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Old 02-17-2013, 10:57 AM   #226
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:44 PM   #227
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Can't wait to see it finished ,meanwhile don't forget the piiiiics .
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #228
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Can't wait to see it finished ,meanwhile don't forget the piiiiics .
I know, I'm hoping that AltAuto sends over photos along the way. I'll definitely post as they come my way.

I appreciate the interest that is expressed for my car and its journey into its various stages. Rock on my C5 brethren.
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I hope you get some pics soon bro, I'm dying to see some along the way shots.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:34 PM   #230
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I hope you get some pics soon bro, I'm dying to see some along the way shots.
Same here... Waiting is always so sloooow seeming.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #231
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The last I've heard is they are starting the tear down to prep for paint...

I've sent over an MGW shifter kit as I've read great things.

I'm still looking into the right rear diff route to go. I know you went the hammerhead route, Kronix, but aren't they still in prototype? Or are they selling them now? I've also looked at JREs rebuilt diff.

I'm also looking into which alum radiator would be best as well... I've been checking out Dewitt's.

I'm trying to make sure I've got all the right components for an accusump that is going to be installed, as good insurance for track days. I do not like starvation.
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I'm looking to having thes gauges setup... PLX gauges.

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Luke, here's a great product

Rear End

Or you can get the Hammerhead through the Drive Shaft Shop, as a package with 1000 or 1400 HP axles & your choice of driveshaft. The Carbon Fiber driveshaft is light as hell, had to double check the box cause I thought it was empty. If you just want the rear itself, I may be able to get just that for you direct from the creator.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:20 PM   #234
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Luke, here's a great product

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Or you can get the Hammerhead through the Drive Shaft Shop, as a package with 1000 or 1400 HP axles & your choice of driveshaft. The Carbon Fiber driveshaft is light as hell, had to double check the box cause I thought it was empty. If you just want the rear itself, I may be able to get just that for you direct from the creator.
How much do you think for just the rear diff, since I have 1000HP axles and a new driveshaft? I see the Gforce is 5k just for the diff. Phew. Thanks for the link.
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How much do you think for just the rear diff, since I have 1000HP axles and a new driveshaft? I see the Gforce is 5k just for the diff. Phew. Thanks for the link.
Unfortunately the rear end/diff has always been GM's thorn in it's side on these cars. You can use your pumpkin housing and rebuild it to strengthen it using an Eaton Detroit Truetrac & Pedders Differential bushing kit, that would be the most cost effective way to go. Probably around $4K for just the unit with choice of gears on the Hammerhead...You know speed ain't cheap

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #236
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Unfortunately the rear end/diff has always been GM's thorn in it's side on these cars. You can use your pumpkin housing and rebuild it to strengthen it using an Eaton Detroit Truetrac & Pedders Differential bushing kit, that would be the most cost effective way to go. Probably around $4K for just the unit with choice of gears on the Hammerhead...You know speed ain't cheap

Truetrac
Yeah, very true, speed is not cheap. I was looking into The eaton truetrac, and I have BMR full pro kit bushings (thanks Pipe!). So maybe I'll pick up the truetrac, gears, have the guys install those and call it a day. What do you think?
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I've also been looking into JRE's diff build out. It's about 2100 when all said and done. With the truetrac and 3.91 gears.

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Yeah, very true, speed is not cheap. I was looking into The eaton truetrac, and I have BMR full pro kit bushings (thanks Pipe!). So maybe I'll pick up the truetrac, gears, have the guys install those and call it a day. What do you think?
I think that's the way to go, basically you can replicate the JRE one.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:43 AM   #239
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I think that's the way to go, basically you can replicate the JRE one.
Yeah, makes sense and save some $$$.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #240
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A compiled list of mods are in post 205 on page 9, the start of Chapter II.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #241
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that will be one bad ass car!
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #242
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that will be one bad ass car!
Thanks Mike! I'm shooting for a nice blend of show and go. Also since I'm going hugger orange, the exterior will be more aligned to "classic" camaro styling which SLP has done a great job of capturing.

I look forward to it.
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A little back history and reasoning for the "Chapter 2" complete overhaul on my car. Again, I want to preface with a huge thank you to everyone that has found interest in my car and the way I was able to piece it together. I understand that there will be a decent chunk of you that don't agree with why I may be making the drastic changes. No worries...

Many years ago when I was just a child, I remember the car that got me into cars. It was a late 60s model Camaro. It was bright Hugger Orange with Black rally and hockey stripes. I even remember trying to make model cars just like it. When I first got my camaro I had the intentions of one day going hugger orange and in a ways recreating a modern throwback. With some help from SLP and Altauto that is going to happen. I appreciate all the help they've provided as well in working with me to create this Heritage throwback.

Here is the closest picture I can find to the car/era in which we are trying to closely mimic.



Of course the modern Gen 5 Camaro did a great job of doing this. Now just needed the hugger orange, painted stripes, a few other things, and why not add some serious HP and Suspension mods while at it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:03 PM   #244
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Here are the renders that are being used as reference for the exterior. We'll see how nicely the finished product comes out and how close it matches up to the renders.



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Here is a nice side by side. (Thanks Vengeance)
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:12 PM   #246
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I'm going with STATUS Racing seats. Their SPA model. Here are some pics of the type of seat. I'm getting them in Black leather outer with Ultrasuede Inserts with OEM orange stitching.

Renders of the actual design are below with the renders of the rear seat for the upholster to match.









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Thanks for the updated list bro, now I just got a bunch of engine ideas


Here's the way to go for the rear center piece & add the Trutrac.. You can even get the pumpkin powder coated.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:19 AM   #248
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Yeah man, as always I have to return the poor influence. ;-)

Great link on the rear diff. Hmm, which gear ratio to get...
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WOW! Great transformation. I like it MUCH better than version one. I like the looks as it is a throw back that wont go out of style down the road I will be keeping tabs on this build. Oh, I also love the seats!
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WOW! Great transformation. I like it MUCH better than version one. I like the looks as it is a throw back that wont go out of style down the road I will be keeping tabs on this build. Oh, I also love the seats!
Nathan - I really appreciate it. I'm glad folks are digging it. I agree, if I can hold onto this thing over the years, style won't be an issue. Hopefully a new classic. We'll see.
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