Re: Fit the front sheetmetal, pic of sub-frame
My goal for the car right now is to get it ready for the running gear. I would like to get it tinned before the year is over. We had to attatch the left rear quarter 2 weeks ago. It was just hanging there with a few rivots. The tires are 31x18.50 in the rear. I don't have front wheels for it yet. I still think ALOT of the parts for this car are sitting somewhere at the shop we bought from. Which by the way Royce, was in your backyard in Fairfield.
My daughter is in welding school right now and I talked with the instructor about having her weld in the cage for her school project before may. I told him I wanted him to make sure the welds were adequate. We'll tack it in place for her before I drag it to the school.
The pinion angle needs some attention before tin. (It would be easier.)
I picked up the sealer for it friday. The body is just going to be DP-90 satin black for now. I picked up a gallon of direct to metal sealer for the frame in a dark silver gun metal. He screwed up on the first gallon when he tried the frame color, it was too silver, so he gave it to me free with the catalyst. I think that's the color for the interior now. LOL
The pic of the pro street truck is us pulling the motor & trans out for the camaro last month. He wants to drive it on the street again so the 66' 4-bolt main 396 with 12.5:1 comp. & 4000 stall converter & TH-400 will go in the car for now. But realistically not until next year, I hope.
I need to money up for my pal Craig to move forward with the body. He'll paint the frame, cut in the right rear quarter patch panel,(WAY too much bondo in that corner. LOL
) & shoot the body in sealer. He'll pull the glass so we can get to things easy, (whoever took the grinder to the car wasted the glass, ROOKIE move.) I have new glass at the shop anyway.
If I can get these things done by nov. I'll be happy. Remember, I'm doing another camaro & a house remodel at the same time. I know, too many irons in the fire.
67 RS 327, 4-speed, posi, done.
67 Modified, 454, TH-400, posi, under construction.
67 SS 396, 4-speed, basket case.
72 RS, sitting, partially done.
55 210 post, 2 door, 327 4-speed runs good.
55 2 door post, gasser project
69 Cadillac ElDorado
69 4x4 suburban
Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing thru the leather straps"