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Old 06-26-2011, 06:07 PM   #409
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There you go Jim. Glad to see you're finally able to do what you want with the car. You might have to stop by the store one day so I can hear those beasts in person. So have you installed your new tail lights in yet? Do I see pearl stripes in the future?
Hey Marcus! I am waiting for the LEDs. They are under high demand. Should arrive in August. Stripes are in the works. Waiting for painter to finish more samples. He has switched paint suppliers and is getting a feel for the nuances of PPG. He had a dead ringer for the IOM color. The test hood looked like a panel off of my car. Perfect match!
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:35 PM   #410
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Happy 4th of July!

Wishing all Veterans, their families and significant others a wonderful July 4th holiday weekend. Thank you for your service, your sacrifices, and all you do. Just reflecting on where we would be without your dedication and skills.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:31 AM   #411
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Hi Jim,
Hope you had a great 4th. Just caught up on your thread few weeks back, and was glad to see you ran with my idea for some matching orange shoes! They look great, and in fact you inspired me to look for some orange Vans for myself....I didn't have luck finding in my size, so was looking at having to custom order, and wait 8+ weeks...Thought I'd check out Converse site, and discovered they have even more customization options, allowing you to chose white/black soles, thread color, etc, etc...only for $62-75 in low/hi-top styles, delivered in only 3-4 weeks! Monogram option at no extra cost. Just thought you'd like to see sample of what can be done in case you're looking to add second pair. The orange stitch on black looks very sharp. (I'm about to order the other one shown) Here's link-http://www.converse.com/?csid=1#/pro...ne/scratch/all

(canvas shoe's shown are "Skid Grip CVO", and the best canvas hi-top, IMO is "Poorman Weapon" . Both styles shown on webpage 2 of their custom site...The other shoes are either suede or have the goofy toe bumper)
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:13 AM   #412
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Hi Jim,
Hope you had a great 4th. Just caught up on your thread few weeks back, and was glad to see you ran with my idea for some matching orange shoes! They look great, and in fact you inspired me to look for some orange Vans for myself...
Good stuff! I am looking at a set of those high tops for support of my old weary ankles! LOL Thanks for the link.

I spent the holiday weekend with my wife up in the Buellton/Solvang area of northern Santa Barbara County. I towed the 5th wheel up there and we just basked in the quiet serene tranquility of the Santa Ynez Valley. This area is IDEAL for a cruise in a muscle car, street rod, hot rod or motorcycle. It is sprinkled with wineries, cuisine, quaint shops and off the road places to explore. It is inland from the northern Santa Barbara coast about 20 miles. Hot during the day with cool evenings to sleep good in. If one is lucky they can witness up close and personal, a rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base which is right on the coast. Solvang is a MUST see! Next week Prince William and Katherine ("Kate") will be visiting the same area!!!

Google "Solvang" and look at photos and you will see a rich Danish enclave! My wife and I have talked about retiring there!

It reminds me of transplanting Orange Krate to a new home and a moniker like this:

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Old 07-08-2011, 03:54 PM   #413
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Exclamation Orange Krate Gets Tint!

Today was the big day. I made an appointment with Discount Mobile Window Tinting. Ron Dugar showed up exactly as scheduled. He sized up Orange Krate, we talked about tint types and quality and I decided to go with a medium tint since it is hard enough to see out the back window. Not that it does any good! LOL It doesn't matter when you are pulling away from Mustangs and Challengers!

Ron had the job done in no time. Right in my driveway. The window tinting really changes the appearance for the better I think. I only did the passenger side windows and rear window. I don't feel like fighting window tinting issues with the local gendarms. Here are three cell phone photos of the finished project. I can tell the car is cooler already in the hot summer Southern California sun. The tint is LLumar and it has lifetime warranty. Discount Window Tinting travels all over the place to do onsite jobs. I was referred to them by my buddy who is a manager at a local car dealer. They have been using them for years. I now know why.

http://www.discountwindowtinting.com

Oh... I almost forgot... talk about ticked off, the night before last I went to visit my Great Aunt. I parked on the street and her neighbors sprinklers came on (coincidence?) and wiped out the wax job on Orange Krate. I had to spend a couple of hours today doing damage control. UGH! But at least Orange Krate has new tinting now!
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:55 PM   #414
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She's looking great Jim. Just slowly completing that checklist of mods. I love the way tint makes cars look especially the Camaro. Now just waiting for the LED tails.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:51 AM   #415
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She's looking great Jim. Just slowly completing that checklist of mods. I love the way tint makes cars look especially the Camaro. Now just waiting for the LED tails.
You and me both! I saw them in person on a Camaro at Camfest II and they are awesome! Erica liked them too. I talked to Jim's Tire today and they have the OEM rims for the Camaro that are chromed! That is going to happen as well. I was doing a little research and found out the tire pressure microswitchs in the wheels go for about $65.00 each. I have a spare set on the extra set of wheels and tires I bought. I could be getting those chrome wheels real soon! It will be about $780.00 with tax. I really want my stripes!!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:47 PM   #416
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Overnight Trip

We just got back from Solvang where we did a quick 24 hour trip. My cousin, her daughter and grand daughter flew in from Kentucky to stay with my Great Aunt and her visiting daughter from Oregon(another cousin). A mini family reunion of some of the females from my maternal side of the family.

I was the only testosterone on the trip...be that as it may. Anyway, 8 of us ended up at a nice quaint hotel called the Royal Copenhagen Inn in downtown Solvang (Google it!). We then had a great dinner at AJ Spurs Restaurant followed by a tour of downtown Solvang and then a trip out to the Chumash Casino. This trip is most excellent for a road trip for Camaros! It is the perfect jaunt out from Los Angeles!

Next month I will be uploading a SPECIAL post featuring my Great Aunt Lois. I know all the readers of the Orange Krate journal will be pleasantly surprised by what I post. It is gonna be FUN piece!

Ya'll have a great week ahead.

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Old 07-11-2011, 01:05 AM   #417
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MUSTANG ASSEMBLY LINE - FLAT ROCK MICHIGAN

I thought you all would like to see the new Mustangs coming off the assembly line at the new Mustang production facility in Flat Rock, Michigan.

http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?video_id=S4KrIMZpwCY

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Old 07-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #418
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A MUST READ!!!!!

Now this is some funny stuff here! I don't care who you are! I wonder if this individual is a Camaro 5 member! ROFLMAO!!!!



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/170650112633#vi-content


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Old 07-15-2011, 07:08 PM   #419
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Now this is some funny stuff here! I don't care who you are! I wonder if this individual is a Camaro 5 member! ROFLMAO!!!!



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thats awsome!
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:32 PM   #420
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Now this is some funny stuff here! I don't care who you are! I wonder if this individual is a Camaro 5 member! ROFLMAO!!!!



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/170650112633#vi-content


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Now that is creativity at its finest! GREAT find! Definitely made my weekend
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Now that is creativity at its finest! GREAT find! Definitely made my weekend
Even my wife found it humorous! It was sent to me by a friend from work. He knows how much I worship my Orange Krate! Just came in the house from detailing. Getting ready for the Turbonetics sponsored Gen 5 car show tomorrow! Yippee!
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:34 AM   #424
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TURBONETICS OPEN HOUSE!

Yesterday (Saturday, July 17th) a group of Gen 5 Camaros rode deep into Simi Valley to the Turbonetics Headquarters and Assembly Plant. What a good turnout for the predicted "Carmageddon Weekend". Well those traffic nightmares didn't occur and it turned into Carmaheaven at Turbonetics as we all enjoyed free lunch, raffles, a visit by a special guest...none other than the original "Bumblebee" from Transformers III movie and much more. I have posted up some photos at this link.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158288

Everyone had a great time and Reggie from Turbonetics did a heck of a job putting this event together and getting everyone in and satisfied for the duration of the event. As his post stated...he was exhausted. I think most of us were after all the activities. The weather cooperated, the music and eye candy was most exceptional.

Since I posted photos and video at the link above I will only post one special photo here. The grand daddy of all Gen 5's is sitting next to your's truly.

Thanks Turbonetics and thanks Chevrolet Engineers and Oshawa Production for such a fantastic car!

PS - Thanks Mike Judge (Super 60), everyone took an active interest in the Lithograph #182 and the models send their love! (see photos at link above)
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PERMAGRINS AND BROTHERS RUN DEEP!

Sometimes families have sibling rivalries and or complete meltdowns. I am fortunate to have 3 siblings that I love and I know they love me. We grew up in a great town and had wonderful parents. The down side is I don't get to see my brother and sisters very often because we are all busy trying to survive and live in different towns.

Yesterday after the Turbonetics Open House I left and drove to my brother's house in the next town over and we set out for an early evening with my brother taking some classic photos of Orange Krate at Point Mugu Rock on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH Highway 1). This spot has had numerous car commercials shot there. We were hoping to catch the perfect light and Mother Nature did not let us down.

I had no less than three different couples come over and absolutely go ga-ga over Orange Krate. He sat there proudly smiling with that big toothy grill. The driver, me, was also sporting a mondo sized Permagrin. The weather was perfect and afterward my brother and I headed south on PCH to the LA/Ventura County line for some fresh clam chowder at an old roadside restaurant called "Neptunes Net". It is a landmark establishment and has been there for decades. It says it is in Malibu at their website but it is much farther north! Trust me on this one.

http://www.neptunesnet.com

Sadly, in my over tired state I brushed slightly against a curb leaving the restaurant in the dark and scratched the right rear rim. My brother was surprised at how calm I was. Inside I was totally ticked at myself but my mind said... hey it could have been worse. PCH is unforgiving with the vehicle accidents that occur on that stretch of highway. It is a true blood alley at times. I will fix my beloved Orange Krate post haste. Not to worry. But I had to vent about it here.

At any rate, I have good memories with my brother Randy (a good photographer) and we look forward to more cockpit time together running down the road listening to the Eagles, loving the So Cal beaches and scenery. More to come soon!

Thanks Randy for being a great brother for over 50 years!!! (Are we really that old??)


Enjoy Orange Krate at Point Mugu*.
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*The last photo is stock from internet. This is a generic photo of "Mugu Rock" which is located between Point Mugu Naval Air Station to the north and Sycamore Canyon Park and Thornhill Broome State Beach to the south.
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