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Old Oct 9th, 12, 08:46 PM
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George, are you sure that isn't hard top glass?
Seriously, you've come a long way. Why don't you come over and change my jets?
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TH400 (CX) with Coan 8" converter, GV-OD, 8 track still on console and best et 10.495, 128.79mph 1.428 60'
All with 1960's stuff. (except tires and converter)
+ MT Super Scavenger headers & 3" full exhaust with X pipe.
1000cfm AED and HD Harold-Lunati SR, 725 lift with shaft rockers too.
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Old Oct 10th, 12, 05:00 AM
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properly welding lower brace



Ummmm, there's nothing "proper" about not wearing gloves when you weld. He he.... You must have tough-caloused skin huh? Looks great George... keep it up!
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Old Nov 5th, 12, 05:24 PM
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Lots going on here the last few weeks, family stuff...more on this later.
Anybody in the Augusta, GA area may just get to meet me when I come visit daughter and family there.

Lots going on at class, the Camaro. Only to leave this pic and say the sheel gets primer tomorrow too

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Old Nov 6th, 12, 04:09 PM
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Exciting picture there! bet you're stoked! Getting closer!
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Old Nov 6th, 12, 05:07 PM
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How about THESE pictures Todd? Stoked!













Looks like I have many weeks of blocking/sanding ahead before more primer and do it all over!
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Old Nov 6th, 12, 05:17 PM
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Definitely cool! Congrats! Almost home! Then it's assembly time.... to me that's the most fun--the assembly. Looks sweet George! Keep it up!
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Old Nov 6th, 12, 07:09 PM
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Awesome George!!!!
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Old Nov 7th, 12, 07:22 AM
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Very nice!
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Old Nov 7th, 12, 06:55 PM
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lots of progress today blocking. Had a good helper! 2nd round primer possibly as soon as Monday. Pics of fenders, doors, hood, decklid etc not too exciting so will spare you. Imagine the pic above with most of the stuff sanded, dark spots showing. Probably start on the sheel tomorrow after the cowl tin and fender extensions are done. Will get Justin or someone unemployed to work on the spare GM decklid, the one drilled for the spoiler. The underside webbing has damage typical to someone slamming the trunk when something is in the way. Great CSI skills here. Shoot that spare decklid right next to the factory flattie.

Gotta order those 327 +.030 pistons, the subframe connectors, etc. the Tempo is picking up
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o 70 Elky 454/3000 stall/3.42 gears
1.632 60ft, 11.726 ET, 113.49mph
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o 68 Camaro Rallye Green Vert 327/2004R/3.73 http://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...183654&page=68
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Old Nov 8th, 12, 12:13 AM
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I lied, here is a pic end of day

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o 70 Elky 454/3000 stall/3.42 gears
1.632 60ft, 11.726 ET, 113.49mph
o 68 Vette 427, owner 23 years
o 68 Camaro Rallye Green Vert 327/2004R/3.73 http://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...183654&page=68
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Old Nov 8th, 12, 12:25 PM
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Great work George! Wanna do mine?
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RS SS Hugger Orange, L88, 4:10's tru-tack posi, ducted hood, Endura, spoilers.
TH400 (CX) with Coan 8" converter, GV-OD, 8 track still on console and best et 10.495, 128.79mph 1.428 60'
All with 1960's stuff. (except tires and converter)
+ MT Super Scavenger headers & 3" full exhaust with X pipe.
1000cfm AED and HD Harold-Lunati SR, 725 lift with shaft rockers too.
http://epitomesrebuild.com/
http://ss427.net/
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Old Nov 8th, 12, 04:53 PM
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Fred,

Taking on your car, cars like yours is something that I would want to do. But before you start a queue, ya might want to see my car in Paint!

Blocked more...shell is nearly done, rest of loose tin too. Will set-up FRI for 2nd primer TUES. Monday of course is VETERAN's DAY, we'll be off.
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o 70 Elky 454/3000 stall/3.42 gears
1.632 60ft, 11.726 ET, 113.49mph
o 68 Vette 427, owner 23 years
o 68 Camaro Rallye Green Vert 327/2004R/3.73 http://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...183654&page=68
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Old Nov 12th, 12, 01:22 PM
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shell ready for more primer TUES





take-off metal is already in the primer booth waiting to be shot

We'll see after the 2nd primer and blocking. Teach thinks 3-4 iterations
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o 70 Elky 454/3000 stall/3.42 gears
1.632 60ft, 11.726 ET, 113.49mph
o 68 Vette 427, owner 23 years
o 68 Camaro Rallye Green Vert 327/2004R/3.73 http://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...183654&page=68
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Old Nov 14th, 12, 08:27 PM
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Finished 2nd primer shoot of the take-offs Tues. This morning shot the shell.
This afternoon got to blocking...





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o 70 Elky 454/3000 stall/3.42 gears
1.632 60ft, 11.726 ET, 113.49mph
o 68 Vette 427, owner 23 years
o 68 Camaro Rallye Green Vert 327/2004R/3.73 http://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...183654&page=68
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Old Nov 14th, 12, 08:32 PM
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It's getting closer and closer! Looking smooooooth! (and I am actually eating popcorn right now as I read through the forums!)

Looks like you're installing a rear quarter antenna, yes? Power or manual? I had my father rebuild an original power antenna from a '69 Firebird for my '69 Camaro. But that should be in my own thread... sorry.
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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:
http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ro%20%20SS350/
My build thread:
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