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Old 06-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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BLK-N-BLU-My build thread.

I guess it is time to start a build thread. Like many of you I owned a camaro in my youth (78' RS) that I wish I never got rid of. She was black with red interior and Enkei 9 hole rims and I loved her. Then, in my early twenties I had the money (credit) to buy my first car on my own. I had the choice; a 69' Camaro or a brand new 89' Honda CRX Si. My Dad told me if I bought the Camaro that he could help me work on it, but if I bought the rice burner that he knew nothing on that car. I knew I was about to get married and needed something more dependable (and with a warranty)...I bought the Honda.

Now, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the hell out of that Honda! Matter of fact, before I bought the 2010 2SS/RS, it was my favorite car I ever owned! But Dad was a Chevy Man and always gave me hell about owning my "Piece of Jap Crap". And as with any close Father/Son relationship, we gave each other grief and poked fun at the other's expense. Anytime I had an issue with my Honda he'd be right there, "Well, if you'd bought that 69' Camaro like I told ya, we'd be able to fix it ourselves.I guess your just screwed!" I kept the Honda until 1999 until my wife wrecked it and the insurance co. totaled it. 10 years of verbal abuse from the old man!

Skip to 2009, my 40th birthday and I am doing it big! Met family and friends for lunch that day at Hooter's and I had shaved a mohawk into my head and had a new tattoo! My Dad looks at me and laughs, tells me what an idiot I look like, and he has trouble looking at me without shaking his head. I didn't care, I was having fun with it, "It's just hair! It'll grow back!" My parents leave early because they have a plane to catch to Alaska. Kiss them both and tell them how much I love them.

Four days after my birthday I get a frantic phone call from my mother, my Dad has died of a massive heart attack on the Alaskan Cruise ship. Mom is 4000 miles away and I can't comfort her and hold her. All I can do is listen to her cry over the phone. Looked in the mirror with my mohawk and saw the idiot he was talking about. Hair cut the very next day...

One thing this taught me is life is TOO SHORT! If you want, can afford it, then go get it! When I saw the new Camaro in the Transformer movie...I wanted it! My truck was paid for and so was my wife's car. Didn't realize until I went to purchase it how much this car truly represented to me.

Bought the 20102SS/RS with the GFX painted and billet grill from a Honda dealership (of all places!) used with 5,000 miles on it and a 100,000mile warranty transferrable in September 2010. I know he'd LOVE this car!

Then I started seeing sooo many new Camaros on the road and decided I needed to make mine different, stand out. So, then started the mods. Mostly appearance mods, but now I have started the performance mods.

Appearance Mods:
Oracle Blue/White Halo lighting w/ foglights
HID Foglights
20" TSW Valencia wheels
Illuminated Bowtie Gloss black/Blue light
Painted Admiral Blue Ghost Rally Stripes
Billet Grille
Painted GFX
Concept Style Side Markers
Dyed the White Stitching on the interior Blue
Footwell lighting
Cup Holder lighting

Performance Mods:
BBK Cold Air Intake
High flow Cats


Wish List (Short Term):
Borla Long Tube Headers
Dyno/Tune
Paint Engine Cover/ Fusebox
Paint Brake Calipers

Long Term:
SUPERCHARGER!!

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Old 06-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Hers' the pics...
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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super nice! btw, how do you like your borla axle back? really one to get a good axle back, just dont know which to get....dont want one to loud and wake up the family every time i start it but dont want one that is only slightly better than stock.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:17 AM   #4
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And here's one of me and the Old Man!

Miss him so much!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #5
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sorry for your loss buddy. that pic is very nice.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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super nice! btw, how do you like your borla axle back? really one to get a good axle back, just dont know which to get....dont want one to loud and wake up the family every time i start it but dont want one that is only slightly better than stock.

That's why I went with the Touring versus the ATAK. I wanted performance and some sound. I didn't want the loud, drown the stereo, wake the neighbors type exhaust. There is a Borla exhaust that is between the two. I'd go that one.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #7
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sorry for your loss buddy. that pic is very nice.

Thanks! The man rarely smiled, but how could you not?! Those girls were gorgeous!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #8
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Sorry about your loss man. Your story gave me cold chills, but glad you're happy with the new car. It is beautiful! I love the ghost blue stripes, lights, and the wheels. Keep modding that thing and keep posting pictures of it. Can't wait to see what else is to come!!

Also nice picture with the ladies. A good one to remember him with
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:28 AM   #9
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Heartfelt story, GREAT looking car!!!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
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Sorry about your loss man. Your story gave me cold chills, but glad you're happy with the new car. It is beautiful! I love the ghost blue stripes, lights, and the wheels. Keep modding that thing and keep posting pictures of it. Can't wait to see what else is to come!!

Also nice picture with the ladies. A good one to remember him with
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Heartfelt story, GREAT looking car!!!
Thank you very much! It being so close to Father's Day and him being on my mind so much I figured it was time to start my build thread in his honor.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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Now I need someone to take one of these pix and make me a cool sig! ....And how in the hell do you link your build thread to your profile??
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:43 AM   #12
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Maybe sig this one?

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Old 06-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #13
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Oh, I forgot...

...the tail lights are blacked out and I have the brushed steel chevy SS emblem under the hood. Gotta note the custom license plate holder courtesy of my sister. We named it Shaft cuz it's black on black on black and "One Bad Mother..." (hush yo mouth) You talkin' bout Shaft? Damn Right! LOL!
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:14 PM   #14
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Just got my Illuminated bowtie in the mail today! Sucks that I had to go to work or that sucker would be on! Black with blue light.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:26 PM   #15
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First off your ride looks amazing. Curious as to how you dyed the stitching on your seats? That looks amazing!
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:26 AM   #16
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First off your ride looks amazing. Curious as to how you dyed the stitching on your seats? That looks amazing!

Thank you! It's easy, but a timely process. You can find fabric dye at almost any hobby or fabric store. It looks like colored markers. Simply apply it to the stitching (about five inches at a time) until you get the shade you want, wipe away the excess with a damp towel, and then rub with a dry towel. Took me about four hours to do the entire interior.

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:38 AM   #17
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Painted and re-attached my bowtie.

Sticks out a little, but I like it.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #18
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You sure do know how to rice up a good car.

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JK man. Very sorry to hear about your loss. However I am very glad that something got you out of that Jap Crap. My dad gave me hell for buying a Chevy, we are Ford people. I will probably give in and pick up a GT500 if I don't start a family in the next year, but I will keep the Camaro. This car definitely grows on you.

I may have missed it in here but how did you dye your stitching? I've been wanting to do mine red.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #19
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You sure do know how to rice up a good car.

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JK man. Very sorry to hear about your loss. However I am very glad that something got you out of that Jap Crap. My dad gave me hell for buying a Chevy, we are Ford people. I will probably give in and pick up a GT500 if I don't start a family in the next year, but I will keep the Camaro. This car definitely grows on you.

I may have missed it in here but how did you dye your stitching? I've been wanting to do mine red.
I know, no more appearance mods, right?! Not like I put a fart can on it and used a picnic table for a spoiler?!
The stitching dye is a marker you can get at any hobby store. Just apply it 3-5 inches at a time and wipe away the excess with a damp cloth.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #20
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Installed bowtie and sidemarkers today!

Sorry for the crappy pix and yes, I know, no more lighting upgrades.
Okay, maybe taillights!
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #21
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Typhoidfvr, Nice story about your parents. Sounds like you and them had a real good relationship..Sorry to hear of his passing...

Nice ride..keep doing the mods YOU want...It will make it yours....ABL99...
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:05 AM   #22
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Typhoidfvr, Nice story about your parents. Sounds like you and them had a real good relationship..Sorry to hear of his passing...

Nice ride..keep doing the mods YOU want...It will make it yours....ABL99...
Thank you very much! He will be missed everyday. Next mod...paint engine cover and fuse box.
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