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Old 28-02-2017, 10:00 AM
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Keen to see how the tru-turn pans out - would love to run some big rubber up front (without having to fork out for a new subframe that is )
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Old 28-02-2017, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Angry View Post
Done lots of reading, got a DES600 P box,..same a s yours,...awsome buy....transformed the way the car steers n drives

That's good to hear!
I was looking at the DSE unit too, as well as the RideTech unit (TurnOne) ... but they were $750USD and $800USD respectively.
I ended up getting the one from Rick's Camaros for $561USD.

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Originally Posted by Stealth 69 View Post
Keen to see how the tru-turn pans out - would love to run some big rubber up front (without having to fork out for a new subframe that is )
Same here ... on both accounts.

Since I've decided to keep the stock subframe, I've been researching all of my options heavily.
The RideTech setup for steering and suspension gets high praise on Pro-Touring.com and Lateral-G.net.
However there's been a lot of debates/discussions around exactly how wide you can go with this kit.

My personal aim is to have the car sitting relatively low whilst still retaining good clearance and suspension travel ... so I will begin with those parameters and work backward to determine maximum possible tire size (rather than pick a tire size and shift everything else to accommodate).
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Old 28-02-2017, 05:46 PM
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It always amazes me how much room 1 car takes up when you pull it to pieces.

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Old 02-05-2017, 09:30 PM
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Brake goodies

Sooooo ....

Been extremely busy with work over the past couple of months, so the poor old Camaro has been sitting neglected in the garage

Got notification recently from Tobin at Kore3 that my brake kit was on its way over.
Today ... the first of multiple parcels arrived.

The box that was drop shipped directly from Hydratech Braking Systems (in Tennessee) turned up!
I ordered one of their Hydroboost units (in base form, with no plumbing).

Heavier and bigger than I pictured it would be ... weighs 6kg on its own.
Even in 'base' form though, I still think it's a good looking unit.

Here's some pics:
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:13 PM
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Hydraboost can take a bit of setting up, but worth the results
New car braking performance, especially paired with decent brakes
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:21 PM
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KORE3 1 of 2

Box 1 of 2 arrived from KORE3 today!

Box 2 of 2 is marked as 'Held by Customs' ... which I kind of knew was coming ... it's got a little over $1k worth of goodies.
Just have to do the paperwork, pay the fees and wait a little longer.

Anyway ... the box that turned up today contained my front hubs, my braided lines, some bearings and a heap of fixing hardware.

It's such a shame that most of this will be hidden by brake discs and wheels ... it looks so nice!

Initial un-boxing pics ...

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All the parts spread out ...

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The hubs (with press in studs already installed) ...

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Even the dust caps look good ... nicely machined KORE3 logo ...

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Old 04-05-2017, 12:22 PM
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Xmas in May ! great stuff !

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Old 06-05-2017, 08:04 PM
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Your going to love the Hydroboost, just installed mine from Torbin - retina detaching braking at its best!
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:17 AM
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Tobin is great to deal with. Even when my order was wrong he made it easy to send back.

Gotta love having new stuff turn up. I've been looking into a hydroboost myself
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Old 21-05-2017, 05:44 PM
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KORE3 2 of 2

Finally got my second parcel of KORE3 goodies released from customs.

The remainder of parts in this second parcel form the majority of the kit for the rear of the car.
(The mounting hardware already turned up in the first parcel).

As per the front end ... some of these parts look way too nice to be hidden away.

The kit consists of backing plates, brackets, parking brake assembly and spacers ... all to suit mounting a set of C6 Z06 calipers to a 9".

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The brackets for the calipers are thick and heavy ... feel very solid.
(These will affix the caliper to an axle flange bracket).
Brackets for the handbrake cable quite solid too.

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Backing plates are really nicely machined aluminium pieces.
Very light weight and way to pretty to be hidden away.

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Here's the axle flange bracket ... equally as heavy duty.

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Really please with what I'm seeing!

Time to go and order my 9" and a bunch of suspension pieces now!
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Old 28-05-2017, 08:10 PM
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Day 21

Finally got a free weekend to do some real work on the car again!
Last lot of work I did was back in February!

Freed up some time during the week to sort out an appointment with a sandblaster.
Found a place called Thomastown Sandblasting that's relatively close to my house ... they quoted about $1k to $1.2k to completely strip the car to bare metal and then give it a light etch prime (to prevent flash rusting).

Decided to prep the shell a little more in readiness for this.
It's been sitting on a rotisserie waiting to go ... but I knew a little while ago that the two rear quarters were dodgy.
Makes no sense to have them blasted when they're coming off anyway ... plus they restrict access to other structures of the car that I want blasted too.

So ... this weekend's task was to rip enough of the rear quarters off, without weakening the structure too much, to provide reasonable access for the blaster.

I started on the drivers side rear quarter late on saturday afternoon.
I could already see that this side had been poorly repaired in the past, as their was a dirty great 'lip' on the inside of the car where the new skin had been overlapped on the old sheet metal.
From my digging and scraping on the outside ... I already knew it had a fair amount of bog in it too.

Using a 4" electric angle grinder and cut-off wheel ... I basically followed the lines of the 'skin' to remove the initial section.

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It's amazing what you find inside these cars!
In the lower section of the rear quarter, I found a whole bunch of crap ... which explains all the rattling I heard when spinning it on the rotisserie.
Newspaper clippings, beer bottle caps, sockets (including a 10mm ... that's where they all must disappear to!), wheel nuts, washers, hose clamps, plus a whole pile of sealant, bog and general dirt.

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With the metal cut away ... here's a better look at the dodgy panel work that was done which shows the amount of bog used.

Anyone remember squeezing their dry buscuits with butter and vegemite to see the 'worms' come through ...

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Here's a nice shot of the panel cross section (25% steel, 75% bog) ...

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Now check out the overlap and bog job that was done ...

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Nasty stuff ...

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After trimming away a few more sections ... I decided to call it quits at this point.
The inner structure looks really clean and solid.
There's plenty of access now for the blaster to get in and clean it up nicely.

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Old 28-05-2017, 08:29 PM
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Day 22

Had to split this job over two days, after running out of cut-off wheels yesterday.

Started back into it just before lunch on Sunday.
After all my 'path-finding' on the drivers side, it was a much quicker job to start slicing through the passenger side.

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Like yesterday, found another pile of goodies in the lower section of the passenger side rear too.
This time it was a combination of glasses, sockets, washers, jig-saw pieces, nuts and bolts. Loads of sealant, bog bits and dirt too.

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This side wasn't as obvious a repair as the drivers side, since it was still a 'single piece' panel ... but I knew it'd received a hit at some point.
I could feel all of the lumps on the inner wheel well ... plus the panel just never 'looked right'.
With the metal fully removed it has confirmed my initial assessment.

This panel actually had even more bog than the drivers side!!!
You can see in this next shot that it's had a reasonable hit at some point and someone's had a crack at pushing the outer wheelhouse back into shape.

Lumpy and boggy ...

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Even thicker application of bog on this panel ...

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Probably the thickest bog section of all was this piece ... which is a photograph of the sheet that I cut out ... looking top down ...

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Here's a shot of the same panel, but from the back.
Looks like it's been attacked with a tommy gun ... then hit with a play-doh cannon ...

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I've already spoken to Peter at 'East Coast Mustang and Camaro' about replacement quarters for this car.
He was kind enough to show me some the last time I was there.
He pulled some out of their boxes (plus some of the doors too) to show me.
I'm certainly not a qualified panel guy ... but the quality and finish looked pretty good to me.
Will be miles ahead of the garbage that I just cut away!

This now leaves me with a car that's truly ready to go off to the blaster.
I've already spoken to a towing company who've given me a quote to transport the entire assembly (as it sits on the rotisserie).
Just have to make the calls tomorrow (Monday) to lock it all in!

Here she sits, carrying the remaining panels that I'm actually going to keep on this car, ready for transport ...

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Old 28-05-2017, 09:58 PM
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Sadly those sort of hack job body repairs with the slide hammer and gallons of body filler are all too common, even when people think they've paid top dollar for a quality panel beating job......
And just a suggestion, if you care about preserving the firewall trim tag/body plate, ask the blaster to tape it off.
What sort of blast media are you going with?

PS If that tower hose clamp you found in the quarter drop-off is an original Wittek, let me know if you don't want it please.

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Old 29-05-2017, 04:35 PM
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You're gonna have a massive performance gain just due to weight reduction there.
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Old 29-05-2017, 07:23 PM
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Mexican panel work by the looks of it
Making some awsome progress....
Did you purchade a braided line kit for the Hydroboost yet ???


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