1969 Chevy Camaro - One For Himself

Route 66 Owner Bill Jelinek Has Built All Sorts Of Performance Cars For His Customers. Finally, He Got A Chance To Build One For His Own Pleasure.

Patrick Hill Oct 1, 2010 0 Comment(s)

With the body and mechanicals set, the car was wheeled into the spray booth to be covered in layers of PPG paint. The two-tone color scheme of burgundy and tan was applied by Bill and his son Nick, then shot with clear for a mirror-like finish. The stock bumpers were modified, painted, and tucked into the body for a cleaner look. The finishing touch was a set of Billet Specialties wheels (17x8 front, 18x10 rear) wrapped in Nitto NT555 rubber.

The interior was treated to the same two-tone color scheme of the outside, with a set of leather-wrapped Kris Kustom seats keeping driver and passengers comfy while cruising. Route 66 custom-made new door panels for the car, and installed a Custom Auto Sound system to supply driving tunes. Mark's Interior finished up the rest of the inside work for carpet and other stuff. Auto Meter gauges keep tabs on the 383 for the driver, while a Billet Chicayne steering wheel tells the car where to go.

After spending over 30 years fabricating award-winning cars for others, Bill finally has a tricked out machine of his own. Building the Camaro along with his son provided countless memories, and both enjoy showing off the skill and handiwork of the Route 66 Motorsports crew wherever they go. If you want to see photos of the actual build of the Camaro, check out the "Projects" section on the Route 66 website.




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