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Old 01-09-2008, 12:25 AM   #211
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Well, as long as I don't have to throw logs into it...
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:38 AM   #212
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Wait!!! They are building an all electric Camaro?!?!?!





Actually, I'd buy a hybrid....I said it before and I'll say it again. As long as the go pedal makes it LOUD AND FAST, I'd take one.

BTW, I have a good feeling that pic was doctored before being released by GM. I recall something being said, or hinted to rather, a while back by Scott about the gas cap. We were complaining about the b-pillar and I had mentioned moving on to the gas cap...somehow...and in some way, I was told not to worry about it. I have a good feeling it could stay put...maybe they doctored the pic to keep it a suprise?

Dragon, I'm pretty sure you remember something about this, right?
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:05 AM   #213
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I remember it, it was something like "who said the gas cap has been moved"
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:18 AM   #214
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Yeah...I know it was said...or something to that effect. And, I could swear it was Scott. I'm going to have to do some digging...
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Old 01-09-2008, 04:02 AM   #215
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I always liked that episode....lol.
I was gonna post that too...
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:43 AM   #216
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Yeah...I know it was said...or something to that effect. And, I could swear it was Scott. I'm going to have to do some digging...
It was. I believe it was from another site, though. He didn't say yey, or ney...just that "Who says it was moved?" I remember that.

I figure it's a 50/50 chance the gas cap stays where it was on the concept. It's not this is a brand-new idea. Cars have had them at 45 deg angles...they have them on slants in the body lines. Hell - I've seen one where a body crease went right through it.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:32 AM   #217
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The only problem I see with a rear quarter panel mounted filler lid is the possibility of rain water, snow or ice getting into the tank. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea and think it ought to stay; the lid should just be flush with the body so to speak. I would hate to stand there and use all the paper towels at 7-11 just to soak up rain water.

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Old 01-09-2008, 11:19 AM   #218
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The only problem I see with a rear quarter panel mounted filler lid is the possibility of rain water, snow or ice getting into the tank. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea and think it ought to stay; the lid should just be flush with the body so to speak. I would hate to stand there and use all the paper towels at 7-11 just to soak up rain water.

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The Vents aren't going to be functional. I'll find the video. It's to be an affordable car, folks - you really think they're going to spend time, and money with ducting to make them functional? That's not to say I wouldn't want them to be - I think it'd be cool.

As for cutting them out - IF I'm not mistaken...the first gens' were cut out, the scond gens had those vents on the sides for "engine heat" - those weren't functional, but they were cut out, the concepts were cut out....
Why not these? You really think they'd pull a Mustang, and not cut them out to at least look functional? Please. The prototypr pics/angles aren't good enough to see anything, anyways. Plus, who's to say that perhaps it was just an added step, that GM decided wasn't needed to be taken for a prototype vehicle?
just look at the picture I posted right before your post, the 69 Camaro does not have cutout vents. Starting in 78 and going through 81 the vents located on the front fenders of Z-28's were functional to exhaust the heat from the engine compartment like the Pontiac T/A
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Starting in 78 and going through 81 the vents located on the front fenders of Z-28's were functional to exhaust the heat from the engine compartment like the Pontiac T/A
Well...maybe a little...but they weren't 'functional' on my Dad's '79 Z...they open into a cavity between the engine compartment wall, and the body panel. There's no direct route to the underhood air that I can see....So, I suppose some heat could escape - but not nearly enough where I would consider them functional.

But, yeah - my bad on the '69s. I always thought they were fake...but cut-out.
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Well...maybe a little...but they weren't 'functional' on my Dad's '79 Z...they open into a cavity between the engine compartment wall, and the body panel. There's no direct route to the underhood air that I can see....So, I suppose some heat could escape - but not nearly enough where I would consider them functional.

But, yeah - my bad on the '69s. I always thought they were fake...but cut-out.
I had a 79 also, and there were channels for are to escape from under the hood into the space you are talking about, and at speed there was a vacuum effect to help pull the heated air through.
still more functional than the 69 was.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:47 PM   #222
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Good point!
Hey! You stole the words right outta my mouth!

Yeah...I wouldn't want a pool of water sitting in the gas cap location either when I try to go to filler up. Better yet, why in the world not just tap a hole on the side of the gas cap to allow the water to drain. I'm sure GM has thought of something like that. Just build it in a way where the water can drain into/under the panel. It'll still work fine.
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The SSR concept went through several changes also. Mirrors were added from the Vette, gas cap location was moved, interior was changed quite a bit. The concept's body was wider and lower to the ground. The production SSR, not so much. Rear lights and tailgate changed. All in all I love the new Camaro and it would look awesome sitting next to my SSR in the garage. In orange!
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Hey! You stole the words right outta my mouth!

Yeah...I wouldn't want a pool of water sitting in the gas cap location either when I try to go to filler up. Better yet, why in the world not just tap a hole on the side of the gas cap to allow the water to drain. I'm sure GM has thought of something like that. Just build it in a way where the water can drain into/under the panel. It'll still work fine.
I thought the corvette had the filler cap on the back lid sometime ago, what was the trick then.
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