My 1979 Camaro Z28 Project!

79 Z28 KenBob

1979 Z
Jun 28, 2020
1
Hey all. Im Matt. I used to be a big third gen camaro guy but i recently traded my 86 IROC-Z for this 79 Z. I am wanting to restore it to factory spects with maybe one or two changes. Like exhaust. But anyways, I dont have many pics of it because my camera is crap and doesn't work half the time but these are the pics i have. There are no rust holes any where. It has a dent in the driver fender and quater panel and smaller dings around the car. The surface rust isn't that bad and the paint is very faded. The interior is Black with vinyl standard seats and door panels. Its got the 350 4brrl and has the TH350 tranny. The car has a 3.73 Rear end. I am in college for auto body so i will have the body fixed with no problem. Ill keep you guys updated on the resto as i progress. Also does anyone have a 79 Z with ths color combo? The bright metallic blue with blue decals? Just wondering how hard it is to come by because I looked online and only found one other factory Z with it. Thanks all -Matt
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Hi Matt, I have a blue 79 Z. Here are a couple of pics, mine is a 4 speed with 108k original miles, original paint as well. I have had her about 23 years. Do something every year to her. This last year she got new cam, aluminum heads, gear drive. runs great!! Good luck and treat her sweet!!
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Blu-By-U 79Z

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Feb 11, 2009
5,582
Kentucky
Hi Matt, I have a blue 79 Z. Here are a couple of pics, mine is a 4 speed with 108k original miles, original paint as well. I have had her about 23 years. Do something every year to her. This last year she got new cam, aluminum heads, gear drive. runs great!! Good luck and treat her sweet!!

That looks great man! I’m pushing hard to get mine back to looking that good!
 

carhead22000

oldblue
Sep 5, 2011
918
canada
awsome car! i will definetly be following the build on this car.

btw... be carefull when saying its rust free lol.... wait till you have the thing torn down to a shell, then you will see if its rust free. lol.

i bought my 80z28 thinking it had no rust... i spent like an hour looking over every inch of the car before i bought it... i didnt see any cancer rust anywhere at all. then i took everything apart and found plenty to keep me busy. lol.

post more pics! i wanna see more lol.

btw welcome to the site.
theres always rust..i bet I could tell him where it is.lol..totally stripped down 2.both were really good cars..but found rust.
 
Hay Matt
Expect to see some rust issues (floor board above exhaust but stay positive. I have an 81 Z28 that I bought in Florida, drove to Texas, shipped to and drove in Korea for a year, then shipped to Alaska and finally settled in Ga. Yup, as you may have guessed, prior military. My 2nd gen has been old faithful, took a licken and kept on ticken. I started striping the inside down and found small rust areas but for the age of our vehicles it is to be expected. Keep posting the info I'm looking forward to monitoring the progress.
 




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