Pete's 1981 Convertible Z28 Biuld Thread 12/11 - 3/2012

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  1. Fbodywarehouse

    Fbodywarehouse Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

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    Pete's 1981 Convertible Z28 Build Thread

    Ok Guys time to make this one thread and show some work and progress for you all on this car.

    My biggest gripe on the car were a few thing:
    1. It had red interior, and we did the red decals which once on the car I hated.
    2. It had some floor issues.

    I got the car home Friday from a clean up on paint and body and a new decal kit and now I will focus on the interior (Going silver or black and adding some Y/O 17 N-90s to the mix.

    So here we go:
    Starting point.
    9/2011
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    11/2011 --- Pigeon Forge Grand Rod Run (After Adding the decal kit in red)
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  2. Fbodywarehouse

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    11-2012 The last cruise night I took it to prior to tear down:
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    A picture of our Blk Silverado, 1981 T/A and the Z28:
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  3. Fbodywarehouse

    Fbodywarehouse Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

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    I knew the floors had some rust but NEVER expected this!

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    So we called Ken for Hotlanta and he came and got her for some TLC

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    He got right to it and we now have great floors!
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  4. Fbodywarehouse

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    Next in line was the decal, none to red was an improvement but I am no chick and don't dig red so was time to add some PoP and make it a bit more aggressive!

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  5. Fbodywarehouse

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    So next up on the docket is where the car meets the road! The rims are not to my taste and I figured the N-90s would look good, the 17 inch N-90s would look better!

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    That is where I am at right now. Will add some rubber to the rims and then tackle the interior.

    Other things still to come, new badges, new OER tail lamps, and nose tus signals.

    Last thing to complete will be a new bonnet and some work on the top to get it back up to snuff.
     
  6. buckeye79

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    Silver stripes definitely look better than the red on that car
     
  7. Fbodywarehouse

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    I agree once the Y/O rims are on there it will make a world of difference.
     
  8. mgoad1971

    mgoad1971 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yup!! I plan on putting that on my SIlver 1980. Does your kit come with the "Air Induction" decals and hood decal too?
     
  9. RACEHOME

    RACEHOME New Member

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    Pete,

    Your convertible is looking much better! Nice job!

    I'm doing research on convertible 2nd gen Camaros. Is that an NCE Camaro conversion?

    Tony Huntimer
    Camaro Performers Magazine
     
  10. 3-Z'S GUY

    3-Z'S GUY New Member

    i work at ausleys chevelle parts i saw your camaro at grand run it looked very good man
     

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