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General Discussion / Re: Car For Sale
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:20:11 PM »
a running 67 plain jane v8 camaro, with no body rot and is a runner, i would say 8-12k, without seeing pics.

Garage Talk / Re: Ok you Hugger Orange fanatics, this is for you....
« on: July 15, 2018, 07:29:11 AM »

( I am not a moderator, add what ever you like.  :))

Originality / Re: 1969 camaro 307 1 owner car ?
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:09:55 PM »
not a bad idea with the LS swap and suspension. guess it depends on budget, and how many drivers he may have already.

Originality / Re: 1969 camaro 307 1 owner car ?
« on: July 13, 2018, 05:47:23 PM »
just saw all the typo mistakes. sorry

Originality / Re: 1969 camaro 307 1 owner car ?
« on: July 13, 2018, 03:33:13 PM »
Out of the 3 - 1)strap-2)console-3)seat coverings, I only pointed out the 3)seat coverings as a definite departure from original and correct. I cannot comment on the other 2. I said that they, the strap and console, are options and possible, plausible, correct to this car.

As to the “clone”. Once your car, do as you please. It is YOUR car. If you want to make it into a clone, irrespective of which “will be worth more”, that is just your taste and ideas. The car is basically a “rolling canvas”, that the owner / artist uses to express their own ideas. It is far too premature to make that assessment to determine if the car best be left alone or modified based on a few pictures. Some guys will make the “clone” of their dreams, yet be mindful and appreciative of originality and keep the original pieces boxed up and not separate them from the car. You have many options. As far as value? Some will think the value is enhanced with that modification. Others won’t. So you will just have another segment interested, and value is not hurt. There is always someone seeking out a specific type (original,restored,hot rod, day 2, restomod). The list goes on. So you won’t be hurt no matter which way you go.
I agree (again) with Bentley, but I will add on.
judging only by the pics, the car appears to be very original, even with a repaint and the seat covers. When I view tis car what makes it "special", is it has not been made into a SS, Z/28, COPO clone. So in my opinion, what is going to garner the interest, and be more of a crowd pleaser is to leave it as stock appearing outside as possible. The green and DX stripe, while not super rare or highly collectable, is "rare" in the sense that you probably will not run into another car in that condition with those. Now if it were me, I would build a fun small block for it with 400hp or so and dress it so it looks like a 307. You could also have your trans gone through and ad a shift kit. That way you could still have a bunch of fun , but keep it original in appearance. A very cool Sleeper. Put the 307 on and engine stand. If you ever wanted to re-install the 307 you always could.
The car is yours to do as you like, but the car is "rare" in its current form. To many clones out there already, the fun cars to check out are the original ones for me.
What ever you do have fun with it. You only live once.  ;)

Originality / Re: 1969 camaro 307 1 owner car ?
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:52:22 AM »
it is also not tough to correct, if you so desired and go back with the black standard interior covers. I think the pics you posted look good.
As always, just really check out that body. As mentioned it probabley has had a repaint, so just look for signs of repair or body work.
I understand your excitement, but I would suggest to look at the car with a bit of skepticism. This way you really have a good sense of the car and can evaluate it, prior to purchase.
The mistake that is commonly made is guys get so excited they overlook glaring issues, and purchase a polished turd. Not saying this is the case for you, just make sure you really crawl and check the body everywhere.
have fun and good luck!

Originality / Re: 1969 camaro 307 1 owner car ?
« on: July 11, 2018, 05:09:44 AM »
I will concur, with Bentley as well.

Especially for a non SS, or high performance model, all the value is in the body, and then secondly how original it is, (in that order).

Even if the motor or trans had been swapped, if the body is nice your still good at 15K. the lower parts of the fenders may have a little rust, or the corners of the doors. check the rear quarters, and jack the car and just verify the floors are good. As Bentley said check out the frame rails and rear sheet metal. Behind the back window, can sometimes be an issue. The more pics you provide, the more we can help.
Looks like an ideal car to have as a cruiser,  Only mod I see so far is someone painted the grill, and the surround black. If it was mine I would go back with the factory colors. (body color surround, and argent silver grill). I also love the factory stripes.
keep us updated.

Good luck

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 69 Penske Camaro Replica
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:18:19 PM »
He might have that much into it. It looks like a fun creation, for what it is.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor..block stamp
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:06:50 PM »
Thanks for that tip, I was trying to figure out how to see closed auctions.

General Discussion / Re: Stolen at Goodguys columbus
« on: July 10, 2018, 06:23:59 AM »
What a terrible thing to happen to this guys dream car. Love to hear a Low-Jack story on saving one of these thefts. Ir would be interesting to know:
1) how often cars are getting stolen at car shows
2) what percentage of those car are 1st gen camaros

General Discussion / Re: Spare and jack mounting
« on: July 07, 2018, 10:40:59 PM »
Car looks great Bill!
X2. Very clean looking.
Also like the 66 Chevelle SS behind your car.

General Discussion / Re: Spare and jack mounting
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:53:29 AM »
 good job Bill. Take pic of your car at the show, I would like to see the color in the sunshine.


Restoration / Re: 1969 Z/28 Radiator Core - Source?
« on: July 05, 2018, 02:57:18 AM »
I am somewhat in the same boat. I talked to someone a couple months back that told me heartbeat city actually gets theres from a radiator shop that is local to them. They also will install the top header piece that was unique to camaro. I didn't get the name of the shop.
I did a quick search and the 2 closest look like avon radiator 282 852 1551
and more likely  north american radiator 586 254 1980

Worth calling to find out maybe. I was told it is cheaper getting it directly from them as well, go figure... :)

Post if either of those were the right one.

Good luck

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:37:57 PM »
Sounds like you made a life long friend. I would put him in your favorite sellers list. So anytime he lists something for sale you will get notified. Then I would send him a question every so often, with the words " I was concerned".  ;)

2 can play at that game... :)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« on: June 21, 2018, 04:39:57 PM »
Not sure about him, but it is the same with motorcycles and other vehicles. Over the years different stories are passed along. There is no CRG for many makes of Motorcycles so your mostly on your own doing research. So in the end buyer beware.

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