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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old May 24th, 15, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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The scrapper ain't gonna get her!

Good evening, All, This "nubile" is saying hello. I am obviously new to this site (and chat forums) but I have enjoyed a few muscle cars over the years - nothing fancy. In 1981 I found a 70 SS 396 El Camino in a ditch near a body shop. It was rough but I learned a lot. That is how I got most of my cars.

My current 1st gen Camaro (67/68) is a similar situation. Just a shell, no drivetrain, glass, interior, wiring, and rust. The reasonable thing would be to let it go but I guess I have become too stubborn. I'm gonna build it.

Hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old May 24th, 15, 08:54 PM
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Re: The scrapper ain't gonna get her!

Wait a minute? You get your classic cars from a ditch near a body shop? Welcome to the site, beware of the LS trolls(no matter what the subject they say "just put an LS in it").
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Duncan - Welcome to Team Camaro. Sounds like a great project. You should start a build tread in the Build forum to track your progress. You planning a restoration to factory specs or resto-mod for her?


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Just put an LS in it.

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Just put an LS in it.
Thanks, I feel better now.


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Thanks, I feel better now.


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Re: The scrapper ain't gonna get her!

Welcome to TC! Another thing you're going to hear: Where are the pictures?
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Re: The scrapper ain't gonna get her!

Welcome Duncan.

Does the car have a trim tag on the firewall? If, so post a picture and we can try to help determine at least some of the details of how the car came off the assembly line (exterior color, interior). And more if it is a 67 versus 68.

And a build thread is a great idea. If you decide to do that, post the link for that new thread in this thread so it is easier to find.

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Welcome. If the vin is on a plate in the front drivers side door jam, its a 67. If its on the upper dash then its a 68. Have a great weekend.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old May 26th, 15, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Re: The scrapper ain't gonna get her!

Thanx, folks. I will probably do a built forum as every aspect of this "car" will need to be addressed; not sure how to put a link in this "thread". I am sure I'll figure it out. The car is a 67, but I plan on 68 doors.

No chance of a resto.....there is too much work and this thing has been butchered way too much.....496 and a 4L80E and drive the wheels off it.
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The car is a 67, but I plan on 68 doors.
Welcome aboard Duncan! The hinges are very different between 67 and 68, changing to 68 doors is not an easy conversion. But plenty of time to research the details, in the meantime, enjoy the site and ask as many questions as you can

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Thanx, folks. I will probably do a built forum as every aspect of this "car" will need to be addressed; not sure how to put a link in this "thread". I am sure I'll figure it out. The car is a 67, but I plan on 68 doors.

No chance of a resto.....there is too much work and this thing has been butchered way too much.....496 and a 4L80E and drive the wheels off it.
YAY another big block!! You might want those wing windows with the amount of heat that comes out from under the car with that 496, at least I am grateful for them.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old May 26th, 15, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Re: The scrapper ain't gonna get her!

Post a link to the "build thread" in this thread? .....still working on that one folks...

Besides, I am not sure my build would be interesting to most of your readership. This is strictly/mostly what I would have done it back in 1979 or 80 if I had a welder (or $, or anything, whatever ever, concrete floor)...a tribute car for "back in the day".

I plan to box/weld in the lower control arms..14 gauge steel from bushings to ball joint. Cut subframe and weld in new steel to use factory trans crossmember (4L80E)....and other items...
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Welcome, Duncan and quite the project we would all like to see/read.
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