

Oh boy here we go love it brother, you have done a kick ass job with your WHIP and i love it, i see COTW in the future even if some voters are haters, lol! Glad you finally took the plunge to this part of the forum!:thumbsup:

90503 09-02-2012 01:54 PM

Gunny, nice job on the car and the thread!...You're right, it's a good thing to share ideas for these cars....congrats!

GunnyG 09-02-2012 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SM0KE (Post 5524709)
Its about time you started a journal. :popcorn:
Looks great bro! :thumbsup:

I know bro! Heard it one too many times and broke down. I don't think I'll ever be at the COTW level like you guys. But at least I can track the progress...or lack there of. LoL

Quote:

Originally Posted by laditee (Post 5524797)
Car looks awesome Gunny...u might have a long way to go (as u say) but ur definitely off to a good start...keep it up:thumbsup:

Thanks Tee, you and Rob are truly doing it Big Time. I cant wait to see your COTW finished. Hint, Rob spilled the beans a lil about the front. I'm jealous.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Farthestnorth (Post 5524962)
Oh boy here we go love it brother, you have done a kick ass job with your WHIP and i love it, i see COTW in the future even if some voters are haters, lol! Glad you finally took the plunge to this part of the forum!:thumbsup:

Tim, you got on me enough. Just now getting around to it. So, here goes nothing!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by 90503 (Post 5524980)
Gunny, nice job on the car and the thread!...You're right, it's a good thing to share ideas for these cars....congrats!

Thanks Tom! I tell ya, your retro 5th Gen is looking great. SoCal :bs:ers for life! LoL

RED DEMON SS 09-02-2012 09:52 PM

Definitely not here goes nothing! My brother Aaron your ride is one sick ass WHIP and i love what you have done to it, you have definitely made it yours brother!

GunnyG 09-02-2012 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Farthestnorth (Post 5526474)
Definitely not here goes nothing! My brother Aaron your ride is one sick ass WHIP and i love what you have done to it, you have definitely made it yours brother!

Thanks Tim. Man, that means a lot coming from you. It'll take me a lot longer, and probably not as nice as yours...but it's definitely shaping up to what I want it to be. Thanks for everything you've helped me with my friend.

GunnyG 09-02-2012 10:05 PM

Just a few days after I joined, went to a meet up/cruise for Marine1991's deployment to Afghanistan. There I met some SoCal Mayhem, SoCal HT, IECC, SoCal Race Team members. A few pics!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=70321
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=70320
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=70318
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=70316

In one way or another, each of these cars gave me some kind of inspiration. That was the first time I realized how unique each member makes their Camaro. From the all stocks, to the wildest custom jobs...I like them all.

Dizzy 09-02-2012 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GunnyG (Post 5526531)
In one way or another, each of these cars gave me some kind of inspiration. That was the first time I realized how unique each member makes their Camaro. From the all stocks, to the wildest custom jobs...I like them all.

damn brotha thats deep

moises 09-02-2012 10:24 PM

i like the wheels

Sickwitit 09-02-2012 10:34 PM

Hey AJ,
My dude I need not comment on this beast...great looking ride that belongs to a great guy.
Sorry bro I've been MIA for a minute, so I was slow to get at you.

I will subscribe to this thread...cause I know how you get down, LIKE A BOSS:thumbsup:...keep it coming my friend.:respekt:.


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