In 1978 Dennis was 19 year old. Unlike most 19 year olds, who spent their days partying and standing outside of the Emporium saying Alright, Alright, Alight, he had the work ethic of an Alaskan Malamute. He spent his days working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.
He worked to the bone so that on his 20th Birthday he was able to walk into the Chevy Dealership and order a brand new 1978 Camaro. Today this day, he still owns this F-Body and his ride has come along way from its factory state in 1978.
It has since be transformed from being a late ’70s smogger into an 800 plus horsepower street machine that can act as both a drag car and a pro touring machine. Providing a smoother ride is a DSE chassis and DSE 4 link suspension.
The car has been tubbed and a Moser 9 inch rear with 4:10 gears and a Detroit locker sits out back. The power plant is a massive 540 cubic inch big block Chevy with 335 pro one Dart Heads and it has been balanced to 9000 RPM.
This beast has been Dyno’d at 800+ HP and 740 ft lbs of torque. It’s bolted to 2 speed power glide transmission, while a 3 ½ inch custom exhaust provides a killer soundtrack.
Even with its heavy mods, a touch of ’78 can still been seen as the original trim, original factory bumpers and badges. One of the things we love about Dennis’ Camaro is its amazing stance which is pure eye candy.
This is further enhanced thinks to a set of 335 x 18 tires and her Rear 18 x12 front 18 x 11 ½ wheels. Her liquid crystal blue paint job adds a nice flair which is as close as Dennis was able to get to original paint. A custom welded Cowl induction was added to the factory hood, made using sheet metal and a brake line was line inside of it to keep it from wiggling and keep it firm.
Dennis’ Camaro was parked for 19 long years, before he was able to build it into the dream ride he always wanted.