1970-1971 Camaros - Birds Of A Feather

Three second-gen Camaros, three very different build styles

Patrick Hill Aug 3, 2011 0 Comment(s)
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Hood Hacker

Weston Bayles - '70 Z28

Instead of a guitar, drum set, or similar youthful endeavor with a short lifespan, Weston Bayles' son wanted a project car to work on in his high school auto shop class. After looking around, the Bayles found a '70 RS Z28 needing a lot of work that would be perfect.

Weston ended up at his son's school to lend a hand quite a bit, tearing apart of the front and rear of the car. They installed new fenders fore and aft, and a new trunk inner pan. According to Weston, about the only things not replaced were the roof and doors.

His son grew tired of the project, though, and after school ended and the car was hauled back to the Bayles' home, Weston bought the car form his offspring and went to work finishing the rebuild in their garage. Wanting a serious look, a '72 hood was bought so it could be cut for the fitment of a Weiand 6-71 Roots-style blower with dual Holley carbs mounted on top. The ground floor of the engine is a 383 small-block running vintage GM iron heads, 10:1 compression, with a Pertronix Flamethrower ignition lighting everything off.

Proud of the car he (and his son) built, Weston kept all the car's original parts, just in case he wants to restore the car back to original someday. For now though he enjoys the whine of the supercharger and the sight of those dual carbs sticking through the hood.




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