SEMA 2018: Real Deal Steel Offers Up A Race Ready Camaro Body

Real Deal Steel has been manufacturing race bodies for several classic applications since 2011. Formed by longtime friends Joe Whitaker and Randy Irwin, the company offers ready-made bodies for the 1940 Ford coupe, 1955-57 Chevy, 1967-69 Camaro, and Chevy II/Nova markets.

We got a chance to stop by the booth at the 2018 SEMA show and spoke with Mike Vineyard, and he had this to say about the Camaro race bodies Real Deal Steel is known for, “So, basically we produce Camaro bodies, Tri-Five bodies, Chevy II bodies. We do them in race car bodies with no floor, no inner or outer wheel tubs, and no firewall. This makes it easy for the guys running in differing race applications that require steel quarter panels, and steel roof. We also offer the full bodies, where they come with doors, a decklid, and everything is gapped. You have your choice of firewalls, stock and mini-tub options – the options are limitless really. People call us and we can do whatever they need before it ever leaves our shop. Like leaving the roofskin un-welded for guys that know they’ll be putting in a roll-cage.”

Real Deal Steel has been producing these Camaro bodies for a few years now, and at $9,500 for the race version, it comes as no surprise that they have sold hundreds of them. While most of the bodies they sell, end up on the street, there are those guys that can take their full bodies and put them on the track. When you talk about Real Deal Steel, just know, their products hold up to the name. If you want to find out more about everything they have going on, check out realdealsteel.com.

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