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Old 03-05-2010, 10:39 PM
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Hi guys and girls.

I have just bought a new project so thought i would start a build thread. I was going to rebuild my WB ute but thought a camaro would be a better investment.

Specs on the 69 are :

Engine: 572 ci All alloy Donovan big block

Chassis: Art Rasmussen subframe with C4 A arms and spindles, 4 link Currie
9in with alloy centre section

Wheels: 18" CCW 3 piece Michelin Pilots 335 rears 265 fronts

Brakes: Baer Front 14" 4 piston Rear 12" 2 piston

Drivetrain: T56 6 spd, Centreforce clutch, 4" carbon fibre tailshaft

Future plans are to convert it to RHD, finish off the fab work, and then tear up the track








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Old 04-05-2010, 06:59 AM
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Luke, you bought that. I was watching that car over on PT.com. That thing is seriously wicked and going to be one super quick car

Yet another wicked big block 1st gen in WA, there must be something in the water over there

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That thing would be an animal on the track
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:26 AM
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Welcome Luke, Glad to see you made it here, as I said, they are a great bunch on here. I too sore your car over at Lat G it is awesome, you must be getting excited waiting for it.


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Old 04-05-2010, 09:39 AM
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thanks for the replies guys. yeah im a little excited, should be here in about 5 weeks
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:15 AM
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Welcome Luke, awesome car and congrats on the purchase. Bet it will be a long 5 weeks for ya....
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:07 PM
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:53 PM
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Hiya Luke... I'm pretty sure the majority of us were watching the build on this on Lat G and when we saw it sold to someone in Perth...... Well.... Excited much?! Yep we were, but not half as much as you I bet!!

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Old 04-05-2010, 02:57 PM
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That's the first time I've seen it and all I can say is Holy S***T. That is awsome. The other end of the scale from a WB ute. Another one I can't wait to see up and running. That's a good amount of rubber on the back too. Nice one Luke.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:20 PM
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Welcome Luke, your new 69 is wicked!! Excellent build up over on Lateral G. A little excited! Bit of an under statement there mate ha ha
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I'd think hard about converting it.
Not sure about you chev blokes but converting a US chrysler to RHD actually devalues it.
As a rough guide,all things being equal,a RHD pulls around 5 grand less than the same thing in LHD.
So why spend all that money converting it to make it worth less?
I've got 3 LHD cars,shiploads of RHD cars and 2 LHD converted to RHD cars.The conversions,although good,just don't feel like they should.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:46 AM
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I'd think hard about converting it.
Not sure about you chev blokes but converting a US chrysler to RHD actually devalues it.
As a rough guide,all things being equal,a RHD pulls around 5 grand less than the same thing in LHD.
So why spend all that money converting it to make it worth less?
I've got 3 LHD cars,shiploads of RHD cars and 2 LHD converted to RHD cars.The conversions,although good,just don't feel like they should.
Hi Ken

Im not too fussed about resale as i cant see myself selling in the near future. Maybe if it was an original car then i would maybe leave it left hook but as its far from original, right hook its going to be

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Hi Ken

Im not too fussed about resale as i cant see myself selling in the near future. Maybe if it was an original car then i would maybe leave it left hook but as its far from original, right hook its going to be

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Your car looks the goods Luke.
I think you have the right attitude, you can't get into cars for resale value alone, there is a part of owning a car like that that is "priceless".
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And if the conversion is done by a good shop it will drive perfect.
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I wish mine was like that!! Fun machine for sure!
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:15 PM
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Thanks Nev and Dave for your input. I just dont like the idea of driving the camaro with the wheel on the left. I do plan on driving the car further than just the local shops or cruise and would feel much safer on a country road being rhd and the right hand doesnt change gears as good as the left one does ha

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