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New Forum Member - Single owner car!
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:17:06 PM »
Hello.  Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi!

I am the proud owner of a '68 RS Camaro.  My grandparents bought the car brand new in late '67 from a dealership in Reading Pa.  My dad then bought the car from them in the early 80's and I've owned the car since the early 90's.  So, I like to call it a single owner car. :)

It's a '68 RS, 327/210 hp, Powerglide, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Factory AC, Deluxe interior.  My firewall tag is blank as my grandfather worked for the Chevy dealership and custom ordered the car.  It's Seafrost green with black interior.

Sadly, the car had quite a bit of rust from growing up in eastern PA.  So I've done quite a bit of body work.  The car was also in an accident and rear ended another car on the freeway.  So much of the sheetmetal has been replaced (both rear fenders from rust) one front fender, the hood, and nose pieces are all new.

The car is about 98% through a it's current restoration.  I got burned out of working on it for a couple years.  2 co-workers recently got '67's and are trying to re-energize me. 

I'm looking forward to learning even more about Camaros, and trying to help others as much as possible.  The car and I currently reside in Nor-Cal.

Cheers!
1968 Camaro RS - 327/210 HP - Powerglide
PS/PB/Factory AC
Seafrost Green, Black Deluxe Interior.
Been in the family since day one!

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Re: New Forum Member - Single owner car!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 10:27:42 PM »
Welcome Bob,  Great to have another Camaro enthusiast on board. Would love to see some pic's of your car, especially the trim tag.

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Re: New Forum Member - Single owner car!
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 10:31:46 PM »
Welcome to the party!

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Re: New Forum Member - Single owner car!
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 12:27:21 AM »
Welcome and post some pics of your ride!
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Re: New Forum Member - Single owner car!
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 12:42:41 AM »
reefer_bob?  Welcome oh chip off the old Woodstock! And, what they said!

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 12:58:09 AM »
Welcome Bob !   There's a lot of good info. here and lots of good people willing to pas on that info..
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 01:17:32 AM »
Wow, cool car Bob and welcome aboard! And in the family since day one makes it extremely special. Congratulatioins!
Here is our 68 and yours is probably farther along than ours but maybe there is something that can be benefical. :)
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
Post some pics.......
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Re: New Forum Member - Single owner car!
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 11:35:58 AM »
Welcome Bob to the CRG site, sounds like you are going to have one nice ride when the restoration is complete.
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Re: New Forum Member - Single owner car!
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 03:16:20 PM »
Welcome,

Would like to see pics, especially of engine compartment since we have the same power-train with factory ac.
Mike
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 03:49:10 PM »
:)

Not many pics yet, but i did snap this last night...

My friends kid me that it's covered in factory original dust... :P

1968 Camaro RS - 327/210 HP - Powerglide
PS/PB/Factory AC
Seafrost Green, Black Deluxe Interior.
Been in the family since day one!

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 04:25:50 PM »
My firewall tag is blank as my grandfather worked for the Chevy dealership and custom ordered the car.  It's Seafrost green with black interior.

The cowl tag is not blank, everything is there.  "- -" denotes special paint, but I don't know why it's stamped like that because Seafrost Green was an available Camaro color.  It should have been stamped P P.  Did your grandparents wait to the last minute to pick a color?

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 12:26:36 AM »
That wouldn't cause it to be special paint.
Maybe white stripes on it instead of black?
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 04:36:53 AM »
Nope, It has a black rallye stripe.  It is black below the rocker moldings. 

I was always under the impression that Seafrost was a '67 color, and it was blank because it wasn't a stock '68 color.  I've since come to the conclusion that that's not true.

Were '68s all one color?  Is my lower rocker trim the potential cause?
1968 Camaro RS - 327/210 HP - Powerglide
PS/PB/Factory AC
Seafrost Green, Black Deluxe Interior.
Been in the family since day one!

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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 06:24:40 AM »
Nope, It has a black rallye stripe.  It is black below the rocker moldings. 

I was always under the impression that Seafrost was a '67 color, and it was blank because it wasn't a stock '68 color.  I've since come to the conclusion that that's not true.

Were '68s all one color?  Is my lower rocker trim the potential cause?

Nope, Seafrost Green was not one of 1968 body sill color exceptions per CRG...  http://www.camaros.org/exterior.shtml#BlackoutPaint

Paul

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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 01:42:58 PM »
I'm not sure there is an exception color list to be found for 1968 as my original ZZ (British Green) has black rockers.

Steve