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While I'm still a few years out from actually buying my first Camaro, its time to join up and get educated!
I've wanted one since first seeing them at the local Friday night burger joint cruises when I was a broke teenager. Wife, kids, and cars later I'm seeing a faint outline of a Camaro at the end of the tunnel ;)
The gameplan that seems to be sticking with me best is a '68 Z/28 pseudo-clone that will be driven, but forums like this have a way of inspiring other ideas... so as the title says, I'll be lurking!
 

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Welcome to TC :beers:
Hope you find the Camaro of your dreams :yes:

Lurk away :)
 

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Build a Pseudo Z28 clone, just don't badge it.
Kind of frowned on.
 

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Welcome to the site Alan. You don't say where in MO you are located. Both St. Louis and Kansas City have great Camaro clubs. Maybe you could check out their sites to attend a cruise or show and get some first hand information.

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Welcome to the site Alan. You don't say where in MO you are located. Both St. Louis and Kansas City have great Camaro clubs. Maybe you could check out their sites to attend a cruise or show and get some first hand information.

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St. Louis.
I'll check into it!
 

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St. Louis.
I'll check into it!
You are in luck then because I have met several members of the Gateway Camaro Club at some shows in your area and they are a great bunch.

Roger
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

Why not have a real '68 Z/28?
Purchase cost and the guilt I'd have to cope with for even considering non-stock modifications or upgrades.
I want a very "Z"-like car in the end (high winding, road-race vibe, etc.), I don't want to stray too far from the car's roots, and I don't want a racecar... but I am quite likely to lower it a bit, use an aftermarket block (Bowtie or Dart??) and heads and such for the engine, and maybe even use a non-factory color/decal package.
 

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These cars are like a blank canvas. If you can dream it, you can do it.
 

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My 67 was originally a plain Jane 6 cyl, 3 speed on the tree. It ened up with the RS lights, 406 sbc, and a 4 speed Muncie, amongst multiple other mods.
 

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That's exactly the canidate I'm looking for right there. A boring, realitively low value car with no cancer. I'll make it mine :)
 

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Gosh no, my car was riddled with cancer. Heck the only parts we didn't replace were the roofskin and the dash. Even put a new firewall in lol. I learned a valuable lesson back then...if you don't know what you're looking for, take someone with you that does. My new project is as solid as they come...but I learned the hard way.
 

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Gosh no, my car was riddled with cancer. Heck the only parts we didn't replace were the roofskin and the dash. Even put a new firewall in lol. I learned a valuable lesson back then...if you don't know what you're looking for, take someone with you that does. My new project is as solid as they come...but I learned the hard way.
Fair enough. Part of what I'd like to learn on here is "what to look for" specifically on these cars. I'd like to think I know how to spot a complete rust bucket; maybe even a polished turd but I'm sure there's more to it than just looking for bubbled paint and knocking on the body listening for dull bondo thuds ;)
 

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You also need to know where these gals like to rust. :)
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.



Purchase cost and the guilt I'd have to cope with for even considering non-stock modifications or upgrades.
I want a very "Z"-like car in the end (high winding, road-race vibe, etc.), I don't want to stray too far from the car's roots, and I don't want a racecar... but I am quite likely to lower it a bit, use an aftermarket block (Bowtie or Dart??) and heads and such for the engine, and maybe even use a non-factory color/decal package.
Agree, buy something to make your own. I too stated out with a I6 convertible and going Restomod with Heidts gear and an LS3. I have too much respect for the old SS's and Z28s to destroy one.
 
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