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Very nice. I’m just getting started. Where did you get the airdam?
Eckler's for this air dam, it is available other places as well. Good luck with your build.
 
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Good job! (y) (y) Great build! 😍
Thanks Goat, I cannot wait to get it out of the shop and put some miles on it while my dad and I finish the interior.
 

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FINALLY got to drive the Hell Camino, I mean REALLY drive the Camino after 4 years getting work done. It was exhilarating to say the least and it RIPS!

I "jumped in and FIRED THAT MOTHER UP" (to steal a line form Charlie Daniels) and took it for about an hour long shake down run and then stopped at the gas station and found the first gremlin. I parked the car at the 110 pump went in and paid for $30 doll hairs worth and came out to see that my car had rolled about 20 feet! There were 4 good Samaritans holding the Camino from hitting a curb and running into a drainage ditch.......needless to say I was thrilled with them and less thrilled with my builder. The mechanic had "forgotten" to adjust the e-brake after installation of the new Currie 9" crate rear end. After thanking all of the strangers multiple times for the help that they didn't have to give, I got no less than 1/2 dozen "beautiful cars" thrown my way, along with one wink. LOL

Anyway, I found that the tach gets a bit jumpy at around 5k, and the emergency brake doesn't work, the air cleaner still isn't mated to the bottom of the hood yet and there's a piece of trim that keeps popping off, the upper quarter window trim needs installed and the door locks need connected. So it will be in the shop a bit longer before I get to take her home and start the stereo and interior work.

All in all, I have to say it was a good day.
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FINALLY got to drive the Hell Camino, I mean REALLY drive the Camino after 4 years getting work done. It was exhilarating to say the least and it RIPS!

I "jumped in and FIRED THAT MOTHER UP" (to steal a line form Charlie Daniels) and took it for about an hour long shake down run and then stopped at the gas station and found the first gremlin. I parked the car at the 110 pump went in and paid for $30 doll hairs worth and came out to see that my car had rolled about 20 feet! There were 4 good Samaritans holding the Camino from hitting a curb and running into a drainage ditch.......needless to say I was thrilled with them and less thrilled with my builder. The mechanic had "forgotten" to adjust the e-brake after installation of the new Currie 9" crate rear end. After thanking all of the strangers multiple times for the help that they didn't have to give, I got no less than 1/2 dozen "beautiful cars" thrown my way, along with one wink. LOL

Anyway, I found that the tach gets a bit jumpy at around 5k, and the emergency brake doesn't work, the air cleaner still isn't mated to the bottom of the hood yet and there's a piece of trim that keeps popping off, the upper quarter window trim needs installed and the door locks need connected. So it will be in the shop a bit longer before I get to take her home and start the stereo and interior work.

All in all, I have to say it was a good day.
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Kinda like finding some Skittles in your mouth! Gonna be a good day Tater! I just love it sitting at a stop light, and almost always someone hollers about liking my car! I KNOW you know what I'm talking about!

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Yes, yours is a good story with a good ending. I think you will be finding gremlins for a while but the big ones like this will reveal themselves pretty quickly.

Nice EC!!

Rick

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Thanks Rick and Joe
 

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Moving to the interior of the car now and I'm pretty well set on a black / tan theme. Debating on a black trimmed seat with a tan plaid insert and door inserts. I don't see it much in American Muscle but I like it when I see it in Porsche and so forth. It would replace the houndstooth in the pictured seat (not my seat but the same brand / model) whatcha think?
 

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A friend has a few of these old mid 50's German cars with the funny doors. They seemed to use a larger check pattern.
Just an alternate thought, saddle interior with more of the flame color spectrum in the houndstoothe.
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They seemed to use a larger check pattern.
Just an alternate thought, saddle interior with more of the flame color spectrum in the houndstoothe.
I didn't think about a saddle interior, not a bad idea actually, it's definitely a consideration.

The reason I chose a smaller pattern though was the size of the insert compared to having the whole seat done. I'll admit though that the pattern could be considered a bit "busy" even though it fits the colors of the exterior pretty well. I've noticed that Porsche seats use a smaller pattern on their inserts.

TY sir for the input.
 

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BEAUTIFUL '87!!! I had noticed this build a while back but didn't get into reading the details until recently. That episode about strangers saving your baby from damage was a total blessing! It would have been a damn shame...you definitely dodged a bullet!

As an 87 owner living in Hawaii, we--classic car enthusiasts--don't have access to builders/restorers that you on the "mainland" have. If we seek quality and skilled work like yours, the main recourse is to send our cars away, I appreciate your sharing so much about your build.

Happy Crusin'!!!!
 
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