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Old 03-25-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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68 camaro vs. 06 GTO hybrid

here is what I are working on, its a 68 camaro getting the drive train, and all the creature comforts of the 06 GTO.... The owner wanted a fun to drive nice cruiser, that is comfortable, and able to roll with the power tour....
here are some pics of the front subframe, wilwood brakes, and the new drive train..... the subframe is a martz, thats been powdercoated... the eng/trans is a LS2 (stroked, 408)/ t56 combo...









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Old 03-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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and the drivetrain getting the Don's killer customs treatment

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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the tear down, and clean up


















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Old 03-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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Re: 68 camaro vs. 06 GTO hybrid

the GTO oil pan had to go, and we switched it to the f-body oil pan.... while in there, i checked out the bottom end on the 408 stroker motor...all looked good...so the engine and trans got painted/cleared












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Re: 68 camaro vs. 06 GTO hybrid

Cool project! We just picked up a 68 camaro last fall and i would love to put a 5 or 6 speed in it. Im in on this build
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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Looking forward to more pics and info!
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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once everything was painted/cleared it was time to set it in the subframe.....once i had it mounted in the subframe, i set the drive line angle to 3.5*, so i could make a trans crossmember to maintain that angle...



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Old 03-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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and here is the sweet custom trans crossmember, its was inspired by the old 'woodies' wagons


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Old 03-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #9
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or not.....the trans crossmember is made of 1x2 tubing, to match the motor stands already welded on the frame...i also made it so the exhaust can pass through....here is some pics of it, then it was blasted, painted, and installed







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Old 03-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #10
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then the engine and trans were installed, and started reassembling the engine..







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Old 03-29-2012, 05:22 AM   #11
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Nice work.That looks great,cant wait to see what the car body looks like. This will be one very fun car!
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #12
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Beautiful work! Is that Duplicolor cast aluminium?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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Awesome project you have going on here! This car will be a blast to ride in and drive!
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:52 PM   #14
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thanks, yes duplicolor 1615 is the number...
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and finally the car arrived, i gota jump start on the subframe, and engine trans... but now the fun will begin, the car came to me with the firewall smoothed, and the front clip just, temp bolted together....so i started the complete tear down of the car






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Old 03-29-2012, 08:59 PM   #16
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out with the old


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Very cool
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:39 PM   #18
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Re: 68 camaro vs. 06 GTO hybrid

Cool project, those wheels don't do it for me though. What are the plans, color change, wheels, etc?
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #19
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bolting up subframe into the car..



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Old 04-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #20
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i then started the disassembly of the interior, to get it to the bare bones...



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Wow looks in really nice shape!
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:43 PM   #22
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That is one sexy car.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #24
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Re: 68 camaro vs. 06 GTO hybrid

Looks like another awesome project Don. I may have a bunch o questions for you about this car. I would like to do the same upgrades to my 67 or 68. Subscribed
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #25
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Looks like another awesome project Don. I may have a bunch o questions for you about this car. I would like to do the same upgrades to my 67 or 68. Subscribed
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this one is going to be over the top, nice driver....
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