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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 10, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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69 Restore Project

I am starting to restore a 69 Camaro. The car has a very important history to me and this is the reason i am starting this project. The car was my dads back in the day and when he had it he transplated a 1970 F1 ram air 400 into the camaro and the turbo 400 tranny. Then my dad got married to my mom (of course) and then had his first kid, my sister in 1983. Well when my sister was born he took the car off the road and it sat in the woods behind our house. I remember when i was 6 or 7 i used to go back there and prentend i was driving her. Then my parents divorced and we moved to florida and my dad had the car shipped down from jersey by my uncle. well while on the way down a bubble gum machine fell on the roof and busted the windshield out and then he park the car at the new house under a tarp. well the years went by and i would always ask my dad about it and if we could work on it, he always said one day when we have the time and money. So after many years of pestering he finally gave in. When i completed high school in 2004 he told me the car is yours. I was excited of course. I dragged the car out of my dads yard and it was off to my buddys shop where i could start the work. i worked on her for about a year then ran out of money so i set it aside. next thing i know i am married and now have a son and just bought a house. so i just now got it over to my new place and the work is being resumed once again. it needs everything. Floors, quarter, roof, ect. i already have most of the stuff so ive been working on her at nights after work and on my one day off since i work 2 jobs. all said and done the cars been sitting for 27 years and i cant wait till the day i get to drive her. i know it will be a while but hopefully it will be done by the time my son is able to drive lol. ill have to post some pic up later but like i said shes in rough shape but the car just means to much to me to not bring her back. just thought i would share my store and keep yours eyes open for some progress pics.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 10, 01:39 PM
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Welcome Rob. Cool story.

You'll find a lot of useful information here. The fellas on this site offer a lot of get tips.

And they love pics, so please post some if you could.

Good luck!

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 10, 02:41 PM
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You have a great story, with a great car to start with. Good luck!!! It feels really
good to be at the painting stage, just went through that. Stay focused! K
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The best thing I can tell you is keep your nose to the grinding stone. Make a list of things you want to do, like quarters, floors, trunk pan, body pieces. Then move on to engine, tranny and interior. If you break all the big projects into little ones, it doesnt seem as bad. Concentrate on finishing one task before you move on to another. There is alot of help in this forum, so use it. Also, I can hook you up with a four speed. Ive got several.. And I live in the panhandle...
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Welcome Rob. Make sure you post pics next time, we will all be waiting with anticipation. We are Camaro Porn Addicts!

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 10, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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well i looked though my photo album and found this pics. they are really crappy since they are a pic of a pic that i took with my iphone. but this is before we dug her out of the grass at my dads house. as of now the car sits in my garage with no roof no front metal. i got the floor pans the other day and i am working on getting them in. I have a new roof skin, orignal fenders, hood, doors waiting at my storage unit and i replaced the trunk lid already. still alot more to do but for now the floors are up first. well here are the crappy pics.






ill see if i can find some better pics on my old computer. but enjoy what i have where for the mean time. she is a big rust bucket but shes mine.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 12, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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well guys im kinda bringing this back from the dead. im still plugging along on the car. again and always money is a issue. i got the floors in and new doors on. i did a rear disc brake conversion with 02 blazer calipers. And im going down Sunday to get the front disc brake setup, also got a master and booster off a chevelle that will be going on. Shaved the upper part of the firewall. Replaced all tie rod ends and upper lower control arm bushings and ball joints with new shocks and stock v8 springs. My dad and i fixed the rotted out frame rail in the rear and put all new air shocks and bushings in the rear. got the rear filler panel in and mocked up the passenger quarter panel with the outer wheel well. Got a 3 row racing radiator for her too and a B&M mega shifter.
im sure im missing some things but all in all im doing what i can when i can with the money i got. just need a few more body panels then i will have all the sheet metal i need to complete the project. Driver quarter and outer fender well and the inner fender wheel well for the front passenger side. Other then that everything is going good. ill see if i can get some pics up soon but shes coming along, slowly but its happening.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 12, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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here is a pic of my son pretending to drive the 69

Rear brake setup

firewall, still needs primer and a little fine tuning but its a start
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 12, 02:06 PM
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I'm really glad to see that you have brought this post back to life. We are just a few miles down I75 from you in Tampa.

Let me know if you ever want to bring your son for a factory tour
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 12, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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I will have to take u up on that offer one day. When he gets a little older. Thank u.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 12, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Well like I said Im going down to get my disc brake setup for the front and now im also picking up a cowl hood for her. One more piece of the puzzle
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Nice progress.


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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 12, 07:23 AM
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I will have to take u up on that offer one day. When he gets a little older. Thank u.

Sounds good.... let me know if you are ever in Tampa and can make it to our shop.
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