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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 06, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

Hi, I would like to know what you would have to replace in a 1968 firebird to convert it into a 1969 camaro?

A complete list of parts that would have to be changed or details from anyone who has tried to do this would be helpful and much appreciated.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 06, 09:39 PM
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Why would you want to convert a Firebird to a Camaro? I'm sure you would have to change a ton of parts to make one the other, first they both have differant sheet metal outter bodys, differant body lines ect. I'm just woundering why you need a complete parts list? You thinking of building one? if so keeps us posted.
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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 06, 10:00 PM
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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

From 68 to 69? I dont think soo. If it is 69 firebird to 69 camaro maybe.
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 06, 10:01 PM
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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

1)Hood
2)2 New Fenders
3)Upper and Lower Valance
4)Front grille
5)2 Head light Assemblies
6)2 Front Turn Signals
7)2 New Quarter Panels
8)Tail panel
9)2 Tail Lights
10)Front Light Harness
11)Rear Light Harness
12)Chevy Engine
13)Chevy Transmission
14)Change all Emblems
I might of missed one or two things.....
Actually they are two different cars.......Why don't you sell the Bird and buy a 69 Camaro? It would be much easier.

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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 06, 10:27 PM
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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

Don't forget that you'd need to change the inner and outer rear wheel housings, inner front fenders, the upper metal dash panel, the complete dash assemble, all the interior, gas tank, fuel lines, etc. Why would you even consider destroying a beautiful car like a 68 Firebird? Restore that 'bird and enjoy it or sell it and buy a Camaro. What kind of shape is it in? How complete and what options (engine/trans/ rear, etc., standard or deluxe interior)?If youd rather have a 69 camaro, tell me about the Firebird and I may be able to help you out, I know where a couple a sitting who may trade you for the 'bird.
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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

68 firebird to 68 camaro would be easier...69 has different body lines than a respective 68 camaro or firebird

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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

Don't do it, it's not worth the effort........IMHO.
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 06, 12:03 PM
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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

I am as sick of clones as anyone, however I am also sick of a 69 camaro selling for $ 3000 that needs every panel replaced . I have considered buying a firechicken and replacing all panels with camaro parts. The issue's I see are the dash and the Title.

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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

You would need 69 Camaro doors also.
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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

Buy the 69 body from Dynacorn, put the 68 sub frame and rear suspension under it, then buy all the 69 interior parts and 69 doors. That's the easy way to do it. But when you title it it will be a 68 bird so what's the use?

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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

69 Camaro doors and 69 Firebird doors are the same.
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 06, 01:03 PM
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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

Dynacorn Is asking stupid money for the japanese camaro it would be cheaper to buy a ratted out camaro or a Firechicken

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If you ever plan on registering this vechical or selling it I hope you look good in strips. Your title will clearly state a 1968 firebird. When you go to get plates for this car, your DMV will look at a 1969 camaro with a 1968 firebird vin and title and you will be escorted to the big house. Now after some explaining you will be told that you are the proud owner of a off road, never to be registered vechical that mostly you will never be able to sell.

The only way you could do this legally is to call it a concept car and trailer it wherever you are planning on going.

Do yourself a favor and at least buy a 1969 camaro to start off. You sound like the typical guy who get a plan jane coupe and magically it turns into a Z-28 "clone". It is really remarkable how a $8000 plain jane 6 cylinder camaro can go "Poof" get some strips, a 350 out of a 79 trans-am and magically now be worth $20,00 plus.

You would think with it being so easy double a cars valve GM wouldn't be in as much trouble as they are now in. I mean they could just make a 6 cylinder car and wave the Z-28 clone fairly wand over it and "Poof" now its worth twice as much. Maybe we should tell GM about this and buy some of their stock. Sounds like they can make a killing as has all the other shade "Shady" mechanic out their putting out those fine Z-28 clones.

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Be honest in whatever dealings you do, and let the buyer beware

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post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 06, 01:41 PM
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Re: 1968 Firebird to 1969 Camaro conversion

I think this idea ranks up their with the guy who wanted instructions on how to cut up his coupe ito make it a convertablie.

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