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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 12, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone

This is going to be quite the thread... I have 3 beautiful Chevy's that I would like to share with you. One of which (The 68), was just purchased.

My name is Mike, I'm a moderator over on the MonteCarloForum. Live out near Philly, PA. I'm a Graphic Designer and I work at a software company.

Right now I drive a 2000 Monte Carlo SS and a 1998 Camaro.

Let's get to my cars. First up, my baby, owned since mile 0, currently has 183,000 miles on it. It's a Black 2000 Monte Carlo SS. This was the first car I actually modified, all my previous cars were basically just kept routine maintenance on.

Engine/Drivetrain: CAI, ZZP Stage 1 HVTB, ZZP HV3 Insert, ZZP ER Rockers, 180 Thermo, ZZP 304 SS Powerlog, ZZP 2.5" 304 SS Downpipe, GMPP Full Cat-Back Exhaust, custom tuned.

Suspension: Not much here, just front and rear STBs. Need to fix up some rusting out frame rails and radiator core support before I get crazy.

Wheels: I have 2 sets of rims, the ugly stockers that came with the car for winter, and in the summer I have 18" Polished Aluminum Eagle 077s.

Exterior: Painted bottom trim (silver with red), 2006 Stand-up Spoiler, IPCW Black Bermuda LED Tails, Tinted reverse lights, 3rd brake light overlay, Roof rails, Weathertech In-Channel rain guards, SLP Grille, debadged Trunk Lid, Silver Monte Carlo scripts on quarter panels.

Interior: Black and Red wheelskin, LED light swaps, Red Bowtie Headrests, Super clean black leather interior.

Future Plans with this car are currently on hold. During my last inspection, I was informed of very bad rusting going on with the car. I need to do my restoration a little early. Need to start locating body shops and getting real estimates on what I need to repair. I was going to be putting a ZZP Z3 Turbo on this year, but that is currently on hold

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Now for the Camaro

I bought this car last year because I wanted to get proficient with a manual for daily driving. Also I was ready to start working on the Monte and needed a second car for when I took it off the road. I found this beauty on eBay, no reserve, and snatched it up for $3200 bucks. Rare color, 5 speed, manual windows/locks, T-Tops. It was honestly everything I wanted in an F-Body.

I figured I couldn't go wrong with another L36 powered car, since the Monte has been crazy reliable for me. I also found out that the Bright Purple Metallic color was only available in 97 and 98, and in 98 only 380 cars TOTAL got this color. So I am sure I won't run into many with a car that looks quite like mine.

Have not done much to this car, as my money goes to the Monte. I have just been fixing it up as I go along. My only real modifications are a CAI and a Hurst Short-Throw shifter. Already has an aftermarket exhaust but it is so loud and obnoxious. I kind of hate it, but it's not broken so it's not worth putting money at it.

Here's a couple shots of the 98 Camaro:






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And my father and I went in together and are the proud owners of a 68 Camaro!

Here's the information from the seller:

Exterior

Burgundy exterior
SS grille and front fender emblems and SS gas cap
350 front fender emblems
Steel 2 inch cowl induction hood
Front air dam and rear spoiler
14 inch front and 15 inch rear American Racing Torq Thrust II aluminum wheels
Like new tires 215/70R14 on the front and 255/60R15 on the back

Interior

Black interior
Front bucket seats
Factory in-dash 120 mph speedometer and fuel gauges
Factory center console with horseshoe shifter
Aftermarket water temperature, oil pressure and voltmeter gauges
Grant GT steering wheel
AM/FM/cassette player with Kicker speakers

Driveline

350ci Small Block Chevy engine
Turbo 350 automatic transmission
GM 10-bolt POSI rear axle and housing

Additional Options

HEI ignition
Power front disc and rear drum brakes
Power steering
Chrome air cleaner and valve covers
Edelbrock 1406 single feed carburetor with electric choke
Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake
Headers with dual exhaust complete with tailpipes
Aluminum radiator

We also picked up a complete 2nd set of tires, AND got a spare.

And some pictures!














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Welcome, Michael, glad to have you aboard.
Nice corral you have.
I must say: correct year of Camaro, '68, of course, but any chosen vehicle satisfiying one's own preference, is good enough.

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Welcome -

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Thank you for the welcomes!

I have quite a lot to learn about this 68. I'm definitely a younger guy who knows all of the modern cars way better.

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Nice car/s. Welcome aboard!
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As a tip, go to www.camaros.org as you read, it may answer some of your questions.

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Welcome! Is that Cordovan Maroon?

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Welcome! Is that Cordovan Maroon?
Not 100% on the original color. I was just told it was Burgundy from the seller, and now I know that's not an original 68 color.

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Nice cars and welcome to the site

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