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Old 02-02-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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PROJECT SLOMARO

Ok, so I am finally at a point where I would consider phase 1 of my personal mod goals to be complete....visually and power level. So far I am an all bolt-on car.
Background info about myself:
I am an ex-Ford guy turned Chevy when I started selling Chevys in 08/2006. My last Ford was an 07 Shelby GT. I missed the 60s and wanted to own a Shelby while the man was still alive. I thought I would keep the Shelby long enough to trade it on my 5th Gen but the economy totally took a dump on itself and selling Chevys got real hard. It still is and I am so blessed to be in the service dept now which is a lot more steady. I only sell by appointment to several loyal previous customers...and neighbors and family.

Anyway I actually bought the car 2 months prior to moving to the service dept after the General Manager of the dealership told me about the transfer and income bump

Now on with the build!

Day 1. First mod was badge delete and was done in the best make-ready (detail dept) I have seen in all my years in the car biz.(worked at 4 dealerships total)









Car was born 10/03/2011 @ 4:26 PM according to the front frame stamp. I took delivery 10/19/2011
It is a Summit White 1SS/RS manual car with Black cloth and..
Backup Camera and Sensors, Boston Acoustics, Hurst shifter, USB&Bluetooth.
Mod #1 was purchased for me and painted by my neighbors. I sold both of them 5th gen SSs

Then Eibach springs....

Next was some white GM interior panels. I love GM factory mods because 1 I work for a dealership and 2 they are so clean and subtle...It looks like the car was built that way.

Up next heritage grill unpainted

I needed rims because it changes the look of the whole car. I wanted a lightweight high quality rim. I went with O.Z. racing for a couple of reasons. 1 we are a Callaway dealership and Callaway uses them on their corvettes. 2 I have never seen them on any other 5th gen SS

K&N intake and Vmax throttle body were done around the same time...

Is this a mod? It was as expensive as one...7digit personalized plates are only offered for 1 week outta the year

ZL1 pedals feel better than the spongy rubber SS pedals

when I wanted Long tubes I went with American racing because of their reputation. They are used on the COPO and 100% USA


the 2013 Shift knob just feels so right

the 1LE front splitter completed the front of the car looks wise

NPP completed the look and sound of the car from the back


Phase 1 complete!!! Now time to pay off some credit card debt and plan phase 2.

Here are the good shots taken and edited today 2.2.2013
car has 9K miles










now for a small shoutout...sponsored dealer Parkway Chevrolet. sponsored hot rod shop 510 Race Engineering
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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Car looks great. Needs a spoiler though and maybe even black out the back.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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I agree car looks awesome, great work!@
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #4
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Love summit white it looks so clean keep up the great work man it looks awesome
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:51 PM   #5
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Nice ride...its coming along nicely...keep it up!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:48 AM   #6
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looking great so far !
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:56 AM   #7
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Nice build ! If I worked at a dealership, especially in the service dept I would be broke all year long. A lot of my new friends would be mechanics and body shop guys, not a bad place to work.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:58 AM   #8
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Nice build ! If I worked at a dealership, especially in the service dept I would be broke all year long. A lot of my new friends would be mechanics and body shop guys, not a bad place to work.
+1, my wallet would be hurting lol
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:11 AM   #9
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Nice build ! If I worked at a dealership, especially in the service dept I would be broke all year long. A lot of my new friends would be mechanics and body shop guys, not a bad place to work.
I am broke....My Paycheck goes right back to the parts dept. Factory GM parts are damn expensive...I mean I get decent discounts but still. The latest big ticket items were the 1LE front splitter, rear diffuser for NPP and the actual catback. Those 3 things were over 2K with employee pricing

The guys at 510 always give me crap saying I could already have a cam by now...

Thanks for all the kind words...
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:32 AM   #10
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I really like your ride. All the mods are in great taste....the wheels look outstanding as well....

Keep up the nice work....

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:00 AM   #11
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I really like your ride. All the mods are in great taste....the wheels look outstanding as well....

Keep up the nice work....

Kurt ABL99...
THANKS! I love your ABM. My NEXT 5th Gen will be a lighter blue (maybe Hot wheels blue)
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #12
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THANKS! I love your ABM. My NEXT 5th Gen will be a lighter blue (maybe Hot wheels blue)
Thank-you!! Yeah...how sweet is the Hot Wheels version. My grandson thinks we will be buying one of those for him next...

Again...nice touches on the Camaro...

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:50 AM   #13
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Looks Great!!


I will echo this: Needs a spoiler...

Why did it not come with a factory spoiler? SS/RS right?
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:37 AM   #14
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Sooooo clean. Love the exhaust obviously, and you guys make me think hard about debadging the "camaro" on the fender. Great pics! Are those tips 4" or 3.75"? They look big
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