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« on: August 07, 2007, 08:39:13 PM »

For those of you interested, I figured I's just start a fresh post instead of digging for an old jumbled up one.

We're building a 68 Camaro for my brother-in-law who is currently in Iraq. We recieved a bunch of donations and purchased a car. We've also received a ton of parts from various individuals and businesses and are on our way to building a hell of a car. If you are interested in following the project, please visit our website at http://www.patriotdream.org and follow along or find out how you can help!

So the project is to turn this:


Into this:


Before Shawn gets home in July of 08!
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 09:36:12 PM »

Congratulations on your persistence! I hope to make a donation soon-
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007, 06:01:58 AM »

Thanks! It is really starting to come together. I got some more new parts in the mail last night, I'll take pictures tonight and post them up.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 03:25:53 PM »

Custom show plate and cowl hood panel donated by Undercover Innovations. These things are NICE! They're gonna look great on the car. Pardon the terrible pictures, I am in the process of reorganizing and laying new floor down in the shop for the arrival of the Camaro and it is a mess in there!




and some LS6 springs and LS1 injectors I purchased off of LS1tech.com

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 08:00:30 PM »

Outer wheelhouses donated by Lutty's Chevys!

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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 01:29:18 PM »

Carbon fiber header gaskets and LED taillights donated by MuscleRodz!



Automotive rotisserie donated by AutoTwirler! (going to assemble tomorrow, this is just off the truck!)
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 09:41:51 PM »

Drilled and slotted LS1 rotors donated by RotorsOnline.com!

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2007, 10:00:30 PM »

Just got back from the TA Nationals, so I haven't had a chance to get the 2" cowl hood that Firewheel Classics donated home yet, it's in my office at work.

But I did get a LS1 master cylinder from a good friend of mine.
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2007, 01:48:24 PM »

Got some new goodies today!

Steel 2" cowl hood donated by Firewheel Classics. This thing is SWEET and is gonna look killer on the car!


Also got a new gas tank and RS grille donated by Eckler's Camaro. These are gonna look sweet as well!

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2007, 06:34:50 PM »

Got a new black carpet set in today donated by Rick's First Gen!


Sept 29th is the day we're grabbing the car. The truck is reserved and the trailer borrowed, the build officially begins on Sept. 30th!
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2007, 09:09:20 PM »

Got some new parts in! Thanks to WS6 on the pro-touring board for donating this LS1 valley pan!


And thanks to Gail Day Automotive Memorabilia for donating this T56 6-spd shift ball!


And we also recieved this blue LED Raptor shift light donated by R&D Speed!


I also just got back from AutoFair yesterday. I took a bunch of flyers and handed out about 50 to different vendors and told them what I was doing. Most of them seemed very interested, and all listened to me, so that was cool! I got the shift ball from a vendor, hopefully we get some more from it as everyone gets back home from the show!
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2007, 07:13:00 PM »

It is all set up to pick up the car on the 29th. The guy installed new front floorboards, a new door skin, a hood, and a new dash panel. Here are the pics he sent me so I know what I'm picking up on the 29th.  Cool



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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2007, 07:33:06 PM »

Got some more goodies in today! Toyo tires has generously donated a set of Proxes 4 tires - 245/45ZR17 for the front and 275/45ZR17s for the back.



And my little boy can't wait to have his Uncle Shawn back home!
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2007, 07:47:49 PM »

And also dropped the 5.3L off at HRT Performance today for the rebuild! These guys know their stuff and are good guys to deal with. Helps that Joel is a good friend, but I'd take my work there anyway. Cheesy

And check out those sexy powdercoated AMC valve covers on the bench. (yes, I do their powdercoating for them :lol: )




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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2007, 09:18:44 PM »

OK, quick update here! I've been busy trying to sell off the extra parts to fund the AirRide setup for the car. AirRide is sponsoring us at a discounted price, so we want to jump all over it. Right now here are some photos of the car in the shop, along with the final rendering from Ben. Note the stripe on the cowl that he came up with and the Wheel Vintiques V40 wheels.





We also received a set of brand new black front and rear seat covers thanks to 78ta.com!
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