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TODAYS PROJECT 67 L30 RS deluxe convertible camaro

so i recently scored a decent barn find so to speak.
this 1967 Camaro L-30 ( 327/275hp ) RS Convertible Deluxe had been in a small old garage since 1987 and not started or out since . ( 26 years )
The owner passed and i bought the car with a LOT of NOS parts.

after getting it home , i had the engine running a couple hrs later and surprisingly ,IT RUNS GREAT. ( its a sbc so thats normal ..haha)

After cleaning the interior out ( whew - mouse *** ) but no holes and no wires chewed up - it just stunk )

i put it on jack stands today and figured i would go thru everything , fluids , lines , gas tank , BRAKES and check trans n rear so maybe i could dive it for the rest of the summer then do a full rotisserie over the winter.

anyways , heres the start.
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this is how it looked when i got it home . a few weeks ago
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WOW, I love both the before and the after you cleaned it...always keep the pictures of what it looked like when you first got it. It looks like a great platform to start the restoration..congratulations.

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That looks like a nice car to start off as a resto.
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What a find! I drove a 68 RS many miles, brings back a few memories, some of them pretty bad though! It was my Ex-wife's car.

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Outstanding - that will be a great project (and fun summer driver hopefully)!
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Should be a nice project...
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Awesome Camaro & Find
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Looks great now, can't wait to see it finished.

Safety tip: Careful cleaning out that mouse crap, breathing in the dust could possibly lead to catching hantavirus. Wear a mask and don't blow it around too much.
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now ya tell me
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Great find, lucky you!! Is that the original paint and interior? Doesn't look like there's any rust from here, do a full rotisserie resto, just don't repaint it. Restore the paint and interior if you can, you'll find that the value of your beauty as a survivor car is much higher than "restored" Don't lose the value of original paint and interior. if you can help it, try to renew as much as you can, of course much will need replacing, but don't repaint the paint. Remember, it's original only once. If your skills are not up to restoring the original paint, find someone who can restore the original paint, you just might find that it will look great and you have no need to repaint it, thanks to being under roof for so long. Survivor cars are valued considerably higher than resto...something to think about. Let us know what you think, Looks really good all cleaned up and washed behind the ears!!

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Thanks , it was a good find but every diamond has it flaws once you look close..lol
THIS ONE HAS A FEW THAT DIDNT SHOW RIGHT AWAY...

it was owned by previous owner sind 1981 or 82 so 30 or 32 years. thats good ..
Unfortunately , BEFORE THAT it had gone thru some " CUSTOM BODY WORK " ...still pretty original but the PAINT is not.
the car was actually ROYAL PLUM MET which is a rare color and the only year it was on the camaros ..so it shows in my books .
the interior is very much original but the drivers seat had a patch done on it ...GOOD JOB but a patch rather than new seat upholstery like it needed. other than that , ITS GOOD.
It is a numbers car with the original L-30 MM coded engine so that it a big plus.

I will probably put it back to royal plum and straighten up the interior JUST A HAIR to make it nice and MOSTLY original.
I have the original steel wheels and gm wire hub caps but those will be set aside and since i have a nice set of 14 in rally wheels with the 67 flat disc brake caps , THOSE WILL WORK JUST FINE for that little more muscle look.

Im sure i will be re-doing the body ...i will put rear 1/4s on it - someone did a poor lower reapir back in the day...and i replaced the Right fender with the NOS GM one that came with the car.

IF I GOT AGGRESSIVE , and ASKED A FRIEND TO HELP , i could probably have it done in a month or so,.and ready to cruise in PIGEON FORGE TN at the GRAND ROD RUN.
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GOOOOOOOOOOOD LORD... its amazing how one thing leads to another and before you know it your tearing the whole dam car apart. UGH.
i was going to just check out the basics so i can drive it ...NOW... front end is off and i put a complete new fuel system ..tank to the carb , complete brakes , ALL LINES , HOSES , WHEEL CYL, Master cyl so on ...
Water pump , and a COMPLETE new factory style dual exhaust...
UGH
drained the trans and oil n put new filters ..
HOPE i can get it put together and driving to take it to Pigeon forge by the 13th ...

i'll take pics and post later tonight .

Beats working !
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GOOOOOOOOOOOD LORD... its amazing how one thing leads to another and before you know it your tearing the whole dam car apart. UGH.
i was going to just check out the basics so i can drive it ...NOW... front end is off and i put a complete new fuel system ..tank to the carb , complete brakes , ALL LINES , HOSES , WHEEL CYL, Master cyl so on ...
Water pump , and a COMPLETE new factory style dual exhaust...
UGH
drained the trans and oil n put new filters ..
HOPE i can get it put together and driving to take it to Pigeon forge by the 13th ...

i'll take pics and post later tonight .

Beats working !
They always turn into waaaaaaaay more work than you think. You already have too many cars. You should've sold it to me right away. Now I can't afford it...
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