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Old 05-13-2013, 07:29 AM   #101
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I'd love to see this thing in person! Any chance you'll bring it out to Camaro Fest?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:53 AM   #102
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I'd love to see this thing in person! Any chance you'll bring it out to Camaro Fest?
I'd love to see it in person as well. Could be a reason for me to visit my family in California....
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #103
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I'm kind of jealous of your new trunk Nathan, not gonna lie.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:11 PM   #105
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Some minor grinding, a few small holes, and a little bit of cutting and you too could have a trunk like that. Probably just a saturday afternoons worth of work. ;-)
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Some minor grinding, a few small holes, and a little bit of cutting and you too could have a trunk like that. Probably just a saturday afternoons worth of work. ;-)
Oh god - now why'd you have to go and tell me how easy it would be
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #107
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Man...I can't wait to see this car in action!
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:26 AM   #108
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Hopefully its not one of those projects that will never be done. I NEED to see this car on the track. And at SEMA
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #109
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This would be the perfect space to install the Getrag Transaxle into...

Might as well tub-out the wheelhouses while you're under there...
Please....... no more ideas!!!! LOL. actually, while i was in there, I can't say i wasn't looking at how hard it would be to tub it. from what i saw, it does seem like it would be a pretty long project.

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I'd love to see this thing in person! Any chance you'll bring it out to Camaro Fest?
C5FEST 2014, yes.

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I'd love to see it in person as well. Could be a reason for me to visit my family in California....
Another reason is the weather! Beautiful here in Southern California.

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Hmmmmmmmmm LOL

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Stig,

Some minor grinding, a few small holes, and a little bit of cutting and you too could have a trunk like that. Probably just a saturday afternoons worth of work. ;-)
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Oh god - now why'd you have to go and tell me how easy it would be
RJ, 5 minutes is all it takes, just ask synner, he'll back me up.

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Hopefully its not one of those projects that will never be done. I NEED to see this car on the track. And at SEMA
Justin and I are working on it every day, so unless some unforeseen........never mind. we'll see you at SEMA.



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UPDATE

I took a trip to the Industrial Metal Supply today -- COOL store!

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The sheets will be used to create the new trunk floor. Also where we will bead roll the G5.R logo. I got 2 just in case we mess up on the first.

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We are going to be recreating the front and rear bumper for weight savings. the rear bumper is 26 lbs. If my calculations are correct, the new rear bumper will be around 7 lbs. the front bumper is 14 lbs, and the new one should be around 6 lbs. 27 lbs of weight savings

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The Optic Armor glass came in today

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NATHAN weigh the factory glass and new glass before you install them.
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Interested in the weight difference also.
My scale isn't the most precise (it is a normal home scale) but when i compared the OE glass with the optic armor, the optic armor was a little more than 50% lighter. the front OE is 27 lbs, the optic armor is 13 lbs. i used that to calculate what the OE back glass would weigh and according to my math, the back OE glass is 19 lbs, and the optic armor at the same thickness is 9 lbs.

so if you stay with 3/16" glass, you will lose about 24 lbs with front and rear glass.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #110
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very curious on the approach of the alu bumpers.. gogogogo!
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Please....... no more ideas!!!! LOL. actually, while i was in there, I can't say i wasn't looking at how hard it would be to tub it. from what i saw, it does seem like it would be a pretty long project.



C5FEST 2014, yes.



Another reason is the weather! Beautiful here in Southern California.



Hmmmmmmmmm LOL





RJ, 5 minutes is all it takes, just ask synner, he'll back me up.





Justin and I are working on it every day, so unless some unforeseen........never mind. we'll see you at SEMA.



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UPDATE

I took a trip to the Industrial Metal Supply today -- COOL store!

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The sheets will be used to create the new trunk floor. Also where we will bead roll the G5.R logo. I got 2 just in case we mess up on the first.

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We are going to be recreating the front and rear bumper for weight savings. the rear bumper is 26 lbs. If my calculations are correct, the new rear bumper will be around 7 lbs. the front bumper is 14 lbs, and the new one should be around 6 lbs. 27 lbs of weight savings

and....

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The Optic Armor glass came in today







My scale isn't the most precise (it is a normal home scale) but when i compared the OE glass with the optic armor, the optic armor was a little more than 50% lighter. the front OE is 27 lbs, the optic armor is 13 lbs. i used that to calculate what the OE back glass would weigh and according to my math, the back OE glass is 19 lbs, and the optic armor at the same thickness is 9 lbs.

so if you stay with 3/16" glass, you will lose about 24 lbs with front and rear glass.
Hmm... Nathan you need to invest in a decent postal scale. The one I got was at Harbor Freight and it's $40 http://www.harborfreight.com/70-lb-3...ale-95069.html which, considering what you're doing, would be a worthwhile purchase.

Jim from Optic Armor emailed me and said the 3/16 front glass and 1/8 rear glass together saves 40 lbs over stock. Taking 1/16 off the rear window can't possibly remove 16 lbs so I'm thinking your scale isn't giving accurate info.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #112
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Agreed! He is running our Stage 5 stuff....that car is built to RUN
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:09 PM   #113
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Agreed! He is running our Stage 5 stuff....that car is built to RUN
Man - I can't imagine how well this car is going to handle. Not only because of your stage 5 kit - but all the weight Nathan's removing.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:55 PM   #114
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very curious on the approach of the alu bumpers.. gogogogo!
I think you will really like this mod when we are done!

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Hmm... Nathan you need to invest in a decent postal scale. The one I got was at Harbor Freight and it's $40 http://www.harborfreight.com/70-lb-3...ale-95069.html which, considering what you're doing, would be a worthwhile purchase.

Jim from Optic Armor emailed me and said the 3/16 front glass and 1/8 rear glass together saves 40 lbs over stock. Taking 1/16 off the rear window can't possibly remove 16 lbs so I'm thinking your scale isn't giving accurate info.

Doc you've been suggesting it for a long time and your absolutely right! I'll get one soon.

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Man - I can't imagine how well this car is going to handle. Not only because of your stage 5 kit - but all the weight Nathan's removing.
It definitely will be interesting to see.......

Trunk Redo Part 3

Worked on getting the filler panel cut out, shaped and fitted.

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I am really liking how this is looking. Still need to clean up all the seam sealer.

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Here is the logo we are going to bead roll into the center of the panel. I think it will look killer!

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Stay tuned.......... more to come.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #115
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So I'm looking at the pic of the new large center opening and it brings to mind a couple of things...

Center outlet exhaust would be a natural

And an old Smoky Yunick nascar trick from 50 years ago... Create a venturi shape for airflow under the truck floor pan with some vertical walls. Place the exhaust tip exits at the lowest pressure point in this venturi. Get free boost of 1 to 2 psi as the low pressure sucks out the exhaust.

Just random thoughts here. In no way is this a suggestion to give you any ideas. HA-HA !!!
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So I'm looking at the pic of the new large center opening and it brings to mind a couple of things...

Center outlet exhaust would be a natural

And an old Smoky Yunick nascar trick from 50 years ago... Create a venturi shape for airflow under the truck floor pan with some vertical walls. Place the exhaust tip exits at the lowest pressure point in this venturi. Get free boost of 1 to 2 psi as the low pressure sucks out the exhaust.

Just random thoughts here. In no way is this a suggestion to give you any ideas. HA-HA !!!

Pilot what did I say...........................


Actually, we are already planning on doing something similar, stay tuned.

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I'm so jealous of Justin, damn finals are getting in the way of me being able to work as much work on the car.
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Jim he concentrates better when he bites his lip, LOL


Trunk Redo 4

The work continues on the trunk. I did some hammer/dollying and shrinking of the channel were the battery cable ran, creating a flange so that we can rivet the filler panel and make it look more finished.

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Started by heating the metal

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and finally cooling to shrink it. This work had a very therapeutic effect! Sorry forgot to take pictures of the finished product but came out really nice.

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This on the other hand was very monotonous!!!

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And not sure how much time I have spent doing this stuff but I am done Looks ten times better.

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Justin worked on making the rear bumper. It's coming along nicely. LC, no need to ask, pic will be coming, LOL

Tomorrow, same bat channel.

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Did you weigh the discarded seam sealer? Might have been another .25lb there!
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Did you weigh the discarded seam sealer? Might have been another .25lb there!
I was thinking the same thing. but with all the seam sealer we removed probably closer to .5lb LOL
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Trunk Redo 4

The work continues on the trunk. I did some hammer/dollying and shrinking of the channel were the battery cable ran, creating a flange so that we can rivet the filler panel and make it look more finished.

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Started by heating the metal

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than gradually working it

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and finally cooling to shrink it. This work had a very therapeutic effect! Sorry forgot to take pictures of the finished product but came out really nice.

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This on the other hand was very monotonous!!!

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And not sure how much time I have spent doing this stuff but I am done Looks ten times better.

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Justin worked on making the rear bumper. It's coming along nicely. LC, no need to ask, pic will be coming, LOL

Tomorrow, same bat channel.
SlimShady what!?
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Looks great Nathan and Justin!

I have a quick question about the Optic Armour windshield, any idea if it would work with the HUD?
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Looks great Nathan and Justin!

I have a quick question about the Optic Armour windshield, any idea if it would work with the HUD?
That is a good question. To be honest I am not sure... I will forward your question to Jim.


OK guys, we have a question for you all. We are currently in the planning phase for installing a 6 pt roll cage. Now with racing seats, a 5 pt harness, and a roll cage, I think most of us will agree that airbags are no longer needed.

Does anyone know if there is a way to set a relay or something so that we don't get the airbag light popping on?

Also, does anyone know if removing the seat belts will throw a light?
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