My 1979 Camaro Z28 Project!

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Blu-By-U 79Z, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Sonic78formulaz28

    Sonic78formulaz28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks like your doin pretty good. Plan on changing out the exhaust manifolds with headers or anything?
     
  2. Blu-By-U 79Z

    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    not sure yet. 2 of the bolts on each one that connect to the exhaust broke off... so idk what to do yet. I do however plan on getting full exhaust including headers, x pipe, and flowmasters sometime this summer.
     
  3. Blu-By-U 79Z

    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Well yesturday i treated the surface rust spots on the body and in the engine bay. Because it had to sit for 24 hours. Do today i went out and decided to get the cowl pretty much finished. So i scuffed the old paint and sprayed some primer and then a nice coat or satin black rustoleum. Looks pretty good. So at least that is one part thats basically done. I still need to get the other small stuff on the cowl repainted. But its a slow process but its getting there. Ill post pics ASAP when i can get the other pc to upload them. -Matt
     
  4. Blu-By-U 79Z

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    Alright its Picture time!!!!!
    Alright well this is what i have been up to. On saturday i treated the surface rust on the cowl and inside of the cowl. It wasn't to bad but it takes 24 hours before u are able to do anything with it. So here are a few pictures.
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  5. Blu-By-U 79Z

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    On sunday i treated the rust on the on the battery tray and on the core support. Then i decided to treat some of the surface rust on the body and around the rear window. So here is what it looked like. This stuff worked well and leaves a coating that helps seal the rust.
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  6. Blu-By-U 79Z

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    Well today i finished my camaro model since i had down time from the 24 hours on the battery tray and core support. Then i primed the cowl and painted it with the satin black. Here is the last update i got for the night lol. More tomorrow. Yea the wheels are big.. i took them off a mustang model lol. Just like the deep dish look to them. Thats my new toy for the shows.
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    Here is the cowl:
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  7. Blu-By-U 79Z

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  8. RockinZ

    RockinZ Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Hey Matt, sorry about the silence there. Your project's coming along good! Nice replica as well!

    Not sure if I would use a rust converter on the body. I did use it on my engine block because I didn't get it hot tanked. the paint is still there so I guess it worked. On the body I would remove all the rust down to bare metal. Something to consider before you get too far.
     
  9. Blu-By-U 79Z

    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hey no big man.
    Just want people to see im not a bump on a log lol.
    As far as the rust treatment. Its temporary until i can strip the car down and redo it. Its my daily normally so i have to drive it but im in autobody at college and i plan to get to work on it this semester in auguest if i can. But i just wanted to slow it down until then. -Mat
     
  10. DB Z28

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    Looking good Nice job I see the color is like mine
     

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