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Project Blank Slate

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With big plans in mind, one of our latest upgrades to out Project Blank Slate Camaro came compliments of ACT, who set us up with a hearty Twin Disc HD Street Kit. A complete kit with all the makings of a superior clutch system, our ACT upgrade is sure to bring a hefty bite to our already performance-ridden F-body!

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We follow up the Bolt-on Front Clip installation on our project car with a fully adjustable four-bar rearend suspension from Chris Alston’s Chassisworks. Our crude ’69 Camaro is beginning to take shape as a genuine Pro-Touring vehicle. Read the details here.

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When it came time to really define the face of Chevy Hardcore, rebuilding an iconic nameplate for road racing was an obvious choice. Follow along as we prepare a pony car that was designed to conquer the Trans Am se

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When it came time to work on our 1969 Camaro aptly named Project Blank Slate, we knew that a chassis upgrade was in order. We turned to Chris Alston Chassisworks for their experience and expertise in chassis design to try our hand at installing their Bolt-on g-machine Front Clip for First Gen Camaros.

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Our 1969 Chevy Camaro project, which is being built into a street/autocross car, has seen a number of upgrades since it was brought into our shop as an empty shell. While an automatic transmission would have been an easy choice, we wanted a bit of the old-school feel and chose a TREMEC T-56 6-speed manual.

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We teamed up with the LS pros over at LME to build some real-world dyno-proven LS power. We’ve already taken care of the short-block portion. Here, we’ll put together the top-end, show what we used and what it made on the LME dyno. Check it out, right here!

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Chris Alston’s Chassisworks hand-selects the Wilwood components that are part of its brake kits in order ensure delivery of optimum performance with its suspension kit and subframe that we chose for the Chevy Hardcore.com ’69 Camaro Blank Slate Project Car Build Up.

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In case you hadn’t heard, the LS movement is in full swing. Let us be the first to tell you, it’s real and it’s here to stay. We teamed up with the LS pros over at LME to build some real-world dyno-proven LS power. Check out Part 1 of this series starting off with the short-block build.

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We take an inside look at what exactly goes in to building a set of custom wheels over at Forgeline wheels. Following our Project Blank Slate ’69 Camaro wheels through the Forgeline assembly process we’re able to see exactly how it’s done – from start to finish. Check it out here!

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Our friends at Late Model Engines are screwing together a wicked LSX combination that will end up between the framerails of Blank Slate in the near future. Have a look at this powerplant coming together…

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When we got our 1969 Camaro we called it Project Blank Slate because we’re starting from scratch. We’re ready to start working on it again, and to help get started we reached out to Forgeline for a set of wheels that will work well with our plans.

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Auto-crossing will be a learning experience. First we’ve got to build the car to be the ultimate autocrosser and then we’ve got to learn the ropes of this type of racing by participating in local events. With some events in mind, we have a good idea about what kind of competitor we want our Camaro to be.

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We threw around the idea of a truly unique paint job, toying with the idea of painting our Blank Slate Camaro in slate chalk board paint just to be different. Remember, we’re dealing with a classic muscle car for this project. Is a crazy paint job appropriate for an original ‘69 Camaro?

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When looking at all the premium autocross muscle cars, it is obvious that suspension, handling, wheels and tires are the most important modifications to focus on with our own project Camaro. This is especially the case if we want to be able to stand up to the vast array of competition out there.

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