Dutch '73 Sharknose build from the ground up

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by dutch73camaro, Sep 7, 2017.

What color to paint the camaro

  1. Red with black stripes

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. Orange with black stripes

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. Silver with black stripes

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  4. Blue metallic with black stripes

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. White metallic with black stripes

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. Black with antricte stripes

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  7. green with black stripes

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    the other camaro's are sold only can drive one, maybe looking for an nice camaro for the time i'm building this on.
    but i have already too many cars thinking about to sell the 1992 Mercedes and 1985 bmw

    1973 chevrolet camaro
    1973 ( build to 66 ) USA bug (for my girlfriend)
    1985 Bmw e30 323i ( build to 328i m52 24v engine )
    1992 Mercedes 190 2.6e
    2007 opel corsa (my girlfriends daily)
    2008 Vw caddy tdi dsg ( my daily / black with 20'' wheels en leather)

    and offcourse my used car's that are for sale

    here some pics of the bug, it looks in good condition on the first pictures but that's not the reality
    did weld everything and only used 1 door.

    here a few pictures.

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    as you can see it was very bad, it was also alot of work, this build took about 6 month's
    build it to the old type with the long hood and trunk. other bumpers ( so need custom brackets )
    fixed up the wiring. build an smaller and adjustable front axle,
    also earlier we did the engine ( freshing it up )

    my girl also helped herself with this build where she can ( new headliner carpet that kind of stuff )
    last things to do now are interior, windows with new rubbers, and pass inspection.

    for the people who noticed. we've also got it's Original first license plate back, (60-50-ZH instead of 62-KF-ND)
     
  2. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    bought a garagebox for the vw bug here in the street so in a couple of weeks we're moving the bug to it's new home an i can pick up my camaro :)
     
  3. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks like you're doing a great job! Keep up the hard work and it will payoff in the end. Looking forward to seeing it when you get finished.
    I think your English is pretty good, I've seen worse from people here that have no excuse.
     
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  4. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    thanks ! i'm doing my best.
     
  5. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    only a small update, yesterday i did hang up a radiator for the central heating in my garage. and some new TL light buckets.
    20 oktober the vw beetle gets his new home so soon the camaro is back home. and i'm starting with the project again FINALLY :)
     
  6. Dad's 73 camaro

    Dad's 73 camaro Member

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    Looks like you have a handle on your project. Enjoy the build and there is a vast amount of info on this forum to pull from. It wasn't long ago I finished my '73 and it was a lot worse than that in the beginning. I looked here for many answers to the questions I had. Have fun with it.
     
  7. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Welcome and great project! I'm looking forward to seeing you make progress on your car.
     
  8. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    Hi guys finally an update from my side,

    I took my camaro home today and did make a small start on the car.
    The black camaro from the pictures, i bought together with my dad.
    It's an numbers matching car, fresh painted ( not perfect but looks good ) very solid and straight car.
    We are going to build it up and put it for sale so there is another camaro saved !.

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    my camaro at home

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    some pictures before working ( where i stopped last time )

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    start cutting and hammering out the old spotwelds, the foil you see is to get an better effect with the rustyco rust solution.


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  9. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    then the innerwheel tub fitted and i mounted it with 2 screws

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    made an nice patch for the trunkfloor

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    restored the frame rail.

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    patch welded in

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    i still consider to order an new floorpan but the most of it is still good.
    i also think that i going to sandblast the whole car to get rid of al the rust.
    last thing i did was counting the tooth of my lsd gear, i counted 41x16 tooth, wich would be 2.56 gears.
    i think it's too long. maybe going with a ford 9 inch. or an moser lsd.

    also falling in love with the RS look so maybe ordering a full rs nose
     
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  10. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is looking great! Hopefully I can get back to working on my project now that it looks like I've got some work coming in the door. I shall be looking forward to seeing more pics on yours as you progress.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017

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