1970 Camaro Restofy

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  1. giggity

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    I messed with the track guides, member 70lt1z28 printed me on his 3d printer some track guides, I eventually got them in and it really helped the stability of the tracks, although Im not sure if I put them in correctly. This picture was before they were seated in the notch

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    while I had the seat back out, I wanted to remove the old center console mount. Definitely welded in. Ive heard people say these are supposed to be screwed in, not on this 70.

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    Also cut out some rear seat rust. Im getting close to painting floor, and running interior stick on aluminum mat


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    My console mount is welded in on my '70 too.
     
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    welded up rusty holes, going to get a flap disk and hit them, POR15 them, and call it a day. they wont be seen. I might clean up the underside, but the mufflers will probably be directly under this spot, so not too worried about it. I was going to buy a short pan and replace the whole rear drivers pan, but it was pretty thick stuff, and I didnt see a need to cut it all out just for a few small spots.

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    I see they did not spare any seam sealer on your car from the factory either. Can you imagine being on an assembly line in 1970? What a trip that must have been.
    Mopar guys wound up with cigarette butts in their lifter valleys because the assembly crews were not allowed to smoke on the line so they threw the evidence in there.
     
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    yup, they used a ton on the cars, almost like they are glued together!!
     
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    Waiting on some hardware to come, started cleaning passenger side seat tracks, I didnt notice before but the track guides are still in the tracks on these.

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    Had some free time to work on body, decided to apply All Metal filler. Might do a write up on just this stuff, I kinda messed up, maybe can help someone else from doing the same.

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    I followed the instructions to the T...

    I mixed up a golf ball sized amount of filler, and instructions said to put 12-15 drops of hardener in the mix.

    I did exactly what the instructions said, and proceeded to mix it in, well it started hardening within 30-40 seconds of mixing, and instructions said 3-4 minutes. I kinda panicked, and started applying thinking I could get it to lay down. It very quickly turned into playdoh. would not spread. Im guessing the heat and humidity was a factor. It was about 95 degrees and 90% humidity.

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    so next batch I backed off the hardener, and this actually laid down well.

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    but on the next batch for the qtr seams, I mixed more than the previous times, and must have not put enough hardener in or didnt mix it thoroughly enough, afterwards the hardener in the seam was still plyable.


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    so went through several 80 grit disks, getting clogged up. Im probably going to take it back down to metal and try again.

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    Well that sucks, and it looks like a boich to get it back off.
     
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    yea, not fun, and wearing a respirator in 95 degree weather is no fun, even with a fan on me.
     
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    I learned the hard way with the activator on All Metal. I only used it in a few areas, mainly around patch spots or high stress areas. I have never used more that 4 drops for an area the about the diameter of an Oreo only a little thinner. It is a bear to sand and not cheap to use.
     

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