Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Grabiak Performance Center
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions

5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions General 5th generation Camaro topics not covered by other subforums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-14-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
Casull

 
Casull's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy Silverado
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 754
Camaro Instrument Cluster

So without divulging too much information, I was talking to a friend of mine today and it seems as though the instrument cluster is moving along nicely and starting to take shape!

I can't get into it too much, but by the sound of it, those of us that were not crazy about the concept's instrument cluster and gauges will be very satisfied!

Good news indeed. <--- added that one for effect!
Casull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 12:29 AM   #2
NOODLESgoneWILD
IS IT 2009 YET???
 
NOODLESgoneWILD's Avatar
 
Drives: '05 Z51 Black Vette & '06 H2
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mill Creek, Washington
Posts: 409
Send a message via MSN to NOODLESgoneWILD
Sounds great! keep us posted.
NOODLESgoneWILD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 05:33 AM   #3
MaroMike
 
MaroMike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 CHallenger SRT8
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Fla.
Posts: 98
That's great Casull. All these tidbits of info are GREAT!! But I swear, the more we get, the more some of us are likely to just go ers


buddy!!!


Regards!!! Mike
__________________
Mike / 2006 Ram 1500 HEMI <mods>
05 Jeep CG
2008 Ski Nautique 196 5.7 Vortech 343hp/440 lb. ft.
Ludwig Classic Maple D/Bass Zildjian Overhead

AMERICA, Home of the Free, Because of The Brave

Last edited by MaroMike; 02-15-2007 at 07:08 AM.
MaroMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 07:38 AM   #4
Casull

 
Casull's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy Silverado
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 754
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaroMike View Post
That's great Casull. All these tidbits of info are GREAT!! But I swear, the more we get, the more some of us are likely to just go ers


buddy!!!


Regards!!! Mike

Tell me about it!

I should also note that he said the interior is ever evolving, so what he described today may or may not be the design tomorrow. But at least they are experimenting with different designs instead fo just plopping in the typical GM interior and calling it a day.

From what he described, they are really taking the extra step to make this car special. moreso that almost any other car he has seen go through concept-to-production. Sounds like they are really trying to get it right for us!
Casull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 09:54 AM   #5
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: THRSS #2 / CGM#1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 25,925
Tell'em I said to keep the damn seats the same! I love the look of that new two tone leather and the built in seat belt buckles. Piping also looks awesome in that leather. Love the leather dash and center console as well.
__________________
The build of THRSS #2
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 10:24 AM   #6
Casull

 
Casull's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy Silverado
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 754
Oh yeah, he also said not to count on the seat belt buckles making production.... I was kind bummed about that. Although as someone said earlier, those buckles touching your skin in the hot summer wouldn't be fun.
Casull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 10:50 AM   #7
MaroMike
 
MaroMike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 CHallenger SRT8
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Fla.
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casull View Post
Oh yeah, he also said not to count on the seat belt buckles making production.... I was kind bummed about that. Although as someone said earlier, those buckles touching your skin in the hot summer wouldn't be fun.
I think we can live with that..........but tell 'em if they don't keep the instrument cluster down on the console........we'll shoot their porch light out once a year.
__________________
Mike / 2006 Ram 1500 HEMI <mods>
05 Jeep CG
2008 Ski Nautique 196 5.7 Vortech 343hp/440 lb. ft.
Ludwig Classic Maple D/Bass Zildjian Overhead

AMERICA, Home of the Free, Because of The Brave
MaroMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 11:15 AM   #8
ChevyNut
 
ChevyNut's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS Camaro Black on Black
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 316
Quote:
Originally Posted by TAG UR IT View Post
Tell'em I said to keep the damn seats the same! I love the look of that new two tone leather and the built in seat belt buckles. Piping also looks awesome in that leather. Love the leather dash and center console as well.
Agreed I love the seats in the convertible hope they keep them the same. do you have any info on the metal accent piece that wraps around the cabin?
ChevyNut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 11:21 AM   #9
Casull

 
Casull's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy Silverado
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 754
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChevyNut View Post
Agreed I love the seats in the convertible hope they keep them the same. do you have any info on the metal accent piece that wraps around the cabin?
He didn't say anything about it, but then again I didn't ask about it specifically. I will have to look at some pictures to see exactly what you are talking about.....
Casull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 11:27 AM   #10
ChevyNut
 
ChevyNut's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS Camaro Black on Black
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 316
In the coupe it was an orange strip that went from each of the doors and across the entire car. And it was white in the convertible concept.
ChevyNut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 11:32 AM   #11
Casull

 
Casull's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy Silverado
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 754
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChevyNut View Post
In the coupe it was an orange strip that went from each of the doors and across the entire car. And it was white in the convertible concept.
Ahh, I was unaware it was metal. I will ask if he has any info on that the next time I talk to him.
Casull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2007, 05:08 PM   #12
IROC'em
 
IROC'em's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy 1500 5.7L Vortec
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: FL, Go gators!
Posts: 172
Im hoping they keep stuffin billet in there, gives it a clean look.
IROC'em is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2007, 07:33 PM   #13
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,750
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
If I remember correctly they said that the billet wouldn't be making it to production to due costs.

Aw well I guess
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 12:39 AM   #14
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: THRSS #2 / CGM#1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 25,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casull View Post
Ahh, I was unaware it was metal. I will ask if he has any info on that the next time I talk to him.
Actually, it wasn't metal. It was translucent plastic (or some material similar to) and in the front center, was supposed to display time and other information through the orange piece. Don't think that's making it to production.
__________________
The build of THRSS #2
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 10:12 AM   #15
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,750
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Me Either. I think the interior is going to become a little more functional for the production verision(hopefully vette-like). The Plastic might make it but not the projected displays. I can easily see the center console making it though.
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 10:21 AM   #16
LowRider
LowRider
 
LowRider's Avatar
 
Drives: 1992 Camaro Z28 & 1996 S-10
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: WV
Posts: 390
Send a message via AIM to LowRider Send a message via Yahoo to LowRider
Yes more sweet info, cool guys keep it a coming.
LowRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 12:31 PM   #17
Casull

 
Casull's Avatar
 
Drives: Chevy Silverado
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 754
I think I finally pinned down what I don't like about the interior of the concept. I have never really been able to put my finger on it, but I just thought something was not right about it. Other than the color in the coupe, I think what is bothering me so much is the very flat and modular look of the dash. I prefer an interior that wraps around the driver. The interior in the concept doesn't do a good job of separating the driver and passenger areas.

The way they used the interior space seems very "retro" to me, which may have been their intention, but it isn't very inviting. I think if they just redisigned the console area and made it wrap around the driver more it would give the interior a much better look...

Does anyone understand where I am going, or am I just blathering?

Casull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 12:42 PM   #18
rray200
 
rray200's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Trac
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casull View Post
I think I finally pinned down what I don't like about the interior of the concept. I have never really been able to put my finger on it, but I just thought something was not right about it. Other than the color in the coupe, I think what is bothering me so much is the very flat and modular look of the dash. I prefer an interior that wraps around the driver. The interior in the concept doesn't do a good job of separating the driver and passenger areas.

The way they used the interior space seems very "retro" to me, which may have been their intention, but it isn't very inviting. I think if they just redisigned the console area and made it wrap around the driver more it would give the interior a much better look...

Does anyone understand where I am going, or am I just blathering?

I know what you mean. I think the center console guages has alot to do with the concept's interior not separating the driver from the passenger very well. The whole dash area seems void of instrumentation, other than the two large guages for the driver. There's too much empty space on the dash due to the console guages. But Bob Lutz says the console guages are going to stay. Personally, I could do without them. Plus I hope they use a different method of implementing the sound system. The two large knobs radio and CD in the center are way too simplistic. They have to do a better job with the stereo placement on the dash.
rray200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 12:47 PM   #19
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,750
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
I understand what your saying, it's to flat. Again I'll use the corvette's interior as an example:


I'm not saying that it should be exactly like the Vette, but more like it

the "wrap around" description you gave, Casull, pretty much nails it
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 06:24 PM   #20
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: THRSS #2 / CGM#1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 25,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoneye View Post
I understand what your saying, it's to flat. Again I'll use the corvette's interior as an example:


I'm not saying that it should be exactly like the Vette, but more like it

the "wrap around" description you gave, Casull, pretty much nails it
agreed...seperate the driver from passenger by using the dash a bit more. i'd even have the dash connect to the center console very much like the picture above.
__________________
The build of THRSS #2
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 07:25 PM   #21
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,750
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Don't hate me...I was peeking at the interior of the Mustang, which, by the way is terrible. It also has that flatness to it.
I'm going to try and work a picture of what I'd like to see in the Camaro cockpit. Not promising anything though so don't expect much.

I'm going into my photoshop hole, I'll keep in touch.
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 04:23 AM   #22
Dave McFly
*new car smell*
 
Dave McFly's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 Ford Mustang 'Natasha'
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Jamestown, NY
Posts: 2,014
Send a message via ICQ to Dave McFly Send a message via AIM to Dave McFly Send a message via MSN to Dave McFly Send a message via Yahoo to Dave McFly Send a message via Skype™ to Dave McFly
Talking



This is a picture of a 94-97 ford thunderbird interior. I had a 95, i loved how the dash blended into the center console, and the center console was angled towards the driver.
__________________
If there is a Batman shampoo, how come there isn't a Conditioner Gordon?
Dave McFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 06:55 AM   #23
EllwynX


 
EllwynX's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 2,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave McFly View Post


This is a picture of a 94-97 ford thunderbird interior. I had a 95, i loved how the dash blended into the center console, and the center console was angled towards the driver.
I agree, that's how a car interior (at least one in a sporty car) should be done. It should surround the driver.
EllwynX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 12:09 PM   #24
Dave McFly
*new car smell*
 
Dave McFly's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 Ford Mustang 'Natasha'
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Jamestown, NY
Posts: 2,014
Send a message via ICQ to Dave McFly Send a message via AIM to Dave McFly Send a message via MSN to Dave McFly Send a message via Yahoo to Dave McFly Send a message via Skype™ to Dave McFly
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoneye View Post
I understand what your saying, it's to flat. Again I'll use the corvette's interior as an example:


I'm not saying that it should be exactly like the Vette, but more like it

the "wrap around" description you gave, Casull, pretty much nails it

I gotta tell you I REALLY prefer that 3 spoke wheel, it first was on the Z06, then on all vettes after the 2006 model year. Not only does it look better, it is actually an inch or so smaller in diameter.
__________________
If there is a Batman shampoo, how come there isn't a Conditioner Gordon?
Dave McFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 09:10 PM   #25
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,750
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
ARRGHH...I can't believe how hard it is to create an interior of a car with photoshop. I mean, It can do a lot of things, photoshop can, but not this, and not my version(sigh).
I also decided that I'm kidding myself. As long as the climate and radio controls are more reality-oriented, I'm in love the Camaro inside and out...
As far as the Corvette's interior goes...It is beautiful - for the vette. and that is where it should stay, I think I said it before: the Camaro's interior should and probably will be purely Camaro

Here's where I got to before I gave up...I think you can see where I was going with this.
Attached Images
 
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Message to all Fbody Enthusiasts TAG UR IT 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12 02-02-2013 07:41 PM
Official Camaro Convertible CONCEPT Press Release Tran Camaro Convertible Forum 12 11-18-2009 07:05 PM
Detroit News panel wants GM to build Camaro concept Tran 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12 03-15-2009 04:38 PM
The camaro should come out this year bobbyhhh 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 44 01-18-2007 11:18 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:32 AM.


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