1973 Camaro Restoration/Build- Bein Bad

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  1. Jas0n

    Jas0n Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Perfect alignment on the pinion/gear
     
  2. 7/3-SplitRS

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    Have not fully made up my mind on paint color yet. That's a hard decision.
     
  3. 7/3-SplitRS

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    Thanks Jason, guys in the drivetrain thread said the same, just needed to remove .005 shim from the pinion.
     
  4. 7/3-SplitRS

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    Scored a set of PTFB subframe connectors on marketplace for a steal! Put it on the pile of parts! 20180731_101410.jpg 20180731_101405.jpg
     
  5. 7/3-SplitRS

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    Looking to assemble the front subframe pretty soon here. Going with an ls motor. I realized I should probably install motor mounts now before lower control arms. I no longer have the factory mounts that bolt to the subframe and will need new ones. I have read a number of posts about ls motors installing in these camaros. By the looks of it I have read that you use the factory engine mounts? Is this true, anyone have experience with this or can you direct me to a thread. Thanks alot
     
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    Looks like I will just purchase the factory mounts for the frame. Then later on pick up the Holley engine mounts.
     
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    Car finally off of rotisserie. Rear end all buttoned up ready to go back in. Realized I missed the front leaf spring pockets. They had to be sanded and are now being powdercoated along with a few other odds and ends. Using an oer install kit for rear end and everything is coming together nicely. Back on wheels by end of month should be achievable. Hoepfully
     

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  8. 7/3-SplitRS

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    Finally have some wheels on this thing. Progress has been slow. But that's what happens when life gets in the way. Some pictures. Next to do is get the subframe centered and snug it up. Start putting the front back together. 20180913_143718.jpg 20180913_140304.jpg 20180913_140252.jpg 20180913_140230.jpg
     
  9. Jas0n

    Jas0n Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Oh man! that's crazy how life put herself in the way! Good progress anyway! ;)
     
  10. 7/3-SplitRS

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    Thanks, yeah between work and family and house projects, it has been difficult. But it is good to see progress being made on it. Huge grin when I was able to roll it out of the garage. Back on wheels soon, then will be working on sheetmetal this winter if all goes as planned.
     

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