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Old 04-15-2018, 02:52 PM
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Hey, just wanted to introduce my 68 Camaro project. I've been reading up on projects and threads here for quite a while and I wanna say thanks to you guys...I've gotten a lot of good ideas and knowledge here that's helped me huge along the way! Anyway, I'll try to post up some pics although I must say that I've not had great success with actually getting them to post.
This project has been going for basically a year with some pretty substantial progress I feel. I'll attempt to go back and bring you up to speed and hopefully, in the process, I can help someone else in their project along the way!

Here's a few pics of what the car looked like when I started. I've had it since I was 17, so 26 years. It's seen several makeovers but at the time I started was a 427 BBC, Borg Warner T10 4 speed, 10 bolt, nice paint, 17" rims, 4 wheel manual disc brakes (that I was never happy with), etc. Nice car but had some issues that needed worked out to make it more reliable.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:34 PM
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image.jpgSo, here's where it started, when I first got the car 26 years ago, we put some driver/passenger side full length floor pans in it. At the time, that was the best you could do. We take for granted nowadays that you can go buy literally any piece (let alone a whole body shell) for these cars. Anyway, I was never quite satisfied with it and knew that before I did anything else to the car, I was gonna lay a solid foundation to build from. With that, a new one-piece floor pan, full trunk pan, driver/pass toe panels and one cowl panel were installed by a local hot rod shop.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:53 PM
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Nice Build!

That would make a cool license plate "Cha-Ching" several of us would get it
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Nice car,keep the pics and updates coming
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Nice! Would like to see more, keep it coming.
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Thanks for all the kind words, I actually had thought about using "Cha Ching" as the license plate...definitely seems fitting. I'll do my best to post more pics as I've got tons of them but I've had trouble getting multiple pics uploaded within each post for some reason. Further proof that you've gotta be smarter than what you're working with!
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More parts...sorry for having to do this the short bus way!
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I've learned lots on my journey thru this. Perhaps one of the most valuable lessons was that despite agonizing over certain parts and combinations and then pulling the trigger on said parts, it's funny how you seem to be unsatisfied with certain aspects of things and waste money along the way, all in the name of form or function or just minor direction changes. Case in point was with the hydraulic clutch that came in my American Powertrain T56 Kit...great kit and great people to work with but didn't use hardly anything from their hydraulic clutch kit except the braided line and a fitting. It's those seemingly small details that you don't know what you don't know at the time you're buying it! If anyone needs one, let me know, I've got a 95% complete Hydramax kit I'd sell...
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This was another one of those "minor direction changes" I was talking about. Since my original plan was to keep the 427 BBC engine until I could swing an LS, I opted for the Baer Remaster 15/16" with plans for manual brakes (the motor doesn't make enough vacuum to properly supply power brakes and I didn't want the extra clutter of a hydra boost). When I ordered the master, I inadvertently got the wrong prop valve from Baer so i had to order the Remaster valve. Maybe I should call this project "Nickel & Dime!"
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