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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 16, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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I want to start by saying this site and all the people here are such a wealth of information. I also want to say thank you to each person that has taken the time to post their build or answer a question.Your help has given me the confidence (for better or worse) to start a project myself.Hopefully my thread will be some help to someone else.
I call this project “No Surprises” because when I got the car, there wasn’t much left. My reasoning was that at least I knew what I was getting and the tear down was already done.I don’t think my wife was convinced but she let me think she understood.
Here is a picture of her when I got her home. The picture in the trailer is her good side.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 16, 06:02 AM
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wow john, you are a brave man! good luck and keep your tetanus shots up to date!

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You can do it. Good luck and post those pictures as you move along!
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Re: No Surprises 69

Love the trailer hitch lol! Good luck with the build.

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good luck with the build

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Re: No Surprises 69

I sent one to the scrap yard that looked like that! Maybe I should have kept it and scrapped the one in my profile.

I'm sure this will get back together. if you need inspiration search 6781Camaro on here. Todd has had his car down to the skeleton.

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Great project. She will look fine in no time I'm sure.


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Hi John and good luck but if I can offer anything, please do a lot of planning & expense reviews as this will become an upside down project. Rewards can overcome but still an issue that should be reviewed is both cost & time as you hopefully have already. Welcome to build projects.

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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 16, 06:55 PM
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Another Michigan car as bad as mine!

The good news is it can be done and you can do it. The bad news it is takes a lot of time. Pace yourself and try to break it into little projects so that you don't get discouraged. Most of all, have fun!

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Big project for sure, but keep positive and ask many questions as you go. Good for you!

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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 16, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for all of the encouragement and words of caution. I am actually a little further but will post pics in sequence for the record.Thanks to a mild winter I have been able to get out into the shop a little more lately and have actually gotten some work done.
My goals –
1. Rebuild her and get her back on the road – anyone can buy a car*, I want the bragging rights and sense of accomplishment of building one.
2. Make her a driver – I want to drive her, not stare at her.
3. Give it to my Dad who has given so much and asked so little. The first car I remember riding in was a Frost Green 1969 Camaro that my Dad bought new. I still remember standing in the back with my arms spread across the seat staring out the windshield. (Of course this was before you had to be strapped to a car seat with some sort of electronic device plugged into your head.)
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I sent one to the scrap yard that looked like that! Maybe I should have kept it and scrapped the one in my profile.

I'm sure this will get back together. if you need inspiration search 6781Camaro on here. Todd has had his car down to the skeleton.


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I don't even want to think about the ones that ended up in the scrap yard. Thanks for the heads up on Todd. I have been subscribed to his build for the last couple of years.

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Hi John and good luck but if I can offer anything, please do a lot of planning & expense reviews as this will become an upside down project. Rewards can overcome but still an issue that should be reviewed is both cost & time as you hopefully have already. Welcome to build projects.
Thanks for the advice. I had to laugh when I read your post. I don't think the people on this site are big on reviewing cost and time of their builds, except for the one they showed their significant other to persuade them to let them start it. lol

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Another Michigan car as bad as mine!

The good news is it can be done and you can do it. The bad news it is takes a lot of time. Pace yourself and try to break it into little projects so that you don't get discouraged. Most of all, have fun!
Thanks Matt. Actually, you have been a great encouragement already. I have been through your site numerous times for ideas and advice.
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The only thing holding the rear end in the car was the rear shackle bolt on the passenger side. This is the method I used to get the car onto the jig. I put jack stands under the front of the rockers and lifted the rear with a cherry picker, slid the rear end out and put jack stands under the rear of the rockers.I then lifted the whole car and wheeled the jig under the car.Of course, the only point of reference left on the car was the front two gauge holes on the firewall.Both frame rails and all of the reference points under the car were enlarged by rust or completely gone.
I got the trunk out without too much effort. About the only thing left attached to the rest of the car was the tail panel and where it connected to the floor.
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