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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 17, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Abundance of Parts for Specific Years

I haven't found the right Camaro yet but I've always been drawn to Camaros (specifically models in the early to mid-'70s) pretty much for look and performance. However, while doing a bit of buyer's research on classic car auto restoration, I read that Camaros also have a greater prevalence of parts for restorations. In the link, there's a photo of a '67 Camaro which got me thinking: are Camaro parts easy to find down the line or are there certain years that have rarer replacement parts? Just to clarify, I'm interested in an authentic restoration but I'm not closed to using high quality replication parts.
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Re: Abundance of Parts for Specific Years

IMO, 69s are the most common, 67 & 68 are tied, 2nd gen parts are a more scarce then 1st gen parts
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Re: Abundance of Parts for Specific Years

1st gens easier to obtain high quality repops.

I found 2nd gen parts are harder to find, don't fit as well and cost more
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Re: Abundance of Parts for Specific Years

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I haven't found the right Camaro yet but I've always been drawn to Camaros (specifically models in the early to mid-'70s) pretty much for look and performance. However, while doing a bit of buyer's research on classic car auto restoration, I read that Camaros also have a greater prevalence of parts for restorations. In the link, there's a photo of a '67 Camaro which got me thinking: are Camaro parts easy to find down the line or are there certain years that have rarer replacement parts? Just to clarify, I'm interested in an authentic restoration but I'm not closed to using high quality replication parts.
You can literally build an entire Camaro from scratch with the parts available. There isn't anything that you can't get.

Now there are some exceptions if you're looking for specific colors on the interior that I've found out about. For instance a lot of parts are only available in black.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 17, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Abundance of Parts for Specific Years

Thanks! I was thinking of a red interior but I could definitely work with black. Sounds like 1st gen is where I should start looking. I appreciate your help, everyone!
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1st gens easier to obtain high quality repops.

I found 2nd gen parts are harder to find, don't fit as well and cost more
I will agree to to that

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 17, 06:14 PM
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Re: Abundance of Parts for Specific Years

Stanley, check out our supporting vendors below on the site home page. They have most parts you would need to restore a first gen Camaro. eBay can also be a source for some rebuilt parts like a date coded water pump.

Good luck shopping for your first gen Camaro.

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