1973 Camaro Restoration/Build- Bein Bad

7/3-SplitRS

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Mar 26, 2014
213
Pecatonica IL
Been awhile, but project has been moving along. I sourced a used door and front fender and then worked on getting panel alignment. All sheet metal is on the car and lined up. Just moved on to cutting roof off and rear quarter. Roof, rear quarter, in trunk drop off, tail pan etc will be being replaced. Roof is off and just started messing with the quarter. Used a grinder then borrowed a buddies plasma cutter. Love the plasma cutter! Will stay up to date with the build. Thanks for all the helpful hints! Everyone have a good memorial day.
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Lars_2Gen

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Dec 29, 2017
791
Fullerton, CA
73 RS cars had one year only longer fender braces. These are not reproduced... if you find a 73 RS with shorter fender braces that match the 70-72 then they were either replaced due to an accident or more likely it's not a real RS.
 

7/3-SplitRS

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Mar 26, 2014
213
Pecatonica IL
Been awhile. But would like to post some progress. A very good friend helped me this weekend working on panel replacement and fitment. I have read many horror stories on aftermarket fitment. Boy I lived it this weekend. Slow progress but progress none the less.
Outer wheelhouse, trunk drop off in. Quarter fitted and nearly in. Rear tail pan fitted but needs work. Roof started.

Car definitely had rear end damage which was more prevalent once I cut the tail pan off. It's been hit. Which also isnt helping the fitment of the new metal.
 

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7/3-SplitRS

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Mar 26, 2014
213
Pecatonica IL
Looking good!

For a few dollars more, you can punch that LQ4 (or is it LQ9?) out to 408ci...


Plan was to punch it out to 408ci. Having issues deciding whether to budget build and keep lower end for a while or just buy rotating assembly and go 408. Plan is also for some turbos. Drive train will be this year. Bodywork will take forever!
 




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