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Old 07-11-2007, 09:58 PM
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:47 PM
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Looks awesome...how big are those front discs 285mm ?
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:11 PM
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thanks guy's.. and yeah they are 280'ish.. they are 11" 1979-81 Malibu rotors.
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:19 PM
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any progress on this steve?cant wait to see it once it is finished
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:01 AM
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[QUOTE=SirGeo;3858]Well i thought if anything i might aswell put up a pic of where I am at..

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I sprayed my control arms (thanks Jim ), bonnet hinges and various washers bolts etc... and before anyone says.. why spray them now... my answer will be.. because I could and I was bored...

mmm shiny!

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Hi Sir Geo,

Your Camaro project is inspirational. A real transformation. A real credit to you and looks better all the time.

What type of paint did you use on the subframe and control arms etc?

And....did you remove/replace all the control arm bushing personally? If so, any special stuff you needed like spacers etc in conjunction with a press?

Thanks for any info.

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Old 03-12-2007, 09:35 AM
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Cheers.. I'm hanging to get more work done on it…

For the paint it's just a Protec (#604) 2K chassis black, good thing about it is it is designed to go directly on metal, as long as the surface is clean it will stick (i.e. you can just wipe with degreaser if you feel lazy enough).. You loose some of the gloss if you just wipe and spray but it works, used it on the undercarriage of some of my other cars...

I prepped it properly though, with etch and undercoat, hence why it's a bit shinier… Good stuff, only thing that sucks about it is you need to use the protec reducer/thinners/hardeners.. I found other brands just wouldn't mix well…

I removed the bushings myself (all but 1), just used a hammer bit of pipe and wood A press would have made it easier, but I'm not afraid to hurt myself (which I did) and sweat a bit (I need the exercise)… For putting them in, basically the same way, bit of soft wood hammer and I also used a clamp to help squeeze some in (didn't have a vice handy).. I found I didn't need any spacers, which I was told I would.. All of them fit in very snug, I had to actually open one or 2 up a bit to get them in.., All except 1, but I think I've fixed the problem… I'll put up a post during the week with the issue…

Biggest issue I had putting them all together was getting the spring and shocker in together.. I bought some spring compressors but they wouldn't fit.. But I found a use for them, I used them on the bracket the holds the rubber stopper at the top and the control arm at the bottom to help squeeze it all together, worked out great...

And here's the most recent pic I took of it (have been working on the other project a '26 Chev and am running out of room.. Hence the new guards )

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As you can see I flipped the brakes, easy enough.. And now the turning circle is much better
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:51 AM
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[QUOTE=SirGeo;4011]Cheers.. I'm hanging to get more work done on it…

And here's the most recent pic I took of it (have been working on the other project a '26 Chev and am running out of room.. Hence the new guards )

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Thanks Sir G,

The 2k is only for spraying in a filtered air booth right? Or am I missing some details in what I have read.

Now wouldnt a camaro with a 26 chev front turn some heads on the street.... (?)

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Old 06-12-2007, 10:11 AM
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Yeah 2K should be sprayed in a booth if it's going on the body an your going for show quality.. but for subframe etc, just a clean sealed area is fine.. make sure you wear some masks so you don't inhale too many fumes and it's fine...

We actually do have a spray booth at our factory.. not a proper running water booth etc.. but an old office at the back that we sealed and converted to a booth with fans, filters etc... does the job... Thats where i sprayed all the little stuff...

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Old 07-12-2007, 07:46 PM
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OK. Great, thanks. Do you notice any effects even with masks? I have done epoxy with a mask (rolled on a floor) and well ventilated, if I did it in the evening I had trouble sleeping.

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Old 10-12-2007, 03:54 PM
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nah no probs, I use proper masks with in date filters and im fine....

How much epoxy you spraying to cause you that much trouble?
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nah no probs, I use proper masks with in date filters and im fine....

How much epoxy you spraying to cause you that much trouble?
Rolled on water based epoxy on concrete. 50 sq m. Can't smell the fumes with the right filters in the mask, but it did have some effect.
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Old 28-12-2007, 03:47 PM
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Finally an update worth putting...

spent the last few days prepping the front to get the guards on.. bolted the subframe on, made a stand to hold it all up etc..

Had a few hic-ups getting one of the guards right, but all in all I think they sit fairly well.. no where near the %110 I would like them to be, but I have plenty of time to work on that..

Thing I'm most happy about is when I put the bonnet in it sat square, not wonky edges, all nice and straight.. still need to get it on the hinges but its looking good so far..

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Very cool...wish I could show as much output over the break....but sadly I can't

Now, are you running a bumper bar wrecking yard in the background there....
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Old 29-12-2007, 08:39 PM
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I have to share my work space with my fathers busineess (it's at his factory).. He's a plastic/fibreglass repairer, thats just some of his old stock in the background.. i think he piles it up to try and hide my car....
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