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Old 04-23-2012, 10:13 PM   #126
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[/QUOTE]I'm trying to get a custom grille from a member on here. If it were ZL1 vs. Heritage grille, I personally would go with the Heritage grille. The ZL1 grille would look weird without a ZL1 front end in my opinion.

Even then, a ZL1 front end with the Heritage grille looks sweet!

So if I were to do it on my 45th, I'd do a Heritage grille.[/QUOTE]

I thought that too, until I saw some of the customized ZL1 grilles... now im all up in the air!
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #127
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I thought that too, until I saw some of the customized ZL1 grilles... now im all up in the air!
I haven't seen any yet. A ZL1 grill on a regular SS or V6 bumper? Sounds odd but I'm sure it looks ok.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:25 PM   #128
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Awesome story man! My parents like to surprise me from time to time, so I know how that feels! Good parents you got there

Did you get used to the visibility pretty quickly? I hear it is not THAT bad...
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:28 PM   #129
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218201

Pretty nice I think.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:36 PM   #130
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Awesome story man! My parents like to surprise me from time to time, so I know how that feels! Good parents you got there

Did you get used to the visibility pretty quickly? I hear it is not THAT bad...
Thanks man, I totally agree

And the visibility is not bad at all. People complain but that's usually RIGHT when they get the car or when they don't own one and sit in it. It might take a bit of getting used to at first, but after a week or two it's easy as pie. Also, there's not really blind spots unless you come up to a "Y" shaped road, like a road with the a fork. Then if you have to look back and to your right, THAT can be a PITA, haha.

Otherwise, no problems at all.
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Hmmmm, that is nice, but specifically cause of the painted touch I think. I'm not sure how it would look on the 45th.

Maybe you'll be the first to show us????
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:00 AM   #131
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That sounds pretty good hightower. Thanks for clearing that up. Appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your beast!
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #132
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That sounds pretty good hightower. Thanks for clearing that up. Appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your beast!
No problem, and I sure am man
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #133
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I guess I am 3rd....
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #134
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I guess I am 3rd....
Looks great man! What percentage tint did you go with? 20%?

If you go to C5fest we should snap some pictures of 'em side by side!
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #135
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I wish, I don't have time to get off work unfortunately
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #136
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I wish, I don't have time to get off work unfortunately
Darn, well regardless it looks great. How did it go on for you? I'll have to redo mine eventually cause I messed up a few places but I'm fine cause I know it'll wear over time anyways.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #137
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Ya mine isn't so great but it will do for now.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #138
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Great story, so interesting, that it didn't seem long at all. My old man, (who passed a little over a year ago), had me turning wrenches when I was 7, so I can appreciate your interest in restoring. And congrats on your new 45th...I have the same exact one! Love every minute in it! Enjoy it my friend!
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:56 AM   #139
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Great story, so interesting, that it didn't seem long at all. My old man, (who passed a little over a year ago), had me turning wrenches when I was 7, so I can appreciate your interest in restoring. And congrats on your new 45th...I have the same exact one! Love every minute in it! Enjoy it my friend!
Thanks for reading! Sorry to hear about your father, but he's in a better place now!

Have fun driving your 45th out there!
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #140
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HighTower- I will be at camaro5fest now!!
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #141
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HighTower- I will be at camaro5fest now!!
Awesome! Glad to hear it! I'll send you a PM here in a minute to work out details.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #142
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Great meeting you hightower! You have an awesome car man. Its funny that your friends thought I stole it haha!
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #143
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Great meeting you hightower! You have an awesome car man. Its funny that your friends thought I stole it haha!
You too man! They thought it was stolen cause there's two damn good looking blacked out and lowered 45ths out there now, mine and yours!
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #144
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You too man! They thought it was stolen cause there's two damn good looking blacked out and lowered 45ths out there now, mine and yours!
That is the Truth man! But now I have to find a way to differentiate us on the exterior. Although I did get the AAC tinted sidemarkers, they are going in for paint to have them ghosted next week or the week after. Also getting my fog bezels, tail bezels, and rear diffuser painted in carbon flash!!!!

I also got the pfadt race toe rods. Talk about excited!
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:24 PM   #145
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That really did come with some steep conditions. I never read that before. Your Dad seems like a great guy and teacher that deserves a lot of . You too deserve it as well. Work for what you love, It will be all the sweeter for it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #146
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Yeah, right now I've got about half the car payment on my tab. Working (like I said in the OP) for my dad is where my money comes from, and goes to the car payment.

To repay my dad, I want to build him a 1968 GTO someday.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:46 AM   #147
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Yeah, right now I've got about half the car payment on my tab. Working (like I said in the OP) for my dad is where my money comes from, and goes to the car payment.

To repay my dad, I want to build him a 1968 GTO someday.
I'm hoping to do something like this too. My father gave up a lot to send my brothers and I to private schools to the tune of 150k Atleast. I want to get him a new Vette for his 55th or 60th. Hopefully I will be able to!

Btw chip, I added headers and talk about fun haha
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:06 PM   #148
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Do you have an instagram Hightower/chip? Weird, I know.

Car looks great! A similar story to mine, if you'd like you can read through it.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130393
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #149
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Do you have an instagram Hightower/chip? Weird, I know.

Car looks great! A similar story to mine, if you'd like you can read through it.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130393
No I don't but I've been considering getting one!

Thanks for the compliment!

I've actually read through your build before, great story! In fact I think I'll go back and read through again.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:42 PM   #150
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No I don't but I've been considering getting one!

Thanks for the compliment!

I've actually read through your build before, great story! In fact I think I'll go back and read through again.
You definitely should! I follow some members here and always a good way to see pictures as they update A LOT.

And sure thing bud! Great car so keep it comin.
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