Matching Camaro and Motorcycle Project


Since Design Engineering, Inc has entered into the motorcycle world, we thought it would be fun to build a matched set 1968 Camaro and 2006 Victory Hammer motorcycle to use as a marketing team.  For the bike we started with a low mile Victory Hammer which gave us a great platform to build a muscle bike.  It comes stock with dual front and single rear Brembo disc brakes, wide rear tire and inverted forks.  From there we solicited the services of Scotty Kietzman at Conquest Customs to transform the bike.  In addition to the flat silver with gloss black rally stripe paint job he added an MSD ignition, S&S intake, custom shorty pipes, carbon fiber fork tubes and rear fender, and a ton of other trick pieces.  Back at the shop we added our new Titanium exhaust wrap, reflect-a-GOLD and a Ny-Trex nitrous system with twin frame mounted bottles.

The Camaro has been bouncing around here for years in a half finished state.  Last year we decided the time has come to transform and it was stripped to the shell and Mike Zenone was dubbed project manager.  We had the challenge of matching the bikes paint which we did pretty well considering the 2 paint jobs were completed by two different people, 1,200 miles apart.  Flaming River blew us away with a rack and pinion system that is a true work of art.  Our friends at Air Ride gave us a great deal on an entire new air suspension including A-arms, 4-link and air shocks all the way around. When this thing is down, it is sitting on the ground, awesome.  Long time buddies at MSD hooked us up with a billet distributor.  The 350 sbc engine was put together and tuned by Dave Weber from famed Weber Racing Equipment in Cleveland, Ohio.  The entire team at DEI has part in the success of this project.

Right now the bike is complete with the exception of turn signals and the Camaro is ready to fire any day now.  The new doors are in with solenoid latches and power windows.  The exhaust is being hung today.  The Boom Mat is in place and Floor & Tunnel Shield is ready to install.  Stay tuned as we finish this massive project as we get ready for show season this spring.

Links
www.msdignition.com
www.flamingriver.com
www.conquestcustoms.com
www.ridetech.com/shop
www.weberracing.net