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    1. #1
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      Jul 2011
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      Project "Schism" 69 camaro

      The calling...
      One of my good friends that I grew up with in Ohio bought this car while we were in 10th grade and I instantly fell in love with it. About 7 years after we graduated I was stationed in NC at the time (back here again) I got the itch for a 69 camaro that had to be scratched. I looked high and low for one in nice shape that wasn't outrageously priced. No luck... So I called up my bud from High school to see if he knew of any around up in Ohio. Just so happens that he still had his and had a stroke of bad luck- new kid on the way & laid off from work...I instantly agreed to help him out and take this camaro off his hands!

      I've had this car for 13yrs now and was putting it back to original, as it's a real Z/28, but after driving it around with the DZ302, it just wasn't doing it for me!
      So I started this project last July after the car had been sitting for almost 4 years in my Dad's garage a few states away...due to me being deployed non-stop...

      Decided to call this car "Schism" for division or seperation from the old to the new!

      I enlisted the help of a local mechanic, whom I met thru a friend, that just happens to looove building hot rodz for the fun of it. Shout out to Bo- My Mechanic /mentor who can do anything and has taught me everything, all for some beer and gas money!

      Body was in very good shape, no rot and very little surface rust. I had a great shell to start with which was a good thing as I hadn't welded in almost 20 years...The fun started with the mini-tub...that was quite a job for me as this is my first car-but we did a pretty good job on it and my MIG welding skills are up to par! Had to replace the tunnel around the shifter as it looked like a driveshaft went thru it...


      Car was put on a rotissiere and soda blasted for a fresh start!

      quick rundown of all the goodies-

      Engine- Crate GMPP LS3 480 Hotcam
      Whipple 2.9l SC- Black
      I ended up going with the Vengeance Racing Kaotic cam kit, so I ditched the 480 hotcam.
      Cam-231/243 .617/.624, dual coil valve springs with Ti retainers, Katech C5R timing chain, LS7 timing gear, Trickflow 5/16 Hardened pushrods, melling HV oil pump, trunion kit
      Speed Tech/stainless works custom headers w/ 3" exhaust
      T56 Magnum 6spd
      Should be able to get 650RWHP with a good tune here shortly!


      The frame is a Speed Tech track time package front/rear with a narrowed 31spline strange 9"-3.89 gear, -Someone had notched the front crossmember for a big block back in the day and also tweaked the frame with too much power-so it had to go...
      Special Thanks to Roger at Speed Tech for answering all my dumb questions and holding my hand...

      Suspension-3 link Torque arm, QA1 coilovers, tubular A-arms, powdercoated blk/slvr, billet body mounts.

      Brakes- 14" 6 piston wilwood F/R with 7/8" bore master cyl.

      Shoes- Makavelli Black powder coated- F-19"x 9" and 20"x12" Rear with Nitto Invo 275/30/19 & 345/25/20 respectively



      Mods-
      -Smoothed firewall (of course)
      -Custom hidden wiper inside cowl
      -shaved door and trunk locks
      -shaved & custom bumpers
      -custom exhaust cutouts in rear roll pan
      -Anvil auto CF hood, cowl, header panel, deck lid, rear spoiler, dash
      -Ring bros hood hinges, hood pins, jamb vents, clutch resevoire
      -Fesler rear lights-blacked out.
      -Marquez front vented valance
      -Vintage air Gen IV
      -C6 power/heated front buckets
      -06 GTO rear seats/console
      -rear battery
      -American autowire kit
      -Rick's stainless fuel tank with Vaporworx
      -Entropy rad
      -Dakota Digital VHX Gauges


      All trim is painted/powdercoated matte black


      So, where I'm at now...
      I got the car back from paint a couple weeks ago and installed full frame, suspension, & brakes mounted.
      Went to put on the whipple before install only to find out that I have vette/ctsv accessory kit and water pump...doesn't line up with a camaro whipple.
      Gotta switch out the accessory kit....
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      Went ahead and dropped the engine/tranny in until I can work that part out.
      Also, the VA sanden compressor mounts on top left pass. side so I need to purchase a bracket that puts it back in stock location, found one already from street & performance.
      Got the brake lines bent and ran. working on the fuel line now.

      That's it in a nutshell![/INDENT]


    2. #2
      Join Date
      Jul 2006
      Location
      Lake Tillery NC
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      You plan on autocrossing any when you get the project completed?
      Michael Tucker
      Project "Trouble" 1969 Camaro DSE subframe, quadrilink, 13" wilwood brakes, Rated X Rushforths, LS2/T56
      1968 Camaro

    3. #3
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      Yes, very much so! If I can get her to hook good...will mostly be a daily driver...lol..
      Were gonna have to get together and compare notes one of these days!

    4. #4
      Join Date
      Feb 2010
      Location
      Central NJ
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      Loving that color!.... and pretty much everything else in this build! Great Job!

      -Sean

    5. #5
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      Project "Schism" 69 camaro

      Thanks- color is growing on me more every day! Was expecting it to be more of a dirty silver- which it is in the sun but whole different color in the shade! I got a twofer...
      Josh
      "Schism"
      69 camaro

    6. #6
      Join Date
      Mar 2008
      Location
      The Piedmont Triad, NC
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      Nice color combo with the wheels, subscribed
      67 LeMans Convertible
      67 GTO
      69 Camaro Build Thread https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ost-Money-quot
      70 Chevelle 400 4spd
      70 Chevelle

    7. #7
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      SO, I'm kinda stuck at the moment...
      Does anyone know of a 2010 & up aftermarket LS3 front drive system that will work with a whipple and mount a sanden down low on the pass. side?
      I've called around a few places and no one seems to know...

    8. #8
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      Nov 2006
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      Ma.
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      Nice job the color looks great. I like the wheels too.
      Wayne
      Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
      Project FNQUIK https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ghlight=FNQUIK

    9. #9
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      NC
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      Lookin sharpe! I like the wheels and the color.

    10. #10
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      Perth Australia
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      Looks awesome, love the colour. Is it a custom mix or a standard colour. Keep up the good work. Wheels look trick too.

    11. #11
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      Project "Schism" 69 camaro

      Thanks! Its a standard mix- i would have to find out the paint code from my painter...i know it has a black base which gives it darker tint in the shade.
      Josh
      "Schism"
      69 camaro

    12. #12
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      Great car!!!
      That whipple would look great on my LS3!!!

    13. #13
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      Aug 2006
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      Diesel,
      Have you tried contacting Wegner Motorsports to see if they have a serpentine system that would work for your setup? Ask for Casey Wegner. If he doesn't have a system right now they might be working on one...you never know. I will say that the quality and functionality of their serpentine systems is top notch. Congrats on the progress with the car.

      KUSI

    14. #14
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      Thanks Kusi,
      I shot them an email a couple days ago and haven't heard back yet- their kits look very nice!

      Josh

    15. #15
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      I had talked with someone from the Wegner shop towards the end of last week with a question I had. I believe they said Casey was on vacation for a couple of days. I have had the best luck calling him in the mornings at the number they have listed on the website. He has always responded within a day or two and was helpful with all the questions I had.

    16. #16
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      Kusi,
      Just spoke with Casey, they aren't making one for whipple...long story but without bashing anyone-whipple didn't want to do it...I'm working with ventura speed center, they think theirs will work and if not, I'll just use stock GM.

    17. #17
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      Nice project

    18. #18
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      Apr 2005
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      Cartersville, GA
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      Very nice! What part of NC? I lived in Gastonia as a kid.
      Joe Hinds

    19. #19
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      Project "Schism" 69 camaro

      Thanks-Raleigh area
      Josh
      "Schism"
      69 camaro

    20. #20
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      Jul 2011
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      NC
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      A bit of good news today! I finally found someone to switch out my ctsv front drive kit for the camaro drive kit that I need to mate up to my whipple- back on track and hopefully smooth sailing from here on out...(never)...
      Josh
      "Schism"
      69 camaro

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