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Old 10-10-2011, 07:31 PM   #326
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Have a 68 hardtop (in picture) and a 69 convertible. 68 was my first car, have had it 25 years now, just finished resto. 69 was bought about 15 yrs ago, restoration began shortly after purchase. lots of money and time invested.

To the one asking about restoring vs. buying a new one, depends on what you like. If you want something you will be able to get your money back out of, restore the antique. if you want something now, the new one is probably the way to go. You are likely to spend close to the same amount on either, depending on how much you can do yourself in resto. Also depends on funding. Restoration is difficult to borrow money for where a new car is a bit easier (depending on credit). you can always do your resto as you can afford parts/services, a little at a time like I did.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:05 PM   #327
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I've owned my '69 for over 20 years now. Since I've owned it, it has had two frames, a couple rear-ends, a few trannys, 3 small blocks and it's had it current big-block (396 punched .060 over) since 1999
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:36 PM   #328
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I have a 68 rs that's a shell right now.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:25 PM   #329
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Here is my 69 camaro, upgrading the engine.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:42 AM   #330
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I've owned the car for over 25 years now. Did a lot of work back then, but still alot more restoration to go.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #331
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hello everyone new guy have a 68
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:44 AM   #332
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Bought my 67 SS/RS in 1977. built 10/15/1966
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:31 AM   #333
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:40 AM   #334
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yea anyone that owns a 1st gen camaro leve your name and a post im curious how many people have a 1st gen

I have a 68 Camaro. Its my 1st car, got it when I was 15 and I still have it today which im 40 now. Still needs some TLC, its been in my garage pretty much its whole life ever since i moved out on my own. Im about to start putting money back into it. I also have a 2010 SS/RS with mods, getting bored of throwing money at it now and its time to move to the 68!
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #335
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Here's my 68: Big block with coil on plug fuel injection setup. F2 gear driven procharger. Still street legal, but need to add bigger fuel cell and radiator to do much street driving.




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Old 04-13-2012, 06:09 PM   #336
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Wow some really nice Camaros in this thread... I have a 1968 Camaro with a 396 big block and TH400 that I'm building up as a pro-touring Camaro. You can see my Camaro build-up here:

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #337
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69 z/28 and a 2011 ss/rs
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:27 PM   #338
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1968 Camaro-12 Bolt Rear-4 Speed Muncie-383 Stroker Going In By End of May-
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:32 PM   #339
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I have a 1969 Camaro SS and a 2011 2SS/RS Convertible.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:02 AM   #340
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I have a 69 coupe with a ZZ4 and M20 4 speed and a 2010 LS3 SS. My dad has a 69 Z/28 with 302 and M22 RockCrusher 4 speed, 69 coupe with ZZ4 and TH350 and a 2010 LS3 SS. It runs in the family.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:23 AM   #341
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I have a 1968 Z/28 302 M-21 24K original miles car. Its been in restoration since 1995 and just needs a radio...maybe I should just call it a radio delete car......

So all you guys with the G1 cars.....how many have modified (OMG!) the seat bracket so you can sit behind the wheel? I mounted the seat on a custom bracket (yes its removable) so I could stuff my legs in there....so I can drive it out of the garage and wash it, then put it back...its a total garage queen.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #342
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A black 68' SS setting in my garage, alongside my red 2010. Will have to take some pics to post soon!
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:44 PM   #343
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I own a 1968 Camaro. It has a 350 engine with a 700 transmission and 4.11 rear end gears. It is a fun car to drive around. It stays inside with my 2011 2SS.


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Old 05-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #344
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Cool Curt's 1969 Camaro Pro Street Project

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Nice cars! The first gen are the best (although, I like my 2010 too)!

Check out my completed project at http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101313

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #345
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I have a 1968 Z/28 302 M-21 24K original miles car. Its been in restoration since 1995 and just needs a radio...maybe I should just call it a radio delete car......

So all you guys with the G1 cars.....how many have modified (OMG!) the seat bracket so you can sit behind the wheel? I mounted the seat on a custom bracket (yes its removable) so I could stuff my legs in there....so I can drive it out of the garage and wash it, then put it back...its a total garage queen.
I have seat extensions in my 69. Pushed the seat back about another 4inches. Made a world of difference.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #346
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Just bought my first, 1st gen 1969 convertible. I6 plain Jane car. 58,000 miles. It was sitting a little too close to a garage fire. A lot of damage from the firewall forward.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #347
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Hey there. My name is Bob. Just got myself another old Camaro, 67 to be exact. Last Camaro was a daily driver mid 11 second 2000 SS I sold a few years ago. Last OLDer Camaro was 20 years ago...an 82 Z28.

I did have a few Camaros before that though, lol (in no particular order):
1968 w/327 and PG (column shift)
1969 w/307 and PG (column shift)
1973 w/350 T-350
1974 Z-28 4 speed (nitrous)
1975 Type LT 350/T-350
77-1/2 Z28 406/T-400 (nitrous)
1978 Rally Sport 305/T-350
1985 IROC 305/AT
and the 82 Z mentioned above....and probably a few dozen other toys...Novas, V8 Vega wagon, Chevelles, Mustangs, El Caminos, etc, etc...holy crap, to have them all back these days, I'd be rich...lol.

Anyway, I just picked up a 67 (EX 6 cylinder car), now with a 327/4barrel and PG trans., and open 10 bolt 308 rear.

Previous owner had it 12 years and in that time he replaced complete floorpans, rebuilt front and rear suspensions, converting to multi-leaf, re-did entire interior, swapped in the 327/PG combo out of a 67 Impala, he bolted on some longtube headers and a stainless 2 into 1 Flowmaster into two tailpipe stock style exhaust. I bought it mainly because I get sore for a week after doing any "involved" repairs or mods due to issues with my back, and this car has a very solid foundation that I can drive as I finish.

It's faded Nantucket Blue, but looks like it needs 1/4's sometime down the road. It also has a 600w stereo with a subwoofer in the trunk, lol. Not something I'd do, but sounds pretty darn good.

Bought it and drove it 85 miles home on the stock little 14" steel wheels & tires...which was an adventure, LOL.

Still un-decided on what to do under the hood. Leave it be? Build another 406? blah, blah, blah...who knows.

I'm also still un-decided on what to do to exterior. I actually think it's pretty awesome to have a car that looks like it's a daily driver, a little different than most, with some character and patina... I did bolt on the brand new spoiler that came with it though...kinda sorry that I did. :(

I bolted on the Welds the 2nd day I had it. Did a Powerglide to Turbo 350 swap the first weekend, carb swap a week ago, and already took the Weld wheels off for some Rally wheels (still waiting on the trim rings), this past weekend, lol. The Weld Draglites stain so easy (and were stained bad from sitting), and since the car is outside a lot, and I can't really be crawling around on the ground polishing them, they had to go. I have a total of $160 into the whole rally wheel setup. $60 for the two 15x7's and two 14x6's, $60 into the cheesy spinner caps, $25 for the 245/60's on the rear, and $15 for two cans of Duplicolor to paint them. Front tires came off the stock wheels, so that was a no cost swap.

sorry for the long first post....

Look forward to re-learning some stuff, learning some stuff, and hopefully sharing some stuff while I am here.

I know it's nowhere near as nice as most cars pictured before mine, but I gotta admit, it is nice being able to drive it anywhere, park it anywhere, and not flip out if someone leans against it, lol...

As I bought it, and drove it home: (Hadn't been on the road for 12 years, lol)



The next day: (the tires were too short, and the wheels were stained, but looked ok)




And this past weekend:
(Horrible picture in shade with cell phone, but best I got)




Interior: (I would have kept the column shift strictly because you never see them)



Underhood:
(Freshened up and detailed a bit, old 327 out of a 67 Impala)

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #348
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My 67 started life as a 6, 3 on the tree Ermine white with that same interior.
Thought I posted in this thread but maybe not... here is my 67 coming together







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Old 06-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #349
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #350
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