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08 Dec 2014 12:31 - 08 Dec 2014 14:18 #17 by oestek
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We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars, and today, fabricator Adam Schulte gives us a tour of a '67 Camaro RS he is working on in the shop. Tasks included installing Detroit Speed Mini Tubs, Classic Industries quarter panels and roof skin, and other sheet metal repairs.

www.v8speedshop.com


The car was pretty clean when it came in, save for a few obvious rust spots.












The floors looked super-solid!






A trip to the media blaster revealed more rust and previous repair damage, but not too terrible.












The rear filler panel was toast...



And the passenger quarter panel was pretty beat.





The floor was very clean except for a few small rust and damage holes, so we elected to leave as much of the factory sheetmetal in place as possible.

Here, we cut a drain hole out of the floor and TIG welded in a repair piece.



Small pinholes in the dash..


Repair panel installed and welded flush.


After repairing many of these little areas, the body tub was sprayed with an epoxy primer, except the areas where we knew we were going to remove panels for replacement.







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14 Dec 2014 17:31 - 14 Dec 2014 17:32 #179 by oestek
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Adam removes the original quarter panel from the Camaro. This reveals additional rusted areas, and Adam removes the original quarter panel from the Camaro. This reveals additional rusted areas, and also allows him access to install the Detroit Speed wheel tubs.







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27 Dec 2014 22:01 #266 by oestek
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The floor is marked to show where it will be trimmed and folded to make room for the new deep wheel tubs.



The original inner wheel tubs were removed from the Camaro's body.



Note that the trunk floor has burn cut to make room for the new enlarged inner wheel tubs.

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27 Dec 2014 22:01 #267 by oestek
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Adam uses a template to cut a portion of the original frame rail which will be narrowed and reinforced. This is done to accommodate the larger will tubs.





Here, the frame rail has been reinforced with plate steel, welded, and ground smooth.







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27 Dec 2014 22:02 #268 by oestek
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Adam applies some HTP Prime-A-Weld weld through primer to prevent rust before installing the wheel tub.




Detroit Speed wheel tubs retain a factory appearance, but the inner tub is 2 inches wider than stock. This allows for a larger wheel & tire combination for better traction.



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27 Dec 2014 22:02 #269 by oestek
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The wheel tubs are clamped together and clamped to the car's body for fitting.





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