Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Fort Worth TEXAS
Oh Wow. Newbie From DFW Have I got a Story...
Hey guys, just bought a 67 RS Camaro. Need lots of advice moving forward. I hope to be able to connect to some like-minded restoration peeps.
Just pulled the 67 in the shop yesterday. Started looking at all the parts which were in the car. From a previous 8 year stay in a body shop. They guy got the car out, and so it
was 18 years since he last saw it. His dad offered to help him restore it back when the car was a driver and the guy was graduating highschool.
Things went way wrong and he ended up losing the original 327 and trans for some work in the body shop that never did get done. Needless to say I now have a car with good glass, bumpers, body, new RS wheels, Disk brake rotors, hood, trunk and doors, fenders and lights, grill, seats, steering, but no brake booster, And all looking like you could just build the car back if you wanted to drive it.
Short a 327 and a trans.
Q&A? How do I determine if the rear end is a posi or not? Or did they make them back then? Also wiring looks good but it is a jumbled mess under the dash. Should I buy a harness kit just to understand where everything goes?
The body has been worked and worked and blocked and blocked. body parts line up good. But the carpet is still in on the floor. Should I remove it check for rust and perhaps media blast all the sealer under the car? To make sure metal is still good. The car has been stored for the last 18 years so do not see any rust anywhere.
Does the frame need to be removed? It looks like it has gloss black on it. And edges of the hood, trunk, door jams and inside the firewall and inner fender wells is all gloss black.
Can anyone give me a clue on what to do first for this Camaro? I just recently restored a 56 Chevy, but I had to put in the floor, rockers, patches, media blast it, seal it, and start from a rusty relic. This car is not that bad.
In fact, looks like you could put it back together and drive it around with primer coat. If you wanted a driver. Other than adding an engine, trans and driveshaft. What say, you fellows? Where would you go from here? I can send pics but I just don't know how here as yet.
Thanks for whoever reads this and wants to lend an ear.
Awesome to finally build the exact car I had when I was 20. It got stolen, stripped complete, handed back by the police, then I sold it as is for $1500. Nothing but a shell with wheels. They picked it clean of ever part removable.
Since then I've always wanted one again!
Paid 9K for it. 2 sets of wheels. 1 new set of Rallies with centers and rings. Has good seats, glass, trim, 3 stereos. new motors for lights, the only console got ran over during their moving process from a body shop to his garage.
What would be best info, books, pdf, service manual, restoration guides? or other info on restoring one of these?