my 78 Z/28 rebuild

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1978 Z/28, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. 1978 Z/28

    1978 Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    I have just finished disassembling my Z. I have started to wash, sandblast and paint parts.
    I had ziebart applied to it when new, it now looks like a black orange skin. I have used
    a oscillating tool with a blade to remove most then wash it down with dgreaser then
    sandblast to remove the ziebart.

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  2. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The zeibart is a pain to remove, but it looks like you have a rust free car so it worked and paid off! Looks good.
     
  3. 1978 Z/28

    1978 Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    I have read some of your build nice read. My Z has never felt salt on the road and has only seen snow from a barn or my garage. I ordered it end of Jan 1978 for a delivery end of April and put to bed 3rd weekend in October till end of April since then. Made girl friend at time of marriage promise me I would never have to sell it in 1982 still have both.
     
  4. 1978 Z/28

    1978 Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    Have started to clean Z. It took 2 hours to clean the inner fender less time than I though.
     

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    1978 Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    doing some more cleaning and painting
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    1978 Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    Starting to put sub frame back together, also a friend rebuilt my M-22 20180321_134923.jpg IMG_3325.JPG
     
  7. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I liked my 77 and 78 Z28's better than the 1980 Z28. I ordered all 3 new.
    My 78 I owned.

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  8. 1978 Z/28

    1978 Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    I have got sub-frame back on along with controls arms, spindles and IROC steering box.

    I have not decided on using QA1 coilovers or stock height spring and shocks any ideas IMG_3350.JPG IMG_3360.JPG IMG_3362.JPG IMG_3371.JPG
     
  9. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

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    It looks like it coming right along .
     

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  10. NeoNeuro

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    Did you replace the trans at some point? Just curious why you have a M22. They came with a ST10.
     

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