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Old 12-09-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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2012 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS/RS in Victory Red

This will be the build diary for my 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. My overall goal is to customize the car to reflect a more Italian, Ferrari like look without all of the hassles that come with the ownership of a real Italian car.


Modification to Date:

Performance:
· GM auxiliary console gauge cluster (GM Parts House)
· GM Blade spoiler (Dealer Installed)
· 1LE splitter (GM 22950575)
· LG Motorsports ZR28 wheels (Maryland Speed)
· Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires Front: 285/35ZR20 Rear 305/35ZR20 (Tire Rack)
· SLP skip shift eliminator

Cosmetic:
· Window tint (The Speaker Box)
· Tail light bezels (black) (Lupe/River City Creations & Lighting)
· ZL1 splash guard kit (F&R) (RPI)
· Removed side and rear emblems
· Sparks SS emblem for Heritage Grill and rear tail panel (red and black) (Sparks Restorations)
· GM Heritage Grill (Phastek)
· 6.2L custom emblem (Emblem Pros)
· Coverking Satin Stretch Indoor Cover. Red with black rally stripes. (Phastek)
· Big Worm Gill and Mail Slot Blackout vinyl

Future Modifications:

Performance:
· GM 1LE strut tower brace
· Magnaflow competition series center exit 3” catback (Phastek MAGNAFLOW-CAMARO-15084)
· GM CTS-V front brake upgrade
· Cold Air Inductions intake system (black)
· Kooks headers (type?)
· SLP heat extractor hood (SLP 100035)
· ACS T3 bumper ports painted body color with Eagle T3 vertical lights

Cosmetic:
· GM Alcantara interior (Steering wheel, dash insert, Hurst shift knob and boot)
· Carbon fiber interior (Door panels, dash strips, gauge cluster bezels, door pulls)
· Door sill plates with “SS” emblem (eBay EMS-CM357SSB)
· Technostalgia rapid fire LED tail lights
· Showstoppers concept side markers
· Oracle 5th gen Camaro concept mirrors
· Smooth door lock cover painted body color
· GM ZL1 rocker panels/painted
· GM ZL1 front L/R air guards
· Powder coated brake calipers

Thanks for looking!
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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This was a shot from her first day home. April 2012.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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First modification was the GM rally pack gauge cluster from GM Parts House. June 2012.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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Second modification was 20% window tint from the Speaker Box in Madison, AL. Top notch service from these guys. Thanks to my wife Amy for picking up the bill for this mod.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #5
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Third modification came from Lupe and River City Creations. Satin black tail light bezels. He does excellent work.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:56 AM   #6
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Next on my list of modifications was to debadge the car (rear/sides) in preparation for the new Sparks Restoration billet badges on my to-do list.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #7
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5th modification was the GM 1LE front splitter. March 21st 2013. Installed by Freddy Louis in Huntsville, AL. This was a major upgrade in the looks department and will really help bring my black and red theme together.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:38 AM   #8
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The UPS guys dropped off some goodies early this week. This will be my best mod to date. Goodyear Eagle F1 Super car tires. 285/35ZR20 for the front and 305/35ZR20 for the rear. Gonna be mounting these on my new LG Motorsports ZR28 wheels from Maryland Speed.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:06 AM   #9
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Out with the old...
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:10 AM   #10
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...In with the new. This has got to be the single most, best upgrade you can ever do. In addition to the better handling, this change made it look like I had a completely different car.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:29 AM   #11
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Off to a pretty good start. Sweet wheels!
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:33 AM   #12
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wheels do alot
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:24 PM   #13
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Sweet!! Did I say Sweet?...

Yeah Buddy!!..

Nice...

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Old 04-07-2014, 01:16 PM   #14
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Looking good Buck!!
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:06 PM   #15
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the compliments. I've got some new updates. I received my new Heritage Grille from Phastek and took it the next day to a local dealership for paint. I also received my custom designed domed center caps. I couldn't wait to get these on the car and finish off my final vision for my Camaro's new wheels. The retro Camaro crest in yellow and black is a nod to the Ferrari look that I am going for with this car.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:26 AM   #16
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Looking good so far. Keep the mods coming
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:50 AM   #17
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It was facelift time for the car over the weekend. My son Matt and I pulled the nose off to install the new Heritage Grill. We followed a YouTube video made by Camaro5 member GTAHVIT which made the install a piece of cake.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:03 PM   #18
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So here is a current look of where the car sits today. I have added the Sparks Restorations SS emblems (front and rear) and the Emblem Pros 6.2L emblem (rear). Only thing I have left to do exterior wise is the SLP hood, Technostalgia tail lights, Oracle smoked reverse lights and Showstoppers side markers. Oh and the ZL1 rockers. After that I will start working on lowering the car and getting some exhaust upgrades. Thanks again for looking everyone.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:32 PM   #19
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Looks great!
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:27 AM   #20
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Looking good so far. Keep the mods coming
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Looks great!
Thanks guys. I appreciate it!
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:19 PM   #21
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Latest upgrades are from Big Worm. I purchased the matte black gills, mail slot blackout and tail light blackout. Gills and mail slot installation went fine but I butchered the rear blackout. I'll have to try that one again.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:59 PM   #22
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gread build so far, keep the pics and mods coming
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #23
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gread build so far, keep the pics and mods coming
Thank you sir!

Rear blackout part 2 was a success! What do you guys think?
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:13 PM   #24
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Looks Great!
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:25 PM   #25
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Looks Great!
Thanks! It's appreciated!
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