Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
River City Camaro Customs
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Member Car Journals

Member Car Journals Want to keep a long term Camaro project journal to share with the community? Use this forum to create a single thread which you can update over time to document the progress.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Arrow Vrooma's Classy Night Fury Cammed 2012 CRT 2SS/RS Build Thread [COTW 5/12/14]

There have always been a lot of Camaros in my family, my dad has had 4 over his lifetime and in 98 and 99, my brother and sister got 4th gens; 8 years later in 2006 I got my license and picked up my own 4th gen, shown below. My dad still has his 79 Z28 with a big block 496.

Ive always thought the 35th anniversary edition was amazing looking, so I spent 6 years changing the entire interior, engine, transmission, rims, hood, stripes, exhaust, etc. All the while drooling over the 5th gen concept.

Once the 5th gen hit the streets in 09 I began saving, graduated in '11, got a job, sold my baby and ordered my Crystal Red 2SS RS as soon as CRT became available. Ordered on Feb 26th and picked her up April 13th (friday the 13th!).

Ordered my 5th gen exactly the way I wanted it:

Crystal Red Tintcoat
2SS/RS
No sunroof/stripes
Beige Interior

I found using Fbodfather's 2012 production figures that my car is about 1 of 11! See calculation

I knew it was rare because of the color and interior, but 1 out of 11 is crazy. Even crazier if you get into sunroof, heritage grille, stripe, or rim options.

Photoshoots:
4-13-12 First week I had her, Pic Thread
6-3-12 Night Shots, #38, Pic Thread
3-31-13 New Mods!, #142, Pic Thread
6-4-13 Burnout, new mods, parking garage, etc Pic Thread
7-20-13 Dyno Tune and Exhaust Video #200
1-1-14 Cam, LS3 conversion, Stall Install Page 14 , Install Thread, Idle Clip

Completed Mods:

Performance: 465rwhp 435rwtq (535hp/500tq)
Lethal Racing Night Fury Cam Page 14
Precision Industries Vigilante 3200 Stall Converter Page 14
LS3 Conversion Page 14
Powerbond 25% U/D Pulley Page 14
Comp Rocker Trunnion Upgrade Page 14
Melling Oil Pump Page 14
C5R Timing Chain Page 14
B & M trans cooler w/ Spal fan #427
SOLO Axle Back Exhaust with Quad 4" tips #70, #71, #72, #142 , #201 , Exhaust Video
Cold Air Inductions Intake- Black Powdercoat #85
Stainless Power LT 1 7/8" Headers #165, #174
Stainless Power High Flow Cats #165, #174
Lethal Racing Ported Intake
APEX Race scoop for CAI #165, #174
Lethal Racing Dyno Tune #197, #198, #200
VMax Ported Throttle Body
Washer Bottle Delete #85
RX Catch Can in CRT
NGK TR6 Spark Plugs
160* Thermostat
Range V8 AFM Disabler #159 (removed)

Exterior:
Painted front bowtie red outer, black inner, #2, #8, DIY Link
Painted rear bowtie black outer, red inner #2, #8
Black Out Lower Lip of front fascia, #18, #85, DIY Link
Pinstriped my wheels, #24, DIY Link
Blacked out taillight bezels, #25
Flat Black hood Spears, #61, #142
6.2L Badges on the Cowl, #61, #142, DIY Link
Modified Quad Exhaust Rear Diffuser, #71, #72, #142 (Removed)
ZL1 Grille, #85, #96
ZL1 Rear Diffuser #201
Blacked out upper fascia grille area, #85, #96
SLP Fade To black Gill Inserts #142
CRT Calipers with Silver Brembo Logo #142
Showstopper front splash shields
Window Tint
Custom "Camaro SS" Fender Badges #415


Interior:
GM Premium Black/Red Floormats #142
Lingenfelter Racing Pedals

Lighting:
DRL Harness #96
LED DRLs, #86, #96
LED Dome light/trunk light
LED Switchback Turn signals #95, #96, DIY LINK
Showstopper Led Side Markers #142
Concept Afterburner Tail Lights (DIY) #276

Engine Compartment:
Paint engine Cover red and clearcoated black parts, #25, #85
Painted fuse cover red, #25, #85
Painted radiatior, oil, brake fluid, and strut tower caps, and dipstick Crystal Red



Planned Mods / Wish List:

Performance:
Suspension is next

Exterior:
Anvil Spoiler
ZL1 Side Skirts
5 spoke ZL1 Rim replicas (custom powdercoated, see photoshop below!)
1LE Splitter
ZL1 Hood
Lightly tinted Fog lenses, reverse lights, and blinkers

Interior:
Dye Stitching Red
Paint door panels and dash trim Maroon
Paint cluster surround, shifter plate, and steering wheel trim/bowtie maroon. (photoshop below)
Hurst automatic shifter plate
Recaro Z28 seats
Dash ABL

Engine Compartment:
Strut Tower Brace
Emblempros underhood bowtie badge/plaque
Showstopper covers

Got my tips from here ---> http://tips.byethost4.com/dualindividual.html

Video after Night Fury cam install


11.91 @ 116mph on street tires 1/4 Mile run in Texas:
Attached Images
                                            
__________________

Last edited by vroomapunk; 08-20-2014 at 12:35 PM.
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Painted my bowties today, Red outer/black inner for the front, black outer/red inner for the rear.

Heres the DIY if you're interested http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...15#post4840315
Attached Images
    
__________________

Last edited by vroomapunk; 01-05-2013 at 08:36 PM.
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
kjkjr27
COTW 9/16/13
 
kjkjr27's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2LT/RS Camaro IOM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 9,527
Very nice like the bowties wanna do mine lol
__________________
kjkjr27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 09:49 PM   #4
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Thanks, the front is easy, the rear was kind of aggravating, but it makes a huge difference! And I think it looks better than just putting vinyl in the middle.

And here are some pics of my interior
Attached Images
  
__________________

Last edited by vroomapunk; 06-22-2012 at 10:11 PM.
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 07:53 AM   #5
Jaime068
Treasure Coast Camaro 5
 
Jaime068's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT/RS RJT
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Posts: 1,315
Love the interior! Crystal red is lighter that our red jewels right?
__________________
Jaime068 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #6
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Yeah, It is a little bit lighter in the shade. In the sun I think its about the same.
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 09:48 AM   #7
Overflow
Space Shuttle Aficionado
 
Overflow's Avatar
 
Drives: 7,000,000 lbs. of thrust
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 29,880
Gahh.. I love CRT.
__________________
Overflow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 11:31 PM   #8
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Couple more bowtie pics, Thanks overflow!
Attached Images
   
__________________

Last edited by vroomapunk; 01-05-2013 at 08:42 PM.
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #9
dweeler
 
dweeler's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 29
Hey vroom, looking at your planned mods, I noticed that you want to add a lot of ZL1 parts and do some work to make it look more like a ZL1 (i.e. blacking out lower lip of fascia).

I gotta ask..............why didn't you just get a ZL1???
dweeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #10
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by dweeler View Post
Hey vroom, looking at your planned mods, I noticed that you want to add a lot of ZL1 parts and do some work to make it look more like a ZL1 (i.e. blacking out lower lip of fascia).

I gotta ask..............why didn't you just get a ZL1???
Price tag! Lol, I could swing the payments, but it would be stretching me a little thin, Im only 23 so the insurance would probably be a nightmare on it. Plus maintenance with the weird tires and bigger brakes, etc.

I also dont need the magnetic ride suspension, electric steering, and the supercharger. I would love it, but in reality, the amount of time ill be getting to the track would be a couple days a year, not enough to need that much power. I can def live with the 400 hp, plus a few extra from the planned mods for driving around town and commuting to work.

BUT! Since my last car, I love having a great, unique, looking car. No body kit compares to the ZL1 front fascia, side skirts, and rear diffuser IMO, so thats what Im going with.

Might get a ZL1 when this ones paid off, who knows, if the car treats me right, might keep it for 10 years.
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 12:57 AM   #11
dweeler
 
dweeler's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 29
Well explained sir!! I can totally understand ALL of your reasoning.

I opted for the 2SS for many of the same reasons. The ZL1 is an awesome car, but for what I will be using my car for (when I finally get it!), the ZL1 is too much car for too big of a price tag! Also, higher maintenance costs, higher operating costs, gas guzzler tax, etc. are some of the other big reasons I don't need the biggest, baddest Camaro.

Anyway, best of luck with all your plans! I'm looking forward to seeing the work in progress and the finished product. I'm sure it will be awesome!
dweeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 08:55 AM   #12
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by dweeler View Post
Well explained sir!! I can totally understand ALL of your reasoning.

I opted for the 2SS for many of the same reasons. The ZL1 is an awesome car, but for what I will be using my car for (when I finally get it!), the ZL1 is too much car for too big of a price tag! Also, higher maintenance costs, higher operating costs, gas guzzler tax, etc. are some of the other big reasons I don't need the biggest, baddest Camaro.

Anyway, best of luck with all your plans! I'm looking forward to seeing the work in progress and the finished product. I'm sure it will be awesome!
Likewise! Im sure you will love you car, I love mine, the color is my favorite part lol. I cant stop looking at it whenever I get out of it, or just go visit it in the garage haha.

Not to mention all of the cool technology (my last car was a 98 camaro) so this one is a big leap!
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #13
aquablueL99
Jackson's COTW
 
aquablueL99's Avatar
 
Drives: 1968 Camaro & 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chalmers, Indiana
Posts: 1,539
Vroom & Dweeler,
I like the way both of you think...Thinking with your billfold in hand and not only your desires! Both cars will do just fine for you guys. Put your thoughts and efforts into the cars and make them your "own". Little touches mean so much to not only you, but the ones drooling over them....
Enjoy them and keep us posted....ABL99.....
__________________

Last edited by aquablueL99; 05-05-2012 at 08:53 PM.
aquablueL99 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 01:14 PM   #14
dweeler
 
dweeler's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 29
Vroom,

I love that color too! I live in the Seattle area and there are one or two Red Jewel tintcoat camaros running around. I have yet to see a crystal red one though. My car should be in next week, it shipped early last week, so when it does come in, it will be a rare color around here for a while at least. There are mostly black and yellow ones in this area with a few synergy green, imperial blue, silver, and victory red ones mixed in, but NO CRTs!

Aside from your mods, I think the only differece between yours and mine is the interior color, I went with black.

Anyway, I'm sure I'll love mine as much as you do yours! I makes it even better that my wife is excited about the car too!

P.S. Thanks for the thoughts aquablueL99!
dweeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 01:21 PM   #15
dweeler
 
dweeler's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 29
Oh vroom,

I almost forgot, when you find the fog light bulbs that match the HIDs, could you let me know where you find them? That is one thing that bugs me a LOT!

Thanks Dude!
dweeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #16
pierre777
HT5 COTW 9/3/2012
 
pierre777's Avatar
 
Drives: Cyber Bullet
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: lebanon
Posts: 4,571
Send a message via Skype™ to pierre777
Car looks good bro love what you've done with the bow tie .
__________________
pierre777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #17
camaro_RS
Emerald Coast Camaros
 
camaro_RS's Avatar
 
Drives: A lot of show, not much go.
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Emerald Coast
Posts: 3,391
Congrats on getting your car!

Changing the bowties is a must....and yours look good!! Looking forward to seeing you change up your car.
__________________
-White Mary Jane....build thread [COTW 6/11/12] :

camaro_RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #18
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Painted the lower lip of my front fascia, DIY here http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221707. I love it!!
Attached Images
   
__________________

Last edited by vroomapunk; 01-05-2013 at 08:49 PM.
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #19
hightower
LS3 Black Widow
 
hightower's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th 2SS LS3 and 1968 Mustang
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Madison, GA
Posts: 4,561
This thread is full of win.


I love your 4th gen and 5th gen. Not to mention that z28 is nasty as well!


Very cool mods you have done!
__________________
hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #20
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by pierre777 View Post
Car looks good bro love what you've done with the bow tie .
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by camaro_RS View Post
Congrats on getting your car!

Changing the bowties is a must....and yours look good!! Looking forward to seeing you change up your car.
Yep, didnt realize how much of a difference it would make, thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hightower View Post
This thread is full of win.


I love your 4th gen and 5th gen. Not to mention that z28 is nasty as well!


Very cool mods you have done!
Thanks alot, I still miss that car, and my dads Z is definitely nasty, It so easy to get sideways with the 496 he put in.

And hopefully Ill get to do some performance mods soon, the ones Ive done so far barely cost anything
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #21
MoeIv
 
Drives: IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Qatar
Posts: 515
I love your car! Simply amazing both interior and exterior. Well done
MoeIv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #22
BDH
 
Drives: 2012 1LT-RS
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 260
Hey Vroom...

...your car sucks! LOL...can't believe our cars were on the rail this time last month! You've done alot with your car and it looks great.
BDH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 01:06 PM   #23
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoeIv View Post
I love your car! Simply amazing both interior and exterior. Well done
Thanks! The photoshops above are just my planned interior mods, trying to figure out exactly how to do it, I dont want to paint the outside of the trim like most ppl, I want to paint the inside like factory.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BDH View Post
...your car sucks! LOL...can't believe our cars were on the rail this time last month! You've done alot with your car and it looks great.
Thanks man! Still unreal to even own it, I have to park outside my window at work just so I can stare at it
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #24
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Pinstriped my wheels red
Attached Images
    
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #25
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,473
Trying to see how many mods I can do before the paper plate comes off lol.

Painted a few things,
Engine Cover red, clear coated the black parts,
Fuse box cover red
Taillight bezels black
Attached Images
   
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
beige, black, crystal, l99, red

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.