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Old 04-17-2010, 12:55 AM   #26
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Now that is dedicated!!! Longest I have ever kept a vehicle is 5 years. Nice ride!
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:02 AM   #27
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Nice, so how much did it go for back then and what year did you sign the last check for it?
Sorry! Forgot to get back here to check the post! I paid a whopping $2350 for my '71 in 1973. That was about $900 less than the original owner paid for it. I've got all the papers, protectoplate, manual, build sheet, window sticker, vehicle prep sheet, etc. for it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:03 AM   #28
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Now that is dedicated!!! Longest I have ever kept a vehicle is 5 years. Nice ride!
I do tend to keep things, but I never thought I'd still have this old gal today! Somehow every time I decided to sell her, I went for a ride and changed my mind!
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:13 AM   #29
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That's awesome.

Thanks! I had my first accident in it last June. I was beginning a rebuild resto when some idiot jumped in front of me and slammed on the brakes. Didn't do much damage, but it did require one front fender and the header panel.
Of course my minor resto turned into a complete redo of the body including the OER 3.75" cowl hood, and the GM stealth gray pearl paint with black pearl SS stripes. Then new interior, thorough cleaning underneath and repaint there too. New tires identical to what was there, and on the same rims I had custom built about 10 yrs. before!
Still changing things almost every week, as I find some little things I can improve on all the time! My latest was to build a new set of traction bars and ditch the old slapper bars I'd put on there in 1974!
Here's what I built:

They work much better hooking up, yet give a softer ride and better cornering.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:25 AM   #30
 
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Got any pics of the accident?
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:31 PM   #31
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Yep! This was taken a couple days after it happened. Already got started taking the bumper off when I figured I better take a picture. My car was white back then:



This was a couple months later:



This one was last October:



November:



Early December:



Also early Dec.:


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Old 04-22-2010, 11:56 PM   #32
 
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I've never seen a vehicle underside that clean and free of corrosion.


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Old 04-24-2010, 02:45 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by theholycow View Post
I've never seen a vehicle underside that clean and free of corrosion.
The lack of corrosion is free here in Oregon! We don't salt the roads, so no rust and corrosion problems. My car has always been garaged for the last 30 yrs. so I have zero rust.
The clean part is just elbow grease, and it's actually dirty compared to when I finished brushing and scraping before I painted the underside. I drive it a lot, and I'm not spending all my time cleaning underneath it. Once a year I jack it up on jackstands so I can pressure wash the underbelly. That's it for the rest the year.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:49 AM   #34
 
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Smart choice on change the color of the car to black
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:49 AM   #35
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Smart choice on change the color of the car to black
Well it's not black. It almost black, but it's actually "GM Dark Stealth Gray Metallic Pearl" with black pearl SS stripes. Hard to see in the pictures, but here's one in the garage that shows the "ghost" SS stripes better:


Here's a video link when I installed the new 2.5" exhaust:

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Old 04-27-2010, 06:59 AM   #36
 
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OK, still looks sick!
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:12 AM   #37
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I don't have a 70 but I do have a split bumper. The guy in the pic is my son, also a work in progress. Oh and by the way, Hi Vall! Fancy seeing you here. LOL

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Old 04-30-2010, 02:14 AM   #38
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Here's a little clip of mine too. Check her out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0fGJ9_226U
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:45 PM   #39
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Hey Pablo! Your son looks like he's got designs on the Camaro! LOL
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:22 AM   #40
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Yeah I know. Already acting like it's his. LOL.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:28 AM   #41
 
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Thats what kids are for
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:54 AM   #42
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Might be what kids are for, but it's not what my car is for! My car is for me; the kid can get his own!
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:09 PM   #43
 
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Ha ha, there ya go!!
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:45 AM   #44
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Although he figures if he helps it might get him an inside track towards it! I really would love him to have it as long as I've had it, once I'm done!
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Yea, I was going to say, once you are done with it, then pass it on
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:39 AM   #46
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Got an extra part for the Camaro today! First in class!


The old girl showed an ex race car can still hold her own against the Fords, Mopars, and other Chevy's!
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Nice job!
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:44 AM   #48
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Thanks Shaggy! Did some engine painting today before our Sat. night get together at Krispy Kreme. Pulled the valve covers and painted the centers red to set the engine off with some contrast. Then polished them up and put them back on.


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Wow, nice detail on the paint job. How did you get it so clean without getting the rest of it red?
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:03 AM   #50
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Wow, nice detail on the paint job. How did you get it so clean without getting the rest of it red?
I did get the rest of it red. But then I used a razor blade to remove most and finally polishing paper to remove the last bits. I masked off the area outside the fins before painting. They looked like this after painting:
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