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Old 05-27-2009, 11:59 PM
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Default 69 Camaro at Best of Show

Hi everyone, I've been lurking around here for quite some time and figured it was time to finally start a progress thread for our car. Those of you that have picked up the latest issue of Camaro Performers might have noticed it in the F-body garage section, its the one pictured with the Detroit Speed subframe and LS2. Anyway, big thanks to Steve Rupp for the ink. We're thrilled and honored you thought our car was cool enough to include.

I posted an introduction of the car a while back, but didn't feel like digging it up again so here is a brief rundown of the parts, but first thanks to a bunch of vendors from this forum, namely Jon at Driverz inc, Tobin at Kore 3, as well as Tyler and the Anvil gang. Doing this for the first time has been a learning experience and all of you have been beyond helpful.

The big parts:

DSE sub and quadralink with minitubs
Forgeline ZX3Ps, 18x9 and 18x12
C6 Z06 brakes
510 hp LS2 from Turnkey
Vintage Air front runner
billet brushed valve covers from nasty performance
t56 with viper internals
Anvil hood and cowl panel
Marquez front valance

Most of the major parts have already been ordered so the project is going to be moving along pretty quickly from here on out, so if you guys aren't tired of '69 camaros, I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures to look at over the next several months.

On to the pictures. It's kind of hard to tell at first how for the car has come, but it started as a shell and is now close to paint.

this was from the ebay ad
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quadralink installed:



trans tunnel modified:



wheels, I never get tired of looking at these wheels:




here it is mocked up with the suspension and engine/ tans


LS2 being fired up for the first time. We were hoping it would sound nasty, but the truck muffler kept it sounding rather benign



From here the car from Hot Rods and Custom Stuff to Best of Show. Hot Rods did a great job installing the tubs, etc. but I'll be honest, we just love the atmosphere at Best of Show, not to mention they're nicer, they're cheaper, they're genuinely interested in the project and they do amazing work. After arrival the car got taken apart to be soda blasted, as you can see it was pretty clean under all of the bondo, the previous owner had the quarters and fenders replaced, and work was pretty good.



the aftermarket fenders have needed a little bit of work, and are still being fit now. Here we found that Hot Rods had decided to cut them, it was a bit of a surprise.
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:00 AM
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Since everything else was so nice, we had to smooth the firewall, here it is coming together:







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Then the shell got blocked and primed:






Undercoating:



Finally coming back together:

the Anvil good is great:


the Marquez Valance needed a little something to complement it so I sketched up some ideas, and with some practical knowledge from the Best of Show guys, we ended up with this idea.

without anything:


Chin Spoiler mocked up in cardboard:





I think that takes the project all the way up to its current progress. We've got an RS grill in boxes inside the car, and some Mercedes SL exhaust tips on order. once the exhaust gets fit into the tail panel it will be time for paint. I can't wait

Once again, for all of you guys out there that have had a hand in helping us get our parts, or in working on the car, we can't thank you enough. I wrote for Camaro performers that my dad and I had more passion than knowledge, and while we've learned a ton, it really is true. The car wouldn't be anywhere close to what it is now without everyone's knowledge.

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Old 05-28-2009, 12:20 AM
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Cool.. I can even post progress pics in here.. lol

That's the Track Rat behind Matt's car in some of those shots..

That thing has the perfect stance right now, hopefully you can keep it that low.
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:23 AM
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Nice work! Thanks for posting so much info and pics. Keep it coming!
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:34 AM
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The dash and interior work looks killer. This will be a super car when its complete. Keep the pics coming.
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Sharp lookin camaro.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:19 AM
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We have a saying on the west coast when it comes to body shops:

If you didn't go to Best Of Show, you don't know D!ck. (D!ck is the owner of the shop BTW.)

Matt-

Looks great. what color are you going to go with?

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when im done beating my car into the ground I plan on bringing it to Best of Show for the full treatment. Nothing but amazing work out of there
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:25 PM
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Haha, Steve your cars show up everywhere, I wouldn't be surprised if Penny was under a cover in the background somewhere.

Picking a color has been difficult, everyone at the shop jokes that we know exactly what we want, except for the color, which is true. The car is going to be a dark charcoal color, with a hockey stripe. We recently decided on the main color, which is called alloy gray. Here it is on a member's Shelby:

https://lateral-g.net/forums/show...ghlight=shelby

I've been working on finishing up the sketches I came up with to give the Best of Show guys some direction and idea of the couple subtle touches that are being added, here's the first one:



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