Given all the first-gen projects out there we really take notice when a second-gen project shows up in our mailbag. Such is the case with this slammed 1970 Chevy Camaro being built by Corry Hunter over at Six Deuces Speed Shop in Milford, Delaware. Riding on a 2- by 4-inch Six Deuces chassis, this '70 is being built to run low-very low. They're also thinking outside the box by using a '67 Mustang fuel tank and Mopar door handles. Other body mods include 2-inch widened rear fenders and a one-piece, all-metal frontend.
To help get the Camaro up close and personal to the asphalt the body has been channeled and will be running an air spring suspension. An LS2 mill has been tricked out with AFR heads, FAST intake, and a ProCharger. The Camaro will run on 18x8 and 20x10 American Racing wheels. This is one ride we can't wait to see finished!
Going To The Dark Side
n Jack Maurer has long been a Blue Oval kind of guy, but then he got corrupted. As Maurer told us, "First of all, the inspiration for this project came directly from a good friend and fellow track-car guy, Charley Lillard. Basically, I've been a 'Ford Guy' pretty much all my life, but after seeing a number of Mark Stielow's builds, including the Red Witch, Mule, Jackass, and his current project, Blue Bomber, I just had to do a first-generation Camaro. When I told Charley I was going to do a Camaro he said 'So you're going to the dark side?' " With that, the project was named and Maurer got busy finding a car.
In May of 2009 he bought a pretty sweet-looking '69 from an out of work construction guy. From 10 feet away it looked like a show car, but Maurer soon found out that beauty really is only skin-deep, or paint-deep in this case. Once work began, Maurer quickly found the car was a mess of bad bodywork covered up in globs of Bondo. To fix this he took the F-body over to Fast Eddie's Race Car Fabrication in Orange, California. "Almost every body panel had to be replaced. The team at Fast Eddie's also did all the fab work on the car, like mini-tubs and the DSE Quadra-Link install. Eddie did work on three other projects for me, and I can't say enough positive things about him. One of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet and a phenomenal craftsman and fabricator."
In addition to the other DSE parts, Eddie also installed a DSE hydroformed front subframe and tons more parts from the Detroit Speed catalog.
Under the hood is a Thomson Automotive-built LS7 that puts out around 630 hp while a set of Wilwood brakes provides the stopping friction.
The project is close to paint with Mercedes Palladium Silver as the chosen hue. When done, the Camaro will run on Fikse Profil wheels and, with any luck, the Camaro should be done in time for the 2010 SEMA show.