Here's what a Camaro looks like with the front end off... just in case you've never seen it...
Here's my car with the front end off, i also to... Show moreok the header panel off, that's why you don't see any headlights anywhere. In the background is my mom's VW beetle- a fun car to drive, but not to own (VW takes bids for all of their parts and they buy from the lowest bidder... My mom just found this out after having to replace her water pump while on vacation, I asked to see the water pump, and it had a plastic impeller that just fell out of it!!!!). and My sister's 96 Blazer that she recently traded in for an 06 Cobalt - awesome car. Also even though you can't see it behind my car being hidden by my open hatch, is my van, it's a GMC Safari that's lowered 2" and Z-racing rims with a cherry bomb exhaust and dual chrome 5" beveled exhaust tips. It sounds great... best van I've ever heard.
Here's a few pix of the van Show Less
Here are a few other things I've done to my Camaro
Here are the gauges I got off of Ebay for 5 dollars.
Here's what they look like at night.
I als... Show moreo had an alarm installed about 6 months ago. It's a compustar 2-way FM alarm system with remote start. It's the only system that's designed to be used with a stick. When I take the key out of the ignition, it keeps running until I get out and close the door. The two way has a 1/2 mile range, so I can start my car from inside the housel if I wanted to. Show Less
I've gotten into using fiberglass within the last year, and I've realized that you really can do anything with this stuff
Here's what I used,
i... Show moret's really simple, but very messy.
This is how I made the shapes of the front end, I just used a Dremel tool and cut it to a shape of my own design and then used spacers that I made from wood and then fiberglassed it with cloth from underneath. I ended up using two coats of the cloth to make sure I wasn't going to have to do this again later.
I used a clamp to keep the piece from sagging too much and the wooden spacers to make sure they sagged enough and I did the sides like this and then once the sides were hardened, I removed the spacers and clamps and it stayed in place.
This is after using the resin and cloth
The above are pics of the process of applying the "bondo" or body filler to smooth the look. I used this greenish colored filler first, because it is fiberglass reinforced, and has a more rigid durability, and then used a lightweight body filler on that once I got the shape about how I wanted it. It involves a lot of sanding, and it takes several layers before you get a perfectly smooth base, so sanding gets very old throughout the process.
I've finally finished the front end ( at least so far)
It's just primed for now, I'm holding off on paint until I've finished my entire exterior.
I know the grooves that I made look crooked, but they're not, they look that way because the hood is actually crooked.
...with the clear corner markers, they look great at night, I've got the blue bulbs in them, it adds a lot. Show Less