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Old 04-28-2012, 09:30 AM
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insane attention to detail, good job and keep it up. btw the love the wheels!
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Originally Posted by glocklimited9 View Post
Awesome build man looks great
thanks man, both your builds are sick man, i'd love to have someone like you do the paint/body on my car. both the camaro and formy look sick, you and your pops keep it up!
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insane attention to detail, good job and keep it up. btw the love the wheels!
i think you're bias, lol
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If you would like to see this project finished sooner, feel free to donate guys!

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^ Nice build man, it looks great!
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WOW!

I hope my car comes half as clean looking as yours in next few weeks.

Your tires guy doesn't look like he can lift that tire up though...
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by The Mighty Texan View Post
^ Nice build man, it looks great!
thanks man!
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WOW!

I hope my car comes half as clean looking as yours in next few weeks.

Your tires guy doesn't look like he can lift that tire up though...
thanks man, i can't wait till this baby comes together.

haha, that "tire guy" is me.. I'm 5' 11" 120lbs, 20yrs old.
and btw, those tires do give me a little trouble.

on another note, i cleaned up the garage and wrapped up my setup to keep it clean.

snapped a picture of the suspension mocked up.

then measured and cut my fuel line to the rail, and took some additional measurements for where my wiring needs to go and then proceeded to pull the motor back out. Alex41 may be over in the next week to weld up the engine bay and such, so i can start on the body work for the bay.
more pictures to come.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:33 PM
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Looks like a sweet build. I really like those wheels. The tire/lip combo is perfect imho. Can't wait to see this thing running.

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:17 PM
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yesterday alex41 came over, and we started the fabrication on the engine bay. we finished up all the welding today, and for the most part it's all ground down to the point where it's ready for filler.

Big props to alex41, he knocked out a ton of welding and grinding in a very short time, super nice guy, and i'm proud to say he's the only other person to touch this build. Thanks man, it's gonna turn out sweet thanks to you!

welded all the "billion" holes GM decided to put in the engine bay up, boxed in the radiator support and frame rails, filled all large holes in bay from random accessories that will no longer be on the car, washer fluid, fuel line hole and all wire harness holes in the firewall and bay area., etc. Also cut and welded in a hvac delete plate which will be completely smooth on the firewall. we also completely stitched the towers all together.. There literally are NO holes in the bay what so ever, and everything will get filler, and body work to be completely smoothed.

extremely rough, but it's going to come out looking awesome!
on to the pictures!














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Old 05-09-2012, 02:21 PM
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That is pure art, my friend. Some of the best work I've ever seen. You have inspired me.

And you've also made me finally realize what wheels I want for my WS6. I've had C4 ZR1s and currently have C5 Z06 wheels in black, but I was never satisfied. C5 deep dish in black is the way to go. Beautiful.

Good work, man.
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WOW subscribed, awesome build thread.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:14 PM
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i was in a "backyard" engineering type of mood the last couple of days, and after talking and discussing some things with alex41 i came up with a couple of ideas for various little issues i had with my setup so far.

I couldn't stand the front mounted map sensor, and with the rear mounted setup causing firewall clearance issues, i made this little bracket, and mounted it under/ behind the intake.

another issue was the ugly location for the map sensor on the front of the intake, so after a little looking in home depot, i found the perfect solution. a 1 3/8" chrome plated cap/plug in the hardware section. it fit perfect, and cleand up this area cleanly. i did have to grind a little on the mounting boss though.


I then went on to figuring out how to mount my radiator. since it had to slide up into the radiator support i had to make something that kept it in it's foward/back location as well as keeping it tight to the top of the radiator support in vertically. so i came up with this little bracket and bolt/lock to hold it into place. using existing bolt holes! I can now shake the whole car by grabbing the sides of the radiator and trying to pull it out. it's sturdy, simple, and effecitve. The best part is it cant really be seen.



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looking good man
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The next level of crazy....nice work
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Looks like a sick build, but IMHO you should have kept the LT1 front end. Would be a sleeper and look 10x more agressive
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by slammed1500 View Post
looking good man
thanks buddy, your build is really inspiring and on a level of it's own!
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The next level of crazy....nice work
and i thought yours was crazy.. lol
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Looks like a sick build, but IMHO you should have kept the LT1 front end. Would be a sleeper and look 10x more agressive
i don't like the "sleeper" look. i want people to know it's fast. lol set up the right way, the ls1 front end looks more aggressive imo. thanks though.
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Originally Posted by scj View Post
thanks buddy, your build is really inspiring and on a level of it's own!

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thanks man
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by coolmanvette75 View Post
Looks like a sick build, but IMHO you should have kept the LT1 front end. Would be a sleeper and look 10x more agressive

That's what I told him. Looking good man! Keep it up!
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MX-5.7 View Post
That's what I told him. Looking good man! Keep it up!
^^ this guys a ***... drives a miata.


Sligth UPDATE: well guys, the real work has finally begun... I'm pretty certain i've developed carple tunnel sydrome, and i'm no where near completion. Before i'm said and done, i will most likely pick up an air compressor, and a DA for this job. It'll come together though!







I honestly never thought i would go this far into it, but shaving all the lines in the engine bay is really going to pay off. it's gonna make the bullet pop!

on another note, i ditched the street version of the electric pump, and sold it. Simply because it's just too bulky for my liking. I'll be replacing it with a race pump by meziere. To make my powersteering/alt/idler work i slotted the hole that originally mounted the billet idler pulley in order to make it work as a tensioner. it works like a charm, and looks much cleaner than the huge belt going across the whole front of the engine.

I'll follow with pictures of that modification, and belt routing that i've yet to take because the motor is covered up while i'm doing all this sanding.. bondo buggers for days!

on another note, i picked up a CTSV brake kit for the front of my car from one fast z06, which should really give this thing some stopping power, and look killer behind these wheels.



stay tuned guys!..
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Originally Posted by scj View Post
and i thought yours was crazy.. lol
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It's still crazy....just in other ways

Lookin good....
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crazy awesome build dude. Can't wait to see it done.
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