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Progress pics of my Black-nosed BlueTopper
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Gosh (blush) I try.


Chris Many

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This is the time of year where I stop working on car projects and focus on other non-auto related activities. I managed to get the shell in primer and will pick up the project in Sept-Oct. I need to find an original RS/SS nose for it anyways.

Here is a series of pics showing the progress. First up the undercarriage which is in black epoxy primer.


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Avid home restorer of classic cars.


 
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The firewall looked like swisscheese when I got it, due to years of abuse as a drag car. It's looking more original now...


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The dash had only a couple screw holes to weld up. The upper dash had to be replaced due to the speaker holes being cut out and some minor rust at the lower windshield opening. The upper dash panel is CHL (golden corral) believe it or not, it is a much more accurate panel then the AMD version which doesn't have the cutouts at the dash pad or the flaps on the upper cowl and A-pillars.


Chris Many

"If I can't fix it, I will fix it so no one can !"

Avid home restorer of classic cars.


 
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This is where it will set until it's ready to paint.


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Man o Man.. I bet RICK is very happy this kind of work is happening to this car


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I'm back to work on the car after taking the summer off. I have the RH fender, hood and trunk lid left to work on before I put it in high-build primer and start blocking it. Looks like paint by spring.


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Very nice.. cool shop too .. spacious


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I was able to finish the body work and complete the block sanding of the car over the holidays. Here it is in slicksand and guide coated.


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It took me about 12 hours of blocking to get it this far.


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The next step is to dismantle the nose and put everything in final primer. With that completed, the doors and trunk lid gets pulled and it gets put back on the rotisserie for undercarriage detailing. I never did get a good picture of what factory original undercarriage looks like, but that is what I am going for.


Chris Many

"If I can't fix it, I will fix it so no one can !"

Avid home restorer of classic cars.


 
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Most impressive.. I can tell by the pile on the floor your a good body man.. LOTS of work there


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Thanks, yet I am an engineer by trade.


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Car looks great. Love seeing the progress on these cars being resurrected.
 
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I've updated my website with better restoration details on my project.

http://www.relicrecyclery.com/...acecar/camaroIPC.htm

Please feel free to comment. Negative feedback is welcome as much as positive feedback. thanks guys for all your help so far.


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