1970 CAMAROBALDWIN CUSTOM”

» 1970 CAMAROBALDWIN CUSTOM”

 

 

BIG HEMI CUSTOMS PROJECT GARDNER CAMARO. WE FULLY RESTORED AND TRANSFORMED THIS CAR INTO A ONE OF A KIND CUSTOM, RETRO (OLD SCHOOL) 70 CAMARO.

BODY AND PAINT:

WE STARTED WITH A CLEAN SLIGHTLY MODIFIED RETRO CAMARO…STRIPPED THE ENTIRE CAR DOWN AND PREPPED FOR BODY AND PAINT…THE COMPLETE TRUNK FLOOR AND FRAME RAILS WERE NOT UP TO PAR, SO WE PROFESSIONALLY REPLACED THEM WITH NEW SHEET METAL INCLUDING A NEW REAR VALANCE…MOST OF THE FLOOR ON THE CAMARO WAS IN GOOD SHAPE, ACCEPT THE DRIVER SIDE FLOOR PAN WAS REPLACED… THE ENTIRE UNDERSIDE OF THE CAR WAS SHOWING ITS AGE…WE SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS CLEANING UP EVERYTHING ON THE UNDERCARRIAGE OF THIS CAR…THE BODY ON THE CAMARO WAS AVERAGE…THE PANELS WERE SMOOTHED OUT AND BLOCKED SANDED FOR A NICE STAIGHT LOOK…MERCEDES BENZ JUNGLE GREEN FROM SHERWIN WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES WAS APPLIED TO THE SHELL AND ALL OF THE DISSASSEMBLED PANELS… THE PANELS WERE RE-ASSEMBLED AND A CUSTOM STRIPE WAS TAPED OFF THE ENTIRE CAR WITH SHERWIN WILLIAMS BLACK APPLIED TO ADD TO THE CUSTOM RETRO LOOK..THREE COATS OF BASE AND FOUR COATS OF CLEAR WAS APPLIED TO THE SURFACE…A FOUR STEP BUFF PROCESS WAS THEN WORKED OVER THE PAINT FOR THAT SHOW QUALITY SHINE…

ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, SUSPENSION, BRAKES AND DIFFERENTIAL:

WE YANKED OUT THE 454 BIG BLOCK THAT WAS ALREADY IN PLACE AND GAVE IT A FRESH NEW LIFE WITH MANY UPGRADES…THE ENTIRE MOTOR WAS STRIPPED DOWN AND REBUILT…WE USED THE EDELBROCK PERFORMER TOP END KIT…WITH A 750 HOLLEY SITTING ON TOP…THE MOTOR MAKES ALMOST 550 HP AND OUT OF THE SIDE PIPES IT SOUNDS MEAN…THE TURBO 400 TRANSMISSION WAS FRESHENED UP TO HANDLE THE EXTRA HORSES…ALL OF THE SUSPENSION ON THE CAR WAS REBUILT OR REPLACED WITH NEW PIECES…EVERY PART WAS STRIPPED DOWN AND REPAINTED TO SHOW OFF A SUPER CLEAN UNDERSIDE…WILWOOD BRAKE KITS WERE INSTALLED ON ALL FOUR CORNERS WITH NEW BRAKE LINES AND A NEW WILWOOD MASTER CYLINDER TO HELP THIS BEAST STOP…THE ENTIRE 10 BOLT REAR WAS TAKEN DOWN…A NEW 3.73 RICHMOND GEAR WITH POSI WAS INSTALLED AND EVERYTHING ELSE WAS REPLACED OR FRESHENED UP…

WHEELS AND TIRES:

CRAGAR SS 14X7 UP FRONT AND 15X8 IN THE REAR WITH BF GOODRICH RADIAL TA’S HELPING WITH THE HANDLING AND TRACTION (WHAT TRACTION???)

EXHAUST SYSTEM:

TO HELP THIS BIG BLOCK CHEVY BREATHE…HOOKER SHORTY HEADERS WERE USED…WE CUSTOM FABRICATED THE HOOKER SIDE PIPES ON THE CAR TO GET THAT RETRO LOOK…THE SOUND FROM THE SIDE PIPES WITH THAT BIG BLOCK PUSHING THROUGH IS EAR CANDY…

FUEL, COOLING, IGNITION:

THE ENTIRE FUEL SYSTEM WAS UPGRADED…GOODMARK SUPPLIED THE NEW GAS TANK, SENDING UNIT, AND STRAPS TO HOLD HER IN…WE UPGRADED TO -6 BRADED LINE AND AN FITTINGS WITH AN INLINE FUEL FILTER TO HELP FEED FUEL TO THE HI FLOW FUEL PUMP KEEPING THE BIG BLOCKS THURST QUENCHED…
COOLING THE ENGINE IS A CUSTOM ALUMINUM RADIATOR WITH HI FLOW WATER PUMP…
HEI IGNITION WAS USED TO HELP FIRE THE 540 HORSE POWER…

INTERIOR, DASH, STEREO, AND HEATER:

THE INTERIOR ON THE CAR WAS ALREADY NICE…DIGITAL GAUGES WERE PUT INTO PLACE…THE SEATS WERE RECOVERED AND THE ENTIRE INTERIOR WAS CLEANED UP AND REPAINTED WHERE NEEDED…MULTIPLE SHEETS OF HUSH MAT WAS USED TO HELP KEEP OUT HEAT AND NOISE FROM THE COCK PIT…THE PREVIOUS HEATER WAS A SMALL NIGHTMARE…THE FIREWALL WAS REPAIRED AND THE CORRECT HEATER ASSEMBLY WAS INSTALLED IN THE CAR TO HELP KEEP YOU WARM ON THOSE SPRING AND FALL CRUISE INS…

EXTRAS:

TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE PAINT…THE METALLIC GREEN SEEMS TO LEAP OUT AT YOU AND THE CUSTOM STRIPES HELP BREAK UP THE GREEN AND KEEP WITH THE RETRO LOOK WE WERE GOING FOR…THERE IS A FIBERGLASS COWL HOOD TO ADD TO THE LOOK AS WELL..FRONT AND REAR SPOILERS ALSO ADD A MORE RETRO LOOK TO THIS ALREADY COOL SPLIT BUMPER MARO…

 

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