Over the last several months, the Precision Restorations crew has been hard at work restoring Chevy High Performance magazine’s second-gen Camaro project car. Since it’s arrival last fall, Project F73 has been completely disassembled and stripped down to bare metal. Bye bye poo brown paint, and hello Prowler Orange! Last week, we laid down the first coat of primer, and began straightening out the body lines. F73 is just about ready to hit the paint booth, but in the mean time, check out this cool rendering (above) that designer Eric Black (www.eblackdesign.com) whipped up.
To recap, Project F73 is being transformed from a worn-out stock musclecar into the ultimate Pro Touring machine. Currently under the hood is a hot 500hp small-block, which will eventually get replaced with a 769hp supercharged LS3. For confortable freeway crusing, the stock slushbox has been replaced with a Tremec TKO600 five-speed manual trans, which sends power back to a Moser 9-inch rearend.
Hanging with late-model Covettes and Vipers on the road course calls for some serious suspension hardware. To accomplish this, F73 has been fitted with a Detroit Speed and Engineering four-link rear suspension along with a DSE front subframe assembly that includes new tubular control arms, C6 Corvette spindles, and adjustable coilovers. Sticking it all to the pavement are 18-inch Rushforth Livewire wheels wrappe din massive 335/35-18 BFGoodrich KDW tires.