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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:01 am

One thing I didn't like about the Camaro was it's interior. Apart from the crumbling plastics I can't say I'm too keen on the colour and there's far too much of it. Started on it last winter...



They came out pretty easily, thankfully enough. Driver's side needed a little brute force to release the bar from it's clip on the floor pan. Blue lap belts in accordance with the original interior colour of dark blue.

Sail and quarter trim panels removed, pretty brittle and crusty Sad





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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:03 am

Finally the package shelf, which has warped due to absorbing moisture.



Thinking of having a package shelf produced from acrylic or some type of plastic, rather than the cardboard like material that it's made from.


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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:04 am

Thankfully just surface rust, luckily no serious corrosion at this point! :thumbup: Rust treater applied, then top coated with silver Hammerite.




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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:29 pm

Then stripped the rear seats...



Might look a little rusty but the frame is solid enough and the springs are pretty good Smile



Rust treated and painted...


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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:34 pm

The carpet and sound deadening is lifted, once again surface corrosion is present nothing more Smile





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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:35 pm

I've found all sorts of knick-knacks, lost by previous owners while digging out the interior.

Many coins have surfaced, mostly from our country but this one wasn't. Way back from 1967!



Found the original factory build sheet too, located between the foam and springs of the passenger seat. Unfortunately this relic has seen better days Sad Although it corresponds with the VIN, a proper Z28 from Van Nuys of late '81 Very Happy


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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:38 pm

The usual surface rust was present again, no rust holes found...so far!



Rust treater and Silver Hammerite finishes the job...




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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:41 pm



Took note of the importance of the prep work. Thoroughly scrubbed with plastikleen and prepped with plasticprep. Very pleased with the end result, the visors have turned out very well. A really nice texture and layering from the Liquid Plastic means the visors look like they original factory parts! :thumbup: Very Happy

From the horrible Carmine Red to a darker shade of black Wink




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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:43 pm

Out came passenger kick panel...



..which had seen better days...



...and now sees them again courtesy of Bradley's Liquid Plastic Smile


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Post by Transam Kev on Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:48 pm

your doing a great job

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Post by The Z'eer on Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:28 pm

Transam Kev wrote:your doing a great job

Thank you Smile Hopefully the interior will be finished this year.

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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:41 pm

cool
my 78 transam had same colour interior unfortunately

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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:31 am

SUPERCHARGEDGTA wrote:cool
my 78 transam had same colour interior unfortunately

The interior was originally dark blue. I love the exterior styling of the classics but the interiors just aren't that inviting. I guess subtly and correct colour usage wasn't understood back then. The colours themselves are pleasant enough, but a whole interior in one of those colours is overwhelming. Aside from black or dark grey an interior in red, blue, green, tan etc. looks gordy and over the top

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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:39 pm

Many a sunny day took it's toll on the Camaro's dash...



...cracks and splits along with paint that had flaked off, nasty! Sad






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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:47 pm

The remedy to the worn and aged dash came in the form of a dash cap. I wasn't confident to remove the whole dash so a cheaper option was chosen to a new dash pad...





...however, it was necessary to paint certain areas where the dash pad failed to butt up against. Notice there's a slight lip on the moulding of the cap, thankfully it wasn't that noticeable when the areas were painted but if I had to do it again I'd say a new dash pad is the better option. Painted the steering column satin black at the time as well.




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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:54 pm

Off came the door cards, masked up the required area...



...and painted with Bradley's Liquid Plastic once more (like the sun visors)...




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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:02 pm

I decided the Camaro needed a secondary rather than being black on black. I feel the car lends itself to a custom/street machine look. Purple and black compliment each well due to a good contrast. This shade is my own preference...



...on it goes...



...and the final product cheers


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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:09 pm

Old arm rests...



...needing painting too.


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Post by Transam Kev on Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:22 pm

the black looks great purple Laughing

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Post by BRYDENGTA on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:04 pm

Impressive work mate

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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:13 pm

Transam Kev wrote:the black looks great purple  Laughing

C'mon Kev where's the "street machine" in you Wink

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Post by BRYDENGTA on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:15 pm

lol!

It is ok once you get to know Kev you learn that he will change his mind soon lol

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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:20 pm

BRYDENGTA wrote:Impressive work mate

Thanks Smile , admittedly it's simple stuff. I was tempted by SEM but Bradley's products appear to be a good alternative, and I didn't have to wait for the next container from Ron.

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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:24 pm

BRYDENGTA wrote:lol!

It is ok once you get to know Kev you learn that he will change his mind soon lol

Purple ain't for everyone but it does suit the street machine look. Once the interior is finished, in fact the whole car with the proper Z28 graphics (shades of purple of course) it'll work. I wanted a colour that was a stark contrast but something custom that isn't seen a great deal. Red, orange, green, blue, we see a lot of them but purple isn't seen as much.

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Post by thirdgen on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:34 pm

Looks ok i give you 2 grand take a chance on it ....

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