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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old May 1st, 17, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from the Mojave Desert

I have had this forum on my radar for a few years now.

Sadly, my cars have been sitting because I have been doing a home remodel for the past 7 years. Remodel is complete and I am back on the cars

First on the list is my 67 Camaro. I started taking it down for paint ten years a go (I can hardly believe it) and it has had virtually no progress since the remodel began.

Some fairly detailed info is available in the garage is you want to check it out.

Some of what I am doing is as follows:

Going through the body panel by panel. I am not an experienced body and paint man, but I learn. This will end with a color change from it's current none factory red to factory Capri Cream.

Rewiring the entire car. I went form warning lights only to console gauges and in dash tachometer, so I think an nice upgrade from my hacked up job to factory type harnesses is in order.

I am simplifying the car. I went back to manual steering, removed the aftermarket A/C and the crazy audio system I had put in it years ago.

As a side note: I'm an old fart, turned 60 last month. My tastes have changed a bit to say the least. I like to tinker with this stuff and learn as I go. Fortunately my *tinkering* over the years has taught me a few things and among those things is to ask questions if I don't know.

Glad to be here, I'm sure there are folks here with knowledge and experience that I will need to draw from. Thanks ahead of time.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old May 1st, 17, 09:43 PM
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Yes, Welcome, Larry, to the group.
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Thank you guys, I appreciate the welcome.

Man, I have several typos in that first post.

As for PICs ... I like PICs and will probably have more than anyone cares to see at times

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Welcome Larry. You didn't by any chance just sell your power steering setup on eBay today did you? I was bidding on one sold in vegas.

67 RS/SS 350 4sp.
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Re: Greetings from the Mojave Desert

Hey Larry,
Its always interesting to meet a guy who lives in the desert and is taking out the AC.

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Welcome Larry. You didn't by any chance just sell your power steering setup on eBay today did you? I was bidding on one sold in vegas.
Yes I did.

And it sold at auction for more than I had listed it at *Buy it Now* to start. I just shipped it to Colorado.

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Hey Larry,
Its always interesting to meet a guy who lives in the desert and is taking out the AC.
Simplicity is my motto right now. I want to turn this car into a vehicle with no extras to break down on me.

The aftermarket (Vintage Air) A/C was put in the car before I got it. It wouldn't hold a charge and the case leaked in the cabin. The car was not a factory A/C car anyway and neither was my old SS350 from years ago, so that all leads my back to my motto ... Simplicity.

I'll put in a factory (reproduction) heater as I move along, but not a lot of urgency on it for now.

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That's funny. I asked the original question and bid it up at the end. I knew I should have took the buy it now.

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Welcome Larry, sounds like you have a solid plan and know where you want to go with the car, so enjoy and ask as many questions as you can!

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Welcome Larry, sounds like you have a solid plan and know where you want to go with the car, so enjoy and ask as many questions as you can!
Thanks Tim. In a nutshell this car is intended to simply be a driver car. Outside of the fact that it is a 1967 Camaro, it's nothing special beyond that.

I don't feel too bad about setting it up however I wish. The fact of the matter right now though is what I am doing is actually taking it back closer to factory specs in many regards.

Right now the problem seems to be getting questions posted. With my new threads having to go through moderator approval there is a delay period where I'm in limbo. Not sure how long that lasts.

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Re: Greetings from the Mojave Desert

Welcome to the site Larry, your Capri Cream 67 will be a great addition. There isn't many of us that have stayed with that color.

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Welcome to the site Larry, your Capri Cream 67 will be a great addition. There isn't many of us that have stayed with that color.

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Thanks Roger, I think I will like it. I bought a small test quantity and sprayed it on the rear of the car.

I agree, there aren't a lot of Capri Cream cars around and being a bit different is something I also like.

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Hey Larry, Welcome to TC! Nice to hear you are back on track

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Welcome Larry

Do it right the first time every time!
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