RideTech purchased this 1971 Camaro at the 2017 NSRA Nationals in Louisville, KY; it was so solid, they had to have it! They knew it would be the perfect car for fitment and testing of their second gen F-body RideTech StreetGrip System. As purchased, this beauty sported a stock 350 with automatic transmission - but not for long!
RideTech, partnered once again with Barrett-Jackson Collector Auctions, decided that another exciting 48 Hour Build was in order at the Scottsdale, Az. auction event in January of 2018. Together with a team of partnering manufacturers, the 48hr build is upgraded every facet of this 1971 Camaro, turning into a Pro-Touring masterpiece! Now finished, the 48 Hour Camaro will go on a two-year journey, driving, racing and being shown across the U.S. at national events!
Body: stock steel
Engine: Lingenfelter Performance Engineering LS3 with Holley Terminator EFI, MSD Ignition and Hooker stainless steel headers
Transmission: Bowler 4L75E transmission featuring Sonnax Level 3 upgrades, and a Pro Torque billet, lock-up converter
Front Suspension: RideTech StrongArm control arms, Tru Turn steering and TQ Series triple adjustable coil overs
Rear Suspension: RideTech “unicradle” design Bolt-On 4-Link rear suspension and TQ Series triple adjustable coil overs
Rearend: Currie full floating Turn9 light weight 9 inch with 3.25 gears, 35-spline WaveTrac diff and MillerBuilt floater kit
Brakes: 12" Baer
Wheels/Tires: Forgeline wheels, B.F. Goodrich Rival S tires
See Currie F-body rearends here!
The Currie rearend in RideTech's 48hr Camaro features a Currie Turn9 light weight fabricated 9-inch housing with all RideTech 4-link brackets mounted for an easy bolt-in installation. A MillerBuilt bolt on floater kit was used in this application with Currie 4340 full-floating 35 spline axle shafts. A nodular iron third member with 3.25 gears and WaveTrac diff was deemed ideal for the application as were the 12" Baer disc brakes.