2/29/2016 Update

Made a little progress this week.  First an picture of the firewall after cleaning:


Still need to attack the inside of the trunk:IMG_1834

Did some work on the inner fender.  The crack needed to be smoothed out with a hammer since it was kind of overlapping.IMG_1885 IMG_1886 IMG_1887

Still need to weld the crack on the inner fender.

Swapped out the brackets on the rotisserie for the rear (it was mounted on the leaf spring mounts with different brackets).  Was nervous that the holes I had drilled out would match the bumper mounting holes – they did – woo-hoo!IMG_1888

Kept everything loose on the rotisserie after I put the car on jack stands.IMG_1889

I ended up using some grease on the bottom bars as they were difficult to slide.  I had used the grease on the upright sections already:IMG_1892

Keep in mind, I am doing this myself.  I was nervous about bumping the car off the jack stands as I lined things up.  I ended up lining the front and back up, center bar in place (still loose), then used the subframe bolts to mount the front of the rotisserie to the subframe mounts:IMG_1893

I also blocked the wheels on the back end:IMG_1894

I had to go get some 3″ bolts (longer than what I had) and used some spare foam to protect the primer as shown below:IMG_1895

I then adjusted the pivot point in front to match the rear which is now higher.  I am not sure if I will like this when I go to rotate – might re-adjust when I rotate the body.IMG_1896 IMG_1897

I still have to tighten things up before lifting the car.  Next steps is to weld the crack on the inner fender and take the car outside to power wash the bottom of the floor.

2016 Daytona 500 Prep

So I have not been working in the garage lately as I have been helping a friend prepare for a Daytona 500 party which will be tomorrow.  Hope to get back to working on the Camaro next weekend.  When they announce “Gentlemen Start Your Engines”, we fire up my 427 BB.  We will start it before the party so it is ready to go and warmed up.  I shot some videos and pics from today:

Picture of my 427 Chevy Big Block:


This is my buddies garage where he keeps his Chevelle and where we have bee cleaning:IMG_1836

This is connected to the house and other garage and is where he works on stuff (Chevelle is to the left) – notice the lift:IMG_1837

Videos of engine from today (Turn the sound up):





Firewall – 2/3/2016

Washed the Arizona sand and grime off of the lower toe area of the firewall.  I also wanted to confirm there wasn’t any under coating on this area which there wasn’t.  Should only be on the bottom of the car.  Got some dirt off – dirty water!  I used a pump sprayer and bucket with a brush.

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The next step will be to use PurplePower on it before wax & grease remover.  Then I can strip this area before re-mounting it on the rotisserie to work on the bottom of the car.  I also hope to work on the trunk before re-mounting it on the rotisserie.