I'm never sure what to call this project because it's an unusual (read: unnecessarily challenging) approach to building a first gen. In the words of a shop owner I know, "That's...ambitious."
I'm about 14 months into the project now and I'm a little late to be starting the build thread...I'll do the quick version to catch up. You may have noticed that there's two Camaros in the picture. I bought a rolling 67 last week to use for some measurements, then blast/prime/repair and replace sheet metal and sell.
I've always been jealous of the internal jigs that I see reproduction builders using so I'm going to get the 67 onto a jig cart and 3D scan the interior then CAD a modular jig that uses laser-cut brackets with bolts and alignment pins instead of welding. My project, to date, would've been 100x easier with this.
About the 68:
- 100% reproduction parts (AMD if available, Dynacorn for quarter-door subassemblies)
- DSE four-point roll cage with removable back bar
- DSE Quadralink
- DSE trunk closeouts and fuel pump access panel
- DSE subframe connectors
- Bowler T-56 transmission tunnel
- DSE lower link pocket reinforcements
- DSE mini tubs
- Smoothed firewall - just some sheet metal I bought and cut out
About the 67:
- More rust
- Square body
- Also rust
But it's got good bones and that's all I need right now. Besides, maybe my wife will forget I'm supposed to sell it.