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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 15, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a camaro today!!

Hey Everyone,

Well I have a pretty cool story and I'm excited to share it with all of you or at least anyone who will read it...
A long time ago when I was 6 years old we had a neighbor on our street who was & still is a TOTAL Camaro Nut!! His name is Steve, and at 6 years old he helped me and my parents build a camaro(67 Marina Blue 327 rs w blue interior). It was my 1'st grade show and tell project and we loved that car. Unfortunately we never got around to finishing the paint and interior, i got more into racing dirt bikes seriously and the camaro got put on the back burner and we ended up eventually selling it to one of steves best friends who we know could finish the car and do it justice, so i could continue racing Steve moved away a few years later and although my family and him remained great friends we always longed for that camaro we sold wishing and hoping one day it'd come back.

Fast forward 14 years, I now work for Steve at his camaro restoration shop in granite bay and it has been heaven! Ive learned a lot and am continuing to learn from Steve every day. As some of you camaro guys may know the knowledge is absolutely endless with these cars and now that I'm older I'm able to retain more of some of that knowledge. Well theres a couple good parts to this story the first is that i did get to see our old 67 again, it came in for a bit and seeing her again just put a virus back in me and i knew i had to get my hands on it or another one. He wouldn't sell me our old one back which kinda sucks but yesterday he made me a deal that i Could not refuse..

In our shop tucked away in the very back is one of his cars that he's not yet started to restore. A very Gorgeous pieced out 68 coupe and today i purchased that 68 and am now a very very proud owner! After some digging I've found out that my new car is org. a Grotto blue with blue int almost the same as our old one. To wrap this up i am very excited to start on this journey again alongside my family friend / second dad steve and my parents and am most excited to finish it and not let it slip away again.

Thanks for reading, any positive comments would be appreciated & id love to hear of any similar stories!
-Nick
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 15, 03:40 AM
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Welcome Nick,

Great story bro. Glad to see you finally got your hands on your dream car(or one like it) after all these years. Good luck with her!

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Congrats, Nick, on the new journey.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 15, 04:11 AM
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Welcome aboard Team Camaro Nick. Post us some pictures of your 68 when you get a second.

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 15, 04:31 AM
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That is great news, Nick! Enjoy the project. Extra nice that you've got a good place to work on it and expert advice handy. Post up some pictures!

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Ahhhh, 68,.....a great vintage.

Congrats, and best of luck. Post some pics!

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Welcome. Good story. Glad to have you with us.
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Welcome to the club! Congratulations on your purchase. Looks like a nice solid start of another great build! Share with us pictures and details when you can. Good luck and keep us posted!


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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 15, 02:17 PM
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Great story,
I too am a little bias on the 68 post up a pic or two we love pictures here.
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Where is Steve's shop in Granite Bay?

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I can help you with that Scott.

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Nice intro Nick!

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 15, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,
Thanks so much for all the kind and encouraging replies, it really means a lot and is so cool to be officially welcomed to the club, well all my photos ive been taking are too big of size to upload so all I have is two from awhile ago... but good news is I've been working on her after work and organizing / inventorying all my parts & pieces. Will continue to share with you guys as I continue to work on her.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 15, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Dennis for the assistance! Scott you can call us anytime 916-837-1860 were open Mon-Fri 7-3 sometimes later. If your ever free you should swing by sometime I see your located in granite bay as well.
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