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Old 05-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #109
Nathan Moreno


 
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Originally Posted by 14pilot View Post
This would be the perfect space to install the Getrag Transaxle into...

Might as well tub-out the wheelhouses while you're under there...
Please....... no more ideas!!!! LOL. actually, while i was in there, I can't say i wasn't looking at how hard it would be to tub it. from what i saw, it does seem like it would be a pretty long project.

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I'd love to see this thing in person! Any chance you'll bring it out to Camaro Fest?
C5FEST 2014, yes.

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I'd love to see it in person as well. Could be a reason for me to visit my family in California....
Another reason is the weather! Beautiful here in Southern California.

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"Moreno Brothers" website?
Hmmmmmmmmm LOL

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Originally Posted by jeremywes View Post
Stig,

Some minor grinding, a few small holes, and a little bit of cutting and you too could have a trunk like that. Probably just a saturday afternoons worth of work. ;-)
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Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
Oh god - now why'd you have to go and tell me how easy it would be
RJ, 5 minutes is all it takes, just ask synner, he'll back me up.

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Man...I can't wait to see this car in action!
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Hopefully its not one of those projects that will never be done. I NEED to see this car on the track. And at SEMA
Justin and I are working on it every day, so unless some unforeseen........never mind. we'll see you at SEMA.



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UPDATE

I took a trip to the Industrial Metal Supply today -- COOL store!

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The sheets will be used to create the new trunk floor. Also where we will bead roll the G5.R logo. I got 2 just in case we mess up on the first.

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We are going to be recreating the front and rear bumper for weight savings. the rear bumper is 26 lbs. If my calculations are correct, the new rear bumper will be around 7 lbs. the front bumper is 14 lbs, and the new one should be around 6 lbs. 27 lbs of weight savings

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The Optic Armor glass came in today

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Originally Posted by Doc View Post
NATHAN weigh the factory glass and new glass before you install them.
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+1
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Interested in the weight difference also.
My scale isn't the most precise (it is a normal home scale) but when i compared the OE glass with the optic armor, the optic armor was a little more than 50% lighter. the front OE is 27 lbs, the optic armor is 13 lbs. i used that to calculate what the OE back glass would weigh and according to my math, the back OE glass is 19 lbs, and the optic armor at the same thickness is 9 lbs.

so if you stay with 3/16" glass, you will lose about 24 lbs with front and rear glass.
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