1969 Camaro Super Sport Restoration

Vehicle: 1969 Camaro Super Sport
Engine: 350 cubic inch, 300 horsepower, 4 bolt Mains
Carburation: 4 barrel Quadrajet
Transmission: Turbo 350 Automatic
Rear Axle: 3.08 Positraction
Body Color: LeMans Blue (original)
Interior Color: Black


1969 Camaro SS, 32,000 original miles
Play portion of song: "Every Picture Tells A Story"


Body striped chemically.
Play portion of song: "Welcome To My Nightmare"


Apartment in Hartville, Ohio (lower left unit).
Play portion of song: "Our House"


All Engine brackets, pulleys, dipsticks, etc. chromed.


All applicable parts sandblasted, primed, and painted.


Entire undercarriage, engine compartment, interior floor, and
trunk sandblasted professionally and then immediately primed.
Cost for sandblasting was the best $80.00 I have ever spent.
Play portion of song: "Something For Nothing"


After working over 8 weeks preparing body and painting, the body had to be
striped again cause paint checked after late application of the final coat.
Play portion of song: "Take It To The Limit"


Striped for the second time.
Play portion of song: "Nobodys Fault But Mine"


Garage in Uniontown, Ohio where worked and lived for painting.
Play portion of song: "Our House"


Prepare garage while vehicle being painted by experienced professional.
Play portion of song: "Another Saturday Night"


Warm and cozy.
Play portion of song: "Our House"


Rock and Roll to keep up the pace.
Play portion of song: "Let There Be Rock"


All parts organized neatly then entire wall covered.
Play portion of album: "Live Bullet"


Ready to work on Black Diamond.
Play portion of song: "Black Diamond"


Begin work in "Tim's Hideaway".
Play portion of song: "Bish's Hideaway"


All undercarriage imperfections addressed. Work on other portions while curing.
Play portion of song: "Working Man"


Prepare interior and trunk.


Interior primed. Work on other portions while curing.


Interor primed. Work on other portions while curing.


Prepare for second full coat of primer since previous coat has cured.


Prepare for second full coat of primer since previous coat has cured.


Second full primer coat allowed to cure while working on other portions.


Second full primer coat allowed to cure while working on other portions.


Trunk primed. Work on other portions while curing.


Interior painted gloss black.


Interior portions painted satin black as factory original.


Prepare to paint since previous primer coats have cured.


Prepare for second paint coat.


Prepare for second paint coat.


Entire vehicle now painted.
Play portion of album: "Bullet Live"


Ready to install engine and transmission.
Hear it run: START


Install engine and transmission.
Play portion of song: "Fight The Power"


Engine and transmission installed.


A day at the races (Quaker City Raceway).
Play portion of song: "When I Get My Wheels"


Assembly (note flower).
Play portion of song: "Heavy Music"


Boys in action.
Play portion of song: "Boys In Action"


Camaro with Olds 442.
Play portion of album: "Live Bullet"


Machine polished the second time.
Play portion of song: "Bitchin Camaro"


Apartment in Hartville, Ohio (left unit) after paint and initial assembly.
Play portion of song: "Our House"


WhereInTheHellIs Hartville Ohio?
Hear it run: START


Completed: Left side view.


Completed: Right side view.


Engine: Left side view.


Engine: Right side view.


Cross country drive from California.
Play portion of song: "Go Little Camaro Go"


35 Years Later

Fall 1978

Summer 2013

Fall 1978

Summer 2013

Spring 1979

Summer 2013

Summer 2013, Roof Top Front Left

Summer 2013, Roof Top Rear Left

Summer 1979

Summer 2013

Summer 2013, See the Bumble Bee?