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post #1 of 243 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 15, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Project Dmentd - born in 68

I figured it was about time to post up my work in progress. This was my first car that I had bought when I was 15. Saw the tail end in a local farmer's barn flying by on my quad one day when the barn door was open........did a 180 and the rest is history
Not sure if it is an original SS or not but had the deluxe door panels, houndstooth interior, tic tock tack, factory 4 speed console with gauges, factory air and thick moldings at the quarter window and door. Came with a cowl induction hood so who knows. Also had a 350, saginaw 4 speed and 12 bolt rear. Only thing that could be matched as original was the rear. Being a kid, I ended up blowing the motor , trans and rear(not necessarily in that order lol). Threw in a 450HP built 350, Muncie M-22 and backed it up with a Moroso posi unit and 4:10 Richmond gears. Ran a 12.4 in the 1/4 mile so I was always happy about that. Long story short - ran it a few years and crashed it one night after getting roofied at a bar(that's the long story). Anyway, been sitting in my parents back yard for 8 years before I was able to get it to my house where she sat scarred for another 9 long years. Finally after 17 years, Here I am with ya'all in the midst of undertaking the long hard road of restoration from ground up.
I plan on posting alot of pics to keep you guys happy The plan for the car at this point is to be a Pro-touring RS/SS conversion - Yeah I know - yet another one lol.
So far I have replaced:
Floor pan with a one piece Goodmark
Trunk pan with a one piece Goodmark
Bought both new doors - OER and rebuilt my original hinges
Put on both Quarters and outer wheelhouses- OER
Mini tubbed inner wheel houses
Installed a Martz 4-link crossmember and welded it in
Had to cut out the floor pan for the 4-link as I went with a fully adjustable version.
Also decided to cut out my rear frame rails and move them inboard to allow for wider tires.
Had to cut into the trunk to allow for the coil overs to mount to
Bolted on a Martz front sub-frame
Welded in the frame connectors - had to cut through the floor again
Installed a 4 point roll cage at this point - maybe will be 6 point - haven't decided.
Have a Moser 9" Detriot Locker Posi with 4:11 Ratio
Have my Tremec T-56 Magnum
Ordered my 572 Chevy BB

So that's about it - we are caught up to current..........
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'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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more pics
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'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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some more pics
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'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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Even more pics
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'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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....and finally
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'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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re: Project Dmentd - born in 68

Looks great so far, keep the updates coming!

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Nice work

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1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
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She looks awesome!

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Thanks guys! Today I will start tackling the tail panel. I have been scared of this day for quite a while - gonna be quite the task for this amateur to line up everything.......wish me luck!

'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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re: Project Dmentd - born in 68

Coming along great! Just saw the tubs you did for yours. Sweet! Is the roll bar a kit from someone, or did you build it yourself?

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Coming along great! Just saw the tubs you did for yours. Sweet! Is the roll bar a kit from someone, or did you build it yourself?
Thanks - roll cage came from SW Racecars. Had to buy different rear tubes that fit through the package tray rather than through it. Opted not to put the side door tubes in

'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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Been a little while since I updated so here goes. Finally had a few nice days last weekend and was perfect for painting. Did 2 coats epoxy primer on the entire interior of the car as well as underneath then topcoated the interior floor and trunk and entire undercarriage with Raptor Liner. I would highly recommend Raptor Liner to anyone who is thinking of doing the same. The stuff is absolutely amazing and sooo easy to use. After that cured I decided to start putting the front tubular arms and Wilwood brake kit on the front end. Moved to the rear and got in my 9" and 4-link setup and Wilwood set up done I am really happy how it is all coming alone so far. Next up is the power rack and pinion steering assy and then looking to start on the front end.
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'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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Threw an extra one in there - starting off my grandson right as the next generation of team camaro
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'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
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Wow...looking damn good. I wish I knew how to weld.
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