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AirBoyzT 07-27-2009 10:43 AM

In Iraq, Looking for a project
 
I'm looking to buy between a 1969 and 1979 Camaro. I would like it to be in running condition, however will probably restore a lot of it. My question is how hard is it to fix rust and flood damage as some of the vehicles I have found are like this. I am currently in iraq and looking for something to do when I get home. Also how hard is it to convert an automatic to a manual.
Thanks!
-Aaron

007s 'Vert 07-27-2009 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by AirBoyzT (Post 726950)
I'm looking to buy between a 1969 and 1979 Camaro. I would like it to be in running condition, however will probably restore a lot of it. My question is how hard is it to fix rust and flood damage as some of the vehicles I have found are like this. I am currently in iraq and looking for something to do when I get home. Also how hard is it to convert an automatic to a manual.
Thanks!
-Aaron

I have a 68 up for sale if you are interested contact me

My 76 07-27-2009 06:06 PM

As long as the rear frame rails are not rusted out the floor pan is not that big of a deal to replace. The best place to look for a camaro I have found is ebay motors. They have a large selection and there are some pretty good deals on there. I bought my car a 76 camaro off ebay motors for 620.00. It is not that hard to convert a automatic to a four speed. You will need the tunnel from a four speed car and the pedals.

Vash 07-28-2009 09:03 AM

My advice is not to mess with a conversion. Your gonna tackle a whole bunch of issues with an old car and you don't want just one more headache and hole that wants money & parts.

There are a lot of mods you can do to automatics and that's the route an automatic classic should take. When you change it you start going down a non restoration path. And the value will never be the best.

BlackSunsine 07-28-2009 10:59 PM

Hey AirBoz - Thanks for serving and I hope you make it back safe. Try to stay cool!

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CTRCS (Ret)


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