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The next task was to reinstall the wiring harness in the car, starting with the dash, and then going under the hood.
This task was made easier by virtue that everything had been installed in the car once already for test fitting.12/15/2014 at #487412/15/2014 at #487512/15/2014 at #4876
Next came the various coolers, radiator, engine oil cooler, power steering cooler, supercharger heat exchanger, and AC condenser coil.
The air-conditioning hoses run through the passenger fender to minimize clutter.12/15/2014 at #4877
Under the dash, the Vintage Air evaporator core and other dash wiring was routed to its final destination.
All the lines and hoses are neatly clamped together, and Gates heat shrink clamps secure fluid hoses.12/15/2014 at #4878
The Moroso PCV catch can and GM power steering reservoir are mounted to the engine.
The brake master cylinder was reinstalled and the stainless brake lines reconnected.
Dual Spal fans will keep this car running cool.12/15/2014 at #4879
Under the car, the MagnaFlow exhaust was reinstalled, as was the T56 Magnum transmission. The transmission was painted in the same ceramic silver as the engine to prevent corrosion.
The Baer brake calipers were reinstalled and the brake system was bled. Upon completion, the crew reinstalled the Forgeline wheels and tires.
Soon, the crew reconnected the battery, added fuel, and the ZR9 came to life once again!03/02/2015 at #534503/02/2015 at #5346
The assembly continues underhood, including more wiring. This is a Dedenbear relay panel in the passenger front fender that powers things like cooling fans, supercharger intercooler pump, etc.
The air filter assembly lives in the driver front fender with a K&N Filter.03/02/2015 at #5347
Tyler fitting A/C components and ducting in the dash.
All the components that will be visible through the grille are blacked-out.
Fesler billet turn signal lights are installed in the lower valance.
Detroit Speed RS headlight assemblies are installed next.
Trevor installs and aligns the new window glass.04/15/2015 at #5599
The interior design of the ZR9 is a mix of ‘69 Camaro and new tech. We started with a set of Recaro seats and re-stitched the leather with a matching blue thread.
The stitching color is very subtle:
The center console was leather wrapped with matching blue thread as well.
The console was then skinned in Carbon Fiber to modernize the look.
The rear seats are a custom design and are covered in matching leather and blue stitching.05/11/2015 at #583107/16/2015 at #6071
Soon it was time to start the exterior wetsand and buff process.
First the car is washed clean of dust and dangerous particles. Then, the edges and trim items are taped off and masked for protection.
Jeff hand wetsands the panels with a variety of sand paper grits, starting with 800 on rough areas and “nibs”, then progressing to 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, 2500, and 3000 grit. The rigid rubber block ensures he does not leave finger impressions while sanding.07/16/2015 at #6072
This sanding process leaves a very dull appearance that might make you nervous… like the paint has been trashed!
However, once the polishing starts, the magic happens and the car’s finish comes to life!07/16/2015 at #6073
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