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Hi!
I am a newlywed and my husband wants to build us some first gens. He keeps bringing it up and asking me questions and I do not have a clue.
I have started doing some research, so I might have some concept of what he is talking about. I hope to find some basic information and move onto someday impressing him with my vast knowledge ;).
Pardon me for being TOTALLY wet behind the ears and possibly asking terribly dumb questions. I will do my best to keep them concise and not take up too much time. :)
Thank you for your help and patience.
Kami
 

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First off, congrats on being a newlywed. Second, welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll find lots of good info here. Been married 17 years and my wife wants nothing to do with "my toys" other than riding in the Camaro to make me happy and an occasional car show so you new hubby should consider himself lucky. How about talking him into a coupe and a convertible that way together you have the best of both worlds. You could have the same color combo or better yet make them polar opposites. Now that would be cool !
 

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Kami,
Congrats,and there are no dumb questions (some can be pretty funny though... like the 710 cap :D...flip it )
 

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Welcome to the Club, Kami, and congratulations on the marriage.

You have the right place to ask and don't be afraid to ask.
Give as much info as you can think when asking.

You might want to visit www.camaros.org to learn about the specific years and their differences. Always handy to take along a copy of Trim Tag codes to decipher the options/standard equipment the car was born with.

There are experts here to identify fake tags, so if you can, take a picture and post it here for validity.

Again, congrats to you and your husband on the marriage.
 

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I am a newlywed and my husband wants to build us some first gens.
So cool to see your interest...my wife if I need something just growls at me even after 20 yrs " For gods sake just go get it" or " can you leave it for next month, we have taxes, bills insurance this month" I still feel guilty lol
My wife sort of knows the basics, but she has devaloped an 'ear' that picks up anything wrong, doesnt matter what sort of engine...doesnt always know why, but always right.
Females for some reason have this fine tuned ear for engines...If they know about it.

TOTALLY wet behind the ears and possibly asking terribly dumb questions
Everyone here where wet behind the ears once, everyone has screwed up..thats why so many of the guys are so well informed and willing to pass on knowledge learnt over many decades....And Dumb questions, those are the questions stupid and gutless people are to damn scared to ask....and those who realy want to learn, ask

I do the work omn the cars, the wife has a knack of bring out a coffee...even dinner sometimes at just the right time....sits down lets me talk a problem thru, askes a few questions and some how suddenly everything becomes clear....or looks around and "what is this wire for?" often rely is snapped "nope nothing to do with it" and many times is" you know how to make me feel stupid" with a big smile lol

My wife doent enjoy the car shows, but car club runs, chatting to the guys who sort of chat her up...she gets a kick out of that, good for the sole lol...she doesnt alway enjoy the company of the other wives because often they dont want to be there...but those who do, and some have their own cars...she has a good time.

I have spent a lotof money on the cars over the years, now she want to do something...go to uni full time....she has supprted me for yrs , now her time to spend a heap of money.. a bloody big heap lol...and thats cool.

Marrage is a wonderful institution...
.just looking to see if the wife is around..nope im safe....
but like all instutions there are small problems..
like the wife and ma in law...

Got to go hear her coming lol
 

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Kami, congratulations on getting married and welcome to team camaro!!
 

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congrats on the wedding and for joining up...sounds like you have a great attitude for just starting out in a marriage...both to hubby and the camaro hobby...
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A Congratulations to you. Wow what a gal, here getting knowledge to get right up there for her husband, your a great one. You've come to the right place these guys here are pros and you'll learn allot. Congrats again a lucky guy he is.
 

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Hmm, I have shown this article to my wife and she immediately suggested where to place it..............I laughed and placed it in the trash can without help...........
 

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That is pretty funny! Is it more funny that someone wrote that out or that I thought those were implied wife duties. LOL. There are SOME good suggestions.
This isn't my first rodeo but I actually want this one to last, so why not (hopefully) form a lifelong hobby. Maybe we won't get bored with each other for a few additional years. HAHA.

I love the feedback and recommendations. So far I believe he does want a 67' and I am leaning towards a 69'. Go figure. I love the idea of making them total opposites. Very cool.

Thank you for the link to check out. Very helpful and I am finding the posts on basics very helpful. The more I am learning the more questions I have and I am getting excited to learn more.
 

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Very helpful and I am finding the posts on basics very helpful. The more I am learning the more questions I have and I am getting excited to learn more.
The Search function works very well and a ton or two of info can be brought up for review at your pace.

And the questions are? You might start thinking of a library, aka, a reproduction of the Assembly Instruction Manual (AIM) for the year. Most aftermarket places, plus sponsors here, have them and they contain good info as the name says, assemble the car. Swap meets and flea markets are good places for those blue Motors Manuals, especially, the ones closest to the year of car. I have 1969, 1974, 1980, and 1986 manuals I've bought over the years.
 

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Congrats on the marriage. My wife has been not only supportive about restoring a classic but she also literally jumped right into it. At first I thought "she's being supportive" but at the end she even picked what she wanted. First she told me "you can buy whatever you want as long it is a convertible" but then she decided she wanted the one and only car we went to look at. Her exact words were " We just won't be able to find a sexier car, look a those lines" so 67 vert it was. Now she's a part of it every step of the way and I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER.
BTW, welcome to the forum, glad to have you with us. Ask away and let it be a fun ride!!!
 

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Hi Kami, And congrats, best of luck to you.
Hey great name for a Camaro lover Kami Camaro. Ha ha just a little humor. :D

A serious question for you now that you are in Camaro World.
Great choice on the 1st gens. But? Will they be Numbers correct restos? Resto mods? Pro touring? or Pro street? Either way you'll find lots of help and answers on this sight. :thumbsup:

Welcome a aboard,
Jim
 

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I am not sure. My husband just ordered an auto fundamentals book. I am still trying to understand how the automobile in general works. I figured that is one good place to start. I really want to know what I am looking at before deciding specifics.
I do not know know which category I would place this question, but I have been wondering what makes a hot rod a hot rod.
I like Kami Camaro. Nice one.
 

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Hi Kami, I think the definition of Hot Rod is any car that has been modified from it's stock configuration to perform, handle, stop etc better than it's factory equivilent.

Glad you liked the nickname. :hurray:
Check out all the forums and look at what makes each car fall into a specific catagory You'll find the Purist to the Prostreeters and their all great just depends what you like. Look at the pics and maybe that will help you decide.


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Kami,
check out http://www.socalcarculture.com/ click on cruise nights up top. there's something just about every night of the week around here. wednesdays in el cajon, thursdays in la mesa, fridays in escondido and a few others i'm sure. my advice is to go to a bunch of cruise ins and just wander around looking at all the cars, and asking questions of the owners. you'll find all makes of old cars to look at, as well as different styles (pro-street, pro-touring, correct resto's, etc.). that will get you going with tons of ideas. cruisin' grand in escondido will probably be pretty big this friday. not sure if it's the last weekend of it or not, but it's labor day weekend so i'd expect a really good turnout. i'll probably head on up there. lots of nice camaros show up there.
 
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