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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 16, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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1968 camaro build

I've been working on rebuilding my 68 camaro since October 2015 and thought it was time to share

The car was originally a 6 cyl base model in Butternut Yellow.

When I bought the car it had been repainted twice over the original paint. First it was painted a bronze orange then was painted over with just primer. Currently the body is in good shape with a few small rust spots

The car had a SBC 350 which I've removed and replaced with a 383 stroker that I built from scratch.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 16, 02:26 PM
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Re: 1968 camaro build

Cool.

I'm partial to 68s myself.

1968 Butternut Coupe,
421" Dart SHP block
TKO 600 RR
Dutchman 9" w/3.70 US Gear Lightning r&p
Speedtech torque arm,Ridetech HQ coilovers
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Re: 1968 camaro build

Very good looking 68...can't wait to see it completed.

68 Camaro: SBC 396 Stroker motor from BluePrint and an MSD EFI.
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Nice project and seems to be going well. Correct year I would say.

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I will try to post each phase of the project with before and after photos and explanation of what I did

Phase 1 - subframe

I used several methods to strip the frame to bare metal. First step was to use a stripper wheel from harbor freight. Second step was to use a wire wheel on an angle grinder. Third step was to sandblast the corners and hard to reach areas.

I then welded all of the seems completely top and bottom.

I then prepped using POR15 Marine Clean and Metal Prep.

Final step was to apply POR15 paint and top coat
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Couple more pics
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Phase 2 - firewall
I removed the stock heater box to replace with a Vintage Air unit.

Welded a plate, smoothed the firewall and painted with POR15 and top coated semigloss black
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Ridetech strong arms, drop spindles, coil overs, tru-turn and muscle bar installed
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Phase 3 - 383 stroker

Old 350 vs new 383
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Re: 1968 camaro build

Great start...and the year

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
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Re: 1968 camaro build

its been a while since i last posted, car has come a long way - still not done but getting close
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You’ve been busy, the car looks great

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Looks really sharp! Congrats on the good job.

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Agree, Camaro looks nice.

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Re: 1968 camaro build

You nailed the stance, car sits perfect. I am more of a chrome guy but the black makes it yours. Nice work.
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