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Post by Airborne T on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:13 pm

This is the car I am thinking about buying. I'm sure I can negotiate the price down. I want to add a chin valance (spoiler),a trunk spoiler, and window tinting. Other than that, this car is dead on to what I was looking for. Any insights from you guys? Things to look for? good or bad? I've already been going back and forth with him on the many add-ons.

http://classiccars.com/listing-162813/1968-chevrolet-camaro-ss-for-sale-in-toney-alabama-35773.html

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 OC on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:19 pm

that looks bad ass

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by Airborne T on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:24 pm

There is also a video on the towards the tabs at the top of the page. It is not the best quality, but given the junky camera it still sounds good.

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Sticky on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:29 pm

she looks very clean ... !!!!
i will go look in to it a little better here in a bit but she is sexy

19,500 does not sound like a bad price off the bat. looking at the video it looks like he has done a good job rebuilding that eng and the cam in it is nice!!!
only thing i see is it might not be street legal in TX

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Big M Easy on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:51 pm

As all the above have said BAD ASS!!!!!

1. Is it a real "SS" or clone? Vin can tell you and makes a BIG price difference.
2. If it's a real "SS" it's on the low side of the price range already.
3. While not outrageous .060 over for a 396 unless the block was checked for thickness is a little further than I would want.
4. Was the machine work professional with a reputable company or done in a port a john in the back yard?
5. Could be the video doing weird things but the hood looked like it lined up funny.
6. As far as add on's tint the windows if you must but leave it alone otherwise, Somethings don't need to be messed with.

All in all it sounds awesome and If you get it I hate you....That is all.

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by Airborne T on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:55 pm


This is also the parts list he just sent me:

1968 Camaro After Market Parts List

1. New PST Polygraphite front and rear suspension package.
2. Competition Engineering Slid a link Traction bars.
3. Lakewood Subframe Connectors.
4. Jegs 6 Point Roll Cage.
5. Griffon Aluminum BB radiator 1.25 double row.
6. Energy Suspension Polyurethane Body Mounts.
7. New rear Launcher mono leaf springs.
8. Upgraded 9 inch rear end with Moser Engineering 31 spline axles.
9. New Motive Gear 3.25 ring and pinion for street driving.
10. New Richmond Rear and Pinion Bearings through out.
11. Upgraded inboard rear QA1 12 way adjustable shocks.
12. Upgraded Eibach front springs and KYB shocks.
13. New American Racing 17 hopster wheels and cooper tires.
14. Auto Meter Gauges in console.
15. Cylinder Heads Refurbished with bigger valves, titanium seats, and porting.
16. Wisco Chrome molly piston Rings.
17. TRW Forged Pistons.
18. ARP bolts through out engine.
19. Erson aluminum BB valve Covers.
20. Power master 110 Amp Alternator.
21. Aluminum aftermarket Pulleys.
22. Black Magic Electric fan.
23. B&M remote transmission cooler.
24. MSD Ignition and Rev Limiter.
25. Edelbrock RPM Air gap Aluminum Manifold.
26. Milodon 8 quart racing oil pan.
27. Victor Aluminum High Volume Water Pump.
28. Melling High Volume Oil Pump.
29. Taylor Spark Plug Wires.
30. Headman Headers.
31. 2 Chamber Flowmaster Mufflers into 3 exhaust with cutouts and turndowns.
32. Optima Race battery relocated to trunk.
33. New Painless wiring harness used through out car.
34. Pre wired for Sirius Satellite Radio.
35. Refurbished interior with bucket seats.
36. Holley High Volume Fuel Pump and regulator.
37. Holley 850 Double Pumper Carburetor.
38. K&N Air filter.
39. B&M trans pack and shift kit installed into Turbo 350 Transmission.
40. B&N Mega Shifter custom installed in console.
41. Grant Classic steering wheel.
42. New Seat Belts.
43. Rebuilt Chevy BB 396 Engine
44. Rebuilt Chevy Turbo 350 Transmission.
45. B&M Fly wheels.
46. Jegs Mini Starter.
47. TCI 4000 Stall Converter with NOS Anti Balloon Plate.
48. New Grill and head light buckets.
49. New Air dam Spoiler.
50. New Trunk lid.
51. New Harwood 3 inch Cowl fiberglass hood and low tension springs.
52. Mr. Gasket hood locks with optional pins.
53. Rebuilt door hinges.
54. New trunk floor.
55. New rear frame rails.
56. New driver floor pan.
57. New solid motor mounts.
58. New subframe motor and body mount tabs.
59. New front and rear disc brakes with front cross drilled and slotted.
60. New 7 inch Mini Power Booster and Master Cylinder.

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:09 am

VERY nice, brings back really good memories. I'm a Mustang guy from the core but I started my "muscle car" madness on a '68 SS just like that (Red) with my cousin. I was about 10 he was around 17-18 and taught me everything I know about cars, engines, women, beer (way later)...you name it! Great, great memories. I say pull the trigger...looks like a winner.

I also agree if you do something maybe light tint but otherwise don't screw around and add something that will take away what you get day one.

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 R0LLING THUND3R on Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:35 am

That has always been my favorite car! Drop the Hammer on that!

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Sticky on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:06 am

S7 R0LLING THUND3R wrote:That has always been my favorite car! Drop the Hammer on that!

i am with thunder
but when you push that big boy to over 60 i hope you can afford the gas!!! i know my 02 TA gets around 23mpg when i am nice on her but push it just a little and that drops to like 17

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Coolhand on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:48 am

Very nice car - hope she treats you well Airborne

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:55 am

WOW! That looks like a sweet ride bro. FYI - My favorite muscle car of all time is the 67' SS/RS.

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:30 am

Wait...I never did notice how many miles on it... Embarassed
Edit: It says "It hasn't been driven 500 miles since restoration" but doesn't really say specifically--and then this:

Odometer Reading
N/A

(?) So...it has a brand new engine? Be careful...LOL Who knows why he'd be selling something like this anyway it's an obvious collector's item and he could get more. Could have just recovered from flood damage or something. Evil or Very Mad Suspect SUSPECT......

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Nate on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:29 am

thinking we might have to drive up there and check it out in person.

there are lots of places to look for rust and sh1t, engine work, pipes underneath, and the interior. i think a first offer of 15K is a good place to start and see where it goes depending on seeing it up close.

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Sticky on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:35 am

S7 Tico wrote:thinking we might have to drive up there and check it out in person.

there are lots of places to look for rust and sh1t, engine work, pipes underneath, and the interior. i think a first offer of 15K is a good place to start and see where it goes depending on seeing it up close.

agreed it could be a pos when you see it in person

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Big M Easy on Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:33 am

S7 Tico wrote:thinking we might have to drive up there and check it out in person.

there are lots of places to look for rust and sh1t, engine work, pipes underneath, and the interior. i think a first offer of 15K is a good place to start and see where it goes depending on seeing it up close.

I never found out if it is a true ss or not if it is then 19 is already the low side of the value.

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by Airborne T on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:38 pm

The guy seems legit with all of his emails. The fact that the HP for a stroked 396 (with a 420 lift comp cam and many accesories) only comes to 325, seems a bit low to me. The only real way to find out is to take the car to a dyno if I drive up to see it. I don't think he'd go for that though.

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Sticky on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:45 pm

it could be cool get it dino

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Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:45 pm

Of course he sounds truthful in the emails. Doubt he'll allow a dyno. But a good test drive (I mean really hammer it for a few quick burst) should let you know if the oil leaks etc.

Since he said "somewhere" around 500 miles on a rebuilt engine it may not be beyond the magical break-in point. In which case you could be in a world of trouble if he didn't break it in properly. During the break in period, mileage should have been put on gradually, not all at once. Hammering the engine for short periods of time causes increased ring pressure against the cylinder walls and helps to seat the rings properly. I get suspicious why he went through all that trouble to rebuild then immediately put her on the market....but that's just me.


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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by Airborne T on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:22 am

Thanks everyone for all of your help!!!

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Post by S7 Big M Easy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:49 am

Now hurry up and buy something. Lmao

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Sticky on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:33 am

S7 Big M Easy wrote:Now hurry up and buy something. Lmao

2nd that one
and get some pics of you and nates ss at a drag strip =)

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by Airborne T on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:38 pm

S7 Sticky wrote:
S7 Big M Easy wrote:Now hurry up and buy something. Lmao

2nd that one
and get some pics of you and nates ss at a drag strip =)

You would want to see two guys at the drag strip. However, I'll buy a camaro when I find one that I don't have some bad feeling about.

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 Sticky on Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:54 pm

some cars in el paso just to let you see what they are going 4

http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/cto/2145839423.html

http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/cto/2194399162.html

http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/cto/2181954501.html

http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/cto/2167002770.html ( only bad thing is car is in mexico lol but the city right by mine lol)


rofl
http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/cto/2177620951.html (seen this one in RL freakin\' epic car lol)

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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by Airborne T on Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:47 pm

Thanks to everyone for all of their input and help. The car I decided to go with was a 1969 Z28 from somerset, KY. A big thanks to Cheezy who took the time to drive over and check it out. Owe you big bro! Here are a few pictures from the purchase and some of the stats from when it was posted on the web.

Z28
NEW 454 crate motor
400 turbo transmission
Driver and passenger side racing harness
can be easily modified for drag strip
Exterior:
o Stock body and Harwood lift-off trunk.
o Mini Tubbed and Fitted w/billet Specialty wheels and 28x13.5 E.T. Streets small street radial in front
Brakes: Aerospace billet caliper's and cross drilled rotors
Chassis: 12 bolt w/moser cover, mini tubbed chrome tube viper and lower A-Arms 6 pt cage with removable door bars.
Interior:
o '69 Camaro seats and Interior covered in grey/white houndstooth
o le-carra steering wheel
o autometer phantom gauges after Jet-Hott headers
o aluminum water pump
o msd 6-A
o blaster 2 coil
o soft-touch rev control
o multistep retard














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Re: 1968 Camaro SS

Post by S7 OC on Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:19 pm

Very nice

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