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Santa Ana, California
United States


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May 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm
Nice Car!!! Your description of things you have done to it are pretty impressive!! I would enjoy a ride!!
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Feb 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm
Your car is beautiful - welcome to the Cool Ride of the Week club!
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Feb 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm
Thanks to all for the Kudos.

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro (Junkyard Dog)

Last updated Feb 2, 2012  

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It came out of a bodyshop/junkyard. It was totaled in the 70's and sat for about twenty years till I bought it in 1993, then the journey began. It still has a salvaged title, hence, the license plate.
What you see is my artwork, my car is my canvas. It ain't perfect, but I did it. I did everything with the help of some friends except the paint and upholstery.



Owner: Neil J. Finegold
Santa Ana, Calif.
Purchased: August 1993
Originally- Granada Gold inside and out with a black vinyl top. 2 speed on the tree transmission
Interior Mods: Dash cluster with 160mph speedometer
Removed all vinyl from interior and replaced with black velour and burgundy
inserts on seats, door panels, sail panels and headliner.
Gauges: Auto Meter Tachometer, Oil Pressure, Vacuum, Voltage, Water Temp.
B & M Mega Shifter
Secret Audio Remote Controlled Stereo System w/Trunk Mounted Multi-Disc Changer
All A/C removed.
Engine: 327ci
Modifications: .030 over TRW Four Brow/Flat Top Pistons
1.94 Camel Hump Heads
Isky Cam
GM Steel Crank
Competition Cams Roller Tip Rockers Edlebrock Performer Intake/Carb
Hedman Hedders
MSD 6A Ignition Box
Melling Oil Pump
Custom Engine Oil Fill Tube
Crane Electronic Points
K&N Filters-Oil and Air
Fluidyne Aluminum Radiator
Fluidyne Flat Tube Trans Cooler
Remote Oil Filter
Lord Oil Cooler
All A/C Removed
Odometer Reset to Zero
Exhaust: 2.25” Dual Exhaust by Orange Muffler, Orange, Calif. w/ Spin Tech Street Perf. Mufflers

Transmission: 350 Three Speed Automatic w/Transdapt Shift kit
Rear End: Stock 3:08
Wheels: Factory look 15" SS by-Wheel Vintiques with OEM Top Hats and Dynacorn Trim Rings
Tires: Falken Ziex 912, Size-225-60x15
Top Speed: I've only been 125 mph, but, plenty of pedal left
Suspension: All Suspension and Body Mount Rubber Replaced
Front Coils by-Coil Spring Specialist 1.5" drop, K.C., Kansas Rear Leafs by-Deaver Springs 1.5" drop, Santa Ana, Calif.
Front Power Disc Brakes by- Stainless Steel Brakes Corp.
Shock Absorbers by- Bilstein
Front Sway Bar by- Add-co
Rear Sway Bar by- Hotchkis

Body Mods: 69' Cowl Induction Hood (real steel) and Rear Trunk Spoiler.
Emblems Removed.
Color: Arctic White with Burgundy stripes
Biggest problem: Broken valve spring
Length of ownership: 16 Years
Awards: 1st Place, Ladies Choice, Main Street Cruise Night, Garden Grove,Calif.
Best of Show, Million Dollar Cruise, Enderle Center, Tustin, Calif.

What makes my car so great? ”I DID IT” (except for paint and upholstery and with the help of some friends).
It was an insurance total in the late 70’s, it is “a documented "salvaged" vehicle”.


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