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I like it.

Engine / engine bay looks great



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Yesterday, while I was sitting around the fairgrounds, I struck a deal to buy a left, NOS rs fender for the car and I need to go get it in the next couple weeks

 

 

in New York State...clonk

Hey, it's closer than central Florida, where I was less than 2 weeks ago.



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Any excuse for a "road" trip is a good one.
Just brought a suburban I don't need back from Tucson.

Vickie, my Son and Daughter and I put 100,000 miles in four years the 2001 Chev Dynaflyte class B just chasing cars and parts.
Great times, great memories, 42 states and one Canadian province.

Go Mitch Go!!

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Buffalo, NY and back in 42 hours. Brought home the NOS fender, a clean, used hood latch to sacrifice it's main spring, roof rail seals and a few emblems and misc fasteners I was missing.

Rebuilt the rs latch, blasted, painted and installed. The hood will now stay closed for transport.



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Real progress! I like the color. And you Chevelle in the background looks great.

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Thanks Larry,
I have NO IDEA why some of the pics are huge again. Same camera, same settings, same bat day and same bat time... Makes no sense to me...headscratch



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Here we are, 16 months later and I have a heated shop again. I brought the Camaro in a couple weeks ago and cut off the left quarter skin for replacement.

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After removing the weld flanged areas and rusted/dented sections of outer wheel house.

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I'll make this very brief, but it took several days to get the skin cut down and fitting right, but here it is.

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The bottom flange to the outer rocker was WAY off and I had to keep moving it up with a hammer and dolly to get this good.

I'll refine it better before install, but the body line in the pic above HAD to line up to look good.

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Once I had it fitted, I wire wheeled what I could of the surface rust on all the inner structure and then sprayed it all with rust converter and then undercoating,

to seal the rust from ever growing.

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-- Edited by Lost in the 60s on Thursday 31st of December 2020 01:34:06 PM

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Good progress!

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Doesn't freshly installed metal look great? Nice progress.

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Yesterday, I restored the original trunk drop to re-use. They are galvanized and is in very nice condition, aside from some rust on the inside. I wire wheeled that and then welded all the spot weld drill depressions/holes shut and ground them smooth. I had cut thru the drop near the tailpanel with the plasma, getting the old trunk pan removed, so welded that shut too.  After that I sprayed the rusty area with undercoating and when that was dry, I welded the drop on the new trunk pan.

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Nice progress, here’s hoping it’s on the road in 2021.  Good start for the new year.



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Took 2 more steps to getting the q-p on today. I welded the brace back in the forward compartment and then cold galvanized the weld and the trunk drop. Also moved the flange at the rocker a little more. It wasn't quite straight, so I HAD to make it better. I'm going to remove another 1/16th off the top of the panel so it sits flatter inside the original. THEN, I'm going to make it part of the car.

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Well, THIS is frustrating. As with the Nomad thread, I wrote an update with 8 pics and when I hit post, all that shows up is the first paragraph and the last 1 or 2 pics. Everything else in between just disappears.

I see I let this thread slip away last year. I did get the left skin and trunk drop on.

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Then, I cut off the entire right quarter panel. It had been partially skinned, VERY badly, way in the past. The replacement skin was brazed over the old one in places.

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I had an AMD quarter, but wasn't happy with the lazy body lines or gaps, so....I drove to Dandridge TN for an NOS panel...doh

MUCH better fit and gaps with this.

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Happy for you on the NOS part.nana
The collision repair industry used to do some pretty interesting things in the past.
Particularly compared to current standards.
I cannot remember ever going up to factory seam at roof or butting up to factory seam at upper deck panel and rarely tucking under drip rail.
Took too longdunno

I shudder when I remember some "choices" that were made and considered acceptable. doh

Going to be an exceptional Camaro!
Still my favorite year of the earlies!

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Glad to see you are also doing some "Homework"!

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Well, the forum did it again. I had a write up with 6 pics that looked fine on preview and when I hit POST, half of what was in the preview disappeared. I'll try again, with less pics, and more breaks between them.

I have an AMD tail panel that I was having a few fitment issues with matching the NOS q-panel.

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This corner wasn't matching the curvature of the q-p, but in fairness, it appeared the q-p had been dropped and damaged in this area and would need more work to get better.

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I had been keeping watch for an affordable NOS tail panel for some time, but never came across one until about 4 weeks ago. I got pics of it and negotiated a price and last week, drove to Tulsa, OK and brought it home.

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It does fit the q-panel better, all around, but still had a contour issue in the upper corner. I worked it with small hammer and dolly and got it to pull in very close and tight. Quite pleased with that, but the AMD may fit just as well now. The one thing I don't care for with the NOS panel is, it does NOT have the cut outs below the bumper for the rs reverse lights and the AMD does. So, do I just use the AMD and re-market the NOS, or cut into the NOS and hope I don't screw it up...confused I really prefer the fit and appearance of the NOS, but may mock up the AMD again to compare.

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Always been partial to OEM whenever it makes sense.

Still, do what YOU think is best.

Once again, "your car, your money"

 

Please keep the updates coming.

tiphat Karl



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Just be sure before you overcommitrolleyes

(And BTW, it is sure good that car has someone who loves it like you do too!)



-- Edited by BLyke on Saturday 22nd of January 2022 02:35:23 PM

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Last summer, I came across an NOS console plate for the 4 speed I installed to replace the powerglide.thumbsup

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This last November, I went to MCACN and met another guy from the Supercar forum and bought a set of 4 Rally wheels with vintage polyglass tires in excellent condition for it. I had to throw one on the front for a visual. I also brought back an NOS front bumper, but don't have any pics of that. Getting excited to have this on the road and driving this summer. Now I just need to find the get-up-and-go to get it together in the next 5 months.

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-- Edited by Lost in the 60s on Saturday 22nd of January 2022 03:22:39 PM

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