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Default Butternut & Black 1967 Camaro L78 124377L158248

I have been recently working with a Close friend on His car after he purchased it in May 9th 1982 and loosing focus on it and storing it since 1985. He has given me permissions to share a "Build" Thread here. We are looking forward to more work parties and the Goal of Finally cruzing together after 40+ years of anticipations

John & I were introduced to the "Trades" via a High school industrial trainee program at our local Public Naval Shipyard in 1981. We are from Different towns and schools yet out paths crossed. This does relate to the Car since we ended up competing for positions and obtaining our Marine Electrician Trade apprenticeships in the Same "Shop # 51" and ended up in classes and OJT work crews on the same Ships (Surface) and Boat (Submarines).

One day in late 1982 we were working on the USS Bainbridge (CGN-25) and during clean up he looked inside my Tool box and saw a photo of the Red Dog 1968 SSRS 396 Car and he made a off hand remark to the effect of, " Hey I have one of those (Cars)",,Ya , Ya Sure Buddie,,,

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Sourced from the Local Auto Rag in the Day "Piston & Rudder" auto trader weekly.

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OK. This should lead us into the story;
1982/1983

Purchase No Motor, No Trans, W/ Orig 4.88 12 bolt rear. Prior owners were modifying the car for Drag racing purposes. Including Knap-Rolled on enamel house paint (Green).
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I for one am looking forward to this thread. Clarification on paint....black lower with butternut yellow painted top?
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Wow...factory 4.88s, awesome.
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Yes 1967 4K w/ 488! Wyoming Car (Cody)
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I for one am looking forward to this thread. Clarification on paint....black lower with butternut yellow painted top?
Factory built as a "Y2"
Butternut Yellow with RPO C08 Black vinyl top.

in the above shot you can see the yellow found under the old V top he removed, If I recall they even rolled paint on the black V top, he said the work was horrendous & was purchased as a project car from the get go.

The kicker is they offered the Factory Orig installed motor and trans, but DOH John wanted more power 454/ street machine of the early eighties, no interest in matching drive train back in the day for a Street strip car build. So the Orig parts are still out there in the hobby somewhere.
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Any updates on this car?
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John worked the Paint & Body in 80's Ditlzer DDL at his home garage, Nice period product for the DIY'er. A fly in the Paint, just wet sand and reshoot. He tells of even a Lot of Help from a girl friend at the time. Needed parts were sourced from South Tacoma Motor Co. (Chevrolet) GM parts in the day were just a visit away to your local parts counter & maybe "Classic Camaro" fledgling catalogs. (*Note Driver door was impossible to straighten, GM skin installed)
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