If you have been following along with our '01 Camaro SS, known as the STi Killer (January '09), you should be all too familiar with its current state of affairs. Purchased as a roller, our Camaro has been used and abused with its last years spent sitting abandoned, as a project that never was. Now an official GMHTP project and fresh off a complete exterior overhaul, it was time to move inside to fortify and modify our Camaro's interior.
We purchased the Camaro with no seats, minimal plastics, a missing airbag, and an almost ruined carpet. While we certainly could have re-installed some new or refurbished stock parts, we thought now was a great time to bring our Camaro into the new age, adding both function and style. To start, we removed everything we had, made a few phone calls, and impatiently waited for the UPS truck to show up at our door. First to arrive were the Corbeau FX1 Pro seats and matching F-body-specific brackets. We chose these specific seats for their superior hold when compared to stock seats and increased safety with proper five-point harness openings already present. To match the black seats, we ordered an all black, pre-molded carpet from Speed Inc., which not only looks awesome but is also much lighter than the stock carpet, a plus when building a racer. American Muscle stepped up big time, sending us a black-leather and red-stitched MOMO Tuner steering wheel, which is smaller and more comfortable than our stock wheel.
Of course, we aren't building a show car and safety is more important than looks, so before we did anything we made a trip over to Matt LaRue at ProFab Performance to bend up a custom cage and install a set of boxed BMR subframe connectors, for added chassis support and maximum safety. Follow along to see how it all came together and check us out on www.gmhightechperformance.com to see even more of the install.