Skin Deep...

Camaro right rear fender. Camaro body panel.

They say beauty is only skin deep. In this case is was paint deep. Just imagine how much filler it took to cover all that up. We need some crackers to go with all this Swiss cheese...

Camaro body.

Camaro body right side. Camaro left fender cut out.

Talk about cutting to the bone! The bodyshop says there may be some good sheetmetal left on the roof...

Camaro rear panel removed.

If you haven't figured it out by now, we are going to be replacing lots of sheetmetal. Some of it can be repaired, but these days it is often cheaper to replace damaged sections with after-market panels when available. Fortunately companies like Dynacorn International, Inc. and Original Equipment Reproduction (OER) can provide just about everything you need. Most of the replacement external sheetmetal for this project was ordered from Dynacorn, while most of the interior stuff and mechanical parts came from OER.

Bad to the bone! See thru Camaro.

In most cases only a few replacement panels are used in a project. This one will use just about everything in the Dynacorn catalog. The trick is graft everything together properly so that it all fits together like the originals did. This is not nearly as easy as it sounds (even if you do have every type of vise-grip ever made).

Camaro body - no floor.

The entire floor, including the trunk has to be replaced

New metal. New floors.

The body itself becomes the jig as sections are replaced one at a time. Here's a list of some of the body parts replaced: inner and outer fenders (front and rear), passenger compartment and trunk floors, trunk lid, hood, rear seat mount panel, both rocker panels, grill, rear valence panel, dash panel, transmission crossmember, and much more.

New right rear fender.

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