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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 08, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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hey look I am a newbie

Well for starters -- love the site! Now to the less important stuff. My name is Ryan, I'm currently 20 and 21 in May... who's taking me out??
My muscle car love started with A 70 lemans with a chev 350, it was a great learner car... a lot of mistakes (bondo) I learned how to weld, work with fiberglass, and paint. (I will link up pics of her) The 1st winter after the project was done I thought id post her up for sale for more then I had into it. I thought I had a serious buyer and I got ahead of myself and told my brother that I'm in the market for a new project. Before the buyer could prove to be a deadbeat my brother told me about a 69 camaro his buddy saw a someones house while he was doing some work there. I jumped at the idea. I gave the guy a call he told me that it was a customers car that he painted 12 years ago and the customer never paid up and ended up giving the car to him. He was not happy with the car and started to do a frame off resto... and that it is currently on a rotisserie. but would not tell me how much he wanted for it. he told me I had to look at it first. The next day I went out. I looked it over and wow! It only had 49,000 miles! The interior was out of the car but in great shape, and he had a box full of new parts ball joints, bushings, you know all the good stuff. I was about ready to say that I'm sorry but this is not in my budget... but instead I asked what how much he wanted. He says I dunno make an offer... I thought about it and thought well lets start low I said $2000. I well never forget what happened next... he said "I probably should not do this but I told my wife that if He offered me $1500 id let it go, so you can have it for $1500" wow what a great guy I don't know if anyone would ever lower the offer price. He even let me use his enclosed trailer to haul the unbolted parts. When I got home I went threw one of the boxes and found an old license plate last tab in 1987 the year I was born I assume that was about the time of the tare down. I have now owned the car for 1 year and hardly touched it... I wanted to get all my bills payed up first. and now I have everything except my daily summer driver payed off.

Id like some advice tho, my current summer driver is a 2002 mustang gt that I am thinking about selling to help fund the camaro. and to pay off the Loan. I will just drive my all weather car full time. What do you guys think of my logic.

and as promised some pics
my pontiac
Now the camaro

Well when I start work on it I will start a thread and at that point share my plan


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 08, 02:05 AM
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Re: hey look I am a newbie

Welcome aboard Ryan.
Nothing wrong with your logic if thats what you plan on doing then stick with the plan. I like the logic of selling a Mustang to fund a Camaro resto. Starting off and learning on a Lemans was smart of you. Post a picture of the trim tag oveer in the tag section.
Did you get a clean title with the car?
MY 69 has has 57,000 miles on its odometer, uhh errr O.K. O.K. 157,000 miles..
Take care and enjoy the site, theres lots of folks here to help you along the way.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 08, 06:43 AM
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Welcome aboard Ryan... looks like you got the Camaro Fever real bad... nothing wrong with that.

Looks like you chanced onto an opportunity that most never have, and doing the step up from the Rustang, er, I mean Mustang, like John said is a good thing.
Good to use logic, but don't bite off more than you can chew. Don't know what your cash flow is, but would hate to see you start a restore and have to leave it. You must have an idea how a project can eat up the funds once you start.

Good luck on you rebuild.

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