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Old 07-07-2011, 12:17 PM
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1968 camaro questions

hi im 19 and ive been interested in the 60's style camaro for years im in college now and starting to make money i am currently looking into a 1968 camaro for sale this weekend it lists for 2500 OBO and i asked the guy if he would sell it for 2000 after he hesitated he said hed take it if its still there. it has no engine or tranny in it guny need a new floor, hood, trunk, and trunk floor for sure. has no seats. he said prob guna need door skins fender outer wheel well and quarter. he has the title and its under his name. is this a good buy it has a good frame on it and other salvageable parts. ive looked at parts but am a little confused if i should buy imported parts a parts car or us reman parts. whats the diff in how much it would be worth when im done with it.

ps. not planning to sell it mostly wanting it for a fun show car and to enjoy

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hi im 19 and ive been interested in the 60's style camaro for years im in college now and starting to make money i am currently looking into a 1968 camaro for sale this weekend it lists for 2500 OBO and i asked the guy if he would sell it for 2000 after he hesitated he said hed take it if its still there. it has no engine or tranny in it guny need a new floor, hood, trunk, and trunk floor for sure. has no seats. he said prob guna need door skins fender outer wheel well and quarter. he has the title and its under his name. is this a good buy it has a good frame on it and other salvageable parts. ive looked at parts but am a little confused if i should buy imported parts a parts car or us reman parts. whats the diff in how much it would be worth when im done with it.

ps. not planning to sell it mostly wanting it for a fun show car and to enjoy
do you have the time , skills and place to work on it? if not i would pass. you are buying a lot of work that will be worth less than you have in it when you are done.
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What exactly is any good on this car? If it needs all that, you'd probably be money in to just buy a body in white and start with known good sheet metal and less hassle fitting everything.
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Well i want an original to gradually fix up fram and chassies is good glass is good has a dash and bosy isnt too bad all fixable
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I would save my money and just keep an eye open, something will fall in your lap when you least expect it. If you go looking for something, you often end up with the bottom of the barrel, this car is the bottom of the barrel.

Taiwan and Chinese reproduction parts are usually JUNK.

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although the sheetmetal produced for these cars are pretty dang good...(provided you go with the right manufacturer) i would pass on it.

Unless you have the skills required or wish to do it yourself and learn, you are going to pay someone upwards around $15-20,000 to do just the body restoration on this car. Done right. You are going to find more rot, once you start cutting sheetmetal out. What you see is just the begining.

What motor was in the car originally? If its anything less than a 327, i definately wouldn't fool with it. On the border line even with it being a 327.
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No im deff doing it myself i wouldnt want someone els to do it i enjoy learning and doin this stuff ive done it before its fun to do
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I know there is more rot under everything this is a project ive wanted to do since 8th grade ive had experience fixing cars and rebuild a great some of them i work for CAT at ppg im a mechanic there ive rebuilt boats motorcycles and cars ive got a grandpa who does a fantastic job on interiors and ive also done interiors with him as well so no seats rnt a prob im also a certified welder and have fabricated parts from scratch ive also been looking for a 60's camaro close by for 6 years and have researched parts and this is deff the cheapest ive found since ive had enough to buy it pluss it has to b halfway close by which is hard in ill
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Well i want an original to gradually fix up fram and chassies is good glass is good has a dash and bosy isnt too bad all fixable
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Try to find one that's ready to drive. They are out there if you look.
The one you want will take a skilled person around two years working 40 hrs a week to restore that car plus around $25,000.00
The return on a car like that is about 50 cents on the dollar and a big zero on the labor. Do your self a favor and go shopping.When you find one their will be plenty of work to do on it because it's an on going hobby.
Got to hand it to you for wanting to venture in but start with a little bite rather than trying to eat the elephant with one bite. Good luck.
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What sites r those for sale at? Everything i see that has a rough body just as bad as this one with engine and tranny that doesnt run costs 6 to 12000
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they are out there. A customer of mine just picked up a 69 302 car for about 11k.

Needs front left fender, inner fender, and 2 quarter skins. Only reason it needs a fender is it got bumped up years ago. Only 1 repaint and looks like it COULD be original...but isn't obviously with the repairs done.

Car runs and drives.....suspension / frame is solid..glass is good. interior is original, very nice shape.

Have to weigh out your options. You are going to have to venture out of your area though. If you've exhausted all your options and this is the only one you can truely find, and you feel you can be up to the task then go for it. Theres almost nothing more pleasing than taking somethin like that and turning into a show piece..
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After reading your posts its plain you intend to buy this piece of junk even though some very experienced people have suggested you walk. You asked and you've been given some excellent advice. Do what you want... its your money, but if it was me... I'd spend it on college since you don't seem to be able to spell or use punctuation. You'll need those skills if you ever expect to earn enough money to support a family.

Good luck...and run, don't walk away from this Camaro. You don't have the time and I'm guessing the money either. If you buy it now, it'll be back on Craig's List in 6 months for about half what you paid for it.

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Well my prob is i dont have that much money im wanting something i can work on and fix up gradually resale isnt too important but i would like it to b worth what i put in it i still havent seen it in person im wanting to get a body and frame then put a 454 fully fabricated built from scratch and a 5 speed tranny i mostly wana build and have that pleased feeling of building and learning ive been researching and i could buy the body parts for 2000 all us made so i figure a new body for 4 gs is that bad or am i dreaming? Im. Not plannin to finish for at earliest 5 years is that unrealistic?
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Run Forest run - Away from that car as fast as you can UNLESS you want a project like this Mustang that had a little rust needing fixed>>

http://www.spiuserforum.com/showthre...ng-rust-repair
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