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Merc 10-31-2010 05:12 PM

Pumpkin [COTW 12/5/11]
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You have to start some where. How about where it all began. June 29th 2009 when I first layed my eyes on Pumpkin.:wub:

I peeled off the shipping tape and removed the plastic from the drivers seat, bolted on my plate and drove Pumpkin back to the dealer from train yard.


Merc 10-31-2010 06:09 PM

Few more pic's delivery day
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Pic's form Preston Chev in Langley BC after I drove Pumpkin back from the train yard.

Down side I had to leave Pumpkin at the dealers overnight for PDI and clean up.:mad0260:

Merc 10-31-2010 06:16 PM

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June 30th 2009 the Happy Day. Pumpkin lost in the in-famous Area 51 for 59 days. Became one of the final four in Area 51.

Merc and my daughter Alisha took official delivery of Pumpkin at my Dealer Preston Chev Langley BC.

Merc 10-31-2010 06:16 PM

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Here it is.:happyanim:Big thanks to J Rock.:thanks:( C5 Screen Name "Stampeder"):bow:


Merc 10-31-2010 06:17 PM

The Build Sheet

For the most part the mods are not seen, but you will find out about them at Friday Night Street Legals.:thumbsup:

The Parts Suppliers

Elite Engineering
The Driveshaft Shop
Red line Synthetics
Strange Engineering
Ride Tech
Ghost Armour
Clear Cut Creation
Wretched Motorsports

Under The Hood

ARH 1 7/8 " Long Tubes w/cats
ARH Tail Section and Mufflers
Vararam CAI (Super Street Model)
Bo White PTB
Custom Ported Intake (By Rhino)
Lingenfelter CTAP and LNC-003
TCI Roll Control
Elite Engineering Catch Can
MSD Plug Wires
EFI Live (Tuned by Rhino )

Drive Train

MGW Shifter
DSS 9" 3:70
Optional DSS 9" 456 Spool Diff (Drag Diff)
Driveshaft Shop 3.5" Aluminum One Piece DriveShaft
Driveshaft Shop 1400 hp Axels
ACT Twin Disc Street/Strip
17" Bogarts C/W Hoosier slicks and M&H skinnies


Ride Tech Coilovers
Hotchkiss Strut Tower Brace
BMR Driveshaft Loop
BMR Sub-frame Connectors
BMR Tunnel Brace
BMR Trailing Arm and Bushings
BMR 1" Lowering Springs
BMR Sway Bars
All The BMR Bushings and Inserts
BMR LCA Brace's
DBA 2 Piece Front Rotors
DBA Rear Rotors
Russel SS Braided Brake Lines


Custom Painted Engine Cover
Custom Painted Engine Bay
Custon Painted Underside of Hood
Tinted Glass
Headlight Armour
Ghost Armour
Adams Products
Hex Vents and ACS Hood Liner
Heritage Grill
ACS Spliter, Z Wing & Wickerbill


Apline 500 watt AMP
Pioneer 10" Subwoofer
Audio Intergrations Sub Enclosure

Special Thanks List

Ken at Stradle Craft
Bill at Dutchman Customs
Frank at the Driveshaft Shop
Nick at ARH
JS Powersports
Tom at ESS
J Rock (Stampeder) Sig and graphic's
Derek, Jeremy, Chum Lee, Monty, James, Jay and Tony
Last but not least Colleen for the endless of hours and days spent in one shop or another.:facepalm:


Wish List

GM performance LS3 Heads
Rhino Cam Package
Apex Motorsports LED Taillights

CaniacFan 10-31-2010 06:31 PM

Sweet looking car - great name too..

Merc 11-01-2010 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by CaniacFan (Post 2501845)
Sweet looking car - great name too..

THX. Got tons of work to do, to construct a journal for Pumpkin. Might take a bit, but I get'r done.:thumbsup:

Merc 11-28-2010 08:31 AM

One of the first mods was a Hennessy CAI and MSD wires. Sorry no photo's. Eventaully sold the Hennessy:mad0260: and replace it with a Vararam.:thumbsup:

Merc 11-28-2010 08:41 AM

Panited Engine Cover
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Not big on cosmetic mods. Like stuff that you can't see. Go fast stuff! Engine cover painted by my good Bud Ken at Stradle Craft.:thumbsup:

Merc 11-28-2010 09:03 AM

Pumpkin get's a Vararam.
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The first real performance mod, since the Hennessy CAI was a bust.:mad0260:Replaced it with a Vararam CAI.:thumbsup:

Merc 11-28-2010 10:12 AM

BMR Sway Bar
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BMR Strut Tower brace installation with help from my buddy Derrek. Paint by Ken at Stradle Craft.:thumbsup:

Merc 11-28-2010 11:15 AM

ARH Exhaust & BMR Drive Shaft Loop, Tunnel Brace & Sub Frame Connectors
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Kind of rolled 2 build sessions into one. Thanks for the help from Bill, Jeremey and James. Sometimes too many cooks spoil the broth..............but it was mint by the end..:facepalm::sm0:


Merc 11-28-2010 11:32 AM

MGW Shifter
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OOOP's The shifter was installed before the ARH exhaust.:facepalm: Thank's for the help from Bill, as well use of his shop and hoist. Sorry about the fussy pic's.:mad0260:


Merc 11-28-2010 11:44 AM

Pumpkin Get's Thump
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A little thump for Pumpkin. Alpine 500 watt mono amp and Pioneer 10" sub. Installation by my bud Tom at ESS.:thumbsup:

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