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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 17, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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New guy from VA w/ a '69

New guy from Virginia.

Recently picked up a 69 to play around with. Not real sure which direction I will go with it yet. For Now, I am just trying to figure out exactly what I bought.

The car is a bit of an odd mix of parts at the moment. Z/28 badges with a 327, Turbo 350, 12 bolt (4:11 posi, w/c clip eliminators and wilwood drag brake set,,,, but drums on the front). Monoleaf springs sitting in multileaf perches with wood as a spacer. Power steering box, but no pump or hoses. Comfort weave front buckets, but standard rear seat.

Just here to do some research before I start buying parts to get it where I can drive it. Going to try and sort out the mechanical stuff on it before I tear into it for paint.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 17, 07:02 PM
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Re: New guy from VA w/ a '69

Welcome and good luck. There is a wealth of information available here to take advantage of. Enjoy the new car...
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 17, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New guy from VA w/ a '69

Thanks for the welcome.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 17, 06:53 AM
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Re: New guy from VA w/ a '69

Welcome Barry!

so 1st, what does the trim tag say and the VIN? Camaro VIN, Cowl Tag, and other Numbers Decoding

Next you would have to get the casting and stamped numbers from the driveline components 1967-69 Camaro Drivetrain Decoding

Based on the clues, I think you have a base 327, probably a Powerglide and 10 bolt rear originally, with manual drums and manual steering. That version was pretty common. The 327 might be original, the trans and rear were likely swapped.

buying and installing multileafs should be straight forward. And getting discs up front. Sort out the steering too, easiest is to put the manual box back in for now. An upgrade to power steering is a bit more work.

Luck!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 17, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New guy from VA w/ a '69

Thanks Kevin.

To be honest none of that stuff was really important to me. I knew this thing was a pieced together pile before I bought it.

It started out as a base fathom green, w/ green standard interior, supposedly 307, column shift powerglide. It's nothing close to that now.

It's an earlier 327, double hump heads 461 casting, TH350 & 12 bolt of unknown origin.

Full interior was said to have come out of a rally sport. Deluxe front and rear door panels, 7K tach, console gauges, woodgrain dash. Rear seat is standard upholstrey, missing the shifter plate. No headliner.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 17, 10:16 AM
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Welcome to the Cruise,
Reads like a good project
I'm sure you will replace the wood spacers with alum plate.
Enjoy your journey and start a logbook.
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