808 CAMAROS & FIVE-O MUSCLE EVENT: 1st Annual Cruise & Picnic Event
First Annual Cruise & Picnic. Both 808 Camaros & Five O Muscle attended. Event. We all had fun and a huge mahalo to Stace Tacub, Dean Pang, JN Chevrolet, Summit Racing, Safety Systems Hawaii, Adam's Car Polish, Dean Nishizaki. Thank you all for making this event possible and thank you to everyone who came out. Hana Hou! Hope to see you all next year.
Stacy Fujitani’s 69 RS/SS 396 is a very well built, detailed and spectacular 69. Stacy has spent many man hours, days and nights to get his his car the way he wanted it. Theresult… an outstanding and beautiful Hot Rod and Show Car. For those of people that were in old Hawaiian Island Camaros Car Club you might remember this car. Stacy bought this 69 from his friend who was the original owner in the year 1999 just before the turn of the new millennium. It is also well know for every part of the car being both Powercoated or Chrome Plated. One of the most highly detailed and meticulously built cars on the island! The car is an original Van Nuys built 1969 RS/SS 350, Automatic that was Lemans Blue with Black Deluxe Interior. The car was missing its original 350 SBC, and Turbo 350 Trans. It had a 402 BBC already in it with a Turbo 400. The car was also painted a Dark Ford Blue. With the car now in his hands, Stacy began the build. The 12 Bolt Rear was rebuilt. He then istalled Stainless Fatman Fabrication Tubular Control Arms. A set of Competition Engineering Subframe Connectors and Slide-A-Link Traction Bars tie the frame in to handle the torque from the mighty Big Block. Those items are Chrome Plated.
The Turbo 400 Transmission was removed and a M22 4 Speed Rockcrusher took place. That Trans was taken apart and had its case Chrome Plated and polished. The 402 BBC was taken apart, repainted and had a Comp Cams 305H Hydraulic Lifter Cam, with 11:1 Compression. NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) was added to give the car more boost incase Stacy wanted to “Light em up”! It also has Cermaic Coated Hooker Super Comp Headers, and a Flowmaster 3” Exhaust with the Original 40 Mufflers. The Exhaust System has also been Chrome Plated. The Interior is the original Black Comfortweave Seats and Deluxe Door Panels with the original Woodgrain Dash and Grab Bar. Stacy has an array of Autometer Sport Comp Gauges in a 3 Hole Gauge Panel right below the Radio and a 5” Autometer Sport Comp Tach mounted dead center to the Column. For the Fuel System, Stacy has a Holley Blue Electric Fuel Pump #10 Line to the Pump, #8 to the Carb. On the subject of Carb, he chose a 750 Dominator. The Original 69 Fuel Tank with a Jegs Sump was welded to the Bottom to balance out the Fuel for those hard launches or to drain the tank if the fuel goes bad. Also for better weight distribution he has relocated the battery to the trunk. For stopping power Stacy rebuilt the Factory Front Discs. This car is all Old School, Manual Steering and Manual Disc Brakes.
The bodywork and paint is beyond excellent. The lines and gaps are perfect and the paint is stellar! Stacy and his friend Brice Iwamoto took the car all the way down to bare metal, prepped the body and then shot in a Corvette Color called Victory Red in a Single Stage Urethane for that ultra shiny wet finish. Black Z/28 Stripes were then laid over and shot. For his personal preference Stacy chose to badge his car as a RS Z Clone. Nevertheless RS/SS or RS Z it looks amazing! The car was completed by 2000. All the handwork of burning the midnight oil, spending everyday on the car, and running back and forth to get parts or drop off parts to get it coated had come to an end. He first had a GM 2” Cowl hood that he bought from his friend Russell Hirata. After a while he opted to switch over to a Glasstek 4” Fiberglass Hood to really give it that Street Car look. Thanks again to Russell, he was able to bring one in for Stacy and it went on the car. Hi Tech Coatings Powdercoated the Inner Fenders, Front Subframe, Front and Rear Springs, Radiator Support, and Rear End. Hawaii Plating , plated the Subframe Connectors, Traction Bars, Exhaust Pipes, Rear Sway Bar, and much more all the way down to the mount for the Tach. The Firewall was smoothed down and shot in Gloss Black as well as the Floors.
Next on the agenda was rims and Stacy chose a set of Weld Draglites a favorite amongst many Street Cars and it looks killer. 15X10 on 275/60/R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As in the Rear, 15X3.5 on 195/65/R15 Mickey Thompson Sportsmans in Front. Rather than Mini Tubbing and cutting away the Tubs, Stacy bought and installed an Inboard Shock Kit which allows the Tires to be moved inside and resets the shock to the outside allowing more space for bigger tires. It is also a cheaper alternative. This car was in the old Hawaiian Island Camaros Club back in the early 2000s and it had been to its fair share of cruises back then and now in the 2010’s with 808 Camaros. It had many people wow in amazement with its over the top quality. Even now its still an amazingly beautiful car and turns even more heads. ! Eventually he plans to put on Weld Alumastars and that’ll really give the car a whole new look! Stacy also has a 68 RS/SS project that’s in the making. With an active family it’s been hard for him to work on the car but one of these days it’ll be finished. We hope to see that car finished and This 69 parked next each other at a cruise sometime!
A big round of applause to Stacy Fujitani for building this car that’s a lot of pride, and dedication! A huge thank you to Brice Iwamoto, who did the bodywork and paint. Ira Nobriga and the gang at Hawaii Plating who did the chrome. Mike’s Aluminum Polishing who did the polishing, and Hi Tech Coatings who performed the Powdercoating. Another big round of applause to Fritz Chinen, Gary Yamamoto, Keith “Lumps” Au Hong, Min’s Plastic & Supply Inc, Herman of Kaimuki CarQuest, Dino of Ron’s Performance, Aaron “Mento” Wachi, David Okanaku, Dexter Kekua, Uncle Dane, Pedro “Papa” Lanzas, Russell Hirata, John “Boogie” Bugarin, Brian Tajiri and Emrick Katada. And a special thanks to Kenton Kisaba, Robert Barros, Bruce Yamamoto, Pacific Motor Accessories, Progressive Auto Sound, Roy Guthrie, Shane Fujitani, Mrs. Fujitani, Brian Tamura and Hawaiian Island Camaros. And a huge mahalo to Lois Fujitani for her loving support and understanding of her husband Stacy’s ride.
Check out club pictures at http://photos.808camaros.com/
Much thanks to Mel Sakaba, Brendon Niimi and Ron Freitas for the pictures.
808Camaros is Hawaii's Largest Camaro Club and consists of previous members of the Hawaiian Island Camaro Club, as well as a diverse group of Camaro enthusiasts from restorers to hot rodders and to those who simply appreciate their daily drivers. Membership is open to all Camaro owners of all Generations, as well as non-owners who want to share in the fun.
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Brendon Niimi & Dean Pang
UP COMING 2015 808CAMAROS EVENTS:
Pearlridge rooftop cruise nights hosted by bleizn fx
KAPOLei wendy's cruise nights
every saturday night of every month. invite only. vehicles 1980 and under
BOB's Big bear Waipahu town center SEPTEMBER 20
1ST ANNUAL 808 Camaros and FIVE-O MUSCLE CRUISE & PICNIC BEACH PARTY
AIEA HIGH SCHool show n shine & swap meet
RON's performance center show
hawaii kai town center cruise
Windward Mall will be holding it cruise nights on the 3rd Sat of the month in 2015 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm. and it start in March and end in Nov.