Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby bonecrrusher » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:43 pm

Go big or go home...

Not in women size either...


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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby dannythekid » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:00 am

Looking good! I remember when you first got that.


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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:00 am

Ditching the column shift 2nd-gen column for a floor shift 3rd-gen column with tilt and cruise. Also has wiper and dimmer switch on the column...much cleaner install. The stock firewall hole for 2nd gens is huge because of the shift linkage, that's all cut out and replaced with a plate I fabbed to stud the mounts so no fasteners are visible from the engine bay side. There are a ton on the driver side and they look like garbage. Gonna smooth the pass side as well. I'm getting this stuff mocked up so I can pull the car apart and put it on the rotisserie to finish stuff up.

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I also decided to ditch the used Accel DFI setup I bought used. The harness was hacked up (not a big deal because I have the diagram for the whole thing) but it was also missing sensors & connectors...and the software sucks. I have some experience with EFI and that setup is not user-friendly at all (the technology is about 12 years old). So I bought a ECM & harness kit from Holley. It's their HP self-tuning wideband setup with a lot of capabilities...simple stuff like fan & reverse lockout control, all the way to nitrous control and water/meth injection. I'm gonna run it with a spare TBI truck distributor I have to start, but I'll probably go SFI in the future with the dual-sync dizzy I have from the Accel stuff and a CDI box. It's even easily swappable to LSx control with just a harness change.
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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby bonecrrusher » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:22 am

Would the DSE first gen remote wiper control arm box work on the second gen? Also move the clutch reservoir to the right of the brake master cylinder?


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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:52 am

you weighing it down with wires!



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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:02 am

They have one for 2nd-gens too. I still have the stock one even though it hasn't been used in years & years (didnt fit my old hood). A guy on Nasty moved his wiper mechanism to behind the fender on the driver side so it's all hidden. I may do the same. Have to extend the linkage and get it adjusted, but that will help clean things up too. I put my line lock in that same area under it. Definitely moving clutch reservoir too.

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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby DanteGTZ » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:41 pm

Looks good! Damn - When you're done with this, you need to come down to Tennessee and help me with my 1991 Z28. I've been so wrapped up in other projects, I've really neglected it since I swapped in the T5.
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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby themixer » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:35 am

i love these cars, cannot wait to see burnouts



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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby ErichZ26 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:06 pm

Cliff8928 wrote:Caspers is full of win! They're like 10 minutes from me….


They were 25 min from my newer shop and about the same from the old one.

The drive is a bit far now though.

They moved to Colorado.

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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby ErichZ26 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:07 pm

cool project.


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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:21 am

Fabbed a better 6spd hump. The old hole from when I was like 19 was kinda cobbed...and this one will seal everything off better with the matching plate over a rubber boot. It builds in a more solid mount for the console too. It was a little flimsy before.

Cut a big hole in the firewall and then filled it in...and then started mocking up some wiring.

I need to find a replacement connector housing for the firewall side, or a good way to clean it up...it's pretty nasty. The stock large gauge wires no longer go through the firewall with my trunk-mount battery, it will basically just be the lighting harness and control wires for my fan & water pump relays, etc.

Routing the wires for the EFI cleanly is going to be a little bit of a challenge. They give you a huge grommet to just stuff everything through the firewall, but I think I can keep it a lot cleaner with a smaller grommet for some of the sensors and a 22-pin weatherpak bulkhead for the injectors & ignition. Then I will just need one for the wideband, but I can do that in the tunnel where it is invisible.

I also ordered my SpinTech 6000 Pro Street mufflers so I can make sure it all fits well before finalizing the floor. If I have to cut or BFH it I can before it has sound deadener on it.

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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby Lothurin » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:47 am

love the valve covers! i was looking at a set of those for my 355.

i looks and sounds like its going to be a fun ride after your all done with it.



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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby bonecrrusher » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:00 am

Is that a chunk of Mazda truck on your firewall?

Looks like the old truck motor - assuming your stroker motor is still on the stand?


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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:48 pm

Nope, that is a piece of extra shelving. haha That's how I got a perfect 90* on 3 of the 4 sides of the shifter hump too...same shelf.

Drivetrain is still in mockup mode...and yes that's the truck 350. It all has to come out for finish work.


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Re: Camaro paint job...after almost 10 years

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:24 pm

I would love to have a garage like that........ and a welder


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