Tim and Allen's '73 LT z06 Build

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by AllensaurusRex, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Shane509

    Shane509 New Member

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    Hey Allen I have owned this car 2 separate times and am located about 1.5hr from you. I would love you give you some history on the car if you interested. Great progress with the car...
     
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    How much of the right side tires was on the lift? Looks like it's ready to fall off.
     
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    It probably was the car up in SC! I just spoke with Shane who owned the car 2 times. Got some great history on the car! And yeah it does look like it is going to fall off. Glad it didn't!
     
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    Sounds Great guys.....glad to see she is getting the attention she deserves after all these years.... can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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    Still trailering her around because she runs a tad rough. The engine bogs down when the clutch engages/disengages. Likely just needs tuned.

    Found a body and paint guy and trailered her up to Mike Johnson in Shelbyville, TN. Saw some of his work at a local car show and was beyond impressed. :bowtie: At first I thought I was going to do Laser Red Metallic Pearl but it ended up looking too strawberry/pink in the sun. In the shade it looked perfect but in direct sunlight it just looked off. It looks good in the photo below, but if I turned the card a tad...I didn't like it.

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    Here she is in Mike's shop. You can see the Fender gap looks pretty good but the horizontal line down the side is still off. :screwup: AKA - that's why it is at Mike's shop. :bowtie:

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    Wonky front end :screwup: :confused:

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    Mike and I working out the details in the back. Again, you can see the horizontal body line is off.

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    And this is the color I decided on. Mike did the body work and painted this 69 Camaro about 4 years ago. The color is Cinder Red. I would classify it as 80% metallic red and 20% copper/rust. Truly is a beautiful color/quality paint & body work. I'll be doing black stripes. I also don't mind those riddler wheels...:crazy:

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    And of course had to snap this beauty. Notice the chrome coolant reservoir to the left of the radiator. Still need to hook up windshield wipers/finish the intage air set up. Also installed a clutch bleeder extensions the comes into the engine bay. When I was bleeding the clutch I stripped the bleeder valve on the slave cylinder. I ended up taking it to a trans shop and paid 300$ for them to install a new one. It was a reasonable price and I was pretty over it by then.

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    Allen, is your front sheetmetal goodmark ? My valence fit the hood just as yours did until I twisted and bent it beyond belief. The valence wasn't sitting "square" so to speak to my hood!
     
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    It is whatever came from ss396. It was the entire ralley sport kit for $1,800. Fits terribly.
     
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    Mike called and explained that the after market hood fit terribly. Was off by more than 3/4 inch from center to side. Ended up calling another local Murfreesboro Camaro owner who happened to have 2 hoods laying around (traded our hoods straight up). Also ended up selling him some 1970 Camaro seats and other nick nacks that I had laying around.

    Pa, Mike, Randy and the new hood. Barely fit in the back of the 2016 Silverado.

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    Back at Mike's shop. I don't have any great pics of the old hood (black) and how far it was off, but it definitely was causing some issues. The new hood (blue and white) was a stock hood from a 73 and fit much better (although much heavier).

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    Ugly gap on the left

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    The Urethane nose fits like crap too (as projected). Mike was able to get it VERY close..still has a little massaging to do around the sides. Looking a hell of a lot better than we ever got it to fit.

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    Fender/Door gaps looking better

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    Another interesting part. The hood latch/spring mechanism. Since I sold my old original hood that came off my car I didn't have this mechanism. (bone head move - thought I was going to go with a 2 inch cowl and ended up not). Pops found an 80 model in a junkyard and it worked fine.

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    ALL THE DIFFERENT COLOR PANELS

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