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Old 03-02-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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The UnBumblebee- MarylandSpeed 2011 Project Camaro

We decided to do a project car this year to bring to Camaro5fest this year. Now that things are getting close, and starting to come togethor, I thought I would do a build journal.

The car in question is our 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS M6. When we do project cars, I like to do what I call "attainable extreme". Something any customer can do, but also unique, and attention grabbing. We have had this car since Sept 09..and I have been wanting to do a build for a while. I had held off because the Camaro market was rapidly evolving, and I did not want to build a car with yesterdays parts. With this car, I also want to unbumblebee it as much as I could while still having a yellow car that did not look silly.

Prior to the build here is what was notable about the car.
- Painted Factory Stripes, Heritage Grille, and Ground Effects
- Rotofab Intake
- Kooks Signature Series Stepped headers (prototype)
- Borla Stinger catback (for GFX cars)

This car made the below HP untuned - (We do three runs to show margin of error)



Now we are not gonna spill the beans on the build up front, you have to follow along.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
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We will start with some pictures of our starting point.



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Old 03-03-2011, 12:06 AM   #4
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I decided to start with the body work first since I was most undecided on that.

Poor car looks like it was robbed.




This guy is being retired and not going back on the car. Actually..it is getting mounted in our dyno bay.



Luckily..I found a distant cousin to be a stand in for the role I need.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:12 AM   #5
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In case you were curious...it is cheaper to just buy a new deck lid and start over then it is to try and repaint one.

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Old 03-03-2011, 12:50 AM   #6
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:09 AM   #7
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I've bought so much stuff from you guys in the past lol, can't wait to see this
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:09 PM   #8
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Time for todays teasers...

Hey..who stole my mail slot?



Black Heritage Grille..



This is not standard black paint we are using...

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Old 03-06-2011, 07:34 PM   #9
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Subscribed..................Looking forward to seeing this at CF II
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:51 PM   #10
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This is gonna turn out sick
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:26 PM   #11
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Time for a sneak peak...



I did mention this is a bit more than a paint job..right?

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Old 03-11-2011, 02:10 PM   #12
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More pictures please
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #13
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Oh the suspense...
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:35 PM   #14
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Time for another update...the paintwork is done! The pictures really do not show it, but the paint is a black metallic flake that really pops in the sunlight. All the paintwork wa done freehand.





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Old 03-30-2011, 02:56 AM   #15
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Thats it? I want more...
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:51 AM   #16
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Thats it? I want more...
I am confused. We are doing the engine stuff..so details on that coming soon. There was a bit of paint work put into this car.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:09 AM   #17
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I really like the way you made the front bumper... Is their any way you are going to sell an SS bumper without the mailbox slot?
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:10 PM   #18
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Now that we are entering another phase of this project..I thought it was time for an update.

First the good...pictures from Camaro5Fest. Note the metallic in the black paint.






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Old 09-05-2011, 09:14 PM   #19
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Car made 637 RWHP with TVS-2300, GT9 Cam, and basic bolt ones. Tuned by Behe Performance.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #20
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Now the bad...

Defective GM oil pump with stuck check valve got on the way to GM Nationals. The oil pump only did not work for a minute or two...but the motor ended up with a nasty knock. We tore it down in house, and found it trashed several lifters, which trashed the cam. The lifters were mushroomed in the bore, and hard to get out, so we decided we needed a new short block. Now waiting on a Lingenfelter 417 to get here The rest of the build is being handled in house by our new performance install side of the business!



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Old 09-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #21
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Definitely better than a bumblebee. I like the V6 front bumper.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:43 AM   #22
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #23
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Thanks guys! I need to post some updates since it now has the 417 in it!
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:11 AM   #24
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so u swapped the ss bumper to v6 bumper?
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #25
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so u swapped the ss bumper to v6 bumper?
By the looks of it yes. He has a V6 Lower grill in the picture that says its done in the paint and body shop.
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