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Tysen 05-28-2012 09:37 PM

Stark Industries Camaro [COTW 9/2/13]
 
My car is still in the planning phase, but I thought I would go ahead and start the build thread so if someone has some ideas I haven't thought of I can incorporate them ahead of time.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...3/camaro-1.jpg

Here's a photo of my Camaro the day I brought her home. I was going to wait for a ZL1, but when I found this deal I couldn't pass it up. And I realized I would never actually use the ZL1 for its intended purpose.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...-57-21_437.jpg

First mod was an aftermarket sub, and it's still a work in progress. I'm planning on adding an additional 10" sub on the driver's side and building a custom cover for the amp and wires.

I ordered a Revolution Styling cowl hood with the reverse kit. Had a lot of issues with the company that painted it, but the actual ordering process was great (despite all the negative comments on this forum about Revolution).

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...713/photo2.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...n713/photo.jpg

Now on to the project I'm tackling for my car...

Tysen 05-28-2012 09:38 PM

A few weeks ago, I came across some vinyl stripes that a member was selling in the classified section. They were full length gold stripes. I had been wondering what I could do to make my Camaro more unique from the multitude of Camaros I see on the road these days.

I work in IT, so obviously I'm a nerd. I didn't want to do the overly done Transformers theme either. So I started planning for an Ironman themed Camaro. The gold stripes against the RJT looked great in the photoshop that another member did for me.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...996_tpcopy.jpg

So, now that I had the exterior started, I began working on the next step. You can't have an Ironman car without an arc reactor. I went on Instructables.com and looked at all the homemade arc reactors. All the really awesome looking ones required a CNC laser cutter, something way out of my league. So, I contacted the company that is the pinnacle of lighting products, AAC. Justin from AAC said it wasn't something they normally do, but that he was eager to see the outcome. He has done some amazing work so far, and I can't say enough good things about him and his company. Here is the mock-up he recently sent me.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...3/photo2-1.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...13/photo-1.jpg

I was going to fiberglass something custom myself for the engine cover, but felt with this being the centerpiece of the theme I should leave it to the pros.

I dropped my engine cover off this morning at Sonus car audio (really great customization shop) and they were excited to be involved with it. They're currently planning out the engine cover. I'll post some pictures up as soon as I get something back from them.

I have a proximity sensor and a customizable voice alarm being added to my Viper remote start system next Monday, and already have some JARVIS sound files that will be programmed into the voice module.

That's where I'm at right now though. If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to them.

Tysen 05-28-2012 09:39 PM

Received new photos of the arc reactor in progress today. One photo of the front and one of the back.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p.../arc-front.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...arc-back-1.jpg

The engine cover is still in the design phase, but I should get some drawings done by this weekend and I'll get them posted up. I'm also thinking about getting a strut bar with the Stark Industries logo on it.

UPDATE 04JUN12:

Arc Reactor is completed! Just received these photos from AAC.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...13/arc-off.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...713/arc-on.jpg

UPDATE 16JUN12:

Engine cover is installed and wired up. Here are a few pictures. Think I'm going to keep it the color it is currently, but I will be adding some Stark Industries logos to the cover.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...713/engine.jpg

I am glad now that I went with the Revolution hood, you can see the reactor and the wiring through the cowl.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...3/overhead.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...en713/hood.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...reflection.jpg

Here are some videos. Please excuse the quality, I took them with my phone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_q0o...ature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfnkZ...ature=youtu.be

RubyCamaro 05-28-2012 09:53 PM

Very cool! Looking great so far. I'll be checking in on ya! :popcorn:

SoCalThug 05-28-2012 09:58 PM

SWEET ride!! :)

pierre777 05-29-2012 07:46 AM

stripes look awesome bro .

concrete jungle 05-29-2012 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tysen (Post 5036641)
A few weeks ago, I came across some vinyl stripes that a member was selling in the classified section. They were full length gold stripes. I had been wondering what I could do to make my Camaro more unique from the multitude of Camaros I see on the road these days.

I work in IT, so obviously I'm a nerd. I didn't want to do the overly done Transformers theme either. So I started planning for an Ironman themed Camaro. The gold stripes against the RJT looked great in the photoshop that another member did for me.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...996_tpcopy.jpg

So, now that I had the exterior started, I began working on the next step. You can't have an Ironman car without an arc reactor. I went on Instructables.com and looked at all the homemade arc reactors. All the really awesome looking ones required a CNC laser cutter, something way out of my league. So, I contacted the company that is the pinnacle of lighting products, AAC. Justin from AAC said it wasn't something they normally do, but that he was eager to see the outcome. He has done some amazing work so far, and I can't say enough good things about him and his company. Here is the mock-up he recently sent me.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...3/photo2-1.jpg

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/p...13/photo-1.jpg

Of course, with AAC providing such an awesome piece of art, I couldn't put it in a stock engine cover. I was going to fiberglass something custom myself, but felt with this being the centerpiece of the theme I should leave it to the pros.

I dropped my engine cover off this morning at Sonus car audio (really great customization shop) and they were excited to be involved with it. They're currently planning out the engine cover. I'll post some pictures up as soon as I get something back from them.

I have a proximity sensor and a customizable voice alarm being added to my Viper remote start system next Monday, and already have some JARVIS sound files that will be programmed into the voice module.

That's where I'm at right now though. If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to them.



Very impressive.:coolpics:

Bad@ssCamaro 05-29-2012 04:04 PM

The stripes will look AWESOME!!! :happyanim: Congrats on choosing a cool theme. Looking forward to the progression. :D

Mr. STARK 05-30-2012 05:05 PM

Reference, Stark Camaro
 
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Love the Idea, and go figure one of Chevy's stock colors mimicks his armor really well. But, I might have to claim the First Camaro, S.I. edition:
7 months old.

-- Mr. Stark, 21, US ARMY Infantry

Mr. STARK 05-30-2012 05:09 PM

I had to have the Vinyl stripes idea concepted, Searching for a good image, which i actually screen captured off a movie, then pasted, and of course I wanted both points at the end of "industries" to be at the front of the car, so the arrows face the same direction, so I had to cut and flip and re paste, for the other side of the car, that way the words are readable, and the arrows point forward. and of course the 6 month wait for the DMV to approve my license plate. =/ but worth every dollar and worth every second =) nothin like pointing fingers and pictures bein taken!

Apex Motorsports 05-30-2012 05:13 PM

Sounds like this could be pretty cool. :popcorn:

KidKilowatt 05-30-2012 05:55 PM

Looks cool Tysen !!!

CamaroFTW 05-30-2012 06:23 PM

I like all these ideas


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RED DEMON SS 05-30-2012 06:32 PM

Looking real good love that RJT in the sunlight!

The Stig 05-30-2012 07:34 PM

That's awesome. Where are you going to put the Arc reactor?

Tysen 05-30-2012 11:28 PM

In the engine cover. It's being designed and custom made as we speak. AAC sent me some new photos of the arc reactor as well. I posted them in the third post. They said they still have a while to go, but it is coming along nicely.

2010 SSRS 05-30-2012 11:31 PM

looks great

Tysen 05-30-2012 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. STARK (Post 5045743)
Love the Idea, and go figure one of Chevy's stock colors mimicks his armor really well. But, I might have to claim the First Camaro, S.I. edition:
7 months old.

-- Mr. Stark, 21, US ARMY Infantry

That's cool, I'll settle for the Mark 2 model. Love the logos.

Sleez 05-30-2012 11:46 PM

arc reactor would be cool in place of the bow tie on the grille!

J-ROD-210 05-30-2012 11:49 PM

Wow! subscribed:popcorn:

Mr. STARK 05-31-2012 12:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tysen (Post 5047597)
That's cool, I'll settle for the Mark 2 model. Love the logos.

haha, well the Mark 2 model WAS better ;), I hope it turns out as planned, ill keep ya updated on how I advance mine through its phases, if you dont mind doing the same, maybe we can bounce ideas back and forth. Hopefully we can manage to keep these two camaro's unique for awhile. and hope none of those gay mustangs catch on! haha,
I like your sub installation, mine happens to be just a box i have bolted under the trunk behind the seat, cutting my trunk space in half. but i did install the AMP on the back of the pull down seat, that way when i need to get to it or replace blown fuses, i just pull the back seat down and there it is, a thought, it looks like yours might be installed on the floor (just thinking incase you need to set something on top of it ya know?)

Mr. STARK 05-31-2012 12:56 AM

also, i looked at halo replacements, the blue kit, really takes on a close look to arc reactors, having your halo headlights blue instead of white. at the moment its just an idea. not to sure on how well the installation or control of that would go.

Blue Maro Demon 05-31-2012 01:03 AM

Wow this is an awesome idea! I will be watching this thread for sure! The Red Jewel Tintcoat with the gold stripes will look sweet!

dmwhiteman 05-31-2012 05:28 AM

WOW! This is going to be awesome!

We're gonna have a whole Avengers fleet on here!.

Tysen 05-31-2012 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. STARK (Post 5047784)
haha, well the Mark 2 model WAS better ;), I hope it turns out as planned, ill keep ya updated on how I advance mine through its phases, if you dont mind doing the same, maybe we can bounce ideas back and forth. Hopefully we can manage to keep these two camaro's unique for awhile. and hope none of those gay mustangs catch on! haha,
I like your sub installation, mine happens to be just a box i have bolted under the trunk behind the seat, cutting my trunk space in half. but i did install the AMP on the back of the pull down seat, that way when i need to get to it or replace blown fuses, i just pull the back seat down and there it is, a thought, it looks like yours might be installed on the floor (just thinking incase you need to set something on top of it ya know?)

Yeah, I took the plastic piece out that covers our battery and made an MDF replacement. Amp is mounted directly to that, with holes drilled through the MDF to route the cables through. I'm going to make a cover for it eventually, but for the time being I just set stuff to the side of it or in the net.

I also sent in an application for Stark 1 plates. Not sure if those are taken in TN yet, but my two backups are Stark and Ironman. Of course, I will miss my current plate, SHKNBKE, but it just doesn't fit the theme (unless I put a giant Fig Newtons sticker on my windshield).


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