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  1. #1
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    1967 Plain Jane Camaro

    I was inspired to start this build thread after reading the post about the lack of traffic here on PT.com. I'm going to update this as I find the time. I bought the car in 2008 and it was a running, drivable car with an inline 6, powerglide, 4 wheel manual drum brakes and manual steering. It is all original and unmolested. The only thing in it was an aftermarket radio. I thought it would be a good candidate for a build one day.

    I drove it for the last 10 years slowly changing things here and there. I added a front spoiler, and LED lights. 3 point harnesses instead of lap belts. One winter I wanted to bring it up to snuff and added power steering, added 4 wheel power disc brakes and replaced every brake line with stainless steel. I also replaced every bushing with polygraphite from PST and replaced the entire suspension with stuff from Hotchkis. Front and rear sway bar, springs and Bilstein shocks. That made a huge difference. Car was like a little go kart! Oh, I also replaced the 14" wheels with body colored 15" steelies with the center cap. I also swapped the rear out for an 8.5 inch 10 bolt posi with 3.42's.



    Here is the car when I bought it.







  2. #2
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    Very cool, what are your plans for it?
    1972 C20 Suburban
    1964 Corvette Coupe

  3. #3
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    Thanks! The plan is to give it the full treatment, LS swap, 6 speed, wheels, tires, brakes. I've been slowly gathering parts and going to take the plunge soon. I drove the car around like this for 10 years and it's time now. My son is almost 8 and want to get him involved with it, plus I miss that sound and having the power of a V8!

  4. #4
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    Here's the car with the front spoiler and LED front marker lights and rear lights. I choose to go with the RS tail lights because they're larger and thought they would be more visible. They are very bright and do their job. I don't care about the back up lights.




  5. #5
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    Here's how it was up until the beginning of this year.
    This picture is from 2013, but hasn't changed since.
    I don't know if you can see in the picture, but the tires are black wall smoothies from Diamondback tires. They're BFG's, but they polish off the branding and lettering on the sidewall. I liked the clean look.


  6. #6
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    Sep 2016
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    Looks really great! I love the look!
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    1969 Pontiac Firebird
    w/BP 461ci stroker kit, 670 heads & XE274H cam. Primer black w/black interior.
    1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

  7. #7
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    you've kept it in great condition all this time. I look forward to seeing the tear down

  8. #8
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    Very nice and I love smooth tires!

  9. #9
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    Thanks guys! Tear down pics coming soon!