CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE ALL OF THE STORIES IN THE PROJECT AMERICAN HEROES II BUILD ON THE WEBProject American Heroes II Unveiling at the Joliet Super Chevy ShowPART IPART IIPART IIIPART IVPART VPART VIPART VIIPART VIIIPART IX The starting point of Project American Heroes 2 consisted of a solid '69 Camaro SS roller shell from the left coast with a clear title, and not much else. Bill Jelinek and his team at Route 66 Motorsports in New Lenox, Illinois, had been assigned the task of building the car. To put it mildly, they came through in a big way. All the bigshots had agreed with Jelinek to unveil the Project American Heroes 2 Camaro at the O'Reilly Auto Parts Super Chevy Show at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet on August 8. With less than a week before the Joliet debut, the Camaro was nearly completed. However, there was still work to be done. The work described on the pages before you took place the last week of the build. A quick refresher list of the parts featured on the Project American Heroes includes the Detroit Speed & Engineering front subframe and suspension system, Vintage Air A/C, Baer brakes, the Turn Key Engine Supply LS7 engine, K & N filter, Weiand intake, Hooker headers, TCI Turbo 400 trans hooked up to a Gear Vendors overdrive unit, Inland Empire driveshaft, and Strange Engineering S60 rear. A quick refresher list of the parts featured on the Project American Heroes includes the D Maybe it had to do with this car being the second Project American Heroes vehicle built, but there is no getting around how quickly this car came together. At the Joliet Super Chevy debut, renowned Source Interlink Media publisher Ed Zinke announced to all those gathered that the car had come together in 118 days. Considering the fact that those 118 days included not only the construction of the car but also the majority of the hunting down and coordination of donated parts from the aftermarket suppliers, it is truly a remarkable accomplishment. My occasional flare-up of cynicism led me to expect basic mediocre parts from companies that desired to attach their name to the Project American Heroes Camaro without having to dig too deep into the marketing funds. Said flare-up should have been extinguished immediately. As the parts arrived at Route 66 Motorsports, it became evident that manufacturers were not sending leftovers from two years ago that never sold, and they were not sending us their economy line. Rather, every participating supplier sent us its best stuff. It's as if the vendors were saying, "We're sending nothing but the very best for our military men and women." The PAH2 Camaro turned out to be the recipient of some of the most advanced aftermarket products available. The car is nothing short of an upper echelon, high-performance street machine that does everything very well. It all came together in 118 days...in less than 118 days from now, if you are the winning bidder at Barrett-Jackson, it can come home with you to stay. Detroit Speed & Engineering has developed this wiper kit for first-generation Camaros and Firebirds. It contains a low profile, seven-speed wiper motor with five delays, low speed, high speed, rotary switch with a billet knob, adapter plate, and wiring harness. The CNC aluminum adapter plate mounts the wiper motor to the stock firewall bolt pattern, and nicely clears the valve covers and brake booster. Detroit Speed & Engineering has developed this wiper kit for first-generation Camaros and Route 66 Motorsports' Matt Duque, Jason John, and Kevin Rock carefully install the freshly painted front fender without the wheelhouse. The fender is placed in its approximate location, but left loose. Route 66 Motorsports' Matt Duque, Jason John, and Kevin Rock carefully install the freshly With Kevin and Matt holding the fender slightly elevated, Jason carefully rolls the wheelhouse into position so both the fender and wheelhouse are perfectly aligned. The key word here is patience. Attaching the wheelhouse to the fender prior to installation makes adjustments much more difficult. With Kevin and Matt holding the fender slightly elevated, Jason carefully rolls the wheelh 1 | 2 | 3 | » | View Full Article By Arvid Svendsen Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!