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Old 02-01-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Well I don't have much of a story to tell. I've had a love for cars since I was little. My first car was a '69 Pontiac Grand Prix with a 455ci. As I got older my wife and I bought a new '94 Camaro which we had for a few years then moved on as we had kids. Once we had all our kids (4 boys!!) I got us an Older ('87) Corvette which we had fun with. Then I bought a '72 Chevelle which was a show car and was completely redone from the ground up and was absolutely beautiful! We only drove it to shows and on our date nights. My boys loved that car as much as I did. You could see their little grins in the back seat of that car from a mile away as we drove around in it. Then we bought a second show car which was a '64 Mercury. What a fun car that was too and every time we drove around it was like traveling back in time. We sold them off a few years ago and have had an empty garage (so to speak except for our two motorcycles) since then. Every time we'd go to a car show and sometimes see our old Chevelle there my boys would give me a hard time and I realized how much I miss having a fun car around.

So over the last year or so my wife and I have talked about getting something new but it had to be in the muscle car class (which for me meant a Corvette, Mustang or Camaro). I like nice things, I just don't like to pay the big prices for them...lol..so I generally buy used. I pamper the things I have (sometimes a little too much...lol) The Chevelle I owned was kept so clean and always covered that I only washed it three times the entire time I owned it. And it generally only got about 500-800 miles a year on it. So out of the three choices we narrowed it down to the CAMARO which had always been one of my personal favorites going all the way back to the earliest models.

So the searching began. We don't have much money and everything I buy I get on some kind of a good deal on. My wife always refers to the deals as the "diamonds in the rough" type deals. Not meaning they are beat up or anything because I am pretty picky, just that whatever I buy will be a good deal for what I'm buying. My kids all know and say "what ever dad buys will be a sweet car." So I look forward to pampering this Camaro too. However this one will likely get used more than the Chevelle did and we're excited to begin enjoying it as the weather gets better.

Anyway our search began in the Classified section on KSL (in Utah). There were several listed that seemed to be a fair deal. I wanted the lowest miles possible and was able to narrow down the search to a few with 6500-11000 miles on them. There were a few things I HAD TO HAVE. It had to be an SS with leather and preferably black, silver or white with stripes. My wife prefered two tone interior and auto (we argued about that one a few times..lol). After researching the options on the new Camaros I narrowed my search down to a 2SS/RS. We found our diamond in the rough at a Volkswagon dealership of all places...lol. But it didn't matter to me, I just wanted it. It was a 2010 2SS/RS auto, Black with Inferno Orange stripes and Black and Inferno Orange leather interior with 11k miles. I got it out the door for $27,900.

As you all know the car feels amazing on the road. The interior makes my wife's face light up every time she gets in. What a great car!!

So far I've got a list of things that are done. K&N CAI, Factory Catback Exhaust, Tinted windows, color matching bowties, Fender SS emblems, "6.2 SS" hood emblems, Red LED dome light, Blacked out marker LED's.

Eventually I hope to get Borla Atak exhaust, lowering springs, dual color halos and fogs and maybe some rims.

Being that this is a family adventure and my own passion I let my kids help make it personal to them as well by letting them come up with some ideas. From the moment we found the car my oldest called it a "blackwidow" cause of the color scheme. So the name has stuck and now it's officially named the "BLACKWIDOW". That name has led us down many conversational roads where my kids have come up with some fun ideas.

They have decided that our car should be a Transformer character named BLACKWIDOW. In short they think "he" is part good and bad and is a part of both Autobots and Decepticons. Our talks have been funny...they say he had an Autobot mother and a Decepticon father making him a new breed called an "Auto-Con". I know I know...funny but like I said I have four boys who can imagine anything...lol...so work with me here. So now my adventure is taking another direction where I'm going to add some minor things to the Camaro for them. We're getting personalized plates soon and I have a vinyl company that is going to help us make some blackwidow themed decals (nothing too crazy). Whatever I can do to make some fun memories for my boys and keep them interested so that someday they'll do it too is good with me.

So now I'll try to begin with some pics and add them as we move along in this adventure. Keep in mind I'm not doing a big build like some of these other guys but it will be a fun one with my boys none the less.

PS: Sorry in advance for the poor pic quality...
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:24 AM   #2
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:13 AM   #3
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Family build

Nice story and congrats on doing this build with your family. It will be a great adventure. keep us posted....
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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THX...

Well a small update. Thx to some really cool talented people here I've already recieved some help with my boys request to come up with a visual theme of what our car would look like as the BLACKWIDOW character in a movie. Here's a couple I've got so far from an awesome member "xVengeancex28"....thx again! These pics put huge smiles on all their faces and you could see the wheels of imagination going through their minds as they looked at the pics. I just hope they don't expect our car to actually transform...lol. Let us and "xVengeancex28" know what you think and which one you like best. After deciding which pics we like best I'm hoping to buy one of the medium size Bumblebee models and have it air brushed with our colors to match one of our favorite pics.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #5
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I vote for the 2nd one...it looks more like the BlackWidow....Black/IOM...
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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A couple new pics...

Here's a couple updates pics showing some of the small cosmetic things we added...("6.2 SS" hood decals, "SS" fender badges, Blacked out marker lights, "Camaro SS" wheel decals, Colored bow ties.)
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:06 PM   #7
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Car is looking real nice!
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:55 AM   #8
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THX to "HAZMAN"

Just wanted to say thx to HAZMAN for the absolutely amazing work he did with another pic for my boys and I as we work on our BLACKWIDOW theme for our Camaro. It goes to show how good this website is and its all because of some great people out there. This is just one of many things I see people helping others with here....thx thx thx!!!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:57 AM   #9
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:06 AM   #10
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #11
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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Could not be nicer!!!.....
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #13
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:46 PM   #14
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Just added another one to the garage...

Went and bought a '95 Z28 convertible and added it to the garage! We're looking forward to the fun times we're gonna have with these great cars!!!! Got a great deal on it...$5300 with 79k miles and its in pretty good shape. Needs a little expected TLC but it'll be fun for the family. I had to tell the BLACKWIDOW to scoot over cuz he has to share the garage now...lol.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:49 PM   #15
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ooops...here's the pics.

Hopefully these will load....
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:09 AM   #16
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A couple new pics...

We added a fewnew things to our BLACKWIDOW recently....Red LED interior bulb (its not very bright tho), BLACKWIDOW dash decal with small plaque, Had a new plaque made up of the updated pic too so we'll trade it out eventually, BLACKWIDOW windshield decal which we really like how it turned out! Also the BLACKWIDOW hour glass, but the color was way off so we're waiting for the new one.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:14 AM   #17
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New plates....

We got our new plates!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:55 AM   #18
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A few more little things...

So in attempts to keep with the theme and story behind the name I designed (meaning I put half of an Autobot mask and a Decepticon mask together) our AUTOCON mask and had a decal shop help by making it into decals. I Placed three really small ones in the interior to try them out. They are subtle with one at each end of the dash and one on the center console.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:11 AM   #19
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Looking good! I really like the Autocon emblem. Thats pretty sweet! Nice vanity plate. Is that a 0 or O? Reason I ask is that I keep getting confused with a Nissan with PA plates that likes to run lights in NJ. He has an BLK WDO I have BLK WD0. Just something to watch out for.

You should check out my build. I finished an emblem in my trunk last week and have some pics up. Might give you some ideas!
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