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Jon Mello

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Penske Camaro replica
« on: November 26, 2015, 04:55:04 AM »
I saw a Penske Camaro replica at the MCACN car show in Chicago last weekend. It is one of the better replicas that I've seen and for good reason. It was built by Ron Fournier, who built the originals starting with the '68s.











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Re: Penske Camaro replica
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 05:54:13 AM »
Thanks Jon. What's with the red door panels? Was the original like that, I forget?
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Re: Penske Camaro replica
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 06:22:32 AM »
Doug, the red door panels are correct depending on what race you are talking about. I have also seen blue and black door panels used.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 01:42:04 PM »
I was guessing they were correct, I just don't remember them. Is this the same Ron Fournier that wrote the book on welding and metal fabrication? If it is I would recommend everyone  should read it. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 04:06:45 PM »
Yes, Ron has written some books on welding and metal fabrication. http://www.fournierenterprises.com/6m3/books-dvds.html
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Re: Penske Camaro replica
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2015, 01:55:35 AM »
Is this car being raced currently, or is it just for show?  And how much HP does the engine make?  Sure would like to try it out !

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Re: Penske Camaro replica
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2015, 05:59:44 AM »
From the pics it looks like it is a bit light in the front end....Maybe missing an iron block?
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Re: Penske Camaro replica
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2015, 06:32:41 AM »
The owner told me it has not been raced yet but he was considering running it with SVRA back in the Midwest and East. The car had a prop under the frame to hold the car in that position but it is not visible in the pics I took.
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Re: Penske Camaro replica
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2015, 05:58:27 PM »
My guess it's supposed to be in a "full throttle oversteer" attitude for the display.    Ken

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Re: Penske Camaro replica
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2015, 09:58:50 PM »
It still looks REAL good. Jon, was Ron able to enlighten you on the original shade of blue? Was it a special mix?
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2015, 08:25:33 PM »
Wow, this is so cool! Looks like they even correctly replicated the rollcage that was unique to this car. Nice job.

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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2015, 04:59:13 AM »
It still looks REAL good. Jon, was Ron able to enlighten you on the original shade of blue? Was it a special mix?

Doug, I have not spoken with Ron about the shade of blue but as stated in another thread previously...

"Pat Ryan (who owns the #15 above) says that for Ditzler paint the color codes are...

Sunoco Blue:  12302
 
Sunoco Yellow:  81229"

Whatever Ron used on this replica, it looks very accurate to the original.
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Re: Penske Camaro replica
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2015, 07:28:02 PM »
Hi Jon, here is another picture of the Camaro. This shot was taken by Tim Costello.


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Re: Penske Camaro replica
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2015, 02:10:32 AM »
Thanks, Steve.  Those are the guys I remember talking to about the car.
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