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Old 02-28-2012, 05:22 AM
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1989 Camaro with a 1969 camaro rear will it look good??? Opinions!!

I have been thinking about customizing my 89 camaro by putting a 69 rear window, with trunk, and rear section instead of the all glass hatch. quarters would stay the same to keep the straight lines instead of the curved on the 69. I can do it with around $600 in parts plus sheet metal. and a lot of welding.

I am doing a ground up build so I am not scared of the work I have to put in it

Just looking for opinions...

trying to see if anyone would be interested in the look of it or if it would be something someone would buy down the road.

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Old 02-28-2012, 06:53 AM
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I honestly am not sure what it would look like. Have you tried photo shopping the two together?
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:01 AM
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Yes I have, I don't really have the technical skill on the computer to put them together all I have is the paint program it is to hard to do on there. Downloaded Rinoceros but that is was to advanced for me.
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I think it would look awkward because of the rear deck length on those thrid gens. It's a lot longer than you think. Also, you might want to do some measuring to see if the 69 pieces can even be adapted. If you just want to get rid of the hatch glass, they make a bolt in notchback kit. I'm not a big fan of it, but it might be something that appeals to you:

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:01 PM
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I don't think it would look right at all as the lines wouldn't match.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:12 PM
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There is nothing more important in building something than mocking it up be it with computer software or cardboard or something. That is a LOT of work on a "hunch" that it may look good. Personally, I don't think it would at all.

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:51 PM
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I am going to sketch it up on a piece of paper from a diagnol view from the rear to see exactly what I am looking at. I finnally spent some time in paint and it came out looking kinda cool. I have seen the notchback and the zr1 lights and they look horrible to me. after I get the sketch done I will scan it and post it on this thread probably be a couple days.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:50 AM
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This is kinda what I will be trying to do I decided to change the quarters and roof to the 69 so the only thing from the 89 will be the front clip and the tire flare that I will have to weld on the 69. What do you think.

A little hint it looks better if you look at it from a distance cus the colors are a little off.


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Old 03-01-2012, 08:59 AM
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That does look remarkably good but I still don't get it. This is one of those times where I would suggest just make either car and not make a Frankenstein. Some times it really works, other times it doesn't. I don't know, I just see those beautiful 69 parts there and think, why not just build the 69?

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Old 03-01-2012, 09:25 AM
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I would love to build a 69 but I already have a rock solid 89 with no rust at all that would be a fraction of the cost to build. because I would not need any of the high dollar parts. The after market 69 ody panels are relatively cheap as well.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:24 PM
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you would need basically everything from the firewall back on the 69, it would not be as "relatively cheap" as you think. i gotta go with the previously mentioned, one or the other. if you just happened to have a 89 that was smashed in the rear, and a 69 that was missing floors, firewall and front cap, then maybe, just maybe think of combining the two. personally though, i would still just fix the 69 and part out the 89 but thats here nor there since you don't have a 69 to begin with. your money is better spent elsewhere imho...
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sell the extra parts build one year unless you want to keep it for ever because no one else would ever want it I think unless you gave it away. That would be a lot of hours welding wasted
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:55 PM
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This could be the first butterface car.
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I think you'll find it challenging, expensive, and worthless when completed. Finding a buyer for such a vehicle when you're done will be next to impossible.
I can speak from the experiences of a friend who built a custom '69 Firebird that is gorgeous, and profesionally done, but not eay to sell. My buddy's '69 Bird is a multiple show winner, but he's had it for sale on local Craigslist, Ebay, and at a local rod shop, and it's impossible to get a fraction of what he's spent for offers.
This is not nearly a radical a what you're talking, but it's a $60k build that has been up for sale for over 6 months at $23k, and still not sold.
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That is a cool car . I think it would sell if it didn't sit so funny. It has that old gasser look that doesn't fir that car.Get rid of the fender well headers drop the front down and add 7 grand to the price and will be sold easy.
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