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  1. #1
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    Another dang Camaro

    After threats from Rich (MCMLXIX) I was told I need to start a new build thread on my latest project.

    A 67 Camaro.

    I sold my last Project NVMYSS a 69 Chevelle that I had owned twice since 96 Thread here. I took the money from it and bought a 67 Camaro off a member Daniel Louie (DLoiue).

    The Camaro had been posted for a good while and I was able to drive up to look at the car on the 20th of Nov. I liked what I saw and we struck a deal.

    I loaded it up on the trailer and brought it home.


    The car came with LS1 and 4l60, Ricks narrow tank and a good paint job.
    Leaving me a good start for a PT build. Where I get to pick the suspension.
    I'll try to keep this as low buck as I can so I'll be following in the foot steps of those that have proven leafs can work. Tyler, and Carl's builds will be that foundation.

    The money I had left over from the Chevelle was going to go right into the suspension, but instead I bought 14" Wilwoods all the way around 6 pot up front & 4 in the rear.
    The car came with some 13" Wilwoods for the front with the stock spindles, but I'm won over by the AFX spindle so these are being sold to fund my wheels.
    I have to now go with 18" to clear the massive 14". 17" ZR1's would have been much cheaper.

    With the remaining money I called upon Frank @ Prodigy to set me up with the new Dakota Digital gauge set, Stainless Bolt set, and Wilwood prop. valve.
    I scored a 2.5 Magnaflow exhaust of ebay for $420 shipped.
    Got some 275/35-18's off Todd (VEGAS69) for the rear.

    So that is my project to this point, not much will happen until I have more time and more $$.
    The time I will have in a few months when the wife goes down range. I'll have lots of time to work on the car and the house.

    The to-do list is long but I plan on making this a daily driver and enjoying the car.
    Phase one:
    18" Wheels
    AFX Spindles
    750 springs & adjusters
    Rear springs
    Bilstein shocks
    Front seats
    Morris Seat belts
    Vintage air
    Headliner

    Phase two
    DSE sub-fraime connector
    DSE mini-tub
    Roll cage
    Some Anvil goodies

    As with all projects some pictures are in order





    I'll keep updated picture on the build in my photobucket account

    Adam
    69 Chevelle SS 396 < --Sold
    67 Camaro
    93 Beretta GTZ
    09 R50 VW Touareg


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    nice looking car

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    Sounds like you are doing a lot of what I want to do to mine. You have a much better head start though ;-)

    I will be following along closely!

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    Here are some parts pictures.

    New to me/used Flex-a-Form 240#/in fiberglass leaf springs from Carl that he set up with spherical ends.



    Wilwood proportioning valve & Stainless bolts from Frank


    14" Wilwoods for a C6 that I picked up for a good price.


    None of the exhaust at this time it was to dark under the car and I don't have all my lights up in the new garage yet.
    I only have had time to start laying it out underneath and that's about it.

    Sorry about the quality of the Iphone pictures
    Last edited by nvmyss; 12-14-2010 at 07:13 PM. Reason: camera sucks
    Adam
    69 Chevelle SS 396 < --Sold
    67 Camaro
    93 Beretta GTZ
    09 R50 VW Touareg

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    looking good!
    Armando Garcia

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    i was going to say those springs look familiar i got carls front end your camaro looks great its cool finding good used parts for a good price
    john
    1972 NOVA SPEED TECH TORQUE ARM AND FRONT ARMS , RUSHFORTH NIGHT TRAINS, DRIVERZ INC
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    "another dang Camaro".... Why do you say it like that? There can never be too many Camaros.
    1969 Camaro SS, 350(NOM), M21, 12 Bolt Posi, 01B (Jan 69) LOS Build

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    Camaro > Beretta.... hahaha!

    Saw your FB pics a few weeks ago.... I'll need to check this out!
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    Well I started on the exhaust last night.
    That was a bunch of cursing, banging, cutting and welding and I still do not have the tailpipes on yet......

    I started by laying out everything under the car with the car on jack stands and the weight on the axle so I could figure out clearance.
    I tried to start from the rear so I could determine how long to cut the elbows from the header to the X-pipe but I ran into a problem.
    I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the tailpipe under the back and have them line up with the turn down facing down. I could only get them to route good along tank and they would face in toward the license plate.

    One of the tailpipes has D/S written on it in blue paint pen so I would assume it goes on the driver side.

    Anybody know if I should try rerouting another way or have people had to cut off the ends and reweld them back on?

    So after messing with the tailpipes I gave up on them and moved to attaching the X-pipe to the headers. The headers have slip fit 3” reducers with the O2 sensor down to 2.5” from this I welded the supplied elbows so they could be slipped into the X-pipe. Bad part here is the headers are toed out so the angles did not jive well with what was supplied. I ended up having to cut and reweld the pipe to fit better. But I’m not that happy with it, I don’t think I have enough pipe slipped in to the joint for a good seal. The kit requires cutting down of the elbows no matter what.
    I tried to get the X-pipe as close as possible to the rear of the transmission so it would not interfere with the drive shaft but due to the above problem I was only able to get it about 4” behind the U-joint, so not I’m concerned that I will get unwanted love between the X-pipe and the drive shaft.

    So at this point I have the headers slip fit to the reducers / reducers welded to the elbows / elbows slip fit to the X-pipe / X-pipe slip fit to the mufflers. I have about clearance above the X-pipe and the mufflers are all the way back on the hangers/insulators.

    I’ll post some pictures of this when I’m under the car next time.
    Adam
    69 Chevelle SS 396 < --Sold
    67 Camaro
    93 Beretta GTZ
    09 R50 VW Touareg

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    cool very nice project!
    Kevin S. (overseas in Germany)

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    Got my new gauges from Prodigy today.

    Dakota Digital VHX
    I will be putting them in as soon as I find a affordable bezel, mine is missing the corners.
    But I can at least start the wiring.
    Adam
    69 Chevelle SS 396 < --Sold
    67 Camaro
    93 Beretta GTZ
    09 R50 VW Touareg

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    I've been looking at those gauges for awhile now. What's holding me back is the cost. I'll be interested on how it goes together. Looks like you have a solid foundation to work with.

    Tu
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    Video of gauges

    Had time today to get the gauges all wired and ready for install.
    Just need a bezel and they are done. (Keep getting out bid on e-bay )
    So for now they are zip-tied in place.

    Here is a quick vid.
    3.4mb about 35 seconds.


    I tried to show the left/right turn signal, check engine and the lights as they would be with the lights on.
    Adam
    69 Chevelle SS 396 < --Sold
    67 Camaro
    93 Beretta GTZ
    09 R50 VW Touareg

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    Another Dang ol' Camaro



    Seriously though...those gauges look sweet! Are they going in the stock bezel? Very cool!

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    Made some progress on the car today.
    Installed the front grill and wired the lights. Lights are H4 with relays.


    My $20 Pomona swap meet intake that I cut up to fit.


    And my Dakota Digital gauges


    I also managed to snag a Hotchkis rear swaybar and front springs that were mounted and removed. Only $200 @ Pomona good deal since this is the new one with the end links
    Adam
    69 Chevelle SS 396 < --Sold
    67 Camaro
    93 Beretta GTZ
    09 R50 VW Touareg

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    Tranzgenic Intake?
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    Wow thoese gauges look nice. I see they are around $700+. That is a chunk of change.
    Some times I'm fast sometimes I'm half-fast

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    Lookin good
    1969 Chevy Nova - complete rebuild

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    I like the low profile tire in that top pic!
    Steve Hayes
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    Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you!
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