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From Your Garage

Alright everyone, I posted in the last Blog about being able to submit your car and it's story to be published in the SMC Blog so, here is the first car submitted to be featured on the Street Machine Central Blog series called "From Your Garage". It's the "Instigator" 1969 Camaro, owned by Steve James.







This Pro-Touring 1969 Camaro nicknamed “Instigator” debuted at SEMA 2017. This was a ground up build by renowned Chris Holstrom Concepts in Puyallup, WA. The body was acid dipped and all major panels were replaced with new AMD metal, professionally body-worked, gapped and painted in PPG paint. Shawn McNally owner Regenerated Rides did the gapping, blocking and prep work in preparation for CHC to do the paint work. This was Shawn’s first project after starting his own business. Power comes from an LS7, tuned and dyno’ed at 506hp at the rear wheels and paired with a 4L70-E automatic transmission with overdrive. Out back is a narrowed Ford 9-inch rear end with a Just Differentials Nitro Billet Aluminum custom drop out housing. The Pro-Touring front suspension employs a powder coated Detroit Speed Hydroformed subframe kit with roll bar for added chassis strength and adjustable JRi hydraulic coilovers with hydraulic pump. The rear suspension consists of a Detroit Speed QuadraLink, 1 1/8-inch sway bar, and JRI hydraulic coilovers. Detroit Speed sub-frame connectors tie the front and rear suspension together. DSE mini-tubs make room for the meaty Forgeline GT3 wheels and Nitto NT05 tires, 19x12 335/30/19 in the rear and 18x10 275/35/18 up front. Stopping is handled by Baer brakes with 14-inch rotors and 6 piston calibers front and back and Baer master cylinder and proportioning valve. Engine add-ons include DSE headers, Precision Metalcraft intake manifold, Ring Brother Valve covers, fabricated air cleaner and a Vintage Air frontrunner pulley system. The engine bay is finished with Anvil carbon fiber inner fenders and has an Autorad Radiator with dual fans, AC condenser, internal transmission cooler, and recovery tank. The custom interior was designed by Highlander Concept Rendering and provided renderings and then executed by renowned Tony Miller of Stitches Custom Upholstery using red Relicate leather with aluminum trim throughout the interior. Cabin temperature is controlled with a Gen-IV Vintage Air heating and air conditioning unit with climate control. There’s also Speed Hut gauges, a custom console, Ididit tilt steering column, Billet Specialties Billet D shaped steering wheel wrapped in matching interior leather, Autowire wiring, and Dakota Digital Alpha Numeric shift indicator. Other modern amenities include a rear-view mirror with back up camera, Painless Push Button Start, power windows, power side view mirrors, trunk popper, DSE electric headlight door kit and DSE Selecta-Speed wiper kit and a JVC stereo with Focal front and rear speakers with JL Audio Subwoofer and amplifier. Other metal fabrication includes a partial rear belly pan with integrated exhaust tips, metal rear spoiler, gas tank filler between the taillights, firewall dimple-die insert, and Ring Brothers battery charging port. It also has Ring Brothers hood and trunk hinges and door handles, Steve Keffer gas tank filler, Marquis Design taillight bezel, and Borla mufflers. Awarded five (5) Goodguys Builders Choice top ten awards at Scottsdale AZ, Des Moines IA, Puyallup WA, Spokane WA and West Coast Nationals at Pleasanton CA.











Thank You, Steve James for being the first to submit your Awesome Street Machine for everyone to see and read about!

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