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Old 08-07-2021, 06:39 PM
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Been working on my 1969 Camaro in my two car garage for several years now. I bought this Camaro in Kansas about 5 years ago. Even though it was from Kansas this was one of the most rust free 1st Gen Camaro's I have ever seen. It had belonged to the same family since 1975 and it truly was kept in a barn.

With that being said, I have replaced nearly every panel on the car. It has a new full one piece floor pan, full trunk floor, both full quarter panels, custom firewall, new roof skin, tail panel, drop offs and rockers.

The reason everything needed to be replaced was so cool, I couldn't be to upset about it. As the owner described, "it was the early 80's, we lived on an 800 acre ranch with a natural creek running through it, a 1969 Camaro wasn't worth ****, me and my two brothers were teen agers and the Dukes of Hazard was the best show on TV"

I have dozens upon dozens of pictures of the tear down, and the bracing of the body on a jig replacing the panels, rust proofing etc. But we've all seen those type of pictures hundreds of time. I thought I would show some pics of some of the cooler things that were done. First was the process of how I got the perfect fitting rear spolier.

Fitting the rear spoiler Step One:

First, get yourself a friend who is a badass metal fabricator and have him make you a rear spoiler with the same shape and dimensions as the stock spoiler. Don't forget to notch the center.

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Old 08-07-2021, 06:46 PM
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Fitting the rear spoiler Step Two:

Fit the spoiler on the car and decide you don't like because the ends above the quarter panels sit up too high.

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Old 08-07-2021, 06:52 PM
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Fitting the rear spoler Step Three:

Mark the top of the quarter panels with an outline of where the spoiler lands when the trunk is closed. Cut out the marked area, recess it down about 3/32's of an inch and weld it back in place.

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Old 08-07-2021, 07:00 PM
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Fitting the rear spoiler Step Four:

Find yourself an extra set of billet hood adjusters you have laying around along with some steel tubing you also have laying around. Cut tubing to proper size, weld in a nut and recess them into the tail panel. Insert hood adjusters and make sure your trunk closes the same every time.

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Fitting the rear spoiler Step Five:

Re-intall trunk lid. Hammer and dolly the ends of the spoiler to match the contour of the quarter panels. Add metal or trim metal where needed for perftect gaps.

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Old 08-07-2021, 07:19 PM
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Fitting the rear spoiler Step 6:

Move on to the front spoiler, give your same badass friend the crappy original and tell him to duplicate it in metal. Then tell him to notch the center and make it look like the front and rear spoilers belong together.

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Old 08-07-2021, 08:11 PM
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Nice fab work...
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Old 08-07-2021, 08:37 PM
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Nice fab work...
Thanks! Your build is pretty amazing, I have followed it since the begining. I am running the same firewall as you. I did modify it slightly because I am running the Wilwood pedals with the triple master cylinders. Here are some random pics of the install.

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Nice build Greg!!
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Old 08-07-2021, 10:12 PM
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Opened up the stock lower valance for better cooling. The sides will allow air to the front brake ducts and the center will get air to the oil and power steering coolers. Wanted to leave the parking light/turn signals in the same location as stock so we just cut around them.

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