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Here is a 69 Camaro that we started a few months back for a local customer. He brought in a driver quality car and wanted to really take it to the next level. Unhappy with the ride, the power, the interior, or exterior, the plan was for a complete overhaul to bring the car up to today's standards. Not a full blown track car, but something that he could drive across country comfortably and still be in contention at local auto-X events.

Still in the planning phase on a lot of things, but here are the basics to get started.
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14" Wilwoods
D/A Afco coilovers
550-600 HP LS3
T-56 Magnum trans
18's and 20's
Several subtle body mods
All black with matte black and red accents

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Disassembly revealed a few surprises:








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Would this be the same camaro I saw in the background of recently posted picture of another build? You know, the one with the Nelson Twin turbo sitting in it. Either way, I'm sure it will be another award winner.
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The body ended up in worse condition than we had originally thought. It was not horrible, but not great. Some one had patched the floors and did a custom quarter panel installation on both sides. The doors and fenders had some previous work as well. The car now needed floors, quarters, door skins, and lower fenders.







The body was then squared and fixtured and the panel repair began.


Floor and firewall were cut out to begin repairs.
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The chassis was built while we were waiting for parts to come in.


New center crossmember design that will be used on all production chassis.


New mid and side braces added in to the chassis to increase rigidity as well as add detail.




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Would this be the same camaro I saw in the background of recently posted picture of another build? You know, the one with the Nelson Twin turbo sitting in it. Either way, I'm sure it will be another award winner.
This is the same car that you saw with the Nelson motor in it. But, the motor is not actually going in this car. We are building another 69 Camaro with that 572 twin turbo Nelson motor in it. We are just starting the chassis and wanted to fit the motor in this Camaro to see if any changes would need to be made to the chassis or cross members for the motor and turbos to clear.

We also have a 1,300 + HP Nelson twin turbo small block in the show room that is going in a 2nd gen shortly.
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Awesome. I enjoy the posts and looking around the shop.

One question off topic, can you tell me about the photo of the rear of the cobra that is on the wall in one of the views of the camaro?

Thanks,

Darren
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This is the same car that you saw with the Nelson motor in it. But, the motor is not actually going in this car. We are building another 69 Camaro with that 572 twin turbo Nelson motor in it. We are just starting the chassis and wanted to fit the motor in this Camaro to see if any changes would need to be made to the chassis or cross members for the motor and turbos to clear.

We also have a 1,300 + HP Nelson twin turbo small block in the show room that is going in a 2nd gen shortly.
YEAH!! Like that's really fair to the rest of us Keep up the good work, it is truly amazing what comes out of that shop.
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Looks great. Two questions 1) who do you use for media blast, I want to get my 70 chevelle blasted. 2) What body bushings do you guys use on your builds?
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I just love that frame, would love to have one of those under my Camaro. Also does the owner of this Camaro want to sell the trans?
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