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06 Dec 2014 11:33 - 30 Dec 2014 21:23 #13 by oestek
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Introducing the "ZR9" - A '69 Camaro powered by an 804 HP LS7 topped with an LS9 Supercharger

The ZR9 is a very cool project using nearly ALL aftermarket parts. Starting with a new Dynacorn body shell, adding an 803 HP Mast Motorsports LS7 / LS9 V8, all Detroit Speed suspension, and many more tricks, we're building a brand-new '69 Camaro from scratch. Here's the Carter Hickman Design rendering:



We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.
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08 Dec 2014 23:04 #71 by oestek
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This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 800+ HP Mast Motorsports supercharged engine. We're using a new Dynacorn body on this one that we bought from Classic Industries, so the entire car will be new. The owner had no real attachment to a particular car, he just wanted a Camaro.

This car will be riding on Detroit Speed & Engineering front suspension and subframe, with their QUADRALink rear suspension.

This is how the Dynacorn body arrives:







Looks pretty good at first glance. We'll get into the panel fitment later, but we noticed some of the resistance spot-welds were off a little, but even GM was guilty of that. Be prepared to address this kind of thing if you work on one of these.

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08 Dec 2014 23:05 #72 by oestek
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The deck lid, doors, and quarters all seem to fit much better on this one than they did when these reproduction bodies first hit the market. They appear to have a factory style fit, but we'll be tuning that up on ours.







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08 Dec 2014 23:06 #73 by oestek
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The wheel tubs appear stock, but the wheel lips are in need of some attention regarding the placement and tidiness of the spotwelds.





The rear frame rails and floors all look correct.





We noticed a nice, straight lower door to rocker fitment.


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10 Dec 2014 17:35 #80 by TopBlissGT
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Interesting. I have always wondered how those new bodies stacked up against a real one..

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14 Dec 2014 14:57 #115 by oestek
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The deck lid gap appears a little inconstant, but not completely off base.  



Deck to quarter gap is a little wobbly, and the quarter panel came with a dent in the contour line. 



The rear window filler panel fit is OK, we'll weld this up to prevent it shifting in the future.



The tail pan looks like many of the reproduction pieces, but the lines are a little more defined than many.  The tail light openings can be hit or miss on the repro panels, but these look better than most.  



Our plans for this car call for "spirited" driving courtesy of the 800+ horsepower Mast engine, so we'll need to run much larger tires than the stock Camaro wheel tubs can hold. The solution is the install of some <a href=" www.detroitspeed.com/ " target="_blank">Detroit Speed</a> deep tubs. First, Eric cuts out the stock rear trunk hinge support by drilling out the stock spot welds.



Next, the wheel tub spot welds are drilled.  Note the line on the floor, this is where the floor will be cut and folded to accommodate the deep tubs. 





Behind the wheel tub, the white line is cut in the trunk floor to house the deep tub.

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