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Trans Am Camaro
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 4:36 PM
I'm starting a Trans-Am Camaro project, I already have the engine done but I was wondering what body/chassis/interior work I could do to give it the Trans Am look. thanks
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Posted by vinnietbird on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 4:50 PM
Roll cage,bare interior,racing seat,racing harness,flared fenders,quick fill gas cap,lowered suspension,fat tires,mini-tubs in the rear,front and rear window straps,side exit exhaust,headlight covers,front and rear spoiler,racing dash (similar to a Nascar dash),and cold air induction for the powerplant.Good luck on your car.Sounds like a huge project.Keep everyone posted.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 7:10 PM
thanks, for the intake i did a dual-quad velocity stack set up
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 7:51 PM
I seem to remember several SCCA type Camaro kits out there. You might have to attend a model swap/show to locate one. But you would be way ahead of the game.


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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 08, 2004 7:09 PM
ok thanks, but im doing a 69 camaro z/28, so would the flared fenders and nascar style dash be necessary? and i was wndering if sheet-metal door panels would be a good idea also
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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Thursday, April 08, 2004 8:02 PM
Here are three good photos of the Penske car driven by Mark Donohue. Good interior, engine compartment, and exterior shot showing the fender flares.
There are tons of photos on-line if you have some extra time to search.
Show us what you're doing!

http://www.camarogenerations.com/memberfiles/penske.html

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  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Friday, April 09, 2004 3:11 AM
Perry's Resin has a Penske Trans Am '69 Camaro conversion kit. Check it out at
http://www.perrysresin.com/catalog/catalog.htm
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 12, 2004 9:52 AM
I am also gonna start this project in about a week. Where are you gonna get your decals for this? Also the floor has to have a metal look since the floorboards were replaced by sheetmetal. How can this be done?
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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Monday, April 12, 2004 11:38 AM
DokterPeppor, if you want to build an accurate '69 Trans Am car, look at photos first. They didn't do a whole lot of work on the bodies that were supplied by the factories, as opposed to what the teams started to do in the late 70s. Check the link I included above for a look at the interior of the Penske Camaro, including the stock stamped steel floor.

There have been stories about acid dipping the bodies to make them thinner, thus reducing weight, but aluminum paneling and tube frames were a few years away. A '69 Camaro being raced today would probably have this type of work, but not in 1969.

Matt Good judgement is the result of experience, Experience is the result of poor judgement. Mark Twain

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