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Old 08-30-2011, 12:12 AM
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Default 1973 RS/LT/Z28 4spd - Gold/Parchment Restoration

This is my brother's car my dad is restoring and I guess I am going to paint it.

Numbers matching car he bought in the late 80's to replace his 73 LT/Z28 which was bought new at Stott Chevrolet in Tryon NC. - Quain Stott is a current IHRA pro mod guy. (Stott also sponsored Jim Little's ZL1 powered 70 Camaro formerly owned by our own Kim Howie)

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Default Re: 1973 RS/LT/Z28 4spd - Gold/Parchment Restoration

Most would kill to start with a car this SOLID...










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Default Re: 1973 RS/LT/Z28 4spd - Gold/Parchment Restoration

Nice solid dry car. Congrats to your bro. Keep us posted!
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Default Re: 1973 RS/LT/Z28 4spd - Gold/Parchment Restoration

Some details...



G marking on Rear end.


Z28 only front A-arm bump stop.




NOS front tie rods and center link I picked up YEARS AGO for nothing...


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Nice! Gotta love that red oxide, dipped primer and non rusty metal. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif[/img]
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I think he is going to go your route Steve, have the kids do the paint marks.
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Default Re: 1973 RS/LT/Z28 4spd - Gold/Parchment Restoration

I think the same G was found on another 73 F body. I dont know if it was a real real low miles Camaro or a Trans Am. It would be interesting to see if that letter varied based on what was in the rear.
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Any more updates on the 1973 RS/LT-Z/28 4speed? These have always been one of my favorites.
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Neat car James.
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The car was VERY solid however two blocked drains caused rust through on the rear of front drivers fender below the lower trim and a half dollar sized hole in the pass rear quarter which turned out to be very thin about 6 inches out so my dad replaced the pass lower rear quarter and trunk drop off. I fabbed a patch for one the fender and welded up holes from an old slide hammer pulling party on the pass door but that is about the extent of the metal work required.

It's been mostly just the grunt work, stripping, light blasting, prepping the sheet metal, priming, and blocking...
The car is in full prime now and I am going to block it with 320 to make sure it is flat, seam seal it, one coat of epoxy sealer and then base clear.
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