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Old 06-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #201
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For anybody following this thread who is interested, I created a group-buy thread here:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300817

for the Optic Armor windows Nathan is using. We get a 10% discount if we get 10 or more buyers.
I used five star bodies on the race car but the front 3/16 weight 24lbs.
but I am looking to install front and rear to DD
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:32 PM   #202
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Wow can't believe I just now found this. The most bad ass car at c fest
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #203
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I used five star bodies on the race car but the front 3/16 weight 24lbs.
but I am looking to install front and rear to DD
as a heads up - you'll lose the rear defroster as well as AM/FM radio if you do the rear glass. Radio antenna is built into the rear defroster grid.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:06 PM   #204
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I used five star bodies on the race car but the front 3/16 weight 24lbs.
but I am looking to install front and rear to DD
So are you saying you want in on the group buy?
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:02 PM   #205
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If I was a manufacturer I'd be sending boxes of freebies your way just hoping folks saw my parts on your car!

Do you have sponsors?

What business are you in if you don't mind me asking?

I worked for an OCD car guy back in my highschool days, built beautiful sand rails! This thread gave me flashbacks to aluminum oxide blackface LOL... You're doing BEAUTIFUL work! Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:41 PM   #206
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If I was a manufacturer I'd be sending boxes of freebies your way just hoping folks saw my parts on your car!

Thanks, I'm going to have you be my spoke person, LOL

Do you have sponsors?

I do.......... American Express, Master card and Visa, LOL.................. jk,............ LC and Vroomapunk and funding the whole project. I understand they are currently taking on more projects, you might want to hit them up!

What business are you in if you don't mind me asking?

Justin and I are full time students in college and we also work with our dad in his life insurance agency as license agents.


I worked for an OCD car guy back in my highschool days, built beautiful sand rails! This thread gave me flashbacks to aluminum oxide blackface LOL... You're doing BEAUTIFUL work! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Thanks again Twisty, we really appreciate your kind words


Quick update:


We need to clean out the insulation were we are going to have the plated welded for the roll cage.

But we figured we'd go the extra mile and remove all of it.


This stuff is literally as hard as a rock!

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Had to set the car on fire to get that stuff out! RJ kept coming to mind, I'm not sure why. I don't think I would have posted this picture if the car burned down to the ground, just saying, LOL

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Some elbow grease with a scraper.

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Orbital sanding and 120

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Sprayed with wash and grease remover

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Finally......... a few coats of etching primer

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We will be putting some sort of insulation back on the wall as the factory insulation has holes for the air box, ac hoses and harness that wouldn't be to effective. Being we are not reinstalling any of that stuff.

FYI, received some great news today parts that will be making their debut on G5.R at SEMA. I wish I could share it with you guys but it still top secret. I'm just hoping everything goes as planed.

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Old 06-15-2013, 05:50 AM   #207
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Had to set the car on fire to get that stuff out!
Again ??? Oh...this time on purpose!

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FYI, received some great news today parts that will be making their debut on G5.R at SEMA. I wish I could share it with you guys but it still top secret. I'm just hoping everything goes as planed.
I knew it...all of this weight savings is for the new wings. Don't worry...your secret is safe!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:01 AM   #208
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Again ??? Oh...this time on purpose!

I knew it...all of this weight savings is for the new wings. Don't worry...your secret is safe!
I guess you can say I can "laugh now", That was a pretty hair raising moment at the time. Coming out the garage and seeing the car up in smoke!!! I remember screaming for Seth to run out and a pull the battery cable off as I ran to get an extinguisher, scaring $htiz right there!

BTW, thanks for keeping the secret as long as you did......... we should definitely hit 1.5 Gs now

Small update:

Got the rear Stop Tech in yesterday. Should be another week for the fronts. All I can say is these things are BAD A$$!!! This by no means was a cheap propositions as they were an $8,000 upgrade! They will definitely help us reach our goal for project G5.R. We will keep the goal under raps for now.


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Changing from street pads to track pads couldn't be easier. Calipers don't need to be removed. Just remove the two bolts on "black colored" assembly and remove. Replace pads and reinstall, it that easy.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:11 AM   #209
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those are bad a$$. Nice choice. Curious if you compared them in weight to the OEM rears.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #210
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those are bad a$$. Nice choice. Curious if you compared them in weight to the OEM rears.
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I'd be interested to see if they were able to keep them at OEM weight - ideally less, but going from 4 to 6 pot adds a bit of weight lol
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #211
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I guess you can say I can "laugh now", That was a pretty hair raising moment at the time. Coming out the garage and seeing the car up in smoke!!! I remember screaming for Seth to run out and a pull the battery cable off as I ran to get an extinguisher, scaring $htiz right there!

BTW, thanks for keeping the secret as long as you did......... we should definitely hit 1.5 Gs now

Small update:

Got the rear Stop Tech in yesterday. Should be another week for the fronts. All I can say is these things are BAD A$$!!! This by no means was a cheap propositions as they were an $8,000 upgrade! They will definitely help us reach our goal for project G5.R. We will keep the goal under raps for now.


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You can see how they carve in between the pistons just to reduce as much weight as possible.

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Changing from street pads to track pads couldn't be easier. Calipers don't need to be removed. Just remove the two bolts on "black colored" assembly and remove. Replace pads and reinstall, it that easy.

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Changing the pads without taking the calipers off is extremely bad ass.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #212
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Hey Nathan, can u please weigh one rear rotor and the rear caliper without pads? Please. Would love to see fronts too.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #213
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Changing the pads without taking the calipers off is extremely bad ass.
the stock calipers work the same way FWIW

and Nathan, i am still checking your threads every day keep up the good work! everything looks awesome!
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #214
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the stock calipers work the same way FWIW

and Nathan, i am still checking your threads every day keep up the good work! everything looks awesome!
Yep, but if you have the roller skates (i.e. stock pads still installed) then you need to take the wheel off. As I don't believe the roller skates can clear the wheel.
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Yep, but if you have the roller skates (i.e. stock pads still installed) then you need to take the wheel off. As I don't believe the roller skates can clear the wheel.
ya that sucks... 2009 build date here didn't have to worry about that...
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #216
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Yep, but if you have the roller skates (i.e. stock pads still installed) then you need to take the wheel off. As I don't believe the roller skates can clear the wheel.
Really? So I can just pop the wheels off and yank the roller skates and pads off and replace them without having to remove the calipers? I didn't know that.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #217
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Really? So I can just pop the wheels off and yank the roller skates and pads off and replace them without having to remove the calipers? I didn't know that.
the stock SS calipers have a hole a lot like nathans caliper:

except the black piece is a much cheaper metal spring and the two screws are pins. Use a punch to remove the pins. use a wood clamp to compress the caliper and the pads slide right out the top.
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those are bad a$$. Nice choice. Curious if you compared them in weight to the OEM rears.
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I'd be interested to see if they were able to keep them at OEM weight - ideally less, but going from 4 to 6 pot adds a bit of weight lol
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Hey Nathan, can u please weigh one rear rotor and the rear caliper without pads? Please. Would love to see fronts too.
Guys I will just extremely busy at this stage but give me some time.

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I heard this a 100 times hope it for real this time.
Offer I'm referring to some other stuff, not the intake........ call me and I will give you more details

Quick update:

Note: the arrow pointing to the hole were the rivet will go doesn't have anything to grab to.

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The concave channel is were the battery cable use to run through. If we left it like this, it would look unfinished. So the domino effect starts begin!!!

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I figure we might as well cut the whole channel out and make it symmetrical like the other side.

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Made a template.....

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welded the new filler plate .....

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Heck, why not get rid of the seam while we are at it

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More welding

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And skim coat. still need a little more work. Did I say I HATE body work!!!

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What the hell, we might as well do all the spot welds while we at it.....

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I though I had taken more progress picture of were we left off but I guess we got caught up in the moment. So stay tune for more.





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Old 07-30-2013, 09:49 PM   #221
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:45 PM   #222
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HMMMM, I wish I had more time before SEMA, LOL

Actually work on the cage today

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I will add text to these picture in a bit, life is calling just about now.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:36 AM   #223
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This nifty tool allowed for the removal of the seem sealer in seconds. Justin is cleaning up the area were we will be welding the plates on to the floor to build the rest of the cage.

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Finished the bumpers......

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Those bumpers are really interesting looking! What do they weigh compared to the stock bumper?
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