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    home ownership woot woot. congrats buddy

    i dont have that piece for the driver side window. cant even find my spare doors right now. my mother cleaned up her garage where i had them and then she proceeded to pile stuff up in the garage. made no sense to me after cleaning it up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by triple_l82 View Post
    home ownership woot woot. congrats buddy

    i dont have that piece for the driver side window. cant even find my spare doors right now. my mother cleaned up her garage where i had them and then she proceeded to pile stuff up in the garage. made no sense to me after cleaning it up...
    Thanks!

    And that's okay. Thanks for checking for me.

    Just ran the Camaro for four days back and forth to work and I can hear it's developed another exhaust leak. Of course. Hopefully it's just a gasket.
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    Great thread man! its awesome to see someone actually take care of a car and not just drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrJaY95 View Post
    Great thread man! its awesome to see someone actually take care of a car and not just drive it.
    Thanks so much! To be honest a lot of the fixes have been a long time coming. It feels good to finally give the car some much deserved TLC though, and it's always fun to learn new things along the way.

    I'm hoping to post new photos soon. The house and my new position at work have been taking up most of my time lately.
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    Post #14 - Part #1

    Where I finally post pictures of the new hood installed on the Camaro!

    You should be able to click on the thumbnails and they'll open full size to view.

    I don't have the step by step walk through photos as I hastily swapped hoods solo in a self-storage facility while short on time. I'd recommend doing this with two people as it's a lot easier to line it up and get the bolts in with some help. Otherwise it's just awkward.

    I swapped on the hood latch and struts from the old hood. (Need to remove them again, sand them and paint them at some point.)

    My struts were no longer holding up the stock metal hood properly, but they were weak enough to be perfect for the fiberglass SS hood I put on. Take care if you're installing a fiberglass hood with fresh struts. You likely only need one to support it and using two may result in the hood cracking as you try to close it or it shooting up when you open it. It's much lighter than stock.

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    Post #14 - Part 2

    2nd Post to support attched images. I may go back to the old way of image linking them from FQuick, but I wanted to try this method.

    And yes, the hood it totally mis-aligned, but it does open and close clearly at the moment. Once I finally get the replacement bumper on and a few other exterior changes, I can think about finding a reputable body shop near my new place and talking about a full re-paint and body panel alignment.

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    I have the same hood on my camaro, alignment is a problem with this hood but it looks so much better than the stock hood. I removed the passenger side hood lift and replaced the drivers side with a stronger,longer lift which gives me more access to work on the engine.

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    I never thought the stock hood was all that bad, but after putting this one on (even with the mismatched body panels) it really changes the look of the car. I always loved the SS version (96-97) and I'm happy the car is finally starting to take shape.

    That's a good idea about the increased access to the engine bay. I didn't even think about that. Neat.
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