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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 13, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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69 Camaro Headed to San Diego

Hi. I have been perusing the forums for the past few days as I bought a 1969 L65 convertible. Everything is basically original and unmolested except a respray and replacement leaf springs. I am the third owner.

Time to start getting it into respectable shape. Yes, the seller used the wet car trick on the shot, but the car doesn't look bad even when dry.

I also have an 89, RS, 5-speed manual, T-Tops. 189,000 miles.
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Welcome, Joe.
Congrats on the buy. Looks nice. Details later?

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 13, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome guys. Some additional details - Rhode Island car, purchased from my wife's family. If you want to take a guess, I suppose I will reveal the price. Not a fantastic deal, but I think fair.

Numbers matching, motorized top, TH350 transmission, power drum all the way around, original black interior (no tears but worn and missing headrests), 10 bolt rear end, dual exhaust, and rally wheels (no center caps). Runs and drives, though left rear shock seems blown. Drove it form RI to western NY.

Nothing particularly special or unique, but should be a nice driver and very original, which is how I plan on keeping it. No plan for a tribute.

No rust or rot on quarter panels or frame. Not driven in winter and a garaged, secondary car for most of its life. No original Bill of Sale, but lots of paperwork. Wife's aunt has had it since 1974.

In terms of repairs/restoration, I am starting with the leaking top (Robbins or convertible top guys), refurbishing the dash pad (Knoch or Just Dashes), replacing the carpet (Knoch or ACC), refurbishing the rally wheels, getting center caps, tuning/cleaning the motor, rear shocks, and address some minor surface rust, and battery issue.

No major overhaul planned at this point. Just want to start driving and enjoying it.

I have been using the forums to determine how to source the repair parts. That is how I have narrowed the options above. Feedback would always be great, so I have decided to join and post.
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If you want to take a guess, I suppose I will reveal the price.
I wasn't asking for the price, only the Camaro's options and appearance.
Reads like a nice ride, well kept, and appears she is going to keep her patina with her - Cool!
Out of respect, most people don't ask for bought price - buyer's secret, unless he/she wants it known.

Is she being delivered?
Is another family member driving her out?
Are you going to drive her back? Make for a memorable trip...I-85 South to Atlanta then I-20 West to Texas, then I-10 West...

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 13, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately, I will have to ship the car from WNY where my dad is working on the car. Not enough time to enjoy the drive, but the cross county drive is great. I have done it 3 times in my '89, but not as far south as you propose. Always stuck to 70 and 80, which are nice through the mountains. Got stuck with the '89 on the Eisenhower pass once in early August. Huge snow storm shut down the interstate. Had to sleep on the side of the road.
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Welcome to the site. If you decide to install sub-frame connectors or upgrade the suspension let me know..... try to post a few pics of the car once you get out there in Cali.
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Welcome to the Team. Who cares about the price. It makes you happy and that is the important thing.

Glad to see another So Cal member on the board.

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No major overhaul planned at this point. Just want to start driving and enjoying it.
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Welcome to the site. That is a car you can have lots of fun driving. Hope you enjoy it .
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 13, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the welcomes. I have ordered the top, a new dash pad (which was an adventure), and the carpeting. I'm going paint the old rally wheels, find some center caps, headrests, and sun visors and the car will be complete once again.
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Nice car Joe - Welcome aboard. You installing the top yourself?


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Hold on with the dash pad. Maybe you can have it refurbished. Nothing beats an original dash pad.

And welcome. We need pics.
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