Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
HeadlightArmor
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 09-02-2012, 01:55 AM   #1
GunnyG
Da WHALE
 
GunnyG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray, 2012 Panamera
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca - Originally from KCMO
Posts: 8,763
GunnyG Goes Whale Watchin'...The Build Thread

GunnyG's Da Whale Build Thread





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.


__________________

Last edited by GunnyG; 03-16-2013 at 05:22 PM.
GunnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
SPARTAN sui
PC Technician
 
SPARTAN sui's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 VR Camaro 2LT
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 884
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.
__________________
SPARTAN sui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 02:07 AM   #3
GunnyG
Da WHALE
 
GunnyG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray, 2012 Panamera
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca - Originally from KCMO
Posts: 8,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPARTAN sui View Post
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!!!
__________________
GunnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 02:45 AM   #4
sub zero

 
sub zero's Avatar
 
Drives: RED@2SS
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: UAE
Posts: 1,352
nice car GunnyG , i think if u paint the prake cover red it'll gonna show the rims perfectly
__________________
sub zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 04:57 AM   #5
GunnyG
Da WHALE
 
GunnyG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray, 2012 Panamera
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca - Originally from KCMO
Posts: 8,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by sub zero View Post
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.
__________________
GunnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 05:01 AM   #6
Dizzy

 
Dizzy's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2011 2ss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: reseda, Ca
Posts: 1,084
waiting to see whats next, and ur right, i havent seen those rims on a camaro except for urs
__________________
Dizzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 06:06 AM   #7
GunnyG
Da WHALE
 
GunnyG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray, 2012 Panamera
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca - Originally from KCMO
Posts: 8,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
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.
__________________
GunnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 10:33 AM   #8
VR Baron
SoCal Camaro5 Race Team
 
VR Baron's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 VR 2SS RS M6
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SO CAL
Posts: 12,378
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
__________________
#1 car 2010 Black 2LTRS 1/28/10-10/15/11, 17900 miles
#2 car 2012 Red 2SSRS 10/15/11-
Mods: Outlaw Axelback & J Pipes /Magnaflow resonated X Pipe/Heritage&Stillen Grill/Halltech CAI/Apex Scoop,Washer Bottle/OEM Strut Tower Brace/VMax T/B/ G.M. Blade Spoiler/SLP Splitter/TSW Nurburgring wheels & Nitto Invos/JBA Shorty Headers,HiFlow cats & tune/Remote Clutch resovoir/ Pedders Supercar coilovers and Pedders 27mm/32mm ZL1 Spec sway bars / Whiteline craddle Inserts & Upper rear arm bushes/ 416/414 RW HP/TQ
VR Baron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #9
pierre777
HT5 COTW 9/3/2012
 
pierre777's Avatar
 
Drives: Cyber Bullet
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: lebanon
Posts: 4,548
Send a message via Skype™ to pierre777
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
__________________
pierre777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #10
bajamoon


 
bajamoon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Subaru WRX
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Whittier CA
Posts: 13,632
Who's the tough guy on the hood? Lmao. Shows how often i come in here

Sent from my damn phone
__________________
My Build Thread
http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread...=1#post5036900
Maureen@Rodgers Chevrolet...The best prices and customer service period!!(734)676-9600
Gen5Diy.com.....http://www.gen5diy.com/
Wretched Motorsports..www.wretchedms.com/
Pedders USA
...http://www.peddersusa.com/
bajamoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 11:20 AM   #11
SinisterEcho


 
SinisterEcho's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS M6/LS3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Arvada, Co
Posts: 9,951
Your ride is lookin good Gunny!
__________________
My Mod Journal <-- Its updated... again!
SinisterEcho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #12
AngelSpeedFreak
Most hated in NM....
 
AngelSpeedFreak's Avatar
 
Drives: Supercharged SS
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by GunnyG View Post
...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.
__________________
AngelSpeedFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 12:08 PM   #13
GunnyG
Da WHALE
 
GunnyG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray, 2012 Panamera
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca - Originally from KCMO
Posts: 8,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by VR Baron View Post
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 View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bajamoon View Post
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 View Post
Your ride is lookin good Gunny!
Thanks...yours is
__________________
GunnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #14
GunnyG
Da WHALE
 
GunnyG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray, 2012 Panamera
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca - Originally from KCMO
Posts: 8,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelSpeedFreak View Post
My feedback would be: "Now your speaking my language"

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
__________________
GunnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #15
SM0KE
IN THE CIRCLE
 
SM0KE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: IN THE CIRCLE
Posts: 1,813
Its about time you started a journal.
Looks great bro!
__________________
The Circle posts as one voice.
SM0KE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #16
laditee


 
laditee's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jerzy
Posts: 2,382
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
__________________
laditee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 01:44 PM   #17
RED DEMON SS
OFF THE CHAIN
 
RED DEMON SS's Avatar
 
Drives: RED DEMON!
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: PNW MISFIT
Posts: 7,975
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!
__________________
"In Loving Memory Of Charles "Chuck Da' Wild Man" Collett"
RED DEMON SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 01:54 PM   #18
90503


 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Torrance
Posts: 10,078
Gunny, nice job on the car and the thread!...You're right, it's a good thing to share ideas for these cars....congrats!
90503 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #19
GunnyG
Da WHALE
 
GunnyG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray, 2012 Panamera
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca - Originally from KCMO
Posts: 8,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by SM0KE View Post
Its about time you started a journal.
Looks great bro!
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 View Post
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
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 View Post
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!
Tim, you got on me enough. Just now getting around to it. So, here goes nothing!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 90503 View Post
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 ers for life! LoL
__________________
GunnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #20
RED DEMON SS
OFF THE CHAIN
 
RED DEMON SS's Avatar
 
Drives: RED DEMON!
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: PNW MISFIT
Posts: 7,975
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!
__________________
"In Loving Memory Of Charles "Chuck Da' Wild Man" Collett"
RED DEMON SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #21
GunnyG
Da WHALE
 
GunnyG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray, 2012 Panamera
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca - Originally from KCMO
Posts: 8,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farthestnorth View Post
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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 10:05 PM   #22
GunnyG
Da WHALE
 
GunnyG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Stingray, 2012 Panamera
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oceanside, Ca - Originally from KCMO
Posts: 8,763
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!






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.
__________________
GunnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #23
Dizzy

 
Dizzy's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2011 2ss
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: reseda, Ca
Posts: 1,084
Quote:
Originally Posted by GunnyG View Post
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
__________________
Dizzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 10:24 PM   #24
moises
 
moises's Avatar
 
Drives: 2LT RS
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Newark/fremont CA
Posts: 68
i like the wheels
moises is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 10:34 PM   #25
Sickwitit
 
Sickwitit's Avatar
 
Drives: Fast, Faster, and O My God...!
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 321
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...keep it coming my friend..

Last edited by Sickwitit; 09-02-2012 at 10:47 PM.
Sickwitit is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

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 10:43 AM.


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