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Hi I'm new to this forum. It looks like this is the right place for Pro Touring related posts.

My son and I just had our ultimate dream car built.

Today my son Dan is a professional car designer. Our 69 Camaro is what inspired his career when we bought it way back when he was in high school. Over the years, we refined it with different drive trains and various upgrades.

This time, he came up with a new design that marries much of the 2013 ZL1 Camaro without spoiling the timeless look of the 69 Camaro.

We had a shop named V8TV build the car to Dan's design. We utilized the carbon fiber hood insert from the ZL1 by fabricating a steel hood cowl to accept it.

The engine is an LSA crate engine with some upgrades.

The grill is Dan's own design that pays tribute to the 5th Gen Camaros.

Here is Dan's rendering for our car:



Here are some pics of the car from when it was first unveiled at SEMA in November 2013:



















We are very happy how much the finished car looks exactly like the renderings Dan did.
 

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Nice ride. Definitely a nice job blending new and old.
 

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if there was an icon for drool, I'd insert it here______

awesome job man:yes:
 

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WOW!!! Amazing car!!!
 

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Really nice job- very creative with the hood and it turned out nice. I'm still trying to talk me into the Chip Foose designed stripes for mine... that's child's play on the bravery scale when it comes to shaking things up- you did it well.
 

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Wow, wow, wow!!!

:hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray::hurray:
 

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Very nice looking Camaro. I loved looking at the hood mod over on the other forum. It really makes your car look mean. Great job of blending new and old school without losing the first gen styling. Congratulations on going to SEMA. I’m sure it really performs with that engine also.
 

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Thank you for the compliments! To be honest, I was afraid people on this site may not appreciate pro touring Camaros since there is so much activity and info for correct restorations here. Of course, I love factory correct restorations too!

The build threads, including videos V8TV made during the build are here:

http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=37183

http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/90003-LSA-Powered-69-Camaro-quot-Lou-s-Change-quot

http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum/index.php/topic,11909.0.html
 

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wow, I just spent like an hour reading through your build thread on v8tv link you gave up above....man you must have a fortune in this car...wow

looks like the guys at v8tv do a killer job. The fabrication skill they show is something to be admired
 

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Thank you for the compliments! To be honest, I was afraid people on this site may not appreciate pro touring Camaros since there is so much activity and info for correct restorations here. Of course, I love factory correct restorations too!
Just stay out of the Restoration Corner forum and you'll be alright.:thumbsup:
 

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That's is an awesome ride, I love the hood. I browsed through the links provided but didn't see who did it? I'd love to have something similar.
 

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Great job with the ZL1 additions and all the finishing details! :thumbsup: The front spoiler is a little more subtle right? It looks great.. I would love to see some pictures of the finished interior too!!
 

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I just have to tell you about a very positive customer experience I recently had because too many times we only hear about problems and complaints.

I decided to buy an enclosed trailer for my car. I didn't even know what to look for when I began my search. I just knew I wanted to find one in time for an already planned trip.

By searching some of the threads on this forum and others, I at least started to understand some of the choices and trade offs.

It wasn't until I started talking to Chad Servais of Becker Custom Trailers in Wisconsin that I really started honing in on what I needed for my purposes.

Chad and I only talked on the phone but he was WAY more helpful than other sales people I called and even the local trailer distributors I visited in person.

I especially appreciated how he answered all my questions with more than yes and no answers.

After I missed an opportunity to buy a trailer Becker had in stock, Chad scurried to find another one for me. Luckily he found one at the factory that had just been built. He then worked with the factory to have some special modifications made before it shipped to me. (Little things like welding in a plate for me to anchor an electric winch to.) Some how he got it all orchestrated with the factory and on its way in time for my trip.

With people like Chad it is truly a pleasure to do business. He genuinely cared about me finding the right trailer for MY needs versus trying to upsell me or convince me to buy something else that wasn't exactly what I wanted. He never showed fatigue from all of my newbie questions.
He never pressured me to buy more than I really wanted. It was a pleasure to do business with him!

Here a few pics of my new trailer taken before it left the factory:







I knew I wanted to have an escape door. This one also has an easily removable wheel well making it more likely that I will be able to open the door on almost any car I decide to trailer.











Even though it's just a big box on wheels I'm really excited.

Thanks Chad!
 
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