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Old 27-03-2016, 11:21 PM
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70' Camaro

Hey guys! New to the forum, my names Jake and I've just recently bought a 1970 Camaro. I think I may have met a few of you at the latest meet last weekend, but I apologise in advance if I cant remember names as I've always been shocking for it.

I've always wanted something old school from the US. I've been lucky enough to lend a hand a couple of times on Greg's 69 CRISIS, and its been a massive inspiration ever since.

Some of you may know the car already, its Matt R's old car that I've been fortunate enough to pick up at what I think was a great price for such a well put together car.

Its not perfect but it is a very tough street car, something I can improve on and modify without annoying any purists and have at least some input into what the car is/will be.

Body is currently wrapped but is silver underneath and apparently quite tidy.

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Rotating Assembly: Block is a gen VI zz502, 4.5 bore size and decked, steel forged crank, srp dome top pistons, scat h beam rods, moroso high volume blueprinted oil pump, milidon 8 qtrz oil pan, roller master timing chains,
Intake/Heads: Oval port heads, victor jnr oval port single plane manifold, Quick fuel QFR 1000cfm
Valvetrain: Comp cam solid roller custom grind, Comp cam Roller lifters Comp cam ultra pro magnum roller rockers, Comp cam springs, Trend pushrods

Trans: Built T400, 3000rpm stall.

Diff: Ford 9", Moser axles, 3:7 gears, Harrop Truetrac.

Brakes: Wilwood 4 pot fronts, standard rear drum brakes, Wilwood booster.

Suspension: Standard front and rear, nolathane bushings, caltracs.

Current plans are to improve the suspension with a 4 Link rear + tubular front control arms, coilovers and C6 corvette spindles from Speed Tech, tidy up the interior and build some close out panels for the boot. And tidy up a few things that aren't quite working 100%.
Big spending will come in due time though as I unfortunately lost my job days before picking up the car haha.

Anyway, enough talk, pics.

IMG_3231 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

IMG_3232 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

IMG_3233 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

IMG_3243 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

IMG_3248 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

IMG_3244 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

IMG_3239 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr

IMG_3238 by Jake Baldwin, on Flickr


Look forward to meeting a few more of you guys in the coming months, will try and make it to the Camaro cruise on the 10th, it currently runs a little hot but i have a new radiator sitting at home ready to go into it this week some time.
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Old 28-03-2016, 06:28 AM
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That's gorgeous...
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Old 28-03-2016, 07:52 AM
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Very very nice. Enjoy your car.
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Old 28-03-2016, 08:37 AM
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Nice '70 Jake.
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Old 28-03-2016, 06:46 PM
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That's cool, right there! And big block too!
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Old 28-03-2016, 08:26 PM
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Thanks guys!

Started filling out the boot with some false walls to tidy it up a bit.







All the panels will have these sunken panels, which will be covered in suede and vinyl.





Battery will eventually go behind one, and a small tool box will be mounted on the other side, the panels easily pull out and are held in with velcro.
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Old 28-03-2016, 08:35 PM
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Sweet ride Jake, looks awesome, nice meeting you last weekend.
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Old 29-03-2016, 08:50 AM
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Very nice Jake, don't worry what the purist's say mate....there's not too much that's pure around here !!!
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Old 29-03-2016, 03:04 PM
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Congratulations on the new ride Jake.

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Old 29-03-2016, 05:01 PM
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Looks tough as! Has it been on the 1/4 yet?
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Old 29-03-2016, 05:10 PM
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Cheers all,

It has been down the 1/4 with the old owner who ran a best of 11.2 or 11.3, this was on the standard 502 crate motor from GM, now that it's been rebuilt its apparently pushing a lot more hp and should dip into the 10's.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:21 PM
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Everything is now trimmed, couple of edges I'm not ecstatic about but not bad for a first attempt.

I just need some foam to then finish covering the fuel filler nozzle with the vinyl.









New radiator will be installed this Sunday.



May paint the core black though as I hate the look of the 'ADRAD' lettering.
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Where does the spare wheel go?
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Looks like the template plans I bought from the states for my chevelle. Spare tyre can go behind the back panel.
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that's a really really nice 2nd gen you have there.....
Great job on the trunk looks sweet like the rest of the car.....
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