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Old 02-17-2012, 03:57:43 AM   #31
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so i removed the A/C dash area...look what they did...idiots!!!





Well that par for the course on a old car
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:18:56 AM   #32
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You should snap this up http://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-81-Cama...item27c1c33bb8

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:54:07 AM   #33
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Rich...do we have the same car minus the rear deffoger? i checked out your link and pics that looks sweet!!!!

more pics coming soon took a lot tonight!!!

Hey Karl,

Yep - looks like we have the same There are a few blue/white 79's on here...Serpent710 in FL has a sharp one, and a couple more that I don't know the names of but are all impressive in one way or another.

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Old 02-19-2012, 09:12:20 PM   #34
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so took some pictures...what do you guys think about this area...looks like some rust some pointers on what i should do would be great...

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Old 02-19-2012, 09:20:46 PM   #35
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:25:47 PM   #36
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In the last week i have read more about camero's and restoration ideas than i have read about any subject in my life. I am hooked and my friends who have "cars" have said to me over the last ...blah blah blah...

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j/k nice car, you found the #1 place to get the info you seek regarding the second gen Camaro.

Yer car is worth more because of the history it holds for you.

I would have a GOOD body shop guy take a look at whats going on at the lower edge of the rear glass, could be the tip of the iceberg and needs to be dealt with sooner than later.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:28:51 PM   #37
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original spare tire



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any ideas on the hanging headliner...









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Old 02-20-2012, 03:45:30 AM   #38
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Headliner recover it
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:53:31 AM   #39
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Update

This weekend we didn't have a lot of free time but did manage to get the registration process started. Should be done by Tuesday. Then off to smog next weekend I hope. I did siphone the 6 year old gas out of the tank, and put in 5 gallons of premium in it. Then ran it about 5 miles around the neighborhood. When I checked the oil in it, it looked new and clean after the short run it was dirty. The Z hasn't seen the road in probably 6 years or so. I went and bought some oil, new fuel and oil filters. Someone suggested removing the oil pan itself since its sat so long. Is that necessary? Or should I just change the oil run it 100 miles or so and change it again? After I get the temporary registration should I get the radiator flushed? Brake fluid changed? Any other suggestions to get the engine back up to weekend driving ready?
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:32:54 AM   #40
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Drop the oil pan ? No. Drive it a week and see what it looks like. If extremely dirty change it along with a new filter. If not drive another week. Repeat. If it stays fairly clean you should be all set. Can't hurt to change the coolant and brake fluid, it's cheap insurance. You might want to be cautious the first few times you drive it and make short trips in your area. Thermostats have been known to seize up from sitting. If you have the time you might want to consider to change it out. When your car gets inspected that should let you know if there are any safety concerns.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:47:35 AM   #41
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Drop the oil pan ? No. Drive it a week and see what it looks like. If extremely dirty change it along with a new filter. If not drive another week. Repeat. If it stays fairly clean you should be all set. Can't hurt to change the coolant and brake fluid, it's cheap insurance. You might want to be cautious the first few times you drive it and make short trips in your area. Thermostats have been known to seize up from sitting. If you have the time you might want to consider to change it out. When your car gets inspected that should let you know if there are any safety concerns.

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the only thing I would do to it is re-glue the original headliner material back in place.

Damned nice car just the way it is.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:40:59 AM   #42
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Nice car Jerry!

What type of glue would you use to glue the headliner? I need to do mine as well!
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:06:09 PM   #43
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Got the temp. Registration today off to smog This weekend...cant wait to be legal!!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:35:29 AM   #44
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:15:51 PM   #45
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I'd say your headliner is shot. There is a foam backer that has deteriorated. If you try to glue it, the glue will come through the holes and you will have a big mess. ETA: Looking back at your pictures, looks like what someone tried to do around edges.

Take out all the trim around it and remove the light then you can pull the whole thing out of the car to recover it. Pull off the old material and clean up the cardboard. Some sandpaper and an air compressor works great. You need to get all the dried up foam off. Then glue on your new headliner.

You can buy the original along with glue that won't eat up the foam from places like Year One. I think the material is something like $80.

I've covered a few in my time but didn't want to spend that kind of money on material. I always take a piece of my interior into a fabric store to match color. I'm sure you can get vinyl's and such but I get the fuzzy stuff. More like modern cars have. Then use a can of 3M type adhesive to glue it down.

Tip on gluing. Spray the cardboard and the liner. Wait till their tacky to the touch. Get yourself a bunch of "lay sticks". Use whatever you have. I have a stack of thin strips of wood. 3/4 pine cut into about 1/4" strips. Space those out over the cardboard after its tacky then lay your cover over them. Now you can move it around to get it lined up without it sticking in the wrong place. If you try to freehand this and your off, your screwed. Once lined up pull the middle stick and work your way out to the outer edges. Pull a stick, roll material flat, repeat. Then trim edges with a sharp blade.

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