1978 Z28- Seee Ya!

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  1. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Quick Update. Everything went out for powder coating on Saturday. Rear disk brackets, Front dust Shields, front calipers, spindles, sway bar hardware and all sorts of assorted parts.

    Upper and Lower Control arms getting stripped and steel bushings pressed in. Those will get powder coated when they get back.

    Ordered a headlight relay kit today as well. Already have Hella headlights but they have always been very dull. Sounds like these will be a big help.

    Picked up 4 Centerline convo Pro wheels today used. They are in Ok shape. I plan to use them until I can swing some 17's then sell them for a couple of hundred bucks.

    They cam with 4 225/60/15 if anyone is interested. 90% tread still on there. I have 235/60/15 I am going to run all around but I may put a set of 255/60s which I have on the back. Not sure until the suspension gets back in.

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    Now I just need some warm days to start painting the undercarriage and parts I couldn't powder coat.
     
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    i love the color of your car, do you know the name of it?
     
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    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Carmine red. Go to post #13 in the thread below and you will see a proper picture of the color. Not my car, another member's car.

    Mine had the gold black decals and emblem as opposed to the red in that picture. I like the gold better with the Carmine.

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63811
     
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    Picked up new '79 TA calipers and painted them......


    They came painted black. Scuffed them up and painted them with Duplicor Red caliper paint....

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    Covered the areas I didn't want the paint to stick to with grease...

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    First Coat of Red

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    All Painted...

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    Paint removed from the greased areas...

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    All done...

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  5. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Everything back from the powder coater....Powder Coat Heaven!!

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    And polished up a Convo Pro....

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    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Well, I have gotten nothing done on the car except degreasing the rear end. We had 2 great days of weather to get painting done but spring time projects wiped me out....This was my Saturday and Sunday, will almost certainly be my Saturday next weekend and maybe my Sunday too....:whine:

    I live down the Jersey Shore. Pool Equipment went part way under during Sandy. Want to get it up off the ground for next time....not really a project update but....

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    Its looking great but I'm not seeing most of your earlier pics now, it says they've been moved or deleted.
     
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    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I know, it did that before too. I don't know why. I need to go back and re-map them to photobucket....Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I ordered my T56 Today! 3-4 weeks for delivery. That gives me 6-8 weekend days to get the undercarriage painted, Suspension back in and all the details like emergency brake lines, brakes, steering box etc sorted out if I want to get straight to the transmission install to be on the road by July 1.

    hmmmmm, tight timeline.
     
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    Cool story
     

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