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Old 06-13-2010, 08:31 AM   #26
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Believe it or not the factory dash has that passenger handhold under it too. Guess it is part of their safety design.



Thank You. You guys will have to tell me if you want more or less detail on stuff since we have a ton of data. Just don't know what is most useful.
The tubbing pics you posted awhile back were sure interesting.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:49 AM   #27
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Looking forward to following your Camaro's journey Hope all is well with you and the family .

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Old 06-13-2010, 09:40 PM   #28
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The tubbing pics you posted awhile back were sure interesting.
Getting there. You beat me to it...
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Looking forward to following your Camaro's journey Hope all is well with you and the family .

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Thanks Mike !! You must be enjoying some great summer weather up there right now. Will be heading up to 1000 Islands in a few weeks. Now everytime we head over the border to B-Ville it reminds me of my Canadian friend...

When originally figuring out what to do with the SST, the first choice was to run with a simple 6 or 8 point rollbar. That was based on the twin turbo 376 build. Since it was now decided to turn it up a notch and the car would likely break into the single digits, it was decided to go with a full cage. So an 8.50 cert cage was designed and built. This cage is also set up to be able to be modified for a 7.50 cage, but that would make the car unstreetable, so that will not be done right now. This is first and foremost a street legal car which means that the cage would have to be as much a part of the Camaro as we could reasonably make it, hence items like the front downtubes go through the dash, not in front of it.

The first pic is the rollcage plates, showing the attention to detail.
The second is how the cage was fit to the A-Pillar.
The third is the fit of the halo bar.
The fourth pic is of the complete rollcage.
The fifth pic is a shot showing the attention to detail of the welds and supports.
The sixth pic is the rear firewall. This is an NHRA rquirement with fuel cells in the back.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:42 PM   #29
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:45 PM   #30
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I think I want a ride....
Thanks J... You're in S. Florida. It would be fun to head down to your neck of the wood sometime after it comes back east and go cruizin with you.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:49 PM   #31
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Thanks J... You're in S. Florida. It would be fun to head down to your neck of the wood sometime after it comes back east and go cruizin with you.
Did you own a Corvette ever? Your user ID looks like I have seen it before. Or, I am just here to much...LOL

I used to live in WPB. But, we live near Orlando now. We head down south once in a while.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:50 PM   #32
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I can't tell. But do i see a mini tub in the fourth pic?
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:00 PM   #33
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Did you own a Corvette ever? Your user ID looks like I have seen it before. Or, I am just here to much...LOL

I used to live in WPB. But, we live near Orlando now. We head down south once in a while.
Not a new Corvette. Older stuff. Orlando? Cool. That is even closer. Can go cruisin' with a bunch there.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:02 PM   #34
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I can't tell. But do i see a mini tub in the fourth pic?

Hah, you have good eyes. MisterCamaro69 knew this car has those so he cheated...

I'll get those posted up probably tomorrow. Gotta get some sleep tonight...
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:18 PM   #35
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:36 PM   #36
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Hi Bruce , Hopefully progress is going well. I would like to go to Kentucky with you and Jason in August, I hope to bring the chevelle .
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:44 PM   #37
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Hi Bruce , Hopefully progress is going well. I would like to go to Kentucky with you and Jason in August, I hope to bring the chevelle .
Now the Chevelle would be awesome... Half track burnouts.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:51 PM   #38
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Now the Chevelle would be awesome... Half track burnouts.

And then some!!
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:54 PM   #39
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NICE!!! That's going to be kick@$$!!!
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:13 PM   #40
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:32 PM   #41
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Wonder what your answer would be in the 'Is your car a daily driver' threads would be.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:47 PM   #42
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Great build going on - and thank you speedster for all the info you have provided me. Please don't hesitate to post more detailed images. The more pics I see of that cage and the fine workmanship, the closer I am to picking up the phone and calling Nick.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:52 PM   #43
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Great build going on - and thank you speedster for all the info you have provided me. Please don't hesitate to post more detailed images. The more pics I see of that cage and the fine workmanship, the closer I am to picking up the phone and calling Nick.

No problem. Sounds like you are going to have fun with your build too.

So yell at Craig at Xtreme for the 6 pt, or Nick at Red Zone for the full cage (since you're out in CA). I think I sent you most of the pics I have. I'll see if I can dig up some more of the installation ones.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:57 PM   #44
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Wonder what your answer would be in the 'Is your car a daily driver' threads would be.
Well, kind of daily. Works well for resurfacing the parking lot at the office.

Still have a goal of 20 mpg. With a very matched system of cam, primary injectors, cruise tune, lockup converter and probably 3.3x gears, it's a good goal to hit. This is actually for a later discussion - but that is one of the reasons why we just changed the intercooler from Air-to-Air to Water-to-Air. Makes it even more streetable.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:01 PM   #45
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Well, kind of daily. Works well for resurfacing the parking lot at the office.

Still have a goal of 20 mpg. With a very matched system of cam, primary injectors, cruise tune, lockup converter and probably 3.3x gears, it's a good goal to hit. This actually for a later discussion but that is one of the reasons why we just changed the intercooler from Air-to-Air to Water-to-Air. Makes it even more streetable.
"Streetable" in this case means, "being the fastest, quickest AND most powerful car on the 'street' at any given time."





I know there are a lot of high dollar exotics running around your neck of the woods..... There are gonna be some PIIISSSSSEED off 1/4 million dollar car owners near the space coast.....

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"Streetable" in this case means, "being the fastest, quickest AND most powerful car on the 'street' at any given time."



With the caveat that we only race on the track and don't end up in ditch !!
Now "pacing" BMWs is legit...

Hey, I like you new sig. That is one of the best ones on here - really.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:04 PM   #47
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:09 PM   #48
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With the caveat that we only race on the track and don't end up in ditch !!
Now "pacing" BMWs is legit...

Hey, I like you new sig. That is one of the best ones on here - really.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:11 PM   #49
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Thanks for stopping by...and I hope it it helps a few members gain some useful info - that'd be great. There have been a lot of late hours researching Camaro stuff for this.
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Works well for resurfacing the parking lot at the office.
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