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  1. Thread: 69 rustomod

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    I canít stand the gaps...

    So no amount of adjusting, pounding, jacking the car up and retightening bolts with the front end sagging will make the gaps acceptable between the fenders and doors. All aftermarket sheet metal, and...
  2. Thread: 69 rustomod

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    More interior

    Carpet fitment with my little helper locating bolt holes. Using original door panels and seat upholstery complete with minor vinyl repairs for authenticity
  3. Thread: 69 rustomod

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    Pecking away at the little things....

    So over the past couple months I have been working on interior, door latches, window regulators, glass adjustment, and a whole bunch of little stuff. I gotta say, headliners are no joke. Iíve done a...
  4. Thread: 69 rustomod

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    RS front end install

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    Hereís a few shots of the RS package being installed. Still needs some adjustment before itís complete, then blown back apart to prep for paint.
  5. Thread: 69 rustomod

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    And now, back to the Camaro!!

    Hopefully nobody is expecting progress to be fast, but at least I can say I am back to work on project Rustomod!! I canít even remember where I was when I left off, but I can look back in my own...
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    119812001202Ok so enough about the Firebird...

    119812001202Ok so enough about the Firebird already....after this. Even the most straightforward restoration takes a significant amount of time, and calling something complete seems like it never...
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    Wow. If it's not rusty you should see if you can...

    Wow. If it's not rusty you should see if you can preserve the original paint!
  8. Thread: 69 rustomod

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    11381140 Here are a couple stills taken of the...

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    Here are a couple stills taken of the firebird during its first drive test. Not super clear because they are from a video. I wish I could post the video because it sounds incredible! Boils...
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    Update to the update

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    I forgot to mention that last Friday I did take old "rusty" out of the garage and drive it around the neighborhood a little bit. I'm sure the neighbors loved it! It felt really good...
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    Hijacking my own thread....

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    I figure as long as nobody is offended by the firebird I will update progress on it here. It is an F-body after all! Just finished the cut and buff, still needs final polish but...
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    More upside down pics. Hopefully back to the...

    More upside down pics. Hopefully back to the camaro soon!
  12. Thread: 69 rustomod

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    Finally, some upside down pictures

    :confused: I have no idea why my pictures are all upside down, I swear I wasn't hanging from the ceiling when I took them, and they were right side up when the downloading process began?! Anyway, I...
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    Aggggh! I can't remember how to post photos from...

    Aggggh! I can't remember how to post photos from my phone :-(
  14. Thread: 69 rustomod

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    Almost back to this build...

    Sorry to anyone who was watching this build only to have it die on the table. I had to mothball it for a little while because another project suddenly took priority. My wife and I decided to build a...
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    Still slacking. Cabin season is winding down and...

    Still slacking. Cabin season is winding down and the snow is starting to get thin. That means I can get back to the camaro soon and work on it for a month or so till fishing starts! :cool: what few...
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    RS rear treatment

    The car is getting an RS conversion, so I had to do the back up lights and tail lights. The templates were semi helpful as a guide, but a lot of time spent measuring and using a level with the...
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    Wheel opening moldings

    So I've been slacking a little because it's cabin season in alaska now. Snow is piling up and my weekends are mostly spent snowmobiling back and forth to a log cabin I'm building in the woods (fodder...
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    Next on my list: paint some more small parts, the...

    Next on my list: paint some more small parts, the front valance and wiper area cowl cover, RS headlight cover grilles and outer grille surround the matching lemans blue. I have three front bumpers,...
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    Emblems, rocker moldings, quarter moldings went...

    Emblems, rocker moldings, quarter moldings went on yesterday. All of the templates we're taken with a grain of salt and a lot of measuring went into it. I still haven't decided If I'm going to put...
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    Wow Zoomin, that really did settle a bunch! I'm...

    Wow Zoomin, that really did settle a bunch! I'm hoping mine does something similar, but only in the rear. Right now I have about 400lbs in the trunk and it doesn't seem like it's going anywhere.....
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    Inner fenders to fenders: love that crisp...

    Inner fenders to fenders: love that crisp transition in color! The drivers side fender went right back where it belonged with a minimum of effort, but the passenger side needed a little extra...
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    Doors went on this weekend. After preliminary...

    Doors went on this weekend. After preliminary alignment I scribed a line in the metal around the hinges before I took the doors off. Then after painting the cowl, that line was barely visible but it...
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    Starting final assembly. Hope to have the body...

    Starting final assembly. Hope to have the body back together and gaps finalized by the end of the upcoming weekend!
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    It's a middle of the road PPG product base...

    It's a middle of the road PPG product base coat/clear coat. Can't remember the name but I've been impressed with how well it sprays!
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    Proof of life....

    A shot of me doing a garage burnout....
    My rear tire and wheel combo is pathetically small, a result of me listening to a guy halfway across the country and taking his advice on tire size. I should...
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