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post #1 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Bill's 1968 Camaro Convertible Project

Hi all, I'm new to this site, recently switched gears from a 2nd Gen project that I've put on hold to a '68 convertible I picked up. Going to track progress here... need to catch up a bit so will be a few posts in quick sucession to get up to current status... thanks for looking and comments and suggestions are welcome!!
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post #2 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Here she is on the trailer coming home... 1968 Convertible, Ermine White 327 210hp with powerglide, black interior, console, power top.

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Let me the first to welcome ya to the TC Crew, Bill.

Ya got the bestest year and bestest model...what more can I say? Check out those rockers really closely.

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post #4 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Pretty much all stock and all here... numbers matching engine confirmed and supposedly trans too however not checked that out yet.

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post #5 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Let me the first to welcome ya to the TC Crew, Bill.

Ya got the bestest year and bestest model...what more can I say? Check out those rockers really closely.

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Thanks a bunch for the warm welcome! The rockers are new, someone put a lot of time in the bodywork (outside) I'm carefully going over some floor issues and some small soft spots on the inner rockers as well as some spotty holes in the trunk pan which need attention.
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post #6 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Got boxes and boxes of parts with the car, most everything is here, some of it useable, some not, but most present in one form or another... been taking inventory and seeing what needs to be replaced or upgraded eventually.

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Bill - Looks like a nice project car. Welcome aboard.


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Got boxes and boxes of parts with the car, most everything is here, some of it useable, some not, but most present in one form or another... been taking inventory and seeing what needs to be replaced or upgraded eventually.

There's gotta be an interesting story that came with the car? Previous owner ran outta $$ or situation changed? Want to share?

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post #9 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Got under the car, rear frame rails are solid, floors good except a small quarter size hole in the drivers toeboard and the passenger front and rear footwells were cut out by previous owner. Looks like we will need a passenger side pan front to rear. Under backseat and behind backseat are pristine which is rare to find in a convertible in the NorthEast from what I've seen... so this is a good thing. Only filler I can find is inside the rear wheelhouses and a bit on the drivers rear quarter where it once took a light hit according to the previous owner, body line is a bit off here so will have to dig into that later.

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post #10 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Bill - Looks like a nice project car. Welcome aboard.
Thank you much for the welcome! - we are quite excited to work on this one!
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There's gotta be an interesting story that came with the car? Previous owner ran outta $$ or situation changed? Want to share?

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I looked at this car a year or two back and the owner wanted a bit more than I could spend at the time. He kept my business card (thankfully) and recently called me saying his situation kind of necessitated selling ASAP. I actually had to sell one of my 2nd gen projects and borrow a bit on my tax return to get her but well worth it I believe. The owner had hoped to fix the car up and keep it but things change as we all know. He had a body guy who did a lot of work on the exterior up to and including hanging the doors back up (they are solid and close true) and cutting in the Ermine White inside the jambs and top of the cowl and windshield frame so things were moving along when he stopped. I promised that I would give the car a good home and the get her back on the road to be enjoyed where she should be

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post #12 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Body mounts are bad, saw this right away when jacking up the front of the car, fenders started rubbing into the doors and could see the flex. Decided right off to remove the front clip and drop the frame away from the body and see what we have to contend with.

- Trusty can of WD-40 helps oversee the process

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post #13 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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98K on the clock, does not look like timing chain has ever been done, water pump has been replaced as was the radiator, alternator is original case, oil everywhere caked on the crossmembers and down both sides of the block... bit messy...

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post #14 of 552 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 12, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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My eldest son and helper hard at work...

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Hi all, I'm new to this site, recently switched gears from a 2nd Gen project that I've put on hold to a '68 convertible I picked up. Going to track progress here... need to catch up a bit so will be a few posts in quick sucession to get up to current status... thanks for looking and comments and suggestions are welcome!!
Nice to see another Ermine White car here on TC. For a while, I thought that I had gone wrong painting my car the original color Good luck on the rebuild and hope you enjoy the car!


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