468 79 Z28

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by legierk, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. legierk

    legierk Veteran Member

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    Here are a few pics from when you are coming into a Power Tour venue.

    Coming into Gonzalez, LA, first stop.
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    Notice I still have lower front grille. Also notice wax paste on lower rear quarter and some on front bumper. I packed it on.

    Coming into Baytown, second stop. Notice lower grille is gone. Lost on I10.
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    I am looking at some mesh stuff to make a upper and lower grille. I have looked at the premade billet ones, and don't really care for the horizontal line look. If anyone has any ideas, please share.

    I also learned that the pros use WD40 on satin/matte paint jobs to make them look silky. I will try to get a pic up of that after I did it. It made a real difference!

    Still waiting for some pics to upload online so I can share them.

    Need ideas on grille though. I want them to match, so getting or making a set.
     
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    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks fantastic! (Even with the missing lower grill!)
     
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    Just a small update. After 1200 miles on HRPT, my Camaro is sitting in the garage awaiting a new powerplant. Piecing together parts for the next 3-4 months. In the meantime....

    My son needed a car....actual transportation. In a silly move or a stroke of brilliance, I got him this:
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    1980. $1100. 305. TH350. Drove it home killing any bug within 100 yards. Ran fine, but serious oil burning. So I ordered a long block 305 ($900) and will put it in during the next month.

    Car is a piece of crap. But, I can work on it blindfolded. I intended to make it safe and drivable. Really all it needs to be that is the engine, lighting, and shocks. Brakes are good. 14" wheels with decent tires, but my 15" honeycombs will certainly look better.

    My son worked for a bodyshop for 2 years, so I told him to do all the bodywork, get it ready for paint, then bring it to me and we'll paint it....one day. For now, it will be his grocery getter.

    So I'm into this thing for $2000. I could have gotten a Toyota for him for that. But at least we have options here.
     
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    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks Good!!

    Try Fluid film instead of wd40, smells better and will last longer.
     
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    That SUCKS what happened?
     
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    It has a slight rod knocking going on, and did it for all of HRPT. I am not bummed or anything. I built the motor about 8-10 years ago and then it sat. It is my fault for not tearing it completely down last summer before I put it in. This time it will be a 496 going in.
     
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    Thank for the tip. I will try it!
     
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    I have not been idle. Big Orange has been idle, but this is the Great Stripping of engine parts for my son's '80. Buckets are parts headed to hot tank.
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    1) New long block 305 should be in next week.
    2) Not sure why I can't get distributor out...but it WILL come out.
    3) Car will need cowl, hood and possibly rear quarters. Not sure on that yet. Otherwise, all other steel is in pretty good shape.

    I will probably be looking for a factory drawing of the A/C brackets for this thing. Should have taken a photo.
     
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    That is a cool read!
     

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