Ok... so I finally have enough progress on my car that I feel obliged to post the obligatory Progress Thread. (Warning: Not 56k Friendly) A little back story on the car. I purchased a 1978 Camaro when I was 15 (1987) and had more fun in this car than any boy should ever have. There are too many funny stories to share, but my favorite is that I received two speeding tickets the first day I had my driver's license. I was on a first name basis with most of the police in my small town. Good times, good times. Six years later, in 1993, early in the morning of the day before Thanksgiving, I was driving from Austin to Dallas around 3 am. The temperature was nearly in the single digits and a friend of mine was following behind me. I wasn't speeding really... going maybe 75 mph or so, when I saw a white flash and a very loud explosion. I swear to you, the front end of the car lifted off the ground. A massive plume of smoke made it impossible to see... needless to say, the explosion got my attention. LOL This is the problem that started it all.... My beloved Camaro went into indoor storage and eventually into my garage in 2000, where it has been the last 12 years. I first disassembled the car in 2004. Somehow those pictures have been lost, which sucks. Here are a few of the only remaining pics that I have left from the weekend where I initially began tearing down the car in 2004. (I have some others, but will post these later.) Here I am, venting my frustration/ goofing around... A view from the street Here is my buddy Jonathon, being the dork that only he can be. Cleaning off 20 years of dust/debris. I initially thought the restoration parts were readily available. I was wrong. After tearing the car apart, I spent many years wasting a lot of time and money collecting NOS parts. We won't discuss that part very much. LOL. In 2009, I started the ball rolling again, then the economy almost fell apart, so I stopped. Fast forward to November 2011 and here is what we started with: And here we are on "Moving Day" in early January 2012 when I packed her to go to the shop to get body work and paint.