This is difference between Camaro & Firebird flares and body lines

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by TriK leader, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. TriK leader

    TriK leader Veteran Member

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    Since there has been some recent questions about this, I took pictures of a camaro Z28 and a Trans am I have here in the yard.

    Camaro
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    Rounded top of flare

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    Notice the lower body line on door
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    Notice the lower body line on fender
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    Trans Am
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    Top of flare has point
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    Notice NO lower body line on fender
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    Notice NO lower body line on door
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    Hope this helps
     
  2. BondoSpecial

    BondoSpecial Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks. I think I was the only confused one that inspired the questions. I've owned 2nd gen camaros so you'd think I would have noticed the body line... apparently I am not that perceptive!
     
  3. TriK leader

    TriK leader Veteran Member

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    Yes, you were the one that I posted this for, but I have seen others ask in the past, and some don't realize the difference until they buy the wrong set of doors.

    BTW: I found a good driver side door and I still have to look in my storage for what I have there.
     
  4. BondoSpecial

    BondoSpecial Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You are only 2.5 hours from my parents, whom I visit pretty often, so I will plan on coming to get big parts from you all in one shot, when I can pick them up with my truck.

    Driver's side is the worst door on the Firebird so that is good to know. If you can find fenders too that will be great

    Thanks

    Steve
     
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  5. Sticky for the body section.

    Thanks Mike ;)
     
  6. POS71RS

    POS71RS Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    no kiddin... I had no idea the Birds had no body line below the door...
    I think I'd prefer that on my Camaro though... too bad that's extended to the fender and quarter too.
     
  7. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Which one is the Mustang ??










    :crazy:
     
  8. POS71RS

    POS71RS Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    the one in your garage.
     
  9. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mine stays outside.....lol

    Motorcycles get priority in garage.

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  10. joeljet

    joeljet Veteran Member

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    it would take only one photo of a camaro door on a firebird or vice versa to show everyone the difference in belt lines (my buddy and I tried it in the mid 80's) its higher on the firebird given the added advantage of having more room under/in the rear wheelwells
     

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