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Old 11-10-2010, 09:15 AM   #26
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Congrats Orange Krate - that beauty will be a reality soon
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:47 AM   #27
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So close...I can't friggin sleep and my mind won't shut off. The clock is going tick tick tick and my mind is going click click click. 4 AM is just a few hours away. DOH!!!! ORANGE KRATE is calling me from Canada!!

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Old 11-15-2010, 03:01 AM   #28
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Why I like IOM...

So as I see here sleepless and think about Orange Krate and the impending birth, I also think about one of the reasons I love the color. Besides having owned a 69 SS Camaro that was hugger orange, I also took a picture about a year ago that I like because it looked like the sky was on fire with inferno orange and that locked it in for me when I saw a new IOM Camaro in person. Below is a small version of that photo. I have it on my fireplace mantle blown up to 16 x 20. I hope to one day capture a sunset like this with Orange Krate proudly displayed up close and personal.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:59 PM   #29
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UGH! Stuck on 3400... this is a hurdle.

For some reason I think being at 3400 is one of the toughest codes because you have NO clue where you are at in the factory process. You know the car is either waiting for metal stamping to begin or it is going through the final car wash and tire alignment checks. But during that time there is zero feedback in that 18 hour build. Wouldn't it be nice if you could watch your car on webcam being built! Skype for Camaros! Now that would be fun and progressive. It would be cool to be able to record your car's build onto DVD as well. Even still photos would be great. I volunteer to go to Oshawa and be the photographer! LOL

In the meantime... COME ON 3800 and VIN. Oh that elusive VIN.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:11 PM   #30
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So why the name Orange Krate?

Orange Krate was the name of a Schwinn bicycle in the mid 1960s. I had one of the first Orange Krate style bicycles and it was on that bike that I started my first business as a newpaper carrier at the age of 12. I loved that bike but outgrew it with the expansion of my paper route from 1 to 3 different routes at the same time. (I guess I understood "growth" as a business even at that young age)

There have been several cars over the years that have shared names with those famous Schwinn bikes: Orange Krate, Apple Krate, Lemon Peeler Stingray etc. My bicycle was an essential part of my life as a kid growing up, until I got a driver's license (direct correlation with weight gain!!!). I want to do my old bike honor by naming our new baby Orange Krate. Still don't know if it will be a boy or a girl and will only know after it is delivered. My hunch is a girl. Orange Krate is a unisex name so I guess it doesn't matter. LOL

Below are photos of the infamous bike. Hey check out the front sprocket! It almost looks like a Camaro wheel on the Gen 5! I thought about doing stripes like the Orange Krate bike and building a custom shifter handle like the original bike shifter. But since I got a Hurst coming I will leave it like that. Could buy a bicycle rack and throw an Orange Krate bike on there for car show and shines! Now there is an idea!

Cheers to Orange Krate and you!
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:18 AM   #31
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I have an Orange Krate reproduction as a collector bike, but I ride it all the time, and is so much fun to ride. I get nothing but looks and people always comment on how nice it is. It is a real investment, and is worth some money, and the bike shop that I got it from even wants to buy it back now! NO WAY!!!

Congrats on the Camaro, and I think the name fits perfectly!
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Orange Krate was the name of a Schwinn bicycle in the mid 1960s. I had one of the first Orange Krate style bicycles and it was on that bike that I started my first business as a newpaper carrier at the age of 12. I loved that bike but outgrew it with the expansion of my paper route from 1 to 3 different routes at the same time. (I guess I understood "growth" as a business even at that young age)
Without a doubt, one of the coolest backgrounds of a car name ever.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:02 AM   #34
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Announcement taken from the thread "TPW Week of 11/15"

ORANGE KRATE LIVES!!!!
The journey home to Mom and Dad is soon to begin. Dreams can come true it can happen to you...if your young at heart. Drinks on the house. Cigars anyone? Birth announcements pending. Next to my kids being born and marrying my wonderful wife...this is one of the happiest days of my life. Long live Chevrolet. Long live the King!


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Old 11-23-2010, 07:09 AM   #35
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One word...ECSTATIC. The notification system at CamaroTracking.Com was down for roughly 1 day and when it went back up and on the morning of 11/23 we were notified that Orange Krate came to life on 11/22 or thereabouts. More stuff to be posted soon. Immediate family notifications pending. Off to work.

Follow up: Attached is Electronic Window Sticker for ORANGE KRATE!
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:16 AM   #36
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**Un-Official Birth Certificate for ORANGE KRATE**

Here is the unofficial birth certificate drafted up for Orange Krate. It recognizes three individuals who were instrumental in the development, creation and promotion of the Gen 5 Camaro.

Sunyap Lee - Chief Designer
Al Oppenheiser - Chief Engineer
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:09 PM   #37
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Orange Krates Status up to 4B00

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Old 11-26-2010, 09:31 PM   #38
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:47 PM   #39
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Thanks Bliss and BW! I have had a number of friends now refer to Orange Krate by her name. She is starting to take on a personality and she isn't even home yet. The excitement and tension builds!
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:14 AM   #40
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Making Friends...

There are so many good people on this site I can't believe it. Good people with some real skills too. Talent to critically think, plan, fabricate, modify, build, improvise, communicate, educate; it seems endless. Of course there are bound to be a few rebels and malcontents whenever you have a wide open website with this many people on it. After being on the site for over a year and reading as much as I can each day as time permits, I can't begin to thank all those who have taught me something about this Gen 5 creation. It isn't the old GM and it's NOT your Dad's Chevy either. I hope to do good by the organization and bring as many new Gen 5 owners as I can to the site so they can share the knowledge, experiences, and comaraderie. Perhaps it should be "Camaro-aderie"!

If you are reading my thread you probably have talked to me or seen one of my posts. You may know me personally. You may have also received one of the CAM5 business cards with my screen name on it. Whenever I see a Camaro parked or someone who is driving/getting into one I try and tactfully approach them and hand them the card so they can become a part of this extended family. Energy builds energy and there is a lot of it here. Addicting is an understatement. Let the good times roll.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:21 AM   #41
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Have your cake and eat it too!

So at my last birthday (I stopped counting) my wife and daughters presented me this cake. That was last April and months before I would order our new Orange Krate. Little did I know at that time that I would be ordering so soon. I hoped it would have happened in 2009 but I had too many other obligations. Now it is a reality coming as quick as the train ride gets Orange Krate here. I think it is time to perhaps order a second cake like this so I can have Orange Krate, and eat the cake too.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:06 AM   #42
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Bayed and ready for shipment, is that at the port, railyard or Canada? If you lived in New Mexico, Texas or Colorado Id personnally get that badboy out to you, WORD (GM Supplier Car Hauler) lol. Congrats man and it will be worth the wait trust me.
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Don't know how we missed this thread. Congrats to a fellow 11/15-er.

We are waiting, not very patiently, for the delivery to the dealer. Looking like it'll be Monday.......
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Orange Krate was the name of a Schwinn bicycle in the mid 1960s. I had one of the first Orange Krate style bicycles and it was on that bike that I started my first business as a newpaper carrier at the age of 12. I loved that bike but outgrew it with the expansion of my paper route from 1 to 3 different routes at the same time. (I guess I understood "growth" as a business even at that young age)
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Here is the unofficial birth certificate drafted up for Orange Krate. It recognizes three individuals who were instrumental in the development, creation and promotion of the Gen 5 Camaro.

Sunyap Lee - Chief Designer
Al Oppenheiser - Chief Engineer
Scott Settlemire (aka FBodFather) - Manager: Chevrolet (Camaro) Shows and Exhibits
This is such a cool background and story to getting your new Camaro aptly named Orange Krate.

The wait is almost over. Your new ride will be home shortly.
Your enthusiasm is infectious. Keep the excitement rolling and get ready to enjoy the new "Camaro Lifestyle".
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I was down in Chassis ( final rolloff ) on the 22nd doing some audits and i did check out a few IOM's Maybe just Maybe i did an audit of your new Orange Krate I do know for a fact that C5 member " ORANGENL " would have been one of the last members of the build team to touch your Camaro

Thank You so much for your enthusiasm for your new Oshawa Built Camaro . I know i can speak for the entire Oshawa Build Crew in saying Thank You for supporting GM , we wish you all the best and please keep us updated with pictures when the new family addition arrives.

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Bayed and ready for shipment, is that at the port, railyard or Canada? If you lived in New Mexico, Texas or Colorado Id personnally get that badboy out to you, WORD (GM Supplier Car Hauler) lol. Congrats man and it will be worth the wait trust me.
THANKS ANDREDMG!!! It is bayed in Canada at railhead as best I can tell. Still reading through the thread. You are a good man. BTW...I am starting to train for my CDL. I won't drive commercially for a living but I do need it in my job! Trucking is awesome. "10-4" Magazine just came to my office and shot photos of our rigs and they are writing a story that may come out in Jan/Feb issue!!!! I will post up later if that happens!

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Don't know how we missed this thread. Congrats to a fellow 11/15-er.

We are waiting, not very patiently, for the delivery to the dealer. Looking like it'll be Monday.......
Thanks Swede and Blondie (Frank and Kim)!
It is so exciting to have these cars be reality in our lives. My wife is not so much a car person although she is drooling over the CLS 500 Mercedes. We are a little over a year out from our 25th wedding anniversary and who knows what she might just receive?!?! But one thing for sure... Erica is going to have some fun times with me and Orange Krate...pix and news at 11:00!!! HA HA

Best wishes to you both out there in MD! Stay warm!

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This is such a cool background and story to getting your new Camaro aptly named Orange Krate.

The wait is almost over. Your new ride will be home shortly.
Your enthusiasm is infectious. Keep the excitement rolling and get ready to enjoy the new "Camaro Lifestyle".
Enthusiasm, creativity and mission...isn't that what produces and sells Camaros? Yes sirrrreeeeee! Truth be known... I had a 1923 Model T Roadster with a 500 HP 396 cu in Chevy big block in it. I was a member of the Roam'n Relics Car Club here in Simi Valley. Was a club officer (Vice President) one year and managed the charity runs. I was also their newsletter Editor and Publisher for a number of years. That was, and is, one excellent Car Club! Fortunately and unfortunately my Camaro is not OLD IRON!

I look forward to doing more to raise money for charity with
Orange Krate. I will do whatever I can to specifically help kids and those who are really sick, down and out. I am driven as Orange Krate will be!
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I was down in Chassis ( final rolloff ) on the 22nd doing some audits and i did check out a few IOM's Maybe just Maybe i did an audit of your new Orange Krate I do know for a fact that C5 member " ORANGENL " would have been one of the last members of the build team to touch your Camaro

Thank You so much for your enthusiasm for your new Oshawa Built Camaro . I know i can speak for the entire Oshawa Build Crew in saying Thank You for supporting GM , we wish you all the best and please keep us updated with pictures when the new family addition arrives.

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Mike,
Thank you so much for this particular entry into my journal. There can never be enough credit to the men and women behind the scenes that keep the "Mother Ship" humming. It takes a finely oiled machine to run smoothly and keep product moving out the other end. I very much appreciate your time, attention and comments on this blog as I know you are one busy individual with alot on his plate. I share my Camaro 5 and Orange Krate production stories with my crew at work in hopes that our team continues with the same type of energy, motivation and success that the Oshawa family is leading the way with for GM. My team received "Employees of the Month" and "Employees of the Year" status here at the County of Los Angeles. I am as proud of them as I am my family and yours!

Bless you all and be safe!

Jim and Erica

PS - if you need a warm sweater or coat let me know! It is way down in the low 60's here in So Cal!!! Brrrrrrrrr!
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I'm VERY EXCITED for you!!!

I can't wait to be going threw the excitement that you have been going threw once I finally order my car wich will probably be the beginning of the New Year

I have already spent a small fortune on things I want to put on my car like Full Vortech YSI package from Jannetty, Kooks Exaust, Air Lift Suspension and D2 Wheels. So that has been tieing me over for now.

Are you planning on doing anything to your car or just going to enjoy it the way it comes?
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