Hello all! I thought I would join up here and show you guys the beginning stages of my project. I've been drooling over this car ever since I looked at it. She may not be a looker right now, but i'm hoping when me and my dad are done, she'll be back like she was. A little back story on the car. My dad purchased the car in November '76, when he was 15. He has always been into cars, especially Camaro's. I don't remember what he paid for it. (I'll try to find the ad in the old newspaper. Funny story, the paper was published on November 13th 1976, which is my birthday, only not the right year.) He named her Matilda, and still calls her it to this day. She started out as a base model with a V8, but he soon changed that. Through the years of him owning it, he added everything that came with the Z28, head's/cam etc. The only thing that is currently missing is the 4 bolt main. Currently it just has the 2 bolt. (Speaking of, if anyone knows where I can find a 4 bolt, that would be fantastic.) During the summer in the mid-late '80's, the car was involved in a big accident, and was totaled. Fortunately, he didn't scrap the car and rebuilt it yet again from the ground up. Here's a picture during the early '90s of the car: I just realized, I have no idea why my mom would be leaning on the hood. That's actually pretty funny, as he doesn't appreciate anyone that leans on any car. Unfortunately, this story doesn't have a happy ending yet. I'll skip over the boring stuff. My parents split up in the mid '90s, and Matilda sat in my grandparents barn for the next several years. Early '00s, the car moved from the barn to his backyard, where it still sits today. Here are a couple of pictures from around 2007, the last pictures I took of the car: In 2007, being like every other obnoxious 17 year old, I pestered him get the car from the back yard, and at least have us take a look at it. We hooked it up to a tractor, and pulled it out. We hosed the air cleaner out, sprayed some ether in it, and jumped it. Started right up, and ran strong. Not bad for a car that had been sitting for so long. He wanted to take it for a test drive, so he pulled out onto the road. The smell of burnt rubber, and the sound of the engine was amazing. She still has life in her. He put the car back in that spot, and left it there. Fast forward to now, and I guess after years of asking about it and telling him I'm just going to take it, have worked. I have began planning out what exactly needs to be done to the car, trying to research every possible thing I can. It doesn't seem that there is that much rust on the car, only surface, but only time will tell. Even if we have to tear off every body panel, I can't wait to see what she'll look like. That's my story, hopefully you liked it. I can't wait to post pictures of my progress when we start. I'm definitely going to be sticking around and learning as much as I can. These cars are way different than my 2007 Mustang, which is what i'm used to. I didn't know much about that, but i've learned a lot. Hopefully I can do the same with this one! One last note, I know how the Mustang community acts when cars are misbadged. I don't know how the Camaro community is, but I hope it's different. I still love the car no matter what, as it's been in the family longer than me.