file 1969 Camaro “Carbon Flash” Restoration in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

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15 Oct 2015 17:10 - 27 Nov 2016 20:59 #1611 by oestek
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Sometimes it’s advantageous to take over a project than to start from scratch. In this case, the customer wanted a cool ‘69 Camaro, and we happened to find him one that was already undergoing a restoration. The owner of this clean Arizona car changed his mind and decided to sell his project, so we had the car shipped to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, where it will now become the Pro-Touring Camaro the new owner has always wanted.


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29 Nov 2015 23:35 #1878 by oestek
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Once the car arrived in our shop, we took inventory of all the parts that came with the car and gave it an initial once-over.

It is a very clean car that had just received a silver paint job. Our customer wants a different color, but at least this one does not require extensive bodywork.



It is powered by a 383 fed by Accell DFI fuel injection and spins a 4-speed transmission. It runs, but the tune is way off so it loads-up with fuel quickly. However, it makes great oil pressure and the engine seems healthy.



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29 Nov 2015 23:35 #1879 by oestek
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The car appears to be wearing mostly all of it’s original sheet metal on the outside.



Although it is partially disassembled, the car came with most of it’s old parts and many new items to put it back together.



Solid floors.

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29 Nov 2015 23:35 #1880 by oestek
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Essentially stock panel fit.



It’s riding on a stock design suspension system with some new parts installed.



Stainless MagnaFlow x-pipe exhaust is new.



Muncie 4-speed:

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20 Jan 2016 21:50 #2143 by oestek
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The transmission tunnel needs repair, and a Vintage Air air conditioning system will be installed, all requiring access to the firewall.



A pair of Ringbrothers air-frame hinges will keep the hood up with style.





The crew removed the 383 and Borg Warner T10 4-speed with the aim of repairing the transmission tunnel and to inspect the condition of the front of the car’s body shell.



The yellow 3M tape marks areas that will be closed up.

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20 Jan 2016 21:50 #2144 by oestek
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The subframe was recently restored, and was dusty, but not rusty.



A little wipe down revealed black paint that seems to be in decent shape.



A nice surprise was lower cowl panels that were not rusty!





The dash was very clean and solid.

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