Archie's 1980 Z28

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  1. blaze4303

    blaze4303 Veteran Member

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    Archie's Cars and Concepts T-Top Z28

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    Picked up this project In August 2011. It cost me more to tow the car then it did for the car. The Z28 is a complete mess. Battery shot. Got car running on pick-up but engine had bad rod knock. Plan is to paint #44 medium green on black interior.

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    One of the things I First noticed was these odd cars and concepts t-tops.

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    I Dove right in. First I pulled the interior. It had what appeared to be Monte Carlo seats. The floors seamed to be what I expected. I started with researched where to get floor boards. Could not find toe boards and seat panels included.

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    2 bolt 350. Next I Jacked Up the engine, dropped the exhaust and the oil pan. Was hoping to be able to save the engine. It looked like a fresh rebuild. When I got to the lower end the oil pick-up was laying in the bottom of the pan. Spun Front bearing.

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    September 2011. Pressure washed about an inch of undercoat off. Worked out well but very messy. Pulled off front end and then pulled motor. dropped fuel tank.

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    Next up. Pull fuel and brake lines. Time to start cooking off the rest of the undercoating with a torch. By the way not much fuel to drain off the fuel tank. Sending unit shot. Tank reading half but was empty. There also was a rust hole in top of fuel tank, by the filler neck.

    November 2011. Almost All the undercoat is finaly off. Burning it off worked best. Gives you a hell of a headache.

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  2. GOLF72

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    Welcome to Nasty...
    Fbody Warehouse can supply you with everything you need.

    I dig those flames. LOL

    Happy Turkey Day :)
     
  3. hoov81

    hoov81 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Welcome. Looks like a fairly solid car. Good luck with your build
     
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    Welcome aboard. Looks like a good start. Charlton
     
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    Nice project. Are you going to keep it stock (except the color)?
     
  6. Skaal-tel 79

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    Looks like this was an INTENSE redneckmobile.

    Good luck fixin it up!
     
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    Looks like a solid start good luck
     
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  9. Skaal-tel 79

    Skaal-tel 79 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Careful, there could be mullets lurking anywhere inside that car. Next thing you know you'll be drinking pabst blue ribbon and highlighting on COPS. ;D nbl
     
  10. Blu-By-U 79Z

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    Nice project. Looks to be in decent shape. Code 44 green will look SWEET :cool:
     

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