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Old 07-01-2022, 09:39 PM
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Jose I have a clean and clear set of original black California license plates, unrestored if you are interested.
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Old 07-01-2022, 09:56 PM
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Love what you're doing with this car.
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Jose, where did you order the front windshield from? Jeff
ebay store: autocity1958 item number 302654318337 PM them your requested date code. Turn around was less than a week and a half.

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Jose I have a clean and clear set of original black California license plates, unrestored if you are interested.
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Love what you're doing with this car.
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I have decided to put out an OH craigslist ad looking for the born with transmission. I also shared the post on Facebook and hope to get somewhere.

I got a call this morning saying that Judy simply left months ago and nobody knows where she is. The gentlemen said he asked her about the transmission and said that she didn't remember who she sold it to. It sounds like when she was selling off her estate in the 2000's she sold the Camaro sans transmission which was confirmed by John Baxter who bought the car from her. My guess is she simply sold it off separately so I'm looking for anyone who bought parts from her during this time.

As I wrench on the car, I can tell she didn't do much to the car at all. The gears were at one time swapped to open 3.31's and she ran a small block in the car (I have correctly dated 4 series carrier and 4.56 gears going back in). I doubt she blew the muncie. I was told her dream was to put a 396 back in it. my guess is that's why she removed the small block in the first place and sold it without engine or trans.

This is the last remaining important piece to the car and I'm really hoping to find it.
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Sorted a bunch of hardware that came with the car. My favorite helper steered while I pushed to turn the car around to continue brake line work. We trimmed the new brake line to match the old and I'm more than satisfied with the fitment.
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That 283 emblem is a SUPER rare part on a Camaro..
Aren't those hydraulic flaring tools the BEST ?? Seems a bit spendy at first, but once a person has used it, they are worth it for the ease and quality of the double flare.
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That 283 emblem is a SUPER rare part on a Camaro..
Aren't those hydraulic flaring tools the BEST ?? Seems a bit spendy at first, but once a person has used it, they are worth it for the ease and quality of the double flare.
Didn't know that about the 283 emblem thanks =P. Btw the flaring tool is so much better than fighting my old finicky tool! Yes I like having special tools you'll see more of that soon.




Oh and before that I cleaned the original bracket and block and installed axle brake lines/hose.
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I've got one of the hydraulic flaring tools and I love it.
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Old 07-06-2022, 11:28 PM
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Yeah, I have a few specialty tools that don't get used often too, but they are sooo nice to have when I need it.
One is an electromagnetic heater. Way better than frying everything around a bolt with a torch.
"Crud Thug" is a brand name but a search will bring them up. I have a kit with abrasive wheels, wire wheels and rubber erasers. Another tool that is a real time and labor saver.
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Old 07-10-2022, 06:55 PM
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Basic disassembly and cleaning using dish soap and water.
I used a plastic scraper to remove the grime to reveal the ink stamps under the heater box followed by careful use of a razor.

I used a shop vac with a HEPA filter to remove the mouse condo. It looks like they were very cozy in there, complete with a stash of nuts.

The ground strap hole near the framerail appears drilled but not tapped. I'm assuming this is because the car was ordered without a radio. And outline from where the antenna plug/grommet once was is still visible.

The grease pen markings are difficult to read but I keep seeing 8's

The white crayon appears to be 102? and beside it another 8 grease pen mark to the right.
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Old 07-10-2022, 07:46 PM
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Job well done Jose. Very cool to document this process, thank you!
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