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Old 05-04-2014, 06:11 PM   #1
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Arrow 2014 ZL1 the push for 800 [COTW 6/16/14]

Well, wanted to start an build journal early and update along the way. Enjoy!

Background: Grew up in northern california, had the opportunity to grow up with a 1970 chevelle ss, which I first learned to drive a 4 speed on. Dad and I took out the 396 and had Badass Racing build a monster 454. I currently attend Arizona State University, and this past January my parents decided to move to Austin, Texas.

Since high school always wanted to do a ground up classic with my dad but he insisted on modern technology and performance. Test drove the ZL1 a few days after helping move in Austin. Instantly knew that would be a project car both of us could enjoy. Picked up in February and couldn't be happier.

2014 Crystal Red Tintcoat Camaro ZL1
I head back to Texas this saturday and the mods will begin!!

Current Mods Complete
Roto Fab CAI
Apex Catch Can
Black Gorilla Lugs
Interior footwell RGB LEDs
Hydrodipped engine bay
Hydrodipped emblems and bowties
30% window tint

Future Plans for The Push for 800:

Exterior:
RGB Halos
CF splitter, diffuser, spoiler
Tail Light Tint
Ghosted Side Markers
Mild to Wild Switch



Performance courtesy of 510 Racing
800 hp Flamethrower package

Custom Cam Motion Grind Cam 222/242 115lsa + 3* LXL Lobes Dual Polished .660" Valve Spring Kit w/ Titanium Retainers 7.425 Hardened Chromoly Pushrods
GM 3 Bolt Cam Sproket
FIC 80lbs Injectors
Front Timing Gasket Kit
Dual in Tank direct replacement Fuel Pump Kit (800 HP) GM MLS LS9 Head Gaskets
ARP Cam Bolts
ARP 12 Point Cylinder Head Studs
GM Supercharger Discharge to Intercooler Gasket
GM Dexcool Coolant
GM Water Cross Over Seals
ARH Long Tube Headers (Bolts Directly to Factor Mid Pipe) Royal Purple Water Wetter S/C Coolant
50mm Idler Pulley
8 Rip Serpentine Belt
Pro Series ZL1 Heat Exchanger Intercooler
ZL1 2.55 Upper S/C Pulley
100mm Double Bearing Idler Pulley for Smaller S/C pulley Solid SuperCharger Isolator

Interior:
Hydrodipped interior parts

Some pics to start!
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:15 PM   #2
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Roto Fab

Got this last weekend courtesy of Apex Install coming soon
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:19 PM   #3
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:05 PM   #4
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CF Bowties

Just got home from school and headed straight to work!! thanks headlight armor for the wrap!! took three tries and all the cf wrap i bought!! Just placed another order.. Back bow tie be done when my order comes in!!
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #5
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Go for it! Looks great so far. Did you not take the nose off to install the new bowtie?
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:42 PM   #6
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Go for it! Looks great so far. Did you not take the nose off to install the new bowtie?
Just the radiator cover part under the hood (4 bolts, 6 plastic pins) slides right out. then just reached through and popped the bow tie out.

The wrap was a PITA..... good for now though, way better than the gold! may plasti dip the chrome later.
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Just the radiator cover part under the hood (4 bolts, 6 plastic pins) slides right out. then just reached through and popped the bow tie out.

The wrap was a PINA..... good for now though, way better than the gold! may plasti dip the chrome later.
Had no idea it could be done that way, thanks. Look forward to seeing pics as the mod start!
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:08 AM   #8
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Hydro Dipping

Taking some pieces to get hydrodipped. Also taking the bow ties front and back decided the vinyl didn't look as good as it would with CRT carbon fiber.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:39 PM   #9
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Crystal Red Tintcoat is so badass

When I was afraid my order was not going to be placed (long story) there was a CRT on the lot with the options I wanted. I was ready to go that way.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:13 PM   #10
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Crystal Red Tintcoat is so badass

When I was afraid my order was not going to be placed (long story) there was a CRT on the lot with the options I wanted. I was ready to go that way.

What color did you go with? Im a big fan of Ashen Grey, love red hot too
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Fuse Pull

Did the fuse pull last night #5 and #20. Will drive the car for comparison when the weather gets better.

Engine bay parts will be back from L&S hydrographics monday. Took a tour of the shop and it looked great, explained the process. Excited to see the end results.
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What color did you go with? Im a big fan of Ashen Grey, love red hot too
Really, really wanted a Black SS with the gray interior. It's a hat tip to the classic Buick Grand Nationals; watching "Black Air" really got my car juices flowing again after being off for so long.
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Just got in from RPI Designs.
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