Rad_Capz
Rad_Capz HalfDork
3/25/14 1:53 p.m.

Just putting the finishing touches on this one. I did electrical, plumbing, engine/trans install, and various other things. Body & interior was done by shops. Customer did a lot of misc. assembly including painting/polishing components and brackets.

The car strarted as a V6 base model car. Now has a built 355 SBC with vortec heads, MSD, Quickfuel carb, headers, etc. and is connected to a T-400 trans with B&M Megashifter. The ECM has been eliminated and engine monitoring is by aftermarket gauges. Posi rear replaces the original peg leg and has discs now. Line lock up front for those times smokey burnouts are desired.

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Pat
Pat HalfDork
3/25/14 7:17 p.m.

Looks great!

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
3/25/14 7:18 p.m.

You do good work, but that hood is BRUTAL.

Junkyard_Dog
Junkyard_Dog Dork
3/25/14 7:54 p.m.
mndsm wrote: You do good work, but that hood is BRUTAL.

...and it either needs box flares or wheels of the proper offset. Also those exhaust tips look like they're just waiting for the right moment to melt the rear bumper.

Very nice work. Never thought I would see a FAKE IROC! Must be getting old.

The_Jed
The_Jed SuperDork
3/25/14 8:22 p.m.

My my, what a girthy rear sway bar you have!

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade UltraDork
3/25/14 8:58 p.m.

Sweet.

Rad_Capz
Rad_Capz HalfDork
3/25/14 9:51 p.m.
Junkyard_Dog wrote:
mndsm wrote: You do good work, but that hood is BRUTAL.
...and it either needs box flares or wheels of the proper offset. Also those exhaust tips look like they're just waiting for the right moment to melt the rear bumper. Very nice work. Never thought I would see a FAKE IROC! Must be getting old.

Good to see you guys are paying attention and not trying to sugar coat! Some things I have no control over as the purchases have already been made before I'm involved or the owner has different tastes than mine/yours.

In addition to the things mentioned I think the car needs an altitude adjustment and I mentioned it to the owner today. GROUND effects pieces need to be somewhat near the ground. He wants to drive it a bit and see if it settles first.

It's been almost 25 years since the last IROC Z rolled off the line in early 1990.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
3/25/14 10:08 p.m.

Yeah, that's what I figured, owner pays for parts, then pays you to install them, does not pay for taste along the way.

Rad_Capz
Rad_Capz HalfDork
3/26/14 7:53 a.m.

Sometimes I'm consulted on aesthetics, sometimes not.

ScreaminE
ScreaminE Reader
3/26/14 8:01 a.m.

I like it a lot. Some things I would change as mentioned by others, but not much. It is crazy how well the interior can be cleaned up. Did you hand-stitch that steering wheel cover? I'm surprised the owner didn't want the standard terd-gen Camaro Grant Steering wheel. Like this one:

Rad_Capz
Rad_Capz HalfDork
3/26/14 8:23 a.m.

The leather cover was stitched on the wheel by the interior shop that installed the headliner, carpet etc.. I had one of those Challenger series Grant wheels in one of my cars and found the spokes to be in the way.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
3/27/14 8:28 p.m.

thumbs up for keeping the A/C! I often find it odd when someone selects selects a 3 speed trans over a 4 speed when they can (now) be just as strong for around the same price. Oh well, to each their own. Nice interior work!

Rad_Capz
Rad_Capz HalfDork
3/27/14 10:37 p.m.

Here in south FL a lot of people want to have AC. Wiring it when removing the ECU is a challenge. Not sure why he had the 3 speed, was already to go when I was hired. The owner scoured junkyards for months collecting all the best plastic interior bits he could find and painted them. Local shop stitched up the seats and installed the headliner & carpet.

TIGMOTORSPORTS
TIGMOTORSPORTS Reader
3/28/14 9:25 p.m.

Nice work. VERY CLEAN work. Getting a 3rd gen clean is tough, as most are dirty and beat.

failboat
failboat UltraDork
3/29/14 11:44 a.m.

agreed on all the comments about the ride height and hood. but either way very nice car.

i have a coworker with an original 350 iroc z that he's had since high school. currently tucked away in his mothers garage on jacksands and i am regularly hounding him about bringing it out of its long term hibernation.

gamby
gamby UltimaDork
3/29/14 10:42 p.m.

As others have said--looks great save for the hood, exhaust and wheelgap. I like the wide (Vette?) wheels on there, but maybe after a 2" drop and some fender rolling.

Cool to see a build on one, regardless.

BoostedBrandon
BoostedBrandon Dork
3/31/14 8:58 p.m.

The only aftermarket hood I find acceptable on a third gen is a very subtle 2 inch cowl hood. The turbo hood is hideous, the stinger hood is ugly, and those trans am scoop hoods just don't work. The lines of the scoops don't line up with anything else on the car.

That engine bay is really really clean and exactly how I want mine to look.

And now I feel bad because that Grant wheel is almost exactly like what I wanna put in mine, lol. Nice car for sure.

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