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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 14, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got my Camaro Project Home

I finally got my Camaro project home. I purchased it from a guy in Chicago and had to have it shipped to Kansas. It is a 1967 RS SS 350 Convertible. It was in better shape than I expected. Most of the metal has been replaced with AMD panels. It does need work on the floor pan and and a few other spots. Someone put 80% panels on the drivers side rear quarter and has some rust on the part just ahead of what wasn't replaced. I will have to figure out what to do about that. The door skins definitely need replaced.

I was quite pleased with the interior. The dash and front seats appear to be in great shape - no cracks in the dash and no tears in the front seats. There is only 1 small bad spot on the back seat.

I am missing an engine, transmission and front inner fenders. I have not done body work before, so I am open to suggestions in learning. I have a friend that runs a local Dodge dealership body shop, so hopefully he can help point me in the right direction.

I have been reading quite a bit on here and have learned a lot already.

Thanks

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 14, 08:58 PM
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It was in better shape than I expected.

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First off, Welcome Steve and hey, it is rare for us to hear your above statement, so you must have done a very good job inspecting the car or you got very lucky! You can't go wrong with a restoration of a Vert! Let us know how we can help.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 14, 09:50 PM
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Re: Finally got my Camaro Project Home

Welcome and congrats on the car. When you are ready, i love helping people when i can. Bring on the body work/fabrication questions. BTW are you planning on restoring it to its original glory, or are you thinking about going modern?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 14, 03:38 AM
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Welcome Steve - Excellent base to jump off from. What are your plans - restoration or Mod?


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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 14, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Finally got my Camaro Project Home

I plan on restoring, with a couple of changes. I want to end up with more of a driver than a high HP car. I would like to switch the Powerglide out for a Muncie. I was thinking about switching from Power Drum brakes in the front to Power disc's. I plan on keeping the original color, which was Granada Gold.


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I plan on restoring, with a couple of changes. I want to end up with more of a driver than a high HP car. I would like to switch the Powerglide out for a Muncie. I was thinking about switching from Power Drum brakes in the front to Power disc's. I plan on keeping the original color, which was Granada Gold.


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Congrats and welcome aboard. If you're going to a manual tranny go with an OD. I would go with a TKO 500. The little bit of added cost over the Muncie will be worth it and make the car a much better driver.

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Re: Finally got my Camaro Project Home

I will check out the TKO 500. Thanks for the tip.

Has anyone used a Gear Vendors OD kit in a Muncie? Here is what I was looking at.


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 14, 10:35 AM
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Re: Finally got my Camaro Project Home

Gearvendor works OK but they are bulky and cost about $3000. You can buy a 5 speed for way less.

If you are going from auto to manual you will need the bell, clutch etc anyway so really all your'e looking at the is difference between the cost of a Muncie (approx $1000) and a 5 Speed (approx $2300)
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old May 5th, 14, 11:51 AM
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Welcome Steve!

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