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Old Jan 21st, 12, 03:36 PM
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So..... here's a little story I'd love to tell,
about a '68 Camaro you know so well.

It started way back in history,
it was a Mustang killer as we all agree.

I bought it yesterday ...locally,
so no... you're wrong.... it wasn't Terry's.

It would've been sweet to buy his car,
I'd be honored to complete it, but he lives too far...

(Beatbox solo)

Boom. Ba-pfiff, ba-boom-boomp.
Boom. Ba-pfiff, ba-boom-boomp.

I've been building my '69 since 11/'08,
had to take a year off,
MAN! what a wait!

The withdrawal was killin' almost had the hives,
so I found a '68 as my second wive
and YES, I know! --->it's wife --but it doesn't rhyme!

Now I've got the space and all the drive,
so let get going and get this '68 revived!

(Beatbox solo)
Boom. Ba-pfiff, ba-boom-boomp.
Boom. Ba-pfiff, ba-boom-boomp.

(Sung/rapped to the rhythm and beat of "Paul Revere" by the Beastie Boys...)


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Okay so here's the background story. It's a '68 V8 Norwood Coupe, TH350, 10 bolt posi, mono leaf, factory a/c, buckets, console, non-spoiler trunk lid, dressed in Sequoia Green (code VV) with a Custom Deluxe Parchment interior (730). Bought it from one of the most likeable older gentleman I have met, who simply lost interest at the start of the resto due to illness. The interior and inner structure was aboned after blasting, as were the outer body panels after a thorough d/a-ing-- hence the surface rust. The car came from Alabama originally, so minor surgery is required. The main thing is that I will be the first to work on it since new --- and that's cool! Plus! I finally have a nice reference for my '69 right along side it. (not so cool for space reasons, but convenient to say the least.) I'd be more than happy to get some measurements if anyone needs! The car is bone-stock....

The car is easily 80% complete (parts-wise), and completely dismantled as it sits. ... and only missing a handful of things. (I know--I know, they all say that) It did suffer one small "oopsy" to the driver rear QP but not too severe at all. It's got super-clean frame rails, super-clean rockers (which makes me happy compared to what I dealt with on the '69), except for a small patch needed in the pass outer rocker, and a clean firewall.

Laundry list: (Body-wise)

upper dash panel, upper/inner cowl, one-piece floor, inner fenders, fenders, center trunk patch section, and a yes.... a roof. Luckily it was all included except for the fenders, core support, inner fenders, trunk patch section, and gas tank. From what I can see, the outer wheel houses are nice, but one needs the outer lip replaced as does the driver's QP around the opening.

This will be a (well-needed) theraputic, father/son project that I can't wait to start. My son's more than excited about it too. The '69; however, will be all mine to complete! I don't go out much anymore, or have any other major hobbies like I used to, so this is it guys! Enjoy the pics!
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Old Jan 21st, 12, 03:51 PM
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Let me be the first one on the site to congratulate you on your purchase. Should be cool doing two at a time. Kinda gives me some ideas.
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Old Jan 22nd, 12, 04:35 AM
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Todd, there is nothing better than a father-son build. It will be good for the whole family and both of you will learn about more than cars. Things learned here will last a lifetime.
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Old Jan 22nd, 12, 04:55 AM
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Another 68 being saved

Looks like a nice project and not too far gone.
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Old Jan 22nd, 12, 05:01 AM
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Another 68 being saved

Looks like a nice project and not too far gone.

Yea--- excited about this one. Clean and straight car to start with. This will be a treat for me compared to what I went through with my 69. thanks...
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Old Jan 22nd, 12, 05:03 AM
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Todd, there is nothing better than a father-son build. It will be good for the whole family and both of you will learn about more than cars. Things learned here will last a lifetime.
You got it right. We need some bonding time lately and what better medicine than a '68 Camaro restoration is there? My next son will get a '67. He's got a few years to go though... (so does my budget!)
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Old Jan 22nd, 12, 05:05 AM
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Let me be the first one on the site to congratulate you on your purchase. Should be cool doing two at a time. Kinda gives me some ideas.

Thanks Jim! Ya know,... your lightning-fast build has inspired me to get off my computer chair and get building-- full speed ahead.

Blast, epoxy, rebuild! The funny thing is I recently passed up buying a '67 coupe for $1200. I could kick myself, but the timing was just not right then... One day...
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Old Jan 22nd, 12, 05:06 AM
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Did anyone enjoy the little Beastie Boys "ode" by the way?
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In on page 1.

You already need a bigger garage !
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Old Jan 22nd, 12, 12:17 PM
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In on page 1.

You already need a bigger garage !
Lol! As a joke, I said that to my wife yesterday. She didn't smile--let's just say that.
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Old Jan 22nd, 12, 08:55 PM
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Spent some time tonight organizing the many buckets+boxes of original parts included with the car. Some nice finds, some not found at all! So I made a shopping list of the prioritized basics to buy/search for. All loose hardware is labeled, bagged/tagged, or in a tupperware for temporary storage.

I'm excited with how the trunk compartment looks. It like I will get away with only needing a center partial trunk floor patch instead of a complete trunk. Only a handfull of small pinholes--but they are spread around a larger area so welding them each shut again may not be an option... most likely a center patch with some new gas tank supports will do. Haven't been under the car for a really close inspection yet...

Notice the non-spoiler deck lid. I've never seen one without a spoiler in person honestly. Pretty cool...

I'm trying to arrange a two-day blasting/epoxying fiesta asap. So far the schedule is looking clear. I want to sieze the moment and get a nice jump on this one.
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'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ro%20%20SS350/
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Old Jan 23rd, 12, 04:17 AM
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If your day job doesn't go so well,
then maybe you can take up ringing a bell

I'm sure Busta Rhymes or Snoop Dog would enjoy your song,
but that camaro isn't gonna get along

One day when you realize that 2 is too many,
then you can finally sit on the couch and recollect when you don't have a penny


haha! good luck on the new build. you can add another 5 years to the first build now
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Old Jan 23rd, 12, 04:46 AM
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Does this mean that we are going to see......dare I say.......Master Blaster?!?!?
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Old Jan 23rd, 12, 05:26 AM
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Does this mean that we are going to see......dare I say.......Master Blaster?!?!?
Yea buddy! Master Blaster will back in full-effect for this challenge! All parts will be blasted to a squeaky-clean finish --except for the outer body panels of course. His d/a sander is warming up for those. He keeps one on hand at all times for such occasions.

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If your day job doesn't go so well,
then maybe you can take up ringing a bell

I'm sure Busta Rhymes or Snoop Dog would enjoy your song,
but that camaro isn't gonna get along

One day when you realize that 2 is too many,
then you can finally sit on the couch and recollect when you don't have a penny


haha! good luck on the new build. you can add another 5 years to the first build now

Nice lines.. "DJ Jeremy".. Finally-- another Beastie Boys fan out there. Well--- all I can say is... I will give it my best shot to not let 5 years pass by before the '69 is done...
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Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
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Old Jan 23rd, 12, 06:48 AM
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can I say it??? "glutton for punishment!" sorry and good luck! I bet you will be looking for a 67 next to complete the trifecta!
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