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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 01, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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i have been looking for a 67-69 camaro for awhile and cant seem to find anything in my price range that is not a basket case.
i am looking for a project car with little to no rust or an old bracket race car. it does not have to have a motor or trany. just a solid straight body. i dont care about options or #s. i am looking to spend around $4000 is this unrealistic or should i just keep looking?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 01, 09:58 PM
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Sounds realistic to me. Just keep your eyes open. There's alot out there just depends on your area. I could find a decent '68 here for that with a good motor/tranny. Summers comin up so just keep checkin the sunday papers.

If you want email me and I'll look around too, I'm in denver though.

I'm pretty sure I could get you a RS for 6000 with a motor/tranny in good shape. Also in vegas every year they have some kind of rod convention I think. (so my old man tells me) I can see when it is and get the details if you want.

If you spend the couple extra grand up front for a good car up front you won't be disapointed.

Also always look in the inside trunk for quarter panel bondo and take a magnet with you when you go to look. Magnet's don't stick to bondo.

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I think you can find a California car and have it shipped to you for that. It won't be a Z but you might find a SS or RS. Check the for sale pages of this site regularly and look elsewhere as well. You'll find what you are looking for if you have patience.
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This thread has a link to a car on ebay... www.camaros.net/forum/Forum2/HTML/000747.html I am not trying to scare you away, just showing it isn't all that easy!! You might have to look for a long time if you really want one......


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When I see a car like that I don't pay as much attention to the price as I do to what it will take to get it into decent shape! $4000-$6000 for paint and body if it is not TOO bad, interior $2000, drivetrain $3000-$5000. Before you know it you are into it $15000 plus the original purchase price. That does not include the hassle factor of trying to round all the stuff up. IMO a person is better off buying one further along that somebody else has sunk more into than they can get out. The diference in buying a $10k and a $4k is usually worth it. Again that is just my opinion.
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I disagree ,,,,,,,, allthough you are probably correct about the $6000 paint $5000 engine and so on you know that you dont have to do all that , everyone does not want a 100 point show car ,,,,,, you can start with a fair body go to a junkyard and get a later model car with a small block and all the bolt's and bracket's rebuild the engine and go !!! if you just wanted a nice driver this can be done for a reasonable price ,
just curious but what kind of engine cost's $5000 buck's ??? I added up the cost of building a small block with every internall part NEW and could not come up with a figure like that factored in machine work and all ??

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 67rs327:
I disagree ,,,,,,,, allthough you are probably correct about the $6000 paint $5000 engine and so on you know that you dont have to do all that , everyone does not want a 100 point show car ,,,,,, you can start with a fair body go to a junkyard and get a later model car with a small block and all the bolt's and bracket's rebuild the engine and go !!! if you just wanted a nice driver this can be done for a reasonable price ,
just curious but what kind of engine cost's $5000 buck's ??? I added up the cost of building a small block with every internall part NEW and could not come up with a figure like that factored in machine work and all ??
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You're taking liberty here arn't you! The first part of your post was good, then for some reason you went off! I read "drivetrain $3000-$5000" and you come back with "what kind of engine cost's $5000 buck's ???". There are other components in a drivetrain!

To answer your question, the parts alone for my 383 came to $3200. I didn't pay to have it balanced and blueprinted or put together... If I had, the bill might have been $5000!

This goes on and on about finding a cheap, straight, no rust camaro!! There are some out there. The guy that comes here and asks what can I get for $XXXX doesn't have a real good chance of finding that elusive deal. The guys that have had 2 or 3 might! It won't be posted on ebay, it will be setting in somebodys grandmother's garage!! It takes time and energy and a lot of luck!!



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Hi all, I started this one asking if a fairly straight, not completely rusted out first gen could be found for around $4000,after alot of research and months of searching, I took the advice and decided to fork out a little more up front.....and for digging a little deeper in my pocketI found a 68 camaro that has a brand new interior, a straight and freshly painted body, ladder bar rear suspension with a Ford 9 in rear end, a five inch cowl hood, fuel cell, all braided line, MSD ignition, & set up for a big block. I did have to give $6800 for the car, which is almost $3000 more than I intended to spend, but from what I see out there.....this is a sweet deal !!!!!!!
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Great job fro fro. That was the only point I was trying to make! I have found it better to buy one that somebody has already sunk more into than they can get out. I doubt that you could have started with a $4000 shell and for $3000 ended up with what you now have. I have seen so many guys think they are going to build a car and after a few years and a lot of bucks still aren't done and lose interest. I realize there are a lot of guys at this sight that would disagree but most of these are real diehard car guys not the run of the mill "wantabe" that never gets it done!!
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