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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 18, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Good morning,
My name is Eldon and I'm a Camarohaulic. I recently acquired a 1968 Camaro Coupe. It's got a 350, powerglide, and 10 bold rearend on monoleaf springs. She needs new floor patches, trunk floor, and outer rockers. I want to upgrade to a Tremec 5 speed and a 4 link rear suspension. I have never built a car before, but I have always wanted to. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Look my project up on Youtube (1968 Camaro Project #1), and tell me what you think. Cheers!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 18, 03:54 AM
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Welcome to the site, Eldon!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 18, 04:24 AM
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Welcome! Before you start spending lots of money, get some opinions here from the knowledgeable folks on the cost of building a project car or not.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 18, 06:59 AM
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Welcome! Before you start spending lots of money, get some opinions here from the knowledgeable folks on the cost of building a project car or not.
Welcome Eldon,

I agree, you can quickly get upside down in $$$ with a rusty car. If your rockers and pans are rusted you may get into the frame rails, inner fenders, rear quarter, and etc. Paint is no longer cheap.
You can do the resto if you know how to weld and have a good amount of cash. The repro sheet metal is not easy to work with. You always have to have a first experience and you may be a natural at it, so I am not trying to discourage you. I have only done 3 Camaros and am still learning the right way to do things.
If time and money are not a concern, give it a try. Most of the time, guys get tired of working on them after a year or so and sell them in pieces for a little of nothing.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 19, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I am still working in the tear down and finding more rust. It's really not terrible. The quarters and outer wheel houses are good. My timeline is 3 or 4 years and $20k budget. Once I get the subframe off and the rear suspension removed, I'll be able to formulate a plan to replace the floors, frame rails, rockers.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 19, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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So far tear down has been going well. Lots of rusted nuts and cuss words. I love it!
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