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G3 '67 Camaro: Arrest Me

Arrest Me

Another Red Camaro

Somewhere in the 1990s, car magazines announced that readers were sick of red Camaros, with some people going so far as to call one of the big magazines “Camaro Craft” among other kind words. Sure there are a few that come to mind, like Big Red, but it’s nothing to complain about. I have to think the magazines featured so many crimson Camaros because so many were being built. That leads us to the debate of art imitating life or vice versa, which is another article for another issue.

When Mary and Clayton Graham approached G3 Rods in Rapid City to have a 1967 Chevy Camaro built, there was no doubt some debate about the red Camaro cliché. Luckily, the goof offs at G3 know how to make something extraordinary from the mundane, so putting together a stand-out Camaro with a scarlet hue wouldn’t be a problem. Starting with the body, G3 set out to tweak the well-known shapes of the ’67 Camaro. A narrowed and tucked rear bumper sits in front of a custom tail panel, diffuser and taillights. The diffuser helps straighten air coming from under the car at speed, in addition to looking cool. Billet taillights and a flush fuel filler door further clean up the aft section. The nose has also been updated with 21st century flair in the way of a custom grill, billet headlight bezels, a hand-formed lower valance, and another chopped and trimmed bumper. The hood is held down by Ring Brothers hood pins and wears a familiar “cowl-induction” scoop, but the two-inch lump is flanked by custom vents to help pull heat from the engine compartment. The “arrest me red” paint is from BASF, custom mixed Glasurit light and dark reds with a pewter accent. 

G3 67 Camaro: Wild Interior

G3 went wild on the interior, forming aluminum panels for the doors, dash and center console. Most everything inside was wrapped in leather by Dan Weber in Alexandria, Minnesota. The leather is accented by diamond-stitched suede inserts and aluminum bits. The center console looks like something out of a late model Cadillac, well, if you can get past that racecar shifter from B&M. The wrapped dash houses a VHX-1100 instrument system; compact, to the point and brimming with information, the Dakota Digital cluster fits the high-tech feel inside.

G3 67 Camaro: Forward Thrust

Forward thrust comes courtesy of a 406-cube small block Chevy. It’s kind of refreshing to see an ol’ SBC in a Camaro; you see so many LS-powered first gens these days you’d think they came stock with GEN III motivation. This particular mouse motor is pushing 550hp courtesy of “Grumpy” Jenkins. That’s right, everyone’s ‘70s pro stock hero apparently built a few burly small blocks before his passing, and you’re looking at one of them! AFR aluminum heads and an Edelbrock single plane intake help make the number while billet front accessories make the look. Gearstar offered up a stout 700R4 to back up the 406 with hard shifts and comfy overdrive cruising.

G3 67 Camaro: Suspension

There are a ton of options these days when it comes to updating the chassis of an early Camaro. G3 went right to the pros at Detroit Speed & Engineering (DSE) for a hydro-formed front suspension system. Replacing the entire front clip, the DSE package adds late model technology to the best aftermarket offerings. The rear was bolstered with a DSE QUADRALink rear suspension. No longer leaf-sprung, the Camaro is now sitting on coilovers with a four-link. Unsprung weight is reduced while overall handling and response are greatly increased. Baer 6-piston calipers adorning 14” rotors are stuffed behind 18 and 19-inch Forgeline wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires. Making contact with the pavement is an understatement with 305/30 19s.

There are a ton of options these days when it comes to updating the chassis of an early Camaro. G3 went right to the pros at Detroit Speed & Engineering (DSE) for a hydro-formed front suspension system. Replacing the entire front clip, the DSE package adds late model technology to the best aftermarket offerings. The rear was bolstered with a DSE QUADRALink rear suspension. No longer leaf-sprung, the Camaro is now sitting on coilovers with a four-link. Unsprung weight is reduced while overall handling and response are greatly increased. Baer 6-piston calipers adorning 14” rotors are stuffed behind 18 and 19-inch Forgeline wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires. Making contact with the pavement is an understatement with 305/30 19s.

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