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Old 09-08-2012, 05:08 AM   #1
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Ruby's Build Thread! ['10 RJT 2SS/RS]

My baby 'Ruby' was rescued from a dealership in September 2012. Here are her specs out the door:

Trim: 2SS
Rally Sport Package
Engine: 6.2L V8 SFI
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 15,700

I had been researching the Camaro since before they were initially released around 2010, and this is my dream car. I wanted a Camaro as close to stock as possible, and I wanted a 2SS mainly for the HUD... unfortunately they didn't have those until '11. But I was happy to learn there is a DIY. I was disappointed to see how abused Ruby was, for only having 15k miles. It literally looked like someone had gone off-roading. Lots of little nicks here and there, but once we got her cleaned up she looked much better. It looked like she had not been washed in ages, and it was awhile since she had been waxed. A couple washes and three waxes later, she was looking hot! I can't wait to start making her even more beautiful

I'll include some pics below, and can't wait to start adding to her timeline.


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Old 09-08-2012, 05:10 AM   #2
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Ruby's Timeline
9/2/12 - Saved from a life of dusty paint
9/8/12 - First 'Mod' ! SLP Black Gloss Faded Gill Decals
9/2012 - Skip-Shift Eliminator (annoying!!!!)
10/5/12 - license plate frames (ebay)
10/6/12 - Lingenfelter pedal return spring
12/1/12 - CAI intake, complete with scoop, and modified wiper fluid reservoir
12/13/12 - Installed locking gas cap, tumbler DIY - <3 Camaro5
12/16/12 - Fuse pull, see if this helps!
12/29/12 - Installed ZL1 Grille (found this video helpful in removing the bumper: http://youtu.be/1rqXZJgfqOQ )
12/30/12 - Finished up grille, attached SS emblem with trim tape - added carbon fiber vinyl bowtie to the rear. Day 1 of Strut Brace install - still need to remove spindal bolts :(
12/31/12 - Day 2 of strut brace install (hotchkis). Success!
06/24/13 - Finally got my baby back from the dealer: Warranty replacement of cracked dash and broken mufflers. No more buzzing!
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Sept 2012 - Ruby spent a stint at the chevy dealer as they tried to fix up her clutch system. They ended up replacing the clutch actuator, which seemed to help a lot. I realized the clutch was funny for a reason! After I got her back, the clutch would sometimes stick in the morning and wouldn't fully release. I took her back in, and they came to the conclusion that it was fine and there was nothing they could do. We decided to try the lingenfelter spring, and since then it has felt even better. No sticking at all so far.

Oct 2012- Thinking about the LED 'angel eyes' foglamps, but trying to decide if I would rather spend the money on some mileage mods... Gas is a killer right now!

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:36 AM   #3
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Getting Started with the CAI install


Instructions are always good right?!


Hubby's tube routing work


Finished Unit, I love how this thing looks.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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Got my ZL1 Grille in the mail today, can't wait to install it!
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:24 AM   #5
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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Birthday presents!!

My hubby got me the HUD kit - pumped about that one! Sad I have to cut into my dash, but it will be worth it.

Carbon Fiber Bowties
LED's for dash and cupholders

I have a lot of things to do!

Already got the front bowtie on my zl1 grille
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:35 AM   #7
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Some Pics of the zl1 grille and carbon fiber bowties:




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Old 01-02-2013, 02:37 AM   #8
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Strut tower brace install:




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Old 01-02-2013, 06:41 AM   #9
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Does a heart good to see a girl working on her camaro! I love the story and your desire to have the car of your dreams....
Just remember, what you are doing to her is your hard work...keep up the nice job...

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:45 AM   #10
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Nothing better than being able to wrench on your own car!!! Awesome
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:16 AM   #12
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Thanks guys! A great project to work on with the husband I never really had a 'project' car as a kid, so I think I'm fulfilling that dream as well.

I still wouldn't mind picking up a sting-ray someday
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:51 AM   #13
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Really need to get off my butt and install the HUD. I just had the dash replaced under warranty, and couldn't get them to give me the pre-cut dash :/

Oh well! FYI my dealer removed the windshield to replace the dash! I will definitely be pulling it out through the cab.
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