Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
autoguy
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Member Car Journals

Member Car Journals Want to keep a long term Camaro project journal to share with the community? Use this forum to create a single thread which you can update over time to document the progress.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
Tysen


 
Tysen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 RJT 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 2,396
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...
__________________
"I'm a man who discovered the wheel, and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn! That's what kind of man I am." - Ron Burgundy
My build thread

Last edited by Tysen; 05-28-2012 at 11:11 PM.
Tysen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #2
Tysen


 
Tysen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 RJT 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 2,396
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.
__________________
"I'm a man who discovered the wheel, and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn! That's what kind of man I am." - Ron Burgundy
My build thread

Last edited by Tysen; 06-25-2012 at 08:48 AM.
Tysen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
Tysen


 
Tysen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 RJT 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 2,396
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.



__________________
"I'm a man who discovered the wheel, and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn! That's what kind of man I am." - Ron Burgundy
My build thread

Last edited by Tysen; 06-16-2012 at 10:09 PM.
Tysen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
RubyCamaro
SSlayer
 
RubyCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1LT Red Jewel tintcoat
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Springfield, TN
Posts: 13,695
Very cool! Looking great so far. I'll be checking in on ya!
__________________
RubyCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #5
SoCalThug

 
SoCalThug's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Summit White 1Ls
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Diamond Bar, Cali
Posts: 812
SWEET ride!!
SoCalThug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
pierre777
HT5 COTW 9/3/2012
 
pierre777's Avatar
 
Drives: Cyber Bullet
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: lebanon
Posts: 4,574
Send a message via Skype™ to pierre777
stripes look awesome bro .
__________________
pierre777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
concrete jungle
Hitman
 
concrete jungle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dickinson, ND
Posts: 200
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tysen View Post
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.


Very impressive.
__________________

Build your dream one day at a time . . . I did . . .
https://www.facebook.com/molotovkiller

*Caution ~ side effects may include soiled underwear if trajectory isn't kept straight...
concrete jungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #8
Bad@ssCamaro
Rogers' Rocks :-)
 
Bad@ssCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 1SS/1LE
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Western MA
Posts: 5,237
The stripes will look AWESOME!!! Congrats on choosing a cool theme. Looking forward to the progression.
__________________
Former Camaros: (gone but not forgotten)
1976 LT Black/Black 305 V8 (Bone Stock)
1976 LT Black/White 305 V8 (Bone Stock) except for Cragar chrome rims (yep - #2)
1985 Z-28 Black/Black 305 L69 M5(Bone Stock) I know: slow

Current Camaro:
2015 CRT 1SS/1LE RS/Recaro's/NPP/Nav/Rear vision pkg./BA speaker upgrade.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
CAFE STANDARDS! Get used to them or vote our electeds in Washington out of office...........
Bad@ssCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #9
Mr. STARK
 
Drives: Chevy camaro 2010 stark edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5
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:
7 months old.

-- Mr. Stark, 21, US ARMY Infantry
Attached Images
  
Mr. STARK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #10
Mr. STARK
 
Drives: Chevy camaro 2010 stark edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5
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!
Mr. STARK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
Apex Motorsports

 
Apex Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 23,521
Sounds like this could be pretty cool.
__________________
Apex Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #12
KidKilowatt
 
KidKilowatt's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2LT RS
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Race City, NC
Posts: 478
Looks cool Tysen !!!
__________________
2011 LLT RS Black on Black Loaded. [x]Showstopper 45th Anniversary inspired Camaro RS Stripes, [x] MPD1 Spoiler, [x] GM Heritage Grille. [x] Removed RS and Bowtie Emblems. [x] 30% Tinted Headlight Armour DRL's. [X ] Ruff Racing R954 Wheels [X] Solo Cat Back Mach X-LLT Exhaust [X ] Vmax Ported throttle body [x] Halo SC Reverse Hood Kit [x] Showstopper Painted, Modded Engine Cover [x] Cold Air Inductions CAI [x] Tinted Tails and Black Bezels [x] Megan Racing Street Series Coilovers [x] Belltech F&R Sways
Check out my build thread!
http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=212178
KidKilowatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #13
CamaroFTW

 
CamaroFTW's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS-Rally Yellow
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 1,287
Send a message via MSN to CamaroFTW
I like all these ideas


---
I am here: http://tapatalk.com/map.php?xjolkn
CamaroFTW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #14
RED DEMON SS
OFF THE CHAIN
 
RED DEMON SS's Avatar
 
Drives: RED DEMON!
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: PNW MISFIT
Posts: 8,363
Looking real good love that RJT in the sunlight!
__________________
RED DEMON SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 08:34 PM   #15
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,675
That's awesome. Where are you going to put the Arc reactor?
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 12:28 AM   #16
Tysen


 
Tysen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 RJT 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 2,396
In the engine cover. It's being designed and custom made as we speak. AAC sent me some new photos of the arc reactor as well. I posted them in the third post. They said they still have a while to go, but it is coming along nicely.
__________________
"I'm a man who discovered the wheel, and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn! That's what kind of man I am." - Ron Burgundy
My build thread
Tysen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 12:31 AM   #17
2010 SSRS



 
2010 SSRS's Avatar
 
Drives: 3 V8 Camaros
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Ocean State
Posts: 123,973
looks great
__________________
Jannetty Racing JRE Street Package
2010 SSRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 12:36 AM   #18
Tysen


 
Tysen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 RJT 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 2,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. STARK View Post
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:
7 months old.

-- Mr. Stark, 21, US ARMY Infantry
That's cool, I'll settle for the Mark 2 model. Love the logos.
__________________
"I'm a man who discovered the wheel, and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn! That's what kind of man I am." - Ron Burgundy
My build thread
Tysen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 12:46 AM   #19
Sleez

 
Sleez's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010, 2LT, RS, 6M, ABM (#1893) SOLD
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Willits, CA
Posts: 1,460
arc reactor would be cool in place of the bow tie on the grille!
Sleez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 12:49 AM   #20
J-ROD-210
 
J-ROD-210's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS RJT A6
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Antonio,Texas
Posts: 672
Wow! subscribed
__________________
J-ROD-210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:54 AM   #21
Mr. STARK
 
Drives: Chevy camaro 2010 stark edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tysen View Post
That's cool, I'll settle for the Mark 2 model. Love the logos.
haha, well the Mark 2 model WAS better , I hope it turns out as planned, ill keep ya updated on how I advance mine through its phases, if you dont mind doing the same, maybe we can bounce ideas back and forth. Hopefully we can manage to keep these two camaro's unique for awhile. and hope none of those gay mustangs catch on! haha,
I like your sub installation, mine happens to be just a box i have bolted under the trunk behind the seat, cutting my trunk space in half. but i did install the AMP on the back of the pull down seat, that way when i need to get to it or replace blown fuses, i just pull the back seat down and there it is, a thought, it looks like yours might be installed on the floor (just thinking incase you need to set something on top of it ya know?)
Mr. STARK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:56 AM   #22
Mr. STARK
 
Drives: Chevy camaro 2010 stark edition
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5
also, i looked at halo replacements, the blue kit, really takes on a close look to arc reactors, having your halo headlights blue instead of white. at the moment its just an idea. not to sure on how well the installation or control of that would go.
Mr. STARK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 02:03 AM   #23
Blue Maro Demon

 
Blue Maro Demon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 AQUA BLUE CAMARO RS
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,196
Wow this is an awesome idea! I will be watching this thread for sure! The Red Jewel Tintcoat with the gold stripes will look sweet!
__________________
Blue Maro Demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 06:28 AM   #24
dmwhiteman
 
dmwhiteman's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS Black w/ Inferno Orange Stripes
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 565
WOW! This is going to be awesome!

We're gonna have a whole Avengers fleet on here!.
__________________
dmwhiteman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:18 AM   #25
Tysen


 
Tysen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 RJT 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 2,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. STARK View Post
haha, well the Mark 2 model WAS better , I hope it turns out as planned, ill keep ya updated on how I advance mine through its phases, if you dont mind doing the same, maybe we can bounce ideas back and forth. Hopefully we can manage to keep these two camaro's unique for awhile. and hope none of those gay mustangs catch on! haha,
I like your sub installation, mine happens to be just a box i have bolted under the trunk behind the seat, cutting my trunk space in half. but i did install the AMP on the back of the pull down seat, that way when i need to get to it or replace blown fuses, i just pull the back seat down and there it is, a thought, it looks like yours might be installed on the floor (just thinking incase you need to set something on top of it ya know?)
Yeah, I took the plastic piece out that covers our battery and made an MDF replacement. Amp is mounted directly to that, with holes drilled through the MDF to route the cables through. I'm going to make a cover for it eventually, but for the time being I just set stuff to the side of it or in the net.

I also sent in an application for Stark 1 plates. Not sure if those are taken in TN yet, but my two backups are Stark and Ironman. Of course, I will miss my current plate, SHKNBKE, but it just doesn't fit the theme (unless I put a giant Fig Newtons sticker on my windshield).
__________________
"I'm a man who discovered the wheel, and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn! That's what kind of man I am." - Ron Burgundy
My build thread
Tysen is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.