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Victory Lane
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Interrupting this trunk mat broadcast*...
...And now for something completely different**

I haven't been dead... just resting** (sorry, couldn't resist. I'll stop now...)

There has been SO MUCH STUFF to cover in the last few months. I have been insanely busy with the car, so much so that I am WAY WAY behind on a lot of COOL stuff. I hope to come back to fill in the gaps sometime soon. But at the moment, I have GOT to skip forward a few chapters...

Posting-up a couple quick pix, to update & summarize some recent developments...

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* borrowing sound bite #1 from the oldtime radio news...
** And borrowing #2-#3 from Monty Python...


 
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Under the hood...

 
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Interior- FINALLY complete (though before vacuuming... sorry)

 
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Trunk... lighting better (but even still, the photos don't do justice)

yah, i know the tire is dirty (this was 2 weeks ago)

 
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I really like this one...

Tire pressure sticker from the collection of MR. INCREDIBLE (aka MIKE ROSSI in real life)... THANK YOU [once again])... if it's not PERFECT, it's about as good as they get...

The MEDALLION; I scanned to sticky label paper (same stuff I used for the YK spring tags). Would hate to see that disappear... TOM... THANK YOU TOO...

Also to note (above); relating to another flashback... GLOVEBOX DOOR WHERE IT BELONGS

 
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As I mentioned... it's been a pretty crazy last few weeks...

Flashback (2 short weeks ago): If you look VERY VERY CAREFULLY... Knowlegeable auto enthusiasts may notice there is NO REAR AXLE on the car...

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Here's WHY... Spring-perch bracket broken off axle!

This was discovered after the previous week's disaster... Front brakes (4-piston disc) blew out (for the 3rd time). Shrewdly noticing a pattern here... we decided to send them out for rebuild (and immediately regretted it)... Still waiting for turnaround on the rebuild...

Tracked-down what may have been (at least at the time) the only left/right pair in North America. Had them sent overnight air. THANK YOU-- CAMARO CENTRAL...

The left caliper seemed readily available at many places; from specialty houses to Auto Shack. But the RIGHT SIDE... UNOBTAINIUM!

When bleeding the system... it was noticed the AXLE BRACKET was broken. A hard way to learn, that evidently this has been a known issue since 1968
(Rear axle (CRG link))

Because this car was used for racing in the late '60s-early '70s... equipped with aftermarket traction bars (MOUNTED WITH U-BOLTS)... evidently the stresses on the weld point(s) were more effectively mitigated. When removed for 'restoration'; the weak points were exposed, unprotected.

An EXTRA EXTRA SPECIAL THANK-YOU to JOHN BAULER & RANDY (Tech) at AZ CAMARO RESTORATIONS !!. Originally expecting 2-to-3 weeks to pull axle; take to welder (and get back); reinstall (etc.)... they pulled the axle on Wednesday... and REINSTALLED IT on FRIDAY

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I hear Morgantown is very nice this time of year. If anyone here would like to meet up, say maybe next week? ...let me know?

BEST TO ALL... Charley

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It looks incredible!

Thanks for taking the time to share the process and knowledge with all of us.
 
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Misery loves company Charlie! One was so broken it all but fell off mine


tom @ camaropacecars.com ( remove the space between m,@,c)


 
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After I sand blasted it and let set a week or so on the bench I started to see oil weeping from cracks and the tube slots that I was otherwise unaware of! Leaky show car is a sad thing. Glad to catch it early


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Haven't though much about how to stem the leak at the tube without an incorrect looking full weld around the perimeter.


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Originally posted by Charley Maule:
I really like this one...

Tire pressure sticker from the collection of MR. INCREDIBLE (aka MIKE ROSSI in real life)... THANK YOU [once again])... if it's not PERFECT, it's about as good as they get...

The MEDALLION; I scanned to sticky label paper (same stuff I used for the YK spring tags). Would hate to see that disappear... TOM... THANK YOU TOO...

Also to note (above); relating to another flashback... GLOVEBOX DOOR WHERE IT BELONGS


Glad I could help Charley. The Tire Pressure decal is an exact replica. The car looks GREAT!!! I am sure your attention to detail will pay off in the show field.

Mike
 
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From the very start, I've been both humbled and inspired by the Jedi C.A.R.T. Masters frequenting this board. I hope the work we have done is deemed worthy of the esteemed C.A.R.T. legacy.

I recall being profoundly impressed years ago, by the detail series in Camaro Enthusiast (mid-90's). Would never have imagined back then, that someday I would be collaborating directly with the author!

Pete thank you for your feedback, though it is I who is in debt to the whole membership, for the collective knowledge and contributions before I got here. A great example being the paint charts you (Pete) posted maybe 10 years ago(?), these served for me as a starting point. I have received so much value from this group, that I can only hope I've contributed something that 'pays it forward' in a small way.

While I'm at it... THANK YOU !!! (more than I can express) to BILL BRADLEY and TOM McGINNITY for establishing the site itself and fostering the ongoing discussion. If I had not happened upon this... my whole project would never have happened! THANK YOU...

Anybody in MORGANTOWN later in the week look for me... i'll be the guy with a white convertible

 
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I'll see you there!


Bill @ Camaroipc.com (remove the spaces)
 
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