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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 17, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Washington

Hi Folks, My name is Marlin and I recently picked a 1967 RS/SS and have started taking it apart to restomod. It got turned into a street/strip car, with more of an emphasis on strip, in the 1980's and I don't have the original engine, trans, or rear end. Still it is a relatively rust free car and I want to bring it back so it can be enjoyed.

I have been using this forum like crazy and decided to start posting and contributing since I find the people here so valuable.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 17, 01:54 AM
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Hey Marlin Welcome to the Team. Why not start a build thread to chart your progress? What are your resto-mod plans?


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Welcome, Marlin!

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 17, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I may do a build thread if I feel up to it. First I have to get enough posts so I can post pics.
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Start posting then lol. Welcome to TC!

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 17, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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I am posting.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 17, 01:40 PM
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Welcome, sounds like a nice project, similar to what I am finishing up. Have fun and post up pictures of your progress. I'll warn you now, it takes A LOT longer than you would ever think to do a project like this. Focus on keeping it fun.

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 17, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome, sounds like a nice project, similar to what I am finishing up. Have fun and post up pictures of your progress. I'll warn you now, it takes A LOT longer than you would ever think to do a project like this. Focus on keeping it fun.
What started as a re-wiring and an effort to seal all the holes in the firewall has turned into a complete teardown. I got a chuckle out of several posts on here describing that is how much 10 year 50K restorations start.

As far as keeping it fun I still have a 03 Z06 to drive around. I recently retired from the Navy so I have also wanted to own a 1967 Camaro and take care of it.

My unresolved issues are SBC or LS and how to strip the paint off the car.

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What started as a re-wiring and an effort to seal all the holes in the firewall has turned into a complete teardown. I got a chuckle out of several posts on here describing that is how much 10 year 50K restorations start.

As far as keeping it fun I still have a 03 Z06 to drive around. I recently retired from the Navy so I have also wanted to own a 1967 Camaro and take care of it.

My unresolved issues are SBC or LS and how to strip the paint off the car.
Don't chuckle too much, my project is at 9 years, 6 months and I don't even want to talk about how many $$$ have been spent. It's better not to think about it too much, I still feel it was worth it.

I thought about an LS, but everybody is doing those conversions, so I went with a much lightened BBC with very modern engine controls and a 6-speed manual, no more carbs. The driveability improvement is outstanding and it got 18-19 mpg on my first trip over 100 miles in mixed city/highway driving. So I can't complain too much. Makes a bunch of power to boot.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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Greetings MARLIN!

I'm X the bridge in Lakewood
Great to have a Camaro project! I got mine 8/2010, tore it apart 1/2011, entered auto body school with some VA money, had the car done in 2 years, heart attack, remodels, move to the rental....LOTS of life gets in the way of car builds. Finally fired the 327 the other day!

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SBC, BBC, LS.....it's all in what you're looking for to enjoy the car.

Buddy of mine has been wanting a LS, but has a fresh ZZ4 rebuild with a cam I told him to get, he just added FiTech, and car just runs too darn good right now to think about a LS.

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Welcome aboard Martin. I moved to Silverdale in 1983 when it only had one blinking traffic light (town had it installed but couldn't afford to make it a stop and go light). Lived on Ridgetop until '97 then moved to Muscle Shoals, AL. Lots of knowledge in this forum. I've found out that no matter what issues I encounter, someone in this forum has seen it and found a solution. As mentioned by others, pictures please.
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Welcome, Marlin, to the Club
Enjoy your new journey - make her the way you would enjoy the most.
My suggestion in removing paint, strip Camaro of her chrome and accessories, aka, lights door handle, etc., then select a level spot of driveway, lay down newspaper on ground about the Camaro, pour on Aircraft Stripper, and after you see it bubbling, scrape off onto newspaper with squeegee.
Bare metal exposed. Works great. Neutralize with water and wipe down with chamois.
Yes, tape over bottoms of windows so stripper does not get inside body panels.

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Welcome Marlin.
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