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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 02, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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OK, don't know if anyone can really answer this acurately, but I'm curious.

What is everyones opinion, full restoration or just engine compartment?

I would like to get a ballpark/guess at how much it would cost to have my car restored.

Condition is a very good driver, no rust, runs great, 95% original, interior is in good enough shape not to need redone. Paint would need redone for it has many crows feet on the hood and the body could be a little straighter.

Would like the car still to be a weekend driver, no trailer queen. I though that when I got it it was great, but now that i've had it a while and have seen some that are restored, well I'm sure alot of you have gone through this.

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1969 SS/RS Convertible,Hugger/Black,396/325,TH400,ps,pb,pt,pw,ac,cc,amfm blue light,tilt,speed warning,console gauges,fiber optics,smog
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 02, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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ok, maybe just a guess at an engine compartment restore.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 02, 05:11 PM
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Hey Pony, Nice 69, What ever you budget, double it, unexpected things will come up. I will admit that by the picture it looks pretty good as is....Mike
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 02, 06:17 PM
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the labor will be the killer. I pulled the entire front end from my '68 this past summer and refinished everything... I estimate that I put in about 250-300 hours of labor when all was said and done.

Check it out at
click on "my '68 Camaro" and then on "summer 2002." See the step by step resto.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 02, 09:58 AM
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Careful! You are right on the edge of a very slippery slope! haha. Once you make one part of your Camaro like new (the engine compartment), the rest will look yuck in comparison and before you know it, you are on a 2-3 year oddessy spending tens of thousands of dollars. I love doing the work and you may too. If not, just maintain your car and enjoy the heck out it!
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