In my back yard I have a 1968 Camaro (SS chassis, rebuilt engine, unknown on the rest of the specs ) which was built for my mother when she was 17 or 18 from a junk yard chassis and an engine which was rebuilt by her father.
It used to be our daily driver until 5 or 6 years ago, when we had nowhere to put it. It sat out for about a year uncovered and rusted through the gas tank, but still would attempt to start.
I need to know if this is worth the effort, if even possible, because i'd like to get it running for the sentimental value, and because it would be my first car, as it was my mothers first as well.
Currently we have only purchased a new gas tank and sending unit (yet to be delivered), which was the only previous issue with the car, until it sat in the sand for over 3 years of storms and Florida's notorious salt air rust acceleration.
Recently (last year) put a cover over it, and this last weekend we put an all purpose blue tarp under the cover to protect from the weather a bit more.
Here's some pictures of it so far. Hurts to see it like this.
And the new gas tank. (Replacing the sending unit as soon as it comes in on Friday)
So my question, is it feasible to do this project with
- No garage
- Limited tools (jack, 2 jack stands, small socket wrench set, basic tools)
- And a tight budget (No specific number, just whatever extra money we have gets thrown into it)