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Hav­ing heard all the hor­ror sto­ries of folks get­ting in over their heads dur­ing a restora­tion, I am us­ing this 1982 Z28 as a prac­tice car. While re­pro­duc­tion parts can still be expensive for these cars, and peo­ple ques­tion my san­ity for restor­ing such a com­mon car, I would rather start with this than a his­tor­i­cal piece of mus­cle history for fear I would ruin it. I plan on re­turn­ing it to fac­tory blue and sil­ver with gray in­te­rior. Cur­rently it has a 355 backed by a Turbo 350. Once I get this done, I have a 1966 GTO wait­ing in stor­age. While I’m very aware these are two to­tally dif­fer­ent an­i­mals, I hope the ex­pe­ri­ence with the Ca­maro will help with the Goat. If my Ca­maro is not up to snuff for this mag­a­zine I un­der­stand com­pletely. Hope­fully one day my GTO will be! I won­der if any­one else has used a “prac­tice” car. Any advice is ap­pre­ci­ated.

Don­nie Grove

They say when you’re learn­ing to do body­work and paint you should start by ham­mer­ing on and spray­ing prac­tice pan­els be­fore work­ing on a whole car, for the ex­act rea­son you men­tion. Makes sense to us. Read­ers, any advice for Don­nie?

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