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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:31 pm 
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Car Details: 1979 Camaro
Not made much more progress of late. When the weather turned I switched to some in-garage work - stripping the upper a-arms ready to fit new bushes. Only part way through that too. I need to get some pictures and update the thread.

The car was actually in pretty good condition when I got it, and was in daily use for 10 years. It seems such a long time ago now, and even longer before it will be back. I doubt it will be 2019, and even 2020 will be a stretch, unless I can get a lot more time to invest in it this year and next.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:42 pm 
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Car Details: '79 Camaro, 350 V8
Location: South Bucks
What i found with my resto was that it seems that you grind away and the end seems to get further and further away... but then all of a sudden it starts to go together and very quickly resembles the car it's meant to be. Sounds like you're not far from that turning point. Is there much left on the body work?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:49 pm 
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It feels like I've hardly started when I look at what's left. Got to finish the tail panel, passenger side drop off and wheel house, rear quarters on both sides. The to the front, removing screen and replacing the cowl panel and dealing with and damage found underneath. Then there will be tidying up the fenders and nose.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:09 pm 
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Car Details: '79 Camaro, 350 V8
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It does feel that way for sure, but there's only less and less work to do each time you're out there. Half of the work is cutting out the bad stuff and figuring out what to do! Once the replacement panels are there - it suddenly becomes a done piece that you can forget about for good. I've often forgotten the things done to the Camaro, looking back over all pics I realise how much was actually fixed!
What's got to be done on the front / underneath? New floor pans?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:07 pm 
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Car Details: 1979 Camaro
Most of the floor pans are done now. I need to sort out where the parking brake goes through it, and I want to tidy up an earlier repair made to the drivers footwell.
The main work is the cowl panel and whatever is hiding under it.

Forward of that, the fenders are solid, just need cleaning up a bit, but not expecting any welding. I have NOS fender extensions and some decent originals, so will have to decide which to use. Core support is already sorted and powder coated, and new inner fenders, so again, not expecting any welding.

I'm currently working on cleaning up the a-arms, ready to be painted and fitted with Del-alum bushes. Seems an age since I worked on the car itself, so may alternate on jobs for a bit.


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