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1969 Camaro Part 10

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Continued progress. See Part 1 for history and intended direction for this project.

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The hood does fully close with the air filter on.
The first step in prepping the body (after fixing the big crack in the roof and smaller one on the rear quarter panel) was to fill in the recesses for the chrome rocker trim. I scribed the bottom edge of the door and cemented the dechromed trim pieces in, then sanded them flat and rescribed the door lines again.
Most of the badging was removed; (this is not going to be a Z/28). The side marker lights were removed too, but will be replaced; their locations were scribed in for future reference. The trunk and trim lines were cleaned up with the scriber too, and the body was blocked to remove the waves and sink marks.
I milled a set of valve covers from 6061 billet for it back in the ‘90s when I started this project and left them as raw polished aluminum.
(It always bothered me that the kit valve covers had eight mounting bolts, instead of seven.)
Now that I need them, I drilled the mounting holes and textured/finished them. Still working on the fasteners for them…
The wheels are pretty much finished, (I milled and turned them from 6061 billet over a dozen years ago when I started building it…), I will install the valve caps and paint the tire lettering later. The rear tires have been widened to 12 inches.
Brake hard lines from the master were bent from guitar wire and installed. Ignition wires, (including the little coil wires), some vacuum lines and electrical wiring are installed…
Last fitting of body before paint application. The hood is the color the top of the body will be…
You’ll just have to wait to see the scheme it will receive.