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    High school history....... 36 years

    This is my high school RS/SS 67 Camaro that I purchased in 1981. It has been through many changes in its lifetime but as far as I can remember (before the terms restomod or pro-touring), I always wanted a mix of classic with modern.
    i had it in a local shop several years ago who appeared to do nice work but much was hidden. After finding many issues I took the car to Chassis Crafters in Daytona Beach to fix it and do it right.
    Plans include DSE suspension upgrades, modern wiring, late model interior upgrades and a Holley EFI 383 w/TKO 600 and 12 bolt 3:73Name:  image.jpg
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    Pallet of new AMD sheet metal. Great working with Real Deal Steel in Sanford, Fl
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    Old meets new
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    Just want a place for my Mt. Dew and cell phone
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    The previous shop used so much bondo built up on the quarter patches that they ground 3/8" of an inch off the rear spoiler to allow clearance when the trunk closed. So subtle that I didn't even catch it. Luckily I had another stock rear spoiler sitting in my garage for when the car is done correctly this time.
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    And here's where we stand today

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    You know, I'll never understand why the people that work on these cars for others (when finding a hidden problem), won't just let the customer know and let them decide what to do. It's their car and if it costs extra let the customer make the decision as to where to go from there. If they want to spend the extra money fine, if not, fine. I'm serious, I just don't understand it. They'd rather botch it up and then out the door. Really?

    Carl Wilson
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    Yeah lesson hard learned. Some people think their skills are greater than they actually are. Luckily I saw a post on Facebook about the quality of work Chassis Crafters does only 45 minutes from my house and took the car there. Like everyone says, better to find out now than after paint. Now it will be done better and will last me another 36 years.
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    Almost ready to go back together

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    Wow! 36 years. Mine is a similar story, but only 15 years since high school. Looks like you're doing it right!!
    -Mitch
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    68 Firebird, 428 Pontiac, CNC'd KRE Al d-ports, hyd roller, EFI, TKO600, TCI Eng complete chassis, Ridetech, Kore3 C6Z brakes, C5Z 18" with 315 rivals x4, C6zr1 mufflers
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    It looks like it is getting done the right way now. Got a great start on it now.

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    New panels being fitted. Car is going back together quick but with a lot of attention to details at Chassis Crafters

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    Nice to see it coming back together quickly. Keep the updates coming!!

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    Car is whole again.

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    You have a nicer finish on your inside panels then I do on my outside panels.
    Some times I'm fast sometimes I'm half-fast

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    Getting closer to paint.

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    Where she stands today. Almost ready to have paint applied.

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