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Hey all,

I am proud to say I am a new owner of a car that I wanted since I was 8 years old. I wasn't totally sure if I should post here in pro-touring or I should post in project updates. So the moderator is welcome to move it if need be.

I realize for you Camaro purists that this may be a big no no as I wanted to go with the pro-touring look. A black 67 RS Camaro. Since I was a little kid watching Better Off Dead and the seen where he cleans up his 67 and the garage door slowly opens to reveal that RS grill. Bad ***. I will never forget that seen. Now it is something that I relive each time I go for a drive.

For the past year and a half I have looked daily on the net for the right car for me. After driving to a few states and looking at about 20 of them. I even lost a deposit and a flight ticket for one. But it all worked out in the end.

After having identical twin girls in December I thought for sure that it just wasn't in the cards. But it just goes to show that hard work pays off.




Here are a few images of the car








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Sub Frame & Suspension Parts Powdered Coated
New Close Ratio Steering Box
Optima Battery Relocated to Trunk
R/S Electric Headlight Doors
New Steel brake lines

ENGINE/TRANS:
Built LT-1 Engine, Stroked to 383ci
Eagle Rotating Assembly w/ ½ inch girdle
Ported and Flowed Aluminum Heads
Comp Cams Magnum 1.6 Rockers
Comp Cams 280XFI Extreme Cam
6-Speed transmission
Fidanza Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel
CenterForce Clutch
Aluminum radiator
Hooker 1 7/8 Ceramic Coat Headers
Flowmaster 2” Exhaust

FRONT SUSPENSION:
Heidts Tubular upper and lower A-Arms
QA-1 Coil over shocks
Wilwood Master Cylinder
Front WilWood 6 - piston Black calipers
13" Slotted brake rotors

REAR SUSPENSION:
10 Bolt, 4:10 gear
Eaton Posi
Moser Differential Support Cover
28 Spline Strange axles
O2 Camaro Rear Brakes w/ Emergency Brake

INTERIOR:
Pro-Car Seats
New Carpet
New Door Panels
New Seals
Auto Meter Gauges
Retrosound Stereo
Vintage Air - replaced center vent with stock AC vent.


I have done quite a few odds and ends and have been learning from you all here on the forum. Seems there are ton of good people on here and they are always willing to help. I hope to post updates as I continue to evolve the car. I am also so I will be reaching out for help as I am pretty handy but this is my first old car. Its been ton of fun to work on so far.

Thank you all in advance and feedback and helpful hints are always welcome.

Thanks again
Kris
 

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Thanks Mike, I am glad to be part of the club. I have been drooling over everyones cars on the daily. Was checking your your photos. You have a couple of darn nice projects going on as well.
 

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Very nice car, love to see more pictures of it. Nothing wrong with the pro-touring look or setup. I'm doing similar with my 67 SS, its my car and I will do what makes me happy not building it for someone else.

Rich
 

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fI agree with you Rich. How is your build coming along? Its the look I have been looking for for a long long time. Finally scraped up enough money to grab my dream and its been a blast. There are a few odds and ends that I have been replacing and will be replaced at a later date. I am still working on a couple tune issues that the people on another forum have been a huge help with.

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Why would you ruin a perfectly good Camaro like that. Can you return it to stock? Just what the world needs...Another Black '67 Pro-Touring Camaro. There so "last year". ;)

Just kidding, great looking car and welcome to the club. Looks like we have similar taste!:beers:
 

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67Rally,

haha. Wonderful you made my heard skip a beat when I read that. I was like this is exactly why I was hesitant in posting. haha. Very Funny.

Thanks for the reply. I have read your build from start to finish always have admired that build. An unreal transformation.
 

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Thanks Kirt,

I have also read through that whole thread as well. Great build and great story. I have been reading each build on this website for years. Glad to finally be able to have some posts rather than just drool over everyone elses. Mine may not be a build per say but its fun either way.
 

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67Rally,

haha. Wonderful you made my heard skip a beat when I read that. I was like this is exactly why I was hesitant in posting. haha. Very Funny.

Thanks for the reply. I have read your build from start to finish always have admired that build. An unreal transformation.
Nah, it's very clean. Two thumbs up, very nice! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

And thanks for the compliments!
 

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KC, Nice car! Looks like a nice parts list you have put together for the car. I am originally from Orlando. I used to have an LT1/4l60e in my car, it was a great running engine.

B17Brian, how long have you been in Crestview? I used to live there (2003-10) and still have a house there off of PJ adams.
 

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Very cool car. I like them both ways, restored and modded. Also like untouched "as is" cars. My black car is almost all factory (3 or 4 aftermarket parts) and is also black.

Congrats on the twins. Enjoy them while you can. Before you know it, you will be giving them away to guys who aren't good enough for them.

Pic of my Black car and a pic of my twin grandsons taken in April of this year.

I have bias ply Firestones on the original wheels, but hate the ride. Right now it has Centerlines and BFG radials.
 

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KC, Nice car! Looks like a nice parts list you have put together for the car. I am originally from Orlando. I used to have an LT1/4l60e in my car, it was a great running engine.
Thanks so much. To bad you werent still around I could always use some pointers, have been learning a lot though just from the forums. As you know the LT1 is a little finicky. The car runs great but after a bunch of research and some logging we found out that they did not hook up the VSS to the PCM. So I just ordered the pins last night to get that working. Hopefully it will smooth things out

As stated many times above^^^^^^. Very nice indeed, I'm loving all the Anvil carbon fiber additions as well. Congrats on the little ones as well..:beers:
And it being black makes it that much cooler....:yes:
Thanks Smitty, I was pretty surprised when I bought the car that it already had an Anvil rear spoiler on it. I just ordered the front spoiler to match it on Friday. Now the long waiting game to actually get it. 2-4 months. Your build is another that I had been reading since the beginning. When I originally started looking I was wanting to go gunmetal silver like yours.

Congrats on the twins. Enjoy them while you can. Before you know it, you will be giving them away to guys who aren't good enough for them.
I agree with you on the kids. We have been having a lot of fun with them. (tons of work) but a lot of fun.
 
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