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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old May 13th, 17, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie with 68 RS/SS

Hi everyone! I just purchased my first classic car, my dream, '68 Camaro RS/SS. I have always wanted one, because I love the look and sound, and my dad had one that he had to get rid of shortly after I was born. Some people call this my "midlife crisis" car, but I have been wanting one of these for as long as I can remember. I live a mile from Woodward Avenue, so the annual dream cruise and all the regular cruisers in the Detroit area have been taunting me for years!

My Camaro is in its original Butternut Yellow color and has been well taken care of and mostly restored. The car originally had a 396 in it, but the previous owner replaced it with a crate 350. It had factory AC, but that was taken out. I bought the car though a local broker and when I go pick up the plates in a week or so, I'm supposed to receive a box of receipts which will tell me more of the story behind what has been done and when. I do know it was made in LA and lived in Idaho and Texas for awhile before being brought up to Michigan last year.

I am a novice at working on cars and the lingo. I can do simple stuff like changing oil, filters, lights, etc., and I have done some brakes and replaced an alternator before with some supervision. I'm a fast learner and I'm willing to do work on my car myself, but I'm also very nervous about doing something to ruin my new baby! I look forward to using this resource to help me as I continue to fix up and take care of my car for many years to come.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old May 13th, 17, 03:03 PM
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Welcome Tim. We look forward to your progress and questions. Always nice to have the history of the vehicle and the repairs and modifications made over the years go along with the vehicle to the next caretaker.


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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old May 13th, 17, 03:05 PM
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Re: Newbie with 68 RS/SS

Congrats on the new car! I am in Grosse Pointe. If you need some assistance just PM me.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old May 13th, 17, 03:10 PM
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Welcome. With Team Camaro, Google, YouTube and a few tools, you can do just about anything. Nice car!
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Re: Newbie with 68 RS/SS

Welcome

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old May 13th, 17, 03:32 PM
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Congrats! Pics?? Enjoy the ride!!
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old May 13th, 17, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Newbie with 68 RS/SS

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Re: Newbie with 68 RS/SS

Congrats Tim
That is a beautiful car, but I may be a bit biased. lol.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old May 13th, 17, 07:23 PM
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Very nice! Your enthusiasm and willingness to ask questions is all that you need!

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old May 13th, 17, 07:57 PM
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Re: Newbie with 68 RS/SS

Hi Tim one of my Camaros is a 68 RS/SS 396 and like one of the other guys said utube videos are great help along with the guys here , so welcome and enjoy the ride. I always have to change things when I get a car and make it mine.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old May 14th, 17, 04:02 AM
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Re: Newbie with 68 RS/SS

Welcome, Tim, congrats on the 'mid-life' buy
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Welcome Tim, that is a fine looking '68 rs/SS. Good luck with it and remember that there is no such thing as a dumb question.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old May 14th, 17, 05:56 PM
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Re: Newbie with 68 RS/SS

Welcome Tim! I'm just south of you in Monroe and purchased my Camaro from a great guy who lives Warren MI. dream cruise country. I can definitely relate to your story. Trust me these guy's will give you good, sound advice based off of years of experience. Congrats and enjoy!
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