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BERNIE - our mark

After saving up every penny he had, Bernie bought his ’67 Camaro at an online auction sight unseen.  He had taken good care of this vehicle but with his tireless schedule as the local pastor, he couldn’t find the time to truly make it his own.  With Bernie’s fondness for charity, we decided to give back to him and make his dream car a reality.

Bernie’s special reveal took place at the Petersen Automotive Museum where car legend Barry Meguiar was in on the surprise.  Acting as a host on the show "Car Crazy”, Barry asked Bernie to sit down with him and do a guest interview about hot rods.  Shortly thereafter Chip appeared out from hiding and the water works began.  It took Bernie a few seconds to figure out what was happening but Chip helped make it clear that his Camaro had just been Overhauled.  He was overwhelmed, emotional and very thankful to everyone on the A-Team who had worked diligently on his car.  We welcome Bernie to our Overhaulin’ family!

 

OVERHAULED - What was done

This ‘67 Camaro was in pretty good shape to begin with but Chip had plans to transform it into a rally performance style hot rod.  After discussing Bernie’s dream car with his son, Chip decided this ride needed a bigger motor, a bumping stereo and a rich but vibrant Foose Huntington blue pearl paint job. 

To create the performance look, Classic Industries provided a rear spoiler, a new cowl induction hood and a black out grill with hideaway headlights.  Dennis Ricklefs pinstriped the hood to create faux rally sport stripes.  The interior was set with new gauges including a dash component.  Cobra racing seats were added by Bill Dunn, reflecting a double diamond stitch pattern that can also be found on the door panels and back seat.  The small block engine was replaced with a brand new 427 V8 Chevy motor with well over 400 horsepower.  Chip tightened up the bumper by shortening the bumper brackets, removing the exposed hardware and sectioning the metal.  19” Foose Knuckle wheels by MHT wheels were placed in the front with 20’s in the back.  Orange pinstripes were painted on the rims to match the hood.  Complete TCI suspension components were set in the front and rear featuring sub frame connectors. Chip also added a custom gas filler recessed into the back panel with remote trunk access.