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Old 04-08-2013, 02:47 AM   #1
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2010 Aqua Blue Metallic build thread

Here's my build thread for car. My names Brandon and I'm 23. I'm an automotive painter at a dealership and I've always been obsessed with camaros. Before this one I previously had a 89 RS and a 84 Z28.

My cars a 2010 Camaro 1LT in aqua blue metallic. She started out mostly stock and has come along way since I've purchased her.

Modifications are as follows


EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS
-ACS T5 Front lip
-ACS T5 rocker panels
-ACS rear bumper extensions
-ACS bumper ports
-ACS quad lighting in ports
-Ohio speed rear diffuser
-Maverick Man Carbon carbon fiber spoiler
-Rear blackout
-ZL1 grill
-Emblempro custom "LLT" grill emblem
-Blacked out factory wheels
-Oracle LED headlight rings (Red/Blue)
-Matte black hood stripe (Installed by me)
-Sequential tail light kit

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
-IPF supercharger kit with IPF tune
-BBK long tube headers with gutted BBK high flow cats
-BBK x pipe
-Dynamax ultra flow axel back
-Hurst short throw shifter

SUSPENSION
-Eibach lowering springs
-Eibach Sway bars
-2014 1LE Brembo brake swap
-Goodridge stainless steel lines
-Hawks performance ceramic pads

INTERIOR
-Blue footwear lighting
-Oracle carbon fiber door panels
-Custom shifter handle
-Emblempro dash plaque


plenty more to come!


This is when I first saw her on the lot.


I bought it used and previous owner had installed halos and already had exhaust and an air raid cold air intake. The halos weren't wired so here's when I rewired it






Car came without a spoiler which I hated so I bought an oem spoiler from a dealership on eBay that was wrapped in carbon fiber. I also installed a hurt short throw shifter and for Christmas my fiancé had a custom pistol grip made for me (I will take some pictures of it) by my friend I work withs best friend who works at a machine shop. If anyone is interested in it once I post pictures I could probably get contact info for you he used to make then long ago and there a lot cheaper from what I've seen from other companies.



Here's just some pictures I have







Recently blacked out the whole rear end



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Old 04-08-2013, 02:53 AM   #2
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As of right now I have a ZL1 grill on the way. I've also bought an oem gm gfx front splitter from a member on here today. it's currently painted SGM so I'm ether going to paint it ABM or have it wrapped in carbon fiber to match the spoiler.

I also have stripes in the works right now too. I'm going to be doing stripes similar to the hot wheels camaro minus the roof. So just the hood and trunk. Ether flat black or carbon fiber since I'm thinking about going with a subtle carbon fiber theme but I want to keep it clean. I've seen to many cars where to much of a good thing goes bad.

I've also started painting the calipers red just for a little better appearance. 2 down 2 to go. I will have more pictures as soon I get time thanks guys!


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Old 04-08-2013, 02:56 AM   #3
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Once I have the lip installed I'm going to fab something better for the plate. Currently zip tied due to me getting a ticket for no plate. (Which I fought and one) can't risk a ticket since I'm only 22 and need to keep a clean record working at a dealership and all.


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Old 04-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #4
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Keep up the good work. Love the ABM! Hey, I'll be in Waterbury tomorrow!
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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Keep up the good work. Love the ABM! Hey, I'll be in Waterbury tomorrow!
Let me guess.. Janettys? I live pretty much a block away from him. I can usually here the cars up the hill when their messing around with them haha
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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Let me guess.. Janettys? I live pretty much a block away from him. I can usually here the cars up the hill when their messing around with them haha
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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Correct!
Nice Paul! Maybe ill drive by and see if I can get a glimpse! Always looking out to find other ABMs. Always wanted to have a your at Jenettys. Oh well
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:55 PM   #8
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Here's some crappy cell pictures I took last night

My custom shifter the fiancé got me. I did get a chance to wipe it down so don't mind that. And it was dark in the garage so it's not to great of a picture.





Painted my calipers recently as well




And I actually just scored a part time job helping a guy with his vinyl wrap business. He's growing really quick and needed the help. I work full time already but ill help out 4 hours in the morning before work when I can. So ill be doing my stripes there soon on the camaro. He even gave me some cool ideas as well.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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everything is looking really good!
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:36 PM   #10
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everything is looking really good!
Thanks hope to have some better pictures with my good camera once I start getting all the parts in and finished.


- plan on painting the front splitter tomorrow and possibly install.
- ZL1 grill should be in this upcoming week
- ordered ACS rockers
- I have a dash plaque coming in from emblem pros
- I'm also planning on purchasing some ABL footwell lights but well see.
- start my part time job at the vinyl place Monday so hopefully I can start designing the stripes.


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Old 04-23-2013, 10:15 PM   #11
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Soon ill have my changes! ZL1 grill on tonight hopefully and my ACS rockers come in tomorrow!

Just gotta get the rockers and from lip wrapped then they'll be on!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:56 AM   #12
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Glad to see I'm not the only ABM in Connecticut now!! I'm sure there are a few others but I haven't run into any. I haven't done anything to my ABM BUT for this season I'm thinking of some minor mods like borla atak cat back, cai, and throttle body. You mentioned carbon fiber. I've been thinking of going with seibon carbon fiber hood and rear deck but not sure about it just yet.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #13
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Glad to see I'm not the only ABM in Connecticut now!! I'm sure there are a few others but I haven't run into any. I haven't done anything to my ABM BUT for this season I'm thinking of some minor mods like borla atak cat back, cai, and throttle body. You mentioned carbon fiber. I've been thinking of going with seibon carbon fiber hood and rear deck but not sure about it just yet.
I actually just got a job at a vinyl wrap place. So I'm gonna wrap done stuff of carbon fiber. The premium vinyl looks really good and it will cost me a lot less then real carbon fiber parts. I want it for appearance purposes so spending a ton of money on real carbon fiber would be pointless



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Old 04-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #14
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Here's the new grill! Ill get some better pictures this weekend



Here's my dash plaque I had made.

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I actually just got a job at a vinyl wrap place. So I'm gonna wrap done stuff of carbon fiber. The premium vinyl looks really good and it will cost me a lot less then real carbon fiber parts. I want it for appearance purposes so spending a ton of money on real carbon fiber would be pointless



Hope to see your car around!
Might happen. I may try and see if I can get jannety racing to do my cai and throttle body later this spring summer. Do you have any pics of carbon fiber wrap looks like? I was looking at maybe replacing my ground effects with seibon carbon fiber. Maybe the ground effect can just be wrapped.
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Might happen. I may try and see if I can get jannety racing to do my cai and throttle body later this spring summer. Do you have any pics of carbon fiber wrap looks like? I was looking at maybe replacing my ground effects with seibon carbon fiber. Maybe the ground effect can just be wrapped.
If your handy with basic tools you should do em yourself. Very easy and it'll save you a lot of cash towards other mods!

This is a sample picture off of the Internet



Pretty sure they make a "gloss" and matte depending on the sheen you want

Ill try and get some decent pictures of my OEM spoiler that's wrapped.

Check out dontdontdrivenude.com

Stick it graphics is deff the place to go. They guarantee their work for 5 years where most other places only carry the warranty from the vinyl supplier which can be a pain in the butt to get refunds. Owners name is Dave you could tell him Brandon Lombardi referred you.
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If your handy with basic tools you should do em yourself. Very easy and it'll save you a lot of cash towards other mods!

This is a sample picture off of the Internet



Pretty sure they make a "gloss" and matte depending on the sheen you want

Ill try and get some decent pictures of my OEM spoiler that's wrapped.

Check out dontdontdrivenude.com

Stick it graphics is deff the place to go. They guarantee their work for 5 years where most other places only carry the warranty from the vinyl supplier which can be a pain in the butt to get refunds. Owners name is Dave you could tell him Brandon Lombardi referred you.
Brandon thanks for the info. I'm def going to look them up. I was looking to change my racing stripes so they go all the way up the front number down to the rear bumper for sure. I've been debating white or matte black stripes. I'd probably have someone like them install it for the guarantee.

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Old 04-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #18
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Brandon thanks for the info. I'm def going to look them up. I was looking to change my racing stripes so they go all the way up the front number down to the rear bumper for sure. I've been debating white or matte black stripes. I'd probably have someone like them install it for the guarantee.

Thanks
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No problem Gary! I just started working for them part time great people. Company is growing big time. Only place I know that guarentees for 5 years. Another member had some work done there as well. We only use quality vinyl as well.

And if ya ever need help with your cai and throttle body let me know. I should be doing a TB on mine soon.


By the way come check out our Connecticut club we got going on and have jay add your name to the list! We plan on doing a lot of shows this year specially the RICOA

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:57 AM   #19
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Long time since I last updated but TONS of changes. I'll try to post everything I can. I've been really going all out with the car and over this winter I have a ton of plans for the car to get it ready for the new car show year.

here's the carbon fiber wrapped spoiler I had installed


shortly after installed the ACS splitter and ACS rocker panels


Here's after I backed out my factory wheels and painted my factory calipers red




Here's some shots done after a show




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Old 10-13-2014, 01:10 AM   #20
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Here's a shot someone took of my car at a show I was at. Shows off my emblempros hood panel I had made.



Installing the new ACS ports





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Old 10-13-2014, 01:15 AM   #21
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Wanted better stopping power so added some low mileage 2014 1LE Brembos with the help from a buddy. Also added hawks performance pads and stainless steal lines.







Also added JDP separate clutch reservoir


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Old 10-13-2014, 01:22 AM   #22
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Some more pictures after the brakes were done.




Added new real carbon fiber spoiler from Maverick Man Carbon. Also shows the Ohio speed diffuser I added and the full rear blackout








To continue with the theme I also added real carbon fiber door panels


And here's ACS's bumper extensions to complete the kit around the car



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Old 10-13-2014, 01:37 AM   #23
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Time for a big mod. Finally decided to pull the trigger on one of these!


Let the install begin!

Buddy giving me a hand removing the power steering reservoir setup


supercharger inner bracket installed




Supercharger mounted to bracket





Starting to mock up piping


Intercooler getting mounted




Starting to run likes for boost gauge and catch can setup




Here's my boost guage and AFR gauge setup




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Old 10-13-2014, 01:49 AM   #24
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These are all the pictures I have now. Currently I also have quad lighting I added to the bumper ports which I'll try and snap pictures of. I'll also grab some pictures of the door panels installed as well. I'm currently trying to work out bugs with the supercharger system. I'm going towards a boost leak or possible tune issue. I will keep updated in this thread as it goes.

Over the winter I plan on wrapping my dash trim in real carbon fiber to match the door panels. I'm also tossing the idea to do a couple other interior pieces and possible engine bay pieces as well.

I'm also redoing the exhuast. I got lucky and dynamax wants to use my car for a video their shooting so they sent me out an exhuast



I also have a set of bbk x pipes ready to get put on as well.

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:03 PM   #25
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This is a great car build. Really good to see your doing most of the work yourself. It seem to make you connect to the car much more. And separate from your money for mods so fast. But does leave a little extra money for more mods by not paying out all the work to be done.
This car should become a COTW in no time. Keep the build updated w/pics please.
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