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Old 02-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #251
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Just a heads up, I know this is early. But my car will be featured again at the Camaro Nationals this summer inside at SLP's booth. I'm hoping that any C5'ers that do swing by and happen to walk over our way, please introduce yourself. It's always great to meet folks from here!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #252
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Thanks man... Long time. See you at the nationals again this year?
yep I'll be there. I'm loving the renderings of whats planned as well.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:34 PM   #253
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yep I'll be there. I'm loving the renderings of whats planned as well.
Awesome, see you there. Glad you like the renders too.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #254
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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.



I saw your SIG and I have to come here to find out what you're up too... So this photo is not you real car? I almost fall on the floor! That look is so Cool!!! Can't wait to see the final result!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:02 AM   #255
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I would keep heritage grill black along with chrome tips.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:06 AM   #256
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And do top black like retro photo
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:19 PM   #257
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I saw your SIG and I have to come here to find out what you're up too... So this photo is not you real car? I almost fall on the floor! That look is so Cool!!! Can't wait to see the final result!!!
Monchy, Thanks for the high praise! I'm glad you like it. You are correct, these are not real pictures of the car. I worked with Vengeance to take a couple of photos and altered them to come up with the right look for what I was going for. It took us a coupe weeks to get it just right. Then worked with SLP and Altauto on the specifics and to get their buy-in to go to production with it.

SLP doesn't actually have a public release of a ZL770, they go full public production up to ZL700, what we did is take my ZL600 as a baseline and then combine that with the 770 package and a few other things in the mix and out comes the ZL770. They have actually only put together one other ZL770 which is black with white stripes and went to a lucky winner of a charity raffle.

So it is pretty cool to have been this involved and to have one of 2 out there like it, and the only Hugger Orange ZL. I look forward to seeing how it all turns out. Altauto is a beast at auto body and paint. I was told they are doing approximately 6 coats of base, applying the stripes and then 5-6 coats of clear. Something close to that. So with the PPG quality paint and all the layers, it should really shine and be durable.

Also, I know I'm in good hands with SLP piecing together all the right components for the build and the custom built and forged 427. This thing should sound ferocious.

I think the target time frame of completion is late April.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #258
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Hey CamaroI - I appreciate your suggestions... I actually decided on painting the Heritage Grill Hugger orange as well. We did a few renders with that and the black out area in either gloss or flat black. It pulled away too much from all the stripes. Also, I felt in the end it is closer to the Heritage Camaro it is paying tribute to with it painted Hugger to match.

The exhaust tips, I wanted to try something different. There is another member out here that blacked out his exhaust tips (D0truji) on his ZL585 and it really looked great. I actually took the image of his rear and we applied the Hugger Orange and it's really going to look great. Also, in talking with SLP their high end Panther has tinted bezels, so we wanted to do a few things to differentiate from the other ZL models. Also, the goal with this car was to have no Chrome at all. Everything that was once chrome is either now scuffed and repainted or Onyx material now. Including the badging.

Here is the render of what it should look like a little closer up. (Thanks D0truji)



The black top on the Heritage Camaro is actually old school cloth/leather top. We did do a render with the top black and it just didn't flow right.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:53 PM   #259
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Totally understand on choices. I must say though the chrome on the rear diffuser was one of my favorite factors as you know leading me to purchase one : -). Mine at shop this week getting painted. Will post some pics up. As you know I am doing a tribute to your last look :-). Actually still attempting to get that hood from SLP. Any connections with your area rep on doing that??
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #260
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Just amazing! Only one more thing to say.... You better be on CFest I have to see your creation in person!
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #261
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Totally understand on choices. I must say though the chrome on the rear diffuser was one of my favorite factors as you know leading me to purchase one : -). Mine at shop this week getting painted. Will post some pics up. As you know I am doing a tribute to your last look :-). Actually still attempting to get that hood from SLP. Any connections with your area rep on doing that??
I agree that the chrome tips do stand out, I'm a fan of them and they do look good on that diffuser. I think its pretty awesome that you are paying tribute to BOT and building out your ride like it. Perhaps the biggest compliment.

As far as the hood goes. That will be very tough as those will only sell to SLP ZL vins. We are only allowed one per car. I'd keep an eye out for a blem model on their ebay store.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #262
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Just amazing! Only one more thing to say.... You better be on CFest I have to see your creation in person!
Thanks again! SLP was talking about trailering my car over to C5FEST. I might not be able to make it, but that doesn't mean my car can't. I just hope if I can't make it, people take some good pics and share with me!
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #263
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Thanks again! SLP was talking about trailering my car over to C5FEST. I might not be able to make it, but that doesn't mean my car can't. I just hope if I can't make it, people take some good pics and share with me!
Looking forward to meet you! I hope you be there!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #264
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Likewise. Hopefully it works out.
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Would hate to see SLP waste the hood I would love to buy and keep as is since wanting the t3 stripes also
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #266
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I hear ya. I'll see what I can find out.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:04 PM   #267
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Since I will be replacing the stock seats with the STATUS Spas I will need a good resistor kit to make sure that the SRS system still works properly. Recaro actually makes a universal kit for this type of application. I will be getting one of those.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #268
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The below picture is now my build thread opening picture. This came out really great, thanks Chris for your help! This is a large high res one to for those that may want a wallpaper.

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:43 PM   #269
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I'm thinking of going a different route with the seats. The STATUS seats are really nice, but come at a cost. Which I realize sometimes you just have to pay for quality.

I've been looking at Corbeau Seats, the TRS and CR1 both seem to be good seats and I can have a submarine hole added to run a 5 point harness, I can also get seat heaters and lumbar support with all hardware for half the price. Pics of the seats are below. I need to go and have some seat time to know for sure if I like them. I'm still thinking these are the way to go. I can have the upholsterer at AltAuto redo the stitching to Orange to match the rest of the car. Once I make the order I'll post up which route I'm going.

I wish they made after markets seats with side airbags.

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I'm looking into other options as well, like Recaro and Cobra. Those are premium seats at a premium cost and so far it seems Corbeau is the only one that will do the submarine hole on a reclining seat.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #270
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I was really into the Recaro Sporster CS as it state on their site that you can get Universal side airbags installed. However when I called they said no. Weird.



I also like the Sport topline as it has a lot of adjustability and is power vs manual, but no airbag.



For those that might be wondering why I'm worried about side airbags... The reason being the added safety when not on the track. Most likely I won't have a side impact on the track, but I see the track 3-4 time annually, the rest of the time is shows and around town. It's never bad to have the added safety. Again, I wish they made this more of an option.

So part of me has been really struggling to make the call on ditching the stock seats for better seats, but loss of airbags. There always the possibility of the angel pads and a CG lock, but I like the idea of having 1-3 inches of more headroom.

Decisions... Decisions...
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Just get stock seat re upholstered
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Not as cool! I'm also looking into seats but more for weight savings. I'm not so concerned with air bags as it's not a DD. I will probably make my decision next week. What was the price on the ones you decided against?
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I hear ya, still an option but I'm mainly wanting the additional support. Still a toss up depending on the angel pad research. Could be a good option.

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Not as cool! I'm also looking into seats but more for weight savings. I'm not so concerned with air bags as it's not a DD. I will probably make my decision next week. What was the price on the ones you decided against?
I was thinking the same thing since its not a DD for me as well. The Status seats are about 4500 including brackets, sliders, embroidery, etc. actually not a horrible price for what you're getting, but against the price of Corbeaus its about half. Plus a sub hole on a reclining seat.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #274
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I loved your Chapter 1 car but the 2 car looks good too. I may now be the only IOM with TF3 stripes car now haha
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #275
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I loved your Chapter 1 car but the 2 car looks good too. I may now be the only IOM with TF3 stripes car now haha
I do appreciate the compliments! The TF3 stripes do look good on IOM!! I think CamaroI is joining the small clan of IOM T3s as well. You guys hold the torch.
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