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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 14, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Hello, from Iowa!

Always seem to end up reading threads from this site after googling things I'm doing with my car. So, I figured I may as well just join up...
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Jeff - Welcome aboard. What should we know about you and your Camaro? Pictures are always welcome - well of the car and sometimes the owners


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Jeff welcome, this the absolute best Camaro forum out there. More experts per megabyte than you can shake a stick at. Anyway you picked the best year, you are very wise.

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Welcome, Jeff Enjoy the cruise.
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Thanks for the warm welcome, guys!

Here's a pic of my car:

http://www.ouroldvictorian.com/camaro/camaro-7-13.JPG

And, here's my story (so far)...

My aunt bought the car, brand new in Houston, Texas, back in 1968. After a few years, she then sold it to her dad (my grandfather) and a few years later he sold it to my mom. In 1983, I bought it from my mom. It was my first car. I drove it to high school, and then started "fixin'" it up after I graduated and started college. I had VERY limited funds, and I was mainly concerned with the "looks" of it, rather than the mechanics.

Originally, it was Corvette Bronze with a black vinyl top (I have some pics of this, but I need to scan them in before I can post them). By the time I got my hands on it, the paint was faded to a sickly pink color, and the top was shot, so I removed it, and then had it painted the current maroon color it is right now.

In 1989, the front end was so worn out that I couldn't drive it over 35mph without it shaking and it was wearing the tires out faster than I could afford to replace them. So, I parked it in my parent's garage and bought me another car for a daily driver. My intention was to restore the Camaro, but life got in the way, and it just sat.

In 2001, my wife and I moved to Iowa, but the car stayed in Texas. Fast forward to July of 2013, and we finally secured the resources to have the car hauled to Iowa.

Last summer, I basically just got it running, replaced the gas tank, all of the locks, and did the brakes all around. That was about all I could do before it was time to pack it up for winter.

This spring, I started working on replacing all of the worn out front end bushings, .etc. That's currently where I'm at. I hope to have that completely finished in the next couple of weeks.

I have a new set of tires and wheels (Cragar s/s) that I'll be putting on once I get the suspension finished. I've chosen to go with 15" wheels, rather than the 14" that's currently on it. Also, after seeing what the Corvette Bronze actually looks like by viewing photos of other Camaros on the internet, I think we've decided to take it back to the original color, eventually.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 14, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Forgot the car stats:

1968 base coupe
327, 210hp
Powerglide auto transmission

Originally had the black stripe that went across the nose and then down the sides to the doors

Interior is black, pretty much still all original.
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Welcome, Jeff Enjoy the cruise.
Fellow Iowan here, Marshalltown - Marshall County, #64.
Cool! We're in Sioux City. Maybe we'll cross paths sometime!
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Welcome to TC

As above, great year....another 68 in the flock

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Welcome to the site you've been lurking around.

Great story! Nice to keep it in the family, eh?

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Welcome to the site. Your car sounds like mine, Corvette Bronze 210 hp
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Welcome to the site. Your car sounds like mine, Corvette Bronze 210 hp
Are there any pictures of yours online?
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Correct year as DougG states.
Nice ride, and, when you go to 15 inch wheels, be sure to have an all-wheel alignment.
Big difference froma regular alignment. all fluids, including gas should be full and all accessories, tools, as in spare tire and jack, and the like should be in the Camaro at the time of alignment.

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Welcome Jeff. We live in Waterloo, Ia. Looks like a nice car you have kept in the family.

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Welcome...

What are your plans now for the car?
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 14, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Correct year as DougG states.
Nice ride, and, when you go to 15 inch wheels, be sure to have an all-wheel alignment.
Big difference froma regular alignment. all fluids, including gas should be full and all accessories, tools, as in spare tire and jack, and the like should be in the Camaro at the time of alignment.
Thanks for the tips! I would have never even thought of doing that.
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