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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Hours of body part install on: September 26, 2014, 03:42:02 PM
I talked to real steal,  probably end up going with them.  he said they had a few builds already lined up and it would be 60 days or so before they could start.  Which is fine,  we are already dropping into the 40* at night so not much will be done.    I figure ill just wait until the beginning of they year then call them back.. 

Im still on the wall about going back stock or building what i want...  I think i might just build what i wanted to start with Wink   im not worried about resale anyway as i have no plans to sale it.   

2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Hours of body part install on: September 24, 2014, 10:44:40 AM
Good find and info guys

When I looked at the car there where only two questionable things.  The top above the windshield had a hump in it about 1 wide.  It was solid though, I pushed on it a few times and it didn't budge. It felt like a glob of glue,   Then the front fender was off a little at the grill, meaning it didn't match the other side.  From looking under the car you could see a patch panel on that front fender.    The rest of car looked good for what I had planned.   I already had figured a roof skin since the car was a vinyl top and planned on the front fender.    But what I got was a pos.

The bottom of the car was sprayed with rubber coating so it looked stock.  Only reason I noticed the floor patch was when I took the carpet out you can see it.    They put the half floor pan over the original on the inside then covered the bottom up with coating.   I haven't dug into the floor so I don't know what they patched the bottom side with.  Don't even car at this point. 

I'll take a look at that e bay car.  What scares me now that I have been screwed is buying on of those shells and it needing a lot of the parts too :-(.   Right now I'm at the point where a gas leak from pool heater and random spark would be nice. :-(

As for the body shop they do grate work. On INS claims.  We send a lot of stuff there.  The ower brooks is like us,  do what pays the bills to let you play,   He has done a tone of old car restorations in terms of body stuff.   Back in 95 when I crashed the corvette I talked to him about fixing it,  over time he got busy and o had to sue ins so it took a few years to get paid.  By that point he had moved to the next town and was covered up.  So I had the car fixed by another shop who was in town.  It worked out well for me as the owner of that shop was cutting up a 67 coupe and well I had a crashed 67 convertible.  So I got most of his old parts.  He built a tubbed 4 speed car with a big block and 1071 blower out of the hood.  Then did all custom leather.  So I took his frame, interior rear end etc and put in mine.  He has past away now and I don't trust anyone I don't know.   

What really sucks is the only way I can see ever being "ok" in this car is go back as stock as I can and putting it in the garage for years.   But since I don't have any documents other than a title and ship date I don't know if was just a 307 car or what.   I do know it's not getting a power glide put back in it lol. 

If I had any idea this car was in the shape it is I would have just gone to chevy. Put that money down on a ZL-1 financed the rest for 72 months, have about $500 car payment and beat the hell out of it and let Gm worry about broken parts lol.


3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Hours of body part install on: September 17, 2014, 08:24:35 AM
Grate info guys!  i agree,   ive got most every thing removed,   i wasnt sure what else i can take apart in the garage then move the car,.


Yes ive got major rust that was covered up with new panels, then fiber glassed over,  went from a very clean looking car to a pos in about 3 days lol.

I didnt find out now that front end is gone, motor and trans out, etc... that the drivers side new floor pan is put in on top of the old one,  or where the old one should be,   i can see the remains of the old pan near the fire wall.

4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Hours of body part install on: September 16, 2014, 09:15:23 PM
So I talked to "brooks" the guy that's related to Jeff who works for me.   He didn't give me a price but quoted mr a hourly rate,   Problem is I don't know how long stuff takes.   So you all that have had 1/4s, a roof, floor etc put in did they by chance put on the bill the time it took?

I'm thinking you all are are correct on just buying the dynacore body.   I went on amd and got everything I need in the buggy, some of it I might not need, went shopping with worse case scenario  anyway it was close to $5k   

So that means labor for install would have to be about $7k to get the price of the body.   By his price "about $40.00" a hour that would around 175 hours of labor to replace all the metal

5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What are these? Mystery item at pawn shop. on: September 11, 2014, 09:24:25 AM
well if you dont grill, you could always keep it in the car to slap a idiot up the side of hte head,   it has a nice " handle" and perfect "flat spot" to leave a mark Smiley

Maybe i should get a set for the kids,  to heck with a belt! 
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: September 11, 2014, 09:21:02 AM
Congrats!   

however i am now feeling my throat while i read this.. 
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: body parts, am i over looking anything.. also... on: September 10, 2014, 08:07:11 AM
Yea  ive looked on racing junk, seen a few but none that are a grate to deal.  problem with racing junk is that get side tracked and go looking at the race motors lol.

I have decided to put this back stock though,  well with a 6 speed manual.   
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 L-89 with Heavy Duty clutch on: September 09, 2014, 08:00:12 AM
I need KER Coded block!
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: body parts, am i over looking anything.. also... on: September 05, 2014, 08:38:25 AM
No its not,  the only thing that is in good shape the trunk floor pan..       i guess the main question / answer will depend on labor cost..  then look and see what the difference is in the dynacorn body... 

Im sorta at a stand still now..   need to pull motor and trans but i dont have engine hoist,  also cant find my engine stand...  i hate it when let someone use something and they dont bring it back! 
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: body parts, am i over looking anything.. also... on: September 04, 2014, 02:59:28 PM
oh i cant do it my self...  i have no clue how to weld.


A guy that works for us his brother owns a huge body shop,  about 60 employees,   anyway he restores cars on the side,  so im waiting to see what he has to say on what labor will cost..   From what ive seen i need about $4-5K in body parts...  so unless labor cost $8K it would be cheaper..   those bodies are $14K arnt they?

11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / body parts, am i over looking anything.. also... on: September 04, 2014, 10:55:10 AM
So i need a lot of body parts....    Here are a few photos,  let me know if ive missed anything.


Also "belairbobs".com   anyone know what body parts they use,   they have a monster kit,   Listed for $3K   I emailed them and ask about the kit.   He said that the body parts are not AMD, but fit just as good, they are not as thick...  with out the doors and hood, and in the roof skin, roof brace, and inner front fender it would be 2699...    This seems way to cheap.   I looked on AMD and it came out to a lot more,  i want to say it $4K ish...   From everything on here ive read paying the extra for amd stuff is worth it..    here is the link to there kit,   http://www.belairbobs.com/inc/sdetail/236/1457


few quick shots,  and yes the entire front clip,



it was kinda pretty at one time,   this is the "side tank" i think is what you called it attached to the fire wall.   Need both of them Sad


Fire wall and dash... shot, 




ac thing, 



inside dash / fire wall


quick shot of the drivers side floor,   it looked better on the phone than on here lol...  anyway the seam? that the green wire is touching,  it looks like a replacedment floor that they did a lazy job of fixing


crap photo as well,   but inside 1/4 panel,  where the rear window rolls down.  Just looks odd to me.



1/4




Crap pict too,    This is the bottom of where the door bolts up!   both side like that,  once worse than other..



frame and stuff look good for here,




12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: photos of my 69 build, on: September 04, 2014, 09:47:12 AM
Yea,   they don't want to help,   But two can play dirty pool, and i have more to hustle with...  ill not go into detail but its been epic so far and its just getting started. 


Ive got the car down as far as i think i can go in the garage..   Time to start ordering parts.

13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: She's Painted! on: September 04, 2014, 09:39:00 AM
WOW  yellow!    Looks good!
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: More number for you guys on: September 04, 2014, 09:36:55 AM
no doubt,   I had a set of those on the corvette,  until a nut took a tour of the inisde of the motor,   the forged piston are stronger than the head,  so the nut punched a big hole in the head Sad...


I have no clue what is done to this motor,   the carb is JUNK,   it can be fixed,  but a brand new one is $100 more..    I might just get that Fast FI set up for it.     


To me at this point the motor isnt a big deal,  It would be cool if it was at least, " something close, a could be"   but in the case,  the motor cant be built after the car Wink  I think im going to just restore this car and put it away..  then find one that cheap to start with..         A one time there was a place on line,   I want to say it was in callie, that all they did was sale gm motors,   I cant find it now,  but they where on e bay,   you could search by date code etc...

15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Shat R Proof Front windshield with no DOT? on: September 03, 2014, 09:18:59 AM
Mine didnt say that it did "SHAT .RRRRRR    all over the freaking garage...   been finding glass for the last 3 months !
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