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Old 04-02-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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April COTM ** WINNER **

I'm very happy to announce the winner of Aprils COTM...

Mr.IROC-Z


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- De-Badged/shaved body.
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- Baer brakes with 2 piece rotors.
- 3.73RP 18x8 and 18x11 irocs.
- Full Spohn suspension.
- Sparco racing seats.

The pics of this car speak for its self. Not only one of the best looking verts on the site, but one of the nicest IROC's! Congrats Tommy!



















Sorry for being a day late... That is my April Fools joke

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Sooooo hot. Want to touch the heiny.

Oh yeah, congrats.
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Extremely sexy! Love his car. Im a sucker for the clean black paint jobs! If he wants, we can trade.
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Love IT!!!, Glad HE got COTM, Jealous of that hood.
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Cool Sexy Car...congrats
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BTW Bro, how awesome does it feel to ride in a camaro thats a convertible, that is something that would complete my dreams.
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not to be critical....but COTM...big empty hole in the dash???????

does look good on the outside
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wow wish my vert could look that sexy i want to get a t56 but i dont think its worth doing since i have an auto right now =(
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Sooooo hot. Want to touch the heiny.

Oh yeah, congrats.
hahaha Billy Madion! but your right, its gorgeous
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Guys,
Thank you for the votes. It's an honor to be judged positively by your peers. The rest of the convertibles in the vote were amazing as well. I learned some new tips/tricks by reading the stories of the various verts in the thread. The main thing that we must take away from this site is that we must all do our best to make a positive view for Thirdgen Camaros/Firebirds. Our cars have long been the butt of some awful jokes, and my goal has always been to quiet those naysayers. Thankfully, thirdgen.org has proven to be a valuable source for quality thirdgen camaros/firebirds.
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not to be critical....but COTM...big empty hole in the dash???????

does look good on the outside
Unfortunately, the interior is pending right now. It takes time to think of creative ideas. I did have a crazy stereo system in there (1000+ watt stereo system, custom built sub woofer enclosure that was in place of the rear seats), but I am in a point in my life where audio is not as important as 'speed'. I shaved over 150bs off the car's weight after removing all that stereo equipment!
My new system will be high quality, but won't interfere with pacemakers ;-)
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wow wish my vert could look that sexy i want to get a t56 but i dont think its worth doing since i have an auto right now =(
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sorry for the double post when i posted it said it was pending for about 5 minutes
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Dam thats a nice car!!
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so sicne this thread is getting the most attention i have a couple questions first ill just start with, for the most power out put would you guys recommend having a carbed 350 or a tpi 350 im just starting to get into cars and im planning on what i want to do to my 92 im going to restore it but i also want to add some power, i mean i do love the traditional carb and i already have a really nice edelbrock 1407 (aka the 750 CFM) it just needs a rebuild kit
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Very nice custom job.Love that engine bay
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Car is immaculate. Has a couple miscues that need to be covered up as displayed in the picture. but very worthy car. I dont think he would have lost votes due to the lack of a hole in the dash and some dirt on the carpet
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that is a beautiful sight to see, keep up the good work and Congrats!
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Congrats!! I've always liked your car. Lots of great ideas to take from it.
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Wow i hate verts but that is a sick *** car!! great job!!!
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Very Sexy Car! Great Job!
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AWesome Job! Very clean looking car. Where did you get the carbon fiber Iroc z styled hood?
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Its sexy and it knows it!
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two thumbs up. Congrats.
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Congrats!!! Great looking car!!!!!!!

Love that stance & the 18x11 rear iroc wheels.
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Where do you get those dashpad mats? I've got a perfect, mint dashpad and I live in constant fear of the sun destroying it... I'd like to keep it covered.
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Congrats, sexy indeed!
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congrats!!! Your car is sweeet!!! I can only hope some day mine will loook that good.
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What a gorgeous animal! I love it!
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Where did you get the wheels?
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Yes! where did you get the wheels? I would love to purchase a set!
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I know tommy sent them out to get widened. nobody makes then as is.
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Custom hood? If so how was it done? Sweet car
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you can order a dash mat from interior shops or normally oreilly and autozone also...

If you have a custom wheel shop in your area they normally can widen any wheel you want to specs you desire.
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Wow! Sweet vert! Congrats on the win Mr. IROC_Z!!!
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awesome car i wish my vert would come out as sick as yours
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awesome car i wish my vert would come out as sick as yours
Thanks for the props. Your car can turn out just as nice! Take your time and have patience. This car has been a work in progress since I got it in 1996...and the work is still on going!
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Awesome car.

I try not to suggest what would look good in someone elses car as they like to do that themselves. But since you said you were trying to come up with something for the interior (and you like speed)...

I think a single hoop rollbar would bring out the car from the side view. Kinda like this one but custom to fit your car. Not a cage - just a single bar like in the second pic



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Not a cage - just a single bar like in the second pic



Smart... and it would look Factory installed...
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Did 3rd gens have the convertible option? or was it converted? I like the backglass a bit more i believe :\ also what is the switch below the headlight ***?
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by the way, someone please reply, im trying to learn as much as i can about 3rd gens.
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were did you get the sparco sets at???
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beautiful car bro.
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Awesome car.

I try not to suggest what would look good in someone elses car as they like to do that themselves. But since you said you were trying to come up with something for the interior (and you like speed)...

I think a single hoop rollbar would bring out the car from the side view. Kinda like this one but custom to fit your car. Not a cage - just a single bar like in the second pic



Thanks for the suggestion. I have seen those bars before, but I believe the car looks cleaner if that bar is not showing. I am planning on fabricating a similar bar, but it will not rise above the seats. It will be a simple rod connecting the left and right side of the car. It will only be visible from inside the car.
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Did 3rd gens have the convertible option? or was it converted? I like the backglass a bit more i believe :\ also what is the switch below the headlight ***?
Yes 3rd gens had the convertible option. I could be wrong but I believe they started the covertible factory option in 1987. That switch below the headlight **** on my hardtop is the factory foglight switch.

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It has already been said, but I will say it as well, Nice car. And I want that hood The stance is perfect, what kind springs did you use? and how much drop?
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Amazingly beautiful car man.. Very clean, simple, and to the point.. Love it.. Wish I could get my 84 Trans Am T-Top to look half that nice!!
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Awesome car,
I want that hood. The hold downs in the front are nice as hell.
Wanna come do my car? lol
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congrats...it's a beautiful car!!
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Re: April COTM ** WINNER **

question for you how did you manage to get the clearance in the rear wheel wells to not bottom out the second you hit any dip in the road, you are about 2 inches lower than mine is and I'm running 18x11 295/35/18's in the back of my 91 vert at factory ride height I only had 2 inches of travel before tires went into the bottom of the roof box. Ours are lower than the hard tops. So needless to say I'm interested in knowing how you pulled it off!
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