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Old 17-01-2018, 11:05 PM
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Great job Jake, looking forward to seeing your progress
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:08 PM
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Had some spare time on the weekend to assemble my Speedtech Extreme subframe, brakes etc, some awesome engineering behind the frame, once i have my Forgelines sorted out ill look at getting the whole lot test fit under the car.

20180402_164245 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

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Old 04-04-2018, 09:53 PM
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:43 AM
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I am getting sub frame envy between you and Chris!
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:44 AM
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Great work !
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:04 PM
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That subframe looks too good to put hanging panels over it
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Looks very very nice.
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Wow, thats sexy!!
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Old 16-09-2019, 06:58 PM
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Where to start. Apologies for the poor quality / portrait photos, i really should have kept on top of documenting the build a little more thoroughly.

Fitted the Speedtech torque arm rear suspension.

A benefit of removing the trunk floor was that i could fully weld the cross brace that the coilovers and panhard bar bolt too, with a floor already in place you can't get a mig / tig in to fully weld the brace along the top edge.

IMG_3764[1] by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180625_144348 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

I also had the Forgeline GA3R's refinished. The centre's were done in the same colour as the motor / transmission, with the inner barrels being done in gloss black to hopefully hide brake dust in the future.

20180422_150226 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180422_150311 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180422_152427 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180622_170654 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

I then had the huge tyres fitted so that they car could be trialed on its wheels with its new rear suspension for the first time.

20180625_143017 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180625_143002 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180625_144404 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

The next big task was to fit the Extreme subframe.

After having the firewall made i wasn't happy with the execution, it was warped and the top edge wasn't very level which made cutting a large hole in it to fit the driveline as far back as the frame allows a little easier.

Nearly the entire motor except the Drive Junky accessory drive will sit in line or behind the front axle centre line. Pretty happy with that!

20180728_104831 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180731_155015 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180731_155023 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180808_130607 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

20180923_150156 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

More posts to come shortly!

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After waiting over 12 months for my AMD sheet metal to arrive from the states after a major shipping f**k up the old junk panels were finally removed and the new pieces installed. This included

- full 1/4 panels
- trunk floor + drop off extensions
- outer wheel houses
- rear beaver panel
- rear tail light panel
- doors skins

Basically everything rearward of the fenders was replaced, fortunately the fenders were completely rust free and undamaged save for a little warping on the passenger side.

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AMD only supply trunk floors to suit 71-73 camaros, the 70's have a different shape floor and rear parcel shelf setup, so some modification was required to make it all match up. Can't tell it was done now that its been metal finished.

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Everything was epoxy'd before fitting up the outer panels for the final time.

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I couldn't resist putting the wheels on and winding the photos done for some photos, i also trial fitted the new anvil auto tucked bumper and a low trunk spoiler.

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I also have Anvil inner fenders, front spoiler and radiator close out panel on the way.

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Thanks all!

In the future I plan on running an angled radiator and hood ducting similar to the RS Rampage Camaro. Since i need to push the radiator as far forward as possible i needed to look at changing how the hood latch system works.

The factory setup is massive and bulky, so i removed the lever system and modified the bracket to accept a newer cable release GM latch ( found on a chevy ss / VF Commodore )

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I also modified the large support bracket to allow the radiator to fit further forward into the nose.

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All factory mount locations remain, and I've used a Lokar universal cable release system to open the hood and trunk.



With the trunk all that was needed was a small tab for the cable to attach too, and a bracket for the cable adjuster.

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Pretty happy with the results, i will trim the cable once i have decided on a mounting place for the two release handle. The only downside i have found is that the handles have to be mounted on the passenger side, so ill have to get out of the car and walk around to the passenger side to open either the hood or trunk, but it is not a deal breaker. Hopefully i wont ever have to open the hood in a hurry or whilst out driving :lol:
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Old 16-09-2019, 06:59 PM
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In the future I plan on running an angled radiator and hood ducting similar to the RS Rampage Camaro. Since i need to push the radiator as far forward as possible i needed to look at changing how the hood latch system works.

The factory setup is massive and bulky, so i removed the lever system and modified the bracket to accept a newer cable release GM latch ( found on a chevy ss / VF Commodore )

20190803_123106

20190803_123158

I also modified the large support bracket to allow the radiator to fit further forward into the nose.

20190406_171322

All factory mount locations remain, and I've used a Lokar universal cable release system to open the hood and trunk.



With the trunk all that was needed was a small tab for the cable to attach too, and a bracket for the cable adjuster.

20190422_110604

20190422_110616

Pretty happy with the results, i will trim the cable once i have decided on a mounting place for the two release handle. The only downside i have found is that the handles have to be mounted on the passenger side, so ill have to get out of the car and walk around to the passenger side to open either the hood or trunk, but it is not a deal breaker. Hopefully i wont ever have to open the hood in a hurry or whilst out driving :lol:

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Final update for a little while, instead of going the common DSE subframe connectors, i wanted to maximize rear passenger legroom / comfort by offsetting the connectors close to the rockers.

PART_1563193722369 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

I also wanted the connection points to the subframe to look almost seamless with no brackets or bracing protruding out each side.

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They have also been notched to suit the aftermarket Planted seat rails for my Recaro CS seats i got for an absolute steal! (approx $500 USD).

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The rear seat area was also raised up (as you can see above) to add a tonne of room for mufflers.

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Next plan is to sort the firewall, get a driveshaft made and finish the trans tunnel.

A pet hate of mine with second gen camaros is the top of the cowl that uses the cheap plastic to stop leaves etc getting into the cowl. I plan on adjusting the shape of the openings and creating custom "fake vents" that wont allow any moisture or dirt etc into the cowl. More on that soon
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Old 16-09-2019, 08:09 PM
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Looking absolutely killer Jake ��
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Old 18-09-2019, 07:58 PM
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Very nice.
Great wheel choice.
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wow looking fantastic good to see some build being posted on the forum again
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Far out Jake! This sh!t is next level. Stunning stance & direction. Thanks for sharing & can't wait to see more!!
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