First project car 72 Z

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  1. Nick_72z

    Nick_72z New Member

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    Hello everyone, new here and starting my first project a 72 Camaro z clone. I've had the car 15 years now and I'm finally getting around to bring her back to life lol. Here are some pictures. Any advice or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks. 20190623_120603.jpg 20190626_183921.jpg 20190626_183932.jpg 20190626_184012.jpg 20190626_184132.jpg 20190626_184125.jpg 20190626_184229.jpg 20191220_181824.jpg 20191220_190545.jpg
     
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    just picked up a pewter 72 Z out of AZ... 72_Z_athouse.jpg
     
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    Good luck Nick! Looks like you’ve got some rust to repair, but keep your eye on the prize and do it right. I hope you keep the one piece bumper on the front. If you go split bumper, please put the RS nose on it with the fog lights. It kills me when guys put split bumpers on a standard nose car.
     
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    That thing looks great! Start another thread so we can see it all!
     
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    Rust to repair, lol not even close... This is the most rust free car I have seen since the 30k mile 70 Z survivor and my brothers 1973 Z28 we bought in the late 80's. There is not a spec of rust in the quarters fenders frame rails floors inner or outer wheel houses even the battery tray is nearly perfect. ORIGINAL BATTERY CABLES etc... been parked since 1992 in a garage. Bought new in cali and moved to AZ in 1982.
     
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    Thanks. This is the first time I've tried repairing this much rust but it'll be a fun learning process.
     
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    Nick just take your time, and have fun with it. Then it will turn out great, which ever direction you decide to go with it. Good luck.

    As far as fellow member secondgenaddict, in my opinion just found a golden nugget. God bless him. Maybe he will just clean it up, so all can see what we can use as a guide for all 1972 Z28.
     
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    Does anyone have any tips for repairing the toe boards? I haven't found any repo panels and the floor pans aren't long enough.
     
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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    The toe kicks are part of the firewall. There is a repop available:
    https://www.goodmarkindustries.com/...ithout-ac-includes-brackets-4021-370-701.aspx
    but that's a lot of coin for just those parts, but I've done sillier things for mine.
    That may be an example of having to just getting a sheet of metal and cutting and bending till you get what you want. Or look for a donor car you can cut what you need out of.
     
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    I would really rather not have to buy a firewall just for those but i do want to make it right. I may try making my own. Thanks
     
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