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Old 11-07-2008, 06:21 PM
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Nev's 68 camaro rebuild

G'day fellow muscle car fans.
I have only just found out about this site and I am glad to see there are others who have a similar interst to me
I am building a '68 Camaro (but nothing like Hellfire, I wish I could afford to)
Please see some photos of my car which is still a few months away form finishing
When I got our '68 it had a vinyl roof (beware of vinyl roofs, see photo) a stuffed 350 and rust around the rear wheel arches.
I thought it would still make a nice cuiser and I think it is getting there.

I stripped the car back to bare metal with paint stripper and found a few surprises, but in genral the car was solid, except for the roof and some rust around the rear wheel arches.
I have tried to do most work myself where possible
I am new at this Forum stuff so I hope other people will like my photos.


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Old 12-07-2008, 12:21 AM
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Nice... good to see another Camaro!!

Its a take over !!
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:10 AM
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Its a take over !!
Your'e tell'in me Shouldn't be long now, there'll be more Camaros on the road than HQ's
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:15 PM
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Hi Nev68,

Always a pleasure to see another 1st gen Camaro and you have the best year as well
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Nice car and welcome. Pity its not a 69 but close
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:53 PM
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Welcome aboard...lots of 1st Gen lovers here...

I envy anyone that can do this stuff themselves, I have neither the time nor skill.

Keep us updated on progress
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And mustangs well allmost welcome aboard
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:47 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement. I am amazed that there are so many 1st gen fans around.
I've always wanted a '68 Camaro and I am glad I now own one.

Our rebuild has been pretty good except for the day I pulled the vinyl roof off (see photo).
That was the day I realised I may as well strip the car right back to bare metal and fix the body properly.
Stripping the body with paint stripper wasn't fun. I did the same to our HQ coupe and promised I wouldn't do it again but......
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Thanks for the encouragement. I am amazed that there are so many 1st gen fans around.
I've always wanted a '68 Camaro and I am glad I now own one.
Welcome aboard.

Do youself a favor and setup an account with photobucket or similar website so that you can post pictures easier as you can see below..

What you do is upload the pics you like to your photoalbum and then just copy the link in to your post when you need to, then the photo pops up.

Good that you can do most of the work yourself.



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trial run using photobucket

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trial run sort of worked....

Copy and paste the IMG tag (not the JPG tag)

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Your'e tell'in me Shouldn't be long now, there'll be more Camaros on the road than HQ's
Probably passed that point already!
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Old 19-07-2008, 05:28 PM
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New roof going on

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trial run sort of worked....

Copy and paste the IMG tag (not the JPG tag)

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Thanks.
I'll try a few more pictures of the new roof going on



The old roof was not salvagable after 40 years of weather with a vinyl roof
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Old 19-07-2008, 05:42 PM
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A couple of more photos.
1. Lead wip of the rear pillar to rof join
2. replacing section behind the wheel arch
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Thanks.
I'll try a few more pictures of the new roof going on



The old roof was not salvagable after 40 years of weather with a vinyl roof
Love the lead wipe. Bottom rust repair on rear 1/4 looks great too!

Those vinyl roofs are a killer. Always worth looking out for the vinyl roof code and steering clear if possible. Never heard of a single one surviving. Apparently the original glue turned corrosive after a while.

Even if they no longer have the vinyl on, a fridge magnet does a good job of finding a bondo roof.
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