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Old 02-11-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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79 camaro z28 436sbc/4speed build.bright cobalt blue metallic

hello all just bought my next project its a 79z28 original 350/4speed car,its hugger orange but will be sprayed bright cobalt blue metallic,hope u enjoy it.its gonna recieve my 436 small block chevy solid roller engine,making 635hp,680 ft.lbs. of torque.the car is mostly rust free and very solid,underside still looks new,no body panel replacements needed.just gonna sand it to bare metal prime and paint ,install my engine then its good to drive it.heres some pictures i have of my new baby.






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Old 02-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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heres the beast thats going in it.




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Old 02-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #3
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that is going to be a bad azz Camaro, can't wait to see it when all finished.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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I too am looking forward to progress Buddy!!!
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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yeah soon progress will begin,this is gonna be my dream camaro.thx guys.i promise u wont be disapointed in the final product,its gonna be awesome.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #6
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heres some more goodies ive collected lately.


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Old 02-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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heres the paint kit i ordered its complete from start to finish,its bright cobalt blue metallic,love the color its the most metallic i ever seen in a paint i think its gonna look really good on my 79z28,hope it looks as good sprayed on as it does in the can.
its always been my dream to own a blue z28 camaro,since my dad bought one new 1979,and also wanted mine to be a 4speed finally got my dream camaro


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Old 02-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
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finally got my car home thx skrail for giving me a great deal on it and then delivering it for me,soon it will be done and we can go for a cruise , im hoping by fathers day to have it ready for the big car show thats my dream hope it comes true.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:57 AM   #9
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This is starting to look real good!

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #10
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thx stinger69 soon i can go at this full bore ahead.just picked me up a front bumper cover thats like new condition that one needs alot of work,it even came with the bumper and radiator core wich are hard to find in decent shape,maybe i can sell that dont need it.even has the headlight buckets in it.cant wait to get my baby all sanded down then primed,so i can sart block sanding it,thats the part i enjoy doing,so i know its perfectly straight.i think that bright cobalt blue metallic is gonna look awesome,diffrent not like all the others.kinda unique dont see many painted cobalt blue
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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heres a few pictures of my front bumper cover,its in way better shape than the one on the car now ,just needs a cleaning badly then sanded with 180,then i can apply my 2 coats of 2 k primer and its ready for assembly.


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Old 02-25-2012, 07:49 PM   #12
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well spent the day bolting up the whole front clip,when i got the car there was only about 5 bolts holding it all together.luckily i saved all my bolts from the 80 camaro they came in handy.but only put them all on loosely,tomarrow i will atemt to change the bumper covers to the better one,supposed to warm up a little.was cold today.we got about 8 inches of snow all together,yukkk!!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:23 PM   #13
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bumper covers

finally got the chance to work on my z28 today,warmed up a little today,so i got the passenger fender all sanded today it was a relief to find no big bondo repairs,but im gonna need a little filler on the top edge,it has a few small ripples in the metal an easy fix.spent most of the day sanding my front bumper cover,probably the worst part on the car,just needed a little TLC,im not going with the black cover for now needs some work first has 3 broken tabs,this one has no cuts or gouges just the paint had a bunch of spider cracks all over where they failed to use a flex additive on it.now its all sanded smooth and feathered and ready for my poly flex plastic flexible filler,thats tomarrows project was to cold today to apply the filler tomarrow is gonna be warmer,then i can sand it all flat and really smooth then apply my 2k primer if the weather co-operates.in the morning i will sand it it one last time before applying the filler and clean it real good with wax and grease remover.





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Old 03-02-2012, 09:04 AM   #14
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Looks good. How are you going to tackle the rust in the floors? Will you weld it yourself?

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:07 AM   #15
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yup my plan is to put whole new floor in it.the floor isnt really that bad an easy fix,just a little spot behind the seats.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:01 PM   #16
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e more progress today,but not as much as i had hoped for,didnt get very warm so took awhile for the filler to cure,and defenately wasnt warm enough to prime it anyway,so i applied the filler on the top edge of fender then sanded that all smooth and flat,so now thats ready for primer,then on to the bumper cover wich took the longest to cure,i only got half of that sanded flat and smooth today tomarrow i will finish that,that poly flex is good stuff and worked better than i had expected,its gonna turn out really good,also tomarrow im hoping to start prepping the engine bay for paint,and also working on the door jams if all goes well.


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Old 03-03-2012, 02:18 AM   #17
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yup my plan is to put whole new floor in it.the floor isnt really that bad an easy fix,just a little spot behind the seats.
I did the whole floor thing once. IMO - I would try to patch up the original floor where ever possible. Keep as much of the good metal and fill in the holes with patches. Doing the whole thing was a pain for me. You need to be very careful to get it all right.

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Old 03-03-2012, 02:31 AM   #18
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:25 PM   #19
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yeah im only in need of the two patches behind the front seats,thats all im gonna do but im gonna re seal the whole floor and put rubberized coating in it so it doesnt rust again,that undercoating is a great rust barrier.but the interior will be saved for later wanna get it all running and driveable first interior is actually in pretty good shape for 33 years old.i havent even pulled all the capet up yet to see what lies under it,so im really not positive what all i need to patch,maybe next winter i will work on the interior,wanna have a little fun with it first.but the trunk is still like new and underside of car is very clean and barely any rust.

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Old 03-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #20
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it was a beautiful day today made me happy i got alot done finished the sanding and wash down with wax and grease remover,even got 2 coats of primer laid down,awesome,looks really good,much better than when i first got it,thought i was gonna have to replace it but turned out really good.




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Old 03-06-2012, 07:37 PM   #21
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keep up the good work buddy!! yer doin what we wanted to do... mebbe we meet Charlton Park fer Fathers Day!!!
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Lookin great! Man I want a 2nd gen project so bad!!!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:36 AM   #23
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Lookin great! Man I want a 2nd gen project so bad!!!!
thx.hightower,yeah i love the second gens too,get one u wont regret it,i love the looks of the 78-81 camaros.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #24
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keep up the good work buddy!! yer doin what we wanted to do... mebbe we meet Charlton Park fer Fathers Day!!!
thx brother im hoping to have it ready for charlton park on fathersday,i fnot we will still surely meet there either way.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #25
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fender

was another beautiful day in michigan 65 degrees i love it was a great day for working on my z28.spent most of the day sanding down the front fender came out really good,the hardest part was getting all the rock chips on the lower section ssanded smooth,had to sand that to primer,but turned out really good and smooth,and cleaned it good with wax and grease remover,in a few minutes i will be going to lay my last coat of 2k primer.

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