ABOUT THE “DISTURBING THE PEACE” CAMARO
BangShift.com sponsor Cherry Bomb Mufflers is building a cool 1968 Camaro. Cherry Bomb ran an online poll for enthusiasts to
decide what the company’s next project would be and the Camaro won out
over a Mustang. In typical Cherry Bomb style, the car is going to be
loud, fast, and pretty freakin’ slick lookin’. This isn’t just an exhaust upgrade, these guys are doing the Camaro
from soup to nuts. It is being built by YearOne’s Ghost Works and will have a fusion of styling from different eras. The motor, an LSx-based plant, will be topped with an
8-71 BDS blower.This thing will get the rented mule treatment, and we’ll be here to show you.
THE STORY OF PROJECT DISTURBING THE PEACE
2/04/10, PART 1: INTRODUCING PROJECT DISTURBING THE PEACE
Our first installment on this car starts with a concept illustration, the official Cherry Bomb press release, and a photo of what the hulk looked like when they started the buildup. Here goes:
Loudon, TN (February 2, 2010)… After an extensive and over-the-top
sweepstakes last year when Cherry Bomb gave away their highly
publicized project Dodge Charger on national television, owner Paul
Banks knew it was time to outdo himself on the next one. His plan: to
team with YearOne and recreate his own version of the 1968 Camaro, one
of the cars largely responsible for the early success of the Cherry
Bomb Glasspack brand. Cherry Bomb’s Disturbing the Peace 1968 Project
Camaro blends today’s radical technology with 60’s & 70’s hotrod
The LSX based engine will be given significant enhancements by an 8-71
BDS blower, a BDS intercooler system, electronic fuel injection,
aftermarket EFI and coil pack controllers, a custom accessory drive
system, and of course a killer custom exhaust with Cherry Bomb side
pipes. The fuel system will include a custom fuel tank with baffles and
in-tank fuel pumps, and the cooling system will be made up of a Be Cool
aluminum radiator and custom covered hoses. A T-56 Magnum 6-Speed
Transmission by Tremec will round out the torque transfer.
The rear axle: a Moser 9 inch rear with 3.73 posi. A Detroit Speed and
Engineering hydroformed subframe and C6 steering knuckles and tubular
control arms will make up the front suspension, followed in the rear by
a Detroit Speed and Engineering Quadra-Link. Baer’s 6S 6-piston brakes
will provide its occasional need for stopping power.
The wheel & tire combo sets the whole tone of the ride with Custom
Billet Slot Mags’ 18″x8″ fronts, and 18″x12″ rears on BFG g-Force KDW
245-40-18 fronts, and BFG g-Force Drag Radials 345-30-18 rears.
A Vintage air AC system, Alpine head unit and Boston Acoustics
amps/speakers round out the interior’s must have creature comforts. The
interior will of course include YearOne restoration parts, Classic
Instruments’ gauges, and Custom Cerullo seats. The body: YearOne
reproduction panels and trim Mini-tubbed and modified for four link
rear suspension. Painted Cherry Bomb red over flat black with gloss
stripes, and black powder coated trim and details, this Disturbing the
Peace Camaro will be considered another true Cherry Bomb signature
In addition to the legendary Cherry Bomb Glasspack, Cherry Bomb now
offers six different high performance muffler products, each created
with their own unique design that provides improved horsepower and fuel
savings, plus a great high performance sound including: Cherry Bomb
Pro, Cherry Bomb Elite, Cherry Bomb Extreme (available in traditional
Cherry Bomb red), Cherry Bomb Turbo, and the company’s top-of-the-line,
most technologically advanced product, the Cherry Bomb Vortex.
Additionally Cherry Bomb also offers a wide range of cat back system,
accessories, and a very popular line of apparel including hats, garage
jackets, tee shirts and more.
4/14/2010, PART 2: EXHAUST SYSTEM FABRICATION
Cherry Bomb’s in house project, the Disturbing the Peace 1968 Camaro is coming along. Matt Graves, our pal on the inside over at Cherry Bomb sent us some spy photos of the car’s exhaust system, which, not shockingly, will be bitchin’ when done. Electronic valves, side pipes, and the endless potential for hell raising have us hooked on this car.
We’ll let the photos do the talking, but we can assure you that this is going to be one bad ass sounding machine.
9/2/2010, Part 3: Back From Paint and Blower Mock-up We received another batch of photos from Cherry Bomb documenting the progress of their “Disturbing the Peace”1968 Camaro build. The car is out of the paint booth at Year One and the motor has been assembled. What a motor it is! Sporting a massive roots blower, this is an LS mill the likes of which we’ve not seen yet. The car is now in the fitting and mock-up stage. This baby is gonna rule!
9/9/2010, Part 4: Awesome Exhaust, More Paint Beauty Shots: The guys at Cherry Bomb are in full on thrash mode on the Camaro now. It is sporting one of the wildest, craziest, exhaust systems we have ever seen. With more bends than a human intestine, cutouts, side pipes, and probably more stuff that we can’t see, there is a lot of work in this gas evacuation system! The wheels look bitchin’ and the paint, laid on by Year One is perfecto.
10/11/10: Part 5, Video of Year One installing the blown LS engine, in time lapse!: