Gold Lifetime Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Re: January 2019 ROTM
Fifty years ago this week, (01B on the cowl tag) my 1969 Camaro was built at the Van Nuys plant. I bought the car in the Fall of 1984 when I was 21 yrs old. Within a year I picked up some YJ 14x7 rallys sports at a swap meet, along with an SS hood and 3:31 posi from a parted out ’69 SS. Prior to me purchasing the car, the original LM1 was stolen and replaced with a 327 out of a 1969 sedan. That’s how the car rolled for the next 30+ years.
In the Spring of 2015 we decided to restore the car. I wanted to keep it stock looking, while improving drivability /reliability. We ended up taking the body off the frame and really dove in. New bushings, shocks, wheel cylinders, brake lines, rebuilt MS, new gas tank, rims powder coated, new vinyl top, new front & rear glass, rebuilt the M20 wide ratio transmission, rebuilt the double hump heads, new clutch, new Performer EPS intake, new AVS carb, new MSD ready to run dizzy, custom dual exhaust with crossover pipe, added a GM cowl hood, Bluetooth radio, alum radiator and then body work with new paint. Interior is original except for new carpet. I did all the work myself except for heads, body, paint, & vinyl top work.
I cannot thank the fellow members here enough who answered my questions during the year plus restoration process.
Car has won a couple best of class awards and has Blue Ribbon status at the Wisconsin Iola car show.
1969 Plain Jane Camaro - Restoration in progress...327, M20 wide, 12 bolt 3:31
My Camaro history here -->
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