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Old 12-19-2010, 01:41 AM   #171
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Stickers and Tags

Some of the obscure stuff that comes with a vehicle have absolutely NO USE to the owner unless they are a car finatic. In fact, most people take these tidbits out of the car and toss them just as quick as they can. Best advice is to create a folder or book with plastic sheet holders and place these keepsakes along with the maintenance records (NO GREASE PLEASE!) away in a safe temperature and UV ray controlled location.

Orange Krate came with a number of stickers and tags. I have photographed them all as a way to provide a reference for those who may have bought a Camaro (new or used) and do not know what was suppose to come with the car, or were lost prior to their taking ownership of the vehicle.
  • WINDOW STICKER as seen in post above
  • Stock Number on card stock - matches key tags
  • Green Environmental Performance Tag (Calif ARB)
  • Vehicle Airbag Warning Sticker
  • Onstar "ON" sticker
  • California Temp Registraton Window Sticker
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:44 AM   #172
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I agree they need to have a better item to place things in than a stupid plastic bag. It's cheap wouldn't you say? Btw did you get your Oshawa build sheet? I got one with mine.. I believe that's what it's called.. I have to take a look and supply a picture. Get back to you in 8 hours! lol
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:40 AM   #173
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I agree they need to have a better item to place things in than a stupid plastic bag. It's cheap wouldn't you say? Btw did you get your Oshawa build sheet? I got one with mine.. I believe that's what it's called.. I have to take a look and supply a picture. Get back to you in 8 hours! lol
I have it but I need to carefully unstaple and scan the stuff. All the other docs and tags I photographed with my Nikon. I also got something that is of interest... the original dealers invoice copy! I have not seen anyone with this before. As Sgt Schultz use to say on Hogan's Heroes... "I know nothing!!"
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:21 PM   #174
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ORANGE KRATE...what a great story. I just read the whole thing and was grinning the entire time. What a great early Christmas gift from your wife! I have to tell you, my wife was the impetus for me to buy my Camaro as well. You have inspired me to add to my post some more of the back story on my wife's encouragement. Great tale! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:37 PM   #175
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ORANGE KRATE...what a great story. I just read the whole thing and was grinning the entire time. What a great early Christmas gift from your wife! I have to tell you, my wife was the impetus for me to buy my Camaro as well. You have inspired me to add to my post some more of the back story on my wife's encouragement. Great tale! Thanks for sharing.


Thanks for stopping in Bumblbe! I appreciate the comments. As soon as the weather clears up and gets warmer and a bit dryer I plan on taking Orange Krate out with my wife and shooting some good photos of both beauties! So many possibilities and so little time! Come back and visit our journal as I update stories and photos. Cheers to you and yours this holiday season!
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:26 AM   #176
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Mother Nature...

Can sure throw a wrench into all things planned and everything that is weak! Since bringing Orange Krate home I have been able to drive him a whopping 2 days! Whoopee! We continue to have wet weather on tap for the rest of the week. I would sure love to take him out and put some more fun and bright cheery daytime miles on.

What is ahead through Christmas? Rain, rain and more rain. The good news is there is NO snow here where I live (yet). But that does happen about once every blue moon. I am out the door now headed into work (60 miles away) and can't wait to fight LA traffic in this weather. BTW did I say Southern Californians can't drive in the rain? All nutz out there!
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:40 PM   #177
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Post Production Documentation

There are several other pieces of documentation that I will add here. Some I do not have at time of this posting.

1. GM GLOBAL CONNECT - A summary of components and documentation of build including warranty information etc.

2. DEALER INVOICE
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3. EVENT HISTORY
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:49 AM   #178
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Add - License Plate Brackets

Picked up these temporary license plate brackets with plastic insert lexan protectors. Still waiting for my personalized plates. In California I have to wait for the initial issued plates to come to my house then I go to the AAA Club of So Cal and turn in my original plates and pick up my personalized plates which have been waiting for me at AAA for 6 months!! Although I do not really want a front plate, I am not going to have some chickensh@#$t ticket for failure to display! I have professional reasons for that decision. Here is the new adds done up tonight.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:57 AM   #179
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Lightbulb Custom Orange Krate storage box

Orange Krate - How fortuitous! My work group received a new simulated wooden crate filled with popcorn bags. I dispersed the bags of corn and was able to keep the wooden crate for myself. I have a plan to convert it to a real Orange Krate storage box for my trunk. It will hold minor detailing supplies and carry various items when I go to events. I will post finished photos after first of the year, when I finish this little project. In the meantime here is the original unadulterated Orange Krate!

12/26/10 - Update... I sanded and stained the mini Orange Krate tonight. I will be sanding and spraying more tomorrow.

12/27/10 - Update... Sanded and second coated the clear coat sealer.

12/29/10 - Masked and painted the top center wood slat glossy orange.

Next step is painting "Orange Krate" in matching white script like Schwinn bike!
TOP SCRIPT IS ORIGINAL BIKE SCRIPT
BOTTOM IS MY FREE HAND SCRIPT PAINTING

Still not liking the quality so I sanded off the orange and resprayed. I did another letter job and this time used a little better brush. I need a pinstriping brush and may end up doing this lettering again. It is the first time I have ever lettered anything so... it is what it is. UGH!!! I totally respect pinstripers!

01/12/11 - Final Update
OK I finally finished the detail supplies box to be placed in the trunk and carried to and fro for show and shine events. I will have to put something in the bottom of the wooden Orange Krate to make sure nothing spills in trunk.I think a Camaro Easy Up and chairs is next item to consider. Perhaps a car cover for the garage.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:34 PM   #180
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First Decent Day in So Cal in 2 weeks!

I had an opportunity to take Orange Krate to work today. First time in a couple of weeks because of all the rain. He just keeps feeling stronger every trip, His odometer now reads 325 miles. If I could have taken this cell photo about 2 weeks ago with my Nikon it would have been epic because the leaves looked like they were on fire and matched the paint of the car. Orange Krate had a good day and so did I.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:57 AM   #181
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First time out with the wife - alone!

It was Christmas Day and my wife and I decided to sneak out of the house given all the usual racket, and take a spin in the freshly detailed Orange Krate. We were gone about 1 hour and made a circuit from home to the San Fernando Valley down to Van Nuys and across on the 101 Freeway north to Thousand Oaks and back home to Simi Valley over Route 23. We had a good time and at first my wife said "she fills a little rough." She was referring to the idle. I told her it was because the car had been sitting, it was cold and the fact is the engine is still tighter then heck! Orange Krate now has about 450 miles on the odometer and after running down the highway for a few minutes the car settled right out and laid down nicely. It is truly a pleasurable car to drive and when you test the accelerator pedal this car really is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. What a personality! As usual, today there were yet more people trying to egg Orange Krate into a road race!!! What is up with people? Get this... a white custom 2010 Landrover, a 2008 Mustang, and another 2007 BMW... all trying to tempt Orange Krate into wasting fuel and reputation! HA HA Ain't gonna happen. We got home just in time and got Orange Krate tucked away as it started to rain AGAIN!!! I also got a claybar kit today and already finished the hood! It looks and feels fan-flippin' tastic!!!
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:20 AM   #182
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An old friend united...

Because this is a public blog I won't go into specific detail, but today I had something happen to me that made my life that much more complete. I got to make another check on my "bucket list".

My new "good friend" (Orange Krate), and I took a ride and by chance happened to turn down a long ago traveled street. As I rounded the corner there sitting in a pickup truck was a long time friend I hadn't personally seen in 30 years. I immediately stopped and climbed out of Orange Krate, and walked up to my friend and we hugged each other like long lost siblings.

My friend had a '68 RS 350 Camaro and I had the big brother '69 SS 396 species. We use to cruise all over town and would get together on occasion and spend good times, stories, music and more.

I took a photo of my good friend standing with Orange Krate, and who is probably reading this story now, but I promised I would not post the photo. To my friend I have and will always be true and I do keep my word. But I did want to acknowledge how special this day was and I feel had it not been for Orange Krate it would not have happened.

I played a hunch and it paid off in spades
!!! Happy Trails dear friend.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:19 AM   #183
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Had to do it... it was sunny and warm! 700 miles.

OK, I admit it. The walls were coming in around me and it was literally like a spring day in Los Angeles. It is the calm before another rain storm due to hit tomorrow night. I had to take a chance and drive Orange Krate to work and it paid off. I worked through lunch and then took the afternoon off (I never do this!) and headed to Zuma Beach. The outside temperature was 69 degrees and calm wind. Catalina Island was very clearly visible for miles. Orange Krate felt like modeling even although he had only been detailed with clay and wax on the the hood, roof and trunk lid thus far. We left Zuma and headed north on PCH only to discover it was shut down between the LA County line and Mugu Rock due to a rockslide. I to turned around and headed back south on PCH, diverted and took the 14 mile infamous and winding Decker Canyon Road. For those of you who have heard of Mulholland Drive, this road puts Mulholland to shame in many ways. Orange Krate handled like the champ he is and he didn't even break a sweat on the switchbacks and hairpins. I love this car more and more every time I drive it.

And now for the jewels from the beach (posted below).
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:34 AM   #184
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Car looks beautiful! Amazing pictures up against the beach. BTW i love the hurst badge on the trunk, very well done.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:50 AM   #185
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Car looks beautiful! Amazing pictures up against the beach. BTW i love the hurst badge on the trunk, very well done.
I never play hooky and today was one of those days where the sun, moon, and stars lined up, I threw caution to the wind and took some of my comp time and hit the road. It was a PERFECT afternoon. It is going to be a wetter week here so I took full advantage of this Indian Summer day. Thanks for stopping in to Orange Krate's home.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:06 PM   #186
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Car looks great! Do you still have an Orange Krate bike, or plan on getting one again? Would be great to see some pix of the bike next to that car!

Here's one I photoshopped awhile back. Took fenders off bike to see how it would look. Gotta love those old Krates! Coolest bike ever made....I have a repro Apple Krate currently, and hope to get a real one someday.

Orange Krate is lookin' Good
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:45 PM   #187
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Car looks great! Do you still have an Orange Krate bike, or plan on getting one again? Would be great to see some pix of the bike next to that car!

Here's one I photoshopped awhile back. Took fenders off bike to see how it would look. Gotta love those old Krates! Coolest bike ever made....I have a repro Apple Krate currently, and hope to get a real one someday.

Orange Krate is lookin' Good

WOW! That is hot. Thanks for sharing. I don't have a Krate but if I could buy an Orange Krate bike I would consider it. However, the only ones I have seen were selling between $800-$1000!!!
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