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Old 03-03-2014, 01:51 PM #1
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Wanting to restore a car some day...

I'm thinking about a '68 Camaro because my uncle had one. Any recommendations?
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:07 PM #2
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:07 PM #3
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:16 PM #4
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:38 PM #5
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:44 PM #6
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Yeah I have been Restoring a 72 Spider Fiat 124, and be prepared to spend a lot of money and make sure you know what your doing, The fiat Is practice for my next restore, 69 Fastback mach1 I would only recommend Classic cars.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:27 PM #7
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:03 PM #8
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Yeah I have been Restoring a 72 Spider Fiat 124, and be prepared to spend a lot of money and make sure you know what your doing, The fiat Is practice for my next restore, 69 Fastback mach1 I would only recommend Classic cars.
Why would you restore a classic car? They're slow and cost tons of money. Just buy an Evo or something that someone had a fender bender with and restore that.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:04 PM #9
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Why would you restore a classic car? They're slow and cost tons of money. Just buy an Evo or something that someone had a fender bender with and restore that.
because classic cars have history and style. Those are two things Evos will never have. They are works of art unike your snap together cars. I get the speed thing, but not everyone needs that. I like mine low, slow, curvy, and mean looking.. you can have your fast, boxy, cute electro stuff. To each his own

As for restoring a car, I say go for it. It is a huge investment, but you can majorly cut costs if you do everything yourself (maybe shell out for paint and chrome). I started my first restorartion project when I was 17 (1970 Buick GS). I paid $800 for the car and did all of the work myself. I only ended up spending about another $2k to restore it. Was it a 100 point show car? obviously not.. but it looked great and got a lot of respect. Find something that is running/driving but needs body work/paint and maybe some other small mechanical work. A 68 Camaro is going to cost you tooonnns of money, a decent platform for restoration alone is gonna cost you an arm and a leg. I would suggest a base model LeMans, Skylark or Torino for your first restoration if you are in to the muscle car era. Always remember to check the frame before purchasing.. look for rust holes (surface rust is ok), cracks or any other damage. If it has any of these, stay away. I have restored many cars over the past 10-12 years and I am an autobody tech.. so if you have any questions feel free to pm me, I am always up for some classic car talk
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:24 PM #10
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I've restored 3 vehicles in my life, a 69' Camaro SS convertible, a '63 Corvette Convert and a 1977 Ford Bronco. I say this with your interest at heart. It is cheaper and wiser to buy a restored vehicle than restore one yourself.

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Old 03-17-2014, 08:49 PM #11
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I used to have a 69' Dodge Camero too
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:39 AM #12
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:07 PM #13
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:43 AM #14
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because classic cars have history and style. Those are two things Evos will never have. They are works of art unike your snap together cars. I get the speed thing, but not everyone needs that. I like mine low, slow, curvy, and mean looking.. you can have your fast, boxy, cute electro stuff. To each his own

As for restoring a car, I say go for it. It is a huge investment, but you can majorly cut costs if you do everything yourself (maybe shell out for paint and chrome). I started my first restorartion project when I was 17 (1970 Buick GS). I paid $800 for the car and did all of the work myself. I only ended up spending about another $2k to restore it. Was it a 100 point show car? obviously not.. but it looked great and got a lot of respect. Find something that is running/driving but needs body work/paint and maybe some other small mechanical work. A 68 Camaro is going to cost you tooonnns of money, a decent platform for restoration alone is gonna cost you an arm and a leg. I would suggest a base model LeMans, Skylark or Torino for your first restoration if you are in to the muscle car era. Always remember to check the frame before purchasing.. look for rust holes (surface rust is ok), cracks or any other damage. If it has any of these, stay away. I have restored many cars over the past 10-12 years and I am an autobody tech.. so if you have any questions feel free to pm me, I am always up for some classic car talk
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:09 PM #15
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Na, buy a Porche that has some chipped paint and touch it up. Way easier to restore one of those.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:20 PM #16
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:37 PM #17
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"Originally posted by XSVterror16 V.4: Alright, let me break this down for you. Subaru is a company with stars and a blue background in it's symbol. The national color of Australia is blue and their nights have lots of stars in the sky. Subaru uses bockster motors from Porches. Subaru is Australian and uses Porche motors in their cars. Understand?"
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:48 PM #18
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Na, buy a Porche that has some chipped paint and touch it up. Way easier to restore one of those.
since when did touching up paint become restoration?
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:18 PM #19
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since when did having technology in a car become cute
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:21 PM #20
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the problem with old cars is that even when they're restored, they still suck :/
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:22 PM #21
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even fully modded a bolt on evo will wax it around a track or a new 5.0 with bolt ons will wax it on the strip
when i read jrow17's long winded blowhard rant all i can think of is who let the ricer "low n slow" guy buy a classic car lolllllllllllllll
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