View Full Version : after 6 years in the garage. my car is finally out! pics, soundclip! update page2!


Thule
04-21-2012, 06:58 PM
i bougth my car back in 2006, with 31k on the clock, and adult owned and driven, it was a realy tigth and unmolested example. it was one of the most plain looking camaros i've seen, and commonly mistaken as a 6cyl car. it was quiet,plain lookin,had a towing bar (hitch). and the "wonderfull" gray cloth interior topped of the 6cyl look,

after i purchased it i could drive it for about 3 weeks, and the motor spun a bearing. i orginally planned to fix the motor and do some nice modifications to it, and be ready for the summer og 07,

that did not happen.. the car ended up as my hobby, and lasth night, almost 6 years later, i drove it out pf the workshop, i have driven it some very few miles for some testing here and there after some installations and such, but until last night i had never driven the car fully functional, with all of the modification working,

and what a diffirent.. its just not in any way the same car i started on in 2006. i built a brand new H/C/I motor, ls7 clutch. nitrous lt's. all of the bolt ons and free modds, fully built suspension, sfc's
the car was repainted in a custom black color, and then it had some really decent(and madly expensive) clear code,
the bottom was also painted, in satin black.and everything that was not new was sandblasted and painted did
the wheel arches in satin black also. whe spent alot of time trying to sand out the wafes in the plastic that the doors and fenders are made of to try to get it mirror straigth and realy show off that nice paint work,

the interior is stll under construction, but i installed viper/srt4 seats. and did the rear seat delete, put the armor bord under the ashtray lid, some dials here and there, and i am swapping all the interior plastics out for a dark grey ones, along with T/A door panels to get it all in just one color inside,

i cant even guess how many times i have spent on this car. its not just the actual modds that can go in the signurate picture, i worked hour after hour on something in this car that did not make it faster og handle better at all, relocatin things, sandblasting things from the undercarrige, and so on.

the first test drive was just awesome.. finally driving error code free, but still on wrong gas and a mail order map i could not belive how strongly this motor pulls.. i have no traction at all untill 3rd gear. and its sounds just awesome.


took some pictures today,
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/561388_3515219093107_1650856857_2901462_1444909621 _n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/574628_3515260454141_1650856857_2901466_1204995094 _n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/389203_3522527195805_1650856857_2904697_1238863911 _n.jpg
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389203_3522527395810_1650856857_2904698_9100202_n. jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389203_3522527555814_1650856857_2904699_1068836824 _n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389203_3522527715818_1650856857_2904700_570899310_ n.jpg
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389203_3522527795820_1650856857_2904701_1739501395 _n.jpg


and here is a soundclip, acceleration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T3r0mL7EWPc

Camaroking1996
04-21-2012, 07:22 PM
Sounds badass and looks really clean. What heads and cam are in it?

PERFECT Z28
04-21-2012, 07:45 PM
Looks like she's new. :thumb:

CamaroSS27
04-21-2012, 10:39 PM
love the look

The Mighty Texan
04-21-2012, 10:48 PM
Looks sick, 6 years would just about kill me..

EsCrasston
04-21-2012, 10:58 PM
Looks awesome! Nice looking car!

chadroosa
04-21-2012, 11:35 PM
very nice... you have the patience of a saint

97badass
04-22-2012, 12:56 AM
Mine will have been down for 5 years come July :(

scj
04-22-2012, 03:01 AM
Love the clean simple look on the outside.

LPE 403
04-22-2012, 07:54 AM
Feel your pain, goin on 7 for me :(

Congrats! Looks and sounds great!!

DaRReLL
04-22-2012, 08:15 AM
Looks fantastic!!

Shipping all those items must of been costly,
your hard work and patience paid of.....

Camaroking1996
04-22-2012, 11:26 AM
I think export tails would look perfect on your car.

BoricuaHec01
04-22-2012, 12:00 PM
Wow, I have a sound system hooked up to my computer and that sound clip nearly blew my ears off, beautiful car.

tones2SS
04-22-2012, 01:04 PM
Looks and sounds great!!

Thule
04-22-2012, 04:01 PM
thank you guys.

i guess it will surprice most in here, but i have the patriot stageII ls6's, 59cc chambers, 226cam

when i bougth those heads they where getting great rewiev's, but for some reason most started talking realy bad about them, and was dead worryed that this motor would not performe anything like i hoped for.

but the heads where really well made , good flow rate. and now when the car is driving it really looks good, the motors feels and sounds just wicked, it pulls hard down low and the hp's really go up in the 4500-7000rpm. i am so surprised how this motor came out, today you dont think a little 346cid is that cool anymore, but they really do scream man

Camaroking1996
04-22-2012, 05:07 PM
How much power are you making to the wheels?

FinallymyT/A
04-22-2012, 05:16 PM
Looks awesome! I really like the sleeper look.

Thule
04-22-2012, 07:51 PM
thanks man, i've hoped for 420-430 ish rwhp. and really hoped that i would not go under 400rwhp, N/A

2000ssowner
04-22-2012, 09:48 PM
Man it looks really clean!

BadROC
04-22-2012, 10:36 PM
Looks and Sounds great! What is your exhaust setup?

BigRedZag
04-22-2012, 11:51 PM
Nice car!

Thule
04-23-2012, 01:05 AM
the exhaust is actually a little funny..

it had the much famed LT's-ORY-loudmouth set up.. and i took it off to try to quiet it down a little bit, and for the testdrive i just put a bullet style muffler straight on to the Y pipe, and as funny as it is... the car has never sounded so good! and its so much quieter than before!

NW-99SS
04-23-2012, 11:41 AM
Congrats on getting your car back on the road! As we have discussed before, we have very similar builds and wait times to get our cars going. I drove mine a total of 2 miles last fall for testing/shakedown reasons. Was too late in the year to get it fully insured and inspected before the snow came, so it sits in my garage again awaiting full Kooks exhaust treatment.

Looking forward to seeing you power numbers as we have such similar setups. We may not reach peak hp numbers, but power under the curve is most important anyway!

Mr. Trick
04-23-2012, 12:49 PM
Nice car man, sounds awesome. I like how you shaved the nose emblem, it looks clean.

shaun
04-23-2012, 09:34 PM
good looking car i like the wheels.
that black van in the pic makes me feel molested just looking at it lol spooky

Ghostintheshell
04-24-2012, 07:54 AM
congrats man. I'll bet you'll appreciate that car now even more than before. All that hard work paid off - and it looks and sounds awesome.

I bought my latest trans am WS6 back in 2010 - and I have been "correcting" it since I got it. Still sits in my driveway with about 2 summers worth of parts / problems to shake out.

Awesome stuff!

Thule
04-26-2012, 10:33 AM
and now it wont start. no fuel pressure

racetronix fuel system,

Streetlegal?
04-26-2012, 12:14 PM
Wow that monster van is pretty awesome got any more pictures!? :lol:

No but seriously that looks good. I can't imagine not being able to drive my car for 6 years. We are going on 3 years for the car we are building but that a completely different situation.

Thule
04-26-2012, 07:20 PM
hehe.. i should be able to find some pics of the van, really evil looking thing. old 6.2l diesel and manual,

driving the camaro was just awesome.. last years i always got a new reason not to drive it. but mostly it was because i did not have money do to it.. when i started modding it i was single and lived @ my parents house, but for most of the time i had my own home and family..

but now i am single agen.. so i dont have any excuse to not drive it this summer :P

Thule
04-26-2012, 07:24 PM
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546232_439366576077772_100000133010682_1876102_146 4075963_a.jpg

Streetlegal?
04-26-2012, 11:26 PM
but now i am single agen.. so i dont have any excuse to not drive it this summer :P

Now no one can get mad at you for loving your car :)

Thule
04-28-2012, 05:17 AM
i really do thank you guys for the good comments,

friend of mine found alot of old pics, that i thougth i had lost with my old computer,

2006, just bougth the car and bougth a loudmouth cat back, 10spoke's and SS wing rigth away. and planned to install one after another
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1989/picture142eg7.jpg
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/7342/picture139wu3.jpg

but then the clutch went burst after just.. few days
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2146/picture149kx6.jpg
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2350/picture154uu1.jpg

i imported a ls7 kit, and installed it along with the new wheels, installed the loudmouth few days earlyer, took those pics rigth after the install on my way home
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/7514/picture168sy5.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/6325/picture172zm7.jpg

the next day.. the motor spun a bearing.. took it out to see what had happened
http://i1.tinypic.com/5xykgae.jpg
http://i1.tinypic.com/4v6n4n6.jpg
http://i8.tinypic.com/4xnhs11.jpg
http://i8.tinypic.com/4thrznn.jpg

this was in the end of the summer, so the plan was to fix the motor before next summer.
during the winter i started getting more sirius about this, and sold my dayle driver and started to purchase stuff for my all new motor

http://i8.tinypic.com/5yb8rog.jpg
http://i5.tinypic.com/52om1xh.jpg
http://i7.tinypic.com/4m1opxc.jpg
http://i14.tinypic.com/66kakr9.jpg
http://i15.tinypic.com/669x1lu.jpg
http://i15.tinypic.com/4y6807d.jpg
http://i8.tinypic.com/6g2cxfn.jpg

early summer 2007
http://i11.tinypic.com/6c46bu9.jpg
http://i10.tinypic.com/67gqxqo.jpg
http://i18.tinypic.com/52n36lf.jpg
http://i12.tinypic.com/66wpidj.jpg

then i installed the motor, installed LT's and ORY, bougth new black Zr1's and added the SS wing, and planned to put the car on the road agen
http://i24.tinypic.com/2rgm9sw.jpg
http://i24.tinypic.com/i2uctw.jpg

but that just did not happen i drove it few miles for testing.. and then it was back in the garage.

and this is probably where the car started to be just a project, i had moved in with my ex wife and had enough else to think about

and from there.. fall 2007 the car was basicly just a hobby, something to do on weekends,

painted the undercarrage
http://i11.tinypic.com/6f5hie8.jpg
http://i1.tinypic.com/4kk6o15.jpg

painted the car
http://i37.tinypic.com/5v7psw.jpg
http://i33.tinypic.com/2lx8nx3.jpg
http://i35.tinypic.com/8ytfzn.jpg
http://s4.tinypic.com/vgsrdl.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/danninx/IMG_2796.jpg

started to finish of the motor, and put the car back top gether
http://s5.tinypic.com/2ptbigj.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/15mjzmv.jpg
http://s5.tinypic.com/2dhusk6.jpg
http://s5.tinypic.com/k3pug0.jpg

first of the suspension parts arriving
http://s5.tinypic.com/2iksazc.jpg
http://s5.tinypic.com/i4mmpl.jpg
http://s5.tinypic.com/2jaaf7p.jpg

brand new ECU
http://s5.tinypic.com/2wdos5z.jpg

Thule
04-28-2012, 05:18 AM
and nitro
http://s5.tinypic.com/2wbyr9t.jpg
http://s5.tinypic.com/28nw5z.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2v8n6uh.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2r79bbl.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2m8428p.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/155p93o.jpg
http://i31.tinypic.com/2lc5z0m.jpg

seats
http://i29.tinypic.com/1rau6o.jpg
http://i28.tinypic.com/8xv7ki.jpg
http://i26.tinypic.com/349f8qs.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/2nia4nl.jpg
http://i26.tinypic.com/2nu7rbn.jpg

motor finished
http://i36.tinypic.com/29n9wdf.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/xopmaq.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/2059xxw.jpg

racetronix
http://i43.tinypic.com/rvddnt.jpg
http://i48.tinypic.com/2n1ak41.jpg

suspension, diff, bushings, paint. sandblast and more
http://i45.tinypic.com/29xbxnq.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/281ftck.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/t5oxgm.jpg
http://oi52.tinypic.com/2ho93tl.jpg

http://oi54.tinypic.com/2lcs0fb.jpg
http://oi51.tinypic.com/i2ozz8.jpg
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/403360_10150661562504612_552329611_11144572_152936 9240_n.jpg

torq thrust M's
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/384727_2713957222061_1650856857_2551123_2074874378 _n.jpg

T/A door panel not in yet
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/401312_3115706185534_1650856857_2719444_1170353233 _n.jpg

and now.. almost ready
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389203_3522527395810_1650856857_2904698_9100202_n. jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s320x320/577887_3564810732867_1650856857_2927344_903815169_ n.jpg


thanks all! hope you enjoy

MonmouthCtyLS7
04-28-2012, 07:44 AM
Bravo, looks great !

Camaroking1996
04-28-2012, 08:03 AM
Awesome build. Where is your nitrous bottle?

Thule
04-28-2012, 04:36 PM
thanks, the bottle will be in the sparewheel section

my bandit
04-28-2012, 04:50 PM
damn, the engine spun a bearing at 31k miles?!!? but i looks like you put a lot of hard work in it and it came out amazing

94LT1TA6spd
04-28-2012, 04:59 PM
Looks and sounds great!!

^^^ this ^^^

coolmanvette75
04-28-2012, 09:27 PM
What seats are those and how much modding had to be done to get them to fit?

Thule
04-29-2012, 12:17 AM
thanks all,

those seats are from a srt4 neon, they can also be found in the srt vipers, they are not a direct fit, alot of cutting,

99_Z_155
04-29-2012, 04:13 AM
Nice man, looks sharp. But im partial to dark cars with TT wheels..... You did a ton of shit to that car. Hopefully it all rolls out smoothly for you the first time.

Thule
04-29-2012, 01:46 PM
the in tank walbro fuel pump just died.. wtf i've driven the car probably less than 10 miles, and it has not bin out of fuel