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  1. #31
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    Default 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????
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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    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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    Default I'm Impressed!

    The title says it all, but not nearly effective enough to compliment you on your work. Looking awesome!
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    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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    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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    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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    Wow! Beautiful work
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    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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