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Pro Touring 70 1/2 Camaro *First post here*


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#21 pharr7226

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:55 AM

Welcome to the forum. I like the stance and the wheels.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:31 AM

Thanks for the kind welcome and kind words, guys. I appreciate it. That said, an update. Doesnt seem like much of an update, but this was ALOT of work. I hope to have a rolling chassis by tonight. This is my first time building a frame from scratch, so comments and criticism is welcome.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:41 AM

Nice work so far on that frame and it will be sweet with the LS power in there!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:38 AM

The frame came out looking great, can't wait to see it with all the suspension and motor. What motor are you using? I am putting a corvette motor in my 69 camaro.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:50 PM

Its the L99 from the 10 Camaro SS. I originally wanted the Corvette LS, but I couldnt find a kit to sacrifice, lol.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

Lookin real good Brandon .. very nice Fab work..

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

WOW!!! :D

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:22 AM

Nice chassis!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:12 AM

Your workmanship on the frame looks great, especially for a first effort.

One thing I'd consider reviewing is the width of the front rails. They're a bit wide and will provide plenty of room for your motor, but will push the front suspension pickup points outward. This will create problems trying to have enough room for suspension links and for the tires to steer without having them way outside the fenders.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:21 AM

Looks great!!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

Your workmanship on the frame looks great, especially for a first effort.

One thing I'd consider reviewing is the width of the front rails. They're a bit wide and will provide plenty of room for your motor, but will push the front suspension pickup points outward. This will create problems trying to have enough room for suspension links and for the tires to steer without having them way outside the fenders.


I agree. And by considering this, I think you should consider decrease the width of the front wheels as well.

Congrats for the build. Very nice so far!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

I see what you guys are saying, but the chassis was designed with several factors in mind, header clearance, wheel clearance (BIG meat front and rear) and aesthetics. As for the wheel width, I appreciate it, but Im going for a specific look here and thinning out the front wheels wouldnt really fit what I was doing.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:22 AM

Alright, small update. Got the suspension mostly done. I still need to sand some things down, do the filler work on the frame, and add a torsion rod to the rear. The wheels are not glued on as I have all the paint work to do, so thats why they sit kinda weird. Im now in the process of staring the interior work. The plan is to do a functional, but nice looking, interior. Stripped, but still daily and show worthy. No back seats, all panels, and a roll cage. Does anyone know the recommended rod size for roll cages? Also, I did manage to find a ZR1 Corvette to gank the supercharged LS9, so it will officially be getting around a 650HP powerplant, HEHE! As usual, comments and criticism is welcome and appreciated. Thanks for looking!

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:09 AM

nice solid chassie, keep going it looking asome man

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:45 AM

Looks great! Keep it up! :)

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:19 AM

AWESOME WORK!
My favorite year camaro!
keep up they great work!

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:26 AM

has an awesome stance. looks good

keep it up

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

Looking good keep it going...

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:29 PM

wowowowowowowowowowow looks great!!!! what size frame stock is that?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

This is looking great. If I may, might I make a suggestion? Since you need some sort of front spring, why not put airbags in there? Also, instead of a panhard bar in the back, step up to a four link and air bags there as well. It would fit really well with your protouring theme here...and you wouldn't really have to undo any of your work for it.

Edited by Skydime, 17 September 2012 - 02:19 PM.