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Camaro Update
« on: November 23, 2008, 03:22:07 PM »
Here are some pictures of my 69 Camaro RS being brought back to life.  Car was last driven in 92.  Enjoy!







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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 05:32:10 PM »
Nice job Damon, nice shop also.....

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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 05:38:42 PM »
I would kill for a shop like that....
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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 06:22:01 PM »
I would love a shop like that as well!   Its not mine ;-) either.  This is my nieghbors and the guy in the picture is the brains behind the excellent work, Tim Riel.  I stopped in today, front end is not in yet.  When it gets further along I will post more pics.  I will run a 383- 700R4 - 12 bolt with 3:73 so it will be a little more fun to drive. We are rebuilding all the original parts and keeping them on the side, 350 engine, 350 trans, and 10 bolt, steering gear, front brake rotors, etc.  Exterior and interior will remain all original as I do not want to de-value the car.  I am very lucky to have the build sheet (found on top of fuel tank), protect-o-plate, and original  MSRP as well.

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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2008, 03:39:46 AM »
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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 11:09:09 PM »
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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 05:29:39 PM »
Lookin good, dude!!
Awsome color and keep up the good work!  ;D
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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009, 06:18:21 AM »
The shop in OR, you or both?  Anywhere near Portland?
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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009, 03:13:40 PM »
Thanks Hakan.

68 Z, that shop is "Freds Car Barn" in Springfield, Oregon about 100 miles south of Portland near Eugene.  Contact is Tim Riel 541-915-7833.  They are a nieghbor of mine and run a lot of cars through that shop over the years.  This is my first car running through them and so far I am very impressed, excellent work.

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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009, 05:13:27 PM »
Thanks, Damon.  I live in Beaverton and know Springfield pretty well.  I just wondered when I saw the OR plate and would be looking for the car if it was around here.  If you ever come up this way, PM me.
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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 10:20:44 PM »
Update,

Engine is in, new vacuum lines for the headlights, brakes lines, etc.  The 700R4 would not accept the stock 350 crossmember or the 400 crossmember so we ordered a custom fit for the 700.  The Hedman headers touched the AC box, called them, they said to just "cut the box".  We ordered a set or Thorleys..  Wiating on them.

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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2009, 02:35:48 PM »
Looks AWESOME Damon. Great job!
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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2009, 11:39:45 PM »
Car is about 90% done, still need to replace the dash and vinyl top.  I have most of the bugs worked out and it is driving great.  I love the 700R4 trans combined with the 3:73 gears.  It sure turns heads!  Enjoy and thanks for all the help CRG!

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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2009, 11:09:48 AM »
Nice job.
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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2009, 07:51:25 AM »
Lookin good, dude!! Awsome!  :P
...recognize the interior....!  ;) ....but I haven´t seen that circled D in the shift column pattern before, standard or repro??
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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2009, 08:55:31 PM »
Thanks, that is a repro to use with the 700R4 trans.  Original engine and trans rebuilt and sitting in the shop.  I have the fun motor and trans in it now. 

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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010, 04:12:52 PM »
Hello-

Yes the shifter lens is aftermarket as I installed a 383/700R4 trans for fun. The original numbers mathcing 350/350 have been rebuilt and are sitting in the shop. Since my last post I decided to have the car stripped and painted.  The dealer add door ding bumpers drove me crazy, I could not get past them. Car was stripped and found to have a rusty pass. quarter panel and trunk floor edge.  We installed a new pass side quarter skin and a new trunk floor. I love the look with the door ding strips removed. I took this oppurtuniy to replace the body seals, window rollers, felt strips, and vinyl top as well.  On the interior I did a new carpet kit, steering wheel, and dash pad (factory AC).  As you may have read I also replaced everything on the vacuum headlights and now they function great.  Enjoy the pics.

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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2010, 05:35:27 PM »
yes, a nice clean look...now are we driving her?...383 go good?..Have fun...

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Re: Camaro Update
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2010, 04:08:09 PM »
Yes we are, I am ordering some Stahl headers this week to replace the Sanderson block huggers.  I hope they fit nice with the factory AC and Power Steering...  Should wake up the 383 a bit too.

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