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olstyle
07-26-2011, 09:56:02 PM
Looks great Laine!!! Love the chevy on the hood :bowtie:

Now ya did it...................got me thinking lol

Chevrolaine
07-26-2011, 10:32:17 PM
Damn!!!That is too cool.It looks great.I love the base coat look in orange.

Me too! In fact I'm gonna do the 54 Chevy Truck I'm buying off Denali in Flat Hugger Orange and Black.:cool:

JmeZ28
07-26-2011, 10:33:15 PM
That looks sweet! I just read through the whole thread today. awesome work

Chevrolaine
07-26-2011, 10:34:38 PM
Looks great Laine!!! Love the chevy on the hood :bowtie:

Now ya did it...................got me thinking lol

lol Just let me know what ya need dude.;)

Harry, some peeps on here say my face and my a$$ are one of the same!:crazy: :happy:
And neither one is purdy!

5spd540
07-26-2011, 10:54:32 PM
Nice work on the cowl

Chevrolaine
07-26-2011, 10:56:43 PM
That looks sweet! I just read through the whole thread today. awesome work
Thank you, I appreciate it. You musta been real bored! lol

Chevrolaine
07-26-2011, 10:57:57 PM
Nice work on the cowl
Thanks, I just like to change things up a bit from all the others.:crazy:

green 1977
07-26-2011, 11:04:56 PM
Harry, some peeps on here say my face and my a$$ are one of the same!:crazy: :happy:
And neither one is purdy!lmao..... I'll take your word for it:crazy:

olstyle
07-26-2011, 11:32:06 PM
lol Just let me know what ya need dude.;)

Just might do that ;)

rustover
07-27-2011, 12:02:34 AM
Laine, the car is looking great! looking forward to seeing more pics.

jimstonemaker
07-27-2011, 12:18:05 AM
Looks great.

Chevrolaine
07-27-2011, 02:20:16 AM
Laine, the car is looking great! looking forward to seeing more pics.
Thanks, so am I! lol

73RS/LT
07-27-2011, 06:50:19 PM
The car looks great! I love what you did on the side of the cowl.....very cool!

olstyle
07-27-2011, 08:38:54 PM
Laine, your PM box is full, can ya make some room??? lol

Chevrolaine
07-27-2011, 10:37:32 PM
Laine, your PM box is full, can ya make some room??? lol

Just did!!

Chevrolaine
07-27-2011, 10:38:06 PM
The car looks great! I love what you did on the side of the cowl.....very cool!

Thanks! I think it turned out well.

olstyle
07-27-2011, 11:21:55 PM
Just did!!
Thanks ;)

masparks
07-28-2011, 12:23:29 PM
Very nice buddy!! very cool trick on the hood!!

Chevrolaine
07-28-2011, 02:41:08 PM
Black is goin on!!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC01938.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC01940.jpg

I know it was a big block deal but I thought the tail panel would go well with the outlines. :happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC01939.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC01941.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC01942.jpg

Crappy pic. Clear tomorrow!:cool: :D
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC01943.jpg

Chevrolaine
07-28-2011, 02:43:37 PM
Oh, just had to mention...I HATE TAPE BLEED THROUGH!!!!!!:mad:

I really don't know the best tape to use. I use all 3M products but some is for hard to stick places (green) and the blue just seems to pull off here and there.
I've yet to find the perfect tape.

green 1977
07-28-2011, 07:16:41 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC01938.jpg
Ummmmmm Laine..... the "clear" looks a little lumpy:p :p

Keizer
07-28-2011, 09:27:47 PM
Ummmmmm Laine..... the "clear" looks a little lumpy:p :p

HAHAHAHAHAHAH! :p :p :p

Looks good....really!

Chevrolaine
07-28-2011, 10:38:59 PM
Ummmmmm Laine..... the "clear" looks a little lumpy:p :p

ROFLMAO! So you saying I have more than just tape issues?? lol:crazy:

olstyle
07-28-2011, 11:33:35 PM
Don't worry, that will buff right out lol

Randy S
07-30-2011, 09:15:10 AM
Car looks great Laine! Stencil on the hood is a nice touch.

Started work on the new AMD rear filler panel this weekend.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC08335.jpg


Alright, so when did they start making this piece? When I needed one they were only available in unobtanium. :(

Chevrolaine
08-03-2011, 02:55:05 PM
Car looks great Laine! Stencil on the hood is a nice touch.
Alright, so when did they start making this piece? When I needed one they were only available in unobtanium. :(

lol Became available last fall. I know when I called AMD and asked about one they said they just came off the press and started shipping that week.

Chevrolaine
08-03-2011, 02:56:25 PM
Got the clear on last week.:happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-07-29135542.jpg

Chevrolaine
08-03-2011, 03:05:12 PM
Normally that would be great news but I wasn't happy with the way it looked in a few spots so......



















I'm fixing those spots and reshooting the whole thing!:eek: :(
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-08-03111634.jpg

Basically there were three areas I didn't like. All areas that needed the least amount of work. Maybe it's old age, maybe it's amnesia, maybe ....
Whatever the case, both fenders and the drivers door had some seriously bad waves in them.:screwup:

The quarter we replaced, the back tail panel we replaced all look excellent. I guess I was just too consumed on making those areas we did metal work on looking good and forgot about the other areas.:mad: :screwup:

Chevrolaine
08-03-2011, 03:09:35 PM
Here you can see the ripples in the door. I've seen worse at shows but I just couldn't spend three years doing this and send it out looking like that.:screwup:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-08-03085830.jpg

So out came the DA and longboard again....
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-08-03111647.jpg


I actually feel good about this now that I started again.:happy:

I'm just looking at it as a VERY EXPENSIVE GUIDE COAT!!! lol:crazy:

73Camaro383
08-03-2011, 04:15:16 PM
Looking good Laine.

earlysecond
08-03-2011, 05:21:14 PM
Laine,

Where the Ripples there when you were blocking the car?? I cannot imagine that you did not see them then. I am curious as to what step in the process let you down?

On a positive note two things:
I admire your willingness to do it right even though that means doing it twice.

I really like the contrasting outer stripe on your runway stripes I may borrow that but mine will probably be ghosted so harder to see!

Keep at it, almost home.

Brent

70sbudget
08-03-2011, 06:11:47 PM
thats dedication to perfection right there. did you use a guide coat and long board before shooting color? at least you will know for sure its straight before taking the color out again.

great work man. keep at it! like the creative paint

Chevrolaine
08-03-2011, 10:44:45 PM
Laine,

Where the Ripples there when you were blocking the car?? I cannot imagine that you did not see them then. I am curious as to what step in the process let you down?

On a positive note two things:
I admire your willingness to do it right even though that means doing it twice.

I really like the contrasting outer stripe on your runway stripes I may borrow that but mine will probably be ghosted so harder to see!

Keep at it, almost home.

Brent

Well, obviously they had to be there when I blocked it. Guy and I had a conversation about guide coats and how frustrating they are. I mentioned that I could block a guidecoat, fix the low spots and then have different spots on the next coat!:mad: Like your chasing your tail. lol



I don't know, maybe it's just an age and vison thing but I still have 20/20.
I'm over it though, it is what it is and it certainly wasn't right so I'll do it again. I could have just re shot the 3 panels but I was afraid of it not matching. Paint suppliers are getting weird around here.

Weird though, I've painted two dozen or so cars over the years and this is the first one the customer complained about and wanted it done over! ;) :o

Hopefully I'll have it back in paint by next weekend or soon after. Thanks for the comments guys.

green 1977
08-04-2011, 08:00:26 AM
Looks like the second time is gonna be the charm, Laine;)

olstyle
08-04-2011, 06:18:09 PM
WTG making it right Laine, I know you will be happier in the end :bowtie:

Chevrolaine
08-04-2011, 10:33:19 PM
WTG making it right Laine, I know you will be happier in the end :bowtie:
Yup, that's the goal! Alrerady feel better just making the $676.50 decision.:screwup: lol

5spd540
08-05-2011, 04:56:53 AM
WTG making it right Laine, I know you will be happier in the end :bowtie:
X2 it sucks to do something and then finish it and say man I wish I would have fixed that

masparks
08-05-2011, 09:42:55 AM
Sorry to hear about your Issues with the paint. I know you'll do it right!!

The plack pin stripe looks awhsome. Maybe we got something started!! lol!!

I want to see video of the boss driving her when the time comes!!

Chevrolaine
08-05-2011, 10:54:54 AM
X2 it sucks to do something and then finish it and say man I wish I would have fixed that

Yeah, it was knawing at me pretty bad. Thanks

Chevrolaine
08-05-2011, 10:57:05 AM
Sorry to hear about your Issues with the paint. I know you'll do it right!!

The plack pin stripe looks awhsome. Maybe we got something started!! lol!!

I want to see video of the boss driving her when the time comes!!

Thanks Mark. I think the choice of the two colors was as simple as well, black and white. lol

She can't wait to take it to work!:cool: :cool:

earlysecond
08-06-2011, 03:35:02 PM
I am really curious. Did you use slick sand? I find it nearly impossible that there would be that much wave in the topcoats so I am trying to avoid the same mistake. My doors have never been perfect. I want to get much closer to perfect on this attempt.

dirtmod08
08-09-2011, 05:16:36 PM
As we continue..... lol
As you can see from the pic below, the dash is about normal and warped to hell along the top. The rest of it is perfect and I just can't see spending $300 for a new one that will most likely do the same thing eventually.



So I decided to take a bit of a different low buck approach to fixing it. (Purists will want to run and hide here)
One piece of 60" x 1/2" x 1/16" aluminum angle stock...
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-04-27114401.jpg

Drill and chamfer holes at equally spaced distances-6" apart in this case.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-04-27120551.jpg

I used stainless screws to attach it. Sucked that warp right on down. :)
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-04-30163159-1.jpg

Once painted, I think it looks perfectly acceptable (hey, they had visible screws in first gen door panels!)
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-05-02104558.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-05-02104635.jpg
That looks really good Laine. I tried something different that actually worked. Over the years, the vinyl cover shrinks and pulls away from the leading edge near the windshield. That's why it warps, because the lip won't reach over the base board anymore. I pulled the cover off and peeled it back so I could access the base board. I then trimmed 1/4" of material off the leading edge of the base board. The vinyl cover then could reach the leading edge of the dash core board and fold nicely over the leading edge of the dash pad.

dirtmod08
08-09-2011, 05:21:34 PM
I'm just looking at it as a VERY EXPENSIVE GUIDE COAT!!! lol:crazy:
Don't feel bad at all about that. I've sprayed base when I've gotten close just to see where I'm at. There's usually a spot or two that doesn't look as straight as it should. Love the stripe setup.

Chevrolaine
09-19-2011, 12:59:53 AM
Amazing how one car takes a back seat when you buy a 62 Convertible!
Anyway's, I've been back on it and fixed all my little imperfections and repainted it 2 weeks ago. All is good now!:D

Well, I should say all but the outlines on the stripes. I've painted stripes on too many cars to count and never have I had as many problems with tape bleed through as on this one.:mad: In the end I wasn't happy with how they looked so I took some thinner and removed em.

It actually works out better this way as now I'm just gonna use 1/4" 3M tape for the outline stripe and I'll be able to change colors depending on my mood! lol:confused:

Spent today wet sanding with 1200 and have it 80% done. Will finish it tomorrow and then go over it all again with 1500 before buffing it out next weekend.
Here's where were sitting now.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-09-18165956.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-09-18170019.jpg

Oh, and I've decided to go to The Dark Side for a power plant!:cool: :eek:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-09-18170031.jpg

Also started getting all my pieces for reassembly together that I previously cleaned and painted.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-09-18170057.jpg

Annnd, I got two of the wheels sandblasted and painted. New BFG's on them coming this week.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-09-18170129.jpg

80WA7113
09-19-2011, 07:38:44 AM
Hey Laine, what color did you use on the wheels? They have a bronze look to them---they look sharp!

green 1977
09-19-2011, 08:02:39 AM
Lookin Good Laine

sevitz5
09-19-2011, 08:04:47 AM
I like the color of the car.....keep up the good work

justin10
09-19-2011, 10:31:09 AM
Great idea for the dash... Looks really good

Chevrolaine
09-19-2011, 10:17:17 PM
Hey Laine, what color did you use on the wheels? They have a bronze look to them---they look sharp!
It's the DupliColor Graphite wheel paint. I think the bronze look is just a reflection from the wood their sitting on because I don't see it in person. Thanks!

Chevrolaine
09-19-2011, 10:17:49 PM
Great idea for the dash... Looks really good
Thanks, I appreciate it!

Chevrolaine
10-10-2011, 12:24:40 AM
Making progress, SLOW progress but progress none the less! Should get her all buffed out this week. Can't wait to be done with this crap.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-10-05104217.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-10-05104227.jpg

Went searching in my barn and found the 468 again. lol Time to start getting this ready to go!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-10-09155330.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-10-09155341.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-10-09155353.jpg

I also found another set of Z wheels on craigslist with tires that I think I'm gonna buy so if anyone wants this set that I have speak up. (Pictured above $200.00)

jimstonemaker
10-12-2011, 01:28:31 AM
Just went through and looked at your project. Looks great.
Jim

Chevrolaine
11-08-2011, 03:49:47 PM
Well, the car finally seen daylight as a complete unit for the first time in 2 1/2 years.
Had to push it out to wash all the buffing residue off it.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-10-12114928.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-10-12122028.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-10-12122043.jpg

Had to see how the wheels were gonna look on her.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-02122348.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-02122402.jpg

Chevrolaine
11-08-2011, 03:53:21 PM
Kinda fun putting things back ON the car for a change!:happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-07111135.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-07112601.jpg

Got the gas tank cleaned up and put a basecoat of Duplicolor paintable undercoating on it.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-06130537.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-06152035.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-06152041.jpg

Chevrolaine
11-08-2011, 04:13:34 PM
I started a different thread about the chrome trim on the grilles and how it's not available separately so I went and bought a new one and boy was that a mistake.
Take a look at how the bottom edge lines up. You can have the left side sitting where it needs to go...
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-01115427.jpg

And then the right side is no where near where it has to be. And these things aren't exactly flexible!:mad:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-01115436.jpg

As if that wasn't enough, if it did fit, there is no room to put the chrome trim on it!!:screwup:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-01115258.jpg

My original grille is in great shape but it has the hole for the hood release and the chrome is bad.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-02093329.jpg

Soooo..I took a hacksaw blade to my hours old new grille and cut out the piece I needed.:screwup:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-02093251.jpg

Took some 3M weatherstripping adhesive..
And promptly fixed that empty spot in my original grille!:crazy: I'm gonna take the chrome trim off the new grille and put it on the original one. It flexes enough where I can get it on there.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-02093505.jpg

Chevrolaine
11-08-2011, 04:14:13 PM
BTW, does anyone know where to find these plastic clips that the chrome bezel and grille screw too?? :mad:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-07112607.jpg

Elpres
11-08-2011, 04:34:49 PM
wow. what a great build you got going on.
You really have some painting skills, how do you get such a good result painting it in your shop? whats your secret?. Im considering painting my build myself, thats why im asking.

masparks
11-08-2011, 05:55:58 PM
Your car is gonna be sweet when your done!!!

73RS/LT
11-08-2011, 06:41:22 PM
Car is looking great!!! Those clips you need for the headlight bezels can be bought from several vendors, but I got mine from Classic Industries. I don't have the receipt in front of me our I'd give you a part number. But they were pretty easy to find on their website.

brooksman9
11-08-2011, 07:30:39 PM
Good work on the grille. I had thought of doing something like that using Daniel's technique on fixing dash tabs. I don't remember exactly what he used but I know it held up well in the pics he posted. Car is looking fantastic.

73Camaro383
11-08-2011, 08:06:54 PM
Im suprised you didnt round the spoiler stripes off.. What reason did you choose not to do that?

Chevrolaine
11-08-2011, 10:39:26 PM
wow. what a great build you got going on.
You really have some painting skills, how do you get such a good result painting it in your shop? whats your secret?. Im considering painting my build myself, thats why im asking.

Thanks! Don't be afraid...DO IT!!
Base Coat, Clear Coat can make anyone look like a pro. I've only done about a dozen cars with the stuff and learned a bit on every job.

As usual, prep is key which if you look back a few pages I didn't do a good enough job of the first time so I actually painted this twice.:(

Order Wookies DVD of "How to Paint Your car at Home" if you have no experience. I've never seen it but I hear it's great for first timers!

10 different people will paint a car 10 different ways so it's hard to say any one particular thing that will guarantee a good job. Hell, I still use a 3 year old $14.00 Harbor Freight paint gun for my base coats and then step it up to a $45.00 Farm and Fleet special for the clear so don't go thinking you need all sorts of expensive equipment.

A friend actually loaned me a Sata digital gun for this job and I actually chickened out using it as I wasn't familiar with it and didn't want to paint it a third time!
Hate it when the gun is smarter than I am!:screwup:

Chevrolaine
11-08-2011, 10:47:21 PM
Car is looking great!!! Those clips you need for the headlight bezels can be bought from several vendors, but I got mine from Classic Industries. I don't have the receipt in front of me our I'd give you a part number. But they were pretty easy to find on their website.

Thanks! I've looked at many places but that's one that I didn't.;)


Im suprised you didnt round the spoiler stripes off.. What reason did you choose not to do that?

Mainly because I went with a black outline stripe and I wanted it to flow right into the blacked out tail panel, and being that some were like that from the factory I figured why not. If I had done a white outline I probaly would have but I like to change things up a bit.


Good work on the grille. I had thought of doing something like that using Daniel's technique on fixing dash tabs. I don't remember exactly what he used but I know it held up well in the pics he posted. Car is looking fantastic.
Thanks! I've had good luck with that 3M stuff and it actually dried up nice and hard. I think it'll be fine.

Your car is gonna be sweet when your done!!!
Thanks Mark, it's coming along!

olstyle
11-08-2011, 11:00:58 PM
Looking real sweet Laine!!! :bowtie:

green 1977
11-08-2011, 11:06:02 PM
Wow..... On to mantling!!!!!
It will be moving under its own power in no time;)

2ndgenhunter
11-08-2011, 11:19:38 PM
Nice car Laine. I like the black tailpanel with the orange and white. You going black interior? It should be real sharp when together.

Good luck on your BBC swap,

Jamie

jimstonemaker
11-09-2011, 12:28:48 AM
Hi Laine,

I found some of the plastic clips at a Lowes store in hardware, they have an automotive bin. Not every Lowes has the same items, but worth a shot.

hump229
11-09-2011, 01:23:43 AM
Great work, looks very good!
Hump

Chevrolaine
11-09-2011, 02:59:33 AM
Looking real sweet Laine!!! :bowtie:
Thanks Guy! Think the wifey is likin her new ride also!

Wow..... On to mantling!!!!!
LOL "Mantling" is a blast! Great word!:cool:

Nice car Laine. I like the black tailpanel with the orange and white. You going black interior? It should be real sharp when together.

Good luck on your BBC swap,
Thanks Jamie. Gonna be pretty much stock black interior but with Houndstooth Black/White inserts in the seats. I'd love to do the whole interior in white but that should break it up a little. Love white interiors!

Hi Laine,
I found some of the plastic clips at a Lowes store in hardware, they have an automotive bin. Not every Lowes has the same items, but worth a shot.
That's great to hear, I'll check it out! Thanks Jim.

Great work, looks very good!
Thanks Hump, appreciate it!

Caveman Tiny
11-09-2011, 02:59:55 AM
Awesome build Laine. I've been taking my time going through your thread. I'm impressed. Can't wait to see the finished product.:bowtie:

Chevrolaine
11-09-2011, 03:05:33 AM
Got the hunk of iron all cleaned and primed. Ordered a new oil pan for it, gotta take the intake and pulleys and all the brackets and sandblast em. Think it's gonna look just fine!
My first ever Big Block car!:cool:

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-04110136.jpg

Started putting on the window channels also. Found this foam at Ace that works quite well on these pieces.:happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-08102403.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-08103932.jpg

Chevrolaine
11-09-2011, 03:06:43 AM
Awesome build Laine. I've been taking my time going through your thread. I'm impressed. Can't wait to see the finished product.:bowtie:

Thanks Tiny, I can't either! Been a looooong 3 years!:(

ezetorr37
11-09-2011, 08:44:26 AM
Like you car! Awesome job!

Ezekiel

Chevrolaine
11-09-2011, 11:05:39 AM
Like you car! Awesome job!

Ezekiel

Thanks!:happy:

Chevrolaine
11-13-2011, 09:18:44 PM
Got my sill plate covers painted with Dupli color truck bed coating. (had it around).
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-12130446.jpg

Started painting the trunk also. Spayed it first with the truck bed coating then the gray/white spatter paint.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-12142654.jpg

Primed and Painted all my new fuel and vapor lines.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-13133944.jpg

Chevrolaine
11-13-2011, 09:31:11 PM
OK, gotta admit it - today gave me a chubby and a half!
Got the engine ready to go!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-13100852.jpg

Loaded it up...
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-13101058.jpg

Hung her up....

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-13103137.jpg

And started to drop her in!!:happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-13103540.jpg

GOD IT LOOKS GOOD SITTIN IN THERE!!:eek: Don't mind the nasty valve covers and intake, they'll be switched.;)
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-13112841.jpg

All that weight brought the front end down to where I was hoping....LOW!:cool:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-13111949.jpg

LtRsZ
11-13-2011, 11:09:01 PM
aww yes, I remember my first big block. Enjoy! Great work. It must be getting pretty cold up there.

olstyle
11-13-2011, 11:15:35 PM
Fantastic Laine, great progress! :bowtie:

motionwannabe
11-13-2011, 11:29:22 PM
Looks good Laine. Nice Job:bowtie:

Chevrolaine
11-14-2011, 12:30:17 AM
aww yes, I remember my first big block. Enjoy! Great work. It must be getting pretty cold up there.

Beautiful today and the week ahead looks OK for November also!:happy:

Fantastic Laine, great progress!
Thanks Guy, I love seeing parts disappear off the shelves!

Looks good Laine. Nice Job
Thanks, can't wait til spring.:bowtie:

green 1977
11-14-2011, 07:59:51 AM
Wow... You were busy Laine.... that's coming together very nicely;)

Chevrolaine
11-14-2011, 10:48:36 AM
Wow... You were busy Laine.... that's coming together very nicely;)

At this point, I'm taking Guy's approach and trying to get SOMETHING done every day. Think it's the only way to finish it by spring!:) Thanks

Keizer
11-14-2011, 10:52:41 AM
Everything looks great! Why are you going to change the valve covers? I think they look good.

Chevrolaine
11-14-2011, 11:00:05 AM
Everything looks great! Why are you going to change the valve covers? I think they look good.

Thanks Doug, They're actually quite pitted and dented. just doesn't show up that well in the pics.
I'm going with these and a black crinkle coated intake.
http://www.jegs.com/i/GM-Performance/809/12495488/10002/-1

masparks
11-14-2011, 01:21:51 PM
That big block looks so fine sitting in there!!! I bet your done before spring gets here again!! Keep plugging away.

Caveman Tiny
11-14-2011, 02:33:54 PM
Thanks Doug, They're actually quite pitted and dented. just doesn't show up that well in the pics.
I'm going with these and a black crinkle coated intake.
http://www.jegs.com/i/GM-Performance/809/12495488/10002/-1

Those look nice Laine. I like the wrinkle black. When I get around to cleaning up my engine bay I want to get away from the chrome parts and go with something like that.

2ndgenhunter
11-14-2011, 02:49:18 PM
OMG! Its got an engine and trans! Nice work Laine. Looks like you should hit your spring deadline with ease.

I'm with ya on the white interiors too. I had a 71 Roadrunner, White on white 340 4spd 3.91 sure grip. Wish I would have never sold it!

Jamie

Caveman Tiny
11-14-2011, 03:05:11 PM
OMG! Its got an engine and trans! Nice work Laine. Looks like you should hit your spring deadline with ease.

I'm with ya on the white interiors too. I had a 71 Roadrunner, White on white 340 4spd 3.91 sure grip. Wish I would have never sold it!

Jamie

That sounds pretty nice Jamie, as Mopar's go.:rolleyes: J/K, my dad was a Mopar man. I have some fond childhood memories in his.

Chevrolaine
11-14-2011, 03:48:56 PM
That big block looks so fine sitting in there!!! I bet your done before spring gets here again!! Keep plugging away.

That's the plan. It would be cool to have it done in April sometime so I can just sit in it and smile for another month! lol

Those look nice Laine. I like the wrinkle black. When I get around to cleaning up my engine bay I want to get away from the chrome parts and go with something like that.
Had a hard time deciding which route to go with it, stock or restification. lol
Also trying to keep the same blk/wht/org them in the engine compartment so those should work well.

OMG! Its got an engine and trans! Nice work Laine. Looks like you should hit your spring deadline with ease.
Kinda shocked here also! lol:cool:

Chevrolaine
11-14-2011, 03:54:51 PM
Got the floorboard painted today with truckbed liner.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-14111112.jpg

Put the clamp down on my grille with the new trim around it.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-14110511.jpg

Driverside door and roofrail weatherstripping is on.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-14111314.jpg

Gotta hate when this crap happens!:mad: It actually broke as I was taking the nut OFF as I put em on there when storing it. Doesn't appear it fits the new tail panel that well anyways so I got some work to do there.:(
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-14113658.jpg

earlysecond
11-14-2011, 04:38:27 PM
Laine,

I did a half a$$ed fix on that piece years ago. I broke the repop while installing it, drilled out the studs and bolted with appropriate Stainless Steel machine screws. It is not readily seen PLUS when you lose the trunk key you can unscrew the screws to get it open and get to the cylinder.

That "fix" is not for everybody but it served me well! haha

Keizer
11-14-2011, 06:16:25 PM
Gotta hate when this crap happens!:mad: It actually broke as I was taking the nut OFF as I put em on there when storing it. Doesn't appear it fits the new tail panel that well anyways so I got some work to do there.:(
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-14113658.jpg

I bought that piece new from Classic for my 73. The first thing I did was thread the studs with a thread die. Then I used stainless nuts and lock washers. I heard about those studs breaking, so I eliminated the problem.

Rumpity_z28
11-14-2011, 08:16:27 PM
ya know the metal is weak when a speed nut breaks it off man that bites, atleast you know that you can get a replacement.

Chevrolaine
11-14-2011, 10:31:41 PM
Laine,

I did a half a$$ed fix on that piece years ago. I broke the repop while installing it, drilled out the studs and bolted with appropriate Stainless Steel machine screws. It is not readily seen PLUS when you lose the trunk key you can unscrew the screws to get it open and get to the cylinder.

That "fix" is not for everybody but it served me well! haha

That's actually not a bad idea. I only got junk in my trunk anyways!

Doug, I'm kinda surprised the cheap crap didn't break as you were threading it!

Keizer
11-14-2011, 10:36:44 PM
Doug, I'm kinda surprised the cheap crap didn't break as you were threading it!

Lots of cutting oil, sharp die, and patience. I was more afraid of it breaking afterward as I tightened it in place.

clay's70
11-14-2011, 10:55:12 PM
Lookin' good Laine!!!

Chevrolaine
11-15-2011, 03:29:33 PM
Thanks Clay,

Ugh, just realized I may have sent my engine and light harness away with the 69 I sold a few weeks ago!:screwup: :mad:
Can't find it anywhere and I remember putting one in the 69 as I was loading the parts into it, just thought it was the one for that car though.
Gotta tear the barn apart....

clay's70
11-15-2011, 07:30:27 PM
Ugh, just realized I may have sent my engine and light harness away with the 69 ....

I hate it when that happens :mad:

green 1977
11-15-2011, 08:45:35 PM
Hey I know where you can get another 69......;) :p

Chevrolaine
11-15-2011, 10:28:30 PM
Hey I know where you can get another 69......;) :p
I'd rather you know where I can get another harness....smart a$$! :p

If anyone has a Turbo 400 crossmember laying around, that would be handy also...

Philly
11-15-2011, 10:29:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2HBdRCroks

Nice job!

Chevrolaine
11-15-2011, 10:31:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2HBdRCroks

Nice job!

LMAO Thanks:crazy:

green 1977
11-15-2011, 11:24:49 PM
Laine check with Rich (hoov81). .... He may have the parts you need

81forme
11-15-2011, 11:33:37 PM
car is looking great, love the paint job orange and white always look good together. keep up the excellent work:bowtie:

Chevrolaine
11-16-2011, 02:05:28 AM
car is looking great, love the paint job orange and white always look good together. keep up the excellent work:bowtie:

Thanks!:bowtie:

Been there, Done that Harry.;)

Caveman Tiny
11-16-2011, 10:38:27 AM
Thanks Clay,

Ugh, just realized I may have sent my engine and light harness away with the 69 I sold a few weeks ago!:screwup: :mad:
Can't find it anywhere and I remember putting one in the 69 as I was loading the parts into it, just thought it was the one for that car though.
Gotta tear the barn apart....

Yikes! Sorry to hear that.:screwup:

Chevrolaine
11-17-2011, 02:50:26 PM
Finished installing the rest of the door weatherstripping yesterday.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-16105558.jpg

I used the Metro brand. Pretty happy with the fit.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-16105608.jpg

One part that sucked is the new stuff is so sticky. When I did the driver side, I shut the door and let it sit overnight. Opening it the next day was a real challenge as the rubber where it meets at the roof rail and the door were sticking together...BAD! :mad: Got it apart slowly but it pulled away from the jamb a bit so I had to re-glue that.

I put some baby oil on the surfaces and it made the door shut much easier but actually did the same thing with sticking, just not as bad.:screwup:

When I did the passenger side, I got out the trusty ol Baby Powder instead...
Works great! Hopefully it'll absorb some of the sticky residue in the seals and should look normal eventually.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-16110836.jpg

Caveman Tiny
11-17-2011, 03:37:27 PM
Laine,

What about silicone lubricant spray? Do you think that would help or hurt matters? I'm a couple of weeks away from installing my seals.

Chevrolaine
11-17-2011, 03:42:42 PM
Laine,

What about silicone lubricant spray? Do you think that would help or hurt matters? I'm a couple of weeks away from installing my seals.

It may work, I was just using what I had on hand. Other mfg's may not have an issue at all with sticking.

Chevrolaine
11-21-2011, 10:32:53 PM
Yikes! Sorry to hear that.:screwup:

WOOT! Found my wiring harnesses buried under crap!! That is all. :D :D

clay's70
11-21-2011, 10:38:38 PM
WOOT! Found my wiring harnesses buried under crap!! That is all. :D :D

I love it when that happens!! :cool:

green 1977
11-21-2011, 11:39:24 PM
Congrats on finding the harness.... Is it installed yet:p

wookie
11-22-2011, 12:05:34 AM
Good job on finding the harness! Sigh of relief huh?

ffshu
11-22-2011, 12:32:07 AM
Laine your car looks awsome. You have just made me realize as I just read your whole post is that I probably got another two years before I'm there. I've got my subframe out and already done, now working on the firewall and floor pans.

Time and money.:)

Chevrolaine
11-22-2011, 01:51:13 AM
I love it when that happens!! :cool:
Me too!:happy:

Congrats on finding the harness.... Is it installed yet?
Shaddup! I did a bunch of sandblasting on parts today. Gotta rewrap the harness.

Good job on finding the harness! Sigh of relief huh?
You ain't kidding, Like finding $300.00!:happy: Glad I didn't find one at the swapmeet we went to Saturday. That woulda sucked.:screwup:

Laine your car looks awsome. You have just made me realize as I just read your whole post is that I probably got another two years before I'm there. I've got my subframe out and already done, now working on the firewall and floor pans.
Thanks, I appreciate it. You musta been really bored! lol
Two years will fly by, keep on it!!:cool: :bowtie:

Chevrolaine
12-01-2011, 02:48:12 PM
Time to clean up the intake.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-21105632.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-21105618.jpg

All better, gonna open up the ports and polish em to match the heads, then paint it with black wrinkle finish.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-21114219.jpg

As I said above, for peace of mind I ended up taking the heads off and I'm having a shop rebuild em and port and polish em. :D
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-29110526.jpg

Chevrolaine
12-01-2011, 02:56:12 PM
I also blasted the manifolds. It was my intention to use these but now with the work being done to the engine I may reconsider and go back to headers to let her breath a bit better.:confused:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-21112537.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-21114208.jpg

Started taking the bracketry off the truck radiator also. I'll most likely get a correct radiator eventually but this is the one that came in the truck with the engine and I know it cools it so I'll use it for now. And it's the perfect width.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-29113139.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-29113831.jpg

Undercoated the backside of my rear bumper as I've heard these repops rust quickly if you don't.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-29111326.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-29115619.jpg

LtRsZ
12-01-2011, 05:42:29 PM
Looks like the radiator is repaired and still leaking.

Chevrolaine
01-01-2012, 02:13:43 PM
Looks like the radiator is repaired and still leaking.

Actually those are just leftover deposits that were behind the bracket I took off. The radiator is good.....but it's about an inch off from fitting on the pads so Santa brought me this one. :D

Engineered Cooling Products, even the dog likes it.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02614.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02615.jpg
I think I likey!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02617.jpg

Got tired of working on the body one day and did an interior project.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-12-10131230.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-12-10131833.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-12-10132410.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-12-10133043.jpg

Now i wish I could find my sail panels. Amazing how things disappear in 3 years.:mad:

Chevrolaine
01-01-2012, 02:18:08 PM
Got my trunk all done and spatter coated.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02619.jpg

I'm changing the interior from all black to White and black with houndstooth inserts so I started playing with my guage bezel to tie it in with the rest of the Black/Wht/Org theme on the entire car. Here it's painted white, next I'll paint some black around the guage pods and outline in silver.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02623-1.jpg

Chevrolaine
01-01-2012, 02:20:16 PM
Anybody tried using headlight restoration cleaners on the clear dash bezel?

Keizer
01-01-2012, 02:21:29 PM
Everything is looking really good. :bowtie:

green 1977
01-01-2012, 03:17:57 PM
Santa was good to you, Laine!!!

clay's70
01-01-2012, 04:31:17 PM
You go Laine!!

masparks
01-01-2012, 04:56:13 PM
Car is looking awsome Laine.

Philly
01-01-2012, 06:20:49 PM
Nice job Laine.

green 1977
01-01-2012, 06:25:22 PM
Anybody tried using headlight restoration cleaners on the clear dash bezel?IIRC Terry did

Chevrolaine
01-01-2012, 11:02:02 PM
Thanks guys.
Also got my 350 cross member swapped around to a 400 one by simply reversing the mount plate.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-12-09142222.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-12-09142431.jpg

Got the emergency brake cable bracket welded back on the new floorboard also.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-12-09145309.jpg

Puppy's happy as long as she's got a pillow!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-12-08105038.jpg

Chevrolaine
01-08-2012, 04:59:24 PM
Just playing with blocks today....Big Blocks!:D
Had a local shop go through my heads and match the ports to the gaskets.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-07110625.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-07110645.jpg

Now it was my turn match the intake to the heads. Never done this before but the guy assured me it was quite easy.:confused:
The tools of the trade.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-08130145.jpg
Coat of black paint of black paint over the ports, then I scribed a line around the gasket.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-08124838.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-08124852.jpg

Cool, this isn't bad at all.:cool:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-08130202.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-08133222.jpg

Chevrolaine
01-08-2012, 05:01:31 PM
Should make an improvement.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-08133206.jpg

Also cleaned off the top of the pistons.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-07141250.jpg

Hoping to have a running car by the end of the month!:D :D :D

Quikzilver
01-08-2012, 05:32:16 PM
Nice!!!

green 1977
01-08-2012, 06:50:30 PM
Hoping to have a running car by the end of the month!:D :D :DJanuary 2012????:D :D

LtRsZ
01-08-2012, 10:54:09 PM
Carefull with the bullwinkel sheets. They may also be collectable some day.

Chevrolaine
01-08-2012, 11:00:21 PM
January 2012????:D :D
God willing buddy!:cool:

Chevrolaine
01-08-2012, 11:01:28 PM
Carefull with the bullwinkel sheets. They may also be collectable some day.

LMAO, I've got all the kids old sheets..and even some when I was a kid!:o

LtRsZ
01-08-2012, 11:08:18 PM
Yea my mom still has this old "gone with the wind" towel from before I was even born I'm sure.

ronscam
01-14-2012, 04:02:02 AM
Just read your thread.Great work you have done, car's looking very nice! Makes me want to keep at mine thats for sure!

Chevrolaine
01-14-2012, 08:24:53 PM
Just read your thread.Great work you have done, car's looking very nice! Makes me want to keep at mine thats for sure!
Thanks, you should!!

Chevrolaine
01-14-2012, 08:28:12 PM
Put down my FatMat today. :D
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02624.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02625.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02626.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02627.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02628.jpg

And a little sneak peak of the power plant.:D
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02629.jpg

green 1977
01-14-2012, 08:32:49 PM
That is really looking sharp, Laine.... I can't wait to see it in person;)

harbone66
01-14-2012, 08:32:51 PM
Thats looking great Laine! We are gonna have to get together for a car show or cruise in this year when you get it done. Our cars will look like book ends!

Chevrolaine
01-14-2012, 10:25:34 PM
That is really looking sharp, Laine.... I can't wait to see it in person;)
Trust me, I can't wait to show it to you in person! The car that is...
Thanks Harry.

Chevrolaine
01-14-2012, 10:26:24 PM
Thats looking great Laine! We are gonna have to get together for a car show or cruise in this year when you get it done. Our cars will look like book ends!
That would be awesome. Hope we can arrange that!:cool: Thanks

FlaJunkie
01-14-2012, 11:34:09 PM
Looking great!

POS71RS
01-27-2012, 04:13:45 PM
Wow.. apparently I've missed this thread for a LONG TIME.

You have done some incredible work... I love it.


http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-08-03111634.jpg

this killed me. I was laughing my ass off... but... cringing too. I don't have the fortitude you do, I would have just left it and been disappointed.

Very nice!

biendog
01-27-2012, 07:30:35 PM
Should make an improvement.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-08133206.jpg

Also cleaned off the top of the pistons.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-01-07141250.jpg

Hoping to have a running car by the end of the month!:D :D :D
I'm no mechanic by any stretch so I'm gonna ask a dumb question.Why clean the pistons?I'm just curious,not critical by any means?

Chevrolaine
01-27-2012, 10:40:08 PM
Wow.. apparently I've missed this thread for a LONG TIME.

You have done some incredible work... I love it.



this killed me. I was laughing my ass off... but... cringing too. I don't have the fortitude you do, I would have just left it and been disappointed.

Very nice!

LOL Thank You, but I'm pretty easy to miss to a lot of people on here!

I had to say that word again today when we were putting my headers on and found a stripped bolt hole. Tried fixing it but didn't have enough room to get a right angle drill in there so I had to pull the head off!:mad:

I appreciate the comments!

Chevrolaine
01-27-2012, 10:43:51 PM
I'm no mechanic by any stretch so I'm gonna ask a dumb question.Why clean the pistons?I'm just curious,not critical by any means?

No reason in particular, just seemed like a good idea to remove all the built up carbon deposits on the tops of em. Can't hurt, right?

Hope to get a lot of stuff buttoned up this coming week. The UPS and FedX drivers are becoming my new best friends lately and I have a ton of stuff to bolt on.

Besides, I told Harry I hope to have it running by months end and I know he'll chime in if I don't!:crazy:

clay's70
01-27-2012, 10:59:04 PM
Lanie--she's looking good!!

Chevrolaine
03-03-2012, 11:41:08 PM
Soo, we been piddlin around and managed to get the powerplant pretty much done.:happy: A few odds and ends here and there but we plan to fire it up NLT next weekend. WOOT!

Power Brakes - Check!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02653.jpg

New Radiator - Check!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02660.jpg

Hedman Ceramic Coated Hedders - Check!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02654.jpg

Sweet valve covers - Check!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02648.jpg

Washer Bottle - Check!
For the life of me I couldn't find anyone that had a simple washer bottle in stock for a 72 so I just bought an earlier one and made some simple little mounts. I like how it turned out.:happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02650.jpg

Alternator - Check!
Plan on painting this black also and adding the chrome fan and pulley I just bought off George. (Orange71)
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02649.jpg

Chevrolaine
03-03-2012, 11:44:20 PM
Add all that up and it's looking almost complete again. iHappy!:D
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02655.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02656.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02662.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02663.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02664.jpg

harbone66
03-03-2012, 11:46:38 PM
Looking good Laine!

Keizer
03-03-2012, 11:50:25 PM
Right on! :bowtie:

clay's70
03-04-2012, 06:09:07 AM
Looking good Laine!

Yea Lanie--B U T FULL!!

Caveman Tiny
03-04-2012, 07:04:04 AM
That engine bay looks awesome Laine!

green 1977
03-04-2012, 08:10:17 AM
Very Very nice Laine:cool: :cool:

protour73
03-04-2012, 08:18:04 AM
psssst Laine ........ there's dust on those headers, please attend to that, PRONTO!!! ;)

Lookin good!!

FlaJunkie
03-04-2012, 09:36:20 AM
If it's TOO clean, you may not be able to drive it! ;)

ezetorr37
03-04-2012, 09:47:14 AM
Nice and clean! Looking good!

Ezekiel

olstyle
03-04-2012, 09:57:41 AM
AWESOME!!! looks great :bowtie:

Orange71
03-04-2012, 11:22:08 AM
Very nice looking engine bay! :cool:

Chevrolaine
03-04-2012, 11:48:12 AM
psssst Laine ........ there's dust on those headers, please attend to that, PRONTO!!! ;)

Lookin good!!

LOL There's dust on everything, I hate it! Can't wait for it to warm up so I can pull it outside and rinse everything off. Air hose just kicks up more dust.:(


Thank's guys, I'm tryin to keep up with ya'll. My Exhaust and driveshaft are up next this week. Finish up the rear axle lines on the brakes and they'll be done.
Gettin closer!!:D

Things would go a lot smoother if repop parts would actually fit!:mad: :mad:

masparks
03-04-2012, 07:34:54 PM
Beautiful work man car is going to be awhsome when your done!

Philly
03-04-2012, 07:44:31 PM
Beauty!! Great Job Laine. :bowtie:

Chevrolaine
03-04-2012, 09:56:30 PM
Thanks Mark and Philly, stay tuned!!:bowtie:

Philly
03-04-2012, 11:49:47 PM
Tuned?..been subscribed for a long time dood.

Chevrolaine
03-04-2012, 11:52:04 PM
Tuned?..been subscribed for a long time dood.

LOL I know you have...and thanks. I meant stay tuned for further developments!;)

motionwannabe
03-05-2012, 11:08:53 AM
Here you can see the ripples in the door. I've seen worse at shows but I just couldn't spend three years doing this and send it out looking like that.:screwup:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-08-03085830.jpg

So out came the DA and longboard again....
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-08-03111647.jpg


I actually feel good about this now that I started again.:happy:

I'm just looking at it as a VERY EXPENSIVE GUIDE COAT!!! lol:crazy:
Laine I can totally relate to the expensive guide coat comment. Im currently doing a 74 F250 High Boy. I put 2 new FORD bedsides on it and they are full of waves. I couldnt see or feel them before paint but afterwards I could have surfed on the damn thing. Its Bright Dark Blue Metallic and it wasnt cheap.As I was using it as a guide coat it made me sick. Oh well like you said I feel alot better about it now:bowtie:

Philly
03-05-2012, 01:24:20 PM
Well ..it might be expensive but no one will ever say you didnt take pride in your work...lol

newschool72
03-05-2012, 02:25:12 PM
Beautiful build, sir! I just spent the last hour scanning your thread. Impressive!

Chevrolaine
03-05-2012, 03:24:48 PM
Laine I can totally relate to the expensive guide coat comment. Im currently doing a 74 F250 High Boy. I put 2 new FORD bedsides on it and they are full of waves. I couldnt see or feel them before paint but afterwards I could have surfed on the damn thing. Its Bright Dark Blue Metallic and it wasnt cheap.As I was using it as a guide coat it made me sick. Oh well like you said I feel alot better about it now:bowtie:


Thanks, yes it sucks and I should have known better as it's far from my first resto.:screwup:
Oh well, do it twice and do it right!:happy:


Well ..it might be expensive but no one will ever say you didnt take pride in your work...lol
Only those on here will ever know it happened!:crazy:

Beautiful build, sir! I just spent the last hour scanning your thread. Impressive!
Thank You, Hope I didn't bore you too much!
Really wish it had an LS like yours though!;)

newschool72
03-05-2012, 04:02:01 PM
Naw, didnt bore me at all. It just reminded me of when i was putting mine together AND made me kick myself for not taking alot of build pics. We ran into alot of the same issues along the way, like painting twice and dash pad problems
I started to do the same thing you did with the dash.Great mi.....well old folks think alike. I wound up tearing the pad off my shell and fiberglassing it to give it a modern molded look. It just kinda blends into the metal part of the dash now. I really like how yours turned out. Gives it a racey look and either way you do it, its a he!! of a lot cheaper than those $400 repop dashes!:eek:

stafs05
03-12-2012, 09:56:10 AM
Hello, thank you for sharing your project. I have to do the same welding as you have done. Your project looks great. Shawn

Chevrolaine
03-12-2012, 10:33:18 AM
Hello, thank you for sharing your project. I have to do the same welding as you have done. Your project looks great. Shawn

Thanks, have fun! Should have more pics this week.;)

GreenMachineRS
03-13-2012, 01:22:47 AM
Chevrolaine-

where you at in Illinois? Great car, impressive!

Mike

Chevrolaine
03-13-2012, 02:08:47 AM
Chevrolaine-

where you at in Illinois? Great car, impressive!

Mike

I'm in the Rockford area. Thanks!!

Chevrolaine
03-17-2012, 02:24:36 AM
Started working on the exhaust finally.
I bought this dual with Flowmaster setup from Marty (Syborg) last year which he took off his current project.

It's got some surface rust from sitting awhile but overall is in excellent shape and I couldn't beat the price!;) Should allow me to spend some money in more needed areas til I buy a new setup.

He took it off in one piece as it's all fully welded and we managed to get it wrangled back when I had the rearend out. Kinda nice, just had to fab up some rear hangars and it was 90% done already!:happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02667.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02668.jpg

His car had the long tube headers on it so we had to come up with some downpipes for my Hedman Shorties. Went to a local Meineke and had them make up these for $20.00.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02666.jpg
We cut the end of the collectors off to weld up to the down pipes. Got one shot at this so it had to be right!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02669.jpg

Chevrolaine
03-17-2012, 02:28:30 AM
We measured about 4 times, cut once and welded it up.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02672.jpg

Ground down the inside welds.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02671.jpg

And by god it fit great! Love it when a plan comes together!:cool: :happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02675.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02674.jpg

Chevrolaine
03-17-2012, 02:30:39 AM
Bought a new throttle cable and fabbed up this neat bracket. It's an original one off of something with a longer leg added to the back that goes down to the intake for support.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02676.jpg

Chevrolaine
03-17-2012, 02:32:27 AM
Sooooooooo we have a full exhaust, a completed engine, a new throttle cable, gas in the tank, that can only mean one thing.............................

clay's70
03-17-2012, 06:48:52 AM
Laine, you push the pedal on the right--LOL

Exhaust looks great!!

green 1977
03-17-2012, 08:56:56 AM
Sooooooooo we have a full exhaust, a completed engine, a new throttle cable, gas in the tank, that can only mean one thing.............................Time for wifey to give it a test drive????:p

Chevrolaine
03-25-2012, 08:16:27 PM
Gotta a few goodies this week for the underside.:happy:

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-03-16095553.jpg

They sent a 7.5" cover so I had to send it back and exchange it.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-03-16095454.jpg

Found these neat little quick release bolts for the battery from Jegs. :cool:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-03-16095924.jpg

Chevrolaine
03-25-2012, 08:26:24 PM
Kamikaze has a set of Enkei 92's for sale that I really like but I just wasn't sure how they'd look on the car or any second gen for that matter and I couldn't find any pics except for the one that SolarGuy09 had as he's the original owner of the rims. Hard to tell in that pic also.

I then remembered that a friend had a similar set on his Turbo Buick so I borrowed them today to get an idea.
They actually look 10 times better than I thought they were gonna look...what do you think guys???:confused:

Sy's are a 15" rim with 60 series tires and these are 16" rims with a 50 series tire so keep that in mind.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-03-25100815.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-03-25100830.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-03-25150728.jpg

krabben1
03-25-2012, 10:45:46 PM
They look pretty sweet.

green 1977
03-26-2012, 07:57:27 AM
The car looks great Laine..... rim selection is tough... maybe that's why I have 3 sets:innocent: :innocent:

Alki73
03-26-2012, 03:29:12 PM
Love the car. Hate the wheels. They look like they belong on a Fiero to me.

Chevrolaine
03-26-2012, 03:34:30 PM
Love the car. Hate the wheels. They look like they belong on a Fiero to me.
Thanks. As far as the wheels, I've ruled those out and now have it narrowed down to these three choices....:confused:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/images.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/14501.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/14492.jpg

Alki73
03-26-2012, 03:37:47 PM
Can't go wrong with a classic look.

ronscam
04-06-2012, 07:44:11 PM
You did one hell of a job with that car, Nice work! As far as the Wheels go with the ones that make your heart go Boom Boom ..lol

Chevrolaine
04-09-2012, 02:25:38 PM
You did one hell of a job with that car, Nice work! As far as the Wheels go with the ones that make your heart go Boom Boom ..lol

LOL Thanks, but several of them do!!:confused:

protour73
04-09-2012, 07:54:07 PM
Dare to be different Laine......well, different than you already are!! LOL

I've never seen these before, Nice look!!

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/14501.jpg

Chevrolaine
04-09-2012, 10:50:21 PM
Dare to be different Laine......well, different than you already are!! LOL

I've never seen these before, Nice look!!


Pretty sure I'm going with those, but the wifey demands bling, so I'll probably get the polished ones.

I was sorta hoping you'd be upgrading to a nice set of Rushforths or something like all your Pro-Touring buddies have and I could buy yours on the cheap....:)

Chevrolaine
04-11-2012, 09:55:36 AM
Pluggin away....

Horns mounted.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-06173702.jpg

Got the front and rear glass installed. Danica Patricks Grandpa founded this company that still carries the name.:happy: :cool:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-04094820.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-04105925.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-04105914.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-04105950.jpg

Chevrolaine
04-11-2012, 10:39:56 AM
Started working on the interior finally! Love interior work as it feels like a project is finally wrapping up!:happy:
I lost my original cloth sail panels when I stored em in a car...that I junked.:mad:
Bought these plastic ones off a member on here and realized they're in a bit worse shape than I thought.

I actually had to scrape off all the top grain coating and sand them down to smooth.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-03110324.jpg

I then sprayed them with Dupli Color truck bed coating to give them a texture again.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-09112119.jpg

Put a coat of SEM Satin Black on the side panels as well.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-10094402.jpg

Chevrolaine
04-11-2012, 10:48:46 AM
I also wanted to change up the dash a bit and bring some white into it as the door panels will have a Blk/Wht houndstooth insert also. So I figured if I did the guages in white that should set it off nicely.

Watched Daniels (Guagemarks) video on how to remove the faces and it went quite well.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-02092419.jpg

Right up until the stem of the speedometer broke off while pulling the needle off.:mad: Daniel is coming to the rescue on this as well. Great Guy!!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-02091239.jpg

All gutted.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-02092355.jpg

It was at this point I stood back and thought crap, those are really nice faces to be painting over!:screwup:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-02100445.jpg
.

Chevrolaine
04-11-2012, 10:59:02 AM
Once I had the faces sanded smooth I primed them..
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-02100934.jpg

Then painted them with Satin white. I thought gloss might produce too much glare. Paint isn't dry in this pic.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-02111826.jpg

Painted the bezel Semi gloss black. Still need to outline the rings in silver.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-10095537.jpg

Should be getting the decals from Daniel next week and I'm gonna try to polish out the dullness of the clear.
Can't wait to see how this turns out!:cool:

Chevrolaine
04-11-2012, 11:12:29 AM
One thing that REALLY bothers me is the way the rear of the hood shuts...it don't!:mad:
Simply cannot figure this out other than maybe being some bad hinges but this is my 2nd set and both do the same thing.:confused:

Then I'm thinking it's still got sand in the hinges and the more I lubricate and blow off the pivot points the better it got but this is the best it gets.

Ideas?? Anyone??
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-10105552.jpg

protour73
04-11-2012, 10:23:34 PM
One thing that REALLY bothers me is the way the rear of the hood shuts...it don't!:mad:
Simply cannot figure this out other than maybe being some bad hinges but this is my 2nd set and both do the same thing.:confused:

Then I'm thinking it's still got sand in the hinges and the more I lubricate and blow off the pivot points the better it got but this is the best it gets.

Ideas?? Anyone??
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-04-10105552.jpgLaine, I had this same issue with my hood, maybe not quite that bad. Number one, you need to make sure those rear adjustable hood bumpers are all of the way down at first. My paint guy helped me with this, and I can't remember exactly, but I know it's something in reverse to logic. Like lowering the front of the hood hinges and actually raising the rear of the hinges. The go back and adjust those rear adjustable bumpers bit by bit. I hope that helps ;)

rydeer
04-11-2012, 10:33:04 PM
Actually you have to raise the front of the hinge and tip the rear of the hood down. This is a pivot point (the hinge) so think of it that way.

Chevrolaine
04-11-2012, 11:16:50 PM
Thanks Scott and Rydeer. I hear ya on the reverse logic and I actually had it quite good the first time I had it together months ago so I know I'll get it eventually. Confusing as hell.
Frustrating:mad: :(

Chevrolaine
04-16-2012, 01:33:22 PM
Got the silver painted on the dash bezel. Took all of 5 minutes. :happy: Decals should be here from Daniel this week.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02684.jpg

Also started playing with the door panels. Thinking the Blk/Wht houndstooth is gonna look sweet.:cool: Just taped this in place to stare at it for awhile.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02687.jpg

harbone66
04-16-2012, 01:59:09 PM
Once the hood closes can you push it down the rest of the way in the back by hand?

Chevrolaine
04-16-2012, 02:31:06 PM
Once the hood closes can you push it down the rest of the way in the back by hand?

No, I couldn't Chris. Looked at it a bit and found that the passenger side hinge was not seating all the way up to the hood.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02695.jpg

The two verticals with the rounded end were actually hitting the hood, preventing it from sitting all the way down on the flat of the hinge.:eek:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02696.jpg

You can see here where it was actually scraping and dented the hood.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02697.jpg

We cut off about an 1/8" of those circular parts which helped tremendously.
I'm guessing it may just be a poorly molded hood.

This is where it's at now.http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02700.jpg

I can live with it but now I'm worried about something else...it's practically sitting on the wiper heads - without the wipers even on!:confused:
Hard to get a clear pic of it with the window glare.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02690.jpg

green 1977
04-16-2012, 02:46:28 PM
Are you able (shouldnt have too) put a shim between the hood and the hinge and still get enough adjustment on the fender end of the hinge



Still sucks:screwup:

harbone66
04-16-2012, 03:05:38 PM
Mine dont fit worth a crap either, still have strange gaps and the right front side seems to sit high even though its wasnt touching the bump stop. But they look cool!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Chevrolaine
04-16-2012, 03:14:20 PM
Are you able (shouldnt have too) put a shim between the hood and the hinge and still get enough adjustment on the fender end of the hinge
Still sucks:screwup:

No, the rear of the hinge is all the way down, the front of the hinge can't be moved without affecting the front gap.
I'll probably play with it all summer the put a stock hood on it next winter. Don't really like the look of the lines of these hoods on a second gen.

Chevrolaine
04-16-2012, 03:15:27 PM
Mine dont fit worth a crap either, still have strange gaps and the right front side seems to sit high even though its wasnt touching the bump stop. But they look cool!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Mine does the exact same thing on the left front side. (driver side):screwup:

Caveman Tiny
04-21-2012, 01:28:16 AM
Bezel looks good Laine.
I hate the PITA of trying to get hoods and deck lids lined up. That has been some of the hardest parts of my build. Good luck with it.

sevitz5
04-21-2012, 09:29:40 AM
My hood is the same...it was resting on the wiper posts without the arms on. I took all the wiper parts out....I figure I am not gonna drive in the rain anyways. Car is looking super.

Chevrolaine
04-21-2012, 10:45:37 AM
Bezel looks good Laine.
I hate the PITA of trying to get hoods and deck lids lined up. That has been some of the hardest parts of my build. Good luck with it.

My hood is the same...it was resting on the wiper posts without the arms on. I took all the wiper parts out....I figure I am not gonna drive in the rain anyways. Car is looking super.

Thanks guys. Don't quite know what the hell they were thinking with the design of that hood.:screwup:
Good to hear I'm not the only one that has the same issue.

krabben1
04-21-2012, 12:32:28 PM
I went thru the same thing,lol.I actually made aluminum shims at one point,to go between the hood and hinge.They were 1/8" I believe.It did correct the the problems of it sitting right/binding on the pivot point.
You can always CUT THAT HOOD UP!!Like I did and weld it onto a stocker.Your prolly at the point of disgust(like I was)with it.

FlaJunkie
04-21-2012, 01:41:39 PM
I'll probably play with it all summer the put a stock hood on it next winter. Don't really like the look of the lines of these hoods on a second gen.Amen. Keep it stock! :bowtie:

bob licher
04-28-2012, 02:17:16 PM
Got the floorboard painted today with truckbed liner.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-14111112.jpg

Put the clamp down on my grille with the new trim around it.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-14110511.jpg

Driverside door and roofrail weatherstripping is on.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-14111314.jpg

Gotta hate when this crap happens!:mad: It actually broke as I was taking the nut OFF as I put em on there when storing it. Doesn't appear it fits the new tail panel that well anyways so I got some work to do there.:(
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2011-11-14113658.jpg
I tried the new one from classic, The original had threaded studs but the lock was punched out with damage to the bezel and the seet metal. I banged the metal back, but had to buy a new bezel and lock. I couldn't get the bezel to set right, and stripped the studs. So I cut them flat with a cut off wheel and drilled them out. then I went to the hardware store and mmost have a section of chrome bolt & screws I found some bolt with allens for a means of tighening they look like they were made for this application. Thanks Bob PS I can e-mail pics to any one, but I don't know how to post on this web site

Chevrolaine
04-28-2012, 11:20:51 PM
You can always CUT THAT HOOD UP!!Like I did and weld it onto a stocker.Your prolly at the point of disgust(like I was)with it.

Amen. Keep it stock.

Going to pick up a stock hood tomorrow.:happy:

Chevrolaine
04-28-2012, 11:23:12 PM
I tried the new one from classic, The original had threaded studs but the lock was punched out with damage to the bezel and the seet metal. I banged the metal back, but had to buy a new bezel and lock. I couldn't get the bezel to set right, and stripped the studs. So I cut them flat with a cut off wheel and drilled them out. then I went to the hardware store and mmost have a section of chrome bolt & screws I found some bolt with allens for a means of tighening they look like they were made for this application. Thanks Bob PS I can e-mail pics to any one, but I don't know how to post on this web site

I just ended up putting a countersunk screw in each corner. Looks good but probably not too secure if you have a screwdriver on ya. I can live with it. lol

Chevrolaine
05-02-2012, 04:01:26 PM
Got my Gaugemarks from Daniel a couple weeks ago and started on them.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02705.jpg

He also sent me a new speedcup for free and a new odometer as I wanted to start over at 000000.:happy:
You will not find better customer service! Dan IS the Man!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02707.jpg

As per his instructional video, this is a pretty straight forward process and was done in 30 minutes.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02706.jpg

Once I finished it looked as though I just finished a boatload of french fries or a set of gauges! lol:crazy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02709.jpg

I'm lovin the look! Totally accomplishes what I wanted by adding a bit of white to the dash to go with the seats.:cool: :happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02710.jpg

I had it all set to go in when I realized that I didn't calibrate the gauges so I sent Dan a message and he pointed me in the right direction. Don't forget to do this!
I also accidentally pinched the tach needle while putting the needle through the hole.:mad: This was probably the hardest part of the process. It comes out easy enough but was a bugger putting back in as it's the only needle that doesn't come off. Daniel said it most likely won't function properly now so I 'll probably send it to him to fix down the road.

krabben1
05-02-2012, 04:11:35 PM
That looks nice man.

FlaJunkie
05-02-2012, 04:30:17 PM
You did such a good job on the gauges...don't forget to reverse the shifter display.

What I mean is change the background to white with black outlined white letters...or not. Looks nice.

Chevrolaine
05-02-2012, 10:40:41 PM
You did such a good job on the gauges...don't forget to reverse the shifter display.

What I mean is change the background to white with black outlined white letters...or not. Looks nice.
Thanks,
Ya, I thought about that, and I thought about making it light up and say something being that it's not used. Think I'll do as you said and just reverse paint it.
I'd love to be able to make it work with my floor shifter. :cool: (aftermarket)

clay's70
05-02-2012, 10:47:59 PM
Laine, those gauges look great. Cool idea :)

Chevrolaine
05-03-2012, 02:05:05 AM
Laine, those gauges look great. Cool idea :)
Thanks, Appreciate it!!;)

Amigaboy
05-03-2012, 07:30:56 AM
this is gorgeous... I wish I lived in the states , so I could be around that kind of folks... in Croatia everybody is like : why are you fixing those rust buckets, why dont you buy yourself a new (VW, AUDI , BMW , RENAULT).... I hate cars without soul , and your car will be a thing of beauty and soul....

Jas0n
05-03-2012, 08:40:59 AM
this is gorgeous... I wish I lived in the states , so I could be around that kind of folks... in Croatia everybody is like : why are you fixing those rust buckets, why dont you buy yourself a new (VW, AUDI , BMW , RENAULT).... I hate cars without soul , and your car will be a thing of beauty and soul....

+^1 :bowtie:

77RS
05-03-2012, 09:28:17 AM
Laine, great job on the gauge restoration! You're one of only 2 or 3 customers that have used the black markings from Gauge Marks. I restored a set of gauges for a guy in New Zealand. He wanted white faces with black markings, but you're the only one I can think of that used the DIY pgk in black. Looks fabulous!!!!
Thanks again,
Daniel

harbone66
05-03-2012, 09:33:12 AM
that rocks!!!!!!!!!!!
are you going to use LED's for the lighting?

green 1977
05-03-2012, 09:33:53 AM
The gauges turned out real Nice, Laine;)

FlaJunkie
05-03-2012, 10:12:05 AM
Are you going to use LED's for the lighting?
I vote NO...I'll be changing mine back to regular lighting. I don't like the LED effect in the standard gauge package and I don't drive it enough at night to worry about the higher current, heat, etc. from the bulbs.

Just my opinion... :bowtie:

Chevrolaine
05-03-2012, 10:17:43 AM
this is gorgeous... I wish I lived in the states , so I could be around that kind of folks... in Croatia everybody is like : why are you fixing those rust buckets, why dont you buy yourself a new (VW, AUDI , BMW , RENAULT).... I hate cars without soul , and your car will be a thing of beauty and soul....

+^1

Thank you for the kind words gentlemen!

Chevrolaine
05-03-2012, 10:20:35 AM
Laine, great job on the gauge restoration! You're one of only 2 or 3 customers that have used the black markings from Gauge Marks. I restored a set of gauges for a guy in New Zealand. He wanted white faces with black markings, but you're the only one I can think of that used the DIY pgk in black. Looks fabulous!!!!
Thanks again,
Daniel

Thanks Daniel, I like how they almost look like an aftermarket gauge in the stock bezel at first glance. Couldn't be happier!
It was you that made it happen though!!:cool:

Chevrolaine
05-03-2012, 10:37:23 AM
that rocks!!!!!!!!!!!
are you going to use LED's for the lighting?

I vote NO...I'll be changing mine back to regular lighting. I don't like the LED effect in the standard gauge package and I don't drive it enough at night to worry about the higher current, heat, etc. from the bulbs.

No, sorta agree with Junkie on this one. Prefer not to do much night driving myself and when I do the last thing I'm looking at is the dash. lol

I did put the 40% brighter Sylvania's in it though. I'll put up some dash pics once I get the steering wheel on.

Thanks guys.

FlaJunkie
05-03-2012, 10:45:20 AM
I did put the 40% brighter Sylvania's in it though.
What was the part number for them?

dirtmod08
05-03-2012, 11:23:21 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb241/dirtmod08/product_photo-large_image-81.jpg

About @$180 ea., $100 cheaper than E.T.'s. Also come in polished.
http://www.rocketracingwheels.com/rocket-fuel-series/c29

Chevrolaine
05-03-2012, 12:49:58 PM
I hate the curved spoke on those, looks too much like a torqthrust which I despise! Lol
I do like the Rocket Booster though.

dirtmod08
05-03-2012, 02:35:43 PM
I hate the curved spoke on those, looks too much like a torqthrust which I despise! Lol
I do like the Rocket Booster though.
That's a strong word.:crazy:

Chevrolaine
05-03-2012, 02:57:34 PM
That's a strong word.:crazy:

LOL Almost hate em more than Rosie O! Waaaay too many out there.

Made the new black piece for the heater controls today.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02714.jpg

Also started on my door panels. Replacing the black vinyl material part with a cloth houndstooth material.
Bought some 3 mil Sintra board for the new backing.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-05-02091250.jpg

Traced them out.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-05-02091955.jpg

Then cut them out.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-05-02101137.jpg

Clips installed.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-05-02104542.jpg

Have to order some spray adhesive for the material and I should be good to go.

Chevrolaine
05-03-2012, 02:59:34 PM
What was the part number for them?

Mmmm, not sure. I'll find out though! Painted the center gear indicator a bit ago!;)

Caveman Tiny
05-03-2012, 05:36:20 PM
Where do you get the sintra board? That is a great idea.

Chevrolaine
05-03-2012, 10:30:12 PM
Where do you get the sintra board? That is a great idea.

I get it from a local plastics supplier. May also check with local sign shops in your area as they use it alot.
I'm also checking on reproducing these pre-cut to sell.

FlaJunkie
05-03-2012, 11:06:02 PM
Mmmm, not sure. I'll find out though! Painted the center gear indicator a bit ago!;)
Sylvania 168ST or 194ST?

Caveman Tiny
05-04-2012, 12:01:02 AM
I get it from a local plastics supplier. May also check with local sign shops in your area as they use it alot.
I'm also checking on reproducing these pre-cut to sell.

Cool deal. Thanks for the info.

Chevrolaine
05-04-2012, 01:30:22 AM
Sylvania 168ST or 194ST?

194's

mgoad1971
05-11-2012, 06:10:20 PM
Thanks,
Ya, I thought about that, and I thought about making it light up and say something being that it's not used. Think I'll do as you said and just reverse paint it.
I'd love to be able to make it work with my floor shifter. :cool: (aftermarket)
Painters Pens will work great on the lettering!!! I did mine real quick to match my gauges and it makes a huge difference!! Don't mean to hijack your thread!!
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h365/mgoad1971/100_2373.jpg

Chevrolaine
05-23-2012, 01:32:42 PM
Painters Pens will work great on the lettering!!! I did mine real quick to match my gauges and it makes a huge difference!! Don't mean to hijack your thread!!

No problem. Took Junkies advice and painted mine also. Got the dash pretty much wrapped up except for the radio. Everything but the turn signals and wipers actually work. Not sure what's goin on there.:(
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02820.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02821.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02822.jpg

Got a little more done on my Ed Nash inspired door panels.;) Glued the fabric down and stretched it around.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02823.jpg

Totally happy with the way they're turning out. Think it'll look nice with the white seats.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02824.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/DSC02825.jpg

Chevrolaine
05-23-2012, 01:42:27 PM
This morning I went out and tore the rear seats apart.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-05-23095133.jpg

The foam is in great shape so that's money that can go elsewhere.:happy:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-05-23101355.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-05-23092759.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-05-23093818.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/2012-05-23095014.jpg

And I finally made a decision on the wheels. I wanted a black or gray center rim as I hate cleaning wheels but the wifey wanted bling. Being the car is for her guess who won?:rolleyes: :crazy:

After thinking about it though, I have a set of the factory Z wheels which are gray so I guess I didn't really need two sets that are almost the same looking. Now I can switch it up sometimes.

Cragar Eliminator 500S series in Polished aluminum with BFG T/A's will be here Friday.:cool: Being that I have a crapload of sign vinyl on hand I may get creative with the color of the inner spokes on these at times.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q218/lanogr8/72%20Camaro/crr-500p571242_w.jpg

FlaJunkie
05-23-2012, 03:13:47 PM
Please tell me you blasted those seat springs or at least coated them with Rustoleum! :eek:

harbone66
05-23-2012, 03:23:19 PM
Looking good Laine! You have inspired me to do a white set of gauges. i already have a spare cluster coming (so I dont have to tear mine back out right now) and talked to Daniel about the letters.
I love that houndstooth on the door panels, dare to be different!!!
Did you stitch those tucks in or glue them down?

Chevrolaine
05-23-2012, 03:39:30 PM
Please tell me you blasted those seat springs or at least coated them with Rustoleum! :eek:

Gonna spray em with Dupli Color Truck bed coating. Love that stuff!

Chevrolaine
05-23-2012, 03:41:07 PM
Looking good Laine! You have inspired me to do a white set of gauges. i already have a spare cluster coming (so I dont have to tear mine back out right now) and talked to Daniel about the letters.
I love that houndstooth on the door panels, dare to be different!!!
Did you stitch those tucks in or glue them down?

Cool Chris, I don't inspire too many people. lol

My mother in law actually stitched those door panels! Love em.:happy:

harbone66
05-23-2012, 03:42:21 PM
Cool Chris, I don't inspire too many people. lol

My mother in law actually stitched those door panels! Love em.:happy:


Nice, my mother in law just knows how to hoard cats!:screwup: