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Old 12-03-2010, 10:20 AM   #76
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Mira Loma staged and ready!

Orange Krate Update:
My buddy Dave has a friend who is a trucker out of the Southern California Vehicle Distribution Center in Mira Loma. Dave's friend passed this along to Dave this morning:


...there are 3 orange Camaros in the Mira Loma distribution center ready to go to dealers, and one in their yard going out today, but no photos to confirm.

The waiting game continues!
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #77
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:53 PM   #78
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Where are you baby???

It is overcast and gray here no rain and it is warmer! STILL no sign of Orange Krate!!!

I think I am the last of the 11/15 thread to take delivery. Did you know that Orange Krate now weighs 5800 pounds... because of all the sitting around and no exercise, she continues to grow toward that Svelt Suburban curb weight. I guess I will have to run some of that weight off once she arrives.

I am ready to send out a search party but I am afraid they will find her and take off to Vegas for the weekend!!!
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:51 PM   #79
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Getting close my man! I wish I could deliver it for you just call me Dr Dre lol and it would be a breached delivery as well arse first cus Id have it on the tail end of the semi to make sure she was the first vehicle off.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:16 AM   #80
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Getting close my man! I wish I could deliver it for you just call me Dr Dre lol and it would be a breached delivery as well arse first cus Id have it on the tail end of the semi to make sure she was the first vehicle off.

Thanks Andredmg! I would use a skycrane on this car to get it off the trailer if I could! Man this is tough labor. We are into overtime hours now!!!
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:17 AM   #81
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Dang, I was hoping to see pictures! My car made it to a railyard within 10 miles of my house but was still on the train. It then literally went down tracks 300 yards from my house and then finally ended up 130 miles from my house before they unloaded it.................... sucks!

I hope you have it soon - can't wait to see her!
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:27 PM   #82
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Dang, I was hoping to see pictures! My car made it to a railyard within 10 miles of my house but was still on the train. It then literally went down tracks 300 yards from my house and then finally ended up 130 miles from my house before they unloaded it.................... sucks! I hope you have it soon - can't wait to see her!
Thanks Little Rock! Here is a little exchange between me and one of the other TPW 11/15 folks! HA HA

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Old 12-05-2010, 08:51 AM   #83
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Nice thread. So did your 2011 SS make it to you? Hope you love it.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:23 PM   #84
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Orange Krate STILL not home! :(

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Nice thread. So did your 2011 SS make it to you? Hope you love it.
Our beloved Orange Krate is still MIA, at least from the Dealer lot. We know where she is but the 100 mile ride by car carrier is still anyone's guess. I am now in Maryland on business and won't be home until Wednesday night. My newest best friend at the dealer says he will take photos of her coming off the transport if she arrives while I am away. I still have to sign the contract before they will paint the GFX. But I am not signing a thing until I see Orange Krate up close and personal and know it is MY NEXT OF KIN!!! I will post here and to all my friends via PM as soon as she arrives!
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:51 PM   #85
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Orange Krate no longer MIA!!!!

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... I give you (the cell phone version) Orange Krate!!! Turns out he is really a boy. He was delivered to the dealer this day at noontime on a Chinese junk coming around the Horn of Africa in typhoon season! Nonetheless he is here in one piece. Since I am in Maryland until Wednesday there won't be any good photos til then. I still have to sign the sales contract and then they will paint the ground effects and install them.

I am so excited that...oh never mind. More to come. There will be bubble gum cigars if I can find some to purchase.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:02 PM   #86
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Hot Damn! Your in business! Can't wait to see some good shots of the boy!
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:13 PM   #87
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:59 PM   #88
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:41 PM   #89
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YIPEE!!! Congrats Orange Krate, It was a long time coming, and I am excited to see what it will look like when you get the ground effects installed!
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:15 AM   #90
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Hot Damn! Your in business! Can't wait to see some good shots of the boy!
I plan on getting some good shots as well as a music video will be done by a buddy and myself. It will be HD and should turn out OK.

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HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT'S A BOY FROM MARYLAND ??????
It has grande huevos!The dealer told me he looked under the car and it has a nice set hanging. I don't know why he was peeking! HA HA

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Thanks BigBlock! I wish I had the old Rat Motor 427 that was in my 66 Chevelle. I might just do something insane down the road! LOL
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YIPEE!!! Congrats Orange Krate, It was a long time coming, and I am excited to see what it will look like when you get the ground effects installed!
Ground effects arrived a couple of days ago but they wont start the paint job until I get home and sign the papers! Cant blame them. I will do the paperwork and then go to the AAA and get the license plates which have been on hold for 6 months. Will defer putting on front plate until I can procure my electric hide a plate. First order of business is dashmat and floor mats. Then I will pursue the gold pearl ghost stripes. So many things to do and so little time.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:09 AM   #91
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Orange Krate.....It's always greate to see other folks share my passion of quality cars. I too, appreciate the C5 website and the great information we share. I have had my 2SS/RS for over a year, and still look back ( with admiration ) every time I park this amazing car. I remember my order process as if it were yerterday. I even drove up to the Railhead in San Antonio, just to get a glance of her as she came off the railcar. Then I had to wait another 3 days for it to come down to my dealer. That was the worst part. Couldn't sleep or concentrate on work. I had it really bad. I recently turned 60, but every time I feel that power, i'm 25 all over again.
WELCOME and most of us share your passion. Be safe and your profession is greatly appreciated.
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I'm excited to see the ghost stripes! Do you have a sample or picture of the color of the stripes?
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:00 PM   #93
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STRIPE PLANS

I seem to have misplaced the link so I am reposting. This is the type of paint color, perhaps a variation of these "old school" stripes will be painted. I love this scheme because it is subtle and doesnt take away from the cars color.

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Old 12-07-2010, 07:26 PM   #94
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I have an issue tonight. I just got some cell phone pics from my wife who went to see the car. The dealer in their excitement to get my car ready, literally jumped ahead and detailed it and PUT ON A FRONT LICENSE BRACKET!!!! I specifically told them to NOT install it and it was written down. I am pleased with the cars looks even from afar but I am truly fuming about this issue. Deal breaker? Heck no. But it is very disappointing because I have a plan for the car and now I have a bumper with HOLES!!!

UPDATE: Solution and win/win... since I have GFX it would appear the car is going to be too low to have the electric hide-a-plate. So I am going to have the dealer pull the bumper license bracket and shoot it IOM the same time the do the GFX painting. I think that will eliminate some of my frustration and also keep me compliant with Cali laws.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:34 PM   #95
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I have an issue tonight. I just got some cell phone pics from my wife who went to see the car. The dealer in their excitement to get my car ready, literally jumped ahead and detailed it and PUT ON A FRONT LICENSE BRACKET!!!! I specifically told them to NOT install it and it was written down. I am pleased with the cars looks even from afar but I am truly fuming about this issue. Deal breaker? Heck no. But it is very disappointing because I have a plan for the car and now I have a bumper with HOLES!!!

UPDATE: Solution and win/win... since I have GFX it would appear the car is going to be too low to have the electric hide-a-plate. So I am going to have the dealer pull the bumper license bracket and shoot it IOM the same time the do the GFX painting. I think that will eliminate some of my frustration and also keep me compliant with Cali laws.
Sweet! Kim threatened our salesman enough that he made sure noone put a plate mount on the front.

Beautiful!!
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:41 PM   #96
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Boy I feel better

I saw the post about having the front
license bracket installed and I thought

OH NO!!

All this time waiting and then this:(, but
it sounds like everything will work out just
fine What a relief

Congrats Orange Krate, she's a beauty
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:38 AM   #97
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Orange Krates Sneak Run...

BTW... Guess who drove their brand new Camaro for the first time and filled her up with premium today? Me!

After 32 years without my Camaro, a new Orange Krate is walking into my life (and Erica's). I finally have my PERMAGRIN BACK!!! And folks it is contagious! Erica snuck over to the dealer while I was out of town and had a photo taken and she is ALL grins.

Orange Krate is having the GFX match painted and installed this week at the dealer, then I will take him home permanently. I have scored all the documentation I could lay my hands on.

The dealership DIDN'T have to let me drive the car today because technically I have not given them the check for it, although I signed a contract which works. All of the final details should occur Friday if the sun, moon and stars line up.

All I can tell you is the odometer was at 8 miles and unfortunately I didn't have my Nikon with me to take quality photos because I didn't know any of this was going to come about as I arrived home from my trip. I snuck in about another 4 miles with my new bestest buddy Dave Perry (Customer Service Manager) by my side. Orange Krate was very responsive and agile IMHO. It feels darn good to be in a car that has some muscle and built by caring people in Oshawa!

BTW... I am going to write up a brief synopsis of the exchange between myself, my salesman Dave and the OnStar customer service rep "Natasha". It was hilarious! All three of us were in stiches and now the permagrin has effected her...where else...IN ONTARIO, CANADA!!! Sheesh you Canadians are all over this car!

Well it is now 12:43 AM and I have to get up in about 4 hours. I have been up 18 hours since leaving Maryland this AM so I am off to zzzzz land to dream of Orange Krate and cruising the countryside!
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JUST BECAUSE!!! No reason...

You ever work on your car and... any mechanic will understand this photo!
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Congratulations Orange Krate he looks sweet! I thought it might be a miscarriage for a minute.
Maybe get them to paint a few items inside the engine compartment as well as the license plate holder for the circumcision on that poor bumper.

Waiting for our cars to arrive reminds me of poker- countless time spent in complete boredom punctuated by sickening horror.
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Gorgeous car! I guess you beat me to the line! Dealer called tonite and i was at work and couldnt answer.... when i called back it was too late. I actually drove to my dealer tonite after work and obviously everyone was gone....

But...

There was a tractor trailer who was unloading some vehicles!! The guy wasnt around or else i would have asked him if he dropped off an IBM LT RS...

Now i cant sleep! Put more pics of your car, that color is sweet as hell!

Btw, you need to change that "Coming soon"! =D
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