Long story short.
I worked (hard, 110* summers scraping paint) at my fathers house painting business from age 9-15.
Without pay other than a promise of a 1967 RS/SS fully restored as payment on my 16th birthday.
15yrs 9 months old... I have the sexiest Black camaro thats 90% restored.
I get into an argument with my father and he sells it.
good job Pops, ill send you the therapy bills.
16 years later. Im old enough to buy my own project. (had to be another 67)
And found this one.
Factory color Deepwater blue, parchment interior.(will go back black, not a fan of deluxe door panels)
Somewhat of a basket case but its mine.
Huge list of new parts, most still in the box...
Full left quarter panel
New Full Floor pan, and trunk
Outer/Inner Cowl Panel left side
Outer/Inner Cowl Panel right side
Flowmaster American Thunder Exhaust system
Budnik shotgun wheels 17's 8/10
Budnik steering wheel
Detroit Speed upper and lower Tubular control arms
Detroit Speed Front Service kit
Detroit Speed Coil springs
Baer Serious Street Brake System
Powder coated Subframe
So.. got started a few weeks ago
Full floor was amazingly easy to install. Full trunk... never more.
Found most of the front sheet metal. Still need to make a call to ClassicMuscle (love those guys)
Scored a Rear seat today, has some major frame rot.
Stripped the old cover etc..
Also ordered a LM4 5.3 engine that will be here tues.
So yes im excited.
Budget... yeah as my paychecks allow. ( no kids, just let the GF go... priorities
time frame. I have a car club meet at "The Dragon" July 19th. (yeah good luck right)
oh and im also the Business manager here....
So proper facilities, long nights and busy weekends, im optimistic.