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Old Nov 13th, 12, 01:02 PM
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more rot - before


during


and as after. You would never know it was there. Great repair skill from Stu @retropower


Starting to look like a car again, but still a long way to go. Again outer panels still temporarily fitted to test alignment.


Next installment, we start on the left hand side, and I should have some updates on the front struts
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Old Nov 13th, 12, 04:48 PM
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Tell Stu he is needed in central Florida, my garage, for some fabbing and welding. I could use a hand to get me back in the race. Looking great so far! I like how it's coming together. Great to see another '69 in the making...
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Old Nov 13th, 12, 10:44 PM
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Lol, I'm sure he would love a holiday
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Old Nov 14th, 12, 04:28 AM
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Lol, I'm sure he would love a holiday
Remember, minimal packing for that trip to sunny Florida; that way, he can stuff his suitcase full of trick Camaro parts for the flight home!
Your build team is making great progress - this will be an interesting project
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Old Dec 7th, 12, 02:17 PM
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The body rebuild continues!

I have just posted another 40+ step by step pictures to my public gallery here

The Body Rebuild

but a few highlights for the thread

This rear parcel tray panel isnt looking so hot


So lets chop it all out


In with the new inner panel


and the outer panel


Outer quater can then be spot welded in place.


Much better. As you can see, fittment on these repro AMD panels is excellent!


Panel gaps are bad either out of the box! These will be tightend latetr


Next the roof support was blasted


and painted


And thats it for the body repair so far. Next will be the other side, plus the roof skin.

Then the upgrades can start

In the mean time, Jason from the GMR finshed of the rear end by fitting the brakes

The Full gallery is here Rear end build Album

Sexy red wilwood stoppers will look lovely against the black discs and gold wheels


Jason uses his nogin and an air line to perfectly locate the caliper braket before welding


for the parking brake, I decided to use a GMR spot caliper


and clamped in place with a single bolt in the mech to locate


and finaly, my xmas present ready to ship


In other news, I have found a new designer to continue the good work Mike Gillet started.
Unfortunetly Mike doesnt have the time to take the project further so victor from Victor Fulton Designs has stepped in to get the ideas out of my head and onto paper.

Here is a sneak peak from Victor.


This is by no means the final render, just victor showing off.

Please check out his facebook page here Victor Fulton Designs And drop him a line if you need any design work. I is offering an incredible deal for his first 5 customers

Thats all folks.. unitl next time.

As always I would love to hear your feedback/comments

and please join in the banter on facebook and tell your friends
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Old Dec 7th, 12, 03:25 PM
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your cars coming along.. looking good. i am looking at a 69 camaro ss clone with a 350 factory air conditioning factory power steering factory power disc brakes factory 4 speed w/hurst shifter. it is really solid looks like all it needs is paint very minor body work (a few dings and scratches) and a new head liner. this car runs. im a young guy and this is my first project what do you think this car is worth?
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Old Dec 8th, 12, 11:44 PM
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Sorry I can't tell you what it's worth as I am from the uk so don't know what the market is like in your area.

If it helps, I paid 12000 gbp for a similar speced car in the uk before buying this one.

Good luck with it though and let me know if you need any other advice/info
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Old Dec 9th, 12, 02:52 AM
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your cars coming along.. looking good. i am looking at a 69 camaro ss clone with a 350 factory air conditioning factory power steering factory power disc brakes factory 4 speed w/hurst shifter. it is really solid looks like all it needs is paint very minor body work (a few dings and scratches) and a new head liner. this car runs. im a young guy and this is my first project what do you think this car is worth?
Dan, welcome to Team Camaro! You could start another thread in the "what's it worth?" category, that way more folk will see it and comment. If you have any pictures of the car, and any of the trim tag and vin info, that will help with getting advice on what the car may be worth. Good luck!
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As always I would love to hear your feedback/comments
Nice progress Amit, that rear end looks great! Are you doing the final assembly of the car yourself, or are you getting everything (as well as bodywork and rear end) done by a shop?
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Old Dec 9th, 12, 06:07 AM
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how do you start a new thread
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Old Dec 9th, 12, 06:15 PM
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how do you start a new thread
Dan, click on the link below to take you to the "What's It Worth?" section, and then look for the "Post New Topic" buttons (there's one on both the left and right, just above the red band)
http://www.camaros.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=66
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Old Dec 9th, 12, 10:47 PM
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I'm not sure how much of the car I will do DIY.

I started this build as a cheque book build as I don't have time to DIY anymore because of family commitments.

Initial thoughts were to get to a driving shell stage, then I would do the interior fab and electronics/technology but we wil see.

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Old Jan 11th, 13, 01:45 PM
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Just a minor update so you guys dont forget me

I would like to say a big thanks to II Much Fabrication for hooking us up with their fuel and diff vents

As you guys know by now, I am a sucker for great engineering. Even on the most minute part of the car. These are designed to vent the fuel tank, and diff case, allowing the systems to breath without odur and leakage.

I will be using two of these, one to vent the diff case, and one to vent the fuel tank.



We are a long way off installing these, but hey, collect the parts and the project will continue.

Hopefully back soon with some more drawings, and fab pic of the front end

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Old Jan 11th, 13, 08:24 PM
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I didn't see a price on their website, but you can get these for about $4.

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But how ropey do they look! Lol

This project is about extreme engineering.
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