View Full Version : keep it original?
03-11-2004, 01:25 AM
i recently purchashed a # matching 69 camaro x-11,it is all there but needs new interoir and some body work,the motor and tranmission are rebuilt.should i restore it back to its original state or i was thinking of adding a cowl hood and spoilers .
03-11-2004, 02:27 PM
Welcome to the site! My name's Joe and I and many of the members here in the first gen section will be able to help you with every aspect of your car (minus the finacing :D) Welcome lets see some pics and post often!!!
go ahead and add the cowl hood and the spoilers. whats your origional interrior? the 711 black standard is what i have in mine, and i like it allot. Do you have the protec o plate and other documentation?
03-11-2004, 05:28 PM
it has the orginal red deluxe interior that needs replaced.i dont have any documentation or protec plate.it was orginally cortez silver with a black vynal top and a red interior.i could paint it the same color and redo the interior in red if that would be better to keep it that way but it woudnt be my 1st choice.would it be worth more if i restored it its original condition or cloned it into a ss or z ?it does have the # matching motor, tranny and rear end.
03-11-2004, 06:57 PM
i would say restore it, since you have the numbers matching motor, tranny, and rear end.
03-11-2004, 07:10 PM
definatly. if you add a cowl hood and spoilers, your ok, even if going origional. But if you have the matching numbers on the enigne and tranny and diff go with the restore. i had all numbers matching, but nobody wants a 230 L-6!!! :)
03-11-2004, 08:07 PM
Man I say have fun with it. Save all the original stuff for the day you want to retire the car and trailer (Unless that's what you want to do?) Build it any way you want and have fun with it! And welcome to the site.
03-12-2004, 03:26 PM
well, what engines in there right now??
depending on what it is, liek, a numbers matching 307 would suck, no fun like rick said and same wiht my camaro, i dont want to do all this work and have an enigne that developes a max Horse power of 140!!! You can have an origional car thats plenty fast, just as long as teh power plant in there is a good enough base. :cool:
03-12-2004, 10:20 PM
I WAS JUST GOING TO GIVE MY POINT OF VIEW, BUT RYATT TOOK MY SUGGESTION. STAY WITH THE ORIGINAL COLORS ON AND IN THE CAR. THIS WILL BE A STRONG SELLING POINT IF YOU EVER GET TO THAT POINT. DON'T GET RID OF ANY ORIGINAL PARTS THAT CAME ON THE CAR FROM THE FACTORY. NUMBERS MATCHING MEANS ALOT ON THE VALUE OF YOUR CAR.
03-19-2004, 12:01 AM
thanks for the advice. it will be a while intill i get it restored but ill try to post some pics. this is a 350 auto ,i havent seen very many camaros with the deluxe red interiors,wheres the best place to get a complete interior kit from?
03-19-2004, 01:05 PM
they have complete kits, and you'll be very satisfied with the look!
Definatly go for numbers matching! It will still be a very fun car with a 350!
03-19-2004, 11:05 PM
I would go to Year One for interior pieces. I have bought interior parts from Classic Industries and they sucked! Year One has the best fitting stuff I have ever used.
03-21-2004, 04:44 PM
RYATT, HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT ANYTHING FROM NATIONAL PARTS DEPOT (INTERIOR)? I BOUGHT OTHER PIECES FROM THEM AND EVERY THING WAS QUALITY PARTS. I NEED A HEADLINER,SEAT COVERS, CARPET,DOOR PANELS LOADED. NPT HAS THERE PRICES ALITTLE LOWER THAN YEAR-ONE. I DON'T WANT TO FIND OUT THE HARD WAY,''YOU GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR''.
03-21-2004, 09:24 PM
You get what you pay for with NPD. They are in my backyard, infact I have to go there this week to pick up some parts for my car. I will never order interior parts from them either. I ordered a bench seat for my Chevelle and took it to an upholstry shop to have installed. The guy had to section out nearly 3" to make it fit, the back of the seat was not anything like the original, and it only lasted 3 years before it started seperating at the seams. I'm not a heavy guy either (165 lbs)!!! Everything I have bought from Year One has been top Notch and worth the extra money.
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