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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 12, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hello guys and gals, I am Rick from Collingwood Ontario Canada, In 1977 I purchased a 1969 rs/ss camaro conv. hugger orange,hockey stick stripes,300 horse 350 3 speed auto. loved that car !! In 1983 I sold it,got married and bought a house yeah should have avoided the drama and kept the car !! So 29 years later 69 camaros and certainly convertibles are out of my price range. So I have bought a 67 rs camaro. Pretty good shape for the most part. Most pressing concern is the left rear subrame has some rot just behind the the leaf spring connector front end, not shackle end. Originaly siera fawn with gold deluxe interior now bolero red with half black interior(all hard parts now painted black with black carpet) original seat covers,kick,rear and fold down seat carpet still in gold, headliner has been redone ina different gold. Do I replace interior with black or go with gold ? Was either a 2 speed or 3 speed console car not sure yet but has a 3 speed turbo400 with a cable shift [email protected] shifter now, 4 leaf 12 bolt rear end ? powerglides were single leaf. Question I thought all turbo 400's were linkage not cable ? I want to put a repro shifter and console back in it. That is enough for now
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 12, 09:21 PM
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Welcome Ric, post up some pics of the new toy!


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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 12, 10:10 PM
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Hey Rick, I've been to Collingwood many times. I worked for LOF / Pilkington for 18 years and would visit our plant up there often. Beautiful little town you got there. So welcome to the site! I'm sure you'll find all the answers here as there are some very knowledgeable folks here. Oh, and X2 on the pics!

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 12, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys thank you, Dan I work in the Collingwood LOF/Pilkington plant. 28 years of breaking glass !! I work on the "sunline" if that confuses anyone the glass grinding machines we use were made by the SUN tool company. I also work on the Bystronic line when needed. I will see if I can post a couple pics ?
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Rick sounds like a good project.


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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 12, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Here it is, I picked it up in a little town 5 hours north of Collingwood on the 13th december it had snowed the night before, but the roads were dry for the drive home ! First time the car has seen snow probably in 40 years. The hideaway's don,t work some one has pulled all the wires ! Thats how I found this site looking for a wiring diagram. Now I have to put them all back together to find out what was wrong in the first place !

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 12, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Brian . The hard part is done which is the new floor, Some guy in its past did an incredible job ! Finding someone to repair or replace the rear frame section is going to be a challenge, because that is way out of my skill set. The whole rear body is a-one but two doors and a fender are in its future,
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Great looking 67. Let me be the first of many to tell you that a cowl hood and rear spoiler did not come on a 67. Take a look at my sig to see how a know. I hear all the time!
I like it though. You got the right year! Did you confirm it's an RS by the cowl tag? Pretty sure 67 RS did not have electric doors on the headlights. They were vacuum driven. Great car, I am sure it will bring you many hours of fun and frustration all at the same time!



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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 12, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Yes I already knew that. Yes I checked the cowl tag it is an rs, 67 was the only year of the electric doors, I had a 69 ss convertible a long time ago with vaccum doors (someone had pulled all the vaccum lines , the cannisters were rusted out etc etc) You guys should have tried finding parts 35 years ago there were NONE scrapyard hunting was the only way !!!! Now its point and click and a week later it arrives at your door !!! Watched the video the sound of a 60's muscle car brings back a lot of memories ! I know some people do not like the add ons but I love the look of the spoiler and the hood !
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Hey, welcome to the site, mid-northern Canuck.

As per colour of interior...are you staying with present exterior paint...or eventually going back to orig? Is the car a #'s matching? I think this will be main factor in inside choice. IMHO

Like your area, eh? There's a particular plant in Creemore that manufactures a certain product that I only buy now. Once tasted...ya won't go back! You know what I mean.

Good luck on your new venture.

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Not #s matching, but the block may still be around. the guy I bought it off had a chance to have it put in but didn't know enough to do it ! So I will try and track it down. What I suspect is that it is a 327 210 hp 2 sp powerglide console shift car with a 12 bolt single leaf spring, what it has now is a turbo400 3 speed with a [email protected] shifter, originalshifter and console gone . it has a 12 bolt ,4 leaf spring rear which both of those went with the 327 275 hp car, MORE RESEARCH !!! One previous owner wrote gm and got back a list of options that were going to be on the car, but even their info is sketchy. according to them it was a power steering car but nope its not, the order and build sheets are the only true guides I know of. As for your favourite libatation the y are expanding !!
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Love the paint colour as it is, the interior hard stuff is all now black including dash pad and carpet, Headliner may be original gold and sails are gold, kick panels painted black, entire dash and door and rear metal tops painted black, I am tossed between going all black, or put gold in and leave the black parts as is for some future owner, its only been a week I have time to make up my mind. there must be 20 thousand left so it probably will be personal choice over exactly original. I am 55 and would like to drive it instead of tearin it apart.
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 12, 09:03 AM
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Hi Rick. I'm In Ajax, not that far from you. If it was originally sold in Canada contact GM vintage vehicle services. For $45 they send you all the info on the car, original dealer, purchaser, options, colours, etc. Also comes with some great tech info, such as specs for doing wheel alignments and stuff.
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 12, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Ajax is a long way from Creemore ! Yes it is a canadian car I have the dealer(stratford) and former owners from the used vehicle package the first 5 all from Goderich, the other stuff will come in handy. I have been on the GM Heritage USA site. It will be interesting tracking all the info down ! My son played ball with some kids from Ajax on an elite team in Richmond Hill a few years ago, ring a bell ?
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