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  • Paint booth after pics and welding class..

    Instead of paying someone to fab up my turbo kit, I decided to go to a quick class to teach me the basics of welding.  Starting with safety first, then torch.  Up next is plasma cutting, then arc welding, and finally MIG welding.  A friend of mine bought a new welder and let me borrow his Century 225 MIG welder, then I picked up a fairly heavy table that I will use to weld on.

    So here are some pics of my Camaro in various paint stages, then after, me using a torch and finally my welding area.   My welding area seems kinda small, then again, it’ll do for now.  The pics of my Camaro which are not on the trailer, but painted..its dusty.  The only clean pic is of it on the trailer.

    The color of my Camaro is called “Cosmic Silver”.  After a few weeks, I should have some pics of the turbo kit I’m fixing to fab up.

     

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  • New engine, new parts, time for paint!

    My rebuild of the LQ4 engine out of a 2005 Chevy HD pickup is complete.  I opted for just a stock rebuild and added a TU2 Cam from Speed Inc.  Yea..I could have done the 4340 crank, rods with forged dished pistons but I didnt.  This is just the first incarnation of this engine.   Next one will have the “good stuff” in it.   I ended up painting the block and valve covers..came out pretty good.  Shootin’ for 9’s in the 1/4.

    In addition to this, I picked up a 4″ Fiberglass Cowl bolt on hood from Liberty Fiberglass and saved a few bucks over buying a Harwood hood, also added a new chin spoiler which was almost as expensive as the hood.  The hood itself is a good piece for $285.  I used to have another Camaro, an ’85, which had a Harwood hood.  I dont see any difference in quality between these two, other than this one is cheaper.

    Now she’s off to the body shop for a paint job.  🙂

     

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  • So I sold the ’67 Chevy II and replaced it with another toy..

    I go thru “alot” of cars.  By alot I mean I dunno, I put ’em together, I like it, get tired of it and sell it…then the cycle restarts and I get something else.  This will probably be the last one for a while..until I get tired of it. One thing for sure, I’m going to run the shit out of it at the track!  LOL!

    Here’s the next project..needed to replace a few parts since they wouldnt work on the street and/or were just crap parts.  Doors had lexan along with the windshield, hood was junk.   Bought some doors off of a Camaro with manual windows and had a new windshield installed and also replaced the rear bumper cover.

    Specs on the Camaro:
    1991 Camaro
    4 link Back halfed
    Ford 9″ with 35 Spline Moser Axles, 4.30 gears
    12 point certified cage to 8.50 that is current
    Halon fire system
    Pro Bandit pistol grip shifter with shiftnoid
    Built driveshaft
    I also picked up a 6.0L LQ4 engine out of a 2004 Chevy 2500 pickup truck and a TU2 Cam from Speed Inc.  I’m having the engine rebuilt at Kendrick Automotive.  In addition to this, I also picked up a Borg Warner s475 turbo.

    Here’s a few under construction pics..

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