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Old 18-12-2016, 10:35 PM
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Haha that may or may not have been mine Updates coming
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Old 20-12-2016, 08:20 PM
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I haven't updated for a while, basically this is everything that has been happening the last few months since the tubs were finished. The body drop and rear suspension setup is now complete. I don't have pics of everything that Ive done in that time but this should cover most of it.

Boot hinge bracket make to join the original hinges to the new tubs




In the process of fabricating the new rear suspension crossmember from 3mm plate




Finished crossmember. The centre is angled to mimic the sheet metal 9" diff so we can run the car super low without the diff housing hitting the crossmember. The access holes for the coil over bolts and cutouts for 3" exhaust




Underside of the crossmember, the coilovers mount up in the pockets.




Crossmember welded in place. We are now going to change from a panhard bar setup to a watts link so we can run both shockwaves or coilovers in future.




Beginning of a new rear brace to join the tail panel to the raised chassis rails. You cant see in the pic but it has had a section cut out long ways in the middle so it could be curved to match the tail panel




Welded and in place with clecos




Rails extended to meet the brace




New tail panel sitting in place




Floor sides extended to suit the new height of the floor so it could be welded to the inner sills




New front fender brackets had to be made to fit the new floor




New fender Brackets




The beginning of the transmission tunnel




Tunnel opening complete and toe boards joined to the firewall. Subframe pockets also shaved.






First time on its wheels to check everything works with the new floor, tubs, rails and suspension welded in place




Sitting at the lowest height it will still be drive-able at. The sills are now the lowest point on the car. Here they are sitting 20mm off the ground. They have also been boxed with 3mm plate to the pinch for strength.




Engine block sitting in place, set back behind the axle centreline, a couple of inches further back than stock.



A link to little video for proof it can easily roll 20mm off the ground

If this link doesn't work you can find it on the Pro Touring Garage facebook page or mine or Luke's instagram @speaksy or @erinvalebuilt

https://www.facebook.com/speaksy/vid...1557044662208/


We realised we are kinda blurring the lines between Pro Street and Pro Touring now. The super low ride height, set back engine and full tubs go back to the pro street style of the early 90's but the suspension, wheels and LS/6speed are that of a modern pro touring car. Luke called it 'Modern Pro Street' so I think we will go with that.

We know there will be a lot of people who don't like Camaro's this low, but we love it at this height!

There is still a lot of fab work to go before it's ready to drive. Ill post again in another few months when it is at the next stage.

Thanks,
Cheyne

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Old 20-12-2016, 08:56 PM
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Massive Wow factor! Really love the fab work on this car! Top work!
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Old 20-12-2016, 10:18 PM
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Old 21-12-2016, 09:30 AM
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Old 21-12-2016, 11:11 AM
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This update almost needs to be censored... very p0rnographic
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Old 21-12-2016, 06:21 PM
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Old 22-12-2016, 07:07 PM
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Cheers for the update Speaksy and cheers guys for the comments.

We made our deadline of getting it back on it's wheels by the end of the year so very happy with that. Now on to the next stage which will see it look more complete. Still a long way to go. Hoping to have all fab work completed in the next 6 months (did I tell you that speaks).

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Old 23-12-2016, 05:08 PM
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Cheers for the update Speaksy and cheers guys for the comments.

We made our deadline of getting it back on it's wheels by the end of the year so very happy with that. Now on to the next stage which will see it look more complete. Still a long way to go. Hoping to have all fab work completed in the next 6 months (did I tell you that speaks).

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I reckon it is a good idea to have a target date to work to, these things can drag on for ages if you let them.

Bloody good job by the way.
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Old 31-12-2016, 10:26 AM
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Old 31-12-2016, 08:37 PM
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Old 18-04-2018, 09:43 PM
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Sooo long time between drinks but have some updates on the camaro!!

After getting the car blasted by Greg (awesome job) it’s now over at SRM where Clint is doing his thing knocking out all the fab work before we can start on the cosmetics.

First job was to get some seats and mount them as low as possible. Some head scratching but Clint made it all work. I now have about 3” of head room.

I had a few days off and decided I’ll try mock up a cardboard dash for Clint to then replicate in steel. Pretty happy with the final results. It’s all removable so access to master cylinder is good. Gauge cluster is setup for 2 large 2 small Speedhut gauges Vintage air unit also mounted in passenger footwell up behind glove box.

Wanted to keep the firewall as clean as possible so went with an under dash setup with Baer Remaster. Fiddly job but once again Clint worked it all out to work perfect. Clutch reservoir will be remote mounted near master cylinder.

Next up was the wipers. Mounted in the outside plenum area and made to work for RHD now. Very tidy setup with the DSE wiper unit nicely hidden inside a box out with a nice cover.

Clint is doing a killer job considering nothing on this car is standard anymore (note to self. Think twice about doing a body drop). You wouldn’t think losing 65mm in height would cause so many dramas down the line but wouldn’t change it though.

Next up is some welded in chassis connectors, fuel tank, boot floor then onto exhaust.

Here’s a few pics if this works using Tapatalk




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Awesome fab work Luke, looks fantastic !
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Old 18-04-2018, 10:08 PM
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Sensational Luke, LOVE the low stance !!
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