junk yard parts

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    blue1978rs Member

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    Good m0rning all i have been searching the post till my eyes are crossed, i want to do some cheap upgrades to my 78 but im having alot of confussion
    i see post talking about the s10 rear disk brake setup, however the cost is showing around 450 bucks, why is this better than using summits rear disk brake set up for 450 all new parts. can somebody please give me a short list
    of junk yaard stuff that works on 2ng gens {78}. and please dont refer me to anymore stickies at this point i dont need to know how to do them just want to know what works.
     
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    If you're comparing the cost for the entire rear end at the yard vs. just grabbing the calipers, rotors, and mounting plates, you'll see where you're mistaken. Just grab the above parts and leave the rest at the yard. It should be about $150-$200 at most.
     
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    yeah maybe im wrong the guy was including all the needed for this converison
    he had vette brake booster prop. valve, ect... are all these parts needed??
    i guess im looking for a list of stuff that will fit and works well without a whole lot of fab. simple bolt on parts i guess
     
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    Go to the brake and suspension section.
    This has been discussed countless times with parts lists and part #'s listed.

    Yep....it's in the sticky at the top. S-10 conversion.
     
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    i know i know stickies... i was just hoping someone could just give me a list of junkyard upgrades forget the brakes.....wow, im not looking for part numbers ect. just want to know what people have done..... looks like im on my own.
     
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    the s-10 rear disc brake would be a JUNKYARD UPGRADE. What other kind of UPGRADES would you be interested in.

    Junkyard upgrades:
    bigger better brakes
    4th gen dash and complete interior
    LS motor
    6 speed automatic


    that should be enough for this trip to the yard! :eek:
     
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    If you want just general upgrades to a basically stock car, then my short list would this:

    Factory style gear reduction starter, $9-$15
    '93-'95 Throttle body injection, $50-$150
    '97-'00 Sunfire/Cavalier Fuel pump for above EFI, $13
    Taurus Electric fan run by above PCM, $15
     
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    i guess im asking about stuff like, swaybars, seats, seatbelts, rears, springs just what ever is out there and what works.
     
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    Find a late 70s Z28 or Trans Am and start pulling the suspension.;)

    Tom
     
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    Go to Google. Type in what you are looking for. Follow what you type in with site:nastyz28.com. Feel the power.

    Swaybars. I seriously doubt that you are going to find a performance upgrade in a junkyard.
    Seatbelts. I thing that you can make about fourth gen camaro belt set work.
    Seats. Any front seats pretty much will work with some modifications and/or using the stock rails.
     

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