My 1971 Camaro Project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1971CamaroGuy, May 15, 2012.

  1. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    Thanks - Yeah that's what i was thinking, I hate to separate the engine and tranny...but that seems like it would be the best way to go. I hate to mess my gaps up...that was a nightmare
     
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    Maybe get car in air or over a pit, then trans can stay on & get the angle of attack u need.
     
  3. 1971CamaroGuy

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    Yeah that would work too, my plan is to do the engine swap in my oversize attached 2 car garage...it's deeper and on a smoother surface and way more room that my detached workshop. I would just have to do this before it starts getting really cold because my attached garage doesn't have heat while my shop workshop does. So I def want to do this when the weather starts changing next month, but not wait too late in the winter where I can see my breath walking out there lol. It's still pretty hot right now.
     
  4. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    Guess what came in today!

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  5. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    I'm not going to need the accessories,accessory brackets, intake, fuel rails, injectors, coils packs, exhaust manifolds harness and PCM off this one so I will be putting them up for sale soon

    I pretty much just wanted the long block and transmission...I have everything else lol




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  6. Twisted72

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    pm please
     
  7. 1971CamaroGuy

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    Found a local guy parting out trans am stuff and got this solid headliner and the other pieces for $130, but I am going to have to replace two of the metal pieces as they are rusted and bent pretty bad.

    So at some point I am going to swap out the bow for a one piece headliner

    Removing the old material here and already added some fiberglass to one side of the seat belt retractor cut out to close it in since I don't have those on my car.

    Only other thing is it sagged in the back middle some so I have to address that. I am thinking about wetting it some and laying it in the driveway with something heavy on it to set it back again




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  8. Twisted72

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    since most is gone. injectors, accessory brackets ?
     
  9. 1971CamaroGuy

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    No accessory brackets..the only thing I have left is an LS1 intake with injectors and fuel rails..but will be selling that as a whole when it's ready. I'll list it when it's ready to sell - thanks
    I'll PM you with what I have left when it's ready to sell...don't really want to turn my project thread into a FS thread. It might be a bit as I am waiting on the weather to cool a bit - thanks
     
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    Got the headliner patched and the seat-belt retracter holes filled. The weirdest thing I have noticed is that I thought the original headliners were press molded to the shape of the roof. This one is flat with the side areas scored to conform to the shape. Maybe it's a firebird thing?

    I won't know how it fits until I try it I guess


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