A neat series of vintage photos from Life Magazine, “Crazy Car Accessories” illustrates some not-so-successful mods from the 1920s-1960s. Fun to compare to the needs and technology of today!
Archive for August, 2011
This 1967 Camaro RS arrived in need of some serious rehab, but we were up to the task to bring her back to better than new. To kill the rust and determine a repair game plan, we started off with a full media blast and epoxy coat. Next came a metal makeover, including complete roof skin, new quarter panels, cowl and tulip panels, wheel tubs, trunk pan and more. With structure and sheet metal intact, it was on to bodywork to refine her for a sleek new finish. Color is always an exciting point in a build, and this one did not disappoint when we laid down a unique 1972 Corvette Targa Blue Metallic and buffed it out to a deep glassy shine.
Moving into hang-up and assembly, we overhauled the wiring and installed a revitalized 350 small block (bored 30 over, with a new crank, 270 Duration Cams, Iron Eagle heads, and Hooker ceramic headers), Holley 650 Double Pumper carb, and Flowmaster exhaust. To add some modern comforts, we upgraded the drivetrain and suspension, including a front end rebuild, KYB shocks, power steering, and disc brake conversion. Finally we finished out with sound deadening insulation, a cool new Vintage A/C, Ralley Sport trim package, and a parchment white interior.
Now this resto-modded blue beauty is ready to roam the roads with old school style enhanced by contemporary components! For larger pics, click here to visit our photo gallery.