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  1. N

    Restoring interior trims

    So I just picked up a 79 Camaro. I got alot of parts with the car. I got most, if not all the interior pieces. I've been checking websites and I found one way to restore it. But it was showing interior that hasn't been sitting since 99 outside in the weather. I personally don't want to go out...
  2. Ratty_81

    My DIY faux Cadmium Plating

    Wanted to clean up my ugly brake booster, wiper motor, and alternator fan, but didn't want to just go with black. After perusing the web an looking at what is included in the Eastwood kit, I hit up the local auto parts stores to see what paints I could find that might create the same result...
  3. wpatterson9

    Fuel Tank Restoration

    Been looking it over and ya know... buying a new fuel tank seems like the way to go. Granted, I could probably save $30-$40 by restoring what I have but if I put a price tag on my time, buying a new tank just seems like the better option. Rick's has replacement tanks for $89.99 which is only a...
  4. rhp454

    Trim tag sequence # vs the last 6 of the vehicle vin#

    Question. Does the sequence # on the trim tag on the top right-hand side suppose to be the same # as the last 6 numbers of the vehicle vin#?
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    Help with fuel system that's been sitting

    Hi all, I'm trying to get my 73 running again after sitting for several years. I'm looking for recommendations for refurbishing the fuel system on a car that's been sitting. It's been sitting with a small amount (couple gallons) in the gas tank. I'm rebuilding the carburetor now. Beyond that...
  6. Fume

    Power Window Switches 1973

    Where are the location of the switches if I am going to convert it from manual crank windows into power windows. I've seen many online such as switches in the center console, door panel, and even on both. Where are the power window switches located? EDIT: Did the power windows option came with...
  7. Fume

    1973 Camaro Insulation

    Hello! :D I have a 1973 Camaro Z28 RS LT with A/C. I was looking at rickscamaro for insulation. I am confused about what insulation I need. I want to do a overhaul and replace/add the insulation because the car has no insulation that I know of there isn't a firewall pad or grommets so it is...
  8. Fume

    Correct Badging 1973 Camaro Z28 RS Type LT

    I have a 1973 Z28 RS LT (title). Since I got the car I noticed inconsistencies with the bashing with other 1970-73 cars. Could someone please let me know what the correct Badging for my camaro? PS images linked below. :) (This is a true Z28 LT and Rally Sport) Edit: I know that the Z27 aka SS...
  9. F

    Replacing the doors on my 1979 z28

    Just bought a 1979 z28 the interior is shot exterior and drivetrain are awesome. It came with 2 new doors off a 1979 ppontiac fbody with all leather and mechanical roll up windows. I'm looking for instructions on how to remove and put on my new doors please and thank you!! Cheers
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    70-73 Camaro Taillights material

    Hello. I'm going to recondition 70-73 taillights they will need some welding and polishing. I couldn't find from what material taillight housings are made? it's ABS, PP? (both black and white versions?) Second question is: outer lights rings were originally made from stainless steel? or it was...
  11. M

    Need help on selecting paint shop

    My five year long 1970 RS/SS 4 spd/350 project is nearing the end. I inherited this project when by brother passed away in 2014. At that point the car had been completely disassembled. Sheet metal was painted the original color, many body parts and frame parts were sandblasted, primed and...
  12. A

    New to body work

    I just bought a 79 camaro and have come to realize that most of the rear quarters are bondo not much metal. I'm planning on replacing both rear quarters and the complete floor pan. My question is, I want to strip this car down and see what other problems in the metal maybe hiding, but I don't...
  13. G

    HELP !! Need NEW Leaf Springs

    I am starting to restore my 1970 Camaro (SS 396/375hp) and I need to find some replacement springs. They are suppose to be F41 coded (125lb/in) 5 leaf but mine have several leafs broken. All that I look at are either drop or are 95lb/in rated. The places I've called act like I'm crazy because...
  14. Brett Gordon

    Which one is best?

    im currently restoring a white 1981 z28 with a dark blue interior. I’m wanting to get mostly OER parts, but they’re expensive and I’m son a budget. Does anyone know of another company/ brand that has good restoration parts that I can trust to fit and look right?
  15. Billy 30548

    Just started

    purchased a 71 Z28, thought I would refresh it a little and have a nice driver. That was before I started to the refresh about 2 months ago, picture od what I purchased and Pic of what left for the body shop today.
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    Looking for a quality, restoration shop for my '71 Z28

    I need help!! I recently learned the owner of the restoration shop I was working with for the past 7 years, a US Army Iraq War Vet w/ PTSD, walked away from his business, friend's, and family two months ago. Can someone recommend a reputable shop in the Dallas area to finish the job? I'm $25k...
  17. E

    New Preject 76 LT

    So I am finally going to start restoring my Camaro. I've had it for about 15 years. I really want to be a project that my father and I will work on.. The car itself is pretty beat up. It needs new 1/4's and it has few dents and dings to the body. I am here because ive seen so many cool...
  18. giggity

    1970 seat restoration help

    I'm considering restoring my 1970 seats myself. Anyone done this, have pictures, links to threads, etc. I've searched a few times and not really found what I'm looking for. I dont think I'm going to use the rear seat, no one can sit back there anyways. So i'm thinking of just carpeting the...
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