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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 09, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I'm Jason and I addicted to Camaros...

Just like thousands of other members here.

Just a quick rundown. I bought the car in November 1987 when I was in 11th grade from a Cleveland, OH sports announcer for his asking price of $250. Which at the time I felt was over priced. It was a running and driving 68' with a 327 (275hp), factory air (it worked), glide trans and deluxe interior.

I drove it through the winter and in the spring I pulled the 327 because of a wiped out cam. I dropped in a 400 and drove it for the summer. The car had half quarters screwed over top of the factory ones and the seams were mudded in. I decided in September 1988 that it was time to pull it apart for my first frame up.

Immediately I sandblasted the tub and frame. I rebuilt the frame and primed the tub. Like the credit card commercial says "life comes at you fast" and before I knew it 4 years had past. I was getting married and had a son. Then more family and work matters took all of my attention. 8 more years came and went and I that I did to the Camaro was move it to clean the garage every spring.

During that time my wife delivered a beautiful baby girl and we bought our new home in a good school system.

Fast forward to May 2009. The original 327 done. Trans done. Body work begun. August 31st 2009 body done and car painted. Thursday September 10th vinyl top installed.

Now I'm heading out in the garage to run brake lines to my new booster and master cylinder. Tomorrow will bring the install of motor and trans.

It feels like I'm finally waking from a dream.

Hope I didn't bore anyone with this drivel.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 09, 03:35 PM
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Re: Hi I'm Jason and I addicted to Camaros...

Great story, JP. Like you, I had Camaros in my teens and now finally getting the chance to play with them again. Welcome aboard!

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JP, congrats on everything so far.... We know the love affair with our cars is never ending...as you well know ...Need to post up some pics of before and after

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Re: Hi I'm Jason and I addicted to Camaros...

With all the time past how old are your grand children are they going to be able to drive it.As you can see I am a little lost here. You were I guess about 17 when you got it how old are you now and how many years have you been with the 68.When do you think you will have it on the road post some pics of your progress....

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Great story JP, I am sure there are a lot of people here that did not pay $250 for their first Camaro....a few pictures of your car would be nice, we all like pictures..

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There's help for addicts!! Welcome!!
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We like the "drivel" you mention -- its never boring talking about Camaros. Welcome to the site.

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That was a nice buy, $250 bucks for a running 68. I'd like to see some after-work pictures, sounds like you've done some nice work to it.

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Very cool story man and congrats on all the success. Post up pics of the progress so far, we love that too!
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Hi Jason, glad your here .The story sounds very familiar.

Addicted......Who is addicted ? Its not me.....I do not have a camaro problem !!! Just ask anyone !!!!

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welcome jason, i think im a bigger addict than you my cars are daily drivers and i hate every other make car etc other than camaro...i cant tell you how areboic i have been in my cars of the years with woman too many some id close my eyes real tight and wonder how the heck i could have done anything with that woman, than there the 1 i married lol take care ..

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Re: Hi I'm Jason and I addicted to Camaros...

Finally some updates and thanks for all of the warm welcomes. I can't believe almost 9 months has passed since I posted!

I posted some of my pics from our first summer together to as current as a few months back. When I got the car it was Butternut yellow with a black vinyl top and white custom deluxe interior. I did the poor man's Starsky and Hutch around June of 1988.

There are also a few more pics in my album on this website or you can check out everything I'm into through my photobucket http://s490.photobucket.com/albums/r...maro/?start=20

I'm finishing up a Jeep Wrangler build for a paying customer that will help cover the cost of my new evaporator core and lines. Thought about the block off, but hey if I waited 22 years now whats a few more months to do it correctly.
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Congrats!! My first car when i was 16 was a 69 camaro and although not the same one ive had one ever since. 31 years and counting!!
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Re: Hi I'm Jason and I addicted to Camaros...

OK dont panic.
you did the right thing by coming here to admit you have a problem.
and you're right there are thousands here like you
they are waiting on a cure but so far we haven't come up with one
so you may as well get comfortable.

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