I've been hesitant to start a build thread because this project has been a bit scattered and taking a while, but it's picking up some steam so figured why not, I'll probably get good advice on things (and probably some critique too). Anyway, background. I'm retired and I wanted to get a European Exotic to play with, my better half gonged that idea and said I needed to fix the Camaro I have been dragging around the country for our entire marriage and long before. We agreed it would be a great project to get my sons hands on experience wrenching, learning how to solve problems, how things go together have some better life skills when they are older and aren't afraid to tackle projects. I bought this car in 1979 for $875, a classified ad in the local paper. It was born a 307 3 speed Saginaw floor shift in Lemans blue with the white hockey stick stripe. Over a few years of ownership one thing led to another and slowly a bit at a time became a bit of a drag car, always an SBC. I got parts from a friend's wrecked Z28 like engine, rearend, tach, console and gauges etc. Blew a few motors and transmissions, got really good at building them and changing them (in my driveway and a couple times on gravel parking lots where I worked construction). With 5.xx gears it wasn't much of a driver anymore, so it sat a lot, then followed me around the country for work always planning to restore it when I retired and now here I am doing it. The boys enjoy working on it now, as long as it's not more than a few hours at a time, and they can do the work and not just watch which takes a ton of patience on my part. It would move much faster if I did it all myself, but then they wouldn't learn anything. It will take a bit to get caught up to where we are currently but will post a bit at a time as I can get to it. Now that I'm done boring you with the background, here's a couple pictures of the car from way back when.