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rich-allen
10-03-2008, 10:22 AM
Some of you know me from lateral-g and camaros.net but for those of you that don't frequent those sites I figured it was time to post over here as well.

My car was stock and in fairly good condition, the madness started when I decided to swap the stock M21 for a TKO, Weeks later it was disc brakes, a month later it was the engine.... you get the picture.
I stumbled across the pro-touring community by chance and instantly fell in love with the look and performance these builds offered.

After a year of wrenching in my spare time (which isn't much) I decided to seek the help of a professional shop to finish the car. I called Rodger with Ironworks Speed and Kustoms in Bakersfield California. Rodger's company specializes in trick metal fabrication, the kind of fabrication needed to stuff 15 lbs of custom parts in a 5lb box.

On Aug. 21st, Rodger made the 580 mile round trip from Bakersfield to Concord to meet with me and pick up my car.

First things first... get the car to sit right.

http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/stance-1.jpg




http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/stance-2.jpg


My biggest regret about giving my car to Rodger is the timing. I should have done it last year. Completion of my car should be early Jan.

Rodger is providing:

Installation of the LS2 and T56
Suspension
Exhaust
Pro- Charger
Intercooler
Wiring
Custom dash with gauges
Custom body mods
Classic auto air
Mini tubs
willwood brake system
hydro boost
brake plumbing
sub frame connectors
power windows
tinted glass
Synsiter serpentine system
Custom plumping
Ricks tank, fuel system
wheels: HRE 893's
Tires: BFG

I know I'm forgetting a bunch of stuff so hopefully Rodger will chime in and give you guys the scoop on the killer stuff he is doing.

Here is a pic of the modified body to get the exhaust off the ground:

http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/bodymods-1.jpg


http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/bodymods-2.jpg

rich-allen
10-03-2008, 10:28 AM
A couple more pics from the bottom


http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/bodymods-7.jpg

http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/bodymods-4.jpg

http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/bodymods-5.jpg

Bow Tie 67
10-03-2008, 10:39 AM
I like it, what color will you go with?

rich-allen
10-03-2008, 10:39 AM
Engine:
LS2, with AFR Heads
Jesel valve train and timing set

http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/engine.jpg

http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/heads-1.jpg


Moser rear.
33 spline axles and Tru-Trac

http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/moser.jpg

rich-allen
10-03-2008, 10:41 AM
I like it, what color will you go with?

I'm thinking about a Metallic Palladium Silver and black hockey stripes

The silver is from the 2007 mercedes AMG

DJW32
10-03-2008, 10:55 AM
What's up with the vent windows?

ironworks
10-03-2008, 12:20 PM
I'm trying to keep pics updated on my website of this build if that gives you guys some more info on the build.

Mr.VENGEANCE
10-03-2008, 12:39 PM
"vent windows my way"

umm.... huh?

rich-allen
10-03-2008, 12:56 PM
Vent Windows = 67 Camaro (Most guys hate vent windows but I dig em.)

My Way= that's obvious.


Rich

Mr.VENGEANCE
10-03-2008, 01:17 PM
hmm... i almost thought yo did something nice with the vent windows..

like a billet version or some stuff..

DJW32
10-03-2008, 01:19 PM
Gotcha...Who doesn't like vent windows? People probably don't like the car because its not a 1969. 1967 camaros never get any respect.

rich-allen
10-03-2008, 01:58 PM
Gotcha...Who doesn't like vent windows? People probably don't like the car because its not a 1969. 1967 camaros never get any respect.

My point exactly.

There are tons of guys building PT 69's and if you frequent camaros.net you find the preferred 1st gen is the 69.

I have to admit the front valance and grill does look cool on a 69 but RS 67 can look just as good.

Restomod
10-03-2008, 02:02 PM
I even like the stock C5 wheels on it!!!!!

DJW32
10-03-2008, 02:08 PM
I hear ya, Rich. That's why I have a 67. The best year IMO.

orbit
10-03-2008, 02:51 PM
I hear ya, Rich. That's why I have a 67. The best year IMO.

Better count me in too!:squint: I have a '67 as well. And a '91 and just sold my '79.... LOVE Camaros.:jump:

ironworks
10-03-2008, 03:21 PM
I even like the stock C5 wheels on it!!!!!

Don't worry she has some pretty nice shoes on order.

Rodger

WS6
10-03-2008, 05:42 PM
very cool start. I had no idea so many people were modifying their floors to run traditional dual mufflers without them hanging down. Makes me think I should consider it for my TA since I really don't plan to keep the back seat.

Mr.VENGEANCE
10-03-2008, 06:35 PM
co-signing the 67 as very good.

I know.. Vengeance was born in 1967.

Code Red
10-04-2008, 06:13 AM
very nice I have vent windows on my 68 GTO ;-) they are nice actually


btw what the heck is up with the extremely long wheel studs on the front wheels?

ironworks
10-04-2008, 06:30 AM
They are ARP wheel studs in the front hubs. ATS offers that as an option on their spindles.

Rodger

rich-allen
10-04-2008, 10:11 AM
very cool start. I had no idea so many people were modifying their floors to run traditional dual mufflers without them hanging down. Makes me think I should consider it for my TA since I really don't plan to keep the back seat.

Two considerations when doing this; back seat and heat from the exhaust.

We may put a separate piece of aluminum between the muffler and the floor to dissipate the heat. The pipes will be ceramic coated which will take most of the problem away.

The interior will be a custom combination of Recaro with custom stitching so the floor wont be a problem. If soomeone was using stock interior a couple adjustments would necessary but nothing too hard too handel

Thank for the compliments,

Rich

the camtender
10-04-2008, 05:58 PM
I don't see the results on the muffler recess ??

the camtender
10-04-2008, 06:00 PM
I don't see the results off all the work done on the muffler recess ??

rich-allen
10-05-2008, 07:08 AM
There are a couple pics that really show the benefit here:

http://www.ironworksspeedandkustom.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=30

rich-allen
10-05-2008, 03:25 PM
The pipes and mufflers would hang too low without the floor board modifications.
A lot of great builds with tons of modifications have little to no thought about hiding the exhaust system from view. When you sit this low you have tuck the exhaust.... besides, who wants to see header pipes and mufflers hanging below the line body line view?



Rich

SimplyKC
10-06-2008, 09:37 AM
I'm thinking about a Metallic Palladium Silver and black hockey stripes

The silver is from the 2007 mercedes AMG

A hockey stripe doesn't belong on a '67! It should be a bumble bee stripe.

I like them better myself as they are more simple. Same goes for 67-68 Camaro styling overall vs. the 69s.

rich-allen
10-06-2008, 11:42 AM
My car came from the factory with stripes. RS/SS.


I never liked the bumble bee stripe. To me the bumble bee stripe shouts 10 BOLT! :lol:

SimplyKC
10-06-2008, 01:11 PM
My car came from the factory with stripes. RS/SS.


I never liked the bumble bee stripe. To me the bumble bee stripe shouts 10 BOLT! :lol:

Wait, your RS/SS came from the factory wtih Z28 stripes?

I believe you are mistaken. It would have the bumble bee stripe. And, what does the strip have to with the rearend?

The bumble stgipe was offered in 1967 and 1968 (Later in the '68 model year it became the stripe that extended down the side) and only 1969 had the "hockey stripes".

Only Z28s came with deck stripes with one exception; the 1969 Indy Pace Cars.

Rick Dorion
10-07-2008, 03:46 AM
Very nice. Brings back memories back in the day of cruising with the vent window cranked open to get a breeze. Sigh.

syborg tt
10-07-2008, 05:03 AM
The pipes and mufflers would hang too low without the floor board modifications.
A lot of great builds with tons of modifications have little to no thought about hiding the exhaust system from view. When you sit this low you have tuck the exhaust.... besides, who wants to see header pipes and mufflers hanging below the line body line view?

Rich

Rich - you are so right.

This is one of my pet peeve's - hide that exhaust

rich-allen
10-07-2008, 08:58 AM
Wait, your RS/SS came from the factory wtih Z28 stripes?

I believe you are mistaken. It would have the bumble bee stripe. And, what does the strip have to with the rear end?

The bumble stripe was offered in 1967 and 1968 (Later in the '68 model year it became the stripe that extended down the side) and only 1969 had the "hockey stripes".

Only Z28s came with deck stripes with one exception; the 1969 Indy Pace Cars.

You may be right but I always thought the 67 RS/SS came with stripes over the rear tail?

I know they didn't go over the front hood but I've always thought the rear of the car had them.

You learn something new everyday.

As far as adding a bumble bee stripe go's, I just never liked it.
maybe that's why everyone adds the Z28 stripes to the car later?

SimplyKC
10-07-2008, 07:51 PM
You may be right but I always thought the 67 RS/SS came with stripes over the rear tail?

I know they didn't go over the front hood but I've always thought the rear of the car had them.

You learn something new everyday.

As far as adding a bumble bee stripe go's, I just never liked it.
maybe that's why everyone adds the Z28 stripes to the car later?

I think you are spot-on as to why everyone does deck stripes, but this is the exact reason why the bumble stripe is so cool. It's original to what the car had from the factory and not overly popular or flashy. It's just my opinion that it's a simplistic period stripe. I would do it or none at all.

My first Camaro had deck stripes 20 years ago, and since then, I can't imagine how many have been laid down on any and every Camaro that someone re-painted since then. I almost painted the car "IROC blue" with silver stripes but I changed my mind at the last minute and went with original Nantucket blue (a light blue metallic, almost a grandma color) with traditional white stripes. I was and am so glad that I did that. It's still a classic look. The really custom look then was to paint your car aqua with a pink liquid splash down the side.:screwy:

I am 100% onbaord with eveything you are doing to your car. Just take a few weeks to think about the bumble bee stripe.

I wish I could find a photo of an RS/SS in silver with the bumble bee stripe to show you, but when you think about it, that means it is not common! (AKA cool). It seems to really bring the focus to the RS treatment at the front of the car while also shortening the look of the car making it more aggressive in its stance.

So, I'll just leave you with this:

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/JiinArts/Camaro%20img/chevrolet_camaro_ss_1967.jpg

How can you not love that? :usa:

rich-allen
10-08-2008, 04:49 AM
That's a bad ass camaro

syborg tt
10-08-2008, 05:05 AM
your right that car is hot !!

cityofthesouth
10-08-2008, 11:18 AM
This happened just a few days ago here so I'll just say it again, it's your car, do whatever you like. The BB stripe does look cool but the way it ends has always been wrong and it may not be done but I've seen plenty of them on 67/68s at Goodguys. How often do you see a stripe that was never on the car? Go for it if you like it. I think it'll look awesome. Also, I don't have this drawing on my site but here is a link to my deviantart page with a 67 for ya. http://cityofthesouth.deviantart.com/art/Brotherly-Camaro-Collab-45955406

rich-allen
10-08-2008, 02:21 PM
Were fabricating brackets for the intercooler now.
Here is a couple pics.

http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/intercooler-1.jpg


http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/intercooler-2.jpg


http://eastbayerectors.com/camaro/intercooler-3.jpg

rich-allen
10-08-2008, 02:22 PM
I will re-size the in the morning so you don't have to scroll to see the pics.




Rich

minendrews68
10-08-2008, 04:59 PM
I really...like that exhaust!

syborg tt
10-08-2008, 05:47 PM
I will re-size the in the morning so you don't have to scroll to see the pics.

Rich

Re-size them - no no no no no

they look perfect

Two68s
10-09-2008, 10:08 AM
I love the paint scheme that's on the car now. It think it would stand out from a sea of "some shade of silver or grey" PT camaros that are out there. I'm diggin an idea of the car with all the mods, and the current paint scheme, vinyl top and all. :smoke:

rich-allen
10-10-2008, 05:14 AM
Re-size them - no no no no no

they look perfect

Hey Marty,

Your a bad influence