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Old 08-23-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Pedders Camaro Begins the Transformation to the Pedders Revolution Camaro

We have to get our beast ready for the Home Town Cruise. The 28th Street Cruise in Grand rapids Michigan is a huge event. Woodward may be bigger, but 28th Street is our home turf so it has to be better. Our Camaro is back from ATI / ProCharger and now the exterior mods go into high gear.
  • Front Splitter
  • Upper and Lower Grilles
  • Cowl Induction Hood
  • Shaved Emblems and Badges
  • Shaved Door Handles
  • Shaved Spoiler
  • Side Sills
  • Rear Lower Fascia
  • Deck Wing -- Maybe
  • Interior Paint
  • Tinted Windows

We picked up the Camaro at ATI and mad a hard run from Lenexa to West Olive in 10 hours and 15 minutes including gas, food and where is the head I gotta go right now stops so we could deliver the Camaro to Essex Customs in Grand Rapids. We reviewed the build list and went right to work Saturday afternoon. Jason is as jacked about this project as we are and that is really good news as he has a lot to do.






The rear sheet metal work on the Camaro is nothing short of gorgeous. It is stunning and gets lost with the wing. The roof, fenders and deck lid lines are so well done they would be at home on a Ferrari. We think that wingless may be the best look. Removing the rear wing does increase drag, but with something like 600 RWHP who care about a little drag that hold the car down to 189 instead of 190? A wind that is raised and allows you to still enjoy the OEM art work may be acceptable, but we really like naked for now.

Jason will be sending us pictures to update this thread over the next few days. He is on a tight schedule -- very tight schedule. All the mods have to be complete by Wednesday so we can get the car over to Witt for:
  • Pedders Xa Track eXtreme Suspension
  • Corner Weighting
  • Alignment
  • Install Full Alignment Kit
  • Install Headers
  • Install Sweet Thunder Exhaust and QTP Cutouts
  • Install Cobalt Friction Pedders Hardcore Track Only XR Pads
  • Install Forgeline 19x10.5 Wheels
  • Install Bridgestone 305/30/19 RE-11s all around

We already know that several items will not be ready while other are on the bubble.
  • Grilles
  • Side Vents
  • Rear Wing
  • Rear Fascia

What will get done -- stay tuned as the thread will be frequently updated.

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Old 08-23-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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can't wait to see the finished product
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:51 PM   #3
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They got a really good start on things today. The doors and trunk are shaved. The engine cover is in primer. The front fascia is off. The rear fascia is off. The interior panels are pulled. They have until Wednesday and then we go to suspension, wheels, tires, brakes, exhaust, headers -- I am already tired and other people are doing most of the work.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:54 PM   #4
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We have been in touch with TommyZ and there is a care package on the way for your build
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:56 PM   #5
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Looking forward to seeing this beast...
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:30 PM   #6
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wow.....that was quick !!! thanks for letting us be apart of your camaro project !
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:36 PM   #7
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wow.....that was quick !!! thanks for letting us be apart of your Camaro project !
We'll see if you feel that way by Wednesday night. LOL

Is it done yet? LMAO

Can you do the entire car in high solid clear and and still have it ready on time? ROTFLMAO

Thank you guys for taking this on with such a tight deadline.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:40 PM   #8
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I will be very interested in the results of this work.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:00 PM   #9
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Jason and his crew at Essex have the tear down well under way.



Pete is standing over Jason's shoulder whispering "only three more days and it has to be done".



That spoiler just won't go away. Anyone need an OEM spoiler?



Jason and his crew have the trunk lid and door handles shaved.

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Old 08-24-2009, 12:25 AM   #10
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I see your done tooling the hood. When is the show, I'll come out.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:46 AM   #11
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I see your done tooling the hood. When is the show, I'll come out.
Good eye! Saturday October 29, 2009 It is a Cruise and my car will be at two locations during the day. Both are on 28th Street. Berger Chevrolet and Lingman's Furniture. If you don't see us just call this cell 616.292.4424
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Body Upgrades Continue

The guys at Essex had the Camaro stripped down in record time.





We have the work in pictures and in video.



Shaving the door handles or spoiler sounds easier than it i. Once the hardware is removed we have to get down to good sheet metal, cut away the stamping indentations. Weld and fill. Prime and sand and then do it again until it is perfect.







The engine compart has to be as clean as the rest of the car. That means the OEM pebble grain plastic has to be smoothed and painted as well as the body panels. Sand, prime, sand, fill, sand, prime until it is just right.





Then we get into the really new and cool stuff. Here is the first Revolution body part -- the spoiler. Step one is the test fit. Step two is prime, sand, fill, prime sand fill, prime sand....


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This is a badass thread. Usually we don't get this kind of updates from something like this. I really appreciate it.
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