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Old 12-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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2014 COPO Build

I am just getting started on a new NHRA Stocker and thought it would be cool to share the build.

The starting point is a 2014 Camaro Body In White (BIW) purchased from Chevrolet Performance.



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Old 12-07-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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First stop is the body shop to have some holes filled and a few other jobs done. Pictured is my good friend and ace body man Rick. He is holding the COPO Build Book. This is an excellent guide to building a COPO from the ground up.

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Old 12-07-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Very cool!
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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Nice! I def want to follow this! Good luck!
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #6
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Very cool!!
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #8
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The dream build of a lifetime, waiting patiently.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #9
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What they said^^^^....

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Old 12-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #10
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Very nice!
This will be one thread that I will be following. What do you have planned for this machine?
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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subscribed, cant wait to see the progress
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #12
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:50 PM   #13
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I envy you. This is going to be a great build thread.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #14
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A couple of good resources that the folks at Chevrolet Performance have provided.

The 2014 Peformance catalog. It is the best catalog that they have done to date. Note that my copy is already well read!




They have also put together these two lists to make finding parts easier.

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Old 12-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #15
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Very nice!
This will be one thread that I will be following. What do you have planned for this machine?
Thanks!

The first plan is to document the process from BIW to roller. After that, I should have a better idea of which class I want to aim for. Budget will be a deciding factor.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:56 AM   #16
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Very cool build!! Good luck.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:36 AM   #17
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #18
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Definitely subscribed. Good luck on your build!
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:36 PM   #19
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Job one will be getting rid of the seam sealer and sound deadener throughout the body. We will also remove a good bit of metal that is no longer required.

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Old 12-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #20
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Rick will be cutting out the metal (because he is the guy that has to fix the mess!).




Roger, clearing out the trunk.




Me, mostly running my mouth!

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Old 12-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #21
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going to be an awesome build!
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #22
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Welcome to Camaro 5... I'm definitely subscribed to this one..
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #23
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #24
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To delete the mirrors on the doors these holes have to be filled.




If you look real hard in this photo you can see a small tack weld that ties the door skin to the inner shell. If you don't do this the door will warp.




The filler plate. (The pencil points at the tack weld)




A little bit of filler and some sanding......


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Old 12-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #25
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What's up Daren! Where's the Mich Ultra, lol?

How are going to race 2 COPO's? I really really REALLY like that n/a 350 cube engine. 4.125" bore and a 3.25" stroke. It seems that everyone gets the 427 engine.
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