Cars in bare metal have nowhere to hide the sins of shortcut bodywork. Maybe that’s why we love to check out projects laid bare. This ’69 Camaro, being crafted over at HED Industries in Bakersfield, California, has had more done than you might notice at first glance. Sure, there are some very large, and functional, air ducts, but the fenders and doors were widened 2.5 inches per side. There’s a rear diffuser along with a cool front splitter, all crafted from metal. The front bumper was made from scratch, as were the headlight buckets and grille. Carrying forward the “from scratch” theme, the entire hood—including the inner structure—was hand-fabricated.
Functionally, the Camaro is riding on a DSE front subframe and rear QUADRALink suspension. In regards to the QUADRALink, HED converted it to a cantilevered system just to give the car a unique setup. ERL Performance wrenched together the 441-inch LS7, topped with a Magnuson HeartBeat supercharger, that should put out an estimated 1,000 hp! Backing up the engine will be a TREMEC Magnum six-speed trans and the Camaro will roll on 18x9.5 front and 19x12 rear Forgeline wheels spinning around Wilwood binders. According to HED, they “body-dropped” the whole car for an even lower ride height. The fabrication continues to the interior with a full ’cage and custom dash that will eventually be finished by Ron Mangus Hot Rod Interiors. The owner of this badass Camaro is Josh Hodges and he will debut the car at the 2016 SEMA Show in the Magnuson booth. To find out more about this build check out their website at www.hedindustriesllc.com.