file 700 HP 1969 Camaro 540 BBC “Do-Under” Gets All New Underpinnings At V8 Speed & Resto

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19 May 2017 10:08 #3742 by oestek
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Next, the engine and DSE subframe were installed. The subframe was placed on stands, and the car lowered down over it and aligned.





Moroso fabricated valve covers were added for a cleaner look.



We patched the previous hole in the transmission tunnel, so a new hole was drilled for the shifter.



The team ran wires for the Holley EFI system.





The firewall was chosen as the mounting point for the ECM, as there was limited room under the dash with the Vintage Air A/C system and the customer did not feel the need to have us modify and lengthen the harness if it wasn’t crucial.



After some re-routing, the wire harness begins to clean up.

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30 May 2017 22:44 #3765 by oestek
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Under the car, the exhaust connections were made. This car came in with a 3” exhaust system, but we needed to modify the system to fit the new subframe and rear suspension. We also wanted to tuck the mufflers up to the floor a bit tighter.

The transmission cross member and driveshaft loop are obstacles in the front of the system, and the DSE QUADRALink makes for a challenge out back.





We started at the header collectors and the V-Band clamps.





The mid-pipes were tacked in place, reusing the Black Widow mufflers. The position of the H-pipe was dictated by the transmission cross member.

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30 May 2017 22:49 - 30 May 2017 22:53 #3766 by oestek
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Tail pipes were made to snake through the QUADRALink rear suspension and utilized V-Band clamps.









The whole system was TIG welded together.



These systems are a tight fit, so they take time to build.

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30 May 2017 22:54 #3767 by oestek
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The turn-down is barely visible from the rear of the car.



We wrapped the tail pipes in DEI wrap to help keep heat away from the fuel tank.





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02 Jun 2017 22:06 #3775 by oestek
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Topside, it was time to coat the new steel with some Axalta epoxy and black Imron polyurethane.

The new trunk floor, and DSE wheel tubs and shock crossmember were cleaned and prepped for epoxy and paint. The body was completely masked.





The tubs were seam-sealed and paint-prepped inside the car.





New panels blacked-out.







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09 Jun 2017 15:35 #3779 by oestek
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Soon the new Forgeline ZX3P wheels arrived. These are 19 x 11.5” rears with 6” BS, Satin Gunmetal finish with fully brushed / cleared lip. The fronts are 18 x 10” with 6.125” BS. We think they look killer on this car, and they really frame the Baer calipers and rotors nicely!



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