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Excessive Amp
11-11-2005, 11:52 AM
I am rebuilding a 1968 Camaro SS 396 and want a nice sound system in it. I would like to have 2 12's or 2 15's in the trunk. The car is pretty valuable and I dont want something that will be permanent like fiberglassed in. I will probably put the head unit in the glove box so I can leave the original radio in the dash - it has a very nice AM radio from the factory - no FM ....:laugh: But it is the original radio and needs to stay in it. Anyone have one of the 1st Gen Camaro's or have any ideas you can give me on a good box ?

JimJ
11-11-2005, 11:58 AM
What about something glassed and covered with OEM carpet? If I had something like that, I'd want it to be as integrated with the car as possible; I wouldn't want to see a seperate sub enclosure.

Excessive Amp
11-11-2005, 12:16 PM
What about something glassed and covered with OEM carpet? If I had something like that, I'd want it to be as integrated with the car as possible; I wouldn't want to see a seperate sub enclosure.


Yeah, I agree with you. I want it to look like "part of the car" but yet not be permanent.... Possible to do ? I even thought of fiberglassing a box (not to the car itself) and painting it hugger orange to match the cars paint. I could do something to cover the edges to blend it in to the body, like carpet. etc. I did not know if anyone might have one of the 1st Gen Camaro's that may have put some subs in the trunk.

ramos
11-11-2005, 12:31 PM
I built a A glassed box custom fitted behind the rear seat and between the wheel wells in a 69' I believe a couple of years ago. Used trunk liner material to cover it. Looked like it was factory. And it was removable as well. :)

Excessive Amp
11-11-2005, 12:39 PM
I built a A glassed box custom fitted behind the rear seat and between the wheel wells in a 69' I believe a couple of years ago. Used trunk liner material to cover it. Looked like it was factory. And it was removable as well. :)

They have the same trunk as well ! Do you have any pics ?

ramos
11-11-2005, 01:09 PM
I'll have to dig, let me see if I can find any. :)

thaar411
11-11-2005, 01:20 PM
I fiberglass box doesnt have to be permanent. When you make the mold for the box, you place tape down in the car so it doesnt adhere to the body itslelf and you can pull it out later to finish it.

BTW, nice choice of color. Always liked the Hugger Orange. I have Sunset Orange Metallic on my Firehawk.

kuijo
11-11-2005, 01:25 PM
Post some pics of the car, i love old camaros.

Excessive Amp
11-11-2005, 03:08 PM
Post some pics of the car, i love old camaros.


How can I get them up here ? I dont know much about doing that, other than sending them in an email. By the way - do you know they are coming bacl out with the Camaro's again ? Starting in 2007 they will have the 1967 body style.

Excessive Amp
11-11-2005, 03:10 PM
I fiberglass box doesnt have to be permanent. When you make the mold for the box, you place tape down in the car so it doesnt adhere to the body itslelf and you can pull it out later to finish it.

BTW, nice choice of color. Always liked the Hugger Orange. I have Sunset Orange Metallic on my Firehawk.


The car was ordered Hugger Orange, they did not offer that color unless you special ordered it - not until 1969 for the Camaro's. I am going back with the original color - You dont see a lot of orange cars around.

JimJ
11-11-2005, 03:12 PM
How can I get them up here ? I dont know much about doing that, other than sending them in an email. By the way - do you know they are coming bacl out with the Camaro's again ? Starting in 2007 they will have the 1967 body style.

http://www.imageshack.us

your picture's URL

Johnny Drama
11-11-2005, 03:13 PM
Nate, make sure the files are under 1 megabite... go to www.imageshack.us (http://www.imageshack.us) and upload them.

swc204
11-11-2005, 03:14 PM
How can I get them up here ? I dont know much about doing that, other than sending them in an email. By the way - do you know they are coming bacl out with the Camaro's again ? Starting in 2007 they will have the 1967 body style.
www.imageshack.us browse for the pics and then upload them.....copy and paste the link in the thread and your done.....ccopy and paste the second choice on adresses when you get that far.

edit: im slow :(

kuijo
11-11-2005, 04:55 PM
They finally decieded too? I figured they would after they brought the charger back, i've been looking at those concept drawings floating around the internet for years.

swc204
11-11-2005, 04:56 PM
They finally decieded too? I figured they would after they brought the charger back, i've been looking at those concept drawings floating around the internet for years.
thatd be cool if they did....there going to **** it up somehow tho

then00b
11-11-2005, 05:01 PM
Pics, pics, pics! I love old muscle cars.
-Wait, so they are rereleasing the camaro with the same body style as the 67's? Will it be an exact copy or will it be be something similar to the retro look of the 05 stang?

THUNDERBIRD
11-11-2005, 05:29 PM
f the system listen to that engine

Excessive Amp
11-14-2005, 09:45 AM
It will come out in 2007 and be like the 1967 model, 2008 like the 68 and 2009 like the 69. It will be on the Corvette Chasis with 450 HP ! Thanks for all the help with question about the pics !! I will try to get some on here later today. Mondays are always busy for me after being off for the weekend and having a lot of emails to get caught up on.

Excessive Amp
11-14-2005, 09:48 AM
f the system listen to that engine


Yeah baby !! Nothing like the sound of a huge cam shaking the whole car. It will have a 425+hp 350 in it, the motor is built and ready. I just have to get the body work finished and ready for painting. I want to run a 350 instead of the 396 - If I ever sell the car, it will sell with the 396. i will try to get a pic of the engine on here later today - it looks sweet !

mazdakid
11-14-2005, 10:33 AM
ya my dad just got rid of his 67 with a 396 in it and a bunch of stuff done to it. your probably gonna be drivin around listening to the sound of the car more often than blasting the radio trying to hear it over the car

ramos
11-14-2005, 10:48 AM
Man, I have dug and dug. I can't find any pics. :)

Excessive Amp
11-14-2005, 11:07 AM
It worked !!! This is my 425+hp dyno tested 350 that I will put in it.

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4476/nov141536el.th.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nov141536el.jpg)

Excessive Amp
11-14-2005, 11:12 AM
Under construction !

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/508/may02041ql.th.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=may02041ql.jpg)

Rhino Liner sprayed in floor to help preserve the car :

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9156/oct201192xx.th.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oct201192xx.jpg)

Better shot of the body:

http://img326.imageshack.us/img326/4131/oct131017tw.th.jpg (http://img326.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oct131017tw.jpg)

Excessive Amp
11-14-2005, 12:01 PM
I hope to have the body work and paint done within about 2 months. The I can start putting it back together.

mazdakid
11-14-2005, 12:18 PM
**** its alot better start than my dads, they had to cut the old read quarters off and weld new ones on and all kinds of good stuff

Excessive Amp
11-14-2005, 02:53 PM
**** its alot better start than my dads, they had to cut the old read quarters off and weld new ones on and all kinds of good stuff

The car has been in storage since 1974 with 27,692 original miles on it. here is a pic of the last tag that was issued for it :

http://img306.imageshack.us/img306/2822/sep02547nw.th.jpg (http://img306.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sep02547nw.jpg)

regal8r
11-14-2005, 03:18 PM
I am rebuilding a 1968 Camaro SS 396 and want a nice sound system in it. I would like to have 2 12's or 2 15's in the trunk. The car is pretty valuable and I dont want something that will be permanent like fiberglassed in. I will probably put the head unit in the glove box so I can leave the original radio in the dash - it has a very nice AM radio from the factory - no FM ....:laugh: But it is the original radio and needs to stay in it. Anyone have one of the 1st Gen Camaro's or have any ideas you can give me on a good box ?
you dont need subs for a ss396 camaro...just get some 40 series flowmasters and 3" exhaust...thats ALL the bass u need for a car like that :)

regal8r
11-14-2005, 03:22 PM
It will come out in 2007 and be like the 1967 model, 2008 like the 68 and 2009 like the 69. It will be on the Corvette Chasis with 450 HP ! Thanks for all the help with question about the pics !! I will try to get some on here later today. Mondays are always busy for me after being off for the weekend and having a lot of emails to get caught up on.
the camaro u are talking about will also be 427k dollars...seen in on ls1gto.com forum, it looks bad as hell, but i dont think anyone would be 400k+ for it, never know tho..heres a link btw>> http://ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49188&highlight=camaro

Excessive Amp
11-14-2005, 04:13 PM
the camaro u are talking about will also be 427k dollars...seen in on ls1gto.com forum, it looks bad as hell, but i dont think anyone would be 400k+ for it, never know tho..heres a link btw>> http://ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49188&highlight=camaro


Wrong car ! This will actually be produced by GM and will be between $66-$68,000. It will have a 450 hp engine, not 700hp. Year One and Chip Foose is also making one similar to the one you have posted. That is not the same car I am talking about.

Ignatowski
11-14-2005, 04:20 PM
you dont need subs for a ss396 camaro...just get some 40 series flowmasters and 3" exhaust...thats ALL the bass u need for a car like that :)

True,so true
Id rather listen to the HP of a BBC than any subwoofer anyday
Good thing I also own a high compression 500+ cubic inch chevy in my Malibu.....
of course,it has no radio -

Sub's in a 69 Camaro will require some special encolsure to make it look like a nice job,and its going to have to be very well secured - none of that floating sub boxes like most guys run.........
Also keep in mind that they get heavy and too much weight in a camaro of that nature is a no-no IMO
You might want to keep it simple with a single ported 12" sub to save some space
and try to get as far away from the rear of the trunk as possible for best weight dist....

68rustbucket
11-14-2005, 04:33 PM
Wrong car ! This will actually be produced by GM and will be between $66-$68,000. It will have a 450 hp engine, not 700hp. Year One and Chip Foose is also making one similar to the one you have posted. That is not the same car I am talking about.


I would loooooove to see this car your talking about. Being pretty deep into the f-body world, i have not heard any official word on GM bringing back the camaro. Also, good luck fitting a couple 15s in the trunk of that car. I'll try and find some pictures of some stereos in the first gen.

regal8r
11-14-2005, 07:16 PM
i would love to see them bring back the f body maro and have a yenko package....:greedy: :yumyum: :naughty: