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  • #31
    Coming Along Nicely

    The panels look great. The one that has the brace going through it (right below the intercooler piece)...I didn't see a break in the brace or panel to get the tube through it. How????
    Miller Syncrowave 200
    Homemade Water Cooler
    130XP MIG
    Spectrum 375
    60 year old Logan Lathe
    Select Machine and Tool Mill
    More stuff than I can keep track of..

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    • #32
      Originally posted by nocheepgas View Post
      The panels look great. The one that has the brace going through it (right below the intercooler piece)...I didn't see a break in the brace or panel to get the tube through it. How????
      When I put those braces in I wondered how I could get a clean look at the firewall. So, I welded a plug in the end of the tube, cut it to fit, then drilled & tapped it. I ran a bolt through a gusset welded in the chassis, then welded the font of the tube to the strut brace. It's a tight fit, but I then just removed the blot & slid the panel behind it.

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      • #33
        Everybody (but me) had to work this weekend, we celebrated Father's day Thursday, so I had the weekend to work on the firewall. Got a fair amount done.

        Since this WILL be a street legal car, I found a new spot to display the trim code tag.







        I stuffed it between the strut tube & the inlet side of the intercooler.
        Also made paper patterns for a couple more pieces of the puzzle.

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        • #34
          I decided to stamp a "Camaro: logo in the driver's side panel









          The press and bead rolling oil canned the panel a little but I think it will straighten out when I put the 7/8" tabs on the top & bottom with the brake.

          It came out fairly clean, even the little piece in the top of the "o" stamped. That part was about 1/2 the size of a pencil eraser. When I paint the firewall I'll paint the logo over this, the stamping will give it a little extra "pop".

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          • #35
            I only have one word. ****.

            As seems to be the trend...that looks awesome, and is starting to really come together.

            I wish I had a CNC machine, and a home shop...
            Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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            • #36
              I'm Impressed!

              The title says it all, but not nearly effective enough to compliment you on your work. Looking awesome!
              Miller Syncrowave 200
              Homemade Water Cooler
              130XP MIG
              Spectrum 375
              60 year old Logan Lathe
              Select Machine and Tool Mill
              More stuff than I can keep track of..

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              • #37
                Thanks on fire & nocheepgas. I appreciate the compliments.

                The more I looked at the Camaro panel the more things I found I didn't like. The deal breaker was when the bead rolled lines didn't match up to panel next to it. So, tonight I knocked out another one. It didn't take long since I had the stamp & measurements from the first "prototype". [ prototype = politically correct term to describe "junk part"]. I had to lay the panels in place to see how it was going to look. There's a lot of massaging to be do to get everything to fit, but it is getting closer.

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                • #38
                  Hey pro-z,
                  From an 'ol timer, I wanted to commend you on your project with layout & execution. I've been watching since your first post. Your posting of progression is superb & I'm sure many youngsters/newbies contemplating such an undertaking will appreciate your efforts. Since I do 6-8 classic/show car resto's a year, I can see you are talented with your quality approach to do it right the first time. Kudos....

                  Denny
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                  • #39
                    Wow! Beautiful work
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                    • #40
                      Thanks UH60LCHIEF
                      Denny, thanks for the comments. Your right it is a lot of work but it's a good way to get away from the grind from time to time.

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                      • #41
                        Hey Pro!

                        Nice to see you showing your work here as well as NastyZ!!!

                        Man! You are putting in such nice detail work that it will be tough to imagine you taking that monster down the track when it's done!

                        Hope all the rules stay consistent so you don't have to change much to be comp legal!

                        Catch you around!

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Kamikaze View Post
                          Hey Pro!

                          Nice to see you showing your work here as well as NastyZ!!!

                          Man! You are putting in such nice detail work that it will be tough to imagine you taking that monster down the track when it's done!

                          Hope all the rules stay consistent so you don't have to change much to be comp legal!

                          Catch you around!
                          Thanks Kamikaze. I changed the "camaro" panel one last time. This is the one I think I'll stick with. Still have a fair amount of tweaking & aligning to do & a couple small side panels to make.

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                          • #43
                            Any Progress?

                            No new updates in the last month, making any progress?
                            Miller Syncrowave 200
                            Homemade Water Cooler
                            130XP MIG
                            Spectrum 375
                            60 year old Logan Lathe
                            Select Machine and Tool Mill
                            More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                            • #44
                              Nothing lately. This is my busy time of the year with signs (mostly road construction & heavy equipment). Things should slow down in a month or so. Gotta' make hay when the sun shines.

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                              • #45
                                looking good
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