I will be doing body and paint work on my 69 camaro this winter. My father-in-law has a body shop. He told me to do some checking and see if there were any salvage yards that carried first gen. camaros to use factory sheet metal. Does anyone out there know of any yards that might carry some camaro parts? My areas of concern on my camaro are of coarse around the rear window since mine was an original vinyl top.
You do know what year it is currently right? Lol! Contact Belairbob. Or you would have to buy a shell from someone who is scrapping one. The days where a salvage yard would have a first-gen Camaro are looooooooooong gone.
Hummm - wrecking yards with first gen parts ... nope, haven't seen one in years
J/K Ted - but, you can probably find new replacement pieces, for the areas you discribed, that area in much better condition than 90%+ of the stuff you'd still be able to find in any wrecking yard at this point.
Any left-over 1st gens I do come across anymore in these places are mere hulks that don't really have a good part left on them - always make me wonder why they keep it there...
Try contacting someone like "BelAir Bob" or other site sponsors and see what they're appraisal of the a given replacement part you'd need is - I'd bet you can get a good idea from most of them on if using a salvaged part or buying a 'repop' part would be better for you in the long run.
Wish you luck in your searches and work
(ps: I didn't see the above reply before I started mine...)
Other V8 things - some of which float
Other V6 things - none of which float
Oh yeah, and 1 "Straight-Six" ...
If a man says something in the garage - and his wife can't hear him - is he still wrong !!!
There is a salvage yard just west of Weatherford, OK (north side of I-40) that has three 69's and a couple of 68's (I think). I don't remember the name of the place, but I was just out there about 3 years ago. The cars were pretty well stripped, but there may have been some usable body parts/panels. I actually considered buying one of the shells, but the owner thought it was made of gold.
Bob, I know that yard. You can bet your bottom dollar nothing's left on those 1st Gens. Of course, if you're gonna drive all the way out there, might as well go on to Amarillo and test your manhood at that "eat the whole steak, and you don't pay" steak house. I think it's right off 1-40.