Shawn's '71 Camaro build

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by GunnerMN, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. JCSilver80

    JCSilver80 Veteran Member

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    That baby is going to be a beast when you're done.......awesome!!! Nice work getting everything sorted out and welded up.
     
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    Excellent work, very talented !!!
     
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    Nice build you got with your car man any progress yet?
     
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    Just saw this too. Very nice job.
    "far from professional". Don't cut yourself short- that's professional.
     
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    Another person with mad fabrication skills on this site building an awesome car. Cool build!

    mike
     
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    Really nice work
     
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    Thanks for the compliments guys! It definitely helps with the motivation.

    I've been distracted with building an engine for my '05 Sierra. Took the 5.3 out and built an LS2 for it. Made custom 3.5" stainless exhaust for it and put longtube headers on it. Was hoping for 500hp and 475 tq, but ended up with 450/450 (on the engine dyno).... BUT it makes 392tq at 2,300 rpm, so it will definitely pull a trailer better than it used to.
    I have started doing some bodywork on the car while waiting for parts for the truck. Have the door jams about 80%. I also re-printed the headlight bucket. This time it turned out better. It took almost 20hrs to print. Now I just have to figure out how to mount it.

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    I love the idea of printing your own parts like that! What 3D printer are you using? I've been thinking of how to justify getting one myself and this sort of thing would help in that regard! I know my girls would love being able to print their own figures and toys as well!
     
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    Yeah, it is a lot of fun to come up with different things and just print them. It is a MakerGear M2 printer. It cost about $2k with some extra material. We paid for the assembled version, so all we had to do was pull it out of the box, level the bed and it was ready to go. We also purchased the Simplify3d software. They have free stuff out there, but this is really easy to use. It also tells you how much material you are going to use when building a part. My headlight assembly cost about $15 in materials....

    Get one!! You will not regret it.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I'm definitely going to look into it!
     

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