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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 13, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Well I should've posted earlier but been busy. I bought a rare mustang on a whim and ended up trading it for two 68's. One a corvette bronze SS big block 396 4 speed and the other a
6 cyl parts car. I am restoring the SS as
A daily/weekend driver unfortunately the engine is not original at least block number is correct for. 68 but heads and rest don't match as far as I can tell.
Body in good shape except for rear
Quarter and all pans and trunk good as well. Also all interior and trim parts are there. It is being sandblasted right
now an quarter has been replaced.
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Restoration shop is telling me that Corvette Bronze is ugly and since engine is not original we should paint a different color.
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396 is being rebuilt. Any ideas on a good build combo?
Also what about a color change from factory color since engine is not original?
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Rally green with white interior is always an eye catcher!


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here is a picture of my 68 with the corvette bronze paint
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IMO, Corvette Bronze does look nice...

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+1 for Corvette Bronze!

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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 13, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks- the owner of the shop is telling me there is a reason that color was a one year specific-he says he did a firebird a couple of years back and he said it was ugly! I have only seen pics on the Internet and having a hard time deciding on color.
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Interior is black so green and white wont work
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here is a picture of my 68 with the corvette bronze paint



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How rare is the Corvette Bronze?
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Where is GA are you located? Near Augusta by any chance?

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How rare is the Corvette Bronze?
According to this website http://www.69pace.com/paint.htm
It came on 6.9% of all 68 Camaros. That was the original color my car was. I had a hard time deciding on what color to paint mine. It was tough to choose between the original color or the color I liked (Lemans Blue). Ultimately what I did is I used the line of thinking, if I were to go by a brand new 68 Camaro, what color would I select? This made the decision very easy.
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How Many 68s were Butternut Yellow?
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I like the blue!
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