Bronze Bomber

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 80's AL, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. 80's AL

    80's AL Member

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    she ain't got a name yet, so Bronze Bomber it is....for now.
    Gonna get started on my progress thread.

    Now that I have had the car for 2 weeks, I have started running her around town, getting a feel for what she is, and what she needs.

    steering components...for sure
    rear suspension....definitely
    Brakes aren't terrible, but want to replace the rubber parts for sure.


    It is nice having a project I can drive wile working on it.
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    She is coming along!!

    so, so much more to be done.

    Little by little, it will get there!!
     
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    That's a very nice Camaro to start with! It looks really solid too! my package tray came out just like yours did. In several pieces. LOL
     
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    yeah....that carpet and cardboard disintegrated.
    it's fairly clean. did have some new floor welded in.
    trunk and around the rear window solid as a rock though.

    Runs strong. just need to start working on a section at a time.

    These are my plans per phase, but not particularly in order

    • rear springs, shocks, sub frame connectors, and traction bars
    • front shocks, bushings, steering components, brake lines
    • shifter, steering wheel, seats, rollbar, door panels, dash, new weatherstrip(brand new in the box, came with the car *bonus*)
    • body sanded, trim polished, rear lights, grill and bezels
     
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    It's crazy how much those first 2 lines add up to be too. It's easy to snow ball these projects real quick. LOL
     
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    Great looking car!
     
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    Nice car, have fun with working on it, and price out each part carefully !!
     
  7. 80's AL

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    Yeah... definitely not my first rodeo. I know the whole "budget and tack on 10% more" which is usually 15-20% for real.
    But, I also know how overwhelmed you can get trying to do too much, too fast. Again, all the things I need to do are able to be done within a weekend or so. Per phase, that is.
     
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  8. 80's AL

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    Well....Lil compound and elbow grease goes a long way

    May try to run with my buddy and his 70' down to Caffeine and Octane this weekend

    She ain't beautiful, but she is mine, and she runs!!

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    So....first order of business.
    New Year, lots of work on the car.
    Tackled the Shifter situation after a trip down to Summit!!

    a lot of planning and fabrication went into it, but I think it turned out pretty good!!

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    So, thanks to my good friend who pulled out a set of "incorrect" seats from his 70' Camaro, I benefited!!
    The fronts were done, all I had to do is put my tracks on them.
    He took the covers off his rears, so we recovered the rears in my car.

    A couple of hours later, new seats for me. No more velour

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