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Old Jan 2nd, 13, 09:40 PM
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I've also finished stripping my original radiator core, epoxy primed it, and painted with SEM Trim Black.

I installed the fuel line while I was installing the subframe, and I'll install the new brake lines once I finish with the new spindles and brakes.

I was going to have the original master cylinder restored until I found out the cost on that, so I'll probably pick up a repro unit when I get my valve covers and brake booster back from Jerry. I'll probably also pick up a new brake distribution block and a prop valve. All of my original pieces are getting boxed up and put in storage, so I can always have them restored at a later time as money allows.

So that's pretty much where I'm at right now. I'm making progress without too many setbacks. I've done some things such as trying to reuse the original rotors and brakes that was a wasted effort as I wound up going aftermarket, but it's a learning experience.

I'll post more pics once I make more progress.

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Old Jan 3rd, 13, 01:43 AM
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John,
That's an impressive amount of work in your latest updates, and everything is looking really good
Does the Baer SS4 kit use 11" rotors?
Good luck with the trunk restoration!
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Old Jan 3rd, 13, 02:41 AM
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Thanks for the kind words Tim.

Yes, the SS4+ front rotors are 11 inches, which allows me to use my 15 inch American 200S wheels. And I can go larger at some point in the future if so desired.

And the new spindles also allow use of the 15 inch rims. They allow use of the factory brakes, which I was originally going to go with, instead of being forced to go larger rotor and 17 inch or larger wheels like most other aftermarket spindles I looked at.

I like the look of the 15 inch wheels for the factory look. Especially since the newer and larger American 200S rims are a smooth finish and don't have the 'texture' of the older rims like mine from the 1970s.

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Old Jan 3rd, 13, 07:13 PM
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Today's accomplishment - finished installing spindles/steering arms/brake setup. Still have to install the sway bar endlinks and run the new brake lines, but that's easy compared to having to mess with that coil spring compressor...



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Old Feb 20th, 13, 09:17 AM
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It's been a while since I posted any updates, so here goes...

I've got the front end all put back together, and all four wheels are back on the ground. The wife was glad to see that!!!



The next project was stripping the inside of the trunk. That is now completed, and I'm waiting on a stretch of warm weather so I can epoxy prime and spatter paint it. I ordered a quart of spatter paint from Camaros Plus so that's on hand and waiting to be sprayed.

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Old Feb 20th, 13, 09:24 AM
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I sent off my valve covers and brake booster to Jerry MacNeish for restoration and replating. I got those back and I'm pleased with the results. He does nice work, that's for sure...



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Old Feb 20th, 13, 09:31 AM
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Now I am currently stripping the interior floor pan. I've got almost all of the old seam sealer out and the area cleaned. There must have been a couple of pounds of seam sealer they used back them!!!

So when the weather cooperates, I'll be able to epoxy prime both the trunk and the floor pan, and seam seal them both. Then I'll be ready to tackle cleaning up the dash and getting it ready for new paint.







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Old Feb 20th, 13, 12:52 PM
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Great work so far, keep it up. Be careful inside the car on the rear bulkhead there is a crayon mark denoting Z-28. Under the glue on the passenger side is an X7 from the factory.
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Old Feb 20th, 13, 01:05 PM
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Thanks Buddy.

Mine's 'DG3' - it's an X33 code Z with dark green interior. I'm not touching the bulkhead, just the floor pans. You can barely make out the crayon mark in this picture -

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