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Old 03-26-2019, 07:14 AM
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Nice progress. Just wondered if you replaced the fenders, or did a previous owner fill the emblem holes?
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:45 PM
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Still has the original fenders on it and neither have been replaced. Both had green paint under the silver but early pics of the car show the Camaro script emblems were taken off when it was painted in its race scheme back in 1973. Often done for placement of contingency decals. Emblems and holes were on it when I got the car but when we stripped the fenders there was a skim of filler around the holes so they must have been drilled out when the car was changed to silver (4th owner) in 1990.

One script emblem measures a touch low but nothing I was concerned over since the car has a history as a race car.


Camaro script fender emblems filled in this picture. 1973 onwards.











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I've had it bolted before and that was great in my old shop, but in the current home shop I like being able to move it around from time to time and it's been inside, outside and back and forth between shops. I don't do much serious work while it's up high and always keep the locks set right with a little tension on the cables which keeps it steady. My floors are also quite level and the pads have never moved. Even still I am very careful and always walk around the lift to ensure all is sound and locks are on before ever venturing under a car while also ensuring the cables are taught. Safety is always of concern around my place and even when using jack stands, there is always redundancy in place.

If I was really going to be reefing or swaying the lift, I'd again add a couple Hilti anchors at each corner. I am told that they use dozens these lifts on the grass at Carlisle and change exhaust on Corvettes. I was further told that as long as there's weight on the cables, they are quite stable. I use this one for work only and don't store cars on it at height too often, but have at times used it for storage.

In terms of the 1/4" steel jack tray, I sometimes use a center point motorcycle jack that I bought for the tray, and when I need to support outer axle points or spring locations, I have a 1/4 steel plate that sits atop the jack tray to give me a stable base to use a bottle jack from...or to place jack stands. You have to be creative to use a 4 post for working on cars as it would seem. That's why I plan to add a two post lift in the next bay over.

A guy can never have too many lifts I am told.
Thanks Graeme! The motorcycle jack or one of those cross beam adapter accessories is an interesting idea!
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:18 PM
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Was supposed to go into the office today but I'm having way too much fun working on this car now so I played hooky again! Early this morning I disassembled the front park lights, removed the wiring and socket and detailed the frames before putting them all back together. I then stripped the front headlamp buckets and painted everything in black trim paint. Once the park lights and frames were installed, we set the grill and made sure the emblem was in the correct spot. Gotta polish the trim rings for the lights and clean up the front bezels for them. They'll go on later and the VE3 bumper will wait until we finish installing the motor.

Gotta run to the office for a few hours tonight but tomorrow we are planning to install the wiper motor, wiper trans, wipers and button up the top cowl panel. From there we are onto the cowl induction parts for the hood and the pedal on the firewall. Next up will be the front lighting harness, engine harness, cowl harness and the battery tray. Last thing under the hood will be the booster and master and then I can set the column and the heater core in place and button those up. That should keep me busy for a few more days...

Bring on the interior...(lol)


Media blasted and ready for final detailing and white paint inside.


Original pigtails reinstalled and ready for installation now.


Park lights cleaned up and installed in the lower valance.


Grill is in and we're almost ready for headlamps and bezels.
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Real nice work Graeme!
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Beautiful... I love Rally Green with White stripes!
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Little more progress this week. Finished plumbing all the brakes and got the booster and master installed yesterday but was missing the coupler bracket that holds the soft connection above the diff and had to order one. I'll bleed the lines after that arrives next week. In the meantime we've been busy restoring the dash housing and gauges. Installed an NOS clock, mounted the cluster today and got all the wiring connected with new bulbs in place. Cowl ducts are rebuilt with new flaps and heating ducts are all installed and detailed. Column is now complete, heater controls are done and pedals are also setup now. Carpet and radio will be finished up tomorrow and then it's time to finish up the heater core before installing the dash pad and moving onto the door panels. It's coming together nicely here.


Booster, Master, Brake Lines and Speedo Cable are done along with Cowl Induction Wiring. Have one more speedo clip in the tunnel to finish.


Started the interior after detailing the original instrument housing and gauges. Radio is next but have to make a wiring adapter.
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Coming along nicely
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... Cowl Induction Wiring. Have one more speedo clip in the tunnel to finish
Are you using the AAW 'factory fit' harnesses? It appears the wiper motor wire doesn't have a spare mm between the two connections. Mine's exactly the same.
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