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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Canada, Alberta
Re: McRann's 69 RS Camaro Build
In this picture I am in the contemplation most and telling my Dad what I have in mind! LOL.
I will be building a resto mod/pro touring car, the body will initially appear stock but with subtle changes. I am leaning heavily towards the Art Morrison 4 link rear suspension and a complete Art Morrison front frame and suspension. Brakes will be Wilwood four wheel “big disk” 6 piston front and 4 piston rear with hydro boost assist. I am thinking of an LSX454/427 with a Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed manual transmission, Nitrous?? I would like to retain the RS lights just upgrade the headlight door electrics and upgrade to modern lights. (LED and HID) I would like to tastefully upgrade and modernize the interior seating, instrumentation, power windows, power doors, power brakes, power steering, tilt, Vintage Air air conditioning, hands free calling, stereo, GPS, security system, etc. To do this tastefully, make it look like the factory built it that way will be an interesting challenge.
I am no stranger to sheet metal work, fabrication, and building engines in a variety of performance applications and by no means this is my first build. In which I am sure will be many pages following, I will document my build.
The Build Stage I
I always break my large projects into stages, this way I have a sense of direction and helps me keep on track to complete smaller manageable goals.
Stage I (the body shell) will consist of the following:
- Build body jig
- Rust removal and sheet metal replacement/repair.
- Sealing and coating all internal sheet metal, cowls for rust protection.
- Interior and exterior body modifications.
- Partially smooth firewall and fill in any holes that are not required.
- Mini tub DSE.
- Install Art Morrison rear 4 link suspension.
- Install new doors and trunk lid.