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My 69 SS/RS Project started
« on: March 14, 2014, 08:29:34 AM »
Good day all,

I would like to introduce myself and my project in that great forum.

My name is Fahad from Saudi Arabia.

My project is 69 Camaro SS/RS.

I will start my restoration process with posting.

And I am proud to be here and glad to get members advice and comments.


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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 10:45:27 AM »
Good day all,

I would like to introduce myself and my project in that great forum.

My name is Fahad from Saudi Arabia.

My project is 69 Camaro SS/RS.

I will start my restoration process with posting.

And I am proud to be here and glad to get members advice and comments.


A big WELCOME Fahad. Glad you are here! We are "proud" that you are on this "great" site and want to learn more about you and your car. I see many things on your car that I would have questions about. Are there many Camaros in Saudi Arabia? You need a lot more pictures...so, please start get them on here. How long have you owned this car? How did you come about getting your car? What is it about Camaros that made you want to own onw? Do you have friends that have Camaros too? That orange car in your first post, who does that belong to? Welcome again.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 11:43:02 AM »


A big WELCOME Fahad. Glad you are here! We are "proud" that you are on this "great" site and want to learn more about you and your car. I see many things on your car that I would have questions about. Are there many Camaros in Saudi Arabia? You need a lot more pictures...so, please start get them on here. How long have you owned this car? How did you come about getting your car? What is it about Camaros that made you want to own onw? Do you have friends that have Camaros too? That orange car in your first post, who does that belong to? Welcome again.
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Thanks ko-lek-tor
There are around 20 1st Gen Camaros in my mind.
I will post more pictures.
I own it from 28-Nov-2004 (around 9 years)
I was searching for 1st gen Camaro, till I found it about 400 km from my city.
It really great look musclecar.
Yes I have friends in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait.
The orange car for my friend from Kuwait.

Many thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 03:43:47 PM »
Just curious Fahad, how is the metal holding up on the car? Is there much rust corrosion? From your pic the body looks very decent, but the vinyl top really looks dried out.  

Welcome to the site. There is some really good info to read here and many people that can help if you have questions.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 04:02:55 PM »
Hey welcome to the site!

IS your 69 a original export car? What does a first gen 69 like yours sell for over there? (In US dollars please) just curious.

What are your plans for the restoration? Stock? drag? auto cross?
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 07:13:08 PM »
Just curious Fahad, how is the metal holding up on the car? Is there much rust corrosion? From your pic the body looks very decent, but the vinyl top really looks dried out. 

Welcome to the site. There is some really good info to read here and many people that can help if you have questions.

Thank you 69Z28

There some corrosion and it will be fixed.

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 07:20:22 PM »
Hey welcome to the site!

IS your 69 a original export car? What does a first gen 69 like yours sell for over there? (In US dollars please) just curious.

What are your plans for the restoration? Stock? drag? auto cross?

Thanks BULLITT65.

The car bought from USA at Jan-1991, in my country 1st gen Camaros same mine condition sold for 13000 $

I plan to restore it to the original stock condition as much I can.

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2014, 07:22:03 PM »
awesome, I look forward to seeing pics from your build. What are the options your car came with originally?
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2014, 07:30:11 PM »
awesome, I look forward to seeing pics from your build. What are the options your car came with originally?

As per the tag decoding software from CRG


1 = Chevrolet
2 = Camaro
4 = 8-cylinder engine
37 = coupe body
9 = 1969 model year
N = Norwood, OH assembly plant
544009 = vehicle serial number sequence
 
Decode for body number: 185446
 
11C = Built the Third week of November.
69-12437 = Coupe.
NOR = Built in Norwood Ohio.
711 = Standard Black Bucket Seats.
--- = Car Color is SPECIAL PAINT

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2014, 07:31:07 PM »
Just curious Fahad, how is the metal holding up on the car? Is there much rust corrosion? From your pic the body looks very decent, but the vinyl top really looks dried out.  

Welcome to the site. There is some really good info to read here and many people that can help if you have questions.

Thank you 69Z28

There some corrosion and it will be fixed.


Your English is fairly good and it is easy to understand what your writing. We can fine tune that for you once you get to posting more.  Can't wait to see more on your car. Looks to be an SS... big block or small block? Your avatar shows an RS but your pic shows a standard rear panel. I really like the color. I am partial to dark blue myself.


Just saw the trim tag and it is a -- tag. Interesting what color your going to go with. Hugger orange??
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2014, 07:56:31 PM »
The Vtop is an after market one, originals had body color showing along the rain gutters.
 Did special paint Vtop cars indicate a top color?
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2014, 08:27:11 PM »


Your English is fairly good and it is easy to understand what your writing. We can fine tune that for you once you get to posting more.  Can't wait to see more on your car. Looks to be an SS... big block or small block? Your avatar shows an RS but your pic shows a standard rear panel. I really like the color. I am partial to dark blue myself.


Just saw the trim tag and it is a -- tag. Interesting what color your going to go with. Hugger orange??

The engine is 454 Big block Chevy. (see the attached picture)
The previous owner changed the taillights and removed the reverse lights and  blocked the place. (see the attached picture)

I am planning to paint it by red color with white stripes.

any suggestion for bright red color code?

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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2014, 08:37:17 PM »
The Vtop is an after market one, originals had body color showing along the rain gutters.
 Did special paint Vtop cars indicate a top color?

My Camaro is without Vtop.


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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2014, 08:40:08 PM »
Fahad, was the cowl tag like that when you purchased the vehicle?

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2014, 08:41:44 PM »
Red is a great choice!  ::)
52 52 is Garnet Red, which was the brightest factory color red offered that year.
Of corse with -- (special paint) code you could go with any shade of red you  wanted and it would still be considered correct.
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2014, 08:46:22 PM »
Fahad, was the cowl tag like that when you purchased the vehicle?

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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2014, 09:00:57 PM »
That looks like a fun project. Good luck and we all hope see pictures of your progress. Mine is also a 11C car and built only about 3700 after yours according to the vin #.
Red with White stripes is a great color combination. Have fun with your car.

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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2014, 09:17:00 PM »
That looks like a fun project. Good luck and we all hope see pictures of your progress. Mine is also a 11C car and built only about 3700 after yours according to the vin #.
Red with White stripes is a great color combination. Have fun with your car.

Thanks mickeystoys69RSSS

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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2014, 09:17:25 PM »
Interesting on the top. Was there halo trim if the car had the two tone paint or the trim that is showing on Fahads car now? Maybe a dealer installed vinyl top at one time? Wouldn't the pins under the trim indicate anything?
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2014, 09:24:25 PM »
Interesting on the top. Was there halo trim if the car had the two tone paint or the trim that is showing on Fahads car now? Maybe a dealer installed vinyl top at one time? Wouldn't the pins under the trim indicate anything?

I will check the original color during body disassembly process.

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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2014, 05:26:43 AM »
The vinyl top mldgs look like 67-68 camaro. Cool project. Keep the pics coming fahad!
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2014, 04:32:26 PM »
Great project, it looks dusk blue now, maybe it was just ordered sans stripes... which would have netted the - - on the TT.

BTW...Another 69 color which could have been on a - - car and is much brighter than Garnet Red is MONZA RED the Corvette color, it is also the RED STRIPE color on 69 Camaro's.
Car was originally a SB the underhood lamp is on the drivers side which is where the SB dipstick was located.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2014, 08:14:45 PM »
I haven't seen a Camaro special ordered Monza red from the factory. So that brings up a good question regarding his car: What percentage of the 69 Camaros were ordered with special paint, or stripe delete? ( I see on the CRG percentage by color, but not for special order)
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 Tuxedo Black      A  3.0  Tuxedo Black      A  1.5  Tuxedo Black     10   2.0%
 Ermine White      C 10.0  Ermine White      C  9.0  Butternut Yellow 40   1.0
 Nantucket Blue    D  5.0  Grotto Blue       D  6.0  Dover White      50   7.5
 Deepwater Blue    E  3.5  Fathom Blue       E  1.0  Dusk Blue        51   4.0
 Marina Blue       F 10.5  Island Teal       F  2.5  Garnet Red       52   7.0
 Granada Gold      G 12.0  Ash Gold          G  9.5  Glacier Blue     53   4.0
 Mountain Green    H  3.5  Grecian Green     H  3.0  Azure Turquoise  55   2.0
 ---                       Rallye Green      J  4.5  Fathom Green     57  10.5
 Emerald Turquoise K  3.5  Tripoli Turquoise K  3.5  Frost Green      59   8.0
 Tahoe Turquoise   L  4.5  Teal Blue         L  2.0  Burnished Brown  61   2.5
 Royal Plum        M  3.0  ---                       Champagne        63   0.5
 Madeira Maroon    N  4.5  Cordovan Maroon   N  3.0  Olympic Gold     65   5.0
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 ---                       Seafrost Green    P  3.0  Cortez Silver    69   7.0
 Bolero Red        R 16.5  Matador Red       R 12.0  LeMans Blue      71  11.5
 Sierra Fawn       S  2.0  ---                       Hugger Orange    72  12.0
 Capri Cream       T  4.0  Palomino Ivory    T  1.0  Daytona Yellow   76   7.0
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 Special Paint     O  0.5  Special Paint     -  2.5  Special Paint     -   1.5   ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) It was right under your nose there Bullitt65 :o ;D Looks like 1.5% in 69
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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2014, 08:21:27 PM »
Sorry, missed it at the bottom. thanks for posting.
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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2014, 04:37:00 AM »
I'm very curious what the original color was.
Originally a 4-speed or an automatic?

If you are determined to paint it red, I'd do the Monza Red with SS side stripes.
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2014, 04:55:13 AM »
I'd like to see the Monza, just to see a different color.
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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2014, 09:48:34 AM »
Good day all,

I would like to introduce my 69 Camaro SS/RS restoration project in Saudi Arabia, I am appreciating and happy to share it here, also to see members suggestion, help, observation and advice.

Let's start, my car is 69 SS/RS Camaro and located in Saudi Arabia and I am going to restore it to original condition as much as I can.






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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2014, 04:39:17 PM »
It looks like Chevy trucks are popular in Saudi Arabia too.   :)

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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2014, 05:04:09 PM »
It looks like Chevy trucks are popular in Saudi Arabia too.   :)

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Thanks 1968RSZ28, you are right.

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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2014, 06:59:20 PM »
the trim tag



Lets see some stuff that I need to repair.

Corroded roof panel



68 Camaro Dashboard!!?? (were made by previous owner)
Also, bad interior condition.





Under hood condition and 454 engine.


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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2014, 09:03:11 PM »
That sure looks like a 69 Firebird interior (dash, steering wheel etc) Maybe it morphed into a Camaro ???

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« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2014, 10:16:46 PM »
That sure looks like a 69 Firebird interior (dash, steering wheel etc) Maybe it morphed into a Camaro ???

Nope, it started out as a Camaro if the VIN is correct... 124379N544009

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« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2014, 10:59:08 PM »
That sure looks like a 69 Firebird interior (dash, steering wheel etc) Maybe it morphed into a Camaro ???

Nope, it started out as a Camaro if the VIN is correct... 124379N544009

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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2014, 11:11:11 PM »
 that dash area doesn't look quite right, maybe modified? Pretty interesting to see someone move the battery tray to the firewall. I have seen it relocated to the trunk, but first time seeing someone relocate to the firewall.
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« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2014, 11:15:03 PM »
Interesting...Looks more like a 67 Camaro/Firebird dash panel. Needs some forensic work done to determine what year it is. TT indicates a very early built 69 and if it is, what happened to the original dash panel? Do we have a mystery on our hands? I'm intrigued.
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« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2014, 11:25:40 PM »
The switches correspond more to a 69 firebird dash, but the 4 hole assembly in the middle doesn't ... is that for gauges, or AC?
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« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2014, 03:57:50 AM »
Are those pop rivets holding the cowl tag on ???

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« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2014, 04:06:28 AM »
Are those pop rivets holding the cowl tag on ???

Yup...

Fahad, was the cowl tag like that when you purchased the vehicle?

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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2014, 04:10:37 AM »
Firebird

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« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2014, 04:41:46 AM »
I found this pic of a 69 TA dash.
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« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2014, 04:49:45 AM »
Fahad, could you take some more close up or detailed pictures of the dash and the VIN (serial) number?
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« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2014, 04:50:45 AM »
firebird, and then quarters and tail panel swapped out? Possibly, or someone swapped out the dash.

Hey Fahad how about a pic of the Vin stamp on the top of the cowl? or about where your battery tray is on the firewall?
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« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2014, 04:52:07 AM »
"I found this pic of a 69 TA dash."

I saw those as well, seems like they all have those vents in the dash, and his doesn't  have those, but has the 4 holes in the center.
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« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2014, 05:33:20 AM »
Very unusual car Fahad has. I am so curious what he actually has, a Camaro or a Firebird. There are really only a few things that would confirm it either way isn't there? As already said, a replacement dash (fiberglass?) which does appear to be a 69 Firebird without the a.c./astro vents in the corners and the added 4 center holes and the dash pad looks more 67 with no drop down legs. Then all the Camaro body panels on it if it is a Firebird.  Would explain the 67-68 vinyl top trim too,but I understand that some installers used those even on some 69's. Here'a pic of a 69 Penske car with an added vinyl roof cover, unless that is really a modified 67-68 body.
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2014, 03:40:06 PM »
Did the Firebirds have the battery box located by the firewall?
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2014, 03:51:22 PM »
I have looked at many images of a 69 firebird engine compartment, and haven't seen one with it mounted on the firewall. I can't see why it would be engineered differently. Looking at the pic though i don't see a heater box there either?
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2014, 07:53:41 PM »
67 Camaro dash from my vantage point.
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2014, 08:09:21 PM »
that dash area doesn't look quite right, maybe modified? Pretty interesting to see someone move the battery tray to the firewall. I have seen it relocated to the trunk, but first time seeing someone relocate to the firewall.

Unfortunately the previous owner replaced the original dash by 68 Camaro dash from the junk yard.
The previous owner relocated the battery tray to the firewall. I don't know why??

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2014, 08:12:28 PM »
Interesting...Looks more like a 67 Camaro/Firebird dash panel. Needs some forensic work done to determine what year it is. TT indicates a very early built 69 and if it is, what happened to the original dash panel? Do we have a mystery on our hands? I'm intrigued.

Unfortunately the previous owner replaced the original dash by 68 Camaro dash from the junk yard.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2014, 08:14:15 PM »
The switches correspond more to a 69 firebird dash, but the 4 hole assembly in the middle doesn't ... is that for gauges, or AC?

The 4 holes assembly in the middle are fabricated locally for gauges.

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« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2014, 08:19:15 PM »
Fahad, could you take some more close up or detailed pictures of the dash and the VIN (serial) number?

Unfortunately the VIN (serial) number is removed with the original dash, but I got it from the vehicle registration paper.

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« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2014, 08:22:26 PM »
Fahad, could you take some more close up or detailed pictures of the dash and the VIN (serial) number?

Unfortunately the VIN (serial) number is removed with the original dash, but I got it from the vehicle registration paper.
That being the case, remove the cowl panel (panel between windshield and hood) and there should be a hidden Partial VIN almost in the top center of the cowl. Give us a full report.
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2014, 08:32:10 PM »
firebird, and then quarters and tail panel swapped out? Possibly, or someone swapped out the dash.

Hey Fahad how about a pic of the Vin stamp on the top of the cowl? or about where your battery tray is on the firewall?

The previous owner relocated the battery tray to the firewall. I don't know why??
The 4 holes assembly in the middle are fabricated locally for gauges.

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« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2014, 09:14:25 PM »
Here we go

Both of the 454 engine & tranny are removed.









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« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2014, 09:22:35 PM »
Thats a good start Fahad. Post the numbers of the engine block and stamp for us. Also the transmission stamp
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« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2014, 05:07:46 AM »
The block casting number 361959



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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2014, 06:17:09 AM »
this was originally a 4 speed car though right?
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2014, 05:16:30 PM »
 Also looks like air cond firewall?

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2014, 08:42:02 PM »
Subframe removal










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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #60 on: March 24, 2014, 12:47:44 AM »
No VIN tag - I'd make sure to ask the prior owner if he still has the 69 dash with the VIN. Very important part (the VIN).
Not sure where you would get the 69 metal dash parts except from a parts car.
Drum brakes? I don't think this originally was an SS then. Maybe a LM1?
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #61 on: March 26, 2014, 11:50:55 PM »
Tail light lenses are not RS and I do not see the cut outs for the back up lights in the rear pan so I don't think it is an RS either.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2014, 12:05:06 AM »
If you read his earlier post and pic, he says the RS tailights got swapped out at one point, and you can see in the pic he posted that the back up lights got filled in as well.
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« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2014, 12:08:27 AM »
Tail light lenses are not RS and I do not see the cut outs for the back up lights in the rear pan so I don't think it is an RS either.
I believe a pic was posted that showed reverse light holes filled in, in an earlier post in thread. I think Fahad should be checking that hidden VIN and making sure his car was not sent overseas because there is a problem with its history.
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #64 on: March 27, 2014, 08:16:47 PM »
Some stuff are going to the sand blasting.






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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2014, 08:44:02 PM »
I would hold off on sand blasting the steering box, you don't want small particles getting in through the seals and ruining it. The rest looks good though
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« Reply #66 on: March 27, 2014, 08:47:58 PM »
I would hold off on sand blasting the steering box, you don't want small particles getting in through the seals and ruining it. The rest looks good though

By the way I would buy repair kit for the steering box.

Many thanks for your observation.

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« Reply #67 on: March 27, 2014, 11:41:07 PM »
Some stuff are going to the sand blasting.






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« Reply #68 on: March 27, 2014, 11:46:19 PM »
Well you have plenty of sand there ;) I have blasted steering boxes before, i use small rubber hoses around the seal areas with lots of tape,seems to work good.That looks like a nice project,good luck! BTW were will you get parts from,& how long do they take to get there??
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« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2014, 11:51:29 PM »
Well you have plenty of sand there ;) I have blasted steering boxes before, i use small rubber hoses around the seal areas with lots of tape,seems to work good.That looks like a nice project,good luck! BTW were will you get parts from,& how long do they take to get there??

Thanks jacmac.

I am ordering parts from USA and the shipping take around one month.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #70 on: March 30, 2014, 08:11:40 PM »
My Camaro parts are back from sand blasting and painted.






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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #71 on: March 31, 2014, 02:54:38 AM »
Great start, keep up the good work.
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« Reply #72 on: March 31, 2014, 03:13:14 AM »
Great start, keep up the good work.

Thanks.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2014, 11:22:15 AM »
You displayed a new automatic transmission that I assume you will be using, correct? If not already planned for you will need a different cross-member as the one in your picture is for a manual transmission.
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #74 on: April 24, 2014, 08:48:45 PM »
Good story and write up Fahad and welcome, amazing where the famous 69 camaro can show up I'd of never thought Saudi Arabia- wow! its also kind of amazing what the previous owner did to this car. keep us updated
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #75 on: May 16, 2014, 08:30:49 AM »
You displayed a new automatic transmission that I assume you will be using, correct? If not already planned for you will need a different cross-member as the one in your picture is for a manual transmission.
Thank you for notifying me about it. So get one.


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« Reply #76 on: May 16, 2014, 08:32:19 AM »
Good story and write up Fahad and welcome, amazing where the famous 69 camaro can show up I'd of never thought Saudi Arabia- wow! its also kind of amazing what the previous owner did to this car. keep us updated

Thanks and I will do.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #77 on: June 23, 2014, 04:59:16 PM »
Here some of the front end preparation












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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2014, 05:28:42 PM »
Here some pictures of front disc brake conversion kit.



Unfortunately the caliper is installed in opposite way as per the following article from SUPER CHEVY mag.

http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/1404-disc-brake-conversion/viewall.html

The position of the caliper will be corrected soon.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #79 on: June 24, 2014, 08:06:07 PM »
That looks very clean. It looks like you are building it to be a driver right?
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« Reply #80 on: June 25, 2014, 01:58:34 AM »
That looks very clean. It looks like you are building it to be a driver right?

Yeah right.

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« Reply #81 on: June 25, 2014, 11:35:57 AM »
Looks like you are coming along on your project :) I'm removing my sub frame and detailing this fall.

Did you end up going with the 496 rotating assembly for your big block ?

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« Reply #82 on: June 28, 2014, 11:43:07 AM »
Looks like you are coming along on your project :) I'm removing my sub frame and detailing this fall.

Did you end up going with the 496 rotating assembly for your big block ?

Thank you janobyte and best of luck for your restoration project.
Currently I am keeping my engine as it is with planning for 496 stroker.

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« Reply #83 on: June 28, 2014, 12:02:37 PM »
Here is the rebuild of the power steering box

















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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #84 on: July 04, 2014, 06:06:15 AM »
Some of disassembly process for my 69 Camaro








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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #85 on: July 22, 2014, 04:27:13 PM »
Seems i seen you do a build on a chevy truck a while back.  If your the same person then you did a great job on that truck and i have no doubt that your camaro will come out great. Keep up the great work!