UMI's Newest Test Vehicle- 1971 Camaro, Pro-touring Project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by UMI Performance, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Scott Sievers

    Scott Sievers Veteran Member

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    Gorgeous build. Every bit of it made me rather green with envy... Anyone know how this turned out? UMI Still working on camaroparts?
     
  2. UMI Performance

    UMI Performance Member NazstyZ28 Sponsor

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    Hey guys,

    We have been busy! Progress is really starting to happen on this project, just a little slower going than we'd like. We are hoping to have it on the road before the season ends to get some testing done.
    UMI 1971 Camaro Parts Layout.jpg
    Here's is where we were at last month. Everything that's going to be installed on the Camaro!

    Here's a few pictures of the engine and rear suspension going together. Right now we are in the process of getting all the Painless Performance wiring done on the car along with plumbing the fuel lines and brake lines.
    1971 Camaro Currie Wilwood UMI Performance 02.jpg 1971 Camaro Currie Wilwood UMI Performance 03.jpg 1971 Camaro Currie Wilwood UMI Performance 05.jpg
    UMI Performance 1971 Camaro 07.jpg

    I'll make sure to post more updates as things have been moving quicker lately as other projects have wrapped up.
     
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    UMI Performance Member NazstyZ28 Sponsor

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    We thought about it - a lot. However we find that most customers don't want to go through that hassle. We try to develop all our suspension around the "average Joe." Same reason we decided to maintain the stock sub-frame up front instead of starting from scratch. We want max performance at the best cost. With some extra work we are able to accomplish that nicely. We take that same philosophy across all our builds.
     
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    Nicely done
     
  5. Scott Sievers

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    What rear springs are those? Are they composite or just coated?
    VERY impressive build. Wish I had my fingers in that!
     
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    what is that red cross member that's appearing to bridge the rear frame rails?
     
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    appears to be a Mount for a Watts Link
     
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    Very nice work on your 2nd gen. Man that sucks about all the hidden rust. It happens way too often. You guys will have a sweet ride. I was wondering about the bridge/mount on the rear frame rails as well. A watts link must be needed to help keep the large spring bushings centered?
     
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    I was trying to figure out that rear brace, too. I'm also intrigued by the spring eyes. I guess that's for extra clearance to mount the pivot higher? Like more relocation than the typical Herb Adams mod?
     
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    Awesome - This is what its all about.
     

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