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'70 Camaro Lowrider


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13 hours ago, JollySipper said:

Here it is with some DZs in the tires that come with the Lancer wheel covers....

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These look much better to me......

Im a fan of the DZ's, but not sure about the wide whites.

Its your build, so roll with what you like. 

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18 hours ago, JollySipper said:

Here it is with some DZs in the tires that come with the Lancer wheel covers....

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These look much better to me......

Yes, these are much better than the second option but not quite as "lowrider" as the first. These have a great late Eighties, early Nineties custom vibe.

David G.

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On 8/26/2021 at 12:09 AM, Steve H said:

I have a Camaro in the que for this fall, mine will be low too,

Sounds real good! Be sure to keep us up with your progress.

So, I'll be going with the DZs in the wide white tires. It may seem more custom than lowrider, but since I like kustoms too, it's all good! I've made just a little progress worth showing, got the front subframe painted. Mainly I've been scribing panel lines and trying to define the window trim for foil later.

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Also, I'm toying with the idea of a folding rag top. Anyone done one that they could show? or at least tell me if this looks like a good idea? I may try to find a better fabric for the top.... this is just a piece of bed linen soaked in diluted Elmer's glue. Naturally I would weather it a bit for a more realistic look.....

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I think I've decided on green for the body. I'll be picking that up next week from the auto parts store......

That's what I have today..... Feel free to comment, and tell me what you think of the top idea......

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1 hour ago, slusher said:

what color do you have planned for your build TJ?

I am hoping to get some green in a few days from O'Reillys..... I need to swing by there and pick up some clear any way.

The interior will most likely be various shades of tan and brown......

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On 8/27/2021 at 8:24 PM, JollySipper said:

Sounds real good! Be sure to keep us up with your progress.

So, I'll be going with the DZs in the wide white tires. It may seem more custom than lowrider, but since I like kustoms too, it's all good! I've made just a little progress worth showing, got the front subframe painted. Mainly I've been scribing panel lines and trying to define the window trim for foil later.

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Also, I'm toying with the idea of a folding rag top. Anyone done one that they could show? or at least tell me if this looks like a good idea? I may try to find a better fabric for the top.... this is just a piece of bed linen soaked in diluted Elmer's glue. Naturally I would weather it a bit for a more realistic look.....

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I think I've decided on green for the body. I'll be picking that up next week from the auto parts store......

That's what I have today..... Feel free to comment, and tell me what you think of the top idea......

That subframe looks splendid! 

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Got a little more progress on this....... The body and associated parts are in final primer. This is Rustoleum 2X gray primer, it will make a really good foundation for the DupliColor I plan on using....

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Thanks for looking in, and please do comment!

 

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The stance looks good to me  TJ. I'm doing the same car right now and on the front I cut the nubs off the spindles and drilled a hole and glued a pin at the highest point I could and with the larger holes in the wheels I can actually adjust the higth up or down a fraction and I will glue them to the flat part of the spindle. I guess my explination makes sense.  Mine will be more of a Day 2 built with Torque Thrusts and high rise hood.

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I've been steady at it for a couple of days..... I've almost completed the interior. Still need to paint the front seats. The tan is vinyl dye from DupliColor, the carpet and "woodgrain" stuff is craft paint....

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Also pretty much done with the chassis..... Still need the rear wheels attached. I wanted a color that would look kinda stock but not, I ended up with Deep Jewel Green Metallic. Hopefully I'll be able to get a better finish on the body than I did on the floor pan....

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That's where we are today! Hopefully the nice weather we've been having here will last a while longer and I can get the body painted up in the next few days.....

Thanks for looking, and comment freely....

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Got the paint work done........ I thought I would need to put one more coat of clear on after yesterday's painting session, but looking at it this morning, all it needed was a wet sand and polish today. I've been trying to get pics all day of the color, but it's proving difficult to get the shade right.....

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Started on the foil some to see how it's gonna look.

That's progress for today! Please feel free to comment.....

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