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Old 03-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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MGaspari's 2011 IBM

Finally decided it was time to make my build thread!

Believe it or not, at first the imperial blue was my least favorite color on the camaro, but that was before i ever saw it in person. Once i saw it in person i realized that it was incredible color and not dull like i thought it was. It's definitely a unique color.

Most of my pictures are in order, from first mod to last.

Just a quick background of me and how i got my car:
I'm pretty hesitant to put this because a lot of people on here bash "teens" for having a camaro. But here it goes anyway, Im 17 and i have a camaro! Im very blessed to have such great parents and a great car. This car didn't just get handed to me because i asked for it, i worked for it, and i understood the car. Since 2009(when i was about 13) i wanted a camaro, from than to when i got the car i would send my step dad links to used camaros with decent prices just to show him how much i really wanted it. Even though i was never sure i would get one, i quickly started to work 10x harder in school to get my grades up and now im a straight "A" student. I quickly began to grasp the trim levels, different packages, wheels sizes, engine, etc. I would present that knowledge to my step dad just so he knew i didn't just want the car because its a "camaro" and it looks nice. Well anyway, last year when i was 16, my parents woke me up and we were going to do the annually yard work, planting flowers, mulching, etc(FUN)... So they left me and my little sister to do the yard work while they went to "go to the store to get more mulch".. hours went by and yes hours (like 4/5) and im still outside in the June heat doing this yard work sweating like crazy. So i get a call from my mom and she says "we just got a imperial blue camaro". i said " yea okay, your such a liar and i laughed", she went on the say how she was just kidding and i said "good because i hate the color" BOY WAS THAT THE WRONG THING TO SAY LOL , they soon come home and i was extremely surprised to see a imperial blue camaro sitting in my driveway. That was the first time i saw an imperial blue camaro in person and WOW my opinion on it quickly changed, and it's now one of my favorite colors on the camaro. I take pride in my car and treat it great in my opinion. Hope you guys enjoy my car as much as i do!

Almost all of my mods have been done by me and my step-dad, and i've learned so much on the way. From cutting up a hood, to installing an LED bowtie. This has for sure been a great journey and its not over yet!

I have a 2011 2LT/RS Imperial Blue Camaro

Mods
  • "RS" embroided headrest-$35 (Embroidery Plus in Colorado)
  • ZL1 bumper painted in IBM-$1200 installed (Maureen@RodgersChevy)
  • ACS TL1 insert painted in Satin Black-$615 (ACS Composite)
  • AAC White LED Rear Bowtie-$130 (Ivan@SouthWestSpeed)
  • AAC LED SideMarkers painted IBM-$235 (Ivan@SouthWestSpeed)
  • OEM ZL1 wheels/tires-$2500 (member)
  • OEM ZL1 wheels/tires-$2500
  • Plasti-Dipped stock 20in rims
  • Plasti-Dipped front/rear Bowties
  • Plasti-Dipped rear bezels
  • AAC ABL Footwell(SMD)-$34 (Ivan@SouthWestSpeed)
  • MRT V 1.0-$350(Forum member)
  • [B]Scosche kit
  • [B]Pioneer AVIC-X950BH navigation unit

Car Care Products:
-Griot's Orbital Polisher
-Menzerna PF2500
-Menzerna PowerLock
-DetailersDomain Pads
-Adam's Shampoo
-Adam's SVRT
-Adam's Quick Sealant
-Adam's Detail Spray
-Adam's Buterry Wax
-Optimum's No Rinse Wash & Shine

Future Mods
  • Rear Havoc Diffuser
  • Brembo Brakes
  • PowderCoated Orange calipers
  • CAI v6 intake
  • G3composites carbon fiber 4 pack gauge
  • G3 composites carbon fiber zl1 spoiler
  • Different side rockers
  • and im sure more but i can't think of it

Just to be clear, I'm not trying to say my car is a ZL1. I am aware that i have a v6 and i'm proud as well, i know some of my mods bother people because their part of the zl1's appearance but i love the zl1's exterior so much that i had to get some of it's parts .

Car as of now 3/29/13!!
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Car last year in June (Day1)
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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Nice color on your ride....nice personal touches...that is what makes this all worth it...

Sweet..

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:07 PM   #6
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Best photos for last , by the way these were all taken with an IPHONE so excuse the quality, hope you enjoy
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #7
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Best photos for last , by the way these were all taken with an IPHONE so excuse the quality, hope you enjoy
The pictures look great. I really like the setup you got. I have an IBM as well and agree the color is amazing on the Camaro.

How did it go Installing the heat extractor on the hood? I've been thinking about it but afraid of messing the hood up.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:26 PM   #8
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The pictures look great. I really like the setup you got. I have an IBM as well and agree the color is amazing on the Camaro.

How did it go Installing the heat extractor on the hood? I've been thinking about it but afraid of messing the hood up.
took some time i think 4/5 hours, it wasn't too bad. As long as you have the right tools, i think you'll be in good shape. I'd definitely recommend doing it.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:21 AM   #9
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Nice ride.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:25 PM   #10
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looks nice!

p.s. where'd you get OEM ZL1 wheels/tires for that price?!
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #11
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Nice ride.
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looks nice!

p.s. where'd you get OEM ZL1 wheels/tires for that price?!
from a memeber on here. "gmfan" for 2500, was a steal
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:44 PM   #12
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from a memeber on here. "gmfan" for 2500, was a steal
definitely a steal.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #13
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Really nice build I have some blue parts for sale in the interior and exterior section for IBM
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #14
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Really nice build I have some blue parts for sale in the interior and exterior section for IBM
will look into it, may be interested in the engine cover
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:39 PM   #15
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Luv the color...very nice ride
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:58 PM   #16
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Reminds me of my youth, when I was 16 I bought a like new a '69 Camaro from a neighbor that was getting a divorce. I had earned every penny that went into paying for it, and trust me, I truly appreciated what I had. I kept that car until my wife talked me into trading it for a car with automatic transmission, air, power windows, etc. I have regretted that sale since the day I did it.
Enjoy your ride, and give thanks daily for a step-dad and mother like you have!
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:08 PM   #17
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Reminds me of my youth, when I was 16 I bought a like new a '69 Camaro from a neighbor that was getting a divorce. I had earned every penny that went into paying for it, and trust me, I truly appreciated what I had. I kept that car until my wife talked me into trading it for a car with automatic transmission, air, power windows, etc. I have regretted that sale since the day I did it.
Enjoy your ride, and give thanks daily for a step-dad and mother like you have!
I'm hoping im able to keep this car for a really long time, trying to keep it in the best possible condition.

Im truly blessed to have such great parents.

I know what you mean, all the money i've gotten this past year has gone into my mods, feels great knowing that i paid for it all!
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:20 PM   #18
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We're both 17 and have a camaro! HIGH FIVE

Cool mods
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:24 PM   #19
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Now this is different! start from big mods to small! Very smart of you!!!
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #20
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We're both 17 and have a camaro! HIGH FIVE

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that's great! and both have zl1 bumpers

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thanks man! had to go big
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #21
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The car is coming along I remember all the PM's we had back and forth about the ZL1 bumper and ACS insert sure glad you opted to keep the bumper
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:36 PM   #22
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The car is coming along I remember all the PM's we had back and forth about the ZL1 bumper and ACS insert sure glad you opted to keep the bumper
thanks, you were a great help
glad i kept it too!
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:25 AM   #23
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looking good!
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:47 PM   #24
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looking good!
Thanks!
trying to figure out what mod to do next
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:22 PM   #25
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Looking REALLY good Mgaspari. Definitely go with the Brembos if you can. Not only will they help you stop faster, but they're bigger to pop a little more than the v6 brakes.
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