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Old 11-14-2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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Arrow My Build Thread - Rags to Riches or to the Poor House. LOL [COTW 12/15/14]

Hi all. So I figured it was time to start my build thread. At this time the car is up in MA having motor work done by Slowhawk. (I’ll get into the motor a little later, it’s a biggie) But I have a ton in store for the car when she comes back. Lots and lots of parts just waiting to go on her as well as a full “WhipSkin.com” wrap. The only parts I put on before going up to Slowhawk were Hawk ceramic brake pads, a Z28 Wing and the Peek A Boo door handles. I did have them powder coated gloss black since they do not offer them in gloss. I will keep updating as this project progress. Some pics below starting with the car on the dealer lot.

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:03 PM   #2
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Pics of my visit to Slowhawk and my delivery to Slowhawk

Once I visited with the guys at Slowhawk I was all in! Nick & Don are taking great care of my Z... A special thanks to Nick. He made me feel so comfortable from the minute I met with him. He is taking great pride in building my car. That goes a long, long way with me. When I tell you guys there is no one else like the guys at Slowhawk. They really want the customer to be happy. With them it's not just about the money!!!!!!!!!

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:11 PM   #3
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More pictures

Pics!

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
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WOWZA!!!

This is your car! I saw Slowhawk's FB page posts and I was crazy jealous. You are getting a monster built!!!!!

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:16 PM   #5
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Even more pics...

Sorry for so many. But I want you guys to see as much as I can take pics of.

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:18 PM   #6
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AND even moreeee pics

LOL

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:23 PM   #7
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WOWZA!!!

This is your car! I saw Slowhawk's FB page posts and I was crazy jealous. You are getting a monster built!!!!!

Congrats and subscribed.
Thanks so much!
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:00 PM   #8
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Sweet baby jesus!!!! Can't wait to see it all.come together. We will see u on the forum front page soon. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:11 PM   #9
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Looking great!
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:30 AM   #10
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Wow! Sick amount of mods.. going to be sweet.
Is your car auto or manual?
Also what color you doing the body wrap in? Always love the idea of wrapping mine... is it pricey to get done?

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Old 11-18-2014, 04:56 AM   #11
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You're going big! where did you buy the Z/28 spoiler from?
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:42 AM   #12
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Wow! Sick amount of mods.. going to be sweet.
Is your car auto or manual?
Also what color you doing the body wrap in? Always love the idea of wrapping mine... is it pricey to get done?

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Manual transmission.

My plan for the wrap is to go with a Color called "Nacre" from the Oracal 970 RA line. Unfortunately Nacre is only offered in gloss. So the wrap shop has laminated the film with a 1.2 mil satin overlay by Avery. It's a crazy color that pictures of a small sample cannot capture. Basically in certain lights it will appear a metallic white (Not pearl, no golds) and then in other lights the car will appear to be silver. It should be want I want, but with metallic wraps you really don't know until a large part of the car is done.

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Old 11-18-2014, 07:43 AM   #13
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You're going big! where did you buy the Z/28 spoiler from?
Abernethy Chevrolet. Ask for John in parts. Great people...

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Old 11-18-2014, 11:52 AM   #14
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Manual transmission.

My plan for the wrap is to go with a Color called "Nacre" from the Oracal 970 RA line. Unfortunately Nacre is only offered in gloss. So the wrap shop has laminated the film with a 1.2 mil satin overlay by Avery. It's a crazy color that pictures of a small sample cannot capture. Basically in certain lights it will appear a metallic white (Not pearl, no golds) and then in other lights the car will appear to be silver. It should be want I want, but with metallic wraps you really don't know until a large part of the car is done.

http://www.orafol.com/gp/europe/en/p...-wrapping-cast
Sounds wicked. Definitely wanna see pictures of that when it's done.
What's the cost for something like that? Few grand?

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Old 11-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #15
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Sounds wicked. Definitely wanna see pictures of that when it's done.
What's the cost for something like that? Few grand?

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Typicaly a full wrap on a Camaro is about $2500.00. But the choice of wrap could raise the price. Since I choose to have the wrap laminated with a Satin the price went up do to material cost. About $400.00 more. Now if you wanted to wrap a Camaro in one of the chrome wraps your looking at about a 5k job.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:58 PM   #16
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Wow! Sick amount of mods.. going to be sweet.
Is your car auto or manual?
Also what color you doing the body wrap in? Always love the idea of wrapping mine... is it pricey to get done?

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I have a small sample of the wrap. I took a few pics but just no way to pic up it's true color or the metallic. But see for yourself. pics attached
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:06 PM   #17
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Hard to tell anything from the pictures but I'm guessing it will look bad ass.
I'll never drive my car in snow or rain, just nice days, you know how long the wrap lasts?

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Old 11-18-2014, 02:13 PM   #18
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Hard to tell anything from the pictures but I'm guessing it will look bad ass.
I'll never drive my car in snow or rain, just nice days, you know how long the wrap lasts?

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Same here. This is a 2nd car. The wrap would last 6-7 years if not abused. AND installed correctly!
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:19 PM   #19
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Same here. This is a 2nd car. The wrap would last 6-7 years if not abused.
That's not to bad. I just wish for close to 3k it was indestructible.
I have Xpel and diamond gloss on my car right now but always wanted to do a sick matte color on my car.
Anyways thanks for the info and good luck on a sweet build and I look forward to some better pictures of that wrap when completed.

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New pic from Slowhawk.

New pic from Slowhawk.

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Old 11-18-2014, 03:34 PM   #21
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Awesome Steve.. Its going to be a super nice ZL1 when completed..
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:20 PM   #22
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Nice build man. You do not hear about Slowhawk on this forum like you do LS1Tech but I know they been around for a while and I have heard nothing but good things about them.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:30 PM   #23
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Nice build man. You do not hear about Slowhawk on this forum like you do LS1Tech but I know they been around for a while and I have heard nothing but good things about them.
That's true you don't hear much about them here. They are always mentioned over there on LS1 tech , like yout said.
Me personally I would never use them. Not cause there not good at what they do but I lost respect for slowhawk cause they bad mouth other vendors, I would assume to stray business there way. Until I found this out I was considering using them myself.... But I don't roll that way... it shows greed.
Again I'm sure there great installers /tuners but that just puts a bad taste in my month.

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Old 11-18-2014, 04:41 PM   #24
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Nice build! I love where this is going too, you are going big!

One question though, shouldn't this thread be in the members section with the rest of our build threads?
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:57 PM   #25
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Nice build! I love where this is going too, you are going big!

One question though, shouldn't this thread be in the members section with the rest of our build threads?
??? I am new here. Did I mess up? Can I move the thread?
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