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How to Restore Your Camaro: 1967 - 1969
How to Restore Your Camaro: 1967 - 1969

How to Restore Your Camaro: 1967 - 1969

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How to Restore Your Camaro: 1967 - 1969
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A lead title in our Restoration Series, How to Restore Your Camaro 1967-1969 will provide in-depth, hands-on information and photography for restoring these popular and historically significant cars. It covers all aspects of restoration, including engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering for the first-generation Camaros. Organization and planning will be covered, so restorers can stay on task. Disassembly, inspection, and sourcing the best parts will also be covered. This volume will deliver a concise and revealing overview of each subject area and shows the most critical aspects of the restoration process with sequential step-by-step photos and detailed captions. The most efficient techniques and best products for returning each component to like-new condition will be covered. With this information, owners will be able to determine what's involved in each step of the restoration and decide whether to perform the work themselves or outsource it to a professional shop. Color step-by-step how-to information on Camaro restoration has never been offered in a package like this before. Finally, Camaro owners have the book they need.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Camaro
  • Valuable Camaros 
  • Acquiring a Camaro
  • Identifying a Fake
  • Identifying Your VIN Plate 
  • Deciphering the Cowl Tag
Chapter 2: Getting Started
  • Skills
  • Tools and Tool Basics
  • Materials and Specialty Tools 
  • Where Do I Start? 
  • Repair or Replace?
  • Game Plan
  • The Process 
  • Original or Reproduction?
  • Parts Sources 
  • Documentation
  • Organization
  • Disassembly 
Chapter 3: Bodywork
  • What Should Be Replaced?
  • Common Rust Areas 
  • Floorpan Replacement
  • Sound-Deadener Removal 
  • Quarter Panels
  • Body Panel Alignment
  • Dings and Dents 
  • Paint Removal
  • Body Stamp Care 
  • Cowl Tag Removal  
Chapter 4: The Painting Process 
  • Can You Paint? 
  • Why are Shops so Expensive?
  • What Can Go Wrong?
  • Decisions about the Outcome
  • How Correct?
  • Interior Paint 
  • Underbody Paint 
  • Firewall Paint 
  • Cowl Paint Differences 
  • Black Cowl Paint to Firewall Transition
  • Trunk Paint
  • Spraying Format
  • Spraying Disassembled Parts
  • Masking
  • Steps Before Spraying
  • Black-Out Paint
  • Stripes
  • Vinyl Top
  • Powder Coating
  • Scuff and Buff 
Chapter 5: Engine Rebuilding
  • Selecting a Machine Shop 
  • Identification 
  • Inspecting and Preparing Parts
  • Engine-Rebuilding Lubricants 
  • Dampers 
  • Gaskets 
  • Picking Parts
  • Extrude Honing
  • Engine Fasteners 
  • Factory Engine Detailing 
  • Factory Clamps
Chapter 6: Transmissions
  • Removal Safety
  • Manual Transmissions
  • 4-Speed Manufacturers 
  • Overdrive Transmissions 
  • Automatic Transmissions 
Chapter 7: Differentials
  • Inspection
  • Aftermarket Gear Sets 
  • Gear Swap and Rebuild
  • Backlash 
  • Test Drive
  • Identifying Parts 
  • Identifying Gear Ratio 
Chapter 8: Brakes
  • Original Components and Restoration
  • Brake Hardlines
  • Master Cylinder 
  • Hold-Off Valve 
  • Brake Distribution Block (with brake warning)
  • Pressure Regulator Valve
  • OEM Brakes
  • Home-Brewed 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Aftermarket Components
  • Install the Master Cylinder
  • Proportioning Valve
  • Residual Pressure Valve
Chapter 9: Front Suspension
  • Pre-Disassembly Inspection
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Front Suspension Tools
  • Front Suspension Removal
  • Subframe Changes 
  • Subframe and Control Arm Problems
  • Painting Suspension Parts 
  • Rebuilding the Subframe 
  • Replacing Body Bushing
  • Installing the Subframe 
Chapter 10: Rear Suspension
  • 1967 
  • 1968
  • 1969 
  • Mono-Leaf vs. Multi-Leaf 
  • Spiral Shocks
  • Aftermarket Shocks
  • Spring Perches
  • Leaf Spring Removal 
  • Isolators In or Out 
  • Leaf Spring Bushing Types 
  • Performance Leaf Springs 
  • Installing Leaf Springs 
  • Rear Sway Bar
Chapter 11: Electrical
  • Safety Tips 
  • Battery
  • Installing the Harness
  • Ignition 
  • Ignition Coils 
  • Tools 
  • Non-Factory Wiring
  • Relay
  • Electrical Components 
  • Aftermarket Accessories  
Chapter 12: Interior
  • Headliner 
  • Kick Panels 
  • Interior Paint 
  • Door Panels
  • Door Mechanicals 
  • Rebuiding a Window Mechanism
  • Water Shields 
  • Water Drains
  • Carpet 
  • Dash Pad 
  • Console
  • Seats 
  • Headrests
  • Steering Wheel
  • Seat Belts 
  • Sill Plates 
  • Repairing Plastic Parts 
Chapter 13: Miscellaneous Mechanicals and Other Items
  • Cooling System
  • Cowl Hood
  • Fresh-Air System
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Carburetor
  • Fuel Line Sizes
  • Fuel Pump Installation 
  • Hood Latches and Hinges
  • Endura Bumper 
  • Vinyl Top
  • Convertible Top
  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Water Control 
  • Rubber Bumpers
  • Source Guide
Specifications:
Pages: 176
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 388 b/w photos
Publisher: CarTech
ISBN: 9781613252246
Product Code: SA178P
Specifications
Publisher: Cartech
Softcover: 175 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.5 inches
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