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Joe's 67 Camaro Project

Restoration Project

Please note.This is not my car. This is what mine will look like when it's done. (I Hope)!!!

This is the way I bought the Camaro before I started to tear it down for a complete restoration.

Floor is in bad shape

Rear complete window frame to be repaired.

Up on stands and start tearing apart.

Toe boards repaired before floor pan was installed.

Floor pan & rocker panels are in.

Windshield upper frame will need repaired.

Dash and lower windshield frame needs replaced.

Windshield Frame Install

Windshield Frame Install

Windshield Frame Install

Passenger door before repair

Passenger door before repair. Got the old skin off.

Repaired all the rust holes. Cleaned all the internal parts. Now going to connect door poppers. Then new skin.

Door handle shaved.

Door popper installed and working good.

Passenger door on. Next put front fender on and get door & fender straight,then work on new rear quarter. Front sub frame is on just no pic.


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Comments

ghpcnm on Nov 14, 2015 said:

Lots of work ahead for you, my friend. Keep us posted on your plans and progress.

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67Camaro on Nov 16, 2015 said:

Thanks,I have a lot more pics to upload on progress. Will be adding more soon.

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azmusclecar on Nov 15, 2015 said:

What's the plans for this ride? BBC, SBC, LS1, Ls2, Ls3 engine? Tranny? IS this a restomod or will it be a restoration? You must have some real skills to tackle this project. I'm mechanically inclined and bodywise challenged.

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67Camaro on Nov 16, 2015 said:

Plans so far are complete restomod,as you can see body is in sad shape.Have all new sheet metal.I have a sbc 350 I will be using,not sure on the condition of that until I tear into that.

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azmusclecar on Nov 25, 2015 said:

When I saw the finished car in the first pic I thought WOW this was the fastest resto I ever seen, even beat the TV show Overhaulin' where they have 36 people working day and night for a week. My son owns a 1968 SS Camaro, black with (embarrassingly) PINK stripes painted on by the previous owner. I like the tuxedo look....okay, clocks ticking....time to get to resto'n

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67Camaro on Nov 25, 2015 said:

Yep,I wish I was that fast! Even on overhaulin they let it slip out they take longer than a week. I have more done than I have posted,just haven't got all pics.uploaded.Right now I'm kind of in neutral,getting ready for a hip replacement on 12/18.But I hope to get back into my garage by end of the year.

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azmusclecar on Nov 25, 2015 said:

I believe with your talent and tools you could do your own hip replacement.......... I hope you have a successful operation and speedy recovery.

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67Camaro on Nov 26, 2015 said:

I may do that if doctor postpones my surgery again.

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azmusclecar on Nov 28, 2015 said:

WHOA! Look at that shiney sheetmetal, looks like the Camaro elves were at work over the past few days............looks great

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azmusclecar on Dec 3, 2015 said:

Master craftsman at work here...most cars in this beginning condition would have been scrapped by now. This is a true restoration........

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67Camaro on Dec 3, 2015 said:

Your right, most would be scrapped in this condition. When I bought this car I got almost all of the new sheet metal included plus two sbc,front conversion new disc brakes,and I got a good deal on the price. I just look at it like it's a big model car only instead of glue I weld. I'm in no hurry to finish it.

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azmusclecar on Dec 3, 2015 said:

I'm sure having the sheet metal thrown in was a big plus. Buying it is one thing but then to pay to have it shipped is another. Sounds like you got some nice added parts in the deal. I loved putting small model cars together when I was a kid. Now I glue everything to my sausage fingers. Welding is a skill I soon need to learn. It's stopped me from buying cars in the past. Maybe Santa will bring me a welder. I can use it to fix his sleigh......... :-)

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ghpcnm on Dec 3, 2015 said:

I tried my hand at welding a few times. It wasn't pretty.

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67Camaro on Dec 5, 2015 said:

It takes some practice. Mine weren't that good when I first started. I burned a lot of holes in the sheet metal.

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azmusclecar on Dec 7, 2015 said:

soooooooo, doing a skin transplant eh?

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67Camaro on Dec 8, 2015 said:

Yep,started to put it back together. Still have to mount the door popper then the new skin.

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