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Old 02-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Finally time for a blog of my own...

Last Wednesday I finally went down to my dealership and put my deposit down for my Camaro order. This has been more then 6 years in waiting. Ever since GM announced that they would be discontinuing the Camaro after the 2002 model year, I knew in the back of my mind that the Camaro would comeback someday.

Fast forward to the unveil of the Camaro Concept in 06' I knew from then on that I would own a Camaro someday.

After numerous test drives and working continuously to make it happen. The day has finally come that I am able to order the car I have been dreaming about for over 6 years.

I am blessed to have a job and a fiancee that is allowing me to fulfill my dreams.

I have been trolling this site for years and now I can share the same permagrin I always hear about. I just want my car to be hear already, I know I have waited this long so whats an additional 8 wees but this is going to be the longest 8 weeks on my life.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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+1. Mine was built today and is ready to ship. I have been tracking that bitch every minute of every day. Congrats on your purchase. Hope to see that Camaro at CamaroFest in August
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #3
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WORTH THE WAIT!!

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Finally time for a blog of my own...

Last Wednesday I finally went down to my dealership and put my deposit down for my Camaro order. This has been more then 6 years in waiting. Ever since GM announced that they would be discontinuing the Camaro after the 2002 model year, I knew in the back of my mind that the Camaro would comeback someday.

Fast forward to the unveil of the Camaro Concept in 06' I knew from then on that I would own a Camaro someday.

After numerous test drives and working continuously to make it happen. The day has finally come that I am able to order the car I have been dreaming about for over 6 years.

I am blessed to have a job and a fiancee that is allowing me to fulfill my dreams.

I have been trolling this site for years and now I can share the same permagrin I always hear about. I just want my car to be hear already, I know I have waited this long so whats an additional 8 wees but this is going to be the longest 8 weeks on my life.
This is the time of your life!! As my build thread pretty much says the same as yours, I simply had a great time tracking, waiting and anticipating her arrival....Enjoy the moment and don't wish your life away--easier said than done!!!....
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #4
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+1. Mine was built today and is ready to ship. I have been tracking that bitch every minute of every day. Congrats on your purchase. Hope to see that Camaro at CamaroFest in August
Thanks. When did you order your car?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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Now that my car is ordered I have had a lot of time to research mods.

First mod is going to be a heritage grill. Next will be a suspension upgrade, not sure if i want to go with a full coilover set up or just a set of lowering springs and some sways. Both of my current cars have aftermarket suspensions. I have been doing a lot of research on suspension and I still have no idea which direction I want to go.

Any ideas?
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #6
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January 14th
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:54 PM   #7
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Talking Congratulations!

Marcus... As they say on the street... "DUDE!!!!!" You did it. I am so happy and proud of you too. Since I don't have a son it looks like I am going to have to adopt you as the Camaro driving son I never had. Tell your Mom and Dad, and your fiance, that you always have a place to hang out if your future wife kicks you out of the house for modding too much!

I might ask to come over and sleep in your garage because of my Gen 5 modding antics as well! Blade SS is going to be a reality soon, either way!

I am really considering the Granatelli subframe connector. My friend Tom at Central Coast Camaro Club has that on his Camaro and he said it made a world of difference. That in combination with the Chevy shock tower brace and a set of high performance shocks should improve Orange Krate's handling characteristics tremendously.

You and I have discussed ad nauseum, the transmission issue but I think that will eventually find a fix. As far as I am concerned that is the Achilles heal of the whole car. Other than that quirk I find the Camaro a brilliant piece of work for the money. I just wish I had the extra $20K to plop down on the ZL1. But Orange Krate has more then enough horses for this old fart! I will continue to watch and monitor your thread and build just as you have faithfully followed mine. Be safe out there and we will see you around the block!

JIM (& Erica)

PS...if you are off on Saturday 18th of February I would be happy to have you ride along with me to the Granatelli event!!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:43 PM   #8
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Marcus... As they say on the street... "DUDE!!!!!" You did it. I am so happy and proud of you too. Since I don't have a son it looks like I am going to have to adopt you as the Camaro driving son I never had. Tell your Mom and Dad, and your fiance, that you always have a place to hang out if your future wife kicks you out of the house for modding too much!

I might ask to come over and sleep in your garage because of my Gen 5 modding antics as well! Blade SS is going to be a reality soon, either way!

I am really considering the Granatelli subframe connector. My friend Tom at Central Coast Camaro Club has that on his Camaro and he said it made a world of difference. That in combination with the Chevy shock tower brace and a set of high performance shocks should improve Orange Krate's handling characteristics tremendously.

You and I have discussed ad nauseum, the transmission issue but I think that will eventually find a fix. As far as I am concerned that is the Achilles heal of the whole car. Other than that quirk I find the Camaro a brilliant piece of work for the money. I just wish I had the extra $20K to plop down on the ZL1. But Orange Krate has more then enough horses for this old fart! I will continue to watch and monitor your thread and build just as you have faithfully followed mine. Be safe out there and we will see you around the block!

JIM (& Erica)

PS...if you are off on Saturday 18th of February I would be happy to have you ride along with me to the Granatelli event!!!
Jim, I still can't believe that in a few short weeks I will be the owner of a brand new 2012 Camaro. It hasnt hit me yet. I will gladly take you up of the offer of you adopting me to be you Camaro driving son you never had, I don't think my parents or my fiancee will mind.

When it comes to modding I might have to come hide at your place if I get into trouble. I would offer you the same however we live in a one bedroom apartment with only a designated spot, I might look into renting a garage in my complex depending on the price.

Having to do with the suspension upgrades, I think I am going to go with a set of Pedders Xa coilovers, I have heard many great things about them and love the look of a lowered car, but the ride still needs to be smooth, its a camaro not an import, (I can say that because i currently own two of them). Once I get my car I will have to drive in yours to get a feel of how the strut tower brace stiffens up the car. And from what I have also heard Chevy has beefed up the sway bars on the 12's.

Lets hope GM figures out what to do about the tranny issue. I wonder if its because of the Hurst shifter, when did they start coming out factory installed?

Not sure if I can make the Granatelli event I think I have to work. Let me know of any other upcoming events. If you give me about a months notice I normally can request that day off.

Sadly there aren't any updates on the progress of my car this week because of the factory being shut down this week. I will hope for a status update next week.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #9
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The wait and the buildup from anticipation is worth every second, enjoy it, also enjoy that new ride when she gets here, it comes quicker than you think!
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #10
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The wait and the buildup from anticipation is worth every second, enjoy it, also enjoy that new ride when she gets here, it comes quicker than you think!
Thanks. I know it will be worth the wait.

You have an awesome looking car BTW.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #11
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Thanks. I know it will be worth the wait.

You have an awesome looking car BTW.
Thank you sir as i am sure yours will also become yours when you get it. It takes time patience and a little money.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:34 PM   #12
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Thought I would provide a small update.

Car was built 3/9/2012 and shipped out on the 12th. I live in Socal so it is taking forever for it to get here.

I already have parts waiting for install, blacked out side markers, skip shift eliminator, and a color matched heritage grill.

I already have it entered in a car show at a local dealer.

It has been almost a month since she has been built and I cant wait to take her for the first drive through the canyons to the beach.

Once she arrives I will post pictures of the installs. fingers crossed for it being this week.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:05 PM   #13
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Marcus... Do we detect heavy breathing, sighs, panting, pacing? It is this part of the wait that is a killer. My advice...heavy sedation.
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