My 1979 Camaro project

KEVS79

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Mar 3, 2008
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GLADSTONE, MO
Hi, I have been lurking on the sight for a while and have posted a few questions. I figured I would try to post some pics of my Camaro. I am the second owner, my inlaws bought it new and gave it me a few months ago. It is a 305 auto, all basically original w/107,000 miles. So far I havent done much but start cleaning the wheels up. I bought some tires on craigslist and will be getting those mounted once the wheels are done. It needs some work(L/S frame rail, rust on botton of 1/4's and fenders, carpet, drivers seat bottom, oil leaks etc.) I plan on it being a long project that I will work on here and there, no hurry.

Hopefull the pics show up!!

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This is how it had been setting for the last 5-6 years

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This is right after I got it home

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after

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EricsZ28

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Feb 28, 2006
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Here and there...
KEVS79 said:
...my inlaws ... gave it me a few months ago...

Wow, nice score. So, really, why did you marry your wife ;)

It looks like a little TLC will go a long way with that car. The wheels turned out real nice.
 

Elpres

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Dec 18, 2005
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Denmark
it looks good, i love those turbine wheels,, i would kill for those. :)

where do u live? :) ho ho
 
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70sbudget

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Mar 21, 2008
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san diego
funny, had a flashback to the wheels, actually, they used to be on this truck!
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good luck on the project. you are much farther ahead than i. lol
 

KEVS79

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Mar 3, 2008
2,465
GLADSTONE, MO
Well here is a small update...I got all of the wheels finished and the "new" tires mounted and balanced(BTW Wal-mart is the cheapest place...only 3.50 to mount carry in tires). Also got the gas tank removed.

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Next step is to get rear end out so I can start reparing the frame on the drivers side and get everything cleaned up and painted/undercoated. Then plan on removing rear bumper and repairing rust on tail panel(?) under bumper.
 

Brian

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Aug 12, 1999
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OHIO
Just a thought, I saw your workbench and tools in the back ground in one of the pictures. You may want to upgrade before getting into deep with the car. Not only is it a little short, but I’m not sure I would trust “little tikes” as a reputable tool maker LOL. Ditto on clearing the junk off the car, much easier to see what you have to work with. Keep us posted.
 

KEVS79

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Mar 3, 2008
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GLADSTONE, MO
Brian said:
Just a thought, I saw your workbench and tools in the back ground in one of the pictures. You may want to upgrade before getting into deep with the car. Not only is it a little short, but I’m not sure I would trust “little tikes” as a reputable tool maker LOL. Ditto on clearing the junk off the car, much easier to see what you have to work with. Keep us posted.

Thats funny!!! I knew when I posted the pics that somebody would pick up on my son's work bench in the background!! He's 5 and loves helping dad out in the garage!!

The first pic w/the junk on it was how it had set at my inlaws for the past 5-6 years until I took it.
 




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