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Old 09-14-2010, 07:53 PM
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Paint day! 68 camaro (pics)

Here what i started with in 2003





This was in 2005-


2006-




These are from today -





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Lookin good. What color did you go with? Kinda looks similar to some Dodges I've seen runnin around.
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looks great! BTW, what did you use for exhuast fans?
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:59 AM
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looking good ....Feels good dont it ??? nows when the real work starts...
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:02 AM
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nice car! that color looks great on it. cool
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This positivly inspires me to keep moving on my latest personal project
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I agree and its straight too..The hard part is trying not to get to excited and start rushing it ...take your time ...every bolt is one step closer even if it takes all day ....rush it and get a scratch and you'll going backwards ...know when to walk away if your getting tired..thats when you'll make a mistake...did you do it all yourself it looks like a professional job...
I finished up a 69 last year and I got started a 68 but its not very far along yet it's stripped down and on a dolly got a floor and firewall in it.but mainly its just sittin ,waiting for me to get the time...
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Holy crap that looks nice! I love those garage spray booths putting out show looking work, BEAUTIFUL!

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Stunning work. And nice seeing the origins and early shots.
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sweet! nice work
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Man ,if that dont sum up the whole purpose of being a member of this site I dont know what does....well said...now get yer butt in gear bro....
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That looks awesome! Keep posting pics as you progress. I, for one, would love to see how she looks once you get it together.
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looks great! BTW, what did you use for exhuast fans?
Just a heavy duty pedestal type fan blowing out the back door with the adjacent garage door open about 8 inches. I did it all myself except the powder coating of the frame. I guess you could say it's a professional job, I was a paint & body tech for close to 20 years. Got out of it a few years ago and now just work on my own stuff.
It's been very hard to stay focused on finishing this project. A lot has changed from when I started it in 2003. I moved twice dragging the car and all the parts from Pa. to La. and then back to Pa. Also had a son in 06, now he'll be 5 soon and is helping me out in the garage already.
I almost gave up and sold it a few times but told myself I must at least get it painted before I sell it in order to get any real money for it,although in the back of my mind I knew I wouldn't sell it. That was my motivation I guess to get from point A to Point B. It sat untouched for almost a year,then last spring I buckled down and promised myself to finish the body over the summer and paint it in the fall no matter what and work on assembly over the winter. I spent an insane amount of time on blocking and prepping the body to get it straight and obsessed over panel fitment and the gaps. The repro metal made it a real chore but I'm tickled with the outcome to say the least. Thanks for all the kind words! It's very strange to hear someone say 'nice car' Since its been an eyesore for so long!

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swwwweeeeeeeeetttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great job
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I noticed right off how much work you did,it shows.Some say the car insires them and I'll agree but what Inspires me is your story of what it took to keep it and get it done...You deserve all the praise you can get ....
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