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Old 07-06-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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78 restoration questions

Hey. im currently in the middle of restoring my 78 camaro.
and was wondering if anyone on here has done or is doing the same thing.
swap stories and pointers. any help?
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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How deep is your restoration? I have doen a few over the last couple years. I am currently doing a 72, a 78, a custom 80, and a 79 T/A for a guy in Florida.

What kind of info do you need? I am sure I can help, and for parts too.

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Old 07-07-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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I have 30 years in the paint and body bussiness so I may be able to help you on that end. I am currently restoring a 76.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:49 PM   #5
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Got a few days? I could tell you a crapload. My biggest advice - have more money than you think you'll need. Much more.....
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:09 PM   #6
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im doing the same thing and no nothing about what im doing hahaha
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:12 PM   #7
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parts are expensive...........




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Old 08-17-2009, 01:26 PM   #8
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i am currently doing my 81 and been doing it for a couple years. i aint done yet but ill lend any tips if you can use any. good places are nastyz28.com, 70-81.com, classic industries, summitracing.com and for some reason i can find alot of parts for our cars at junk yards. and as for the late second gens parts are not hard to find and they are pretty cheap. also check craigslist.com in your area. ebay is the shit also..
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well, by the time im able to get back to work on her, ill have plenty of money, and hope to have learned a lot of pointers on finishing the restore.

right now im 5 wks from finishing A school here in pensacola, Fl. after here its off the whatever fleet replacement squadron they put me in. Either JAX or Widby WA.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:44 PM   #10
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well, by the time im able to get back to work on her, ill have plenty of money, and hope to have learned a lot of pointers on finishing the restore.

right now im 5 wks from finishing A school here in pensacola, Fl. after here its off the whatever fleet replacement squadron they put me in. Either JAX or Widby WA.
yo man whats your rate? im an AS. pensacola was nice.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:29 AM   #11
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My wife has a 78 and I had always intended to restore it and have a matching set with my 2010 but time, money and a lack of a real garage to do it in I never did. She is now selling it. I hate to see it go but oh well.... I just told the guy when he is done with it i want him to send me some pictures of the finished project.
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Zieke, If you get stationed at JAX let me know and I will give you a hand with the 78. We live close to JAX-NAS.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:54 PM   #13
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im in ATO school right now. but im an AWV.

also. my car is back in Idaho at home. i got an 04 jetta for now.
but depending on how long ill be wherever i go. i might get my car.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:23 PM   #14
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Stay away from those Navy women...finish the car before getting married.

Pull carpet/deadener and treat for rust. Vacuum out quarters and air vent areas and treat for rust. When you open the doors you'll see the black plastic vents, vacuum and treat for rust.
Underneath on the inner quarters near gas tank you'll see plugs, pull and vacuum out. RUST RUST- it's everywhere.

Trust me there is a lot of rust you can't see. Mine was media blasted and there were a lot of surprises for a new mexico/texas car.

Military - Keep all paperwork -never throw away anything. The military will lose it 10 yrs Navy RM2 now called IT. Do all the correspondence courses you can. Go to college and go warrant or officer. Currently 4yrs Active Duty Army National Guard as a Blackhawk mechanic/crewchief. Send me to Afghanistan - Easy money!
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