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My first restoration 69 Chevelle SS

Post by Scott 73 SS on Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:51 pm

Thought I would share a pic of my first restoration....69 Chevelle SS...it was a 396 car. Ever mess up and sell a gem you wish you had back?
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:10 am

'69 was such an awesome year for Chevy! Camaro and Chevelle from that year are at the top of my list of favorite cars.

I see you live near Greeneville? I used to travel there to visit a couple of customers occasionally when I was in Sales for an Industrial Distributor. Nice area...
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Post by Scott 73 SS on Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:36 pm

Yeah.....I love East Tennessee
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Re: My first restoration 69 Chevelle SS

Post by clanceman427 on Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:19 pm

Wow yes one of my all time favorites too! So how about some details. Real SS? Stick or automatic? L35 car (325hp) or L34 (350hp). I'm sure you'd mention if it was an L78 car (375hp) Smile

Guess we will all have those "shoulda kept it" cars. I remember a guy I worked with who was old enough to drive in the mid-70's passed on buying a decent original Superbird for like 1000 bucks. I remember him saying it was during the oil embargo and you couldn't give muscle cars away.
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Post by Scott 73 SS on Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:26 am

Hahahahahah.......it was just a 325 HP........factory air car.......I drove it for almost 10 years and sold it for 2500......it was the greatest car ....... I had put all new front end parts....rebuilt the door hinges.....new carpet new paint....new emblems....new tail lights.....the engine was a 396...40 over......... sooooooo.....a 402 10 over I think...... anyway......I miss her
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Post by Scott 73 SS on Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:28 am

The skinny kid was me........65 pounds ago with hair !!!!!!!
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Post by Scott 73 SS on Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:00 am

It was a real SS. It still had the clutch pedal but I restored a factory console and shifter and left it automatic..........my dad....also in the picture...... always use to say...(he owned an 69 big block Chevelle) ever time those boys in them 390 Torinos reached for the clutch......I would get a half a car length on them.......hahahahaha.......so I left it automatic for him......me though.......I like a good Muncie !!!!!
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Post by Hs1973 on Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:39 pm

I did it twice sold a car and to the day still regret doing it. In the 80s i bought an original 396 Big Block rs/ ss camaro 1970. That car Haul A$$. Sold it dirt cheap. Second car was a original rustfree super Nice charger 1971 with 70k miles one owner California Black plate. That was the best car i ever owned. But i had to let it go cause i was out of work at the time. I still see it from time to time, and i hate seeing it every time i do. I would by it back in a heartbeat. But he wont sell it. Damn damn. But hey cant keep them all.
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Re: My first restoration 69 Chevelle SS

Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:38 pm

Looks like a great 1969 Chevelle ... too bad you sold it, Scott!


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Re: My first restoration 69 Chevelle SS

Post by ant7377 on Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:37 pm

69 was a great year . GM had it going on. Love the Cutlass that year too and even the Impala the Buicks all
Of them.
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