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Old 08-14-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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My 68 restoration project

This has been a 5 year project for me...

This was when I first got it, and it went to the first body shop. This shop did half ass repairs and basically ripped me off to the tune of 15k.

Note to self: Real body shops don't pop rivet replacement panels in and actually use more than 4 tack welds to hold a roof panel on.


























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Old 08-14-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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From the new body shop, which is doing an amazing job of repairing the previous hack job:



























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Old 08-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Looking good.....One piece of advice always get things in writing in case something goes bad........Luckily you only had a 15k boo boo....mine was way worse.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
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Looks like there doing a great job. I just put my 55 Chevy in for body work & paint. It can be an expensive process but older cars hold there value much better. Post pictures when our finished.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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PAINT PAINT PAINT

After waiting 2 months for the weather to break (hottest summer ever) next week is going to be in the low-mid 80's and is perfect Camaro painting weather!

They sprayed a test panel for me just to make sure the paint matches where we edged everything in and its perfect. It's getting final sanding done Monday and Tuesday, sitting Wednesday and then getting painted Thursday, striped Friday, and baking over the weekend!













It's come kind of far from this:

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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looking good...cant wait to see the paictures of the paint work
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:21 PM   #7
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It's coming along nicely. I certainly remember this long process. Can't wait to see the finished product.....and I'm sure you can't either!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:45 AM   #8
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The paint was just mixed. It's getting painted/striped Friday then comes the fun part of putting it all back together again.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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Getting painted now

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #10
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Good to see it in the booth!
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #11
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #13
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Looking good...I like the colors you chose.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #14
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Paint is looking great!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #15
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:20 PM   #17
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #18
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Looking Great ! ! ! !
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #19
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Im jealous! My favorite year! And the only generation I have yet to own, looks great by the way!

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:13 AM   #20
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Spoiler and cowl painted



Sandblasted all the quarter glass hardware and painted/greased it up:


Glass in and roughly lined up:



Nice new spatter paint in the trunk:












Spoiler mounted:
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:50 PM   #21
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And they knew not to paint the stripes over the trunk lip Thumbs up
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #22
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Great looking ride man nice work!
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:17 AM   #23
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Awesome car...........beautiful build. Trust me the 15K hit is a small hit compared to some of us ...who have swallowed a much more bitter pill.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:26 PM   #24
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Some of that is looking familiar! hah! Fortunately, I have a lot less to repair. Is that Sequoia Green?
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