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Old 06-24-2019, 01:19 PM   #1
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Goodbye Gen5 Friends

Well, my 2 year run is over. I had the opportunity to build my dream car, which was a Gen5 LS3 convertible with ridiculous horsepower...and I did it!

When I was a young kid in HS turning wrenches on my 390 4-speed Fairlane GT, I could only imagine a street car with 775 whp. It was just something way beyond what was possible in those days.

To finally build one and then terrorize the streets was an amazing experience, and doing it with the top down really added some spice to the "kick ass" factor.

I've really enjoyed this forum and having good dialogue with you all. Some folks have been Rockin' entertainment and others have helped me understand my car a little bit better.

Best of luck to everyone!

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Old 06-24-2019, 01:24 PM   #2
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Excellent job with the build brother! I am glad you achieved your goals. Are you selling the car now? Before you are gone for good, let us know what you're up to in your next chapter!
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:38 PM   #3
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That’s it? You build your dream car, drive it awhile and push it off a cliff? Figuratively. Must’ve been all about the journey, I suppose.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:52 PM   #4
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Best of luck in your travels.
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:53 PM   #5
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yep, kind of confused of why you are saying "goodbye". Are you selling the car, or just dropping off the forum?
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:29 PM   #6
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Good luck on the ‘next ‘ one!

What’s in the pipeline?

-Don
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:32 PM   #7
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Car is sold, so the Gen5 journey ends.

Pepe, what's next is a hard one this time. I have to find a different motivation and I'm not clear on that, yet. We've got a 75 'vette that's been in the family since 1979 that was my dad's. That may be next, but requires a complete restore and a higher level of commitment than I'm used to.

Mojo, you're right it was all about the journey and this one was special in its' own way. I've never really counted the number of toys I've owned, but usually turn them after a couple of years. So, yes, over the cliff I go.

Take care!
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:13 PM   #8
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Best of wishes to you in your future endeavors. Glad to hear you hit your goals with your car.
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:20 PM   #9
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:28 PM   #10
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hmmm...bet that vette would be awesome with the motor and trans from a wrecked ZL-1 and modern suspension.
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:33 PM   #11
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His next move, I already know, its a Hellcat! Haha reference:

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553188

Guy: "Its a Hellcat"
Taylor: "Can you hook all that power?"
Guy: "...Errr, uhhh...its a Hellcat" (puff of smoke, gone) Taylor: "Why wouldn't he race me??"

Best regards, Taylor, good luck!
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:29 PM   #12
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Ok, I get it. I can understand the love of the build and if you really did get to enjoy the final product for some time then onto new endeavors. Good luck, dude!
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:52 PM   #13
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Any pics?
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:00 PM   #14
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Good luck with your next project.
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