Vincent's 72. "EL Maro"

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by broahnazki, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. broahnazki

    broahnazki Veteran Member

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    IMG_1834.JPG Not sure how the quality may be on these photos but i painted the car yesterday. Iam not a professional painter I'm just a guy with a hobby, so with that said the car is far from perfect and I have decided to keep it like that for as long as I have it. It will be a reminder of how far I've gotten with my skills. After the army I will go to school and become a painter. I figured since I'm decent at many mechanical areas I might as well perfect the one I enjoy doing the most.

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    The edge for the rear glass was a bit pitted and had rust however, since I did sandblast the car I put some por15 after getting it home then spraying the entire body with epoxy. I probably should have just cut and welded a new strip all around but it's too late now.
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    And oh the pain of noticing the imperfections, I was stunned with how easy everything starts to show after paint.
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    I sprayed the tail panel with SEM Hotrod black. It's a small $100 quart of semi gloss black. It sprayed pretty heavy but no runs for sure
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  2. hoppin5478

    hoppin5478 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looking good! Don't sweat the small imperfections too much, a cut and buff will take it out and take the finish to the next level. I block sanded mine multiple times and still missed a couple little things. I know where they are at so they bug me but I doubt anyone else will ever notice.
     
  3. broahnazki

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    Thanks!. Yea that's what I keep hearing. The only people who will see them are the ones looking for them. some I'm sure will buff out I just know they're there.
     
  4. broahnazki

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    So my dad decided to make this 79z28 hood scoop a bit taller, and did a pretty good job, I decided to go with a semi gloss black on the hood to break the orange a bit. Hopefully It'll clear the Ls alt bracket. IMG_1869.JPG

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    I put the decals on the trunk, i think it's a nice touch also put the weather strip and lights. IMG_1873.JPG
    Here is a side shot. The paint turned out nicer than I thought, I put the marker lights as well
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    Booty pick, still have to install the spoiler.
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  5. CaliCamaro75

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    Looks dam good!! On the final stretch!!
     
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  6. dutch73camaro

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    love this thing !
     
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  7. Smokey15

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    Just found this thread. Love the fact that you do so much work yourself. And, THANK YOU for serving our Country!
    BTW, did you use any of the fibreglas pieces you purchased?
     
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  8. hoppin5478

    hoppin5478 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Its looking awesome! I really like the hood scoop, that's a pretty slick idea and I love the look.
     
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  9. broahnazki

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    I haven't, as much as i really would like to i think its best to keep them on another project, been thinking of a motion clone so that's in the books as soon as i get this one "done" or if i find someone who really needs them then id be willing to help them out.
     
  10. broahnazki

    broahnazki Veteran Member

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    A quick update, I decided to look further into the motor, I feel like I need a break from the body. Last weekend I decided to go and find some 4inch tubing and make an intake for the car. 7D00F7E3-FD47-4D93-98CA-A5BD18912ACC.jpeg

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    It was just enough to work with. Glad I didn’t need a third piece
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    I also went ahead and decided to buy the radiator hoses. For the top I used an 04 Silverado truck hose (this is if you have truck accessories on the motor) as for the bottom the stock one will work just fine with a bit of trimming.
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    I do plan to make it sit flush, but not the priority right now. Need to get the fans first. Open to suggestions if anyone has done an Ls swap. I’ve heard 99-02 camaro fans work.
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