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Old 02-24-2013, 12:29 PM   #273
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Just get stock seat re upholstered
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, 04:10 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, 07:00 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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Old 02-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #276
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Just get stock seat re upholstered
So, I'm leaning more to going this route (stock seats reupholstered). Not only will it cost much less but since I track the car just a few times a year via HPDEs I'm going to try the Angel Pads and a CG lock and see how that goes. This way I retain factory side airbags and have a good blend of show and go. If this were a dedicated track car I'd go seats and beyond.

Now, I just need to figure out which combo, color, and material for the reupholster. Most likely will go Katzkin.

It's funny how the seats have become the toughest decision in my build decisions.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #277
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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.

My new desktop wallpaper! Looks so good that now I'm every time I look my PC!
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #278
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:44 AM   #279
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I'm surprised that SLP would allow you to have your car Transformed into a full blown ZL770 with the way they seem overly concerned with the collector/Numbers built stuff. Look forward to seeing some finished pics, should be pretty awesome!
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:04 AM   #280
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I'm surprised that SLP would allow you to have your car Transformed into a full blown ZL770 with the way they seem overly concerned with the collector/Numbers built stuff. Look forward to seeing some finished pics, should be pretty awesome!
I hear you, it has actually taken some long discussion and a ton of back and forth. Especially since a ZL770 isn't part of their normal production line. They go up to a ZL700 now.

They are very strict on collectors numbers and their specialty cars which is great for ZL owners. Knowing that we do hold on to several things and full builds that are very unique. I can see how it gets frustrating sometimes to folks wanting to buy misc parts like the hood and diffuser.

The sequential numbering is by build year and happens in the order of production not the order of ZL. For instance my number is 17, the next person that ordered a ZL of any kind 427/585/600 etc would be 18. They cap it annually at 250 or less. Depending on how many orders they receive.

Their initial 5th gen Pilot car was a 770 build that hit the standing mile record. After many long talks, emails, etc. I decided to go the ZL770 route. SLP and AltAuto worked on building the first ZL770 for their Dream Car Giveaway. It was gorgeous and beastly. So I talked with both my SLP rep and Altauto about doing a Tribute edition with mine and making it the 2nd ZL770. I'm pretty excited about this and I've been extremely involved in all the particulars for the build. I look forward to this being completed.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:23 PM   #281
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It has begun...

As promised, here are some pictures of the car disassembled, getting ready for paint.












Some shots of the current Engine/Tranny build






And shelves and work tables filled with all my parts old and new.

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #282
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And all I asked them to do was find an annoying rattle I had...

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:41 PM   #283
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And all I asked them to do was find an annoying rattle I had...

hopefully they found it! cant wait to see this monster finished!
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #284
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hopefully they found it! cant wait to see this monster finished!
It ended up being a coin left in the middle console. DOH!

I'm really looking forward to it as well! I just had a long discussion with them, and there are some adjustments being done. Will have some updates soon...
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #285
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My custom illuminating door sills (Orange Lighting) arrived today from Emblempros (thanks Roger!) Looks good, can't wait to see them installed and lit up. Should be good.

Not the best pic, will have more when they are on the car.

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Old 03-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #286
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Omg the striped down your whole car , how long will this transformation take?
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #287
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:33 AM   #288
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Omg the striped down your whole car , how long will this transformation take?
Yep, almost a complete tear down. This is a true paint conversion. With everything that is being done, it probably won't be complete until early May I think. It's going to seem like a lot longer. But it's being done right and with care, so I prefer quality or quickness in this case. They are going to be sending pics along the way which will be really neat to see the whole process.


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Old 03-02-2013, 12:43 AM   #289
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RPM Roll Bars

So we have decided that it would be a good time and a good idea to go ahead and install a 6 point roll bar. However since I would like to retain the weekend driving experience and rear seats I needed to find a setup that could allow for some removable bars. I've been working with Tim at RPM roll bars and he is making a set with the harness/shoulder bar removable as well as a removable cross bar for my track days. The door bars are swing out and are removable as part of his standard setup. These are going to be painted Hugger Orange to match.

Here are some pics from RPM of their build on a camaro.







Here is what it would look like with Sport seats, in this case Recaros.



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