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1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Old 05-29-2018, 05:06 PM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

This is a beautiful job. It will have 100 times more attention to detail than it did when GM put it together. Great work.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:22 AM
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AWESOME WORK!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:22 PM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Thanks everyone for the kind words! Itís super exciting to see this thing start falling together. Hereís an update on photos from the weekend
KYB struts but I searched hard to find drilled and slotted rotors thatíd let me keep the factory wheels. Should give it a nice subtle touch.

Springs are from Summit Racing overstock from Hotchkis Suspension. Should give it a nice ride height.
All brand new steering components purchased 2 years ago are finally going on! The steering box was rebuilt and coated in the duplicolor cast iron paint.
Steering column and rear end soon!! Then we will be rolling for the first time in 3 years.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:35 PM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Keep it up! Giving me motivation to actually work on my pile of parts. I can't wait to be at the point to start reassembly.
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:15 AM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Looks good bud. You're doing a really good job with it.

I saw this car in person. The color is awesome. The lizard skin coating looks really good as well. A lot of attention to detail during reassembly.

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Old 06-04-2018, 10:03 AM
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Might be my favorite thread on the board right now. Can't say enough how awesome of a job you are doing!

Keep the uodates coming!!!
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:44 PM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Had a free night this week to throw some updates on here. Since last time I have finished the front suspension, redone the steering shaft, redone/ installed the steering column (not fun), began installing the brakes (still waiting on a few lines and the rear calipers), installed the gas tank, installed the rear for final assembly and completed the rear suspension. Finally have the baby rolling and able to be moved with relative ease.

Dash Install is next. once thatís done.... drive train assembly! Wonít be too much longer








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Old 06-27-2018, 05:31 PM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

She is looking better than new Brother, Nice work.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:12 PM
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Dude, this is some straight up dedication. I can’t wait to keep up with updates!
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:36 PM
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Great job! Good to see your sticking with it.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:19 AM
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cough...
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:42 AM
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Hey everyone, sorry for the hiatus... Iíve been waiting for Summit Racing to send me the rear calipers I ordered but after being back ordered twice; they finally told me they canít get them. After trying to find them Here is the original one before I began surgery
Finished product

Hardware Kit from Auto Zone, spend the $10 bucks for this!
The misses helping out, pregnant and all!




FYI... Prebent lines are awesome; however, donít expect to install these things without a fight. Just need the ďfilter to tankĒ rubber/ steel line to come in and I can button up all the plumbing.
everywhere, I decided to redo the originals; came out pretty good and work great.

I finally have working brakes on the car, no leaks. All brand new lines, hoses, master cylinder and booster. Even had my wife (5 months pregnant) in the shop helping bleed them. For anyone rebuilding rear original calipers I attached a photo of the Auto Zone parts code for the little clips that hold the pad on, hopefully it saves someone some trouble.

PS: I swear the next time you see it, itíll have a dash!
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Old 08-31-2018, 05:54 AM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Hey congratulations to you and your wife!
i started to text you the other day, but just been too busy at work. Glad to see you're back at it. I've gotten nowhere lol. Will talk soon tho I hope.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:02 AM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Originally Posted by Goodolboy0404 View Post
Photos of the color will be posted as soon as the dust settles
#cliffhanger
anybody ever have problems with the paint cracking on the front bumpers after repaint
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:36 PM
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Sorry itís been a while, been busy prepping for the new little guy who will be here in 2 months. Also, could resist and picked up an 89 IROC Convertible 5-speed car at an estate sale. Pretty stoked about that but, As promised, a dash. What a pain in the hind parts... I forgot how many tiny little screws and how little room there is to work. But itís in. Also tested all the wiring to make sure itís all good before buttoning her up. First time I seen the head lights on and wipers move in




I am am running into two minor issues. Switching from Auto to Manual; obviously the neutral safety switch moves from the shifter area to the pedals. But does anyone know what connects to what? On the neutral safety switch in the.pedal there is a purple and tan wire... the auto switch have several wires, many colors. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!

Next... cutting in doors and finally ordering the engine.
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

This gives me hope on my car getting the full treatment someday. I have a lot to learn before that point. Great build you got going here.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:43 PM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Christmas in October!!! What we have here is a new ATK HP32 350 (350hp/ 400 ft.lb. Torque) engine, Edelbrock ProFlo XT fuel injection system to replace the old underperforming TPI sysyem and serpentine belt system! Been saving and saving, finally ready to hear baby girl roar to life. Stay tuned, it wonít be long. I have everything I need, only thing Iím missing is the time is gonna take lol. Next post Iím hoping to have a video for you guys!




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HoooWee! Sa-weeeeet!!
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:25 AM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Cool to see progress and it is looking good! Going to a manual from an auto you need to move the yellow and purple wires to the clutch switch. I attached a wire diagram to help you out.
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:15 AM
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Any updates?
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:25 PM
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

You've done such an amazing job so far, can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: 1987 IROC- Z Restoration (Start to Finish)

Nice work and kudos for saving one from the crusher. I too am partial to the hard-to-find blue.
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