1969 Chevy Camaro - Three Snakes One Charm

G-Force Design Concepts Takes A Devious Approach To Building A '69 Camaro

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With the power output being well above what most street cars generally deal with, Jason went to Bowler Transmissions for one of their hopped-up 4L80Es to handle the dishing. A 3200-stall converter sends a snappy surprise down the Dynotech driveshaft, and the Moser 9-inch rearend stuffed with 4.10 cogs eagerly manages the relentless twist.

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When you're building a serious G-machine, focusing on the suspension is of the utmost importance. Needless to say, the obvious shortcomings of the stock suspension wouldn't be tolerated in this build. So in went an Art Morrison GT subframe loaded up with C6 Corvette spindles and A-arms, and double adjustable QA1 shocks. Out back, Koni coilovers accompany a Detroit Speed Quadralink suspension system. With the ride height 3 inches lower than stock, and outfitted with the upper echelon of suspension components, this Camaro can handle the tightest autocross or meanest road course with ease and precision.

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Devious? You bet.

But all that high-tech suspension goodness needs to be reeled in rather quickly, especially heading into tight turns, so Wilwood 14-inch rotors and six-piston Superlite calipers were called for duty up front, while four-piston binders squeeze the 14-inch rotors out back.

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It's common knowledge that wheels make the car, so HRE 893Rs provide the rolling 'tude (18x10 front, 18x12 rear) and Toyo RA1s put the power to the ground-275/35R18 up front and 335/30R18 out back.

Helman's upholstery in Chambersburg took charge of the interior's vibe, and Sparco seats keep John planted while gripping on the Budnik steering wheel. The pigment-challenged dash is a fresh take on an area that's commonly done in uninspired sheetmetal and makes a tidy home to the Auto Meter Sport Comp 2 gauges, as they provide the beating drum's vitals. A B&M shifter helps John mash the gears should an aggressive situation arise. The irresistible itch to hammer this thing is ever present. Especially when an unsuspecting foe assumes the accessorized first-gen is just for show.

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The meticulously applied PPG Arctic White paint fails to hide the aggressive demeanor of the classic F-body, and black and gold hockey stripe graphics streak down the side, blatantly announcing the car's ruckus intentions.

G-Force Design Concepts features an ensemble cast of talented builders and fabricators who equally pull their weight when it comes to putting together quality hot rods. Joe Cool (his real name) took charge of the wiring aspects, Cole McCalister takes credit for the fabrication, and Dan Colangelo handled the assembly. Jason was quick to point out that it was a group effort and everyone at the shop made the completion of this car possible.

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It was all part of the plan ... a devious one at that.


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