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Old 07-13-2013, 12:06 PM
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Ken:

As ALWAYS, input from a pro is greatly appreciated. Actually, I painted very similar to what you describe. I did two very thin coats from about 18 inches with the rattle can. I will post some more pics next time I get it in the air.
So far, everyone looking at the springs asks if they are new. They don't appear to be painted. Probably good enough for a car that is getting driven. Even got my first rock chip in the body. Lost no sleep over it. Lacquer touches up pretty easily.

Thanks for the compliments guys. I am a little surprised the car came out so nice considering the crappy lighting I had painting it in the garage. I was fully expecting to find some flaws in the body. The only two panels that aren't perfectly straight are the cowl vent and the header; which, other than the GM hood, are the only two non-original panels on the car!!!! GM in the box parts that I incorrectly assumed were straight. Fortunately, the imperfections on both are within the white stripes, so not very noticeable. I have a very good friend who owns and operates a body shop. We had to drop off Sherri's MRoadster for some work and he and his main metal guy were looking at the Z. I was pointing out the few flaws, and he put his hand up and said: "Still, this thing is ridiculously straight. It may be the straightest black car I have ever laid eyes on." Made me feel pretty good coming from a pro.

Still need to paint the trunk, paint and install the front bumper, install the rear bumper guards and install the rocker trim. Been having fun driving it from time to time. Only big issue has been the posi unit, which is now resolved. See here:
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbt...882#Post534882

Also, been distracted the last 3 weeks. Sherri got bit by a fiddleback. That's another story.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:25 AM
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Haven't posted any pics in over a year.

Put the bias ply tires in storage and put on some centerlines with BFG radials. Have all the trim and emblems on now. I think the last engine shot I had was with the Moroso gold air cleaner. Have the right air cleaner set up on now, including the unrestored top and a really old original seal. I know the purists won't like the headers and Accell wires, but I like the wires, and it runs better with headers. I do have the manifolds and all the smog equipment, as well as a Walker exhaust system I purchased in 1983. It is all correct, except for the chrome tips.

Enjoying the car a lot. Didn't put as many miles on it as I thought I would, but I try to drive it at least once per week, weather permitting.

Only thing not done on the outside is the bumper. Still undecided whether to install a chrome or a GM endura bumper. Decisions decisions.
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Very nice Lynn, endura would look cool on black beauty.. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/drool.gif[/img]

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Looking good!
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That Camaro is killer!
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Go with the chrome Lynn. A black car needs a bit of sparkle here and there.

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Old 08-28-2014, 05:22 PM
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I think I will put the chrome one on... for now. I have a very nice rechromed front bumper that is ready to go if I can find all the brackets. We are getting ready to move (hopefully) and so much stuff is in storage. The endura bumper isn't painted yet, and who know when I will get to it.

Also, my rocker spears are a bit more dinged up than I remembered. Are they flash chromed like the window trim? If not, I can to some straightening and polishing. If I can't make these look good, are there any REALLY GOOD repros (I know, probably an oxymoron) available? If so, who has them?
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What brand Headers are those? Looks very nice.
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I do think someone is selling good rocker spears. To the point of saying NOS but without packaging.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:44 AM
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Schonyenko2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What brand Headers are those? Looks very nice. </div></div>

S&amp;S headers. Small company that went out of business when the economy tanked in 08 or 09.
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