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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 16, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

Thought I'd introduce myself as new to Camaro ownership and will be active on this forum for years to come! I'm located in the UK and have import a 68 Camaro RSSS. It's a car I've always wanted to own and managed to persuade the previous owner (who I knew) to sell me the car as a restoration project after sitting in a barn for the past 25yrs. I have stripped the car back to bare metal and have had the shell chemically dipped, as would suspect there are a few rust holes in rear quarters, floor pans, windscreen channels but nothing too major. The car is now sat primered for protection with the long challenge ahead to restore.

I want to order the sheet metal (roof as they buckled during the stripping process, rear quarters, fender, doors, floor pans) and have used the search feature which brings up many results of recommended places to purchase but mainly from many years ago. I was wondering where people recommend to purchase these body panels that are best fitting/cost/as close to factory standard lines in this current market or are they all similar and come from the same manufacturing company?

Thanks and will be good to get to know you all, even from this side of the pond!

Dean
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 16, 03:19 AM
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Welcome, Dean, to the Club.
Congrats on the project, correct year by the way.
Lots of talent and body experts here will follow up with suggestions for you.

Just a warning, you'll be gigged for pictures...

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Welcome, Dean, to the Club.
Congrats on the project, correct year by the way.
Lots of talent and body experts here will follow up with suggestions for you.

Just a warning, you'll be gigged for pictures...

Thanks, the 68 has always been my favourite preference...really can't wait to get started on the rebuilding and enjoy the car on the road. I purposely stripped the car down before I was even tempted to drive the car...I still don't know what it's like to drive a 60's Camaro!

Look forward to meeting you all and learning throughout the whole process.

I'll upload pictures but at the moment it really is just a bare shell...with all the parts taking up the conservatory!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 16, 04:03 AM
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Welcome, Dean! Best of luck with the car. It will all be worth it on your first drive.

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Welcome, from Yuma AZ! '68 here as well.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 16, 12:53 PM
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Welcome Mate. In general to answer your body panel source question; at the moment AMD - Correct As Original Restoration Parts for your car or truck project. panels are the favoured manufacturer for consistency however there will still be a lot of adjustment needed panel to panel.

They are sold and distributed in the UK:
Top Speed Automotive
6 Everitt Close
Wellingborough, England United Kingdom NN8 2QE
044-01933-225564

USAutomotive Ltd
19 St Martins Way
Bedford, Beds United Kingdom MK42 0LF
+44 1234 273155

Have at it and send us some photos.

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