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    1. #1
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      2nd Chance Camaro - Let the Project Begin

      2nd Chance Camaro - Let the Project Begin

      Let the Project Begin
      Posted: Jan 13, 2011 www.2ndchancecamaro.com

      After some time off I've decided to jump back into it full steam ahead and not look back. Carter Hickman and I have been talking about this car for over 2 years now and it's finally time that I start sharing the pictures and the build up of what should be a pretty cool car. The goal with this car is to build a car that anyone can build but of course put all of my little idea's into that will set it apart from the crowd.

      My goal is to teach you what I have learned from my last build www.syborgtwinturbo.com and show you how to save money or in some instances and spend more just because you "need " to have the coolest parts on the planet.

      The platform for the this build is of course a 1970 Camaro. Why because parts are readily available and that is important if your building on a budget. The goal would be to find the cleanest car you can find and one that needs the least amount of body work. That being said Ron Wilson from www.hoodpins.net helped me find this little gem in California. He has had a long history with the car and it seems like a pretty solid car.

      more to come.....



      Since Ron new the last two owners they were able to dig up some pictures of the car from what we think was the early 90's.





      Please remember this under hood shoot.







      Pictures hosted by www.garagescene.net
      marty-mj
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    2. #2
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      I don't know if you can do better than stock. That thing was awesome!

      Can't wait to see this one come together.
      Jon Rasmussen
      Ex Team OLJ.
      '72 Nova

    3. #3
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      love the rendering w/ the standard camaro nose and full bumper; too many people put the RS bumpers on and it ruins the look IMO. the full RS nose is great, but it's refreshing when you see the regular one too!
      the flat hood looks great also!
      Keith C.

    4. #4
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      Very nice Marty. Should be a killer build. I will be on the lookout for updates.

    5. #5
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      After seeing syborg come together over the years this should be great!!
      I hope it will make progress faster tho…….
      Adam
      69 Chevelle SS 396 < --Sold
      67 Camaro
      93 Beretta GTZ
      09 R50 VW Touareg

    6. #6
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      This should be fun. Marty likes to take pics so it feels like you are getting to swing by and see the progress every step of the way.
      Stephen

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      2nd Chance Camaro - Finding the Right Camaro

      Finding the Right Camaro
      Posted: Jan 19, 2011 www.2ndchancecamaro.com

      Looking back at old pictures is always fun. What is really cool is when you fast forward 18 years and some things
      haven't changed. This is true for the 70 Camaro Ron from www.hoodpins.net was able to locate for me. I know in the
      last pictures the car was cream in color and this picture it's blue. Shortly after Doug (2nd owner) brought the car home
      he repainted it and swapped in a 383 Stroker motor. Here is a picture of the car after he repainted it looks pretty good.

      picture from 1992





      A quick call to Jam'e at Browns Auto Transport and the pick was scheduled.

      Like I previous said some things never change. Eighteen years later and here is what the car looked like getting ready to get loaded on a trailer and make it way back to the Midwest. First thing I thought of when I saw this picture was I really need to go rent the movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" again. Hey, it's a cult classic ....



      48 Hours later and the great people from Browns Auto Transport showed up at my work to deliver the car. The drivers first comment to me was, "man is the floor in this car solid."



      Not much has changed under this car from the day it was delivered and that was exactly what I was looking for. It does however
      have a really nice 3" dual Exhaust. Anyone need a complete dual exhaust & headers for a small block 2nd gen.



      Brought the car home - Opps forget to tell the wife. Remember it's easier to ask for forgiveness then permission.



      Looks like I have to pick which one I am going to work on first. One option would be sell Ron the Green one and I build the blue one with Kenny. Should be fun and Interesting.



      So what are the build plans -- you ask. What is it going to look like when it's complete? You are going to have to watch this
      build closely and you will find out. At least you can tell that it will have Billet Specialties wheels on it.

      Here is the last and final rendering that Carter from Carter Hickman Design did for me & Kenny.



      I can tell you this car is going to have the new Ride Tech Coil Over Suspension on it and it's pretty awesome.









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      marty-mj
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    8. #8
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      Quote Originally Posted by srh3trinity View Post
      This should be fun. Marty likes to take pics so it feels like you are getting to swing by and see the progress every step of the way.
      I can not deny the above statement

      ps - Adam, I promise this one will be done in less then 2 years.
      marty-mj
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    9. #9
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      Should be a cool ride!
      HELP!!!
      1973 TA 4 spd #'s match red/white = STOLEN
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...55#post1106255

    10. #10
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      Awesome ... You did nice work on your previous build I believe, so this one should be better
      1969 Chevy Nova - complete rebuild

    11. #11
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      Love the paint, especially the hood stripe. What color is that?

    12. #12
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      I dig it... this should be a fun project to watch.

      Dan
      A.K.A: That bald guy
      Find me on Facebook or my personal website.

      - 67 Camaro: Current Project Car

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    14. #14
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      nice

    15. #15
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      Great....a 2nd gen build I can really follow....budget yet with a personalised twist....I like the rendering, and the choice to keep the orignal front.....RS bumpers are for RS fronts, the short nose needs the full bumper...well, in my opinion anyway.
      Regards,
      Leigh

      Sydney, Australia
      1971 Firebird 455

      https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...Project/page27

    16. #16
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      watching this.....
      1st 2nd
      Pro-Touring outside the USA !
      Martin's Camaro Page

    17. #17
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      2nd Chance Camaro - The Teardown has finally started

      The Teardown has finally started
      Posted: Feb 09, 2011 www.2ndchancecamaro.com

      In order to keep the back half of my garage heated a couple years ago I installed a Curtain Wall. This has probably been one of the best "Garage" investments I have made to date. Especially when my wife starts the cars in the front half of the garage and leave's the door open for 15 minutes. The back half stays nice and warm. I may even install an Air conditioning unit this summer.



      When I am in the garage working on the car or one of the bikes hanging from the ceiling I slide the curtain to the side and I am back to an 800 square foot garage.



      Couple pictures of the interior before the tear down.



      Little help from my nephew Jake.



      Quick look at the Engine Bay.



      This is one of those special hood adjusters



      Found a couple bare wires under the hood.



      When Jake removed the battery tray we founds some rust. Looks like I will need a new inner fender.



      Hey Big Al - does this shirt look familiar.



      I've never liked Alarm Systems so may wires and they still steal the car.



      Temporary starter switch.



      The floors look great can't wait to see what the rest of the car looks like.





      marty-mj
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    18. #18
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      Like the curtains. Just sent off a quote request.

      Rick Butterfield

    19. #19
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      Very nice clean body on that car....puts you well ahead to have a clean car to start with.
      Regards,
      Leigh

      Sydney, Australia
      1971 Firebird 455

      https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...Project/page27

    20. #20
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      Quote Originally Posted by syborg tt View Post
      Opps forget to tell the wife. Remember it's easier to ask for forgiveness then permission.
      LOL thats a good one!!
      Kevin S. (overseas in Germany)

      1972 Buick Skylark GS 455 (Stage 1 Clone)

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