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post #1 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 14, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
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'68 "Restore as I Drive" Project in NH

I finally acquired my 'first' First Gen Camaro last week (see explanation here: https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=277969) so I figured that I may as well start a thread. It's a decent driver now, but there is so much I would like to do. However, I have promised my wife and friends (and myself!) that I won't get into any major projects on the car until after driving season.

I have a Quick Fuel carb on the way and my wheels/tires are for sale as the wheels are pushed out too far (3.5" back space) and the tires are too tall (70s). I will be "cleaning up" the engine bay over the next several weeks (it's a mess as you can see below) as well as fixing a few oil leaks. The interior will need to wait until winter, but it isn't too bad now (needs a new headliner and sail panels).





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post #2 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 14, 05:19 AM
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Re: '68 "Restore as I Drive" Project in NH

Very cool Phil. If I start any projects during the car season, I always try to keep my Camaro one weekend away from being back on the road. Save the big stuff for the off season.

I have done a ton of upgrades on my '67 while still keeping it on the road. Good luck with yours.
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post #3 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 14, 06:36 AM
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Nice, now I have to check here for your build threads. LOL.

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post #4 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 14, 07:42 AM
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Re: '68 "Restore as I Drive" Project in NH

Definitely a cool driver! keep us updated Phil on the car as you add a little here and there.

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Great year and great car!

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post #6 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 14, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I am having fun with it!

I think I need to update my screen name to 68RSPoser.

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Great year
Well, I wouldn't go that far...


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post #8 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 14, 10:24 AM
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Good luck and have fun with it. My drive as i restore project has been going on for 13 years now.....
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post #9 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 14, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Good luck and have fun with it. My drive as i restore project has been going on for 13 years now.....


Well, I got to drive it for about a week before it was put on jack stands.

Sold the wheels and tires on Monday and the carb this past Saturday. New wheels and tires will be here by Friday and this showed up today...




I have been selling off a bunch of old stuff to help fund my "upgrades." I am down to 2 dogs and 2 kids. Anyone need an over-privileged teenager or two?

This is a sickness and there is no cure.

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post #10 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 14, 06:25 PM
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Nice car

when I die, on my deathbed, I will receive total consiousness. So I got that goin' for me, which is nice
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post #11 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 14, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Nice car
Thanks!

New shoes arrived today (at least 2 of the 4 anyway)...




...They are the new "green letter" series...

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post #12 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 14, 08:37 AM
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Nice! Enjoy!
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post #13 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 14, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Nice! Enjoy!
Thanks!

Now that I have the wheel and tire combo that I wanted:





...I am going to need to "adjust" the stance. It's about 1.5-2" too tall.

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post #14 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 14, 08:41 PM
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Re: '68 "Restore as I Drive" Project in NH

Nice wheel choice. What width/back spacing are they?

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post #15 of 1294 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 14, 09:45 PM
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Re: '68 "Restore as I Drive" Project in NH

The new wheels and tires look great Phil, does it look like the tire rub issue has been taken care of with this change?

I agree she does look like she's riding a bit high.

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