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Old 05-15-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Arrow AAC's 1969 Pro Touring Resto-Mod Camaro Build

We have been swamped lately so I have not been able to post a complete build thread of this project but figured I would start the thread and update it as we find time.

Ok first the car started as an all original 1969 X44 body:



Smoothed Firewall:


Frame:


Coilovers/ Fuel Cell:


Last but not least... the powerplant!


Here is a quick mod run-down:
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DSE SMOOTH FIREWALL
DSE MINI TUB KIT
DSE SUBFRAME CONNECTORS
GOODMARK STEEL COWL HOOD
POWER WINDOWS
ELECTRIC TRUNK LATCH
LINEX ENTIRE UNDERCARRIAGE
SPEED-TECH UPPER CONTROL ARMS
SPEED-TECH LOWER CONTROL ARMS
KDW QA-1 COIL OVERS
ENERGY SUSPENSIONS BUSHINGS
ENERGY SUSPENSIONS END LINKS
ENERGY SUSPENSIONS MOTOR MOUNTS
ENERGY SUSPENSIONS TRANS MOUNT
DSE SUBFRAME CONNECTORS
SPEED-TECH SOLID ALUMINUM BODY MOUNTS
BODY MOUNTS REINFORCED WITH WELD-IN 1/4” PLATES
PRODIGY CUSTOMS CANTED 4 LINK SUSPENSION
CUSTOM PRODIGY COILOVER SPRINGS
LATE MODEL POWER STEERING GEARBOX
DSE CONVERSION FITTINGS
EARLS BRAIDED STAINLESS POWER STEERING HOSES
NEW LS6 POWER STEERING PUMP WITH DSE OUTLET
SPEED-TECH ANODIZED BRAKE BRACKETS
Z06 CALIPERS AND ABUTEMENTS
EBC REDSTUFF PADS
EBC SLOTTED AND DIMPLED ROTORS
BRAIDED BRAKE LINES INSTALLED
MOSER 9 INCH REAR AXLE
LATE MODEL CAMARO BACKING PLATES
LATE MODEL CAMARO PARKING MECHANISM
EARLS BRAIDED CENTER LINE WITH CUSTOM AXLE LINES
MODIFIED LATE MODEL CAMARO BRAKE BOOSTER
WILLWOOD ADJUSTABLE PROP VALVE
PRODIGY CUSTOMS / RICK TANKS STAINLESS STEEL FUEL CELL
INLET TAIL PANEL CUSTOMIZED TO FIT FLUSH MOUNT GAS CAP
INTANK BOSCH "044" FUEL PUMP
PCM CONTROLLED LEVEL ASSEMBLY
AEROMOTIVE FITTINGS AND LINES 8AN FEED/6AN RETURN
AEROMOTIVE INLINE FUEL FILTER
AEROMOTIVE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR
AEROMOTIVE FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE
AEROMOTIVE FUEL RAILS/CROSSOVER LINE
LS7 DELCO FUEL INJECTORS
NEW GM LQ9 BLOCK
EAGLE FORGED 4 INCH STROKE CRANKSHAFT
EAGLE FORGED RODS
ARP 2000 ROD BOLTS
MANLEY FORGED PISTONS
LIGHTWEIGHT PINS
SPIROLOCKS
COVETTE Z06 BALANCER
ARP MAIN STUDS
ARP BALANCER BOLT
ARP HEAD STUDS
ARP STAINLESS HEADER STUDS
L92 RECTANGULAR PORT CYLINDER HEADS
COMP CAMS 26918 VALVE SPRINGS
TITANIUM RETAINERS
COMP CAMS PUSHRODS
COMP CAMS R SERIES LIFTERS
COMP CAMS CUSTOM GRIND CAM 580, 224, 115
COMP CAMS HEX-ADJUST TIMING CHAIN SET
LS2 TIMING CHAIN DAMPENER SYSTEM
LS6 HIGH VOLUME OIL PUMP
JMZ SWAP OIL PAN AND PICKUP TUBE
LS7 ROCKER ARMS
LS3 INTAKE MANIFOLD
LS3 90MM THROTTLE BODY
AEROMOTIVE FUEL RAILS
SPEARTECH PERFORMANCE ENGINE/TRANS HARNESS
SPEARTECH PERFORMANCE CUSTOM ECM AND TUNE
MSD PLUG WIRES
NGK PLUGS
GM PERFORMANCE ACCESSORY DRIVE
LS6 WATER PUMP
LS6 POWER STEERING PUMP
LS6 ALTERNATOR
KWIK PERFORMANCE COMPRESSOR MOUNT
SANDEN COMPRESSOR
BE-COOL DUAL FAN ASSEMBLY (PCM CONTROLLED)
BE-COOL ALUMINUM RADIATOR
BE-COOL AC CONDENSER
CUSTOM RADIATOR/CONDENSER MOUNTS
5 WIRE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR
HOOKER CERAMIC COATED LONG TUBE HEADERS
HOOKER LS1 SWAP MOUNT BRACKETS
ENERGY SUSPENSION MOUNTS
MAGNAFLOW 3 INCH XPIPE
PRODIGY CUSTOMS TAILPIPES FOR PRODIGY BAR SUSPENSION
4L60E TRANSMISSION UPGRADED INTERNALS
TCI MASTER KIT WITH RED CLUTCHES
TCI SERVO'S INSTALLED
TCI 3200 STALL CONVERTOR
TRANS-GO SHIFT KIT
CUSTOM COOLER LINES
CUSTOM TRANS COOLER
MOSER 9" REAR END
LS1 AXLE ENDS
CURRIE 9" NODULAR CENTER SECTION
CURRIE BIG BEARING PINION SUPPORT
ARP STUDS
RICHMOND 3.70 GEARS
ARP RING GEAR BOLTS
AUBURN LIMITED SLIP
33 SPLINE MOSER FORGED AXLES (CUSTOM LENGTH)
AUTOMETER GAUGES
FLAMING RIVER TILT STEERING COLUMN
FLAMING RIVER RAG JOINT
FLAMING RIVER CRUISE CONTROL STALK (PCM CONTROLLED)
NEW CUT PILE BLACK CARPET
ELECTRIC CAMARO SS FRONT SEATS
AMERICAN AUTOWIRE FUSEBLOCK / COMPLETE HARNESS
ELECTRIC LIFE POWER DOOR LOCK KIT
ELECTRIC LIFE KEYLESS ENTRY W/ POWER TRUNK
Fast Forward to Camaro Fest 2011,

LS3 Engine cover custom painted & Installed:


Test fitting new console with custom aluma-grain hydrographics and LED illumination:


Update:

HUGE thanks to all our friends at Metra for supplying us with their Top-of-the-Line audio components for this build! This car is going to sound simply amazing!



Update:

Hmmm... need to get creative to fit this iPad into this new console!




Update:

Teaser Pic of the new nearly-completed sound system (this is what 3 months worth of work looks like):




Update:

The new sound system came out so nice we are doing a photoshoot




Update:





Of course you can't have a badass pro-touring Camaro without a custom set of wheels. Bismark and USW really came through for us with these custom USW Forged wheels!













*Updated Shots*

Here is another teaser from the soon to be released ORACLE Camaro Photoshoot:





Interior Shot:



Yes, that is an iPad integrated in the console. Why? Controls the stereo, navigation, and on-board web browsing


Update- New Pics!

Motor:




Sound:




Custom Kick Panels:


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Old 05-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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One of my favorite mods on this entire car is the "hideaway" sidemarkers!

We really wanted to incorporate some of our own products into this build and this was a great way to do it







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Old 05-15-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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I had every intention of getting the this side marker lights but my gas money caught me off gaurd.

Those hidden side markers are pretty damn cool.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:08 PM   #5
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I'm really liking those hidden side markers guys. Great Job
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #6
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Wow yall used a X44 car for this Car looks Amazing however i'm suprised folks are using optioned marked cars for retro modding.

Great job either way keep up the Great work.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:49 AM   #7
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:43 AM   #8
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funny thing is a few weeks before you showed off the car i was talking to my dad(partner) in the shop about getting some AAC goodies in to my 69 firebird im getting ready to start building. then poof you guys droped it! Really nice job with the car guys!
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:42 AM   #9
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Wow yall used a X44 car for this Car looks Amazing however i'm suprised folks are using optioned marked cars for retro modding.

Great job either way keep up the Great work.
No numbers matching engine, no care when it comes to X codes. X44 is pretty common, perfect for modifying. With the right modifications, these pro-touring cars sell for far more than any numbers-match fully restored version of an X44 would bring.

Nice project guys!

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Old 05-16-2011, 11:15 AM   #10
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No numbers matching engine, no care when it comes to X codes. X44 is pretty common, perfect for modifying. With the right modifications, these pro-touring cars sell for far more than any numbers-match fully restored version of an X44 would bring.

Nice project guys!

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oops my bad I just reread I thuoght you started off with engine and body lol
Sorry long weekend

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One of my favorite mods on this entire car is the "hideaway" sidemarkers!

We really wanted to incorporate some of our own products into this build and this was a great way to do it








The whole build is very bad a$$................
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:52 PM   #12
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Those hideaways are freaking SICK!

Loved seeing the cars at C5FII. People were talking and talking about them! And you know....I loved seeing them drive all over the place. No one was afraid to go and take them for a spin. I get really tired of seeing the trailered cars everywhere... they are taken off, shown off, tossed back on the trailer and stored somewhere. Where the hell's the fun in that???

LOVED seeing them out on the road!
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I wanted to pick-up a set of IOM tinted side marker lamps at Fest, but you were sold out. Any chance you will still honor the Fest price.

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Those hideaways are freaking SICK!

Loved seeing the cars at C5FII. People were talking and talking about them! And you know....I loved seeing them drive all over the place. No one was afraid to go and take them for a spin. I get really tired of seeing the trailered cars everywhere... they are taken off, shown off, tossed back on the trailer and stored somewhere. Where the hell's the fun in that???

LOVED seeing them out on the road!
We did drive the Camaros a lot while we were out there, got lost a couple times so we were driving more than we wanted to some of the time

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I wanted to pick-up a set of IOM tinted side marker lamps at Fest, but you were sold out. Any chance you will still honor the Fest price.

Yes, if we were sold out of anything and it was our fault for not having it we will honor the price AND cover your shipping (even international)

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As you may or may not know I'm a sucker for any first gen Camaro and this on is no aception love it keep up the good work!!!!!! Any pics of the interior by chance I swear if it has green carpet I'm coming down there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Congrat guys very well done! I love it...
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Very cool looking car!

Really digging that shade of grey what color is it?
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Really digging that shade of grey what color is it?
Gyber Gray Metallic
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We used the ORACLE ColorSHIFT LED Strip to illuminate the engine bay which allows us to change colors. Good option if you do not want to commit to one color









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We used the ORACLE ColorSHIFT LED Strip to illuminate the engine bay which allows us to change colors. Good option if you do not want to commit to one color









Very cool after the BBMOG / OCC event in Canada, I'm coming your way for some new light upgrades
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