at Rick's Receiving docks September 20, 2002 after its trans-pacific
container shipment from Australia. The 69 Camaro originally
rotated on three turntable displays. The body raised up, rotated,
then lowered down on either the RS/SS-350 front end or the Standard 6
cylinder front end.
front clip used with 6 cylinder display.
- Fortunately all complete! Check out the extensive chrome
on this heavily re-worked and polished smooth cut-away engine
assembly. There's a clear case starter motor and oil pan
showing the beautifully chromed and detailed crank and lower
end. The mechanicals all turn (or at least it will again
when we're done) with an electric motor disguised as the original
and all suspension parts ground and polished smooth with a lot of
chrome work and paint in unmistakable GM 60's display colors and
shades. Every component in the subframe and front end is
finished and detailed. The front coils are black
plastic. The RS front clip (still with the best fitting
original Endura bumper we've ever seen) still contains the RS
display's electrically operated vacuum system to automatically
operate the hidden headlamps.
houndstooth seats....dirty, but may clean up. At least we
don't have to worry about the doors! All sheetmetal is
pretty solid (though extensively pounded), with only some minor
front windshield dash rust. Looks a lot like the typical
California beaters of days gone-by. Must have similar
weather down there!
we have a lot of research and work ahead, but this is as cool,
though different, a project as our Trans Am Z. We hope to
have at least the engine/subframe and maybe the entire RS front
clip done in time for the 2003 Super Chevy Shows. In the
meantime, we'll keep whatever is not being worked on in the
Showroom on display. We'll keep ya posted!