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A full scale WIP 1969 Chevrolet Z/28 Camaro

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  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:06 PM
In the end I put about $6000 into mine you save alot of money by doing the work yourself. The thing with the tumbler is a good idea for bolts and small stuff I have a duel drum wet tumbler with small stainless steel media that I use for cleaning ammo cases for reloading works great on anything you can throw in it.

Clint

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:04 PM
This is great stuff. You are fortunate to have the absolute best looking Camaro body style ever made. Nothing compares to the 69 Camaro. A work of art. Thank you for taking us along on your journey.

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:17 PM

Rambo

I have a duel drum wet tumbler with small stainless steel media that I use for cleaning ammo cases for reloading works great on anything you can throw in it.

 

I use crushed walnut shells in my tumbler to polish my cases. First time I hear of SS  cleaning media.

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  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:16 PM

plasticjunkie

 

 
Rambo

I have a duel drum wet tumbler with small stainless steel media that I use for cleaning ammo cases for reloading works great on anything you can throw in it.

 

 

 

I use crushed walnut shells in my tumbler to polish my cases. First time I hear of SS  cleaning media.

 

I had one like that to then a friend showed me his setup. You do have to wait for it to dry out usually a day or two or put it under a work light for a hour. But it gets it cleaner with less noise and none of the dust you get with walnut and corncob.

Clint

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:36 AM

Rambo
In the end I put about $6000 into mine you save alot of money by doing the work yourself. The thing with the tumbler is a good idea for bolts and small stuff I have a duel drum wet tumbler with small stainless steel media that I use for cleaning ammo cases for reloading works great on anything you can throw in it.
 

I think so far with what I've already purchased, and the list of stuff I have yet to buy I'm in the vicinty of 3-4 grand.  Which really isn't much in the grand scheme of things.  It's all just parts and supplies.  Even if I had tons of money and was able to pay someone else to restore the car, I don't think I could trust a shop with my car! 

Hubby bought the tumbler for gun parts a few years ago, he's a gunsmith/FFL.  But he hasn't used it in years, so he told me to go a head and use it.  I was using the wire wheel on the bench grinder until it grabbed a bolt from my hand and flung it back hard into my thumb, lol.  I gave up after that.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:38 AM

lawdog114
This is great stuff. You are fortunate to have the absolute best looking Camaro body style ever made. Nothing compares to the 69 Camaro. A work of art. Thank you for taking us along on your journey.
 

I agree!  They are the most beautiful Camaro ever built.  I think Chevrolet nailed it in 69.  I'm glad to have some people to share it with!  Most members of my family are sick of me talking about the car, lol.

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:09 AM

I love your project, and I'm a Ford guy.  

See ya at the drag strip!

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, September 24, 2018 9:00 AM

ridleusmc

I love your project, and I'm a Ford guy.  

See ya at the drag strip!

 

Thanks!  Hubby is a Ford guy too, and I guess my cousin is as well since he drives an F-150, lol.  My first truck was an F-150, and I loved it.  But I'll always be a Chevy gal when you get right down to it.

Not a whole lot or progress lately as we've reached the part where it's time to start cleaning up 50 years of grime, and repairing rust issues.  Fortunately there isn't a ton of rust issues but there are a few.

Drivers side floor pan is getting replaced.

Upper dash sectioni already cut out since it is being replaced as well.  The windshield actually glues right to the upper dash, and it was pretty rusty.

Old rusty core support is also being replaced.

Hood and doors, you can clearly see what sun beating on paint for years does.  She'll be covered when not in storage for the winter after all this.

Door panels will run you $550.00 a pair.  Well the heck with that.  I literally spent nothing but time cause I already had spray adhesive, and black vinyl/fabric paint. Fixed the sagging carpet piece, and threw a coat of paint over it.

I left the crack in the door panel alone.  It's from years of my Dad's elbow sitting there.

I took over my cousins shelves, and his garage attic with car parts, lol.  I have a bunch at home as well.  You don't realize how many parts go into making a car until you take it all apart.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, November 04, 2018 5:43 PM

Hasn't been a whole lot of progress lately.  The weather has gone to crap, raining and cold.  The next step was to get the underside of the car cleaned.  So I did that today. 

Dad had mentioned a few times over the years how he wrote on the bottom of the car when he had the gas tank out.  I wasn't sure how long ago it was until we pulled the tank.  I was just a little over two years old when he wrote it.

I'll have to leave my own little message there eventually.

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 04, 2018 10:25 PM

Very nice. The old sign makers I hire always left a penny in the ones they were proud of.

The women who built our glove at ATT Park left their bras in the thumb.

I remodeled our home, as in was the contractor. It was originally built mostly by my late father-in-law with the trades doing the tough stuff. Everywhere we opened walls we found his pencil math of the studs. Sealed it all back up but I know it's there.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 8:39 AM

GMorrison

Very nice. The old sign makers I hire always left a penny in the ones they were proud of.

The women who built our glove at ATT Park left their bras in the thumb.

I remodeled our home, as in was the contractor. It was originally built mostly by my late father-in-law with the trades doing the tough stuff. Everywhere we opened walls we found his pencil math of the studs. Sealed it all back up but I know it's there.

 

 

I've found a few things he left in the car over the years.  I never really cleaned it out once I got it.  I knew he wrote something on the body when he had the gas tank out, I just wasn't sure what or when.  I told hubby and my cousin it was there, and it needed to stay there.  We are going to undercoat the car, so it's going to get taped off so it will always be there. 

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:36 AM

I had originally posted my rebuild of my truck here in your thread.....however..........the more I thought about it the more I realized that it never belonged here. I deleted all of what I had posted in regards to MY stuff.  I should've started my own thread for that. My apologies for hi-jacking your tribute build thread.

Will be watching the magic unfold with your car here. This is such a cool restoration and I can't wait to see the results.

 

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