Dutch '73 Sharknose build from the ground up

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by dutch73camaro, Sep 7, 2017.

What color to paint the camaro

  1. Red with black stripes

    4 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. Orange with black stripes

    6 vote(s)
    11.5%
  3. Silver with black stripes

    10 vote(s)
    19.2%
  4. Blue metallic with black stripes

    12 vote(s)
    23.1%
  5. White metallic with black stripes

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
  6. Black with antricte stripes

    7 vote(s)
    13.5%
  7. green with black stripes

    8 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Veteran Member

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    did some work to the camaro,

    rebuild 2 doorhinges, tomorrow or tuesday i'l do the other 2.
    also bought some new parts. ( gonna do that now on a regular base )

    i decided to go with EFI or LPG gas so i bougth an used polished edelbrock vic JR, only need some polishing again
    because the efi or LPG it doenst hurt the low RPM's as much as with an carburator
    also bought new 4.56 richmond gears for my LSD i'm gonna use a TH200-4R gearbox with the big overdrive.
    and some new aluminium valve covers

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    When you did spot welds, did you use MIG/TIG? What kind of settings did you use? I was playing around with settings on my MIG , and got it close, but your spots look perfect. Just curious on technique.
     
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    Nice progress, only one 'concern': the combination of 4.56 gear with the first gear of your 200-4r...

    I hope you'll have some really tall tires... It will give you a starting line ratio of 4.56×2.74=12.50

    10 is supposed to be a healthy street/strip ratio, so you'll be plying in the race zone :bowtie:
     
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    dutch73camaro Veteran Member

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    @giggity sorry reading it now, i bet your camaro is driving already haha,
    uhm i always weld on experience but HIGH amp, not to much wire, and 5 to 7Liter gas per hour

    @ camaro71/holland.

    yes maybe but i like the ratio's of the 200-r
    it is very short first but it is not daily driver. i think it would be fun to drive. in second and third, and with the overdrive fourth is not bad.
    where do you live in holland ?

    i've made some progress to the car.

    they patched bad at the front window ( surprise after blasting )


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    it's starting to line up.
    i did rebuild al of the hinges, now nice and thight.
    and mounted the first door. so i can aligne the panels ( rearpanel most important )
    when the quarters are fully welded i'l fix the gaps

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    the wheels where stasted there because i did mount the door by my self.
    only the rear quarters need to final welding to the shell. some repairs on the front window corners.
    and some small spots and than is the welding finished.
     
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    Looking good! Make sure to mount the trunk lid and filler piece and get the quarters aligned there too - that might be what you mean by "rearpanel" but wanted to make sure. And make sure the quarter is not binding where it comes down to meet the rocker panel.
     
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    dutch73camaro Veteran Member

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    thanks for your reaction, i def going to do that. it's a 2 men job. also 4 eyes see more then 2
     
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    Did some work today. hanging the other door, and try to fit frontfenders + hood ( without hinges )
    the frontpanel is only with zipties for the exact size between the fenders so gap between that and the hood is not as it should be. also started with remove the old paint of the spoiler so that next time i spray epoxy i spray them to.
    removed the old mounting and scrape of the paint ( both are done now ).

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    First off nice project! Before you wield anything adjust the door perfectly! The gap at the “ A” pillar looks wide for an original door (6th picture) ,or was it skinned in the past . If it needs to go up it will help the gap at the rear of the door (7th picture). It would be much easier to adjust now than repair after wielding
     

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