Z75 Progress thread

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by MikeDVC, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. MikeDVC

    MikeDVC Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Figured that I might as well start a progress thread, even though I've been working on this car for years; and have owned for over twenty years.

    It's a 75 Camaro, factory 350 / 4 speed car / posi rear

    Currently: (Have done the following in the last couple years)

    Drive train: ZZ4 create engine, Barry Grant carb, Header headers, MSD 6al box. 4 speed Muncie M20 trans, Hays street / strip clutch assembly, stainless steel fuel lines, new gas tank

    Suspension: : Hotchkis front & rear springs, Hothckis front sway bar and rear sway bar, global west tubular UCA, factory lowers, GW Del-U-Lum bushings, GW solid body mounts, Alston SFC's and g-braces, Baer brakes all around, SC&C Lee 670 steering box, 16inch TTII"s and Dunlop Sport tires.

    Interior:Mostly stock, cloth seat inserts, new door panels, Billet Specialties steering wheel, Apline radio / CD player, Kenwood dash speakers, Infinity rear speakers

    Body: Paint is "Ford Bright Red", factory color from the 70's (yes I know, Ford), painted in 1987, stripes added a few years ago. Cut, tucked and powder coated bumpers. L88 hood, custom "one of a kind" emblems

    Current projects:

    Working on a Vintage Air System, just installed a Billet Specialties serpentine system last week, in order to mount the compressor (pics). Also have a new a/c dash, and console to install during the process.

    Have all new stainless brake lines and proportion valve to still do.

    Thinking of powder coating additional molding / trim to match bumpers. Also considering 17 inch gray center wheel such as Vintage Wheel works V40's or V48's

    Hoping to put the car in the body shop by the end of this year for new paint; have spent the last few months collecting body parts, mostly from other members on this site . (driver,s door, upper valance, mirrors, floors). Will repaint the same color & similar stripe, but may replace the hood (thinking the C/F Bulge hood)

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  2. brooksman9

    brooksman9 Veteran Member

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    Looks good man. Hard to see the need for the repaint from here.
     
  3. z28rod

    z28rod Veteran Member

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    very nice, if they didnt make one in 75 so build your own cool.
     
  4. olstyle

    olstyle Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Very cool Mike!!!

    ANOTHER BIG BUMPER CAR COMES BACK TO (STILL IN ) LIFE!!!!
     
  5. camaro19_75

    camaro19_75 New Member

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    very nice how do u like that hood i am considering it for mine
     
  6. V8TEC

    V8TEC Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Another big bumper car! Very clean Mike...I love the L88 hood with the single black stripe. You nailed the stance too...perfect. Where'd you get the custom emblems done?
     
  7. Chris77Z28

    Chris77Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Very cool looking car!!
     
  8. jims7473

    jims7473 Member

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    Mike, very nice ,dark grey or maybe black centers! i think it would look sweet. when you redo the paint you gonna do bumpers too? would also like to see c/f bulge hood on a car ,you oughta be the first. Jim
     
  9. motionwannabe

    motionwannabe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

  10. MikeDVC

    MikeDVC Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thanks, the paint is about 20 years old, the pics hide a lot. Right after repainting many years ago, this car was my daily driver for about 4 years, became a "2nd car" for a number of years, then sat (outside) for about 5 years. Those 5 years of sitting under a cover was hard on the paint.
     
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