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1969 Camaro - A Bare Steel Canvas

For many classic car enthusiasts, vehicles are more than mere objects. They serve as shared projects that strengthen bonds between family members, introduce owners to new friends, and sometimes even lead to life-changing business opportunities. Frank Villareal, of Anaheim, California, has experienced each of these effects through his 1969 Camaro project. He explains, "I started building my own car, and next thing I know I'm building parts for people who like what they see. This car is what put me there, it's my canvas."

Classic Camaro Headlight Upgrade Guide

Automotive technology has changed a lot since the release of the Camaro, and headlights (a.k.a. headlamps) are a prime example. Through most of the '70s, American cars still featured incandescent sealed-beam lights. When these lights burned out, the entire unit had to be replaced, rather than simply inserting a new bulb into a reusable housing. Thankfully, several newer types of headlight were developed in the following decades, including halogen, HID, and LED. Today, we'll briefly go over each type and its advantages in this Camaro headlight upgrade guide.

DIY Camaro Front End Swap: How to Convert a 1981 Camaro to a 1970-73 RS Split Bumper

The second-gen 1970-1981 Camaro has become an extremely popular car among enthusiasts and restorers, and it's not hard to see why. It offers timeless styling, good value, and excellent performance potential thanks to a huge selection of aftermarket go-fast parts. Later "big bumper" models tend to be more affordable, but many potential buyers prefer the styling of the early "split bumper" Camaro RS. Thankfully, it's possible to convert a 1981 Camaro to the classic 1970-73 front end. In this article, we'll show you how to perform a DIY Camaro front end swap.

A Restomod Built Right - 1967 Camaro RS/SS

Most old car projects involve many obstacles and challenges along the way that wind up making the completed build that much more satisfying when the finish line is successfully crossed. On some occasions, there are daunting and unexpected build problems that occur right from the start. That’s the sort of fork in the road where some car caretakers might just scrap a project and sell the car down the road before they barely get started.

'79 Trans Am - Staying in the Family

This restored '79 Trans Am looks great at face value, but knowing its backstory makes it even cooler. We recently had an opportunity to speak to this Pontiac's owner, Frank Perez, and learn all the details of the last four decades of its life. It all started back in 1979, when Frank's father purchased the car brand-new in Hawaii.

DIY: 1967-1969 Camaro Rear Spoiler Installation

Last week on our blog, we created a DIY guide showing how to remove and replace the trunk lid on a first-gen 1967-1969 Camaro. Although it may seem like an easy job on the surface, getting it just right takes some finesse. Today, we'll take a look at a similar project that's usually performed along with trunk lid replacement or repair: installation of a rear spoiler. If you want it to fit and line up just right on your Camaro, there are some tricks to keep in mind.

DIY: First-Gen 1967-1969 Camaro Trunk Lid Replacement

Restoring a classic Camaro is a big job, but the results are well worth all the effort. As far as individual restoration projects go, replacing the trunk lid might seem easy, since it's only held in place with four bolts. However, there are many tips and tricks to keep in mind if you want it to fit perfectly and function properly. Follow along with our step-by-step DIY guide to learn from a pro how to replace a 1967-1969 Camaro trunk lid.

Creating the 1st Pony Car – The Ford Mustang

Some automotive enthusiasts know the history of the Mustang and why it has sold so well for its entire existence dating back to its premiere in April of 1964. But most people just view the Mustang as a sporty car with a clever name. There are perhaps a baker’s dozen reasons that the Mustang was such a resounding automotive triumph right out of the starting gate, and why it continues to be the frontrunner in the hearts and souls of millions of car gals and guys.

1969 Camaro Z/28 Restoration - Turning Back Time

As the saying goes, "time waits for no one." Although this statement is accurate in many respects, we'd argue that time can be stopped dead in its tracks as it relates to classic cars. Better yet, we're able to reverse the aging process, restoring our favorite vehicles to their original glory. It's a unique experience, and one we never get tired of witnessing. This 1969 Camaro Z/28 is a perfect example of how restorers can turn back the clock.

DIY: 1963 Impala Steering Wheel Removal & Replacement

Restoring any classic car is a big undertaking, but Classic Industries is here to help you along the way. In addition to providing a huge selection of restoration parts, we've also created some DIY guides to show you how to replace common items in your own garage. Today, we'll be taking a look at how to remove and replace a 1963 Impala steering wheel. These steps will be similar for other Impala and Full Size Chevy vehicles of this era.