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Hot Rod Unlimited Episode 25 – 1967 Chevrolet Impala DIY Backyard Paintjob


Owning and building custom classic cars is a dream of many automotive enthusiasts, but a number of factors keep many of us from pursuing that dream. But the staff of Hot Rod wanted to prove that having a sweet classic ride doesn’t have to break the bank. With the help of some friends and hosting a “party” Hot Rod magazine associate editor Jesse Kiser and his friends and co-workers re-painted a 1967 Chevrolet Impala, with the help of Summit Racing.

If you’ve ever visited a professional paint shop, they’re equipped with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of specialized equipment, from sprayers, mixers, ovens, and other equipment to deal with the high volume of custom and repair work they have to deal with. But when you’re only doing a one-shot or occasional paintjob, a temporary setup will do the trick. Just following some simple prep tips will ensure a professional-looking job for a reasonable price.

After an unpopular vinyl flame wrap over white, then followed by an even more unpopular yellow-green matte finish, the Impala finally got the look it deserved all along, a classic hot rod red. Kiser and the Hot Rod crew couldn’t be happier.

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Now For Sale

2009 chevrolet camaroBumblebee is now up for sale! Ok, it’s not actually THE Bumblebee from the live-action Transformers movie. It’s actually the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro that Bumblebee transforms into. That’s right, what used to be considered a concept vehicle a year or two ago has now been produced and is being sold to the public.

 Now if you’re one of those muscle car enthusiasts that’s been dreaming of getting this four-wheeled baby ever since you first saw it as a concept, here’s your chance to jump at the opportunity. Chevrolet dealers have announced that they will be accepting orders for the 2010 Camaro. It’s currently priced at $22,245, excluding $750 worth in destination charges. And this is just the base or regular model, which carries V-6 LS engine that’s capable of giving you 300 horsepower. However, if you’re planning on targeting the model that comes with a V-8 engine capable of dishing 400 to 422 horsepower, then you better be ready to fork up $30,245. Again, this excludes destination charges.

But even if it comes off as pricey, the nice thing about the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is the returns it’s able to give in terms of fuel consumption. The V-6 engine of the base model will be able to give back 27 mpg when running on the highway. The V-8 engine on the other hand, is capable of churning in 23 mpg when going through the same thoroughfare.

So if you’re thinking of getting your first muscle car or you just want to add one to your growing list, then you might want to look into getting this 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. You may not be able to get a muscle car that transforms into a robot, but you’ll be able to get a car that looks like the one that appeared as a Transformer in the movie. That in itself is already a sweet deal.