Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Madison, Alabama
Hugger; From Tainted.... To Extraordinary!!!
I started a build thread on Jade; however, I didn't think about doing it until after Jade was completed. With that being said, I've decided to start a build on "Hugger" as I build her...
I hope you guys enjoy her and I'll update this thread as more work gets done, but as of now, we are in the process of replacing and repairing structural integrity components, so work is slow and tedious.
Quick back brief on Hugger. I purchased this car from my brother, who was going to do a frame-off restoration on her. Long story short, a restoration shop in Indiana took advantage of him and screwed him really bad. After a 18-month battle, the car left many scars and tears that my brother and his wife could no longer take. So, my brother and I worked out a deal and now I have this 3-owner car that I am completely restoring from the ground up. I went to Missouri in March to pick her up and tore into her immediately. She was in worse shape than I expected, but like anything, where there's a will, there is a way!!
Here's some of the details on her: She's a true 1969 RS Camaro with the trim code X-11, which means she is also a true SS-350 car. I do not possess the original block; however, the motor is date coded for 1969. She's a true "Hugger Orange" Camaro, with a factor optioned Black Vinyl Top. She was also ordered from the factor with Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Full Console & Gauges, 12-Bolt Rear-End and Black "SS" Stripes. One of the most unique features of Hugger is; she was ordered with Orange Houndstooth Interior and a Folding Rear Seat. The Orange Houndstooth is extremely rare, as that was an option for the Anniversary Pace Car and Convertibles only. Very few "coupes" got that option. Something else that is extremely rare is she has squirters for not only the Windshield, but also for the Headlights!! I've never seen that option on ANY Camaro.... And best of all, since she's an RS, she has my favorite Hide-Away Headlights!!
Enjoy some of the pics and let me know what ya'll think.....