Finally done

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  1. Evil81

    Evil81 Member

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    It has been a long road for my '81. It was my first car that I bought for $1100 in 1996 when I was 16. It came in factory brown paint, tan interior, and with a 267 V8. It served as my daily through highschool, college, and my early 20s. It has been a few different colors and had a few different engines over the years. For the past seven years it has been in different stages of disarray. Three weeks ago I finished laying the paint in my garage and have been wetsanding and buffing since then. I'm glad to say the car is finally done and is now 100% complete. I'll list the specs below along with a few pictures showing off the before/after paint. Enjoy!

    Engine: 1970 350 that was taken .30 over, 10.5:1 C/R, forged eagle rotating assembly, forged speedpro pistons, ported 492 heads that flow 225 intake/170 exhaust, 2.02/1.60 valves, comp cam, edelbrock performer intake gasket matched, 750 edelbrock performer carb, 7qt canton oil pan

    Exhaust: Longtubes with 3" collectors, full 3" dual stainless exhaust, X-pipe, 3" Hooker Aerochambers with dumps

    Transmission: TH350-C, manual/auto valvebody, Hughes 3400 lockup converter, manual lockup controller in the console

    Rearend: GM 10bolt posi rearend with 3.42 gears and moser axles

    Suspension: Hotchkis coils, leafs, front/rear swaybars, subframe connectors, KYB gas adjust shocks/struts, IROC steering box, urethane body bushings

    Wheels/Tires: 1970 15x7 Z28 wheels with Mickey Thompson 245/60/15s all around

    Paint: Eastwood single stage "Pure White" sprayed over Eastwood tan primer/sealer

    Interior: Stock seats recovered in black vinyl, black carpet, black door panels, dash upgraded with red led lights

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  2. tom3

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    Dramatic changes in that car, looks great in white. But you just think you're done, it's never finished - but you are at a good point to enjoy the car for the summer.
     
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    It's a great feeling for certain. Good job.:cool:
     
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    Congrats. Nice lookin "Maro. :bowtie:
     
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    Agreed with all of the above, nice looking car and hope you get to enjoy.
     
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    Looks great, mine is done too, oh wait is that a 2016 Camaro console sitting in there now waiting on mods for final install? Oh and the MSD fuel injection sitting in the dining room, coming soon, yeah right I'm done....
     
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    $ Mike 70 Z-28 Veteran Member

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    Good job very nice
     
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    Looks really good! I'll bet you get lots of nice comments when you take her out.
     
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