73 Base Camaro going to 2006 LS2 4L65E

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    Not sure I'd agree with that, most of the issues I've seen with the Fitech system are self induced by the owner.. I have just shy of 7k miles on mine with really no issues. I'll run it again on my next build.
     
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    At day one of the 2019 Good Guys in Scottsdale, some great looking second gen Camaros.
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    Just read through your build. Good stuff.
    I'm in the process of doing an LS3 swap into my 78.
     
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    Thanks
    You won't regret it, one of the most fun cars I've built and I've had several..

     
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    Haven't updated in a while, really been driving the Camaro more than working on it which is always a plus.
    Added the CPP C5 brake kit to the front, spindles and everything. If I did it over again, I'd buy the spindles and piece together the calipers and rotors. Ended up having to add a .25 spacer for wheel clearance on the caliper, not a big issue, also replaced the studs to account for the spacers.
    Next up is new door glass, rebuild the tracks etc and rebuild the door hinges with the larger bushings.
    A friend of mine has one of those door cradles that mount to your jack, going to give that a shot.
    Just over 7k miles on the build, very few issues, mostly just enjoying the ride.

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    Always nice when you hit a point where you don't need to do anything and can just drive it and enjoy... right up until you decide things are going too well and it's time to ruin improve something else.

    What didn't you like about the CPP set? I've read the pads are mediocre and the wheel bearings are not as good as new C6 or C7 ones. But I wonder if they even still ship them with the issue-prone C5 bearings?
     
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    Everything is working fine, really mostly the calipers, they seem kinda cheap. Getting an alignment tomorrow so I'll see how it really drives after that.
    Then the doors come off for hinge repairs, new glass and rebuilding the window hardware.
    Yup, you're never done. Looking for some 300z seats next. Planning to put another 3k miles on it this summer

     
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    Added about 1,200 miles already this spring, the covid issue provided time to just cruise the car.
    Swapped out my second gen seats for 4th gen Camaro seats, going to put some miles on them to decide if I want to keep them before spending the money to recover them. So far they're pretty good.
    I picked up some brackets and sliders off of Craigslist which made these a simple bolt in. Next on the agenda is new shocks and tires, may swap out the rims too, not sure on that yet.
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    Mine had 4th gen seats, front and rear in it when I got it, although they were a little rough around the edges. I inquired about having them done in leather, and someone told me about a place that was parting out a 27K mi 2002 SS convertible. Power leather. I bought them cheaper than the cost of recovering. I guess I got lucky, but I really like them.
     
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    have you installed them yet? does the power motor cause a problem?
     

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