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Old 19-04-2018, 10:51 AM
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Old 19-04-2018, 10:00 PM
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Cheers guys. Sure has been a long road but I can kinda see the light, sort of.
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Old 20-04-2018, 06:32 AM
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I was in talking to Clint last week and had a look , looks awesome
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Old 25-05-2018, 07:10 PM
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That's off the wall Luke!
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Old 25-06-2018, 05:07 PM
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Work of art mate. Hidden wiper motor is cool. That dash looks awesome
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Old 20-11-2018, 10:36 PM
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Cheers fellas!

This is another one of those long time between drinks posts. Has happened a few times and I'm sure it won't be the last and to think when oi bought this back in 2010 I thought I would have it on the road in 9 months.

I have the camaro back at mine after a long stint at Clints (SRM).

Clint has done a ripper job on getting the car to the stage it is right now. Some jobs I asked him to do were a complete headfvck but he did them and did them killer!

Left off from having the dash done and under dash pedal box mounted.

He then went about getting the fuel tank and rear floor section finished. After doing the body dropped I obviously lost room in the boot for luggage etc so my main concern was to get as much boot space and fuel capacity as we could without running the fuel tank to low. Check.

Fabricated ali fuel tank with in tank Aeromotive Stealth dual pumps with a nice fancy fuel filler in the rear panel.





Some may notice the new rear coilover crossmember. Whilst Speaksy did a killer job of the one he fabricated it was just too difficult to work on (removing coilovers etc) so Clint cut it out and made a new one.

Next job was to sheet out the boot area trying to maintain maximum space. Check! I wanted some nice recessed pockets on each side to take a duffle bag on one side and battery and tool kit on the other. I think Clint exceeded my expectations here.











So now that we had that out of the way Clint moved on to the exhaust. Well I made Clints life hell here This is where looking at pictures on Instagram sucks haha.

Originally I wanted to do 180 degree headers but to do this I needed to run a dry sump so basically that would mean the headers would cost around 12k!! Not gonna happen.
So scrolling one day I saw a post about a dual crossover that would potentially net me the same exotic sound I was after.
Well maybe an easy option on a 4 link car but with a Speedtech torque arm setup a nightmare. I was determined to have it and alomost broke Clint in the process but ultimately he got it done and fvcking smashed it outta the park. Had to shorten and notch the torque, notch and shorten the torque arm crossmember and modify the gearbox crossmemember to make it all fit.Massive job but the result was worth it. Oh wait haven't heard it yet. It may sound like a 253 thong clapper!! Headers also built from scratch. These ended up being symmetrical and we can fit them from the engine bay so that is definitely a nice touch. Played around with a few ideas for exit points at the rear and came up with this side exit style. Not the finished product but will be very close.

















Couple more jobs were then completed before taking it home for the next phase.

I originally had Clint mount the Estoppe down underneath the car but decided to mount it on top of the trans tunnel where the middle of the rear seat would be. Will be a much neater install and I think the cables will work better.



So now that it back home ill start doing the qrtr panel replacement. Plan is to have these done then onto fuel and brake lines bore full mock up and drive up the street before heading back to Clint for final jobs before panel and paint.

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Old 20-11-2018, 11:07 PM
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Outstanding Luke, looks killer! Loving the fab work.
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Old 21-11-2018, 10:54 AM
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Exhaust porn, the other fab work is pretty impressive too.
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Old 21-11-2018, 01:02 PM
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Old 27-11-2018, 06:40 PM
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This is insane. Can't wait to hear the "exotic sound" the dual crossovers deliver!
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Old 27-11-2018, 11:15 PM
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Amazing detail. Just wondering, Is that 3" over the torque arm? Trying to work out how too fit mine.
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Old 28-11-2018, 12:20 PM
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Cheers fellas. Clint has done a killer job that’s for sure!!

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Amazing detail. Just wondering, Is that 3" over the torque arm? Trying to work out how too fit mine.
Hey Justin its 3Ē the whole way. Itís all under the torque arm but was a massive job to make it all fit especially with the dual crossover. The torque arm has been shortened and notched as well as the crossmember design has been changed up. Also gearbox crossmember has been modified. Made harder by the fact I didnít want anything hanging lower than the sill which Clint achieved.
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Old 28-11-2018, 03:33 PM
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Cheers fellas. Clint has done a killer job thatís for sure!!

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Hey Justin its 3Ē the whole way. Itís all under the torque arm but was a massive job to make it all fit especially with the dual crossover. The torque arm has been shortened and notched as well as the crossmember design has been changed up. Also gearbox crossmember has been modified. Made harder by the fact I didnít want anything hanging lower than the sill which Clint achieved.
Gotcha. Sorry I typed this when I was half asleep and meant to say 'how did you go about fitting the exhaust around the rear crossmember and diff'. I see you have come down in between the diff and panhard rod. Is it close? I was hoping to put mine over the diff but there aint alot of room back there for suspension travel.
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Old 28-11-2018, 07:40 PM
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Yeah ok gotcha. It is tight but the rear crossmember is now custom so it sits on top of the rails instead of underneath like the Speedtech unit. This has allowed us the suspension travel needed with the exhaust over the top.
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:00 AM
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Ok, that's great work then. I guess I'll be going under.
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