Grandpa’s 1968 Camaro Convertible

developerLatest Projects, Muscle Car RestorationMay 25, 20180 Comment

1968 Camaro

This 1968 convertible Camaro came in the shop with 31,000 original miles.
The customer’s father had passed away and was doing this car over so he can drive his mom around and they actually live in North Carolina.
It was a very clean car and had a paint job when it came in, but not the greatest.
so we opted to strip it down and did a nice base coat clear coat job on it.
we pulled the carpets out of the car and did some work on the window regulators for the rear quarter glass and we cleaned up the floors and undercoated the floors. After that, we put a brand new carpet kit in
We decided to leave the original door panels and seats in because they didn’t have any rips and they were a pretty good shape.
The car had a white top so it’s a white 327 automatic and we decided that we were going to go with some 15-inch wheels and tires so we picked out a nice set of American Racing aluminum polish rims to give it the old hot rod look from I’d say the 80s.
We went with a dual stainless steel exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers.
The car got brand new door gaskets, hood insulator, grill, all the emblems, the park lights and taillights, and gaskets.
The convertible top was in pretty decent shape as well.
All-in-all, this was a 3/4 restoration, which means that the car as a whole was very decent, and we would not replace or tear apart something unless extremely necessary.
Here is a video of the completed restoration 6/14/18

Enjoy some Photos below of the restoration process: 

 

We will keep posting updated photos as the restoration comes to an end. 

 

Camaro PPG Colors
The color we used for the Camaro is the original “Ermine White”

 

window regulators for the rear quarter glass
window regulators for the rear quarter glass

 

68 camaro restoration
Dash pieces and colors

 

68 camaro
American Racing aluminum polish rims 15″

 

 

transmission ready to install
transmission ready to install

 

 

 

 

dual stainless steel exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers
dual stainless steel exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cosmetic parts for the 68 Camaro
Cosmetic parts for the 68 Camaro, including lights, tail lights, emblems, etc.

 

 

 

inner blue carpet for 68 Camaro convertible
close up of carpet job done on the Camaro

 

"Camaro" emblem
Camaro Emblem

 

 

 

Camaro finished with painting
Camaro finished with painting

 

Here is the Camaro all done!

 

1978 Camaro Restoration

Original, Factory color carpet and interior

classis Ermine White 68 Camaro restoration

New emblems and lights.

 

inside 1978 Camaro

 

 


1968 Camaro

 

We hope you enjoyed the 1968 Camaro Restoration.

 

 

 

We only need 2 things from our customers:

Vision

Commitment

As long as you can provide us with those two things, we can work with you to bring your classic car to life.

Whether you have an original classic car or want to start from scratch with a new steel body and chassis, at Palm Beach Customs we go over every inch of your car to make sure the build is solid and the details are perfect.

Go over to our FAQ page to learn some of the specifics and then get in touch with us – We would love to hear what car you’re dreaming up!

 

 

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