This ’79 Z/28 Is A Survivor. Should The Owner Modify It?

Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by dave@ztech, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,629
    Likes Received:
    761
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2016
    Location:
    NY
  2. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    7,821
    Likes Received:
    507
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois..... Far S.W. Subs, RT 66 Area
    .

    I always say no. Buy a junker and save her, don't screw up something like this.


    .
     
  3. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

    Messages:
    3,505
    Likes Received:
    611
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Location:
    Jax Florida
    Do the bolt on stuff Headers Intake Carb or EFI but keep the parts for later if resale is in the future. Don't cut it up leave it stock looking. My 2 Cents.
     
  4. Da_Raabi

    Da_Raabi Veteran Member

    Messages:
    1,198
    Likes Received:
    185
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Location:
    Daytona Beach, FL
    I've noticed recently that "news" seems to subsist completely on copy-pasting tweets and online posts. Does nobody find it odd that this guy wrote an entire article based on a nastyz thread? I'm assuming he asked permission of all users involved?
     
  5. GoldenOne7710

    GoldenOne7710 Equal Opportunity Offender Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,951
    Likes Received:
    502
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2004
    Location:
    Athens, GA
    Something all original, numbers matching and pristine as that car, I'd say leave it as-is. If one already has had an engine and/or transmission swap in it's life, it's fair game. I actually like resto-mods when they're done with some class and aren't overkill.
     
  6. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    Messages:
    3,350
    Likes Received:
    276
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    Federal Way, Washington
    Its his car let him do what he wants with it.
     
  7. camarolife78

    camarolife78 Veteran Member

    Messages:
    549
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Location:
    Gardner, KS
    Not exactly a "survivor." In the article it states the quarter panel, and the trans have been replaced. Two big ticket items that take away from the survivor aspect. It is no longer 100% original paint, and that the drivetrain has a different transmission, definitely not a survivor. Modifications won't hurt it.
     
  8. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    27,283
    Likes Received:
    1,122
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Location:
    Bloomington, MN
    79 Z28s were built by the thousands... It's not a rare car.
    Unless it's an extremely rare 79 Z28 RS (which should have NEVER been modified), the owner can do what they want with it. ;)

    Personally, I would not make any uncorrectable changes and keep any original parts that are removed.
     
  9. Flynt

    Flynt Veteran Member

    Messages:
    833
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2003
    Location:
    Alabama, USA
    NO!!!!!!! They are original only once! Find another F-Body to modify.
     
  10. SRGN

    SRGN Veteran Member

    Messages:
    681
    Likes Received:
    239
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Location:
    Central NJ
    This is why I buy stuff that was already "cut up" or has no chance of being original again.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.