Butternut the Gumball Camaro

AEGIS43

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great job, I still have a 81 apart in pieces. lol. effort comes and goes.
Yes on the effort coming and going. Here, unless one has an insulated and air conditioned garage, only a real beast can tough it out working on it for those 6 months of the year. I'm not. I'm kind of a poser. It's embarrassing. But please don't ever give up on that '81. The project only fails when you give up. I've given up on a couple cars over the last 40 years and have some heartache over those still.
 

AEGIS43

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So after 4 and half years in paint jail (9 months, yeah right, ha ha ha) ...

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I went and got it

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I guess I worked on those suspension pieces after I brought it home, which was August 2014
 

70RamAirIII

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Calgary, Alberta
I had a lot of help and my good friend and talented gearhead mechanic Tom Mobley (R.I.P) went through the axle assembly for me. He said it looked great and did a brake job including parking brake cables, etc.

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Then I hand sanded it for I don't know, 3 or 4 hours, wiped it down with acetone and let it dry in the AZ sun. Then I wiped it real good with a lint free towel and hit it with a couple coats of etching primer. Then used this stuff. I love the look of not rusty bare steel and cast iron. I also love brand new cast aluminum.

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I really like the looks of that!!
I am going to remember this...
 

AEGIS43

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I found this pic somewhere a while ago. I kept it because of the hood scoop (nice, BTW). Reminds me of your car.

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Well, technically, my car should remind you of this car, not the other way around. This started it all in my head. It amazes me because Butternut Yellow was not a factory available color for 1970 Camaro, yet this car clearly is that. And who was it in the movie car industry that said, "Hey, I'm gonna put a '67 big block Vette hood scoop on a non-standard paint '70 Camaro and put it in a movie"? ESPECIALLY in 1975, when the movie was undoubtedly shot. Was it the Transportation Captain, Gary Paulsen, who had the car built/modified? Was it the director, Chuck Bail? Whatever happened to the car after they rolled it on that Los Angeles freeway? Did it go to a scrap yard only to be crushed?
 
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