Lew's Change Camaro (1981 Z28)

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  1. LewTube

    LewTube New Member

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    This build thread has been 24 years in the making.

    In 1991 I sold my 1981 Z28 and have regretted it ever since.

    3 sons and 2 grandsons later I scraped together some loose change and bought a project 81 Z.

    It isn't pretty and I know that ultimately it would be cheaper to buy one already built but I can do it my way when I have some loose change to spend.

    re: the name Lew's Change

    A few years ago I read an article on Pro Touring called Lou's Change and loved the name. http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/90003-LSA-Powered-69-Camaro-quot-Lou-s-Change-quot

    My budget is tight and my shopping list is long.

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    Here is sat for the last 10 years or so

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  3. LewTube

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    Home Coming Father's Day 2015

    I brought this home on a flat deck June 21 2015

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    Welcome, lots of work ahead of you but they all have to start somewhere. Good luck with your project.
     
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    looks like a good project. how bad is the rust?
     
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    Welcome to NastyZ, say good bye to free weekends. :)
     
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    Phase 1 Road Worthy & Safe Shopping List

    Engine
    Radiator
    Fan
    Water Pump
    Alternator
    Starter
    Power Steering Pump
    Battery
    Battery Cables
    Fuel Pump
    Fuel Line
    Headers
    Mufflers
    Exhaust
    Transmission
    Shifter
    Shifter Cable
    Crossmember
    Drive Shaft

    Mirrors
    Trunk Lock
    Tires
    Windsheild Wiper Arms
    Switches
     
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    Thank you for the welcome!

    Minimal rust, floor pans and trunk pan are solid (photos in a bit)

    Rear valance where bumper bolts to is the only place I am concerned about.

    Frame connecters in place, no warping of the roofline.
     
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    Cleaned Out The Crap Inside

    I cleaned out the crap inside

    all surface rust no holes

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    If I am reading this correctly it was an 81 Z28 350 4spd car

    Black with tan interior

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