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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 16, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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1969 Camaro RS/SS Restoration

Just looking for some basic tips and advice. Some background information. I have worked on cars before however I have never approached anything as extensive as this will be. The vehicle as it is, to get it running, needs an engine(I have said engine ready to come out of another vehicle) a wiring harness(working on ordering that at the moment) and a new paint job. I am looking to restore it to near original specs, as it has been in my family since my grandfather bought it off the lot.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 16, 12:49 PM
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS/SS Restoration

Welcome Sean! A 1 owner (in the same family counts!) 69 SS/RS is a keeper. But what about the engine? If you have the original engine, it make much more sense to get that rebuilt than another engine. A non original engine lowers the value quite a bit.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 16, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS/SS Restoration

Unfortunately I do not have access to the original engine as my father pulled that out of it years ago. I put the date on there wrong, it is a 1968. It originally had a 327 in it, and my father currently has a c10 pickup sitting next to it with a 327 in it ready to unbolt. Everything else in it is original(except it doesn't have some of the essential parts in the engine compartment I.e. Radiator, reservoirs etc.)
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS/SS Restoration

Welcome, Sean, sounds like a keeper. You sure it originally had a 327? There were no SS 327 Camaros. Pretty cool that it has been in the family since new.... you don't see that very often.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 16, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 Camaro RS/SS Restoration

I'll need to go look at it again, I'm going off the words of my father, however I know for certain it did have a 327 as it has the 327 badges on the front quarter fenders. It has an rs steering wheel but I'm pretty sure that the gas cap says "ss" I'll go figure out what th vin number is then return to this thread with more information. The only other thing I know for certain about it is that it was Tripoli turquoise 😁
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