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Good '69 Camaro restoration book ????

Looking for advice on a good '69 Camaro restoration book.
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Re: Good '69 Camaro restoration book ????

Oh yeah... I would be interested in this, too.
There are a lot of books out there...

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Re: Good '69 Camaro restoration book ????

I have a few of them. Read them and that was it.

But then I ran into a site called WWW.CAMAROS.NET

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Start with the factory assembly manual, Fisher Body manual, and Chevrolet chassis service manual, all specific for your model and year vehicle.
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Start with the factory assembly manual, Fisher Body manual, and Chevrolet chassis service manual, all specific for your model and year vehicle.

Where could I find these at and how much should I expect to pay?
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Re: Good '69 Camaro restoration book ????

I know National Parts Depot has them..... www.npdlink.com
all the parts places probably do.... then there's Ebay... etc, etc

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I bought a 100+ page soft cover book entitled "How to Restore Your Camaro" by the editors of Car Review Magazine. The subject of the book is a 1969 Z/28 (what else??). It's not a complete step-by-step cookbook approach, but it's pretty close and it does have a lot of pictures and some really good tips. This book, along with the others already mentioned, are worthy additions to the library. This book is published by Classic Industries, so I'm sure most of the restoration parts suppliers carry it. I think I paid around $20 for it.

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I bought a 100+ page soft cover book entitled "How to Restore Your Camaro" by the editors of Car Review Magazine. The subject of the book is a 1969 Z/28 (what else??). It's not a complete step-by-step cookbook approach, but it's pretty close and it does have a lot of pictures and some really good tips. This book, along with the others already mentioned, are worthy additions to the library. This book is published by Classic Industries, so I'm sure most of the restoration parts suppliers carry it. I think I paid around $20 for it.
Z???? What else?? Oooo. How about SS's? That's what I bought, an L78 to be exact. It translates to HORSEPOWER!
Besides, most Z's seen on the road are just emblem-fakes. Oh, IMHO.

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AIM and Chassis service manuals are must haves

MacNeish's book(s) and www.camaros.org for the #s/data stuff.

If those resources don't cover your questions, TC will

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like ramairdave says macnieshs books are a must and i also like the 69 camaro reference book by john r hooper.

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Z???? What else?? Oooo. How about SS's? That's what I bought, an L78 to be exact. It translates to HORSEPOWER!
Besides, most Z's seen on the road are just emblem-fakes. Oh, IMHO.
Fred, my comment was not meant to be a slam against SS's or any other first gen. I bought that book hoping it would have more info on 67's, to be honest with you. Oh well. I agree with you on the proliferation of 'tribute' Z's. In fact, there are so many 1969 Z/28's running around that they would be boring if they weren't so d@*'d good looking. I almost feel like I have to apologize to others for being 'stuck' with a lowly plain Jane.

Anyways, if someone was going to write a 'how to' book about restoring a first gen Camaro, what model would you expect them to write about? I guess that was my point.

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Z???? What else?? Oooo. How about SS's? That's what I bought, an L78 to be exact. It translates to HORSEPOWER!
Besides, most Z's seen on the road are just emblem-fakes. Oh, IMHO.

well put, 69Zs are like you know whats, EVERYBODY HAS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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