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post #1 of 416 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 11, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

Partly because i'm a little responsible for its condition, and I like near impossible projects I guess. It has been in a friends shop since the early 80s. The car's floor was gone but it had good inner quarter pieces and rear torsion bar chassis/ deck filler. I was building another 67 camaro convert at that time that was solid everywhere else, so I cut the needed pieces off of this one. This would have been about 1985 or so. About two years ago I remembered the poor thing, and called my friend and asked if he still had it, and made a deal on the remains. Then it took two years to actually get with my friend to actually get the car out. It was buried in junk, had a wall built behind it, and other cars blocking it in. The car is bad, really bad, (worse than I remembered !) but at least is an RS,V8 convert, has its vin intact, and is pretty complete. It would not be worth paying a pro restoration shop to fix it, but i've built a few coupe and convert 67s, so we'll see what happens!


I already have a pair of convert full quarters and inner pieces, good doors, decklid, subframe with discs, convertible top frame, and RS front end parts. So here I go...first step will be to get whats left on the jig so I can get the rotten floor out. The rockers are solid, as is most of the cowl area, so the plan is a new floor, trunk pan, frame rails, inner and outer wheel tubs, etc. I'm not expecting a walk in the park, there is very little to go off of other that the rockers for measurements. I'll probably be begging for dimensions off of other converts. As you can see the right side inner quarter is off the car, but I do have it at least. stay tuned as they say.....

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post #2 of 416 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 11, 12:12 AM
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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

Good for you, Mike - not for the faint-hearted, but great to see another phoenix about to rise from the ashes (so to speak). I'll stay tuned for updates! At least it has a steering wheel

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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

That will be quite the resurrection. I'll stay tuned.

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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

Kudos for rescuing another rust victim. Can't wait to witness the transformation on this one!

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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

Have fun! Looks like a neat project. I like the comment about the steering wheel.

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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

I will be tuned in for this one

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Yeah i also cant wait good luck
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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

After seeing Todd's 69 coupe on here I believe nothing is impossible. I will say I wouldn't have enough ambition to get this done. Good Luck to you.
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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

! Suddenly, I feel a lot better about my wreck!! Good luck. Let me know if you need any inner quarter dimensions/measurements. My car is a 68 convertible and is completely apart, just about. I take pics too if needed. Let me know and have fun. It will be some accomplishment.

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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

Now that's a project allright! at least the radio and shifter holes still look good!

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Mike an ambitious project for sure, will stay tuned and best of luck with the resurrection.

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Always love an underdog project. Look forward to seeing it completed.


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post #14 of 416 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 11, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

Thanks for the good words..It'll be a long term project for sure, and yes, the steering wheel and radio are what tipped the scales in its favor..(kidding!)

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Re: Too rough to save? I'm gonna try on this 67 RS Convert..

Mike, wish you luck with this one.... never say never

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