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post #1 of 102 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 11, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Long story short.
I worked (hard, 110* summers scraping paint) at my fathers house painting business from age 9-15.
Without pay other than a promise of a 1967 RS/SS fully restored as payment on my 16th birthday.
15yrs 9 months old... I have the sexiest Black camaro thats 90% restored.
I get into an argument with my father and he sells it.
yeah. good job Pops, ill send you the therapy bills.

16 years later. Im old enough to buy my own project. (had to be another 67)

And found this one.
Factory color Deepwater blue, parchment interior.(will go back black, not a fan of deluxe door panels)



Somewhat of a basket case but its mine.
Huge list of new parts, most still in the box...





Full left quarter panel
Lower valance
New Full Floor pan, and trunk
Tail Panel
Outer/Inner Cowl Panel left side
Outer/Inner Cowl Panel right side
Flowmaster American Thunder Exhaust system
Budnik shotgun wheels 17's 8/10
Budnik steering wheel
Detroit Speed upper and lower Tubular control arms
Detroit Speed Front Service kit
Detroit Speed Coil springs
Baer Serious Street Brake System
Powder coated Subframe




So.. got started a few weeks ago




Full floor was amazingly easy to install. Full trunk... never more.



Found most of the front sheet metal. Still need to make a call to ClassicMuscle (love those guys)
Scored a Rear seat today, has some major frame rot.
Stripped the old cover etc..


Also ordered a LM4 5.3 engine that will be here tues.

So yes im excited.
Budget... yeah as my paychecks allow. ( no kids, just let the GF go... priorities )
time frame. I have a car club meet at "The Dragon" July 19th. (yeah good luck right)
oh and im also the Business manager here....
http://www.carolinaclassiccarrestoration.com/ So proper facilities, long nights and busy weekends, im optimistic.

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post #2 of 102 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 11, 04:29 PM
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awesome project im gonna watch this one sounds like u know what ur doing,i wanna do a 67 too after my 80 is finished.
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post #3 of 102 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 11, 05:18 PM
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Cool project, and good connections. If you set your mind to it you can make any deadline. Look forward to seeing your progress.


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post #4 of 102 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 11, 05:24 PM
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Long story short. oh and im also the Business manager here....

http://www.carolinaclassiccarrestoration.com/ So proper facilities, long nights and busy weekends, im optimistic.
Great story and awesome you have the facilities and skills!!!!
Put up a few pics every week of your build

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post #5 of 102 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 11, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Redemption Build

Removed the old Red Epoxy off the doors today. Needs some sandblasting around the bottom edge. Stripped the doors down to the "Shell" too.

Stripped the Bucket seats down the frame.

Blasting tomorrow. Doors, Fenders, Seat frames, hood edges.

Might accomplished more today but it was 65*, so i went for a 70mile harley ride.
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post #6 of 102 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 12, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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After looking at my used org. fenders again, i decided to use reproduction crap.
Found some used SLP headers, radiator and a 4L60e trans local (75mile radius). Just need to find the time to pick everything up.
completely blasted and primed.

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post #7 of 102 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 12, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Redemption Build

Just spent $800 on new sheetmetal. Really hurt too.

Im not affiliated with this company so i dont mind sharing them with you guys.

http://www.oldmusclecars.com/

Ask for Bill, Ive known these guys for the past 17 years. They have THE best prices and amazing service.
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post #8 of 102 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 12, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up the LM4



and no, thats not an iron block
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post #9 of 102 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 12, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Fitted the doors and mocked up some front sheetmetal.

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post #10 of 102 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 12, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Sandblasted the front/rear seat frames
rebuilt and welded the rear seat w/ round stock from lowes. (burned fingertips and sunburned face)
Painted.
Ill have a pic tomorrow.. not that its all that interesting.
Stripped the hood and started bodywork... as you can see.. I really wish i caught the $75 cowl hood on CL in time. (its been reposted for $300)
( i like the look of a flat hood better for some reason)



The aftermarket passenger fenders dont fit at all.
I've had this problem before. Solution is to cut out the spot welds on the a pillar mounting bracket and relocate it.

Found a glass supplier pretty cheap. $500 shipped for gray tinted full set.

$202 shipped from EZ wiring. 21 circuit kit, updated wiring w/ fuel pump etc..

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post #11 of 102 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 12, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Not pretty but.. its getting covered.. function>appearance



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post #12 of 102 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 12, 12:37 PM
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keep up the good work,looking good,glad to see ur back at it again.
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$202 shipped from EZ wiring. 21 circuit kit, updated wiring w/ fuel pump etc..
Does the wiring harness mount in the same spot and have the engine harness plug into it.

Or does it mount to the firewall and you use a hole to route the wires to the engine.

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post #14 of 102 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 12, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Redemption Build

GF got in the way but yes im back at it.
There were several broken springs in the buckets also. Nice to know they're fixed rather than just recovering them.

That is a completely universal harness. All engine harness wires are built into it and would need to routed. Does away with the factory wires. Pigtails need to be reused and terminated. We use that kit a lot at CCCR
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Wow, this is impressive. Keep the photos coming.

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