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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 14, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Cool 67 rs/ss 4x4

Hi to all, thanks for letting me join your forum. I have a 1967 rs/ss possibly 1969? I just inherited it so I am going to be doing some research. The Camaro is all there, hideaway headlights and all, but it is sitting on a professionally built 4x4 with drums all around. I want to bring the Camaro back to life and find a complete rolling frame basically. Anyone know if any of these exist? lol
I do want to keep it numbers matching. Thanks
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 14, 07:11 PM
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Re: 67 rs/ss 4x4

Why do people insist on putting classic cars on 4x4 frames. Don't get me wrong I enjoy wheeling my offroad truck and quads but would not put my Camaro on a 4x4 frame.

You will have to get pictures so we can see what damage has been done. The Camaros do not have a full frame from the factory so I can guessing some one drilled, cut and forces a normal 4x4 chassis under is.

If the damage isn't too bad, you might get away with just remounting stock style springs in the rear and finding a front subframe (aftermarket or original).

If they cut a lot out the rear, you might have replace the back sheet metal.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 14, 07:50 PM
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Re: 67 rs/ss 4x4

Welcome to the site!

The original camaro frames can still be found in salvage yards for pretty cheap. These cars are unibody rear, and front sub-frame. You can use a 67-69 camaro body frame obviously, or if they are not available, a 68-74 nova frame will work with minor modifications. They are the same frame with things welded in different places, and different holes. I have a nova frame under one of mine. Then all you need is a set of leaf-springs, and she's back to normal. All of the information you will need can either be researched or posted in the appropriate section. Answers come fast here. BTW 67's have vent windows in the doors, 68's do not, the cars look similar but it is one of the easiest ways to tell them apart. 69's have aggressive body lines on the doors fenders and quarters. Also, a 69 has 3 indentations in the front of the quarter.

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http://horsepowersports.com/bolt-in-...y-muscle-cars/

Someone does make a full frame for Camaros, The above is an example.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 14, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Why do people insist on putting classic cars on 4x4 frames. Don't get me wrong I enjoy wheeling my offroad truck and quads but would not put my Camaro on a 4x4 frame.

You will have to get pictures so we can see what damage has been done. The Camaros do not have a full frame from the factory so I can guessing some one drilled, cut and forces a normal 4x4 chassis under is.

If the damage isn't too bad, you might get away with just remounting stock style springs in the rear and finding a front subframe (aftermarket or original).

If they cut a lot out the rear, you might have replace the back sheet metal.
Hi, I just found out it is 1969 rs/ss , I will post some pics soon.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 14, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 67 rs/ss 4x4

Hi, thanks for the info and suggestions, the Camaro is a 1969, and has a 396 in it, i will be
posting pictures soon, as far as the 4x4 goes it was done by the builder of the original bigfoot before it became popular, so it is not just a slapped together 4x4. But i would have not put it on this nice camaro, the good thing is that he left the car all together, trim, interior and all, seems that he wanted something different like a camaro 4x4. I will for sure be hunting around for a roller, frame, that kinda of stuff. Thanks again.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 14, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Why do people insist on putting classic cars on 4x4 frames. Don't get me wrong I enjoy wheeling my offroad truck and quads but would not put my Camaro on a 4x4 frame.

You will have to get pictures so we can see what damage has been done. The Camaros do not have a full frame from the factory so I can guessing some one drilled, cut and forces a normal 4x4 chassis under is.

If the damage isn't too bad, you might get away with just remounting stock style springs in the rear and finding a front subframe (aftermarket or original).

If they cut a lot out the rear, you might have replace the back sheet metal.
Hi, I just found out it is 1969 rs/ss , I will post some pics soon.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 14, 06:42 PM
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Looking forward to photos of this one! I dont recall anybody else here actually admitting to owning one. I hope it's any easy change for you.


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 14, 12:27 PM
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Welcome Rui!
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