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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 11, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to say Hi, and give some info

Still new to the site but been reading a ton here. The build threads are great, its everything i want to do.

A little about me. I'm here in Kannapolis NC about 30 mins north Charlotte. 42 year old kid at heart thats wanted to own a 69 camaro since i was 16. Well now as a adult and a wife who also loves them I THINK I CAN <LOL.

My problem: I dont know where to start as i didn't grow up working arounds cars and have no idea how to do anything related to building a car. I am going to have to pay to have it done. I love the build threads and know what i want but i hear some people say you'll spend more building one than just buying one already done. Can Any help or ideas about that. I dont understand all the X code stuff.
I need help reading codes.

what i like and want in a 69:
remember i dont know vin or trim codes or what came which way with the 69's so thats where i need BIG help.

RS hideaway headlights, i like the elect. ones i read about???
cowl hood
front and rear spoiler
4 speed M22(rockcrusher) i think ???
rosewood sterring wheel
rosewood console with factory gauges
deluxe door panels
houndstooth int.
396 or 427 motor< stock or built not sure yet. Can i even find these.
rally rims < but reading, there are differnt styles?????
10 or 12 bolt rear end< I have no idea which does what or is better????
rs and chrome emblems on grille,fenders,cowl hood
coupe with no vinyl.

I am asking for any info,help . Anyone know where i can locate a roller across the country or give a ball park amount i should pay< i know it depends on the rust.

Thx again in advance for sharing and i will be posting more and more here.

Guy
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 11, 04:07 PM
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Re: Just wanted to say Hi, and give some info

Welcome fellow Carolinian.

You're in the right place if you choose to build your own car, Lots of knowledgeable folks here and most are more than happy to help.

As for paying someone else to build your car my opinion is you will end up spending more than if you just find a nice one like you want already completed.

The market is soft at the moment and there are lots of deals to be had.

Good luck either way.

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Re: Just wanted to say Hi, and give some info

Welcome.

Yep, probably best to find one done close to what you want and make minor changes as time goes on.

Try reading stuff over on CRG on the X codes.
http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#XnnCodes

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 11, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thx for the kind words guys, I posted a tag of a car i am looking at in the "Tag Team" thread. I hope someone will help me decode what the car was org.
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Guy, not to discourage you about a project car. But you might want to read this thread.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=196588

Like I said above, I would try to find something close to what you want that is driveable now. I would not start with a project car. You will get frustrated. Find a nice driver and change things as you find time.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 11, 01:26 AM
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Welcome! Good advice has already been offered, so I won't add to that; you've come to the right place though for opinions, advice and help. The CRG site (links provided by an earlier replier) has a treasure-trove of info relating to 1st gens, and is well worth a few hours of your time to read and research.

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