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Old 09-02-2012, 01:55 AM   #1
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GunnyG Goes Whale Watchin'...The Build Thread

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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!!!





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.






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, with me, and gimme some feedback.


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Old 09-02-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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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.

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.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:07 AM   #3
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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.

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!!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:45 AM   #4
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nice car GunnyG , i think if u paint the prake cover red it'll gonna show the rims perfectly
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:57 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:01 AM   #6
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waiting to see whats next, and ur right, i havent seen those rims on a camaro except for urs
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:06 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:33 AM   #8
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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
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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
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Who's the tough guy on the hood? Lmao. Shows how often i come in here

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:20 AM   #11
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Your ride is lookin good Gunny!
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #12
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...AND FLOORING THIS SUCKER EVERY CHANCE I GET!!! So, pull up a chair, with me, and gimme some feedback.
My feedback would be: "Now your speaking my language"

Looks real good man.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:08 PM   #13
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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'.

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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
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.

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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.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #14
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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
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