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  1. #1
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    Lets give some love to the A-Bodies!

    One trend I see with pro-touring is that there area alot of camaros. Lets see some A-Bodies. If you got an A-body lets hear your plans and see some picks. I would like to see what everyone intends to do with them and how they are set up. I will start with mine. It is a 69 chevelle that I plan to autocross, drag race and road race hopefully. I plan on driving it all over the place. Specs will be as followed.
    • 496 big block, eagle crank and rods, edlebrock heads, relatively mild cam and carb to support around 550hp. EFI or LS3 later.
    • TH400 tranny, 4L80e tranny with paddle shift when funds allow
    • Currie 9" rear 3.89 gears, locker, narrrowed 2"
    • Everything SC&C suggested for suspension. ATS, Currectrac, etc.
    • C6 Z51 brakes
    • Boxed and reinforced frame and a street friendly roll bar.
    • 18" Rushforth SuperSpoke Wheels (smoked titanium) and Nitto or Toyo rubber
    • Paint will be satin black and some other color for a hood stripe and side stripe. Bumpers and trim will be powder coated to compliment wheels
    • Comfortable but functional and safe interior, not decided on details yet.
    I know there are a couple gorgeous A-bodies in this forum. Lets see them and more all in one thread. As stated above I want to hear how they will be driven and where. I will be attending (once done) as money events as I can on the west coast. It would be great to start ganging up on and beating some camaros at events like the goodguys autocross.

    Mike



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    Mine will finally hit some autocrosses this summer. I also will get to a drag strip and hopefully a road course too. I got it all together and worked out the new car bugs last summer, and now it's ready to go.

    383 SBC w/ AFRs and a solid roller. Made 545 on the engine dyno (with a LOT better headers than I have on it now LOL!), T56 6-speed, Currie 9 with 3.89s, 17x8s, 20 mpg on the freeway. SC&C and ATS suspension goodies up front, Hotchkis stuff in back. Baer 13.5-inch rotors with 6 piston calipers in front, Currie Explorer discs in the rear. It's a blast to drive everywhere.

    It's not gorgeous though. I can't afford gorgeous...LOL!

    But I like it, and it ain't bad for a 4-door wagon. More pics in the link below...
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    Scott Parkhurst


    2011 Car Craft Real Street Eliminator Winner

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    Here's a car I hope to someday get built. Four doors and it will be my good family cruiser. Someday....
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    Allen Ortega
    Meanstreets Performance Fabrication

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  4. #4
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    Here's my daily-driven A-body . . . not quite what you were looking for.



    complete with laser powers:
    Brett H.

    1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
    1991 Mazda Miata
    2005 Ford Mustang GT

    1987 Ford Mustang GT - Sold 06-29-2014
    1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - RIP 9-17-2011
    1992 Chevrolet Corvette - Sold 10-12-2017

  5. #5
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    This is what I'm up to (been lazy for a while tho due to a bike build)
    1968 Chevelle with SBC, Viper T56, C4 vette front and rear suspension and Porsche brakes. should be fun if it ever gets done.
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    Have Fun!
    André

    2009 Chrysler 300C Touring.
    3.0 liter V6 diesel, five speed auto, black with light grey leather.
    1968 Chevelle Coupe.
    355cid, Viper T56, Corvette C4 IRS (Dana 44) and Corvette C4 IFS with Porsche 6piston Brembo's.
    1980 Chevy Van (shortie G10).
    355cid, TH350, 8.5" 10bolt posi and Belltech spindles.
    2000 BMW 540i Wagon. (FOR SALE €7K)
    4.4 liter V8, six speed manual, lowered and with Bilstein B8's, silver with black leather.
    2001 Ford Focus Wagon.
    1.8 liter turbo diesel, and a whoppin 90HP.:bsjerk:
    1968 Benelli Motorella
    foldable 50c scooter to go in a car trunk.
    2x '90s Yamaha TZR 2stroke bikes.
    one 125cc one cylinder and one will be 350cc two cylinder.

  6. #6
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    Rich
    1969 Camaro (in hibernation)
    1972 K5 Blazer - LQ9, 4L80e, NP205, D60, AAM 14BFF => http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=423432


  7. #7
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    Some of you have probably seen my two A-bodies, but here they are...

    '66 El Camino, 454 (505hp 555lb), TKO-600, Vintage Air, Global West front/rear, Baer front/rear, Intro wheels w/ Nitto rubber, Pypes 3" exhaust, and nice paint.

    It's a cruiser, autocrosser, dragracer, show car, PT Longhauler, 3-time magazine feature car (and 2-time cover car), you name it, this car has done it, and it's been done in all kinds of weather!







    '66 Chevelle, 454 (619hp 570lb), TKO-600, SPC/ATS front, Global West rear, Baer front/rear, Forgeline wheels w/ BFG rubber, Spin Tech exhaust, Fab Shop roll bar and front/rear spoilers.

    This is my noisy street/track day car. The engine redlines at 7200 rpm but I can drive it all day long. In fact, this engine used to be in the El Camino and I built it about four years ago so the bugs have been worked out. The car itself needs some road time and adjustments but so far it seems to be doing pretty good.



    Herb

    1966 El Camino LS408/T56Magnum
    1966 Chevelle 509/T56Magnum
    1963 C10 454/4L80

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  8. #8
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    Here is my junk...




    Andrew
    1970 GTO Version 2.0
    1967 Cougar build
    GM High-Tech Performance feature
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    "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

  9. #9
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    I don't really consider mine a P/T car more of a restomod with a few PT enhancements. Link in the signature. Should be on the road with in a few weeks.

  10. #10
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    My '69 that will see some autocross and hopefully a few track days this summer. 540 big block with TKO-600 and full SC&C suspension. I already have the SPC uppers and lower arms and am waiting for my varishocks and spohn swaybars to show up.

    Gary Morris

    1969 Chevelle
    TSP 418 LS3, North Texas Converter 4l80e
    Ridetech Level 2 coilover suspension, C6 Z51 Brakes
    See the finished product here:
    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...lle?highlight=

    2015 Camaro ZL1, intake, headers, pullies

  11. #11
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    1969 Chevelle SS396
    Numbers matching
    Original air in the tires.
    Dan
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  12. #12
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    Heres mine, it's currently getting the frontend rebuilt, got a whole slew of parts to put together as well.

    Heres how I bought it;



    Heres what it looked like all together;



    Heres what it looks like currently;

  13. #13
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    Gotta love A-bodies...






    '67 Buick Skylark GS400 funny car "Ingenue" 8/10 HRM / Gasoline (Swedish) cover & feature 2/12
    World's only Buick-powered Buick Funny Car!
    Used to be known as musclecarjohn

    www.buickfunnycar.com
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  14. #14
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    Here's the start:


    Here's the current mechanical condition:


    Here's the body:


    With the firewall:


    and the bottom:

  15. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by musclecarjohn View Post
    Gotta love A-bodies...
    John, that's a real nice Chevelle!

  16. #16
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    Here's before the re-do



    This is the goal



    Frame & suspension done



    Body currently undergoing soda blasting



    Undergoing some preliminary body work
    Goodwin

  17. #17
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    Mine isn't pro touring yet. But we'll have to see what happens after I get the Camaro done. It does have a good start as a pro tourer though, 454 T56. 75 MPH 2000 RPM, sooo cool.
    .


    If I would have known the paint was going to come out that well I would have done a better job.

  18. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
    Here is my junk...




    Andrew
    JUNK? Have you actually looked at your car? It's definitely not junk!
    Herb

    1966 El Camino LS408/T56Magnum
    1966 Chevelle 509/T56Magnum
    1963 C10 454/4L80

    PHR CHP CHP youtube


  19. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger View Post
    This is what I'm up to (been lazy for a while tho due to a bike build)
    1968 Chevelle with SBC, Viper T56, C4 vette front and rear suspension and Porsche brakes. should be fun if it ever gets done.
    Hey Andre! I'm glad to see you're still plugging away on your Chevelle! It looks like you got the frame and suspension together; email me some detail shots!
    Herb

    1966 El Camino LS408/T56Magnum
    1966 Chevelle 509/T56Magnum
    1963 C10 454/4L80

    PHR CHP CHP youtube


  20. #20
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    mines in the works!!

    I know I have monster sidewalls for now and it is getting a bunch of body work done, but it will be there eventually!







    Matt

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