1972 Chevy Camaro - F-Body Garage

Super-Cool Camaro

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George Packard has been slowly but steadily making progress on his 1972 Chevy Camaro. Sure, he could have farmed out the project and had it done by now, but George's goal was to do as much of the work himself as possible. In fact, aside from the paint, which will be done by his friend Danny Zoeller, George has done all the bodywork and other tasks in his garage. The plan is to end up with a nice cruiser that can hit the occasional Goodguys autocross event. With the exception of a tall rear spoiler, modified by Jessie Greening, and some shaved side marker lights, the exterior is going in the direction GM intended. To improve the handling, George is going with Detroit Speed springs and sway bars combined with Bilstein shocks. SSBC will handle the brakes, and the Camaro will be powered by a worked-over small-block backed up by a five-speed manual trans with a Hurst shifter. George hasn't picked out the wheels yet, but he does know they will be 18-inch and wrapped in BFG rubber. He also knows the paint scheme will be black with white stripes. The interior will be mostly stock, and since George works for Vintage Air, one of their Gen IV systems will keep the Texas heat at bay. With any luck this cool Camaro should be hitting the road this summer.




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