Venning - 81 Camaro

See this RESCUED 1981 Don Hardy Pro Stock Camaro go through complete restoration and updating on Pro Stock Rescue.

It will be returned to a Lenco shifted Pro Stock with today's technology and performance!

To start at the beginning, go to the bottom of the pictures and work your way up.

First start up of engine!

Spent the day working with Tim Oros - paint shop

Tim Oros - step one of the painting project

Electrical completed and tested. Engine ready to start.

Tunnel completed and powder coated.

Light weight structure to support hood and incorporate Dzus fasteners. Fuel pump relocated.

Hood mounted, which completes all the body repairs, fitting, and modifications.

Fitting the Optic Armor windows.

Starting the wiring, Racepak, MSD, Braille battery, Smartwire, Auto Meter. Joe from Hyperaktive has been a big help on this project!

Pedals completed.

A big thanks to Cary at C&R for the new custom radiator, unbelievable workmanship!

Auto Meter gauges installed. Wiring and powder coating brackets next.

CO2 Bottle for Lenco installed.

Headers complete 11/10/17 -- Big thanks to Burns Stainless!

Rear fiberglass bumper now bolts on.

Wing under construction.




New Reher Morrison engine installed. Custom Quick Fuel Technology carbs.

White Safety Equipment chutes installed.

Jaz fuel cell and Quick Fuel pump installed

Rear window fitted.

Door window frame being fabricated, no need for window latches with our set up.

Framework for windows being fabricated.

Optic Armor windows being installed. These windows are perfection! Absolutely crystal clear and fits like a stock window.

Just received the new Ram dual disc clutch.

Just finished up the Lenco 5 speed with levers. We will run both types of shifters.

Lenco 5 speed installed with Liberty air shifter.

Many hours in the front end tree, which allows the headlights and grills to be installed and removed just like the original ones.

Starting on the dash.

Reworking rear quarter panels and installing lip that was removed.

Old paint being removed.

Fabricating ends on cowl to Dzus front end to. New door hinges finished.

A lot of fiberglass work so the headlights and grills bolt in.

Cowl finished up with removable firewall.

Original grills and headlights replacing the airbrushed ones.

Rear bumper is completely modified and bolts on now.

Anti roll bar fabricated and installed.

Wishbone being fabricated.

Rear end completed. Strange pro stock axles, spool, and aluminum center section.

Custom Billet Specialties beadlocks on Hoosier tires.

Perfect Cragar Supertrick wheels.

Completely reworking fiberglass doors so all the body seams line up properly.

Glasstek truck lid fitted.

Fabricating lip to support trunk lid and incorporate Dzus fasteners.

Rear end has all the brackets, braces, and housing ends on and ready for a test fit.

Kirkman Composites made our carbon fiber wheel tubs.

Funny car cage being fabricated.

Braille 16 volt battery -- 8 pounds.

Fitting the new seat.

Wheels Bars being built.

OEM cowl going in.

Remove Powerglide.

New front frame under construction. Lamb struts being installed.

Removing Engine.

Last Picture Before Disassembly.

The project car on 9/27/15 -- Scott Venning testing the 81 Camaro before complete disassembly starts.

Reher Morrison 588ci

The project car in 1983 -- -- 1981 Don Hardy Pro Stock Camaro