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Old Jul 27th, 09, 08:37 PM
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I have posted many threads asking questions and have got great advice from this forum, but I think it's time to start my own build thread so I can consolidate and recieve advice in one place.

Here is the history. I got this car sometime in Dec 2007. I had 2 friends who are in the business that went with me to get it. They were all out going to help me put this car together. Well, that didn't work out quit like I planned. With absolutly no experience in the field, and after reading many many threads. I decided to tackle it pretty much alone, with the help from camaros.net of course.

For thorough pictures you can check my sig, but for this threads sake, I'll try to hit the main parts.

Here is the car when I picked it up











Me getting it ready for the jig



Floor cut out and rocker work beginning
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Old Jul 27th, 09, 08:42 PM
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Rockers are done


Cowl and dash


Firewall/toeboards


Removed the rust eatten cowl


Made the front look nice by blasting and expoxy priming. SPI is great btw. Good helpful people and so far, absolutly no complaints about the product.



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Old Jul 27th, 09, 08:46 PM
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New cowl welded and primed.



Removed the trunk



Here is my tail panel. I think I can save it.

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Old Jul 27th, 09, 08:52 PM
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Now I was planning on putting in my new rails and trunk next after a little fab work on one of my Y braces, but I am also considering removing the rest of the quarters and roof. I have full quarters to put back on and a new roof, but I was going to ask if my bracing looked good enough to take it that far down. I have the front torque boxes bolted to the jig, the rear of the rockers welded and braced to the jig, and supports welded to the package tray. running veritcal and horizonal. If I do it I plan on blasting the rest of the care before I put the rails and floor in it. What do you think?

You can see the rear bracking good here.
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Old Jul 27th, 09, 08:55 PM
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Cory...

Looks like you got a nice jumpstart on that resto for sure! Looks good...! Should be a similar road that I traveled down with my resto. Reminds me of when I started on mine. What colors are you going with?

Nice work!
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Old Jul 27th, 09, 09:03 PM
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Cory...

Looks like you got a nice jumpstart on that resto for sure! Looks good...! Should be a similar road that I traveled down with my resto. Reminds me of when I started on mine. What colors are you going with?

Nice work!
Back to the original, GG....Granada Gold with black standard int and black BB stripe.

Thanks for the kind words Todd, I have of course been in your thread hundreds of times for references and planning. These threads are so useful.
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Old Jul 27th, 09, 09:10 PM
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Back to the original, GG....Granada Gold with black standard int and black BB stripe.


Thanks for the kind words Todd, I have of course been in your thread hundreds of times for references and planning. These threads are so useful.

That will look sharp!

Let me know if I can help.... wait!-- I need to get working on my own Camaro! Verrrry nice work though!
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Old Jul 28th, 09, 03:47 AM
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Wow, Cory- Looks very familiar!
Nice work, what's the time frame you have tied up in the project,so far? Also- this is your "first" project?
Did you replace the inner as well as outer rockers?
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Old Jul 28th, 09, 06:13 AM
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Wow, Cory- Looks very familiar!
Nice work, what's the time frame you have tied up in the project,so far?
I started on the car about 13 months ago. At first, while breaking down the car, I was working on it 3 or 4 days a weeks. After I got it on the jig I have pretty much been a weekend warrior with the exception of the week I blasted and primed the front.

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Also- this is your "first" project?
I owned a clone 73 z and I did a lot of engine work with it. Worked at a local pepboys and turned wrenches when I was younger. Nothing major body wise. I didn't own a welder before I bought this car and I never considered getting this deep into a project by myself.

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Did you replace the inner as well as outer rockers?
Inner and outer on both sides. Also a kick panel seperatly. I didn't know it need to be replaced so I ordered my inners w/o the kick panels.
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Old Jul 28th, 09, 06:59 AM
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Wow. Very nice work so far. I love the Gold/Black stripe/RS combo. That car will look great when it's done.
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Old Jul 28th, 09, 07:32 AM
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Looks good so far. I think if I was you I would ad some x bracing inside ie: from inner front corner to roof bracing. check out this site for some ideas http://www.mikescustomcars.com/proje...lbum=8&pic=405
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Old Jul 28th, 09, 08:20 AM
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Looks good so far. I think if I was you I would ad some x bracing inside ie: from inner front corner to roof bracing. check out this site for some ideas http://www.mikescustomcars.com/proje...lbum=8&pic=405
Seeing that website makes me feel like I don't do enough hahah
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Old Aug 8th, 09, 06:20 PM
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Well I finally got my metal to put in some extra support. Got the bracing finished and started on the quarters.





But now I see just how bad my inner quarter is rusted. I have to decide if I want to replace this or maybe try to fab a small piece for it. The other side shouldn't be as bad but it does have some rust through it too.



Looks good on this side.
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Old Aug 8th, 09, 06:34 PM
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Looking great! You will verrrrry happy you braced it up like that to maintain the original dimensions everywhere. As long you don't mind working around it. Will you have to remove it all before installing the full floor or can you wiggle it in there?
Keep up the nice neat work. Looks like you have done this before!

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Old Aug 8th, 09, 07:17 PM
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The bracing on my package tray going down to my jig will have to be removed after I get the trunk in. The bracing welded to the inner rocker will also. The rest should bo ok. I believe I have enough room to get the floor in.........hopefully
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