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96 Viper GTS Venom 550 - making more mods

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by GTSjbud, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. GTSjbud

    GTSjbud Viper Owner

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    Below are some renderings that Tom (individual who is creating renderings of my Viper) did for his '69 Camaro. This will give you an idea of what type of renderings will be generated for my Viper. Needless to say his work is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! :headbang:

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  2. InjectTheVenom

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    *drops from desk chair like a stone and goes out*...
     
  3. GTSjbud

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    I take it that you like the renderings? :dunno: :D
     
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    WOW, those renderings are AWESOME!
     
  5. NZGTS

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    I cannot even start to think how much time goes into doing the renderings.
    Where did you find the best deal on your rims? if you dont mind me asking of course. And will they change the wheels dai from stock? eg will it change the speedo accuracy?

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  6. GTSjbud

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    Hello Craig...I've sent you a PM about the rims.

    Cheers
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  7. GTSjbud

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    More frame rendering pics. Amazing detail! :2tu:

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    Computer rendering software used is Autodesk 3ds Max
     
  9. GTSjbud

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    Engine in various stages of disassembly.

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  10. GTSjbud

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    Crank...WOW is it ever heavy!!! It weighs a healthy 90lbs. :omg:
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  11. GTSjbud

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    Stock forged piston

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  12. Camfab

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    Ok, Ok, OK..............Now it's time to start putting things back together. Very cool shots and renderings. I can only imagine how much space you must have, because just pulling the motor and trans out generated a huge parts organizational challenge for me. I made wall mounts for the sidesills and a hood lift off storage rig, etc...love to see your weekly progress. Keep it up!
     
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    I noticed my block (2000) has more material between the cylinders (smaller water jackets). I wonder if they were trying to beef up the deck?

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  14. RTTTTed

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    Not sure, but I'd suspect just different holes from the deck.

    Never heard of any block revisions on the second Gens. Anyone?

    Ted
     
  15. GTSjbud

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    Before I built my shop I read many articles on how to effectively design and lay out a restoration garage/shop. And the one thing that they said over and over and over again was make sure that you have lots of room for storage. So I built my shop and then holy @#$% !!!!!! :omg: They're not kidding when they said to make sure and have lots of room for storage.

    I feel you storage pain :(

    My biggest dilemma was where in the @#$% due I store my hood? :dunno: In the end I decided build a craddle just above one of the over head doors. Works like a charm :D The reason it works so well is due to the fact that I don't use that over head door at all. ;)
     
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    Wow! Is your engine ever clean and shiny :D If you measure the thickness of your wall (closest cylinder to cylinder edge) I will measure mine and then we can compare. Let me know the number you come up with. :)
     
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    More wheel renderings

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  18. GTSjbud

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    Render planning

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  19. InjectTheVenom

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    Amazing... I'm at a loss of words here... tell him he should develop a racing game of his own (and not just for consoles either but PC as well)!
     
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    I wish I could, but that was back in June. The car has been back in attack mode for 6 mos.:headbang:
     
  21. peakcompletions

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    Just caught up with this thread and WOW.

    Amazing job with the posts and build. :headbang:

    Someone mentioned that you will have and do have the nicest 550 out there... one might venture to say that with the CPE kit and mods you are doing you should change that to 1250... or maybe 1350... or maybe even 1450 HAHAHAHAHA :drive: :drive: :drive:

    Keep it up. Awesome build! :2tu:
     
  22. GTSjbud

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    Thanks for the comments! :2tu: I am in absolute awe of the Venom 650R that you previously owned! :headbang:

    I would honestly like to change the Venom 550 designation to match something close to the power output. But that would be false advertising considering the original package was in fact a 550 purchased from Hennessey.

    Cheers :beer:
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  23. GTSjbud

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    Possibly some of you have been wondering why I haven't posted much as of late. Well I haven't been slackin ;)

    Recently I sent the transmission out to be inspected for wear. I also shipped the seats, console and door panels to be reupholstered. I know what you are thinking, how much wear can there be on the interior for a Viper that only has 1800 miles. Good question! I simply want to make the interior a little more rich looking and flashy! No, no I'm not adding sex lights :nono:

    Stay tuned :eater:
     
  24. RTTTTed

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    So you wnat to send me your old covers??? Or have they gone hard?

    Good to hear you're not slackin' LOL

    Ted
     
  25. NZGTS

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    cool good to see that you are still going strong, was missing the progress reports.
     
  26. InjectTheVenom

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    +1 on that!
     
  27. GTSjbud

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    Hey Ted

    I have made sure that the fella doing the upholstery will be removing the old covers so that they can be reused. Like I say they are in excellent condition with only 1800 miles/3000 kms of use.

    So, yes I will definitely sell them to you.

    Cheers
    Jason
     
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    Transmission removed and ready for inspection. I am having the tranny inspected even though it only has 1800 miles because I would kick myself if I re-installed and found out it needed maintenance.

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    Pics of seat, center console and door panel before being upholstered. I have selected a wicked awesome material to cover the seats, center console and door panels with. Door panels will have two different materials. I will not be putting carpet back on the door panels.

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  30. GTSjbud

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    Sure lookin' bare with wheels and brakes removed. I decided to upgrade my brakes. So I ordered a set 14" SRT10 Calipers from Dave's Big Brakes. Plus I ordered an emergency brake kit for the rear.

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