1970 Camaro Project - Seattle Area

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Ribbs, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Ribbs

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    The engine is a thing of beauty....
     

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    "Just fixing a few things"....is how we all wound up here!!! Welcome to the club!!
     
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    And your color scheme is what I'm after. We're going with a white and flat black stripes. Mine has the RS nose and split bumpers as well as the small rear spoiler.
     
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    My Inspiration

    I grew up in Alaska and there was a guy in high school that had a real 70 1/2 Z28. The last time I saw the guy was around 1983. He knew what he had and didn't drive it much, leaving it garaged. It may have seen a pass or two at the local drag strip. It sure was cool. I always thought that car was badass.

    Fast forward to 2013. I finally got some time to create a car that can help me scratch that itch without breaking the bank. For mine, I had a local guy that relocated from Alaska do my machine work. I have posted that picture in a prior post.

    When I took my engine out to Mike I told him about my project and the inspiration. He says to me, I know where that car is. He takes me into another part of his garage where his car collection is, rips back the car cover, and there it is. He bought it in 1985. It has 38K original miles. He paid $6K for it. I offered him $7K on the spot. He laughed. Here is the car.

    Awesome stuff.
     

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    I needed a parts truck....

    So I bought this two weeks ago. It needs something though.......
     

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    Ahhh, that is better

    One weekend later, 6" in the rear and 4" in the front. Serious pain and poor instructions; but I prevailed.
     

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    You've got an nice project. I'll be watching for more.
     
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    Keep the pictures and progress coming. Will be watching to see the progress.
     
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    Hello Ribbs, I live in Auburn,WA but am a Seattle native where I still work
    "on the waterfront".

    I have never seen the classic copper Z-28 at any local show. Where was the
    outdoor picture taken ???

    Would like to talk with you about your local machinist friend ??

    Thanks
     
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    Hey Chuck,

    He lives in Enumclaw. He is a pretty low key guy and I believe he spends most of his time working to get his business up and running. It wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't do car shows often, if at all. He has several other cars as well.

    The guy is a true craftsman though.

    I'm actually not in Seattle any longer, I live near Mill Creek.

    Later,

    Joe
     

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