1967 Chevy Camaro Convertible - Down Time

Denise Jarvis Hammered 20,000 Miles On This '67. All With The Top Down And Music Crankin'.

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The stock suspension on a '67 Camaro (even when new) provides a less-than-desirable ride, so Brent stiffened the vintage F-body with a Hotchkis center brace and subframe connectors. A 11/4-inch sway bar out front helps keep the ride in check, and Brent cut one coil out of the stock-height springs for a little less altitude. It's old school but effective. QA1 shocks reside on all four corners, and pair of custom-built three-leaf springs accompanies the 7/8-inch sway bar out back.

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Master Power 11-inch slotted and drilled rotors fit the bill inside the Denise-chosen Boyd smoothie wheels (17x5 up front, 17x8 out back) and Michelin Pilot Sports (225/45 front, 245/45 rear). There's something about a five-spoke wheel on a classic ride, no real explanation; it just works

The interior remains period correct with stock vinyl seats (bright blue with white stripes) and optional factory tach and ralley gauges. Most of Denise's drive time is spent with the A/C on full blast (top down), so an upgraded sound system was in order. A Kenwood CD head unit with a built-in G-meter and Kenwood KAC-6404 amp provokes the four Infinity four-ways. It's plenty of juice to drown out excessive wind noise with Denise's favorite car tunes.

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Brent points out, "The body was virtually rust and dent-free, so all we had to do was strip the body and repaint it. We went with Marina Blue to keep the color correct and used PPG white for the SS stripe on the nose. I've been in the restoration business for a long time, and I have to say this is one of the nicest survivors I've seen in a long time."

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We can't blame Denise for wanting to drive this classic hot rod on a daily basis. We would imagine she goes through extreme withdrawals during the cold Illinois Winter months, but we hear she makes up for it immediately after the frozen roads thaw.

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So if you're wondering what happened to that big-block '69 Denise was cruising before she took over this '67? Well, she made up her mind and sold it ... in one day.

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