Chevyrebs 71 Camaro Project Returns

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by ChevyReb, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. ChevyReb

    ChevyReb Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Well, After just finishing out a dried in cottage we purchased at the lake in December 2006, I am finnaly back to working on the Camaro. Here are the latest photos of what I have been working on.


    Here is a picture of the car shortly after I purchased it.

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    I have been working on finishing the floor repairs and getting the shell striped and epoxy primed. Me stripping paint off the roof as my youngest son looks on.

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    Pic of roof about 2/3's stripped and Son's V6 Camaro getting some headers :D He did 90% of the work himself...Dad is proud!
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    Shell is completely stripped...Yes!
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    Shell freshly epoxy primed and rolled back into the garage last night. Still have some rust repairs to be done on the cowl and lower A pillars, but will wait on those until the car is off of the rotisserie.
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  2. Torrent

    Torrent Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's exactly what I should have done...

    too bad I don't have a front yard. or a backyard.. or a place to park the Camaro in my house.


    Great Work!!.... keep us updated!
     
  3. ChevyReb

    ChevyReb Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Here are some pic's of a floor pan patch repair done on the passenger side toe panel.

    Rot cut out
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    View of bad metal removed
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    Cardboard template
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    Template fitted
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    Patch partialy migged in
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    welds ground down
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    Painted...Done!
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    View of whole floor
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  4. ChevyReb

    ChevyReb Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    ^^^Thats funny, park the Camaro in your house LOL. I did park some parts in my house. THey were their long enough my wife didn't notice them anymore until her freind comes in one day and tells her "you might be a redneck if you store car parts in your bedroom" thanks, I had to find a new storage location soon after "-(


    Thanks for the positive words!
     
  5. K5JMP

    K5JMP Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    great patch job.. :cool:
    need to get mine done so I can finish the cage:screwup:
     
  6. enjoideviantly

    enjoideviantly Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    nice patch +1!

    if i only knew to weld :D that must wait.

    I did find that my roof metal is beautiful from the inside :) 3 interior pieces and the whole thing came down lol
     
  7. olstyle

    olstyle Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks good Rob, nice job
     
  8. tom3

    tom3 Veteran Member

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    Those body panels original? Very good looking body to start with. Nice to restore a solid body for sure. Keep us posted.
     
  9. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I figured that you must have been busy...haven't seen you around very much as of late....Car is looking good. Nice to be able to stand up and work on the bottom..huh?
     
  10. unrestored72Z

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    what did u use to strip...type of disc, grit, etc..thanks
     

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