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onlytherich68

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Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« on: July 15, 2020, 05:48:30 PM »
So I'm getting my wife involved in the restoration of our 1969 Camaro convertible. We have a YouTube channel documenting the process..

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDdofNdm4qt3bZufWjJKcAw?view_as=subscriber


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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 08:15:51 PM »
Good luck with that. After almost 50 years of marriage I've found it better they not know how much things cost.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 08:25:12 PM »
I'm envious.  Looks like you found a good one.  All mine does is complain that I spend too much time and $ on the Camaro's.  But it wasn't an issue before that marriage license was issued, lol.  Time to trade up to one with a better disposition.  Everyone tells me that divorces are expensive because they are worth it!

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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 10:33:52 PM »
Actually she seems to be more understanding of the parts and supplies I buy now that she is involved in it... We shall see if it lasts.

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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2020, 04:17:35 AM »
I applaud you for taking on such a big project, both in the teaching and restoration. You guys make a good team
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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2020, 11:16:24 AM »
Getting your wife involved in the restoration will help in ALL Phases...  :)
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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 12:41:38 PM »
Here is our latest video showing our efforts with installing the floorpan and firewall part 1..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiYvfujhYS8&t=11s

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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 10:07:14 PM »
Here is the part 2 video where we finish up the floorpan and firewall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIFDFExbZp0

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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 10:42:53 PM »
Good for you both!
My wife was very supportive of my hobby, in fact she encouraged me to buy the car even while I was hesitant because of the size of the project. Only downfall is that given her support and understanding, I can't really complain about any of her indulgences....... but not that she has too many; it's a good partnership.
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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 12:43:55 AM »
It's called revenge spending. It takes a while for them to get around to it, but it will happen.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #10 on: Today at 01:00:04 PM »
so far, no revenge spending....yet...
Here is us starting the quarters and wheel wells..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNET_TRcbUk

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Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« Reply #11 on: Today at 01:48:00 PM »
Your wife (hot girl) is extremely well spoken, and uses good terminology (better than most male car crafters!)... which makes me believe she may have been a school teacher before she changed professions and went into Camaro Restoration...  :)

Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
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90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
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