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Old 01-31-2014, 05:22 PM   #176
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Had a chance to install my coil covers today. Tomorrow I will be working on the wiring harnesses. I'm planning on running them from the back and below the coils to get them of the manifold.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:54 AM   #177
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Had a chance to play with my car again this weekend. Decided to clean up some loose ends on previous projects. I made all the parts for my gauges and consul a while ago but never finalized it. I used a few scraps of vinyl I had kicking around, they didn't match the interior or each other. lol. I ordered a couple of yards of the correct material that matches the interior and am in the process of doing the upholstery end of it. I had posted some previous pictures but here is one that shows most of the components I had to make/modify. I've got one piece covered and hope to finish the gauge mount a little later. I also made up some wiring adapters for testing my tapshifters so I don't have to keep taking apart my consul to do it. I'll post pictures later when it's back together.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:04 PM   #178
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Finished covering and assembling the gauge cluster and consul components. When I first did this I received a few PM's to see if it was something I was going to offer for sale, at that time I said no because of the amount of work needed to piece together the gauge cluster after modifying it, now I remember why, this was a royal pain in the ass. It is worth it for me as it makes the gauges very visible at a glance but to do more of them is not going to happen. Any how here is a picture of it ready to install in my car, I will be doing that tomorrow and will post a finished picture then
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:52 AM   #179
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Wow! Nice work! Awaiting pics installed.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #180
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Wow! Nice work! Awaiting pics installed.
Thanks. It may be a while before I get the final photo's. I'm thinking of having my painter do some paint work on the shifter bezel. Here's a quick shot of the pieces in place, you can see how visible the gauges are in comparison to stock.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:51 PM   #181
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That looks fantastic! I understand if it was a pain in the butt, you not wanting to do more, but someone should!
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:27 PM   #182
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Well, again necessity determined my next projects. I lost another lifter and the cam with it so I'm making a few changes to the motor.

Below are a few pictures of the failed components and where I'm at. Lifters, cam, oil pump all suffered damage and are being replaced along with the related components.

Fortunately I made my cross member a bolt on unit last time, making this time much easier, being able to drop the oil pan with the motor in the car. I figured since it's out I may as well finish it so I finished the welding and powdercoated it black. At least something I started is finished. lol.

I suppose I may as well replace the hoses to my air scoops while I'm in there, one came off going through some slushy snow, deeper than I expected. lol.

Hell, I might even install the new wiring harness I made for my coil packs and covers.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:00 PM   #183
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Awesome cross member! Is that custom?
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:08 PM   #184
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Awesome cross member! Is that custom?
Thanks. I cut the stock cross member out, then programmed the flanges, installed it and welded the flanges. A few pages back (6)there is a bit of a step by step on it.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:32 PM   #185
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That's pretty sweat.

Any chance of a DIY or more details out there?

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Did a set of lighted strut covers in black with white led's for my car. Now that the consol and strut covers are done I am faced with the decision of what to do next. I have been thinking about small coil covers to go along with the billet coil mounts I have been making, that may be next but who know's.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:31 AM   #186
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That's pretty sweat.

Any chance of a DIY or more details out there?
There is some info on pg 6 in this link.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156348
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:34 AM   #187
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Thanks. I cut the stock cross member out, then programmed the flanges, installed it and welded the flanges. A few pages back (6)there is a bit of a step by step on it.

Thanks. Not sure how I missed that.

Question though, how thick are the flanges and also is it just as strong that way as it was stock?
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:40 AM   #188
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Thanks. Not sure how I missed that.

Question though, how thick are the flanges and also is it just as strong that way as it was stock?
The flanges are machined from 1/2" thick steel plate. Although I have no way to actually test it for strength, I am quite confident it is plenty strong.

Some have asked when faced with the dilemma of removing the oil pan if it is actually needed, I think it is, this is evident when trying to remove it. If the car is jacked up from one side it doesn't come out as easily as when jacked up evenly which indicates there is stress on it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:03 PM   #189
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Yeah it's needed for sure if you plan on dropping the pan at anytime. That's why I'm asking so much lol I'm planning on dropping mine and don't feel like pulling the motor out just to do it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:58 PM   #190
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Yeah it's needed for sure if you plan on dropping the pan at anytime. That's why I'm asking so much lol I'm planning on dropping mine and don't feel like pulling the motor out just to do it.
In my case I let the pan hang down and can easily remove the baffle and windage tray which is what I needed. If you need to completely remove the pan you will need to unbolt the steering rack to move it slightly but its no big deal.

Why are you removing yours?
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:10 PM   #191
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This morning I finished a few small details on what will be my permanent plate mount. The prototype that is pictured on my car is made of aluminum, the final product is the oem plate mount cut down and fitted to the oem grille and welded in place. Here are a couple of quick pics of both the prototype and the finished one.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:25 PM   #192
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I was finishing up some wiring on a custom bike I built. I sometimes use clips that fasten with double sided tape to hold wiring harnesses in place where there is no provisions for them and then it hit me. Rather than glue or weld something in place I could use the clips to hold the scoop up and make it easily removeable, it works like a charm, they hold like crazy and the scoop snaps right in place. I took a few pictures and have started the body work, now I can move on to the drl lenses and get the facia painted once and for all.
Your functional mailslot is sweet. Real nice work!! I hate that gm didn't make that functional.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:20 AM   #193
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i just wanna say how entertained i am by reading through this thread. i dont feel so bad wasting all my time on my car now because i know you've put a thousand times more into yours and ive gotta catch up.

good work, keep it up. cant wait to see what else youve got up your sleeves
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:47 PM   #194
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Your functional mailslot is sweet. Real nice work!! I hate that gm didn't make that functional.
Thanks, I still need to pull the bumper one more time to clean up the ducts but I'm in no hurry.lol.

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i just wanna say how entertained i am by reading through this thread. i dont feel so bad wasting all my time on my car now because i know you've put a thousand times more into yours and ive gotta catch up.

good work, keep it up. cant wait to see what else youve got up your sleeves
Thanks. I've got a few things I'm working on, tough to find the time during riding season though.
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