69 Frost Green Resto Mod Build
I have owned this Camaro for 24 years. This is it's second frame off build. The paint and overall fit and finish will be improved this time around. The quarters, fenders, and header panel were replaced 20 years ago with NOS GM pieces. The rest of the sheetmetal is original to the car, so no metal work this time. The build will be done in 2 phases. Body, paint, suspension, and interior will be done in phase 1. Phase 2 will consist of motor and transmission. It was an original 307 powerglide with factory air and vinyl top when I bought it, but it's had several engine and transmission combos in it over the years. This time it will have a pump gas 383 stroker with AFR aluminum heads and a hydraulic roller cam. The trans will be a TKO 600 sending power back to an original replacement GM 12 bolt with 3:73 gears and Moser axles. Also this time the factory air stuff and vinyl top will be removed. Suspension will consist of a Hotchkis TVS stage 2 system with a 3" drop and their new aluminum shocks. Stopping power will be handled by Baer 4-wheel disk brakes with a DSE master cylinder/booster combo. It will have 18" Rushforth "Fuel" wheels, polished hoops with Smoked Titanium spokes and BF Goodrich KDW2 tires. Interior will mostly stock with a few exceptions. It will have TMI sport seats, aftermarket console gauges and Billet Specialties pedals to work with the Lokar throttle cable. The goal was to blend the right amount of aftermarket parts with right amount of factory parts and have a well balanced Camaro. Not to stock but not to modified either. Since the motor is at the machine shop and could take a while I thought I would post pictures of phase 1 for everybody to enjoy. All body/paint and assembly were handled by Gary Richey and Vic Klingsmith down at Gary's shop in New Albany. Gary is a very talented body and paint technician and Vic did a great job on assembly. They both treated my car like it was their own. I could not ask for anything more, they did a great job. As a plus Gary just happens to love Chevrolet Muscle and shared my vision of what the car should look like.