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Old 05-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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Arrow Stark Industries Camaro [COTW 9/2/13]

My car is still in the planning phase, but I thought I would go ahead and start the build thread so if someone has some ideas I haven't thought of I can incorporate them ahead of time.



Here's a photo of my Camaro the day I brought her home. I was going to wait for a ZL1, but when I found this deal I couldn't pass it up. And I realized I would never actually use the ZL1 for its intended purpose.



First mod was an aftermarket sub, and it's still a work in progress. I'm planning on adding an additional 10" sub on the driver's side and building a custom cover for the amp and wires.

I ordered a Revolution Styling cowl hood with the reverse kit. Had a lot of issues with the company that painted it, but the actual ordering process was great (despite all the negative comments on this forum about Revolution).





Now on to the project I'm tackling for my car...
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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A few weeks ago, I came across some vinyl stripes that a member was selling in the classified section. They were full length gold stripes. I had been wondering what I could do to make my Camaro more unique from the multitude of Camaros I see on the road these days.

I work in IT, so obviously I'm a nerd. I didn't want to do the overly done Transformers theme either. So I started planning for an Ironman themed Camaro. The gold stripes against the RJT looked great in the photoshop that another member did for me.



So, now that I had the exterior started, I began working on the next step. You can't have an Ironman car without an arc reactor. I went on Instructables.com and looked at all the homemade arc reactors. All the really awesome looking ones required a CNC laser cutter, something way out of my league. So, I contacted the company that is the pinnacle of lighting products, AAC. Justin from AAC said it wasn't something they normally do, but that he was eager to see the outcome. He has done some amazing work so far, and I can't say enough good things about him and his company. Here is the mock-up he recently sent me.





I was going to fiberglass something custom myself for the engine cover, but felt with this being the centerpiece of the theme I should leave it to the pros.

I dropped my engine cover off this morning at Sonus car audio (really great customization shop) and they were excited to be involved with it. They're currently planning out the engine cover. I'll post some pictures up as soon as I get something back from them.

I have a proximity sensor and a customizable voice alarm being added to my Viper remote start system next Monday, and already have some JARVIS sound files that will be programmed into the voice module.

That's where I'm at right now though. If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to them.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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Received new photos of the arc reactor in progress today. One photo of the front and one of the back.





The engine cover is still in the design phase, but I should get some drawings done by this weekend and I'll get them posted up. I'm also thinking about getting a strut bar with the Stark Industries logo on it.

UPDATE 04JUN12:

Arc Reactor is completed! Just received these photos from AAC.





UPDATE 16JUN12:

Engine cover is installed and wired up. Here are a few pictures. Think I'm going to keep it the color it is currently, but I will be adding some Stark Industries logos to the cover.



I am glad now that I went with the Revolution hood, you can see the reactor and the wiring through the cowl.







Here are some videos. Please excuse the quality, I took them with my phone.



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Old 05-28-2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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Very cool! Looking great so far. I'll be checking in on ya!
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:46 AM   #6
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #7
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A few weeks ago, I came across some vinyl stripes that a member was selling in the classified section. They were full length gold stripes. I had been wondering what I could do to make my Camaro more unique from the multitude of Camaros I see on the road these days.

I work in IT, so obviously I'm a nerd. I didn't want to do the overly done Transformers theme either. So I started planning for an Ironman themed Camaro. The gold stripes against the RJT looked great in the photoshop that another member did for me.



So, now that I had the exterior started, I began working on the next step. You can't have an Ironman car without an arc reactor. I went on Instructables.com and looked at all the homemade arc reactors. All the really awesome looking ones required a CNC laser cutter, something way out of my league. So, I contacted the company that is the pinnacle of lighting products, AAC. Justin from AAC said it wasn't something they normally do, but that he was eager to see the outcome. He has done some amazing work so far, and I can't say enough good things about him and his company. Here is the mock-up he recently sent me.





Of course, with AAC providing such an awesome piece of art, I couldn't put it in a stock engine cover. I was going to fiberglass something custom myself, but felt with this being the centerpiece of the theme I should leave it to the pros.

I dropped my engine cover off this morning at Sonus car audio (really great customization shop) and they were excited to be involved with it. They're currently planning out the engine cover. I'll post some pictures up as soon as I get something back from them.

I have a proximity sensor and a customizable voice alarm being added to my Viper remote start system next Monday, and already have some JARVIS sound files that will be programmed into the voice module.

That's where I'm at right now though. If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to them.


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Old 05-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #8
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The stripes will look AWESOME!!! Congrats on choosing a cool theme. Looking forward to the progression.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:05 PM   #9
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Reference, Stark Camaro

Love the Idea, and go figure one of Chevy's stock colors mimicks his armor really well. But, I might have to claim the First Camaro, S.I. edition:
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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I had to have the Vinyl stripes idea concepted, Searching for a good image, which i actually screen captured off a movie, then pasted, and of course I wanted both points at the end of "industries" to be at the front of the car, so the arrows face the same direction, so I had to cut and flip and re paste, for the other side of the car, that way the words are readable, and the arrows point forward. and of course the 6 month wait for the DMV to approve my license plate. =/ but worth every dollar and worth every second =) nothin like pointing fingers and pictures bein taken!
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
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Sounds like this could be pretty cool.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #12
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Looks cool Tysen !!!
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:23 PM   #13
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