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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2015, 11:41:35 AM »
Now you're talking Bentley! Looking real good. As far as the fender repair cost... That's a bummer, but at least you have your born with fender. If someone said they could repair my original part for the same price as a NOS part, I'd be hard pressed not to have my original part repaired. There's something to be said for having the same parts it rolled off the line with. Repaired or not.
Your dash looks like it came out real nice.
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2015, 10:42:44 PM »
rolling right along. fender looks good. Who is to say your guy would not of had time in another fender straightening it out.

BTY gotta a pair of single piston front calipers and lines on the Z now, going back to the 4 pistons, welcome to them if you need them. Every bit helps. PM me if you need them.
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2015, 12:36:11 AM »
Side question.  Jano did you have any sleeve your 4 piston cal's?



BTW next pics better be with some color in them..   ;)  Seriously though it is looking really good. 
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2015, 01:23:40 AM »
Great progress Bentley. Do you happen to know what primer (epoxy?) your body guy is using?
I can ask, Tim. I thought DP90, but knowing how my experience with these body guys seems to go, it could be I am paying for the best stuff and getting the worst, if ya' know what I mean? ;) :o
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2015, 01:42:49 AM »




BTW next pics better be with some color in them..   ;)  Seriously though it is looking really good. 


Thanks D.W. and all that are encouraging...not sure I will ever see paint on this thing? Seems the guy really enjoys spending money as long as it is mine!
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2015, 01:51:17 AM »
That is another reason why I will be painting the red car myself..  Hang in there.  You are closer now than you were 3 months or 3 years ago!!!!
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2015, 11:18:25 AM »
Foundation is everything. And everything is expensive :P


Original calipers gone for around 26 years, shop misplaced them. Wanted to convert to the single pistons for a couple of reasons.  So, when they were off the car, took them in to get rebuilt. Sat on my buddy's desk for a few months, then lost. Believe they made way with a core shipment by accident. He more then made good with me over the years, things happen.

Got a pair from Lonestar a few months ago.
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2015, 02:06:19 AM »
Bentley,
  Your car is looking good and I remember mine at that stage. Glad to see you going forward with progress and best wishes.

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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2015, 06:02:48 PM »
Looks good!
The door bolts don't look like the original style. I assume they are just temporary placeholders (doorholders?) for now?
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2015, 09:43:03 PM »
Looks good!
The door bolts don't look like the original style. I assume they are just temporary placeholders (doorholders?) for now?
Geez...ya' have to notice everything? I would think by now you would have recognized those! For those of you who don't know, those are the rare X20/Z21 1/2 areodynamic door hinge bolts! ;D...and you thought the only BS code on that car was the rear axle?

Appreciate all encouragement and constructive criticism. On another site, James (1st genaddict) said he uses 1 stage paint on solid colors. I am going to explore this as the time is near to making a decision. Another likes Dupont Centari, yet another prefers Sikkens. I am sooo confused. I want a factory look (yet better, IYKWIM) and the sky is not the limit in my budget...more like Krylon,lol. I feel a new post coming on.
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2015, 04:27:39 AM »
Looks good!
The door bolts don't look like the original style. I assume they are just temporary placeholders (doorholders?) for now?
Geez...ya' have to notice everything? I would think by now you would have recognized those! For those of you who don't know, those are the rare X20/Z21 1/2 areodynamic door hinge bolts! ;D...and you thought the only BS code on that car was the rear axle?

Appreciate all encouragement and constructive criticism. On another site, James (1st genaddict) said he uses 1 stage paint on solid colors. I am going to explore this as the time is near to making a decision. Another likes Dupont Centari, yet another prefers Sikkens. I am sooo confused. I want a factory look (yet better, IYKWIM) and the sky is not the limit in my budget...more like Krylon,lol. I feel a new post coming on.

I agree with James...  single stage for solid (non metallic) colors...  Can be worked to appear very much like original lacquer but tougher...
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2015, 03:44:25 AM »
I think you made a good choice repairing and using your original fender. I plan on doing the same thing as my fender is in need of repairs. It's great that your camaro is on its way to being restored. You'll be driving and enjoying it before you know it. Good luck

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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2015, 04:29:57 AM »
You see Bentley, now you are the guy that other members are watching to get a car done, to inspire them.

The glass can't be half empty forever....once you are more than half way (painted), and all you have left is reassembly then the glass will be half full.  right? ::)
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Re: Update Camaro is making progress once again SS/RS 69 BB
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2015, 11:41:30 PM »
Car is well past this stage, but a link to pics of floor repair and other stuff done last year.http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/MrLS7/profile
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