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1969 Camaro Coupe Custom
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This is how the car looked when we received it.
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Right front
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Right quarter view
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Left rear before the project starts.
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Massive 540 CID Merlin should have plenty of punch for this discriminating owner!*
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Left front after teardown
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View of right front after teardown
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The factory paint on the front aprons had been painted over several times making the total removal a real chore.
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With most of the paint removed, the factory coating is still trying to hang on down in the crevises.
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Almost ready to be primed.
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Engine removal opened up a lot of space
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We weren't sure the engine crane could hold this massive 540 CID....but it did.
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LF door removed and the ceiling tiles still have to go!
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Engine and tranny now removed
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RF door remove. WOW!!! look what we found, there were ceiling tiles behind the back seat, they are out of here!
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Trunk and rear body panel stripped.
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Removing the body from the subframe and dropping the rear axle assy to install the mini-tubs
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Subframe all blasted and ready to start coating
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Previous renovation was quarter panel skins only, but that will change now!
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A 100% job should include complete quarter replacement along with inner and outer wheelhouse. All is removed in this photo.
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Metal etched subframe is now ready for primer
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Now the new tubs are welded into place
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Complete outer tubs completely finishes the wheel houses
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New right quarter panel welded in
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New left quarter panel welded in
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Next will come the blasting of the floor rust and the refinish to that area
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These are the hidden issues no one knows about until the paint is stripped off, do you keep the component or replace it?
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Actually the car did NOT fall out of a tree! The Pros from Soda Blast know the best angles to get all of the old finish off.
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Now stripped clean, prep work will begin to get ready to move on to the sealer and primer.
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After blasting, additional rust holes are discovered in the RF lower cowl area
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These will be cut out and replaced with new panels
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