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Old 07-24-2014, 09:53 PM   #18
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Got it back 1 day after. Almost to excited to sleep. And nervous, no space to put it without scratching it or damaging it. Morning comes, get my ass to work. Note I did not have the foglamps installed til later... Upcoming posts...
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:10 PM   #19
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Started noticing a difference in the way the car handled in corners. Took it to get an alignment. Turns out it didn't need it all specs were good (Will post results later). But the front tires were really showing wear from my canyon runs with the guys. Checked the brakes, they were good. So I got new rears and reused my rears on the front. Current setup 275/40/20 & 285/35/20
I got a hellova whatever you can call it on my way to my friends house. Check it out. Got a temp replace til I got new Pirelli. Also some curb rash from canyon runs.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:30 PM   #20
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The Real Show! Lightning McQueen

Things have recently started picking up since I now mostly work from home. So I decided after a long hiatus of work to really overhaul my car. Starting with finishing the bumper, the fog lamps. Then I installed the zl1 rocker panels, and 1le rims. After installing I went for a quick drive to settle the lug nuts. All of a sudden a loud thud and shake. I pull over to investigate, fearing I blew a tire. Turns out I blew out the inner wheel well panels. I used to remove them a lot to get to the lights and bumper assembly so they lost strength. No damage to the car thankfully. So next week, new panels, harness, maybe brake cooling ducts.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:33 PM   #21
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More next week after more pics and exciting news for those interested in complete performance! Stay posted

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Old 07-25-2014, 06:27 PM   #22
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Car looks great man I like how u changed the front bumper to a zl1 bumper and i really like the red interior lights for the footwell, Also the blacked out bezels in the back
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:38 PM   #23
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Car looks great man I like how u changed the front bumper to a zl1 bumper and i really like the red interior lights for the footwell, Also the blacked out bezels in the back
Thank you. Yeah the chrome wasn't cutting it for me. Black is the new chrome.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:49 PM   #24
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REAL CARBON FIBER!!! Teaser

So I just got my prototype today. It came late in the day so I wont be able to assemble till tomorrow. Here are the fist looks. Now this one is wet carbon fiber hand land and vacuum cured. The final product which will be for sale for those interested will be 100% dry carbon fiber cured in an autoclave. This is just a prototype and final design may vary. So my car is officially a mule. Other CF products coming this week. If your interested in purchasing save this thread and I will update on a weekly basis on status of products. Turnaround is generally 6-8 months, I started back in April so sometime in late Oct early Nov order should be complete. Limited supply. Enjoy
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:56 PM   #25
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So one crucial thing I forgot to mention is that the finished product will have a stamp of approval from NHTSA. Something that no other CF manufactures offer. They classify their products as "intended for off road use only". Also wet fiber is slightly heavier and less rigid than dry fiber. The one big draw back to any CF part, besides cost is that it is hazardous if ever snapped. The particles are microscopic and if inhaled are deadly. That is why during huge crashes at f1 events they close down the track immediately and completely.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:17 PM   #26
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So if it looks familiar its no coincidence. I got the idea from several sources.
First from the ZR1. I love the front fenders to death but realize that the middle groove would not work for the Camaro shape. Then I some custom fenders already being made for the Camaro. But again it just wasn't right for me. So I took the best ideas and combined them into a product which (Resembles but is legally distinct from...) you see in the post above.
- ZR1 fenders from C6
- Heat extractor fenders from RK Sports
- Faux heat extractor fenders from Phastek Performance
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:18 PM   #27
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Feel free to ask question. I will gladly answer as much as I can.

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The final goal for my mule is to get the weight down to 3000lbs. Which I believe to be more than possible, with the least expense. Also to offer (If demand is high enough) this service to any and all cars, makes, models, both new and old.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:46 PM   #28
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I had previously thought about doing a carbon fiber interior. But after learning things and having an expert opinion I decided against it. Here are the pictures of the removal and preparations that were made then.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:54 PM   #29
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However I still went ahead with the doors themselves. They will be a while. There was an error in production that would have made them nice decorations but not at all functional. They forgot to leave me room to install high strength aluminum bars/rails to replace the steel one in the current oem doors. This is where the weight will really be shed. More info when it comes in.

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The final goal for my mule is to get the weight down to 3000lbs. Which I believe to be more than possible, with the least expense. Also to offer (If demand is high enough) this service to any and all cars, makes, models, both new and old.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:08 AM   #30
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so today was a f#$*!n waste of my time, gas and excessive wear on shop car. the fenders were made without the new hood being taken into account. they were off by a full inch. have to modify the prototype and readjust spec for final product. the hood is ok i'm having second thoughts about making the extractor's larger or maybe doubling the vents from 4 to 8
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:03 AM   #31
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Carbon Fiber ZL1 Prototype Hood (Rough)

This is the hood. Its ok. They didn't mold everything one piece like I asked. They left the rain deflectors separate. Gonna look into it. Hopefully Sat I get it all installed and hit the streets for reactions and maybe a few interested. Final product will look much nicer.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:51 PM   #32
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So progress is slow waiting on the fiber parts to finish production... But on to other more important and grander news!!!
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:57 PM   #33
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grander news????
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