79 Z28 Project Fast Times.........


Veteran Member
Oct 20, 2018
Naperville, IL
So here is my journey to create one of my favorite movie cars with my own personal twist. The project will be to duplicate the look of the Z28 in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High with some minor improvements. Here is my starting point as purchased. Numbers would suggest it is correct for the movie car. Correct Paint, Interior color and so on.
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Oct 20, 2018
Naperville, IL
So this will probably jump around a lot as I tend to work on what I can and then move on. The tail lights were cracked and in bad shape. I ordered some new lenses and gaskets but also found when I disassembled the old ones that the silver reflective paint was mostly peeling off and missing. I sanded them to get all the loose paint off, cleaned them and then applied a new coat of almost chrome. The can is on the picture of the painted housings.


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May 6, 2012
Federal Way, Washington
That is what a lot of use to paint the inner assemblies. Just take your time and do it as you can afford to .Just make the car safe to drive first. I have a 1979 Z-28 that has taken a long time to build.Good luck on yours.


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Brett Liukkonen

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Oct 24, 2017
If I'm here reading the build, and your hear doing the build... doesn't that make it our car? I mean, there's nothing wrong with a little drive in our car Mr. Hand... Always loved how that car looked in the movie too!

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