Camaro Does Burnouts
So. We're finally back to work on the Camaro step, one is, gonna. Be cut these plates off here because. Those. Were just temporary, and we'll start working on other. Stuff like plumbing, in the radiator figuring. Out, where. We can put the oil tank and. Make. A gas tank all that sort of stuff so, that we can actually take it for a rip. So. I'm hooking up the radiator. Hoses from. The engine here to these, frame rails which. Is you may remember are also, the coolant tubes that take coolant. All the way back to the radiator which. Will be in the back so. This. Is our pile. Of random hoses, and, I found one here that's perfect, shape it's, got a nice little bend at the top and then basically straight. It, didn't fit over the outside, diameter of this one-inch pipe so I took a little piece of thinner pipe and. Made. An adapter. And. I'll just weld. That on to there at a bit of an angle so it gets it pointed in the right direction. So, I got this other hose figured out I ended up using two different diameters of hose. Two. Different elbows to make it go around and, then, I just made a sleeve that goes inside of this hose and then this gets clamped all together there both of those are done but now. I'm gonna weld this up real quick here. This. Whole area just so, that when, we're ready for a test-drive, that's, all strong and I don't have to worry about taking these back off and not, melting them when I willed it so before. I clamp them on or, good. Weld. That up nice and sturdy. So, we've got the front, hall welded. Here and the hoses, all hooked up now, I'm working on the back and. Working. On some radiator mounts. Three. Either goes. This. Way. Goes. Right in. Here, fits. Rather, snug. Obviously. It doesn't have a ton of airflow there but it's where, it can go so that's. We've. Got and it's got the fan on it to help it help keep it cool so, I'm working on some amounts, and. You. May remember I made some radiator mounts kind, of like this for the Odyssey, so. It's, just a piece of tubing. It. Goes. Like. That down, onto that piece and. Then I've got a couple of piranha bytes. Here piranhas punch outs. Flip. That will put those on the end weld.
It Drill, it and tap it and then bolt. Straight on to these flanges here. Like. So. This. Is going to be the bottom radiator, mount and because. We can I'm. Going to dimple it for. Strength and weight reduction. Coulis. And. That's. A super, lightweight super, cool, radiator, mount oh. Yeah. Yeah. That's awesome and, it goes right, here just. Slips onto these little pegs, I'm. Gonna tack. It onto the frame there and. Then we need to remove the radiator you just undo these two bolts and just slide. It right out. We. Could do without taking the body off. She's. Mounted, oh yeah. Mountain. Written solid finish, packing, these back. We. Don't have all the material, yet but it's time to start thinking about the exhaust, before. I do too many other components, so they make sure we have room for it, so, this, is the stock header I'm. Gonna cut it apart and. See. What we might. Be, able to use this part of it we're gonna exhaust. Wrap the whole thing anyway so the fact that it's old rusty doesn't matter. And. Start. Seeing what. Kind of routing we can do and where we can put it. We, have to figure out where the exhaust is gonna go roughly, before. We build the, gas tank or figure out where the oil tanks gonna be so. This. Is the process there's, not a lot of room we've, got the headers back on and I, think that's how it's gonna be. It, looks good it's. Simple I don't have to remake any of that first, part I can just add on to it here and then, it'll probably go. Down. Inside the hood here right in front of the windshield, they'll. Have to be a little extra space so it doesn't melt so, it's time to make the, oil. Reservoir for this originally. It mounted here in front of the engine we don't have any room there so I'm. Gonna mount it I'm, gonna make one that fits here. Inside. The frame. I'll, have to reroute, the oil lines back. Under here but there's room for that and. It'll. Be a little filler cap there I measured, on, the old. Four-wheeler. Chassis, where. The oil level needs to be so. We know that and it's conveniently. The oil level relative, to the engine needs to be right about flush with the top of the or bottom of these frame rails and I went out to the scrap pile looking for scrap to use and I found, this. Which, is an old water. Heater of some sort. It's. Been around for about 20, years I don't even know where it came from but. It's. Gonna make a star. For an oil tank I'll. Just cut this bottom, section off here and. Then. Make, a new top for it and it even has these fittings, here. That I can use the rest of it I might be able to use this for the fuel tank as well. Young. That's. Full of all sorts of nasty crap. Wow. How. Long has I've been sitting in your yard, 20, years I don't even know what it's from like maybe an RV or something it's a tiny tiny tank but.
So. I ended up cutting the end off of this to make it a little shorter. And. Cutting. All the, little. Fittings, off and I'll use them again but not in the same place they were still. Convenient. Because they're stainless steel fittings. So. Now I'm gonna cut a plate to recover. This and then. I'll relocate all the fittings and will. Pretty much be an oil tank just need a couple of mounting tabs and. It. Fits. Nicely. So. I'm getting super fancy with this and. I'm, even putting in a drain plug so, this is a, was. This quarter inch pipe, fitting so, all we have to do is go to the hardware. Store and get a quarter inch plug and then we can have a, drain. Plug. Got. The oil tank all welded up I think. It looks pretty darn good, so. We've got the drain plug here. The. Oil inlet, here oil, outlet there and then. On. Top here, will. Be the filler, cap, also. I'd like to point out these are all plumbing, parts. Dried. Hard plumbing. Co. Now. I'm gonna use the rest of this tank for. The gas tank and it's gonna go right about there I'm just gonna cut it, something. Like this so it fits in between those frame rails and then. Drop it down in there and then plate, the sides that. Will. Be open and then, about. All this one will need is a little on, the bottom for the outlet, and. Once. Again this hydraulic. Knockout. Tool that rope fab sent us is. Coming. In handy it's, exactly, one of its punches, is exactly, the right size for this bum which, is gonna make it a lot, easier so, that's awesome and, it just barely fits inside there, so, I just drilled the hole for the centerpiece and then. I'm. Gonna punch it out whereas. Before for. Cutting holes like this I've had to like hole. Saw it close and then die grinder it out it's been a pain so this thing is sweet, we've. Been getting a ton of questions about our merch and it's just on our site grind, hard Plumbing Code comm Oh. Boom. That. Was. Easy. So, be in the description. So. We've got the seat in. There and got it modified to fit the gas cap it barely needs any. Clearance. There I think. That looks real. Nice. Also. Got a. Couple. Of bolts, tack welded, on to the gas tank, for. The mounting point there there's not much space in here so the battery is gonna go right, there so anyway before I go and. Mount. That I'm gonna go ahead and just make a whole war pan underneath, out. Of this piece, of thin steel. Here. I'm. Talking, good, yeah. And that's really nice for the heels like you could put your feet up here but. Then it gets your knees in too close to the steering wheel. And. Also I think actually this is a more comfortable seating, position right here I wonder. Think, about controls. We. Need a clutch, the, paddle shifter would be super cool and, then. We need, throttle, and brake but. That leaves like where does the clutch go we've got paddle shifters foot. Throttle foot brake because, you'd need to be able to push in the clutch and the brake ins and maybe maybe foot clutch and foot, brake and then hand throttle a thumb throttle because a thumb throttle works really well for these yeah. So. That's one. Portion of it that keeps it from sliding out and then this strap will go, to. A little hook somewhere up there. And. Then we can also run like fuel. Lines and, wires, and stuff in that little gap this. Little. Tab I'll weld, onto the back of the oil tank here, like. So. So. It can't slide back and. Then. In front of it, I'm. Not the fuel pump right there so. It can't slide forward. Multi-purpose. Perfect. So. We put the body back on the Camaro make, sure everything's gonna fit and even had a pretty genius idea and I'm gonna weld the front down to the table with. A little spacer in there and then, we're gonna do a Burnout on the table, Camaros.
First, Burn. How. Do your lungs feel. That's. All we have time for this week but, we put, our P o box in, our, descriptions. Now and you. Guys are sending us stuff which, is awesome. The. Mug yeah, like a couple of, insulated. Mugs with our stickers, on them, and. Our, names well. It's like any logos inside, of them yeah it's like it POC seed in there that's, sweet get, out of my head creations. That's. Cool. We. Also got a care. Package from Ryan Gribble at Badger Canyon, Motorsports, he. He, sent us some stickers, and some. Liquid refreshments. Thank. You very much Ryan, thanks. Right it's good stuff.