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Old 12-18-2010, 10:47 AM   #1140
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:59 AM   #1141
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Is it the need for speed?
And burnouts...lol...

I know there is a pic somewhere in here...hehehehe
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:20 AM   #1142
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And burnouts...lol...

I know there is a pic somewhere in here...hehehehe
Here are some different pics from this past week:

First Pic - Billet Turbo Transition pipes. The wastegates mount directly to these for excellent no flow restriction characteristics. Also note the main flow in the CNC'd bend. No restriction there either.

Second Pic - Billet water pump for Air to Water intercooler. All connections are hardline covered in hose to look stock.

Third Pic - Better shot of the water tank reservoir line showing the hardline covered by heater hose.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:24 AM   #1143
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OK, a little overkill, but never a worry about a blown line:

First Pic - These are the AC and heater lines. They are bent stainless steel hardlines and billet connectors. Each line is heat sleeved for thermal efficiency. You can just make it out, it is the black connector going to the billet piece.

Second Pic - Stainless steel hardlines for dual pressure radiator overflows.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:28 AM   #1144
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OK, last one. This was the funniest. I couldn't figure out why they had to disconnect the passenger side windshield wiper and then remount it until they sent the picture. That intake is a full tunnel ram design and even though it fits under the raised hood, the firewall was another story. You forget how far back these LSX's sit in the new Camaro... Thanks to Pfadt for those solid motor mounts otherwise we'd be wiping the windshield with the intake.

That's it for now. Can't show you pics of the other induction stuff until finished.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:28 AM   #1145
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I know this sounds like a silly question, but I'm serious. Will there be anything left of the original car except the outer skin when it's done? I know much of it will look stock, but those of us following your thread know better.

If you are really going to have this car at C5FII, I think I need to buy a plane ticket and book my hotel room.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:58 AM   #1146
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I know this sounds like a silly question, but I'm serious. Will there be anything left of the original car except the outer skin when it's done? I know much of it will look stock, but those of us following your thread know better.

If you are really going to have this car at C5FII, I think I need to buy a plane ticket and book my hotel room.
Looks like about the only thing left stock is the wiper blades

Seriously, is the front cradle stock?
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I know this sounds like a silly question, but I'm serious. Will there be anything left of the original car except the outer skin when it's done? I know much of it will look stock, but those of us following your thread know better.

The glass and the interior are pretty stock, kinda...

If you are really going to have this car at C5FII, I think I need to buy a plane ticket and book my hotel room.
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Looks like about the only thing left stock is the wiper blades

Seriously, is the front cradle stock?
For now. But after the car comes back east the Xtreme Innovations cradle goes in.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:15 PM   #1148
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OK, a little overkill, but never a worry about a blown line:

First Pic - These are the AC and heater lines. They are bent stainless steel hardlines and billet connectors. Each line is heat sleeved for thermal efficiency. You can just make it out, it is the black connector going to the billet piece.

Second Pic - Stainless steel hardlines for dual pressure radiator overflows.
Hey,

You need someone to run some more stainless steel lines, give me a shout... I'll work on that beast for free, or trade...

Here are a couple samples of my latest work,. finished it today... Forgive the little colored lines drawn in it, I was sending the pics to several of our other rigs for the guys getting ready to modify their systems. All we got was a drawing, with no instructions of any type. I sat down, mapped it out, figured all the tubing out, and started running it. This was a complete rebuild inside the panel, and we added the three tanks on top of the panel, and the high pressure tank inside the panel. I can't begin to guess how many feet of tubing it took, and the headaches came from trying to route the tubing and still be able to get in and work on stuff... and I'll be damned if the hardest piece of tubing to measure, bend and install was the very last one I put in... I was like WTF...

The craziest part was the hydraulics side was still energized with 3000 PSI in it... About a third of the lines in the panel are still hydraulic... I wrapped every High Pressure fitting in there with red "don't touch this one stupid" tape... lest I forget in a moment of sheer dumbness...and I wrote on the panel where I could reach what the function was. Another stupid dumb moment condom... Thats the little black bits of chicken scratch... It was hard to reach a lot of those spots...

You may notice a couple of open ports in the lower left of one of the pics, this is where some hydraulic supply and return lines were removed. I replaced regulators, pop off valves, gauges and lots of other stuff. It was fun, took about seven days all total, and gave me more than one headache... But, It's done... and it works...And, I am officially off the rig TOMORROW........ WOOO HOOO, Land of Fresh milk, Camaros with pink accents and trim... and breakfast taco's Here I come... Tuesday Morning I'll be HOME, HOME, HOME...
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:50 PM   #1149
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That's some fine pipe bending...what is it?
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Speedster, you going to attend the "Texas Mile" with your car? I'm hoping you'll teach some of those twin turbo Lambo's a lesson!!!
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:42 PM   #1151
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That's some fine pipe bending...what is it?
NOS for a Mobile Home... Seriously that is some sanitary pipe work. Copper is bad enough, stainless is a bit#$h!!!
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:44 PM   #1152
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Holy Crap. I re-read that one this morning. What a retard. That sounded completely wrong.
Don't try to type after a company Christmas party. Nope, ladies only over here...

Now back to the craziness - these are great burnout shots. Some major repaving going on here:

So much for the Pirellis. Order please! Next.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:26 AM   #1153
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As someone who has had more than a dozen magazine features of my personal cars in the last 5 years, I've always thought I had a pretty darned good eye at building nice cars. This is my first time ever seeing this thread, and seeing this car.
Amazing is not a word I can use to describe this build. The sheer magnitude of the attention to detail, is far beyond even what the trained eye can see. I know NRE builds quality products, but I would even bet this has challenged them more than any car they have ever done.
We've all seen 200+K custom car builds, and they usually all contain the same components. Alot of which even have one off pieces. But this Camaro takes it to a whole new level. I truely believe that if this was a car that was built for the "Riddler Award" (those of you not aware what that is, look it up. its amazing), it would, without question take the prize.

This car truely deserves to be among only the select few of the greatest car builds in recent history. I, for one, being in the business many many years have never in my life, seen a build of this magnitude.

Hats off to you... The bar has now been raised to new levels.

If your ever in Vegas, I will drive anywhere in the city to see this in person...
QFT & glad to hear it from someone with a well trained eye also! Every page of pictures I was simply in disbelief. As I stated before, I've seen a lot of the impressive high dollar builds with a few custom pieces that were amazing, from all kinds of forums and auto sites over the years. But page after page, every photo, every angle, every piece... wow...

Here we are months later and I still cant find the words... All I can say is

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I am officially off the rig TOMORROW........ WOOO HOOO, Land of Fresh milk, Camaros with pink accents and trim... and breakfast taco's Here I come... Tuesday Morning I'll be HOME, HOME, HOME...
I heard that!!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:34 AM   #1155
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Slip Joint control panel,
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And, I am officially off the rig TOMORROW........ WOOO HOOO, Land of Fresh milk, Camaros with pink accents and trim... and breakfast taco's Here I come... Tuesday Morning I'll be HOME, HOME, HOME...

That is serious stainless hardline. Wow !! That is some incredible workmanship. Guess you won't have ANY trouble running lines for your TT build.

...and you are coming home. That's gotta feel good. Back to working on "Pinky".

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