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Old 09-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Phantom.5's Ghost-Rider

Welcome to my build thread. Slowly but surely mods are getting done.
My car is a one of one according to the folks at GM so I decided that all the mods have to be done in such a way that the car can always be put back to bone stock. I also want to design and fabricate as much as possible, the rest will be total bolt ons.

Here we go!!!!!

One of the first mods is tricking out some bling pieces.
The R+D center I work at has some neat equipment so I employed part of that in the build.
I Blue anodized some medium thickness aluminum, from there I set up the engraving machine in our sign shop and taught myself to use it.
I created the logos and designs for the center console, the build tag, the engine cover pieces and brake booster cap.
The booster cap was a Mr. Gasket part that was scratched when I bought it. I sandblasted it and engraved a new design on it.
The Engine cover I routered out and replaced with aircraft grade lexan (heat concerns). I returned to our sign shop and I etched the camaro design into it for back lighting. Blue leds handle the mood lighting.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Stieger.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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tho...i get to see it in person
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #5
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:59 PM   #6
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Nice work! Creative.

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Old 09-14-2011, 10:12 PM   #7
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:25 PM   #8
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Heres some pics of my engraver doing its thing.
The hardest part is the set up in the program, have to be part graphic artist and part IT Tech.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:27 PM   #9
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Did the exhaust a while back, waited to see if I was going to like it, had to get rid of the AFM so it didnt sound like crud on the highway.



Apologeese for my excitable friend.

There are a host of pics I took with write ups under them when selected, I wont put up each one here but go to this link for the details.

http://s38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t%20BLUE-BOOK/

Hope these help others. Streetsideauto.com gave me the best price and service.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #10
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Finished the ABS and Brake Booster covers.

Fabricated it in my shop at work
Painted and ready for airbrush


The finished product with Ghost-Rider on the top
and Mephostopholees (played by Peter Fonda) on the front.
(Trivia: Peter Fonda signed my 72 Polara CopCar, he drove one in the movie "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" during a stunt scene....said he remembered the cars well)


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Old 09-15-2011, 07:46 PM   #11
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Almost forgot, the interior LEDS are done, I wired them to the dome circut so they dim with the dome light.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:51 PM   #12
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I was playing with the 69 RS idea...EPIC FAIL!!!


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Old 09-15-2011, 07:59 PM   #13
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I started on the Revolutions Styling reverse hood hinge today, I bought a spare radiator filler support because it has to be modified with notches (Remember the car has to be able to go stock at any time).
This also allows me to paint it ABM to match the car and will save time when I go to swap everything over.
Dean and Tommy at Revolution produce a very professional kit,
the hardware is excellent quality and the metal assemblies are BEEFY!
I skipped thru the directions which use "Real-Time" photos so there is no guessing.


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Old 09-15-2011, 08:04 PM   #14
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looking good so far. Question though, what do you mean your car is one of one? Besides the obvious that it's the only one of it's kind. I just mean like, what is different about her that makes her so unique (besides being ABM).
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:21 PM   #15
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looking good so far. Question though, what do you mean your car is one of one? Besides the obvious that it's the only one of it's kind. I just mean like, what is different about her that makes her so unique (besides being ABM).
I ordered it as close to COPO specs as I could, all motor-no frills
When broken down by one of our members in Oshawa (Hopper) it comes out like this:

ABMs produced-3903

of those only 89 have Beige leather (ambient light in blue)
(also gives you the sand colored interior accents)

delete the RS package and its down to 17

delete the sunroof and its down to 5

with auto trans makes it 3

I didnt upgrade the wheels so the stock 20 inchers brings it to one.

It was one of the last 10 ABM to leave Oshawa.

My original plan was to go wild with wide-body kits and ACS components until I learned what I had.
Now I have to buy a 2012 for that, the good news is I can do a convertible version now or send it to West Coast Customs for a T-top conversion.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:28 PM   #16
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Ah OK. That's pretty cool that yours is so unique. +1 for the 2012
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:22 AM   #17
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looking good! now if i can get you to make a few pieces for the TA that would be sweet!
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:37 AM   #18
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Looking Good Man Exhaust sounds much better! I've got some plans too! I got to wait till next week to start playing with the car and save some capital first. It's time to make use of the Vararam and install it myself with some custom hardware. Then send it to the tune shop to get it done right.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:55 AM   #19
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Despite all the stuff to do this weekend I managed to sqweek out some time
to get the stripes finished and the support cover painted.
Thanks go out to Jim S and his wife Mellisa, also to George for spiffing up Ghost-Rider..

The RIDER-GRAPHIX stripes went on great.....Recommended +1
You may notice that the hood "Spears" match the Rider Graphix kit....
This was done by the talented mind of Jim Signorelli....
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:14 PM   #21
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Took a couple more today.



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Old 09-18-2011, 09:16 PM   #22
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Outstanding!! love it.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:23 PM   #23
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AWE man cool plate you have............I just ran it thru NYSDMV..Not available (Dang it).
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #24
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Looks great. Thanks for the pics.....
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Looks great. Thanks for the pics.....
Thanks for the awsome graphix....
Had alot of questions on where I got them...I ought to snag a few of your bizz cards.
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