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Old 31-12-2014, 04:32 PM
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Project Deadpool

Hey guys,

So some of you would have seen my car in the Reader's Rides section. It's a 70 Camaro. I bought the car in late 2012 following a marriage breakup and it gave me something to focus on at the time. I bought it off a fellow member here, trucked it up to Qld and wanted to drive it for 2 years before starting a tear down and build. Have done that and recently had it at the drags for the first time and have been having an absolute blast with the car.

Well, rego ran out a few days ago and I've been accumulating parts for a while, so now is the time. I've posted a couple of photos and from a distance the car doesn't look too bad. But the paint is bad, the rear right quarter has rivets in it etc. I also want to do the interior and motor. It has a fairly fresh 350 crate vortec which goes pretty well. However, I want to stroke it, cam it and see where it takes me from there.

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I plan to do as much of the work as I can myself. I haven't done anything on this scale before, but am keen to learn and have a body guy help with welding etc. I've given myself 12 months for the build, and the tear down starts next week. Wish me luck. I'll post pictures as work progresses.

By the way, I was telling my 13 year old son that I wanted to find a name for the car and he said it reminds him of the comic character Deadpool. Deadpool is a fictional character, a mercenary and anti-hero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Deadpool's superpower is to regenerate himself when he gets injured or damaged. I kind of liked the idea, and I'm sticking with the current red and black colour scheme, the same colours as Deadpool.

Any tips and hints along the way are most welcomed.

Thanks

Darren
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Old 31-12-2014, 04:49 PM
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G'day darren good onya for having a go mate. My only tip is it'll take you twice as long and cost twice as much as you think it will, if you haven't done it before. Not being smart that's probably conservative on the real finished cost. I love the 2nd gens and would have bought one but the missus doesn't like them. Maybe I need a breakup so I can get one to good luck with it mate.
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Old 31-12-2014, 06:49 PM
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Best of luck with it mate. The only way to learn is to get in and do it. My advice, with the beauty of digital cameras now document everything as you pull it apart, you can then refer to the picture when the time comes to put it back together.

As far as the paint and body work goes remember that the preparation is what will make the paint look good. Feel free to ask any questions re the paint. There are a few of us painters lurking around here.

Looking forward to keeping track of this one.

Biggest thing is to remember to have fun with it I reckon.
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Old 31-12-2014, 07:06 PM
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Hey Darren , great to see youíve set yourself up with a good starting point.
Iím becoming increasingly fond of the 2nd gen camaros.

Deadpool - wicked name (and character too)

But as Ken mentioned, youíre going to need time, patience and $$, but the rewards will be there once you get it done
Nothing better than taking out a ride that has your own blood sweat & tears in it

Plenty of guys / cars / opinions on here to draw from
Will be watching the build unfold
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Nice car. My favourite 2nd gen is the F-bomb. Good luck.
Deadpool was also a Dirty Harry movie.
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Good stuff Darren....

My advice, don't do things half arsed!!

I knew my engine wasn't going to cope with a supercharger, but I just wanted to say that I had done it. That said, it was cool driving it for a short while with one on!!

as far as engine is concerned, I just had mine rebuilt by a really cluey fella, if you need an engine done at a reasonable price he can sort you out:




should be upwards of 350hp (heard the 400hp number being thrown around a bit, not sure if it is quite up there though), can take a 200 shot of nitrous no problems and didn't cost me my leg. Shane is located on the Sunshine Coast and works on some amazing cars for a day job......

let me know when you are ready and I can hook you up.

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Old 01-01-2015, 10:28 AM
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Thanks guys,

I'm really looking forward to tearing in and have been researching for the last 2 years. Ash, I will be looking for someone to help me with notching and clearancing the block etc. and maybe even assembly. I'll let you know when I'm ready and get the details.

I'll keep the photos coming as it progresses.

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Old 01-01-2015, 10:33 AM
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Darren i wouldn't let it run out of rego ....a big no no i reckon
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Cool, dig the second gen.....
Looking forward to the build
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Love the 'Deadpool' reference, great choice.
Good luck with the build Darren.
Post lots of pics.
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Old 01-01-2015, 03:20 PM
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Darren i wouldn't let it run out of rego ....a big no no i reckon
Hi Al,

Thanks for the advice. Just thinking I could use the money on the car rather than paying dead money for rego. I don't think I'll have any issues getting a safety certificate for it when it is done but would be grateful for your view on why I should keep it registered. Always keen to learn and accept advice from others.

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2nd Gen's are way cool. look forward to the updates Darren
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Fellow second Gen lover here Darren. Good luck with it.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:18 PM
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Hi Al,

Thanks for the advice. Just thinking I could use the money on the car rather than paying dead money for rego. I don't think I'll have any issues getting a safety certificate for it when it is done but would be grateful for your view on why I should keep it registered. Always keen to learn and accept advice from others.

Regards

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Well i can only speak from a NSW point of view ....But in a build things change drastically , you start changing things which would save you a lot of pain not going near a rego office for another rego check.......in NSW we have to take it in every year
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join a club, then $180 a year for concessional rego.... not that much really
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