June 2011 Readers' Rides

Third Time's A Charm

Two years ago Bill and Pam Roy bought this first-gen. At the time it was only half complete with a missing drivetrain, unfinished paint, and bad glass. Bill dived right in by tackling the drivetrain. The subframe was dropped and he tossed in a GMPP ZZ502 crate engine and Tremec TKO600 trans accessorized with goodies from March and Hooker. Bill also upgraded the brakes with a four-wheel binder kit from CPP. While all of this mechanical work was being done, the paint was being addressed as well. As Bill told us, “The car had been painted six months earlier, but never finished. We sent it to Advantage Auto Works for 24 hours of color sanding and buffing. Also, the molding was sent out for polishing and new front and rear glass was installed.” With that done, the Camaro was strung with kits from American Auto Wire and Auto Meter gauges. Lastly, the interior was redone and a Vintage Air kit installed to beat the Texas summer heat. As for driving this sweet ’69, Bill stated, “This is the third first-gen I have done, and the other two have made several legs of the Hot Rod Power Tour. I’m ready for this one to hit the road for its Power Tour test.”

Camp 1106 05 Bds Blown Second Gen Camaro Black First Gen 2/6

Submit reader’s rides photos and information to camaroperformers@sorc.com


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