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My taste in cars is a little different than most of you guys.. The first few pics are of my 67 Camaro the way it looked for a long time, the pictures of it in a darker color are the way it looks right now. I just repainted it and have yet to reassemble everything. The dually is my daily driver, all the Dodge logos on the exterior and interior were replaced with Autobot emblems. It has a tailgate mounted squirt gun that can be operated and opened / closed from inside the cab. I posted a video of it working on the bottom, hope you enjoy.

 

-Ryan

 

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This is a video of the tailgate squirt gun in action

post #5132 of 14754
Love that Camaro, I like it in the first color with the stripes better though.
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for some reason it posted twice.. sorry


Edited by Rad Ryan - 5/17/12 at 7:27am
post #5134 of 14754
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Love that Camaro, I like it in the first color with the stripes better though.

Thank you, the pics don't do the new color justice though, it changes from green to blue to black in the light. 

post #5135 of 14754

I was about ask, I could see a hint of green on the top of the fender. Nice car and truck, just don't care for the water gun.

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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I was about ask, I could see a hint of green on the top of the fender. Nice car and truck, just don't care for the water gun.

The water gun was more for my 8 year old son.. he is obsessed with the transformers and wanted me to make the truck resemble Iron Hide, a character from the movie.. Thats why the Autobot emblems and smoke stacks. Although, the look on a drivers face when he's following too close and I drop the squirt gun is priceless.

post #5137 of 14754
Great camaro, truck is too big for me but the water gun would be great fun in Dealing with tailgaters. I dont think it's an option on the phaeton.
post #5138 of 14754
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

First Phaeton was built in 2002. It never got the plaudits it deserved, many luxury buyers didnt want a VW on the front. In fact, it sold more cars in Germany than combined anywhere else. Without the limiter it does 200mph. Its really a fantastic car, the chairman of VW gave the engineers a list of 10 parameters that the car must meet, some examples:
- The cabin should heat up in no more than 3 1/2 mins
- Should be capable of being driven at 186 mph for 8 hours with an exterior temperature of 122 deg while maintaining an interior temperature of 72 deg
- The car should possess torsional rigidity of 37,000 N·m/degree so the frame would maintain its rigidity over time and miles
- The air conditioner was to be draftless
- There would be no lift or vibration at 186 mph
Anyway, the Phaeton is one of the best cars ever built, in fact I considered it when I got my Audi but they didnt sell it in the US anymore by then. Its basically the same platform as the A8, rock solid.
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzEwNzA0Mjg

Would you get an 8 cyl?

Also, the 2004's seem to have an expensive fix if one of the suspension components fails. You have to replace all four shocks at a cost of $10k.
post #5139 of 14754
that is rough that you have to fix all 4 every time, but a lot of big German cars since the 80's (even before that, starting with the old MB W100) have had expensive air suspensions that can vaporize thousands to fix. Its part of the territory unfortunately.
post #5140 of 14754
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Love that Camaro, I like it in the first color with the stripes better though.

+1, like the blue with stripes the best. It's kind of surprising, but I see a lot of mint 67/68 Camaros in Tokyo, like one a week at least.
post #5141 of 14754
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

that is rough that you have to fix all 4 every time, but a lot of big German cars since the 80's (even before that, starting with the old MB W100) have had expensive air suspensions that can vaporize thousands to fix. Its part of the territory unfortunately.

iirc, the Audi Allroad had/has an air suspension that usually failed around 80k miles. One of the solutions was to replace all 4 with coilover sets from someone like Eibach, etc, for around $1,200. The ride would be a little firmer but handling would improve immensely, plus no more expensive ass air suspension failure!
post #5142 of 14754

i always assumed the airbag setup involved a good deal of extra weight, am i wrong? those allroads sure look like pigs, but id still love one

post #5143 of 14754
Had air suspension on my Navigator.
It malfunctioned 15 times during my 2 years with that shitbox.
post #5144 of 14754
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Originally Posted by xpress View Post

Had air suspension on my Navigator.
It malfunctioned 15 times during my 2 years with that shitbox.
I bought one years back - nothing but trouble. Got rid of it after a year. Lost money on that one, and lots of it.
post #5145 of 14754
the air suspension on my 06 LR3 was the worst. Would lower itself on the highway out of nowhere. I do appreciate the modern technology and the idea of the air suspension, it works very well on my GL. It works like stablizers on a large yacht, offsets the body roll pretty well on a large truck.
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