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2nd Generation Camaro Owners Group

Keith Smith, owner of Custom Works Performance, grew up around muscle cars. "My stepfather raced dirt late models in the 80's, the second gen cars were the most popular body choice to stretch over the tube chassis" explained Keith. "He would destroy 2-3 cars a season just for the rear body skin". "I guess the early 2nd gen always had a place in my mind as a race car".

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I have owned the car for many years. Sure if you have any questions or photo requests I will be happy to help. I have some documentation from the original owner but no build sheet or invoice. I have read that the holes for the COPO spoiler were stamped not drilled from the factory but I wish I had documentation.
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...since I got the car restored to a point it could roll out of the garage!



And look at it now!

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1973 RS Camaro. Bought the car in DeKalb Il from a guy that was in too deep. The car was what motorcyclists
Hi, my name is John. I live south of New Orleans, LA. My story starts way back in 1985 when I saw this 1971 RS Camaro around the corner from my boss’s house. The owner just put the for sale sign on her. I was only 17 at the time so I went home and asked my mother to buy the car for herself and I would purchase it from her overtime. She had just totaled her 1979 Trans Am so she needed a daily driver. The car was in mint condition. Originally had the lime green, but had since been repainted Emerald green. The owner purchased the car 7 years prior from the original owner. I was allowed to drive it part-time till mid 1986 when it was turned over to me. It had a 350 motor and 350 trans with the RS package. I changed the intake, carb and put headers on it.

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In 1988, I decided to build a big block for her. I bought a couple of engines and finally stuck with a 454. I had it rebuilt by a friend with 11:1 free floating forged pistons, Isky Z33 cam, LS6 original intake, Mallory distr (tuned with advance curve to match my stall convertor), Holley 750 Dual feed double pumper carb and Turbo 400 trans with a 3500 TCI convertor. I bought a Ford 9” rearend and had the axles drilled out for Chevy bolt pattern and had the 3” studs pressed in. Had to take out the welded spider gears and replace with limited slip with 4:56 gears. I had a friend of mine who owned a speed shop and I got him to change out the rear-end and make the sub frame connectors. He welded in the custom sub frame connectors. I think he made them from 2x3 sq tubing and they slid into the existing frames. That made a BIG difference when I drove it. With the original rear-end, it would barely get out of its way......................
Hell Everyone, Ryan here from UMI Performance. New here as sponsors but have always lurked the site.

We have been building suspension for the 82-02 F-Body as well as the G-Body and A-body for many years... we have now recently jumped in the 2nd gen and pretty heavily. This thread will be dedicated to the build process of our 1971 Camaro that is ultimately being built for autocross and road race events.

We aquired this car in spring of 2015 from a Spring Carlisle swap meet, unfortunately it has taken us until late 2016 to finally start the build process. Please follow along, I will start the post from when we got it and keep adding.

Here's the car as we purchased it in spring 2015 (non-Z28, only badged by previous owner) The body was recently redone and car painted, it looks good for us and saves us that step. The engine was a spent 350 (originally thought a 305 but was a 350) with a TH350 transmission.

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Hey everyone.
Im still alive lol. Still fighting with the weather but springs getting close. So I decided to pick up some new motivation while the weather is

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