We admit it. You’re right. A pro street ’69 Camaro is cliché. It’s so typical. It’s so expected. But look closely and we think you’ll agree: Tim Arkebauer’s onyx black outlaw is anything but. It all started 12 years ago when Arkebauer, a Building Supervisor at Frances Willard School in Rock Island, Illinois, decided he wanted to build a wild classic first-gen Camaro.
After a nationwide search, he finally found a suitable shell in Tustin, California. The car was brought home to Illinois and the build began. Or so Arkebauer thought.
Unfortunately, the first shop that had agreed to do the build didn’t seem particularly interested in sticking to a built schedule and made very little progress. Anxious to see his vision become reality, Arkebauer turned to Kim Gough, Jason Allen, Robert Carrasca, and the rest of the crew at Metalcrafters of Monmouth (MOM) in Monmouth, Illinois.
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