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    Thread: 1968 Camaro

    1. #21
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      Quote Originally Posted by Gmachine1911 View Post
      Nice build! Iím liking the patina on the car...itíd be awesome if you were able to keep it as you fix everything on the body.
      I was thinking the same thing, but that last picture I saw where he scuffed it all down. Figured there was more to the story.


      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid, Z51 brakes, 12 bolt, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE
      1976 T/A LS1, 6 Speed, C5 front brakes, and etc. SOLD

    2. #22
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      Lots of great progress! keep it up.

    3. #23
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      I haven't gotten a whole lot done on the car over the last 6 months or so. Covid has pretty much crushed my business, so I've been working a 2nd job just to try to pay the bills. I'll try to get back on here in the next few days and bring you up to speed on everything else, but I figured I'd show off the rear end a little. Justin did an awesome job. We used the 12 bolt that came in the car. Narrowed it, welded up the Speedtech brackets, welded up the MillerBuilt floaters, put in a TrueTrac, 3.73's, and 33 spline Strange axles (no pics of those), and got the Wilwood Aero 4's on. Justin wanted to add the bracing, which I think turned out really cool. He built the sway bar brackets into those.

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    4. #24
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      Nice progress, the tire and wheel combo is spot on!! Looks awesome.

    5. #25
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      Sweet job on the rear,beautiful welds I like the way it looks from the back.
      Wayne
      Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
      Project FNQUIK https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ghlight=FNQUIK

    6. #26
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      Quote Originally Posted by kmc3420 View Post
      Nice progress, the tire and wheel combo is spot on!! Looks awesome.
      Thanks! Iím really happy with how they turned out.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Motown 454 View Post
      Sweet job on the rear,beautiful welds I like the way it looks from the back.
      Thank you! Yeah, Justin is by far the best welder that I know. Very talented guy and he doesnít charge me nearly what he should.

    7. #27
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      Ok, time to catch up a bit. The car had some rust issues in the rear quarters, in the rear window channel, and in the trunk weatherstrip channel. My plan all along was to tackle those when I got confident enough with my welding. Between work and life I just wasn't able to put much time into the car. And then I had a project come up at the house and it was a good time to get the car out of the garage for a while. So after some research I settled on taking the car to Riggs Fabrication and Restoration in Justin, TX for some help. This turned out to be a great decision. Jay and Shari Riggs have a great team of guys. It's a first class operation. The quarters were the main focus. At first anyway...

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    8. #28
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      Then I figured that since it was there I'd ask them to take care of some other stuff for me. First, I had them shave the drip rails. Jay asked me if I wanted them smooth, or with a little ridge. I left that part up to them and I'm glad I did. They put a little "lip" on them. Just gives it a little something extra I think. Then I thought it would be cool if they could smooth the firewall for me. They had an extremely high end Firebird that they were working on and they put a design on the firewall. I thought it looked awesome so I asked if we could do something similar on mine. They asked what I wanted it to look like. Again I left that part completely up to them. And again I was not disappointed.Name:  IMG_7595.jpg
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    9. #29
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      They then set the driveline angle, and cut and modified the trans tunnel. I also asked them to go ahead and weld in the DSE subframe connectors for me. They also cleaned up some of my welds on the floor and trunk pans, and gave the same treatment to my welds on the tubs. Then seam sealed everything. Oh yeah, they also replaced a dented outer rocker panel on the driver side.
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    10. #30
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      Last thing was to hang all of the new sheetmetal on the front. No time was spent gapping because that just wasn't in the budget yet. Here it is back in the garage. Now I can get back to work on the stuff I'm more suited to do. And now I'll start saving for paint.
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      Oh yeah, stating the obvious at this point but I went with 67 quarters and fenders because I wanted the marker lights gone.

    11. #31
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      Looks killer, awesome work

    12. #32
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jk918 View Post
      Looks killer, awesome work
      Thank you!

    13. #33
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      Great progress!! Should be a beast when you are done.


      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid, Z51 brakes, 12 bolt, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE
      1976 T/A LS1, 6 Speed, C5 front brakes, and etc. SOLD

    14. #34
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      Quote Originally Posted by ryeguy2006a View Post
      Great progress!! Should be a beast when you are done.
      Thanks man, I appreciate it!!

    15. #35
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      Looks great. I spied Tx plate, which part of the state are you in?
      Tu Ho
      Firebird V2-LS swap

    16. #36
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      Keep up the great work....

      Following along!

      Cheers!

    17. #37
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      Quote Originally Posted by rickpaw View Post
      Looks great. I spied Tx plate, which part of the state are you in?
      Thank you! I’m in Fort Worth.

    18. #38
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kuhlhaus View Post
      Following along!

      Cheers!
      Thanks!

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