Yeah, that's the best design. If I may add. Round up the outside corner vent at the bottom to match the 350Z window. You could also wait and pull-in the C-pillers thus a allowing for some "hips" play. You could then purchase Whodeannie's hips that are going to be produced this year.
The end result should look similar like the PPG hips, but in your case using a glass deck.
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I have been watching Dean's thread I like the hips but those will probaby have to wait for the next build. I like what fourpoint9 did with the vents. I think I will lay something like that out this week.
Not much done on the car lately but I did work out the belt route and made the alternater bracket
I also picked up rear bump stop eliminator kit and front tubular arms and coilovers from westshore nice stuff. This also means that my original arms that have been powder coated and have brand new poly bushings and ball joints will be in the mall soon
Picked up some front side vents from The Driver they look real good
I also picked up some Doug Thurly headers for the LS4 off another forum They are very nice very thick primary tubes
I also picked up some solid cradle bushings from Rodney and other odds and ends. Now I need to get to work.
OK over due update. The engine is at Fieroking's mounted on the cradle and Joe is finishing up the wireing harness. I have been working on the dash mold slowly but should be down this weekend. Here are some pics of the engine with the headers on and some other stuff.
I finally have a new dash now I have to make a new center console. It should be alot quicker than it took me to make the dash. I think the dash was definately worth it. question for you all paint it or upolster in leather?
In the 2 part mold
Here it is
The 2 halves of the mold in front
I'm very pleased with the way it came out but what a pain in the butt to lay up
Okay it's been awhile since I did an update so here it goes car is coming along slow but sure here are some pics Engine cradle modded by Joe aka Fieroking ready for the LS4 powder coated with Rodney's solid bushings
I thought I had taken more pics of the seat process but I guess not. Getting the Solctice GXP seat to fit correctly was alot more work than I anticipated as always. Used the fiero rails and had to dissassemble the GXP seat completely modded the bottom and welded to the fiero rails, got the seat bottom with 1/2 inch of factory hight comfortable fit.
The Grand prix GXP steering column is in that was a pretty easy mod and haveing the tap shift is going to be cool.
The engine bay has been completely stripped down and painted with pur 15
HVAC controls have been mounted in the dash
Joe built my AXLES yay
I have trimmed out the new aluminum fire wall and sound and heat pad will go between it and the factory firewall
I also dropped the fuel tank and put in an Aeromotive 340 lph stealth pump and plummed the new fuel system Jegs and summit are always handy -6an braided hose and fittings
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I had a harbor frieght powder coat gun that was not working very well took alot of powder to get coverage was not seeming to charge the particals very well. So I bought a Eastwood gun and the difference is huge good coverage little waste compared to the Harbor gun so if your in the market I would say deffinetly worth the extra money for the eastwood gun and you will save the money back in less powder loss.
I would love to see some more pictures of the process you used to build the dash pig if you have them.
I will check to see if I have anymore pics but I think I posted what I took. I took the original dash and trimmed some of it then added AB foam wood and lots of bondo till I got the shapes I wanted then painted with duratech and pulled a mold. If your interested in making something drop me a line and I will walk you through it the best I can.
Been a while since I posted anything so this will be a big post. Been a little distracted with my new car and work but progress is being made.
Engine bay ready
expansion tank powder coated and ready to go back in
Joe AKA Fieroking hooked me up with an aluminum transmission pan got it installed
Here is the transmission cooler it will go on the passanger side quarter scoop
Engine bolted up to the cradle
First attempt at putting it in had to make some adjustments to the shock tower and front fire wall
Ready for another attempt I think everything was adjusted wiring harness is on
It fits it is in its new home the headers clear idler pullies clear I think she can stay in now.
Computers are Isolated and mounted. Have some more wiring and coolant lines to run but she is getting close. Did find that I will probably loose the bottom 5 inches of the trunk to make room for the exhust with the bumper I made and were I relocated the tips I don't think there is much choice trunks to deep anyway LOL
I have discovered I'm horrible at this and taking pictures but here are some updates. Got all the HT motorsports suspention installed bumpsteer kit tubular A arms and coil overs all the way around. Completely rebuilt the rack with Dickman bushing and instructions. Put the car on the ground and rolled it out to step back and look at the overall pretty happy and I like the ride height. Lots to do after going to sema I'm a little more motivated.
Ok got side tracked a bit with other vehicle issues back to the fiero. With the Doug Thurley Headers came a small problem space for the exhaust. The crossover conects to the backside collecter in a 2 into 1 design using a 3" single pipe but all of this is done 3-4 inches lower and further back than stock. So with not wanting a bunch of 90's and no need for cats I made my muffler. 3" in 2 2.5 out. Still have to finish up but you will get the Idea. I did cut the bottom of the trunk out but I'm only loosing about 5 inches of the it.I had to rework the Thuley crossover and shorten it up about 3 inches.
Here it is the car before I put the top on.
Steel wool in the main divider and on the ends to try and quiet it down abit and hopefully tone down resonance.
after locating all the baffles I drilled small holes in the top to spot weld the baffles to the top.
Not sure if you have thought of changing your sock rear wing out and do the camaro lip spoiler...It will make your car look really really bad ass with that front end.. I think it will complete the rear body lines off sweet as well..