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My Red 67 finally in paint
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:09:01 AM »
  My Red 67 is finally in paint.  Was scheduled for paint 3 weeks ago, then that shop got busy with accident repairs, so had to find another.   I have this week off, "gnawing at the bit" to start getting it back together.  Supposed to be done tomorrow.  The suspense has been killing me!
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Re: My Red 67 finally in paint
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 01:06:24 AM »
Looks good. reassembley should be a fun time.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 04:10:47 AM »
Thanks!  Yep, looking forward to it, and to getting it on the road.
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Re: My Red 67 finally in paint
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 04:13:48 AM »
This part of the rebuild is in my opinion, the most exciting.  After all the hard work and to finally see color sprayed on.  The worst part is your first chip.  Hopefully it's while driving as opposed to mine, that always seem to occur during the re-assembly process.  For the life of me I have absolutely no idea how the factory builds a car after it's been painted without chipping and scratching the heck out of it. 

Great looking car.  I'm sure you'll have a blast with it.


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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 02:54:06 PM »
 For the life of me I have absolutely no idea how the factory builds a car after it's been painted without chipping and scratching the heck out of it.  



Very carefully and with special tools.  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 03:17:24 PM »
 For the life of me I have absolutely no idea how the factory builds a car after it's been painted without chipping and scratching the heck out of it.  



Very carefully and with special tools.  ;D

Also I might add very slow. It took us a month just to put my interior in. Of course that is dealing with aftermarket parts that don't fit so you put it on, take it off, work on it, put it back on etc, etc. etc.... then when you can't get it to fit you hunt for original used parts
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 04:23:27 AM »
  Here' couple more pics. out in the sun.  It was sure drawing attention.  Loading it up to go home.
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 04:31:48 AM »
  This is my favorite so far, note the Weckerly's D-X sign in the background.  That is from my Grandfathers service station where my brothers and I each took turns working when we were in High School.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 10:05:00 AM »
For the life of me I have absolutely no idea how the factory builds a car after it's been painted without chipping and scratching the heck out of it.  
Care and patience. You can R&R a nose without damage if you're careful; some people aren't. Those who paint a car in pieces as opposed to assembled know all about it. Make sure you get all the buffing crud off before too long. Although the waterbased polishes are not as bad as the solvent based.
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Re: My Red 67 finally in paint
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 01:22:46 PM »
Mike the car is looking good, keep the progress pics coming.
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2012, 03:24:28 AM »
I'm at my brothers reassembling the car this weekend.  Got my engine back today(original to the car), and cleaned up and painted.  I posted a pic. on facebook if interested.  But I haven't figured out how to downsize pictures on this computer.  Making a lot of progress.
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 01:14:24 PM »
Mike - Your car is looking great! And that garage is over the top!!! Happy Easter buddy!

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 01:28:28 PM »
Looking very nice and enjoy!
Needed to put my sunglasses on when I looked at that rascal ;D
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2012, 01:36:28 PM »
Thanks Marty!
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 03:41:18 AM »
Lookin' really good! 
Can't wait to see it all finished.
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 08:44:13 PM »
Don't forget the box of Kleenex for when the first 'ding' comes along   :'(
All kididng aside, it looks very good!

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2012, 01:43:26 AM »
  Got the Windshield and Back Window installed today.   Had to wait half the day for the guy to show up.  And got the Gas Tank installed. 
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2012, 05:57:29 AM »
Just an update.  I won't be posting any pics. from this weekend, as I forgot and left my camera at my brothers.  Trunk is basically done. Gas Tank is done.  New Fuel line is done.  All new Brake Hardlines are done.  The Roofrail Channels are back in place, and the Roofrail Weatherstrips are installed.  And per previous post Windshield and Rear Window are back in.  Had a good weekend and got a lot done, my brother Russ and I work good together.
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2012, 03:07:13 AM »
Thanks everyone for kind comments.  It sure gets lotsa lOOks when the garage door is open.  OK, Windshield and Back Window are in, Roof Rail and Weatherstrip are in,(all weatherstrips are in place now) Trunk is done, Brake and Fuel lines are run.  And latest pic. Bumpers are now in place.  Hoping to get Engine and Tranny in this weekend.
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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2012, 05:39:39 AM »
Very Nice. I like it. Looking forward to seeing the motor installed.
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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2012, 04:17:03 AM »
Engine is back at home after 20 some years.  And the Drive-line is all hooked up.
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2012, 05:38:40 AM »
Here's a couple new pics. from this weekend.  The Radiator, Shroud, and Hoses are in place.  Also the Trans. cooler lines.  Note Z28 specific Breather tube in first pic..  I resurrected it, got it cheap it was "banged up" a little and the Plug Wire stand was cut off.  You probably won't see that often Z28 Breather tube and Auto Trans. dipstick together.LOL! This is actually the original 327 engine "dressed up" to look like a 302.  The Distributor, Spark Plugs, and Plug Wires are done.  I used MSD 8 mm Street Fire wires, look a lot like original, Black wires and Black boots.  Alternator (original to the car,completely rebuilt)is in place.
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2012, 02:41:53 AM »
  Heres the latest pics. of the car.  I got the Mag wheels on today, and new Tires on Rear.  And a shot of my new PYPES Exhaust system, not factory re-pop, but close.  Trying to stay close on originality.
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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2012, 08:14:26 PM »
  Got the exhaust all up in place under the car, but had to order correct Hangers for in front of the axle.  The 2 they sent with the kit were generic, and probably could have been made to work, but I want it to look right.  Thanks to those that are following.
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2012, 08:32:59 PM »
I'd be interested to hear what that exhaust sounds like.  What size are those pipes?
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« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2012, 01:08:57 AM »
68Z>>>>>
2 1/2 in.,all mandrel bent.  Haven't fired the Engine yet, but wife wants me to video it when I do.  Should be able to fire it next weekend, if /when I do I'll try to send you a link.
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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2012, 12:44:17 AM »
  Got the Power Brake Booster, Master Cylinder, etc. all in place this afternoon. All lines are hooked up, naturally the last line gave me fits.  I did get some other stuff done mostly details. Tail-lights are in.  Did not get it "fired" yet.
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« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2012, 03:13:06 AM »
OK, haven't been on here for few days because crunch time getting the car together and running.  Which it is, few minor issues as usual.  Have had it out and driving it, and got the front end aligned yesterday.  Lots of "gawkers" and nice comments.  Got over 200 miles on it now, and heading for 2 days of HOT ROD POWER Tour.  The 2 days here in Illinois.  68Zproject>>>>, it is pretty loud, a little louder than I would really like.  But I guess I can live with it. 
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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2012, 04:43:15 AM »
There's no such thing as too loud.  My neighbor isn't a car guy and always "comments" (complains) about my noisy car.  I always say "that's nothing, wait til I get the mufflers off".
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« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2012, 10:39:35 PM »
68Zproject>>>>>>>;
  Here is a link to PYPES sound clips site;    http://www.pypesexhaust.com/sounds-gm-fbody.html
go there and check out the 2.5 in. Crossflow section, I sent you a video of mine by personal e-mail, but I think these are better.   I am getting lots of positive comments on the sound.  Hope this helps you decide.
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