Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Classic Industries
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 04-26-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
Nine Ball
 
Nine Ball's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 & 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,840
Talking Deviate Motoring - Camaro SS Convertible

I didn't create a thread for my first Camaro SS, but will get this party started for the new convertible 2011.

The Camaro was purchased from Buckalew Chevrolet in Conroe, TX. Mr. Eddy Cotton is the man to chat with there, excellent buying experience we had with them. www.buckalewchevrolet.com

Our convertible is a 2SS / RS, Victory Red, L99 Automatic. Black leather interior, black top. It came with the polished wheels and fancy floor mats. Neither of which will remain on the car, LOL.

I'm building this one to be displayed in the Magna Charger booth for Hotrod Power Tour 2011, which happens the first week of June. This will be over 3,500 miles in one week, with a major car show at each city, each day. http://www.hotrod.com/2011/powertour/index.html

We'll be doing quite a bit to this car in only a month! As of today, the car is still stock, with 400 miles on it.









Now, on to the good stuff: Modifications!

I'll be building this red convertible with more of a hotrod theme, as my last cyber gray car had more of a modern theme going. The car heads to the paint shop today, for custom painted hood/trunk stripes. They will be gloss black, and similar to the Concept Convertible stripes. The grille area will be done in matte black, along with the tail light area too. We'll be painting over the side marker lights, shaving the dumb front license plate holes, and a couple other things too. Cory over at Kustom Werx in Conroe, TX will be doing the custom paint work. www.kustomwerxautobody.com

I've selected these wheels from Modulare Forged, model M11. Brushed centers with gloss black inner/outer lip, register, and red lip pinstripe. 22x9.0 front and 22x11.0 rears. Going with the standard Pirelli PZero 265/315 tire combo. The wheels are machined, currently in paint finishing now. www.modularewheels.com



Magna Charger will be providing a chrome TVS2300 supercharger system, identical to what I had installed on my '10 SS hardtop. I've had excellent results with their system, and still feel they make the best looking engine jewelry on the market. www.magnacharger.com



Pfadt coil-overs will be installed on the Camaro, as I wanted to be able to adjust the ride height perfectly, and also adjust the shock rates for this long road trip. I've had excellent results from Pfadt products on previous cars, and enjoy working with them. http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/175

For brakes, I'm just installing a set of iRotor replacement rotors, along with some Hawk PC ceramic brake pads. Down with the roller skates! www.irotors.com - the guys over at www.GMPartsHouse.com supplied the brake pads. I'd like to have installed CTS-V calipers up front, but they are on backorder with GM now. Boo! Any brake companies interested?

I'm installing a set of Billet Custom Products valve covers on the car, as I dig their retro vibe. Should match nicely with the Maggie, and the hotrod theme of the car. http://store.billetcustomproducts.com/cbivaco.html



MBRP will be providing the exhaust catback system. I'm going with their dual 3" stainless system for the L99, as it has resonators in the X-pipe to reduce any drone potential. There will be another installation how-to and before/after videos of that system. The factory system is just too quiet on the convertible, it has even more mufflers/resonators/chambers than the hardtop OEM exhaust. I'll be sure to snap photos of the vert system next to my LS3 system for comparison. www.mbrp.com

Gonna be a busy month. I'll update as I modify, stay tuned!

Tony

Last edited by Nine Ball; 04-27-2011 at 11:48 AM.
Nine Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
Nine Ball
 
Nine Ball's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 & 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,840
Reserving Spot for future updates
Nine Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
Dr Jkel
and MR. HYDE
 
Dr Jkel's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS RJT/BLK 6Spd Man
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oxford, Alabama
Posts: 4,461
OK, now you officially suck.
__________________
MUSTANG...Like Bringing a Hot Dog to a Steak Dinner....There is no comparison.
Dr Jkel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:46 AM   #4
adub
 
adub's Avatar
 
Drives: Shopping
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 145
Are you having the stripes painted under or on top of the clear?
__________________
______________________
2010 2SS RS Auto - Black
1970 Chevelle SS 396
adub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:54 AM   #5
Nine Ball
 
Nine Ball's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 & 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,840
Under the clear. Hopefully without metallic added.
Nine Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 09:09 AM   #6
adub
 
adub's Avatar
 
Drives: Shopping
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 145
Im sure it will come out great.
__________________
______________________
2010 2SS RS Auto - Black
1970 Chevelle SS 396
adub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 10:06 AM   #7
Dr Jkel
and MR. HYDE
 
Dr Jkel's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS RJT/BLK 6Spd Man
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oxford, Alabama
Posts: 4,461
Tony,
The painted stripes will look killer, I did mine in a House of Colors, Galaxy Gray, but it has metallic. Came out well.
__________________
MUSTANG...Like Bringing a Hot Dog to a Steak Dinner....There is no comparison.
Dr Jkel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 10:10 AM   #8
Nine Ball
 
Nine Ball's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 & 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,840
I'll bet that does look good Jkel! I'm sticking with gloss black, it will match my '70 Chevelle and be reminiscent of my first car in high school. Red '69 Camaro with black stripes.
Nine Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 10:21 AM   #9
Captain McFunk
Break Necks, Cash Checks
 
Captain McFunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 black Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 706
I love your cars, FYI. Can you loan me $7,000 for a Maggie with a 10 year payment plan at 0.01% interest please?
__________________
2009 CTS-V - White Diamond - intake, exhaust, wheels, visual mods
Captain McFunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 10:25 AM   #10
Dr Jkel
and MR. HYDE
 
Dr Jkel's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS RJT/BLK 6Spd Man
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oxford, Alabama
Posts: 4,461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nine Ball View Post
I'll bet that does look good Jkel! I'm sticking with gloss black, it will match my '70 Chevelle and be reminiscent of my first car in high school. Red '69 Camaro with black stripes.
Oh I bet you wished you still had that wonderful ride, if you still dont. I just drool everytime I watch Barrett Jackson Auctions and see the 1st Gens come across the block.

I am really interested to watch this build, Initially when the Camaro was announced I wanted a 'Vert, triple black, but was kinda afraid that they wouldn't make it so I pre-ordered. I love my car, but have always like a vert.
__________________
MUSTANG...Like Bringing a Hot Dog to a Steak Dinner....There is no comparison.
Dr Jkel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 10:26 AM   #11
fargomike
The Dude Abides
 
fargomike's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2SS M6
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fargo , ND
Posts: 490
Tony for Retro I am thining you need a CB in that !
__________________
2010 Black 2SS/LS3/M6 Kooks 1 7/8 Ceramic Coated Headers, Borla ATAK CB , JRE Tune , Halltech Yellow Jacket CAI ,VMax Ported TB, PFADT Coilovers,Forgestar CF5's Textured Gunmetal w/Nitto Invo's 275/315 ,Hurst Billet Plus 2 Shifter AAC P13W Plasma LEDw/DRL Harness ,30% Tinting,
fargomike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
mlee
H-Town Camaro Club
 
mlee's Avatar
 
Drives: Number Twenty-Three
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 24,509
Subscribed...
__________________
.
mlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 10:49 AM   #13
Gotthat02fire

 
Gotthat02fire's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1ss IOM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Williamsport,PA
Posts: 2,196
This will be an awesome addition to your already awesome collection!!!!
__________________
Jannetty Racing Built and Tuned
416 Maggie Max Package
10.6 127mph best 1/4 mile so far......

Gotthat02fire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 03:17 PM   #14
adub
 
adub's Avatar
 
Drives: Shopping
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nine Ball View Post
I'll bet that does look good Jkel! I'm sticking with gloss black, it will match my '70 Chevelle and be reminiscent of my first car in high school. Red '69 Camaro with black stripes.
I forgot about that. We'll have to line up the matching Chevelles and Camaros for some photos.
__________________
______________________
2010 2SS RS Auto - Black
1970 Chevelle SS 396
adub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 08:45 AM   #15
mlee
H-Town Camaro Club
 
mlee's Avatar
 
Drives: Number Twenty-Three
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 24,509
Eddie must be slipping... he forgot and let them put the front plate on...
__________________
.
mlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 08:54 AM   #16
Nine Ball
 
Nine Ball's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 & 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,840
Yeah, it sucks the plates were on all of the Camaros on the lot. Corey is only charging $100 to fill/paint the holes though, since the bumper is coming off anyways for the stripes.
Nine Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 08:55 AM   #17
Service@RevolutionStyling
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 5th Gen Camaros
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 121
Awesome , Cant wait to see it on the tour !
Service@RevolutionStyling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 09:48 AM   #18
Dangeruss
Bayoucitymusclecars.com
 
Dangeruss's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro LSX
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 4,514
__________________
Dangeruss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 11:01 AM   #19
Darth_Emma
Psssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh!
 
Darth_Emma's Avatar
 
Drives: under contruction
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Marysville, Ohio
Posts: 13,151
I can't wait to see pics of the wheels on the car. Those will look amazing.
__________________
Darth_Emma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 07:47 AM   #20
Nine Ball
 
Nine Ball's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 & 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,840
Talking

First photos from Kustom Werx. Body panels have been wet-sanded and taped off for the stripes. I went with uniform width nose/tail stripes, similar to what the 1st gen's had, but with the typical Chevelle type corners at the nose. Stripes are 14" wide with a 4-1/2" separation between them.

Corey also customized the side marker lights while they were out of the car.

Yes, that is the paper dealer tag on the car. I'll probably have all the mods done to the car before the tags show up
Attached Images
    
Nine Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 07:50 AM   #21
JETG
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cypress, Texas
Posts: 502
Tony, pm me what he is charging ya if you dont mind. I want mine done and to have my front plate holes filled also.

J
JETG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #22
Nine Ball
 
Nine Ball's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 & 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,840
Talking

More updates from Kustom Werx. Stripes are painted, clearcoat is sprayed. They are going to start buffing the clearcoat now. They think the car should be ready by Thursday! I'll be installing the supercharger this weekend, along with anything else I have time to accomplish.

Pfadt coil-overs showed up.
Brake rotors/pads showed up.
22" Pirelli PZero Nero tires showed up.

Woot!
Attached Images
     
Nine Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 06:27 PM   #23
Darth_Emma
Psssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh!
 
Darth_Emma's Avatar
 
Drives: under contruction
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Marysville, Ohio
Posts: 13,151
Wow! It's looking great, Tony.

Did you get the new wheels yet?
__________________
Darth_Emma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #24
Nine Ball
 
Nine Ball's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 & 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,840
Wheels are at the custom painter this week. Probably assembly next week, then I'll have them. By then, the car will probably be lowered and blown, ready for some good pics

Tony
Nine Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #25
Dangeruss
Bayoucitymusclecars.com
 
Dangeruss's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro LSX
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 4,514
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nine Ball View Post
Wheels are at the custom painter this week. Probably assembly next week, then I'll have them. By then, the car will probably be lowered and blown, ready for some good pics

Tony
Tony,

Which rotors did you end up with? I've been trying to figure out which ones to get.
__________________
Dangeruss 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GT5 Camaro pics brantley847 Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 93 05-27-2013 08:35 PM
Automobile's First Drive of 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible. Awesome Read. Tran Camaro Convertible Forum 13 03-07-2011 08:11 AM
THE NEW YORK TIMES reviews Camaro convertible AND says Z28 will follow ZL1 camaro5 Camaro Convertible Forum 12 02-21-2011 09:42 AM
New Camaro Convertible Blends Top-Down Driving Fun With Precise Engineering BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 1 11-28-2010 04:08 PM
Answeres to questions I have stumbled on dieseldave24v 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 13 02-23-2009 06:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 AM.


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