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post #481 of 861 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 12, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Happy birthday Todd!
as they say 40 is the new 20 but not sure if i want to go back to 20 i was camaro-less and broke now i just have a camaro lol
Lol.... Thanks bud! ...and I'm broke because I have two of them!


Check this out.... I went to buy a 1992 Z/28 5.7 liter, hardtop yesterday. It was advertised as having only 43k miles and runs/drives great!

NOT!!!!!!!!! Upon opening the hood I noticed immediately that the engine has seen better days. It was sludgy, dusty, and worn to bits! After starting it, the blue smoke was everywhere, even after it warmed up, and to top it off he neglected to tell me it was just repainted last week. Nice! Another Craigslist "end of the rainbow" chase. He played dumb and thought I would bite. I offered him $2,000 since it was a real Z, and with a little work could be a sweet daily driver, but I passed... he wanted $3,500 firm. Looked MUCH nicer in the pics I'll just say... What a waste of two hours driving!!!!!!!!!!

http://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/cto/3478788561.html

Thanks again for the birthday post!

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post #482 of 861 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 12, 06:47 AM
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Re: Round Two! '68 Coupe Ground-Up / RotoSS Resto!

ha that sucks. con men will never give up.
i hit the link and it has been flagged for removal. guess the craigslist cops have caught him

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ha that sucks. con men will never give up.
i hit the link and it has been flagged for removal. guess the craigslist cops have caught him
ha! Good... I bet someone else who looked at it requested it be removed...

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post #484 of 861 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 12, 09:02 AM
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Thank you for the warm hearted reply, I hope you have a GREAT birthday celebration! I will be getting back to the car soon I hope, the wife gave me a new seat to test fit for the car for Christmas so I am eager to get out and see how it works out. Take care Todd have a great new year!

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post #485 of 861 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 12, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Aric... Happy New Year!

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'68 Sequoia Grn V8 Cpe--Building now!(too), '68 Conv. V8 4-spd Builder
'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

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Happy Birthday, Todd. Jump in, the water(40s) is fine. Today is wife's birthday also.
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Happy Birthday, Todd. Jump in, the water(40s) is fine. Today is wife's birthday also.
Ha... that's cool. Thanks for the wishes and happy b-day to your wife too. Great time of year to be born. Lots of celebrating all at once; it tends to all blend together. (sometimes good, sometimes not so much) -- as a kid that is... Had a great day today. Lots tasty foods and family fun. Thank you everyone for the kind wishes...
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Now-- back to business. Going to tackle the trunk floor installation. So far I only have it roughly trimmed in and screwed down in two places to hold it there. I need to scribe it, trim it back and play the "tickling" game with the ol' roloc discs and hand file until she sits in there tightly and flush all the way around. More butt-welding... here we come!

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'68 Sequoia Grn V8 Cpe--Building now!(too), '68 Conv. V8 4-spd Builder
'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
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I decided to knock off a couple of quicker tasks on the list before diving back into the trunk pan installation so here goes...

On the lower ends of the A-pillars where they "flap out" onto the outer cowl surface, there was some localized rot-through. I started on the driver's side lower pillar "flap" and replaced it with new metal. Beneath it were two 1/4" holes that I also welded closed before installing the new patch. Remembering that I use a punch to prep plug welding holes in sheet metal, I used one of the "punched out" discs of sheet metal to help close the hole there. Works great and saves you time!

Then I moved onto the A-pillar side window channel near the bottom where there was a 1/4" hole to close... but upon closer inspection, I thought it was a better idea to cut out a 6" section of L-shaped channel since it was pitted. I felt the inside and it was still thick there, but I wanted to replace it to make it look cleaner.

Got it done, and even coated the internals of the A-pillar with internal frame coating (Eastwood aerosol) and then coated it in satin black Rustoleum as well. Nice and protected in there now. Just need to blend in the butt welding and move onto the passenger's side tomorrow...


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Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
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My build thread:
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'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
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Great work. You are the Metal Master!

We are not worthy. Shawing!!!

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Great work. You are the Metal Master!

We are not worthy. Shawing!!!
Lol.... Thanks Mike.
In case anyone noticed, yes-- I did eliminate a molding pin where the pillar patch is, but a while back I purchased the molding welding/stud welding tip attachment for my Lencospot Spot welder, so I am all set to install a new one. No screw-in studs for me.

Planning on tackling the other side later today. I can even re-use the template I created for the LH side and simply "flip" it over for the RH pillar patch. Will post pics later...

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'68 Sequoia Grn V8 Cpe--Building now!(too), '68 Conv. V8 4-spd Builder
'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

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Damn nice work as always!

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Damn nice work as always!
Thank you sir! One more side to go, then onto the cowl surgery and upper dash panel install.

'69 Frst Grn V8 Cpe-Building now!
'68 Sequoia Grn V8 Cpe--Building now!(too), '68 Conv. V8 4-spd Builder
'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

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Happy New Year Todd & Family

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Happy New Year Todd & Family
Happy New Year Mike! Thanks bud! Not sure if I'll stay up that late this year... been a long day ... gettin' old!

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'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
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