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Old 07-26-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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The PatriotDream.org 67 Camaro project

For those of you who don't know, we're building a 68 Camaro for my brother-in-law who is serving in the Army in Baghdad for the next year or so. He'll ba back June 11th. We've gotten donations from all over, and some of these parts are just awesome! Here's the specs on the car:

68 Camaro
Late model Gen III 5.3L shortblock donated by Strictly Performance, cleaned up and rebuilt by HRT performance
5.3L heads milled, 3-angled, and mild porting by HRT Performance
Comp Cams Xtreme RPM (grind undecided)
Painless HI-RPM kit donated my Painless Performance
T56 6-spd with pedal covers from Modo Innovations, clutch donates by SPEC
Stock interior with a custom shift boot for the T56 by Lightning Custom and seats donated by TA Specialties(78ta.com)
Complete LS1 brake system, slotted/drilled rotors donated by RotorsOnline
Upgraded suspension system (undecided components)
Aftermarket 17" wheels (undecided)
RS grille with hidden headlights
Car will be red with white hockey stick stripes, black interior, and electric blue powdercoated calipers.

We are going to do a frame off-resto on this car. AutoTwirler has donated a rotisserie and we're gonna strip every inch and build this thing into a killer ride.

hpierce301 posted about this in the De=n and I've been updating that theead, but I thought I'd make a dedicated thread and update this one instead. Here's the original thread: http://www.horsepowerjunkies.com/for...d.php?p=713999

Almost all the work will be done at my house up in North Raleigh. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-26-2007, 06:51 PM   #2
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Post up some pics of the progress and more things are coming together. Interested in seeing the project as it progresses.
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:37 PM   #3
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I sure will. The car is coming out of Arizona, so it will be a little while before it gets here, but I'll post up tons of pics once it does.
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:43 AM   #4
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Looks like a pretty cool deal. Lucky bastard. Anybody wanna donate a Keith Craft built Dart block 347 Stroker crate motor for a guy who is over here for 15 months??? lol.

What branch is the guy in? There's a pretty good number of deployed guys on the boards here...
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:59 PM   #5
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He's Army, on a 15 month deployment as well, stationed in Baghdad.

How about you?
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:23 PM   #6
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SPEC Stage 2 clutch and Billet steel flywheel graciously donated by SPEC Clutch!



It is down to the wire here guys and there is still no car. Something always seems to happen when we find a car, and it is getting down to the wire. PLEASE keep your eye out for a 67 or 68 for $2500 or less. The last one a guy I know bought the car out from under me, knowing what I needed the car for.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:09 AM   #7
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website looks good. I am checking on a car and will let you know.

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Old 08-02-2007, 03:56 PM   #8
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Thanks CE! We actually bought a car today around lunch time!

68 with a clean title and most of the metalwork already done! Plus comes with a ton of go-fast goodies and trick suspension parts and is a complete car (well, was before he started working on it, but I get all the parts!)

He's done more work since these pictures, but at least it gives you an idea!



And the before shot:
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:34 PM   #9
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We also got our engine in today. Strictly Performance donated the engine and NPD had it delivered to us on one of their trucks. Heading to HRT Performance this week to start the rebuild.
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:45 PM   #10
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Birdman,Your oil pan is ready if you want to stop by and pick it up.
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:50 PM   #11
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those back wheels are hawt!
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:16 PM   #12
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Sweet, thanks CE! I'll give ya a buzz.
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:18 PM   #13
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I can't remember what he told me they were. I do know they are custom widened and have a set of 315s sitting on there.
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:34 PM   #14
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Hit me up if you need the trailer.
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Man, what a thing you guys are doing! From a veteran, I must say he will be touched like you could never ever know. I would probably pass out myself.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:22 AM   #16
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Wow this is pretty awesome, i cant tell you how happy i would be to get something like that! i'm about half way through my 15 monther right now but i have to build mine myself...damn! Keep up the good work!
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:28 PM   #17
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Thanks for the support guys! I am really happy I can do something nice like this for him. He's gone through a lot of stuff in his life and this is just gonna be an amazing thing for him.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:48 AM   #18
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And here is what the finished product will look like! Thanks to Hermance Design for the donated rendering!
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:23 PM   #19
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Custom show plate and cowl hood panel donated by Undercover Innovations. These things are NICE! They're gonna look great on the car. Pardon the terrible pictures, I am in the process of reorganizing and laying new floor down in the shop for the arrival of the Camaro and it is a mess in there!




and some LS6 springs and LS1 injectors I purchased off of LS1tech.com

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That car is going to be awesome!
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:59 PM   #21
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Outer wheelhouses donated by Lutty's Chevys!
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:48 PM   #22
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Your brother-in-law is lucky! I wish I had someone building ME a 1st Gen Camaro while I'm over here...any takers??? Haha
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:20 PM   #23
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Carbon fiber header gaskets and LED taillights donated by MuscleRodz!



Automotive rotisserie donated by AutoTwirler! (going to assemble tomorrow, this is just off the truck!)
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Drilled and slotted LS1 rotors donated by RotorsOnline.com!

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hey Brian how's it been going?


The project is looking great! Those widened wheels look awesome on the car, can't wait to see it done!
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