Be prepared, C-Prepared Autocross (1981 Camaro)

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1981paul, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. ruthlessz28

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    oh boy like that work alot . you wouldn't happen to have more progress pics of how you did it .
     
  2. 1981paul

    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

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    Still out in the garage getting itchy, but I think they are just about ready for mud.

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    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

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    I hate bodywork, but progress is being made. Unfortunately, I injured my back doing the bodywork, so that slowed the process.

    I did get the passenger side into high build.

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    The inside lip and outside edge still need a final trim, but it's starting to come together. I also trimmed it to fit the fender vent.

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    And the front should still line up well with the splitter, but I'll check after I've gotten further on the driver's side. The splitter is easy to tweak.

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    These are the hardest part of the bodywork, so things should really start moving once these are done.
     
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    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

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    Progress still going on behind the scenes. got the driver's side front flare done (no pictures, sorry - it looks like passenger side). With that done, I can start work on the rears.

    I had already sectioned the rear driver's flare, and that went really well:
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    I did the exact same section on the passenger side, and things did not go so well:
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    Turns out the driver's side and passenger side flares are very different from each other. I blame 80's manufacturing, I guess. That said, I think I can get the passenger side better, it will just be some work. Worst case, I do have a second set of flares I can experiment with.

    BUT, if you stand back a few feet, things start looking better.

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    I can't wait to see this thing in paint.

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    Great job. Seriously - you built this thing from the ground up.
     
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  6. 1981paul

    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

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    Still at it. I'm in bodywork hell. The front clip had some damage to it that I had previously repair, but now it was time for body filler. I hadn't really planned on blocking the whole clip (because race car) but it quickly became obvious that the fiberglass had more waves than the ocean.

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    We spent the entire holiday weekend doing bodywork, so I had to take a break at one point and work on anything else, so I started the rear spoiler.

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    It's 6160 aluminum, and is attached with bolts that thread into rivnuts I installed in the stock spoiler. It sill needs one more bend to make the angle more vertical over top of the factory spoiler, but I'm pretty happy with how things turned out.
     
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    Makes my final blocking project seem pretty small. I can really appreciate the amount of work going into this car. Great job!
     
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    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

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    Chipping away at things. Got the final bend in the spoiler and prepping it, as well as the rest of the car, for bodywork.

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    The most complete this car has looked in a very long time.

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    Just one step at a time .Just wait for the fun you will have when its finished,
     
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    good progress man !, it's going to be badass, shame with the front fenders, but the best make mistakes right.
     

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