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Old 03-03-2022, 11:36 PM
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Default 1969 Camaro "Sketchy”

It's been a crazy six months..... mostly good stuff and I'm not complaining. I finally gave into the pain and had shoulder surgery, changed jobs, Mike (98NOVASS) is staying with me while working a new job, bought a Harley Davidson.... twisted Mikes arm and he bought one too and I bought a clean 69 Camaro body.

These are just way to much fun!





Ever since The Victim sold I've been watching for the right car. Nothings seemed right and I put the idea of getting another car on hold thinking maybe I'd find one over the winter. SEMA was happening and as usual, it got me thinking about build ideas. Not expecting to find anything but disappointment, I opened OfferUp on my ipad was was surprised to find what looked like a clean body. I spoke with the seller who had bought it, from a widow, thinking it was a real Z28. Apparently it was in a shop full of cars/parts and was covered with years worth of junk and all he could see was the tail pan. He had to buy everything in the shop to get the car...so the story goes. When it turned out not to be a real Z28 he decided to sell everything. Whatever...... Supposedly the previous owner was going to build it into a Trans-Am style race car in the early 80's and then switched directions and went with a different car. Based on the panels, sub-frame modifications, 2nd gen parts and dash that came with the car, it seems possible. So I snagged my buddies trailer and asked Mike for an assist.



It was a 2am departure out of Vegas for SoCal and about half was we stopped for breakfast. Word of advise.... no matter how much of a straight shot it looks like, don't try to tow a trailer though the driver though. That was an adventure all on it's own! Mike did great though.

We arrived and looked the car over and it was better than advertised. So we loaded it up and head back to Vegas.















In another thread, I mentioned picking up an LS7 and having Katech work some of their magic on it. It's will be the heart of the build and should be more than enough to keep me entertained.









I have a few ideas, but nothing set in stone. It will be a lot like The Victim, only more refined. With free time being a challenge, I may have a shop do the bulk of the work and of course I would love for Jim to paint the car if he has time. For now it's Pro Jack Stand. I hope to get things started around the end of the year. Time will tell.

Thanks for looking!
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Thanks Curtis! What a great car to start with.
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Thanks Curtis! What a great car to start with.
It seems so. The floors and trunk pan are the cleanest I’ve ever seen. Other than a few small dings that I’d bet are from it being stored since the 80’s, the body has no real damage. It will need a new dash, but that shouldn’t be to hard. The original was removed the right way and I have it. No hidden surprises this time.

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Guess I should have broken that up into three posts.

It’s going to be a challenging build. The same struggle as the last one in that I really want two cars. One built raw and mean just for the track and one that has incredible fit, finish and details that suck people in. The last car embodied both, but also sacrificed a little of each. I’ll admit it was fun to see the stunned look on peoples faces when I’d start the car to leave an event or drop the hammer on the freeway, belch a little fire out of the exhaust. But it was also fun to watch people get lost looking at the car. That look of amazement and appreciation for Jim’s work, from all walks of life, was just cool on so many levels. I hope I can pull it off again!
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Curtis ... I was just in LV to see Metallica
Buddy, Can't wait to see what direction this goes !!! LOVE the engine, and big fan of the intake, it's so clean

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Curtis ... I was just in LV to see Metallica
Buddy, Can't wait to see what direction this goes !!! LOVE the engine, and big fan of the intake, it's so clean

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Steve I’m sorry I missed you. I was out of town for training or I’d have been there with you!

Next time you’re in town let’s make it a point to get dinner. I’ll take you to my favorite steak house in Vegas.

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I like it all with the exception of the Kimber.
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I like it all with the exception of the Kimber.
I was thinking the same thing…….. Nighthawk or Wilson for my 1911’s.
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Dakota Digital for their Chevelle HDX Gauge Package
Painless Performance for their wiring harness

Ron Davis Radiators for their radiator and fan assembly.
Baer Brakes for their front and rear brakes

Texas Speed and Performance for their 427 LS Stroker
American Powertrain for their ProFit Magnum T56 kit
Currie Enterprises for their 9" Third Member
Forgeline for their GF3 Wheels
McLeod Racing for their RXT street twin clutch
Ididit for their steering column
Holley for their EFI and engine parts
Lokar and Clayton Machine for their pedals and door and window handles
Morris Classic Concepts for their 3 point belts and side mirrors
Thermotec for their heat sleeve and sound deadening products
Restomod Air for their Tru Mod A/C kit
Mightymouse Solutions for their catch can
Magnaflow for their 3" exhaust system
Aeromotive for their dual Phantom fuel system
Vintage Air for their new Mid Mount LS front drive
Hydratech Braking for their hydroboost system
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