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Christopher Mende: 1972 Chevrolet Camaro SS

TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS COMPETITION
Elite Tuner: Gurnee, IL (May 4, 2019)
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Christopher Mende was handed down his 1972 Chevrolet Camaro from his uncle on his father's side during his sophomore year in high school. The catch was that Mende would have to reassemble the car after his uncle had taken it apart. Working alongside his dad, who supplied some parts of his own, Mende was able to rebuild the car after a while, modifying along the way.

Owner: Christopher Mende
Location: Chicago, IL
Vehicle: 1972 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Horsepower: 325 (estimated)
Club: N/A

SOCIAL
Facebook: Christopher Allen Mende
Instagram: @project__72ss

Photography by AV Photography.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Comp cam and lifters
  • Stock heads
  • Painted Chevy Orange engine components
  • Quad jet 4 barrel carburetor
  • Jegs Hei distributor
  • Chrome Chevy dress up kit
  • Champion aluminum radiator

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EXHAUST

  • Flow Master Super 10s dumped before axle
  • Hooker headers

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Mallory electric fuel pump

DRIVETRAIN

  • T 350 transmission
  • Richmond 5:13 gear and pinion
  • Posi traction
  • 10-bolt differential

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • American Racing wheels 15x6 (f), 15x8 (r)
  • Goodyear Eagle ST tires - 215/45/15 (f), 275/50/15 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Competition Engineering 4-link suspension
  • Aluminum rear adjustable coilovers

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EXTERIOR

  • Hardwood fiberglass hood black gel coated 

INTERIOR

  • Simpson 4-point harnesses
  • New carpet

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AUDIO & MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Pioneer Bluetooth audio receiver
  • Infinity reference speakers
  • JBL 1000 W 4-channel amplifier

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"The four link suspension. Because it gives the car a more aggressive mean look from the rear when driving from behind and looks good with the wife tires."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Crank kit by scats to bore out to 383
  • Dart angle aluminum heads
  • Holly EFI carb
  • Weld Racing RT wheels, black
  • Mickey Thompson eT streets
  • Willwood brakes
  • Auto meter gauges

SPONSORS

  • Olan Towing and Recovery

SHOPS/MECHANICS

  • Leftys Automotive

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