Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: 69 Camaro "A Pig in Lipstick"
I had a similar issue when I bought mine. It was a little different from yours. The guy had done the inner and outer wheelhouse, quarters, but no frame rails. The rails were pretty bad and he said that when he did the work they were not readily available. It had a new trunk pan but believe it or not I found rivets holding it in.
New rails, towers, filler, drop down panel and the trunk properly installed and it looks like stock now. A great race car chasis shop did the work. I did end up with a couple of cracks in the filler on the fenders, but they are minimal. All was done with the fenders on. I could not believe they only charged me 1400 for labor. I supplied the metal and new body bushings. 800 for parts and I got to return the shackle kit because he used the originals.
I have owned 3 69 Z/28s: Garnet Red 30,000 mi unrestored.
Glacier Blue, documented Canadian Z
Rallye Green purchased new in 1969
1968 Camaro Coupe L30 275 horse. ]