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Old 05-17-2022, 01:42 AM
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Nice TJ! Looks great. What does Pontiac call this color? Enjoy!!
In 1970 itís Palisade Green. Iíve also seen it called Aspen green or green mist
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Old 10-11-2022, 01:58 PM
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well everyone a long overdue update. i feel like we are making pretty good progress but one of our biggest hold ups is just waiting- waiting on parts to arrive, waiting on the sandblaster.

so with the GTO finished in May, we started on the frame. got the frame sandblasted in mid-June, and spent all summer doing bodywork and paint on all everything you will never see. we are back at the stage of having a rolling chassis, but i forgot to snap a pic with the wheels back on.

Mid August we had a dustless blasting company come out and blast the body shell. Overall not terrible, I've certainly fixed worse. starting on the body work in between trying to finish up any outdoor projects before winter hits.

engine is also at the machine shop. hopefully I dont end up in machine shop jail. its just so hard to find someone around us. right now its been there 1 month and I havent heard anything.

here are a couple pics of the process
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Old 10-11-2022, 02:47 PM
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Looking mighty fine!
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Old 10-13-2022, 04:59 PM
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well i got some good news from my local machine shop today. I had a set of heads with them, not for this chevelle, and i got the call they are done. just under 3 months. they have had my chevelle engine for 1 month so maybe i wont be in machine shop jail with it!
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Old 10-29-2022, 02:30 PM
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So trying to go through the transmission encountered a slight problem. How do I remove the handle from this old Hurst? It doesnít look like any of the pics I found online

I tried pulling the bolt that runs front to rear, nothing.
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Old 10-29-2022, 03:09 PM
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IIRC, you have to slide a thin metal shim down between the handle and the shifter body to disengage a detent from a notch in the handle. Then with the shim inserted you should be able to pull the handle out. Hopefully someone else with more intimate knowledge will chime in here to either confirm or refute!
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Old 10-29-2022, 03:18 PM
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crash (Eric Davidson at Crash Enterprises) sells all of the tools that you need to rebuild those shifters.
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Old 05-23-2023, 03:06 PM
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well i think i am officially one of the worst thread update posters in the history of this site.

most of the work on the car has been very slow, dont think anyone wanted to see pictures of me sanding body work over and over. however we have some major progress.

car is back to lemans blue for the first time in 45 years.
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Old 05-26-2023, 10:45 PM
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Paint looks great!
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Old 05-28-2023, 10:27 AM
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Looks awesome. I think LB is one of the best 69 Camaro colors especially with white stripes really make it pop.
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