Long time lurker, first time poster.
Over the Christmas/New Years holidays I finally picked up my dad's base model '69 V-8/3-spd Camaro.
He is the car's second owner and it spent its whole life in Texas, mostly as a daily driver street/strip car. Once he had kids, the car sat in the garage where I saw it every day growing up, hoping it'd be mine one day. I've only seen the car running three times in my life and driven once around the block.
It's got an over-bored 400, power glide, and a posi 10-bolt out of a Firebird. It ran 12's with air shocks and mono's. No trans-brake or line-loc, yet.
I am currently in the process of stripping it all down to take to a guy to get it sprayed back to LeMans Blue (71 71 car) and getting the motor hooked up with new gaskets and seals.
I am trying to keep it looking like a Day 2 driver from the outside, complete with polished Centerlines and all the chrome. The car is all original glass and sheet metal with one bit of rot in the PAX rear floorpan that'll be patched up. The interior is going to remain strictly business, though I will be cleaning up and reinstalling the original dash pad, bezel, gauges, and front door panels. The back seat is sitting in the attic and the rear side panels will be staying up there, as well.
I will probably be asking some questions about restoring/cleaning the interior panels, looking for fuel tank, radiator, and trans cooler recommendations, and asking the ever popular "What size tires can I stuff under this thing?" in the coming weeks. So, thanks in advanced for all the help!