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Old 01-18-2017, 10:54 PM   #1
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ABM Build

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This seems like a good time to start my thread......

Wife said she wanted another Camaro but it had to be Blue, Automatic and Quiet<--??? This explains the NOWEEDS solution.

Bought the 2010 SS/RS ABM A6 with 34,200 miles on the clock, Bone Stock in July 2016.

It actually took me about 5 months of looking, then giving up, and this one popped up on craigslist 15 minutes from my house for at or below Market Value, depending on who you ask.

Trying not to bore you, so here are some of the photos from day 1, I bought it within 24 hours of it being listed!


These are pictures I took after meeting the previous owner to see the car, we just got done looking it over for 45 minutes and a test drive. He went shopping and I circled the lot a few more times taking these pictures.
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Later that same evening!!! Safe and sound at the new home

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Old 01-18-2017, 10:56 PM   #2
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That is my favorite color combo, wife convinced me to get the RJT. She was right, but I still love that color combo...

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Old 01-18-2017, 10:58 PM   #3
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Thanks Don!!

I have a lot of catching up to do on this thread to get to real time!
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:15 PM   #4
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I did not have the Mylink yet, but I knew I was getting it so I pre-wired and mounted the backup camera so I would be ready!

I was still waiting on my title so this gave me a good distraction from not being able to drive it yet!
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:32 PM   #5
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:58 PM   #6
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So I think we can all agree, there are some aesthetic issues with the stock rims, I am not complaining, but they were clearly due for an upgrade.

I wanted forged OEM ZL1 10 spokes badly, but decided Black with my white stripes was not right for me. My step father had a 69 SS396 Camaro Blue with White stripes and white convertible top when I met him, he had done a frame off restoration. So I prefer that old school look on this car, trying to resemble his as close as possible. He was also the original owner of the QUICRNU tag here in VA...... ok enough mushy stuff.....

I found a steal of a deal on some PVD Chrome coated OEM ZL1 rims....with nearly new Factory Goodyear G2s on them.

Thank you Detroit Wheels and Tires!

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Some Old vs New comparisons. You will see I weighed them....the New ones are still boxed up, the packaging was only 1lb...which means the 2 inch wider rims and tires, WITH PVD Chrome coating, still weighed the same as my Stockers. I call that a solid Win.

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Old 01-19-2017, 12:12 AM   #7
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:21 AM   #8
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Interior back in, everything ready to roll....except a title.

3 weeks......

(I had those tags reserved on a different vehicle, so I was not legal yet)



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Old 01-19-2017, 12:34 AM   #9
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Ok, so 3.5 weeks of staring at the car was really starting to get to me, my wife wanted to take a trip to skyline drive on the Camaro's first drive for our anniversary!! I had not title!

Got a call that it was in free and clear, went to DMV the next day!


I had a few days before the trip and decided I wanted to invest in some protection for the car's exterior. I had been obsessing over it the last 3.5 weeks and certainly, it is very pretty and rare. I decided to get a Full on Factory Detail and put the XPEL Ultimate...or whatever their best clear bra is with the 10 year warranty.

Jose the owner Safeguard Auto Salon LLC did a phenomenal job and it literally came back to me looking like a new car! I provided him some touch up paint and he included the touch-up work at no extra charge! Very happy with this and I am 7 months later with absolutely 0 issues.

If you are looking for a detail or Clear Bra in the Richmond, VA area, google Safeguard Auto Salon LLC and tell him Jack sent you. (Might need to reference my car too, he sees a lot of people. lol)


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Old 01-19-2017, 12:42 AM   #10
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Needless to say, I made the trip deadline and it was A LOT of fun with these fat tires on this thing in the mountains.

**I did need to Zip Tie my E-Brake Cables, it made a loud popping that was speed sensitive and only while turning. In case you experience this, try the Ebrake cable 1st, easily fixed with a clamp to keep the ebrake off the wider rims.


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Old 01-19-2017, 07:30 AM   #11
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Very Nice Ride!
Great detail on the build....
Congrats on the ABM...

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Old 01-19-2017, 07:55 AM   #12
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A couple more angles of the detailing job, with a shot of the clear bra seam going across the hood, standing beside the passenger side mirror looking forward.

Honestly, you cant see it from any other angle unless heavy sunlight or it is very dusty(RARE).


Also I have a very steep driveway, my exhaust was scraping as I would be coming up the hill into the garage...... hurting concrete and even worse, her under belly. I was scraping the pipes right about when I got halfway inside.

I bought some 4inch Race Ramps from Walmart site to store, they raise my front as I enter making the angle such that no more scraping, plus I can get the jack under the car, or even slide under there myself without jacking it up for visual inspecting. Pretty handy, but not something I would have invested in for my use if I wasn't scraping.

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Old 01-20-2017, 01:06 AM   #13
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.... more to come on this....
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Old 01-20-2017, 01:23 AM   #14
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Love race ramps. I have a few sets!

My favs here

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