Chevrolet Performance has released the “COPO Camaro Build Book” – an
insider’s look at the assembly of the 2012 production models that
provides racers with a detailed overview of how to build their own
Camaro Stock Eliminator race car. Chevrolet built 69 of the COPO cars in
2012 and will build another 69 in 2013.
More than 130 color pages and hundreds of photos depict the build
process at the specialty COPO Build Center, near Detroit. They include
modifications required of the “body in white” to accommodate roll cage
and chassis/suspension components to the final installation of the
interior trim and performance instruments – and even the application of
the specialized COPO exterior graphics.
“The COPO Build Book offers an unprecedented look at how the COPO
Camaro is built, from start to finish,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice
president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Because not everyone
who raised their hand for one of the 69 production models had the
opportunity to obtain one, we designed this book to help others build
their own Camaro Stock Eliminator race car. There is not a more complete
reference to the COPO Camaro build process available.”
All COPO Camaro production models were built by hand starting with
hardware from the Oshawa assembly plant that manufactures
regular-production Camaros, including the same body in white body shells
(part number 19243374) racers can purchase from Chevrolet Performance,
along with other COPO-specific parts, to build their own dedicated race
car. Each production COPO Camaro was fitted with an NHRA-approved roll
cage and other safety equipment, along with racing chassis and
suspension components – including a unique solid rear axle system in
place of a regular-production Camaro’s independent rear axle. The cars
rolled off the line wearing lightweight Bogart racing wheels and Hoosier
racing tires. All of the details are here!
This book is a must have for any COPO enthusiast!
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