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Old 25-10-2016, 10:42 PM
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stripped the front end away over the weekend. It's actually not that time consuming when you don't need to look after any of the parts. Most of the disassembly was done using a 5" cutting disc and pry bar.

Looks naked



Fairly solid impact on the passenger side of the subframe. Dunno if this sort of damage is repairable?





I'll be removing the roof, drip rail and window moulding trim in the next few weeks. Looks like there are special tools to assist in this. Are these worth while?
I've already bent the rocker 'spears' removing them
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Old 26-10-2016, 08:04 AM
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A coach-builder may be able to repair it, although weigh up your costs as you may be able to source a complete std sub frame for the repair price. (Saw one this morning on Gumtree $800ono, ex-east but)
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Old 26-10-2016, 08:51 AM
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Good work Sean.

Have you got the bent panels up on the wall yet?

Good thing you didn't replace that chin spoiler from one of the previous Apocalaps!

Have you gone shopping for those fender size suitcases yet?
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Old 28-10-2016, 10:27 AM
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Good work Sean.

Have you got the bent panels up on the wall yet?

Good thing you didn't replace that chin spoiler from one of the previous Apocalaps!

Have you gone shopping for those fender size suitcases yet?


Haven't hung them on the wall yet, but the side of my house now looks like this (hot water system died last month)



I'm probably going to hang the valence panel on the wall. It tells a pretty good story

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Old 28-10-2016, 07:05 PM
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What r u up to you need to make sure the chassis is not bent...AND IM NOT TALKING ABOUT THE ENDS
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Old 20-11-2016, 04:21 PM
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What r u up to you need to make sure the chassis is not bent...AND IM NOT TALKING ABOUT THE ENDS
Whatever happens, I'll take the time to ensure the body and frame is aligned. I'm leaning more and more to replacement aftermarket subframe and 4-link/torque arm rear. alignment will be part of the install

Exhaust is out and all the plumbing is removed. Interior next and then windows and mouldings after that.

Doing a bit of automotive archaeology, looks like this may have been an RS car originally?

Vacuum canister under LHS front guard



and vacuum lines running through the firewall at some stage

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Old 29-11-2016, 10:21 PM
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Whatever happens, I'll take the time to ensure the body and frame is aligned. I'm leaning more and more to replacement aftermarket subframe and 4-link/torque arm rear. alignment will be part of the install

Exhaust is out and all the plumbing is removed. Interior next and then windows and mouldings after that.

Doing a bit of automotive archaeology, looks like this may have been an RS car originally?

Vacuum canister under LHS front guard



and vacuum lines running through the firewall at some stage

I just found one of these in my car as well!! Im not 100% sure what they are for but I don't think they are for brakes or RS headlights....

My best guess is they are something to do with cars that came with factory AC as all of the vents were originally vacuum driven...Anyone else know for sure?
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Old 30-11-2016, 08:38 AM
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http://www.camaros.net/forums/18-eng...1-4-panel.html

This guy says it is too Luke.

Bin it Sean! you don't need any of that speed stealing weight! Because Apocalaps.
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Old 30-11-2016, 09:11 AM
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I think you're correct Luke and Tom. My car is a factory A/C car and there is a vacuum diaphragm powered vent under the cowl.

Definitely some weight that can be removed

Every ounce counts, I might even end up doing this to my chassis...

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Old 30-11-2016, 10:00 AM
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Old 18-05-2017, 03:24 PM
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Loooooong overdue update!

Progress has been slow due to: taking 2 months off to trip around the USA, starting a new job that's 9-5 and not FIFO, buying a new toy that needed work and being poor after the 2 month holiday.

Pretty intent on getting it stripped completely over the next 2-3 months

New toy, 89 suburban V2500. 350 on straight gas, t400, 4x4, RHD conversion and a sh!t-tonne of room inside... not to mention a very interesting paint job.
It should be very helpful in moving car parts about in future.



Progress on the Camaro. Have removed:
  • exhaust
  • cut the subframe connectors
  • Vinyl roof
  • Wiring
  • Steering column
  • everything in the dash (heater box and ducting was a b!tch)
  • Brakes

Worst of the rust under the vinyl. It looks pretty repairable


The dash was was a pain to pull everything out of, but firewall is now bare


Engine and trans is disconnected from the body, just need to drop the subframe bolts


Next steps:
  • Remove front seats, headliner, carpet and rear seats
  • remove glass
  • remove rear diff and fuel tank
  • Lift body off the subframe and put the engine on a stand

hopefully have the body blasted in the next few months and I'll have a full understanding of required rust repairs

...and yes Denton, I have started decorating the house with the panels
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Old 18-05-2017, 09:09 PM
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Worth the wait, that family wagon is sweet!

That's some priceless art there too! Pretty rare, unlike mustang parts. ;-)
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Old 18-05-2017, 11:18 PM
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Congratulations on the new ride Sean, Looks like that hoist is really going to come in handy .
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:25 PM
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making slow progress still, which is better than none.

Interior is completely gutted now. Removed the front and rear windscreens. Salvaged the rear window, but cracked the front while removing.

Found some rust that's been poorly repaired in front of the wheel houses. Picture doesn't show it, but this is rusted into the inner rocker panel. The patch was just bogged over the hole, not even welded. This obviously indicates a bigger issue on the inner rocker panels.



Wheel tub rust isn't a concern as I'll be mini-tubbing the car

The rear windscreen frame is rusted through in one section, looks like I can buy a full replacement for that panel which will be easier than patching.




Removing the carpet, I found these creases on the firewall. Is this a common panel stamping imperfection or is this something that may have happened in the crash?

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making slow progress still, which is better than none.

Interior is completely gutted now. Removed the front and rear windscreens. Salvaged the rear window, but cracked the front while removing.

Found some rust that's been poorly repaired in front of the wheel houses. Picture doesn't show it, but this is rusted into the inner rocker panel. The patch was just bogged over the hole, not even welded. This obviously indicates a bigger issue on the inner rocker panels.



Wheel tub rust isn't a concern as I'll be mini-tubbing the car

The rear windscreen frame is rusted through in one section, looks like I can buy a full replacement for that panel which will be easier than patching.




Removing the carpet, I found these creases on the firewall. Is this a common panel stamping imperfection or is this something that may have happened in the crash?

It's part of the stamping process
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