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Old 06-22-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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1972 camaro build-in progress-

I have been working on my 1972 camaro ss for a few years now. i dont talk or say much about it as it isnt 100% complete just yet. however this is a car that i could never let go of. I much drove it to high school and grew up with it. pretty much a part of the family long as ive had it. the memories, and freinds i made with this car make the attachment to it that much stronger. with that said here are a few pictures of it from the beginning to its current state.


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Old 06-22-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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during and after the paint process. i decided to wetsand the car with some 1200, 1500, 200, 2500 grit paper and do a 3 stage cut, buff and final polish for the final result with absolutely zero orange peel .
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:31 AM   #3
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slowly putting it back together with what little time i have on the weekends. pretty soon the trim and final mouldings will arrive so i can start finalizing the exterior. as for drivetrain it currently has a 14.1 compression solid roller 406, unfortunately the motor dropped 2 sleeves on me warming it up in the morning. so now i have a dart little m 14.1 compression solid roller 422 being built for it. as for the transmission it is a 1997 lt1 t56 6 speed.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:52 AM   #4
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Oh man, I absolutely love that Camaro, you are doing an awesome build, I have a 71, I will be watching for your post updates.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:01 AM   #5
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Looks like its coming along fine!
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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thanks for the compliments. 2010 2ss/rs. your 71 is pretty nice looking in that signature. got any bigger pics of it? ill tell you this car is soo much fun to drive not to mention gets more attention then anything else i own.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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Shit dude, you rock!
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #8
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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keep up the good work!
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #10
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Nice looking '72!! Coming along great

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Old 07-08-2012, 06:49 PM   #11
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What size tire and rim...looks to be a 17" with a 315 on it? I assumed you had to mini tub it. Very nice looking car!
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #12
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Look what I found in my garage, I have had this pamphlets since the 1970's. I collected them from the dealership when I got into Camaros. From 69-73 & one 1978.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:09 PM   #13
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Nice looking car. don't you just love to buff My friend just got done doing a ground up on a 70 split bumper Z28
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:34 AM   #14
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:13 PM   #15
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Nice work!!

Who's hood is that? 2 1/2" steel cowl??
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #16
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Looks great. I'm working on my 73, have you done anything with regard to updating the front and rear suspension?
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:14 AM   #17
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Looks amazing. Keep sending updates.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:58 AM   #18
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Shit dude, you rock!
what more is there to say?

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sweet car!!
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keep up the good work!
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Nice looking '72!! Coming along great

My dad had a '71 Camaro back in the day
thanks , have had so many offers over the years for various folks wanting to buy this car. but I always said no.
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What size tire and rim...looks to be a 17" with a 315 on it? I assumed you had to mini tub it. Very nice looking car!
17x12 with a 315 stretched over it. really needs a 345 tire on it.
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Look what I found in my garage, I have had this pamphlets since the 1970's. I collected them from the dealership when I got into Camaros. From 69-73 & one 1978.
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Nice looking car. don't you just love to buff My friend just got done doing a ground up on a 70 split bumper Z28
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Love it!
as do I!
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Nice work!!

Who's hood is that? 2 1/2" steel cowl??
harwood 4 inch cowl hood with about 30+ hours of prep time in it. bought this hood back in 1998

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Looks great. I'm working on my 73, have you done anything with regard to updating the front and rear suspension?
heidts 4 link rear with front & rear coilover suspension along with a flaming river manual rack and some baer 15 inch front & rear binders are on the way..
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Looks amazing. Keep sending updates.
thanks. about to move forward with a few more things this week as usa racing engines just completed my new motor.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:00 AM   #19
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Very nice looking car, congrats.
Are the front bumpers going to be chrome or body color?
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:37 AM   #20
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Beautiful paint!
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #21
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nice build, looks great man almost makes me jealous cause i bought my body all ready done. proud of you tho i know its a lot of work.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:04 AM   #22
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looks awesome!!
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:30 PM   #23
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Very nice looking car, congrats.
Are the front bumpers going to be chrome or body color?
all brand new chrome, for now that is. till I see how they look in black.
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Beautiful paint!
thanks. but its still not where I want it to be.

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nice build, looks great man almost makes me jealous cause i bought my body all ready done. proud of you tho i know its a lot of work.
thanks. this car has been quite a long build but it will eventually pay off one day. updated pictures to come soon.

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looks awesome!!
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:55 PM   #24
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Who's paint yah got on it ?? I been spraying Nexa AutoColor for the last 18 years, before that was DuPont, PPG, Ditzler,R&M, Never tried Sikens or Spees.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:24 PM   #25
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Who's paint yah got on it ?? I been spraying Nexa AutoColor for the last 18 years, before that was DuPont, PPG, Ditzler,R&M, Never tried Sikens or Spees.
ppg black base with ppg cerami clear on top of it. was not cheap by any means. but well worth it.
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