1970 Camaro Restofy

giggity

Veteran Member
Mar 18, 2013
1,748
Pearland, texas
I located the seatbelt holes and cut a small hole for the bolts, in process one of the holes the threads were boogered up, so had to chase the threads. probably messed up the bolt. Im not running rear seat belts, so should be ok. No one is going to sit back there anyways.

I placed seats in, the seat bolts i used are coming up through bottom to make it easier to transfer seats, Ill probably go back later and replace them with downward facing bolts.

Carpet is still very lumpy and needs adjustment.

20221028_173257.jpg
 

giggity

Veteran Member
Mar 18, 2013
1,748
Pearland, texas
had a little time over the holiday to work on car. I tried to make wiring somewhat presentable.

For the record, im not 100% happy with it. But it works. I may redo at some point, but my main objective was to install the cut off switch to battery.

I bought a piece of 1/4 inch black PVC, measured and cut to roughly the size of the battery. measured out the locations of the AAW mega fuse, the cut off switch, and the 40 amp Fan power fuse.

20221125_173014.jpg


I was a bit concerned about the metal bolts touching the leads on the battery so I glued a left over piece of 1/4 inch PVC under. and where I bolted the mega fuse, I cut a couple pieces and used a router to cut out channel to cover the bolts.

20221126_114943.jpg


20221126_121831.jpg


I ordered some more electrical shrink wrap to cover the wires, and the lugs. I made all the cables.

Did some research, and I have the output of the alternator on one leg of the mega fuse, and the rest of the cars electrical on the other.

The negative cable has the cutoff.

20221126_132828.jpg
 

giggity

Veteran Member
Mar 18, 2013
1,748
Pearland, texas
switched gears to door glass. Need to get my final alignment on doors, so Im going to put the windows back in for the weight. I had considered to switch of to power regulators, but just going to make sure windows go up and down easy.

Drivers side : I was able to remove the washer nuts, even though one bolt broke off. I had a spanner wrench laying around which worked for the drivers side.
20221204_132715.jpg

The Rollers where toast

20221204_130245.jpg
20221204_130240.jpg


I forgot the glass was scratched up pretty good. I ordered a glass repair kit. Im going to try to fix the scratches. Its really thick glass, I dont see why it wouldnt work.

20221204_130254.jpg


The passenger side nuts wouldn't budge. I soaked them with penetrating oil, and will try again today. I went ahead and ordered the tool to remove these things so i don't break the glass.

Passenger side had some extra rollers which I dont recall ever seeing or know why they are there.

20221204_144557.jpg

Ordered a hardware kit for windows from Camaro Central. 200 dollars for a handful of hardware pieces. My butt puckered on this one, cant believe this crap is so expensive.
 

giggity

Veteran Member
Mar 18, 2013
1,748
Pearland, texas
while I'm waiting on hardware to come in...
Started on recovering the backseats.

I didn't blast them, they were a little rusty, I just wiped down and recovered. I added additional burlap.

I really don't plan on anyone ever sitting back there, but want it to look good.

I got these covers used off a buddy.

20221204_152229 (1).jpg


20221204_161404 (1).jpg


20221204_161414.jpg
 

giggity

Veteran Member
Mar 18, 2013
1,748
Pearland, texas
finished recovering the rear seats. Still waiting on some ordered parts. hoping to get the rest of the rear interior in and finish carpet. Then hoping to get someone here to do headliner. Im not going to mess with it. I heard I can get it done for a 150 bucks plus material.

20221211_114253.jpg




20221211_122256.jpg
 

giggity

Veteran Member
Mar 18, 2013
1,748
Pearland, texas
getting ready to have a guy come over and do the headliner. I ordered some new bow clips just in case. Also ordered a new dome light.

I guess I forgot the 70 Dome light was different size. The one they sent was actually for 71 and above. I love how the descriptions say 70, but aren't really for 70. Yea, it will fit, but about as useful as a poop flavored lolly pop.

I went back to a previous thread about dome lights and someone had mentioned the parts place has a correct size dome light. I also found one on classic industries page, said it was a 1969-1970 dome light, I suspect that is probably the correct one too, however I ordered from the parts place.

20230114_153234.jpg


20230114_153318.jpg


20230114_153344.jpg
 

giggity

Veteran Member
Mar 18, 2013
1,748
Pearland, texas
hopefully in the next few weeks, Im going to get the guy over to do my headliner. His quote wasnt terrible, 400 for doing the headliner and taking the visors back to his shop and sewing them up. so about 300 for the headliner itself. thats worth it, i really dont want to mess with it. as long as its done right im good.
 

giggity

Veteran Member
Mar 18, 2013
1,748
Pearland, texas
got a few hours to work on car yesterday.

Finally removed the hardware on the windows. The washer nut removal tool i bought sucked. I tried making my own tool, but it didnt work either, these things were extremely tight. I ended up grapping the reverse side with a huge pair of channel locks, and unscrewing from behind.

Installed new hardware, but left the original bumpers, they were still in good shape and I wasnt sure how to get them off.

20230122_143948.jpg


I lubed up everything, and put window in tracks, bolted the window to the guide, was feeling pretty good about myself. Rolled window up and then down, and the window made a loud clunk sound as I was rolling it down. I looked down the door, and the rollers came out the bottom of the tracks. I was beating my head against the wall. So I managed to pull the window back out and put back in tracks from above. I found the track stoppers, I was thinking I could get them in from the bottom. NOPE.

Had to completely remove the window and then drop down the window stops, then put the window back in. Rookie mistake, and in the process I scratched the window a little .
 

Attachments

  • 20230122_161834.jpg
    20230122_161834.jpg
    199.2 KB · Views: 11




Latest posts

Top