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EAT-30T
20-09-2006, 05:33 PM
This is going to take me a while to get all pics and info up so bare with me as I update this thread.

It all started some time ago now....... for as long as I can remeber I liked these cars but more and more it was buggin me and finally I gave in I had to have one!
I couldn't help looking at cars like this and not get a wood LOL.
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/2561/dsc01923001dd6.jpg


September 2004
I make a deal to purchase this 69 Camaro from USA it was located in the desert of California apparently from Arizona before that.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/5917/0198avk8.jpg

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3739/01611amo4.jpg

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/8020/01314adm6.jpg


I never would have thought it would be september 2005 before the car was finally loaded up and shipped over....


There it sits in a shipping yard in Longbeach CA
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2421/x4405fk8.jpg

It gets loaded up with another 69 (which I later sold off) a 68 camaro (friend of mine) a funny car (yes one of them) and a whole heap of resto parts rims etc etc!!

Late october 2005
The car finally arrives and while I can't seem to find any pictures I think I know why..... it's nothing like expected....It needs lots of work but me being me wasn't going to give in that easy so the first weekend we had it off came the front end sheetmetal and we started paint stripping it!

The front stripped down
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3737/dsc01057os6.jpg

Paint stripped
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1006/dsc01062qc0.jpg

It's at this stage we are able to get a good idea of where we're going with this whole project this thing is getting a 'full' resto and nothing short of that!

The parts list includes some of the following.

All new front sheetmetal
Wilwood Brakes
18 Billet Boyd codington Magneto's
tricked up 10 bolt 3.55 gears, HD cover, Auburn posi
all new interior new rubbers chrome trim etc etc
Fresh 350SBC
the list goes on!

November 2005
Body repairs start its going to be a long process and at the end of november I am off to the sates for almost a month but we haul ass considering........

We need to repair the floor in two places both the drivers side(its staying LHD) and the passenger rear floor

The rear already had a section done but lapped over so we trimmed it nicely and fitted the same one back in.
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/4562/honeymoonnovdec2005999hm1.jpg

The front one removed note: we also have to put a toe board section in!- We had to airfreight these straight out of the states.
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/5530/honeymoonnovdec20051001xt4.jpg

Note in this pic how crappy the job was when they put the replacement section in! I would not let something like this go.
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6034/dsc01050rr6.jpg

We get repairg the major bits and use as much metal in this car as possible we weren't going to do no Bog Job LOL
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6564/dsc01099xx0.jpg

Out with the motor
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2003/dsc01604ur6.jpg

Ready to hit the 1/4's with some High Fill
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/2458/dsc01615pb2.jpg

High filled! Yeah
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Needed to do this for some inspiration! LOL
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/7273/honeymoonnovdec2005995wj0.jpg





I'm off again so more updates later.... I did say its gonna take a while!

SirGeo
21-09-2006, 07:37 PM
looking good... i'm glad i didn't need to replace any floors.. but you make it sounds like it's an easy thing to do :p

And rim choice is good.. i havn't even thought that far ahead yet..

EAT-30T
22-09-2006, 09:05 AM
looking good... i'm glad i didn't need to replace any floors.. but you make it sounds like it's an easy thing to do :p

And rim choice is good.. i havn't even thought that far ahead yet..

Yeah the floors are a bit of a PITA but not as hard as you'd think just fiddily..... I gotta snap some shots of my undercarriage now its lookin good!

Also we're doing a 68 with a friend of mine (bought it in with my 69) that car is getting full 1 piece floor ! :eek: I'm curious to see how its gonna turn out

Easy? Man even yours looks easy....... cos I'm sitting here watching:p

but we all know thats bs;)

MadVk308
24-09-2006, 07:32 AM
lookin good man, those rims look horn!

epitaph
25-09-2006, 08:13 AM
i need to get a 68 and slot it in between you two blokes! :)

EAT-30T
25-09-2006, 08:39 AM
i need to get a 68 and slot it in between you two blokes! :)

I have a 68 I'll probably post up a progress thread on... Its a good friend of mine I bought it in for him when I got this 69.

SirGeo
25-09-2006, 01:40 PM
decided on a color yet?

And how much can the 10bolts hold? would it be worth doing mine up? As the only real other option i see is getting a 9"...

EAT-30T
25-09-2006, 03:20 PM
decided on a color yet?

And how much can the 10bolts hold? would it be worth doing mine up? As the only real other option i see is getting a 9"...


The 10 bolts are pretty strong with the right gear... I guess it depends on whether you are going to race it or not? I don't intend on beating the sh*t out of it;) so the 10 bolt will do fine for me.

Color? Yep sure have Ill try snap some pics of the grille its painted already

I am waiting on the sandblaster to do my subframe :rolleyes: f*ck me it's been there for a month already and nothings happened:mad:

I'll update this thread shortly... just had a busy weekend!


Kurt

SirGeo
25-09-2006, 03:33 PM
You should have just done your subframe yourself.. would've been quicker :p

As for the diff.. i kinda plan on "testing" the motor... a few time :p ... If i can find a builder that can kinda guarantee it won't go *bang* i might use the 10 bolt i've got, but might be safer to find a 9" in the meantime...

Well your allot further than i am in your build.. you can come and help me finish mine when your done :p

and yeah throw up some more pics...

EAT-30T
25-09-2006, 04:20 PM
You should have just done your subframe yourself.. would've been quicker :p

As for the diff.. i kinda plan on "testing" the motor... a few time :p ... If i can find a builder that can kinda guarantee it won't go *bang* i might use the 10 bolt i've got, but might be safer to find a 9" in the meantime...

Well your allot further than i am in your build.. you can come and help me finish mine when your done :p

and yeah throw up some more pics...

I would do my self if I had a industrial sand blaster....... It's really holding us up!

10 Bolts can be upgraded to 30 spline billet axles, Heavy duty girdle rear cover and stuff... I'm not doin the axles but can get em no probs!

I'll help ya anytime! anytime I can this is just let me know if you need anything tips parts a hug? LOL rah rah etc etc etc. you know what I mean I was in Melbourne with my wife weekend just gone..... I like it there...:cool:

Pics yes yes I know I'll get em up this week more current ones and more current info!

SirNick
26-09-2006, 03:04 PM
Wow very nice - always warms the heart to see somebody's dream taking shape into reality.

Great work - keep it up!!!!

EAT-30T
27-09-2006, 09:05 AM
Wow very nice - always warms the heart to see somebody's dream taking shape into reality.

Great work - keep it up!!!!

Thanks for the kind words! :D

The way things are looking this car will sold once completed :( I am finding it a little hard to juggle all these projects! Also I gotta get me my wife and son a house ASAP.....So unfortunately there won't be a lot of time for us to enjoy this car but on the bright side we still have our pro street project I am gonna bust a move on that next year with any luck!


Kurt

BillyB
03-10-2006, 09:38 AM
Damn sorry to hear the news Kurt!! Thats a shame about all that hard work going into it...you gotta hate the ugly side of money...

But i suppose a house for the family is the sensible thing to do...reminds me of my dad when we where all little wiper-snappers long ago, he had the chance to buy his boss's old vintage ferrari or a house for all us when we where kids...but of course he chose the house...he reminds me of that story constantly, not sure if he regrets it now though, lol!!!

EAT-30T
04-10-2006, 04:50 PM
Damn sorry to hear the news Kurt!! Thats a shame about all that hard work going into it...you gotta hate the ugly side of money...

But i suppose a house for the family is the sensible thing to do...reminds me of my dad when we where all little wiper-snappers long ago, he had the chance to buy his boss's old vintage ferrari or a house for all us when we where kids...but of course he chose the house...he reminds me of that story constantly, not sure if he regrets it now though, lol!!!



Nah its no biggie at all man....... just I guess my time and effort.... money is just an object really dude I look at this way.."I can always make more and buy another one"

Plus I gotta get a house for my new toy....which is still overseas! ;)


I am getting the subframe back this arvo from the blasters so should have some good updates coming soon.... watch as it all goes together..... Hmmmmmmmm wilwood brakes and all!!!!! :cool:

Kurt


PS Will update ASAP

EAT-30T
06-10-2006, 04:33 PM
Finally got my subframe back from the blasters! :D Lets just say it took too long :(


http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/123/camaroparts001mw3.jpg

Its looking pretty good I reckon:cool:
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5598/camaroparts002kp3.jpg


http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9354/camaroparts003vr8.jpg

Here's all the A arms and spindles ETC couldn't be bothered spreading em out LOL.... You'll have to use your imagination!
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2841/camaroparts004wl4.jpg

It will have these Energy suspension bushes 'all round'!
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3293/camaroparts005oc5.jpg




Pretty cool huh? Now we can start getting the front end together! :D

I will try to get some pics after its all painted! and fitted up... I'll be using POR15....... It's awesome stuff not cheap but it gets the results it actually looks like 2pac!



Enjoy.

PSI 05L
06-10-2006, 04:48 PM
HEY i know that car its like a sponge it seems to absorb time;)

PSI 05L
06-10-2006, 04:54 PM
[QUOTE=EAT-30T]Finally got my subframe back from the blasters! :D Lets just say it took too long :(



i thought it was done in pritty good time dont u?:p

all the pics look good man gives me inspraion

EAT-30T
09-10-2006, 12:47 AM
[QUOTE=EAT-30T]Finally got my subframe back from the blasters! :D Lets just say it took too long :(



i thought it was done in pritty good time dont u?:p

all the pics look good man gives me inspraion

well get to work then huh?

EAT-30T
09-10-2006, 10:57 AM
The paint on the subframe is done.. I will post up pics shortly!

I'll also try and get pics of the front end installation! :cool:

PSI 05L
09-10-2006, 04:54 PM
well get to work then huh?

a f**k u why dont u do some work on it zeb

put the pics up of the subframe painted u pen pusher quick, c mon, go, straight away:p

EAT-30T
09-10-2006, 11:30 PM
Subframe painted!
http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/204/subframein091006001zv0.jpg

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/903/subframein091006002ya2.jpg

The half done undercarriage.......(back half will get done shortly)
http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/8479/subframein091006003wz7.jpg

EAT-30T
09-10-2006, 11:36 PM
The subframe is almost ready to go in
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/4476/subframein091006004jb1.jpg

The Energy suspension bushes go in
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1035/subframein091006006nj2.jpg

The subframe meets the car!!!!!! Yeah:D
http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/5200/subframein091006009ob6.jpg

http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/9094/subframein091006010wx1.jpg

EAT-30T
09-10-2006, 11:40 PM
Some other pics...............


Check that ass out...........
http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/9269/subframein091006011pe0.jpg

This is what colour the car will be... With bright silver metallic hockey stick stripes
http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/8894/subframein091006005ou5.jpg

EAT-30T
10-10-2006, 12:03 AM
Well lets just say I'm pretty damn pleased how its going now it kinda slowed down for a few months there but it all seems to be falling into place now!

Many thanks to Neil (PSI-05L) yeah that guy that is harrasing me is my beater! and top notch at that! good to have someone like him helping you out on a big job like this! Some times he is too much of a perfectionist:eek:

PSI 05L
11-10-2006, 04:57 PM
Well lets just say I'm pretty damn pleased how its going now it kinda slowed down for a few months there but it all seems to be falling into place now!

Many thanks to Neil (PSI-05L) yeah that guy that is harrasing me is my beater! and top notch at that! good to have someone like him helping you out on a big job like this! Some times he is too much of a perfectionist:eek:

thanks mate yeah its slowed down the last 6 months but thats what happens when u get into racing r/c cars lol:p. were back on it now kurts got his work cut out for him now with the front suspenion and brakes ready to go on wait till u guys see the brakes;)

bricho
12-10-2006, 03:40 PM
You guys need me to come over and do some sanding again? Or i can take it for the first test drive, since i kinda reversed it off the trailer :)

EAT-30T
12-10-2006, 07:38 PM
yeah you can come and help me do the rear wheel tubs and floor:p

they need some attention still.....................

SirGeo
12-10-2006, 07:42 PM
looking good.. progress seems to be going well.. well done!
looks like i need to get my arse into gear and catch up :p

What did you spray the undercarage with? a noise reducer?

You keeping the original control arm assembly gear? i've been looking at the newer stuff (tubular style) as far as i can tell only difference is they look better.... but for the price...

And seen the new (well not so new) d/b spindals? set-up to help lower the front a few inches more?

EAT-30T
12-10-2006, 07:54 PM
looking good.. progress seems to be going well.. well done!
looks like i need to get my arse into gear and catch up :p

What did you spray the undercarage with? a noise reducer?

You keeping the original control arm assembly gear? i've been looking at the newer stuff (tubular style) as far as i can tell only difference is they look better.... but for the price...

And seen the new (well not so new) d/b spindals? set-up to help lower the front a few inches more?


Front end components will stay stock except lowered springs and shocks but I am adding Wilwood big brakes all round! :D


My pro street will have all the adjustable tubular arms and stuff....... there really isn't the need on this car for them though.......

The undercarriage is done with K&H C-Gaurd it's awesome stuff you just gotta get (if you don't have it that is) the application gun its only bout $30 and does cavity wax and stuff too!!!

Make sure you get C Gaurd cos its waterbased and easy to clean

As I found out good prep work is a must!!!!

feel free to ring me if you need any thing Steve...!

SirGeo
12-10-2006, 08:26 PM
yeah i've learnt from past projects it's all in the prep work.. you can have the best spray painter, but if the foundations of the re-spray havn't been laid down properly it will all fall apart..

And thanks for the tip on C-Guard, i'll make some calls over the next few days..

EAT-30T
13-10-2006, 12:13 PM
yeah i've learnt from past projects it's all in the prep work.. you can have the best spray painter, but if the foundations of the re-spray havn't been laid down properly it will all fall apart..

And thanks for the tip on C-Guard, i'll make some calls over the next few days..


No worries man

I'm payin bout $20 for a litre of C gaurd and thats no favours or nothing just make sure you get the K&H stuff it's the best to work with!

PSI 05L
15-10-2006, 08:27 PM
yeah i've learnt from past projects it's all in the prep work.. you can have the best spray painter, but if the foundations of the re-spray havn't been laid down properly it will all fall apart..

And thanks for the tip on C-Guard, i'll make some calls over the next few days..

man thats exacly right thats what i tell the zebs but they learn the hard way :rolleyes: prep work is everything also u gota get a painter that hasnt had there opperation done yet (removal of half the brain) its hard to find one thats swiched on but when u rarely find them u know straight away.


that c-guard is good **** man dont put it on bare metal tho put primer down first:)

EAT-30T
17-10-2006, 08:35 AM
man thats exacly right thats what i tell the zebs but they learn the hard way :rolleyes: prep work is everything also u gota get a painter that hasnt had there opperation done yet (removal of half the brain) its hard to find one thats swiched on but when u rarely find them u know straight away.


that c-guard is good **** man dont put it on bare metal tho put primer down first:)

a F*ck you:p

SirGeo
22-10-2006, 10:51 PM
well i put up my update.. where you at with yours? and don't say you've started painting it already..

EAT-30T
23-10-2006, 08:54 AM
well i put up my update.. where you at with yours? and don't say you've started painting it already..

Honestly there is no progress as of these last posts:( I gotta get the A Arms assembled and stuff ....... just had lots on lately:o

I'll get on it asap:D

MrVette
06-11-2006, 10:41 AM
looking good, nice choice of color.

EAT-30T
14-11-2006, 07:54 AM
I have not done a lot lately but I will get pics up shortly.....

Diff is out and the front end is going together as well as the back half of the floors are getting the attention they deserve:p

EAT-30T
22-01-2007, 01:12 PM
Well I managed to dummy assemble my front wilwood brakes the other night.... The exact same brakes will go on the rear too!

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This cars gonna look sexy me thinks....... :D

We have been lazy of late so getting my ass into gear to get it in for paint ASAP just getting done with the undercarriage!

What does Yall think of that?

SirGeo
23-01-2007, 10:23 PM
Wheels look very sexy ;)

brakes too... how hard/easy where they to fit?

thanks for reminding me.. thats another thing i have to organise.. friggen front brakes....

P.S. how's the body going? painted yet?

EAT-30T
24-01-2007, 08:10 AM
They were not that bad bit of fiddiling around with shiming and stuff but generally quite a straight forward job! :cool:

EAT-30T
02-03-2007, 08:53 AM
I know it's useless without pics but we are getting damn close to finishing up on our end of the deal for the time being...... we hit inside the trunk up with some 2K high fill to seal any bare metal and it have C-gaurd applied on this saturday...... then we will move back to underneath and basically do the same to rear half of the floors which it seems like its taken forever to prepare for the C-garud......

It is scheduled to go to the paint shop at the end of this month...... that being March 2007 :)

I will snap some pics on the weekend!

speaking of pics I still have to post tug in the park ones but we have computer problems at home.......... :mad:

SirGeo
02-03-2007, 10:17 AM
Wow.. sounds like it's going ahead nicely for you... here i am still screwing around with trying to put it back together :p

Are you getting it sprayed all together? or panels off and then assembling it?

EAT-30T
02-03-2007, 11:23 AM
It all will need to be dummy assembled to check fitment of the aftermarket parts and I'd say all the door shuts and inner edges of the panels painted and then masked and the whole outside painted at once..... then mask up for the hockey stick stripes which will be done in a metallic white and then put under clear so there is no edge! :)

I'll roll it out tommorrow with any luck and get some crrent pics!

SirGeo
02-03-2007, 01:00 PM
Yeah i have in 2 minds about how to spray it.. I'm going to be assembling to test fitment, and then if i should strip and send out for spraying.. flow coating etc... pieces is better.. Edges, door jams, interior etc i'll be painting myself first so thats no issue...

But then i know inevitably i'll end up scratching it putting it all together again once it is painted :p

I'll see what the spray painter says...

And yeah get some current pics of yours... And when you order shims, let me know i might get youto put in a few extra for me :p

EAT-30T
02-03-2007, 02:22 PM
Yeah i have in 2 minds about how to spray it.. I'm going to be assembling to test fitment, and then if i should strip and send out for spraying.. flow coating etc... pieces is better.. Edges, door jams, interior etc i'll be painting myself first so thats no issue...

But then i know inevitably i'll end up scratching it putting it all together again once it is painted :p

I'll see what the spray painter says...

And yeah get some current pics of yours... And when you order shims, let me know i might get youto put in a few extra for me :p

If your reffering to the font end alignment shims I already got mine..... I got a front end fastner kit with all bolts nuts clips shims and what have you it was about $35 US from memory?????

The parts I have for this car would easily take another car space in my garage and thats not laying em out that's compressing it! LOL


Kurt

EAT-30T
08-03-2007, 01:08 PM
Well I never got a chance to roll it out and snap some pics let alone do some work....... were getting victorian weather here LOL :p

But this is the trunk after new seam sealer was applied and 2K high filled to seal up.... It will be C gaurded and when painted dyna matt and trimmed :)
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SirGeo
09-03-2007, 08:24 AM
lol.. you finnaly did some work to it :p

looking good man... i guess i better get craking...

And whats wrong with victorian weather? it allows you plenty of time to stay in doors and doo work :p

Actually lately i we've had too much QLD weather.. always sunny and hot! It is good.. but we need the rain now....

EAT-30T
09-03-2007, 10:15 PM
Yeah dude been doing a fair bit of work but lots of worthless of pictures sh*t.... you all know what I am talking about righT??


Tomorrow if weather is good I will roll it out front and get some pics all round of it! Fingers crossed! Cos I'm goin out fishing in the boat too in the morning.... .so I'm off to bed right now! ;)

cluxford
10-03-2007, 10:12 AM
Car is coming along nicely, it's all the little things that take time but they are worth it in the end...keep those updates coming.

My project thread will start by end of this long weekend with "before" photos being posted

EAT-30T
10-03-2007, 10:29 PM
Thanks Here is some pics of the car in its current state! I know Steve is hangin out! :)

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6491/image028hv2.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4584/image022ic2.jpg

EAT-30T
10-03-2007, 10:31 PM
More...

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2200/image015cx1.jpg

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2382/image025yw3.jpg

EAT-30T
10-03-2007, 10:33 PM
and more...


http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/3488/image023bk3.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9195/image024ds2.jpg

EAT-30T
10-03-2007, 10:34 PM
and more again!


http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8672/image018my5.jpg

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4999/image020ne2.jpg

EAT-30T
10-03-2007, 10:38 PM
And finally


From this.........
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2003/dsc01604ur6.jpg

To this
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/719/image017ce0.jpg

EAT-30T
10-03-2007, 10:41 PM
Hopefully that gives you an idea of where we are currently at..... as you can see it's coming along nicely! with time effort and a deposit on a sydney property it will get done! :)

Kurt

SirGeo
11-03-2007, 02:21 AM
Thats looks unreal! looks like most of the hard work is done.. now just the tedious time consuming work of putting it all together :p

Well done man.. looks very schmick!

Whats up next for it?

Steve.

cluxford
11-03-2007, 09:35 AM
Looks great, you must be really happy.....what size are those Wilwoods ?

EAT-30T
11-03-2007, 11:18 AM
Thanks guys....

Up next we have to finish underneath.... only the front half of the floors are done.... alll now we have to do is a bit more prep work and C-gaurd and seam seal the rest of the floors!


Cluxford the Wilwoods are 12.19" from memory..... They can still run 15" rims :)

I could have gone bigger but No real need on this car.....


Kurt

MrVette
13-03-2007, 08:45 PM
Looking good.

SirGeo
14-03-2007, 08:34 AM
looks very good... i still think you cheated though.. not doing the RHD conversion ;)

Have you sorted out the front guards and doors?

Steve.

EAT-30T
14-03-2007, 12:15 PM
looks very good... i still think you cheated though.. not doing the RHD conversion ;)

Have you sorted out the front guards and doors?

Steve.

LOL ha ha ha very funny :p

LHD all the way for me!

The doors are getting blasted and repaired as they were pretty decent and all the rest of the panels are NEW :)

PSI 05L
16-03-2007, 07:15 PM
i know.............. ;)

EAT-30T
22-03-2007, 02:12 PM
I was playing around on the computer and Here is what the finished car will basically look like! same wheels colour ETC.

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SirGeo
22-03-2007, 03:11 PM
lol.. that looks unreal... you have too much time on your hands at work.. :p

EAT-30T
22-03-2007, 10:46 PM
lol.. that looks unreal... you have too much time on your hands at work.. :p

Well I cant take full credit I used another rendering and changed it accordingly!

TUFFHX
29-03-2007, 01:24 AM
lookin good mate,have u got the ok on the brakes cause from what iv been told there not legal(in qld)because they dont hav dust caps on the pistons,maybe ok down in ****roachville.

EAT-30T
29-03-2007, 08:42 AM
lookin good mate,have u got the ok on the brakes cause from what iv been told there not legal(in qld)because they dont hav dust caps on the pistons,maybe ok down in ****roachville.

LOL ... won't be a problems in ****roach land@

EAT-30T
14-04-2007, 11:59 AM
Well Saturday morning and I've been masking up ready to lay down some C gaurd.. the seam sealer has had a whole week and a bit to cure so it should be all smooth sailing.... after that I can get the springs in and the new diff in.

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I'll post up when shes all done! :)

EAT-30T
14-04-2007, 04:43 PM
I am over my whole camera situation as I can't get decent shots but here is some of the undercarriage now!



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EAT-30T
14-04-2007, 04:45 PM
Some more.....


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SirGeo
16-04-2007, 10:51 AM
Looks good man.. your basically done and ready for color....

What are you doing about diff mounts etc? using the existing set up/locations?

EAT-30T
16-04-2007, 01:48 PM
Looks good man.. your basically done and ready for color....

What are you doing about diff mounts etc? using the existing set up/locations?

On this car yeah......

Wait for version 2.0 when we go ape sh*t :D

cluxford
16-04-2007, 06:23 PM
Rocking along nicely...I'm going to have to pull my finger out you guys are way ahead of me....

EAT-30T
17-04-2007, 02:05 PM
Rocking along nicely...I'm going to have to pull my finger out you guys are way ahead of me....

dont feel too bad we've only had 18 months head start :eek: LOL


Just confirmed today it's going in for paint mid may

YellowLightning
12-05-2007, 09:09 AM
your camaro is starting to look awesome can't wait to see it finshed

EAT-30T
12-05-2007, 03:06 PM
your camaro is starting to look awesome can't wait to see it finshed


Thanks... yeah my wife can't either:)

EAT-30T
08-08-2007, 11:45 PM
Well 3 months later its about time I did an update!

its not much but hey?

My old front leaf spring braket J nuts had seen better days......

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So I took a trip to Ponti world to pickup some new ones.... genuine GM actually :)

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EAT-30T
08-08-2007, 11:46 PM
Got new shackles in with my reset leaf springs..

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EAT-30T
08-08-2007, 11:49 PM
And finally....

I had these bead blasted and epoxy coated and I then dismantled them and rebuilt them with new hinge pins and bronze bushes..

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SirGeo
09-08-2007, 11:33 AM
At least you've done somethin :p

What did it cost ya to rebuild the hinges? if you don't mind me asking....

EAT-30T
09-08-2007, 12:10 PM
At least you've done somethin :p

What did it cost ya to rebuild the hinges? if you don't mind me asking....

F*ck all mate..... I think the hinge rebuild kit is no more than $20 USD.... :)

I had the hinges blasted when they did my door shells

muggz
15-08-2007, 06:35 PM
small price, big difference.. some overlook this part in restoring cars.. i did the same on my ol '76 vette.. money well spent! tell your kids

EAT-30T
16-08-2007, 04:01 PM
small price, big difference.. some overlook this part in restoring cars.. i did the same on my ol '76 vette.. money well spent! tell your kids

Spot on.... my problem is nothing gets overlooked.... Im pedantic.... :o

PSI 05L
20-08-2007, 05:31 PM
not much geting done man id pull my finger out if i were u and stop playing vl's.

EAT-30T
20-08-2007, 05:50 PM
not much geting done man id pull my finger out if i were u and stop playing vl's.

So would I..... only its getting hard for helen with no car :( :( this stupid VL needs to get on the road ASAP!!!! This week mate.... after that see ya later:cool:

EAT-30T
20-08-2007, 05:51 PM
BTW Killer avatar pic..... geez thats a nice car ;) The guy that you bought it off must have been a top bloke :D

PSI 05L
27-08-2007, 04:58 PM
So would I..... only its getting hard for helen with no car :( :( this stupid VL needs to get on the road ASAP!!!! This week mate.... after that see ya later:cool:

it is good to see u allways go back to the vl calais u know u love them....

put some more pics up when u get the diff in too zeb.:)

EAT-30T
27-08-2007, 10:59 PM
it is good to see u allways go back to the vl calais u know u love them....

put some more pics up when u get the diff in too zeb.:)

what can I say... I always remember where I started... as long as there is a V8 in there..... Im cool with that :)

EAT-30T
08-10-2007, 03:06 PM
Car is going for paint this sat 13th... let see how long that takes?? :) :o

cluxford
08-10-2007, 03:58 PM
It's still progress and that ain't a bad thing

CI-1968
08-10-2007, 11:16 PM
this machine been sprayed yet? id love to see this and mine together when there done

EAT-30T
09-10-2007, 09:37 AM
It's still progress and that ain't a bad thing

You aint kidding man.......Its sat idle for too long.... seriously I need the painted shell so I can progress with the build.... everyone says surely you can do things... well really no I can't I've got brand new parts every where like trim, moulds, boyd coddingtons etc etc that cant go in till its painted!


I believe I'll get it back in the new year to be honest which Im cool with that!

bricho
09-10-2007, 10:14 AM
You aint kidding man.......Its sat idle for too long.... seriously I need the painted shell so I can progress with the build.... everyone says surely you can do things... well really no I can't I've got brand new parts every where like trim, moulds, boyd coddingtons etc etc that cant go in till its painted!


I believe I'll get it back in the new year to be honest which Im cool with that!

New year??? Chip would have it back in a day or 2 :P

EAT-30T
09-10-2007, 10:36 AM
New year??? Chip would have it back in a day or 2 :P

I can only dream man..... my bank account keeps readin -$000 cos of this f*cking car :o I wish it was done 12 months ago!

EAT-30T
11-10-2007, 10:04 AM
and she's now sitting on the ground ... I'm actually surprised how low it is... I'll get pics on saturday as it goes on the truck! :)

EAT-30T
13-10-2007, 05:15 PM
Never thought I'd see this day! :o


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muggz
13-10-2007, 11:13 PM
i love the 'pizza cutters' Kurt ;)

CI-1968
14-10-2007, 01:21 AM
very very nice man what colour is she going?

SirGeo
14-10-2007, 11:27 AM
oooooo well done Kurt.. i bet your loving the extra garage space now :p

I better get my ass into gear and finish of mine... But with all this extra time you're going to have feel free to come down and help me :D

EAT-30T
14-10-2007, 11:54 AM
She's going to be Toyota RAV4/Echo blue.... Im sure you all know what I mean (if you look back through the pages you'll see the grill is already painted that colour) its kind of similar to Le mans blue.... :)

Yes with my extra garage space if the old boy doesn't bring the GTO home I'll retrim all my interior restore seat bases and rails etc..... basically get everything ready for when it comes back... whenever that may be? :confused:

Oh yeah pizza cutters... they are commodore chasers on the rear... they just look stupid cos of their offset..... save the boyd's for last;)

bricho
14-10-2007, 06:00 PM
Thats awesome! Looks alot different to when we rolled it off the trailer :)

My car is a Toyota RAV or Celica blue? Yours similar to that?

Getting it closer to that cruise to Coledale hey!!

EAT-30T
14-10-2007, 07:04 PM
Thats awesome! Looks alot different to when we rolled it off the trailer :)

My car is a Toyota RAV or Celica blue? Yours similar to that?

Getting it closer to that cruise to Coledale hey!!

Yeah it sure is a different car to what we rolled off the trailer that night... I remember you were the only one that could cram into it with all the sh*t it had in it....... to think that was 2 years ago :eek:

cluxford
15-10-2007, 09:16 AM
Kurt, looks great....coming along.....now what is next step ?

EAT-30T
15-10-2007, 09:59 AM
Well I believe I'll be going with a crate motor so there's no motor to build really? My trim is all new and needs to be fitted up to existing seats so I think I'll take the oppurtunity of having the garage space and pull the old seats down and restore them etc... other than that I really need a painted shell LOL :o

PSI 05L
17-10-2007, 05:42 PM
hey zeb u better not have let that car go on the truck with the boot like that.
what happend to puting in the boot lock?

EAT-30T
17-10-2007, 06:50 PM
hey zeb u better not have let that car go on the truck with the boot like that.
what happend to puting in the boot lock?


I couldn't find it in time so i had to strap it!

PSI 05L
19-10-2007, 04:32 PM
hey superman they started on it yet?

EAT-30T
19-10-2007, 04:42 PM
hey superman they started on it yet?

I'll let you answer that one.... what do you reckon :(

BTW ordered up some K&H seam sealer I'm gonna go finish the inside off while its at the shop!


PS I'm going to the pub this arvo call me if you want to come!

EAT-30T
04-12-2007, 11:27 AM
Well not much at all going on...This wwekend I took a trip down to pick up a new inner fenderwell from Shane in Canberra... a couple of little pieces more and we'll start with the dummy assembly! :)


Updates and pics soon ......... in thoery that is

PSI 05L
10-12-2007, 04:45 PM
Well not much at all going on...This wwekend I took a trip down to pick up a new inner fenderwell from Shane in Canberra... a couple of little pieces more and we'll start with the dummy assembly! :)


Updates and pics soon ......... in thoery that is

hey belly dancer, im guessing its not making this years summernats:rolleyes:

EAT-30T
10-12-2007, 08:24 PM
hey belly dancer, im guessing its not making this years summernats:rolleyes:

Thats right and neither am I...... have fun down there and keep your pants on:p

EAT-30T
12-12-2007, 08:34 AM
As it currently sits.... I put the core support on finally just have to start assembling front end... I'm waiting for my assembly manual to come :)

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oreosinmysalsa
28-12-2007, 02:36 AM
I was up late one night just browsing, looking for ideas for mine! I came across your build and... well now im hooked. well i suppose now i should start my own thread

EAT-30T
03-01-2008, 09:06 PM
Just put some sheetmetal on today...:)

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EAT-30T
03-01-2008, 09:11 PM
My young fella loves this car!!!:D

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SirGeo
05-01-2008, 03:40 PM
looks good.. paint can't be too far off for you now...

And the young guy's t-shirt suits the car :p

EAT-30T
12-02-2008, 08:02 AM
***insert sound of crickets***

then a tumbleweed goes by in dust filled breeze......... :rolleyes:

Then there is silence... :(

SirGeo
12-02-2008, 08:26 AM
lol.. all going smoothly then i assume.. :p

EAT-30T
12-02-2008, 08:42 AM
lol.. all going smoothly then i assume.. :p

Everything goes smooth when there's nothing going on at all :rolleyes: :o LOL

meh! maybe I'll just impulse purchase some parts and max out my Visa??

cluxford
12-02-2008, 07:10 PM
Are they original panels or after market ?

PSI 05L
19-02-2008, 08:13 PM
updates my friend updates?

EAT-30T
20-02-2008, 08:04 AM
Are they original panels or after market ?



Chris they are aftermarket.... :)

EAT-30T
20-02-2008, 08:04 AM
updates my friend updates?

Yeah :rolleyes: LOL

EAT-30T
04-03-2008, 07:39 PM
Just a quick update people,

The car has changed body shops as of Today!

The car is now with Andy's Restorations.. those of you who know hot rods and customs will know Andy. :) It should be back middle of april now...

Look out for updates..... :cool:

cluxford
05-03-2008, 05:27 AM
Is this a change in direction also or just a change to move faster ?

Looking forward to some pics

EAT-30T
05-03-2008, 08:38 AM
Is this a change in direction also or just a change to move faster ?

Looking forward to some pics



No.. no changes still doing the same thing...after 4-5 months of nothing Just can't wait anymore.... I Probably should have just taken it to andy in the 1st place...

Hopefully I should be able to do some serious updates every week now!!!

EAT-30T
18-03-2008, 10:47 AM
Well I have word that work has commenced!!

With a load of parts dropped off to the sand blasters last sat...I should get those this week then there is no holding back!!.. I'll get down there and get some progress shots.

:)

EAT-30T
21-03-2008, 02:10 PM
Got a load of parts to drop off on tuesday..

Just got a heap of sand blasting done... The reports I'm getting are good so far and the car is progressing well I'm told.... I'll get some pics on tuesday!


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EAT-30T
27-03-2008, 03:39 PM
It is scheduled to go to the paint shop at the end of this month...... that being March 2007 :)

Geez what a f*cking joke!!! I just realised that its now one whole year since it has really made any real progress..... Was Due into paint march 07 goes in sep 07 leaves feb 08 (nothing done) and its march 08...... way to go! 1 year wasted..


On that note.. I'm told they are about to start blocking and its all dummy fitted right now.. I'll head down this afternoon and see whats doin!

cluxford
27-03-2008, 07:21 PM
Pics...pics...pics....and I thought my wife teased me....1 year waiting for paint pics....come on man.....

EAT-30T
27-03-2008, 08:39 PM
Okay so no paint pics as it has not quite got that far but some progress pics never the less... doesn't look like much in the pics but in person I can see whats been done! Plus the f*cking camera ran out of battery!!! :mad: The doors are hanging up drying as they are all repaired and primed ready to block and paint!! the front end is just about there... couple of little things left then high fill, block and then paint! :o


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EAT-30T
27-03-2008, 08:42 PM
More pics....



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All in all I'm so pleased with Andy's its not funny! I cant explain it... I just couldn't help but go down the road and have a few schooners at the local there :rolleyes: Can't recommend these guys enough!

Enjoy

SirGeo
27-03-2008, 09:51 PM
oooo... ya getting there, new time frame? ... i better get moving on mine...

EAT-30T
27-03-2008, 10:37 PM
oooo... ya getting there, new time frame? ... i better get moving on mine...

2 Weeks this car will be done and painted... mid april it will be home....I have no doubt about it! ;)

RSZ28
29-03-2008, 03:21 PM
2 Weeks this car will be done and painted... mid april it will be home....I have no doubt about it! ;)

That must be a relief. Looking good.

CI-1968
30-03-2008, 07:47 PM
Sheet you still have more progress then me:( Looking tops though kurt, cant wait to see this thing finished.

EAT-30T
30-03-2008, 08:37 PM
Sheet you still have more progress then me:( Looking tops though kurt, cant wait to see this thing finished.


I think the one that cant wait the most is my wife ... I can't wait to see the look on her face when it rocks up home on the tilt tray all painted up!!!

When she's happy I'm happy...... I mean f*ck it Im use to holding out and f*cking around with these things..... its 2nd nature.... this car has by far been the hardest on us... in many ways!

You aint lived life till you restored an old american car!!! That is for sure!:o what a job!


Hopefully more updates this week... no doubt that will happen

EAT-30T
30-03-2008, 08:39 PM
That must be a relief. Looking good.

I cannot explain :confused: I feel like throwing a party when she's done!

CI-1968
30-03-2008, 11:15 PM
I think the one that cant wait the most is my wife ... I can't wait to see the look on her face when it rocks up home on the tilt tray all painted up!!!

When she's happy I'm happy...... I mean f*ck it Im use to holding out and f*cking around with these things..... its 2nd nature.... this car has by far been the hardest on us... in many ways!

You aint lived life till you restored an old american car!!! That is for sure!:o what a job!


Hopefully more updates this week... no doubt that will happen

Man I will tell you one thing, in my build of the Impala, I have meet soo many top people.

EAT-30T
31-03-2008, 10:16 AM
Man I will tell you one thing, in my build of the Impala, I have meet soo many top people.

Yes building a car is a great way to meet people.... :D Both good and bad :rolleyes:

EAT-30T
31-03-2008, 03:17 PM
On this note.... I'm told the shell may have paint as soon as tomorrow!! :D

Sh*t I don't know what to do with my self???? :confused:

EAT-30T
01-04-2008, 06:27 PM
Well the day has finally come... We have paint!!



First I must show you the door....BUT You don't care right? :p
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Okay here's the good bits!!


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The master at work! :)

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EAT-30T
01-04-2008, 06:33 PM
Now inside the booth.. I could not get too close otherwise I'd risk kicking up dust and sh*t and putting crap in the paint..




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Lets just say its a happy happy house here tonight....


Big thanks to Neil (PSI_05L on here) for the body work.... Andy gave it a big thumbs up and I'm stoked with it..it blocked out real nice!.. as much as you are not happy Mr... your just too fussy you misserable bastard LOL Well done my friend... the proof is in the pudding!!!

PSI 05L
01-04-2008, 07:34 PM
thanks mate looks awersome i was begining to think it was never going to get painted they did a good job man that colour looks the goods too :D

cluxford
02-04-2008, 07:12 AM
That colour looks awesome....

Keep the pics coming...

bricho
02-04-2008, 08:15 AM
Paint looks so smooth, cant wait to see it next to mine, colour looks pretty similar but might change in the sun...

EAT-30T
02-04-2008, 08:21 AM
Paint looks so smooth, cant wait to see it next to mine, colour looks pretty similar but might change in the sun...

I have a feeling your one is on the darker side..... cos in the colour book there was a few variants!

EAT-30T
02-04-2008, 08:31 AM
That colour looks awesome....

Keep the pics coming...

Thanks..

I wanted to go close to factory GM Le Mans blue as possible.... but I thought it may be a good idea to stick with a late model variant of the colour.... easier to match should the un thinkable happen! This is from a 2000 RAV4

SirGeo
02-04-2008, 08:49 AM
Thank looks unreal man well done, all the hard work, headaches and money is paying off.... Love the color...

CI-1968
02-04-2008, 08:05 PM
Kurt, Flaming tops man. Congrats!! I absoloutly love it.

69coupe
03-04-2008, 07:23 AM
Love the colour,when do you take it home ???

EAT-30T
03-04-2008, 08:16 AM
Love the colour,when do you take it home ???


Should be home next weekend at latest they say..... I believe em :D

EAT-30T
03-04-2008, 07:34 PM
Got to see it out of the booth today!



Bonnet and roof... like glass! :D

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EAT-30T
03-04-2008, 07:36 PM
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Andy buffing the shell and MR Neil (PSI_05L) Checking out his class A chill body work!!!
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More soon.....

EAT-30T
03-04-2008, 09:53 PM
I'm very pleased with how flat it is and straight the body has come out



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CI-1968
03-04-2008, 10:47 PM
Looks awesome Kurt. When he is done I would love to see him in the flesh. What did you end up deciding to do with your interior?

69coupe
04-04-2008, 07:28 AM
Kurt
Stripe of not ????? I vote NO. Looks real classy as is and seems a shame to lay another colour over the blue - just awsome

EAT-30T
04-04-2008, 08:11 AM
Yes White SS hockey stick stripe! ;) I believe it will work good with what my intentions are for the car..... I hope :o

EAT-30T
04-04-2008, 08:13 AM
Looks awesome Kurt. When he is done I would love to see him in the flesh. What did you end up deciding to do with your interior?

Your welcome to come on down.....

I have a brand new complete trim kit factory spec... only things I'm going to do is a boot install thats about it.... just keeping in the pro tour theme.... I decided against buckets.... the standard front seats don't exactly hold you but I love the look of them!! :)

RSZ28
07-04-2008, 09:26 PM
Which area of Sydney is this paint shop? Looks nice and clean relatively

EAT-30T
07-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Which area of Sydney is this paint shop? Looks nice and clean relatively

Andy's Restorations is in Caringbah/Taren point its one of them areas on the border.. but I'm pretty certain its technically Taren point. :)

Ph: 9524 8899

Let me say Andy is very well setup for this type of work and the shop is layed out accordingly... Their schedules are spot on and there work is very good.. Price wise I'll say he is by no means cheap but by the same token not expensive or unreasonable.... Simply a case of "you get what you pay for!" You pay the $$$ but you get the results!!!

I must say at this stage of the game I would highly recommend Him! Andy has been a customer of our shop for years so I been dealing with him for quite some time now... In hindsight I should have sent it to him alot earlier in the piece... but that's life and you live and learn!

If you want something in particular you go to someone who specialises in that field... I mean if you want good quality bread you go to a baker shop not a supermarket and so forth....

EAT-30T
07-04-2008, 10:10 PM
On this note!! I need to do more shopping when it comes back..... LET THE STUPIDITY BEGIN!!!! :eek: :D :o

Wait! Did the stupidity ever stop???? :rolleyes:

RSZ28
09-04-2008, 10:48 AM
Andy's Restorations is in Caringbah/Taren point its one of them areas on the border.. but I'm pretty certain its technically Taren point. :)

Ph: 9524 8899

Let me say Andy is very well setup for this type of work and the shop is layed out accordingly... Their schedules are spot on and there work is very good.. Price wise I'll say he is by no means cheap but by the same token not expensive or unreasonable.... Simply a case of "you get what you pay for!" You pay the $$$ but you get the results!!!

I must say at this stage of the game I would highly recommend Him! Andy has been a customer of our shop for years so I been dealing with him for quite some time now... In hindsight I should have sent it to him alot earlier in the piece... but that's life and you live and learn!

If you want something in particular you go to someone who specialises in that field... I mean if you want good quality bread you go to a baker shop not a supermarket and so forth....

Thanks for the advice on Andy's. Gotta be the cleanest paint shop I have ever seen. I will certainly keep him in mind when I eventually get to paint, and maybe go meet him at some and get some advice on preparation.

I looked back through the thread, and it looks like you did your own stripping, undercoat, high fill, blocking etc. Have I got that right?

Did you hand strip, soda blast (the place at Taren Pt), or dip the body?

Cheers.

EAT-30T
09-04-2008, 01:58 PM
We paint stripped the car the good ole fashion way .. LOL oh man what a head spin..... that sh*t is strong....

Bodywork we done our selves... :) turned out very well considering.

I got more pics as my wife went down yesterday and its basically all together.. I'll post them up tonight!!!

For the first time in almost 3 years its a complete shell again and not just a pair of quarter panels and a roof LOL

CI-1968
09-04-2008, 09:42 PM
Dont tease, post!!!

EAT-30T
09-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Dont tease, post!!!

Yes got home late from C&V a mates car just made 470rwkw (600+HP through an auto) and is going to melbourne tomorrow for the LS1 nationals.. then the pub that all = wife not happy :o ooops... geez I'm a ******** at times...

I WILL get m up a bit later tonight..

EAT-30T
09-04-2008, 11:33 PM
More updates!!!


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09-04-2008, 11:37 PM
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RSZ28
10-04-2008, 01:30 PM
That body work looks excellent! Even better with the paint on it. You must be feeling really good about the progress in the last few weeks.

It looks like the LS1 Nats will be incredibly well attended. Heard of so many people finalising cars, tunes etc in the last couple weeks.

Hope it is safe for them on the road, and great competition on the track....next year maybe. 600HP though an auto.....mmmmmmm.......:p

EAT-30T
10-04-2008, 02:07 PM
That body work looks excellent! Even better with the paint on it. You must be feeling really good about the progress in the last few weeks.

It looks like the LS1 Nats will be incredibly well attended. Heard of so many people finalising cars, tunes etc in the last couple weeks.

Hope it is safe for them on the road, and great competition on the track....next year maybe. 600HP though an auto.....mmmmmmm.......:p

Yeah its coming home this weekend.... :D So I'm real pleased!

Stripes are done too and I'll be heading down after work to get more progress shots!!!!

EAT-30T
10-04-2008, 07:22 PM
Its now wearing its stripes!! :D

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Almost ready to come home!!!! Excuse the sh*thouse photography... :rolleyes:

SirGeo
10-04-2008, 11:15 PM
my jelousy is kicking in..... looking great Kurt...

Stickers or painted stripes?

CI-1968
10-04-2008, 11:19 PM
Kurt, that is simply amazing. Cant wait to see it finished man. When its done I want to see it in the flesh, just the photos are making me hor.. i mean excited.

EAT-30T
10-04-2008, 11:26 PM
Those stripes are fully painted....

CI-1968
11-04-2008, 06:20 PM
No I meant all glass in, grill, chrome etc...

EAT-30T
11-04-2008, 10:10 PM
No I meant all glass in, grill, chrome etc...

What the f*ck brother????? What you talking about..... :D :p

CI-1968
12-04-2008, 02:06 PM
I meant, I cant wait to see what it will look like when its all back together 100%. If you need anyhelp with your running gear let me know and I can fix you up with that sourt of stuff as I know a few people in that business (retail industry for parts).

EAT-30T
12-04-2008, 05:27 PM
I meant, I cant wait to see what it will look like when its all back together 100%. If you need anyhelp with your running gear let me know and I can fix you up with that sourt of stuff as I know a few people in that business (retail industry for parts).

Ah gotcha.... Thanks Steve :)

More updates too its now home

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J.J.
12-04-2008, 05:32 PM
awesome car, what are your plans for wheels, tyre size?

EAT-30T
12-04-2008, 05:37 PM
awesome car, what are your plans for wheels, tyre size?


Boyd coddington billets 18 x 8" front and rear....

EAT-30T
20-04-2008, 12:04 AM
Block is all stripped down and I have it in our acid bath at work... I'll probably drop the block and heads off to machine shop this week or next...

Then I got to go shopping for engine parts... Ie: pistons rings bearings cam etc.... Oh yeah almost forgot the procharger kit! ;)

CI-1968
20-04-2008, 12:41 PM
Block is all stripped down and I have it in our acid bath at work... I'll probably drop the block and heads off to machine shop this week or next...

Then I got to go shopping for engine parts... Ie: pistons rings bearings cam etc.... Oh yeah almost forgot the procharger kit! ;)

Kurt if you get anything from rocket or american autos let me know and I will see what I can do you for you;)

EAT-30T
20-04-2008, 04:28 PM
Kurt if you get anything from rocket or american autos let me know and I will see what I can do you for you;)

All good .. we already got a pretty good rocket account :)

I'll most probably import the parts I need myself straight from US ... even cheaper again!!

EAT-30T
03-05-2008, 01:53 PM
Just trying the boyds on the front as I never tried them with the front end sheetmetal on.... bit worried cos the car sits low... All looks good!!

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RSZ28
03-05-2008, 05:14 PM
Just trying the boyds on the front as I never tried them with the front end sheetmetal on.... bit worried cos the car sits low... All looks good!!

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Lookin good. Even that Robot from Futurama in your sig thinks so too...... :D

cluxford
03-05-2008, 07:10 PM
kurt look ove those wheels are they 17s....and how wide on the rear what sort of dish?

EAT-30T
04-05-2008, 01:41 PM
Lookin good. Even that Robot from Futurama in your sig thinks so too...... :D



You mean this guy? LOL http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5001/z5714670xq3.gif

EAT-30T
04-05-2008, 01:43 PM
kurt look ove those wheels are they 17s....and how wide on the rear what sort of dish?


Boyd Coddington Magneto 18 x 8" front and back they have 4.5" Back space... So same wheels all round on this car.... :) I'm not really a fan of staggered diameters (ie 18's front and 20's rear) I do like staggered widths though... thats hot! :D

RSZ28
04-05-2008, 08:40 PM
You mean this guy? LOL http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5001/z5714670xq3.gif


Yah that's the Bro. He's impressed no end! :D And so he should be.

How is the clearance looking? Reasonable enough clearance expected with tyres?

EAT-30T
05-05-2008, 01:43 PM
Clearance looks good... I like to have big drop (within reason) without tyre clearance issues ZERO Scrub... I'm glad I didn't go any bigger in size...

A car with the right stance can create the illusion of a bigger wheel diameter...

RSZ28
07-05-2008, 10:59 PM
Clearance looks good... I like to have big drop (within reason) without tyre clearance issues ZERO Scrub... I'm glad I didn't go any bigger in size...

A car with the right stance can create the illusion of a bigger wheel diameter...


Be interested to see how they fit / look with tyres. Then I'll know what size/backspace to use.:D

Do you mean zero scrub radius? Better steering then?

camaro_1967rs
08-05-2008, 05:50 PM
If you want to see big wheels have a look this sale on ebay for a project that never got finished but close to.

If I had some extra cash and the current exchange rate this would be a good buy around 40k

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x102/bucketofbubbles_detailing/68-Camaro-Custom-037.jpg

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=013&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=230249231121&rd=1

J.J.
12-05-2008, 01:30 PM
that looks nuts, needs to be slammed though

EAT-30T
12-05-2008, 02:52 PM
that looks nuts, needs to be slammed though

I agree... the stance is really bad on that car....

*rayman*
13-05-2008, 11:09 AM
Check out the blue 69 yenko in the link below, i think you'll like it.

http://www.diecastmusclecars.com/69camaro.htm

J.J.
13-05-2008, 12:25 PM
Check out the blue 69 yenko in the link below, i think you'll like it.

http://www.diecastmusclecars.com/69camaro.htm

the blue yenko, under coming soon, looks nuts

CI-1968
01-06-2008, 12:21 AM
Kurt any progress on this machine?

EAT-30T
01-06-2008, 08:24 PM
Kurt any progress on this machine?


Waiting on machine shop for block and heads.. gotta souce some parts.

Andy came past on Sat morning did the final buff and sliced out a couple of runs... all ready to assemble now!!


Heres a cool pic I took with my wifes new camera phone!!

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J.J.
05-06-2008, 02:22 PM
just read through the thread again, i love the colour you chose. awesome

EAT-30T
05-06-2008, 05:00 PM
Thanks.. yeah it was one of the hardest decisions to make.. but I made it long ago and stuck with it.. don't regret it one bit!

PSIWOG
11-06-2008, 11:06 AM
Hey Kurt anything new mate on the machine, have you still decided to sell it ?

EAT-30T
11-06-2008, 01:29 PM
No nothing new for now.... no longer selling... not yet

PSIWOG
11-06-2008, 09:15 PM
GOOD to hear :D

EAT-30T
12-06-2008, 07:37 PM
Got my projector headlamps today :)

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muggz
13-06-2008, 10:54 AM
So that will basically run xenon lights or that just normal bulb?

PSIWOG
13-06-2008, 01:20 PM
Looks like a normal bulb. Love the look of them though !

EAT-30T
13-06-2008, 01:51 PM
So that will basically run xenon lights or that just normal bulb?

H4 sized... I'll be getting a HID xenon setup to suit.... :)

muggz
14-06-2008, 12:51 AM
yeah def go HID's wonder how you would go with the legal side of things.
I know dealextreme.com have HID's at a decent price.
http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.711

CI-1968
19-07-2008, 02:50 PM
Kurt, whats going on with this thing now? pics pics pics??

EAT-30T
19-07-2008, 06:10 PM
Not much... its almost impossible to buy parts for this f*cking thing... I have emailed countless suppliers about my parts.. and no go?? You would think they want to make money right??? Nope... f*cking dopes! :rolleyes:

tonner
19-07-2008, 07:53 PM
Try Prodogy Custom in Florida, Iam dealing with him at the moment and Chris has been dealing with him, he is more than helpful.

Greg

EAT-30T
19-07-2008, 09:18 PM
Try Prodogy Custom in Florida, Iam dealing with him at the moment and Chris has been dealing with him, he is more than helpful.

Greg

Hi Greg,

Got a link mate?? I tried to google it but no luck???

CI-1968
19-07-2008, 11:28 PM
Not much... its almost impossible to buy parts for this f*cking thing... I have emailed countless suppliers about my parts.. and no go?? You would think they want to make money right??? Nope... f*cking dopes! :rolleyes:

What are you chasing? Maybe I can help?

tonner
20-07-2008, 12:27 AM
Hi Greg,

Got a link mate?? I tried to google it but no luck???

ProdogyCustom.com

EAT-30T
20-07-2008, 07:24 PM
What are you chasing? Maybe I can help?

Highly unlikely.. trust me ;) I need odds and ends... :(

EAT-30T
20-07-2008, 07:24 PM
ProdogyCustom.com

Thanks mate will check it out!

EAT-30T
31-07-2008, 09:47 AM
Okay quick update I have parts travelling to me which I'll basically be able to complete the outside of the car minus glass...

Also I have 383 rotating assembly and some world products 67cc heads on the way too...


**waits again** :(

cluxford
31-07-2008, 10:35 AM
no instant gratification in this game.....

EAT-30T
31-07-2008, 01:12 PM
no instant gratification in this game.....

None at all.. LOL

This car has taught me the art of patience... and frustration at the same time!

CI-1968
03-08-2008, 10:08 AM
You going manuel or auto kurt?

EAT-30T
07-08-2008, 05:09 PM
You going manuel or auto kurt?

I have a TH350 here that I have to get built and tricked up :)


On a side note my engine parts arrived today :)

383 Storker crank, Pistons, steel rods, balancer etc etc etc...

Hopeully I can get the block back from machine shop asap! :)

Fitty
12-08-2008, 01:49 PM
I have a brand new complete trim kit factory spec... Thank God for that... there's nothing like a white interior to destroy a classic.

J.J.
13-08-2008, 11:31 AM
Thank God for that... there's nothing like a white interior to destroy a classic.

a mate of mine has a Track Red XY GT that has a white interior, looks killer, really makes the car

EAT-30T
13-08-2008, 01:20 PM
Best factory white trim car IMO is a 70 Cuda with plumb crazy paint :D HOT!

camaro_1967rs
13-08-2008, 06:19 PM
Best factory white trim car IMO is a 70 Cuda with plumb crazy paint :D HOT!

I tend to agree, white can look fantastic; we have a 67 SS RS Convertable as well with Bolero Red and originally Deluxe Pearl White interior with black piping, now redone in white leather, my business partner has actually sourced new Pearl White and is looking to return it to this interior, will look fantastic.

I have seen the dark plum color in a 67/68 Camaro with white inside and it looks ballsy.

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x102/bucketofbubbles_detailing/DSC_0608.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x102/bucketofbubbles_detailing/DSC_0609.jpg

Fitty
19-08-2008, 04:50 PM
a mate of mine has a Track Red XY GT that has a white interior, looks killer, really makes the carI tend to agree, white can look fantastic; we have a 67 SS RS Convertable as well with Bolero Red and originally Deluxe Pearl White interior with black piping, now redone in white leather, my business partner has actually sourced new Pearl White and is looking to return it to this interior, will look fantastic.Same as anything with cars I suppose, each to their own. I'm just not a fan.

muggz
19-08-2008, 05:00 PM
I tend to agree, white can look fantastic; we have a 67 SS RS Convertable as well with Bolero Red and originally Deluxe Pearl White interior with black piping, now redone in white leather, my business partner has actually sourced new Pearl White and is looking to return it to this interior, will look fantastic.

I have seen the dark plum color in a 67/68 Camaro with white inside and it looks ballsy.



That convertible wouldnt happen to come from WA by any chance?
I used to own the sister car to this (if im correct) :D

Nev68
19-08-2008, 07:28 PM
... and the steering wheel is on the wrong side :-)

camaro_1967rs
27-08-2008, 08:08 AM
That convertible wouldnt happen to come from WA by any chance?
I used to own the sister car to this (if im correct) :D
No its a victorian car delivered by GM and converted here during the early years, 327 car now strong 454 t700 9"

69camaro
27-08-2008, 09:57 AM
No its a victorian car delivered by GM and converted here during the early years, 327 car now strong 454 t700 9"

The guy who owns it isn't in Malvern or Glen Iris area is he? I think his name was George maybe...

camaro_1967rs
30-08-2008, 08:15 AM
The guy who owns it isn't in Malvern or Glen Iris area is he? I think his name was George maybe...

yes on both accounts

EAT-30T
09-09-2008, 04:35 PM
I should mention my block is ready for dummy assembly :) ;)

:D

camaro_1967rs
10-09-2008, 07:40 AM
I should mention my block is ready for dummy assembly :) ;)

:D


I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU GET THE BLOCK ASSEMBLED BY A PROFESSIONAL NOT A DUMMY:D

EAT-30T
10-09-2008, 04:27 PM
I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU GET THE BLOCK ASSEMBLED BY A PROFESSIONAL NOT A DUMMY:D

In that case no consuming alcoholic beverages whilst assembling motor?? I tend to get a bit dumb :p

ha ha :D Nah on a serious note got the crank in last night just need to assemble pistons and rods and get piston to deck height then send to machine shop for final machining :)

RSZ28
15-09-2008, 08:22 AM
In that case no consuming alcoholic beverages whilst assembling motor?? I tend to get a bit dumb :p

ha ha :D Nah on a serious note got the crank in last night just need to assemble pistons and rods and get piston to deck height then send to machine shop for final machining :)

Where you get your machine work done?

EAT-30T
15-09-2008, 08:57 AM
In tune @ peakhurst... :)

PSI 05L
08-10-2008, 10:35 PM
at this rate man it should be done for summernats after all

EAT-30T
08-10-2008, 11:05 PM
at this rate man it should be done for summernats after all



You f*cking smart ass :p you know my situation dont play with my pain :o

Motor goes in for final machining and balancing this week... probably drop off transmission sometime in the next week or so... (dunno who yet)

Motor, box, driveshaft & diff in car by years end.... I think I'm having second thoughts about the diff I got the boss on my back pushing me to build up a nice fabbed, braced 9" housing for it! I'd be stupid not to! :) it will seriously add more eye candy for this car no doubt!

AUSCAMARO
09-10-2008, 04:44 AM
754

This car is gunna look SICK!

I luuurrrrv the paint.. Nice choice of wheels by the way :cool: Damn fine indeed!

Mitch

CI-1968
27-10-2008, 10:33 PM
How you going with the running gear on this man?

EAT-30T
28-10-2008, 08:28 PM
Motor is ready to come back to me :)

camaro_1967rs
28-10-2008, 09:35 PM
Motor is ready to come back to me :)

PicS Pics PICS PICS piCtureS did I mention PICS PiCS?

EAT-30T
12-11-2008, 12:26 AM
Motor is back.. but there's always a BUT ... someone lost the main caps didn't they.... :(

AUSCAMARO
12-11-2008, 08:36 PM
WHAT, how the hell does that happen?

Mitch

RSZ28
17-11-2008, 07:17 AM
Motor is back.. but there's always a BUT ... someone lost the main caps didn't they.... :(

Just cant get good help these days can you :( .

CI-1968
24-11-2008, 10:14 PM
did you get your caps sourted man? you must be burning to drive it ay...

EAT-30T
25-11-2008, 11:12 AM
did you get your caps sourted man? you must be burning to drive it ay...

Yeah man... got em the other day... assembly starts tonight :)

RSZ28
28-11-2008, 04:00 PM
Yeah man... got em the other day... assembly starts tonight :)

Good luck with the build Kurt. Hope that little Robot guy in your sig is good at holding parts and tools for you.

Thanks again also for getting the brake lines done for my 68. Brakes work excellently! :cool:

EAT-30T
01-12-2008, 08:43 AM
No worries Ian :)

I gotta get motivated though.... it's hard sometimes!

EAT-30T
01-12-2008, 02:54 PM
Parts came for me to start fabricating my 9" diff housing! :)

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