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A little backend story:

The project started as a "paint, wheel, suspension and stereo job" and as we got into it ... it grew DRASTICALLY. The body wasn't too bad but was rough, we found some surprises. Went with an OEM style exterior and a "new school" interior, motorized tonneau cover to follow in stage 2 (which starts Monday). The OG deadline was mid-September, which as it was made it tight since we started the car on May 1st, so we broke it down to 2 stages. The "primary body/chasis/interior" and then the motorized rear section. We did some research and a resto of this level averages 12-16 months ... with paint and body itself taking 3 months at most places, I gotta give thanks to Dlight and Ryan Miller for joining forces to bang out the body work in 2 weeks (this was done at CCT) and the full paint in 1 week.

About 4 weeks into the project they requested the car for the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, this event was yesterday. The Cruise occurs on the streets of Detroit for 22 miles, 8 lanes wide ... cars everywhere ... over 1 million people ... check my myspace for pics its was the best event Ive ever attended. http://www.myspace.com/wrmx6 (friend request ill accept anyone)

Phoenix contact is suppling us with there product to integrate to the car, the center console holds a 7 inch touch screen monitor that controls the PC mounted on the rear sub enclosure. When finished that screen as well as a wireless one will control all electrical features in the car, including a motorized tonneau cover that will hold all of there control boxes (some really trick ****),a 32" tv, some speakers, nintendo wII, a Tracvision Satellite dish and a second motorized section to hold a grill. They are planning on using this to demo company products at various trade shows, trainings and even take it to multiple football games to tailgate with ... ill let everyone know when its gonna be at PSU.

Enough BS heres the pic, if u want more of the back story stop into the shop

One of the shots of the beginning


The Engine Before


Some of the Engine restoration ... factory GM Orange


Some of the paint/filler we stripped off (Pile 1 of 4)


Front Control Arm Stripped before restoration


Gas tank being stripped for a new coating


Rear axle pulled so we can re-paint it


We had to sandblast the undercarriage with the body on ... so Joe got creative hahaha (video will be posted on youtube)
 

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SSBC big brakes all around, new master cylinder QA1 front coils with Hotchkis rear springs


Stripped and re painted under carriage


Fab work on rear bed area


We got some things made for them ;)


Sat night/Sunday Morning 3am August 10th ... shes back from paint ... I am happy


We lived on nos and redbull for the last 2 weeks


Under bed area for power/Phoenix product


18" Boyds on Good year Eagle tires ... factory exhuast before we cut it to make the magnaflow
 

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Gutted interior prepped for reinstall of some stuff


Stashed controller for the Dakota Digital Gauge Cluster


Finished Rear Enclosure/Console


Kinda Finished Front End


Kinda Finished Panels


Kinda Finished Interior


All thats missing is the panels


Before she got loaded on the trailer for detroit ... 8pm Friday ... Arrived in Detroit at 6am (offically on the road towards detroit at 930)
 

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Finished Interior


The Rear Entertainment ...

This setup is fully automated with Phoenix Contacts computers, senders, relays. We built this to showcase all of the products they have to offer. Which sounds easy at the time, but adding in 12v, 24v, 64v, 110, 12Volt Audio Video, 6V it becomes quite a nightmare hahaha

Finished Rear on Display at Tunerwar in Harrisburg in February. Start to Finish all aspects of the car ... 6 months ... yes 6 months. (Yes thats the E parked next to her)



Opening of the Rear Entertainment Tonneau on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OctT9BjZhcU

Closing of the Rear Entertainment Tonneau on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpLfWif9ckE
 

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very very nice..... cant go wrong with Phoenix....
 

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VERY good looking car! Congrats on the finished product! This project was huge. Really love the "kiwi" on it. :)
 

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VERY good looking car! Congrats on the finished product! This project was huge. Really love the "kiwi" on it. :)
its close, but its actually a custom Green off a Labo Color code with a Metallic flake in the paint to keep it a single stage paint. This way when it gets damaged, becuase it will ... the company isnt a car company so its bound to happen. It can get reshot and match without spraying the entire car.

ps. we know for a fact becuase it already happened once ;-) :lol:
 

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That's a nice build dude.....impressive.
 

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That's some work! One of my first cars was a '70 Chevelle, so it was cool to look through your restoration pics and see that design again. Wish I'd never sold that old girl. Hope to see yours in a show in the future!

Great work, and welcome back!
 

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Wow six months. Better watch it, Discovery Channel is going to come find you and wanna hang around.

Love the blasting pic. So, Year One sells a robot that will media blast a car on the frame?;-)
 

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That is some nice work, dude!
 

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Nice, You'll never lose that in a parking lot
 

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Wow six months. Better watch it, Discovery Channel is going to come find you and wanna hang around.

Love the blasting pic. So, Year One sells a robot that will media blast a car on the frame?;-)
hahahaha ... i got a video of it as well i gotta find and upload to you tube

thank you everyone for the kind words, it makes the blood sweat and lack of sleep worth while. Me and the boss both almost got divorced during the build becuase we didnt leave the shop for about 3 weeks. Literally slept at the shop, showered everything.

Well worth it though
 

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Front tires are on backwards. Switch them and youll be good. ;-)

hahaha ... yeah we caught that when we pulled it onto the trailer in Detroit. Our intern put them on the car ... man he still hasnt lived it down.

Nice catch ... most people don't notice it
 
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