My boys first car...A 78 CAMARO!

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  1. Eliminator SS

    Eliminator SS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It looks like 3 disgusting looking bugs.
     
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    Looks like some kind of nuts...
     
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    I'm impressed! looks like a really nice project for his first car! I wish there where deals like that around here! Wow!
     
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    Acorns?

    Looks good man, congrats on the purchase and all the fun you and your son are gonna have restoring it! A nice plus to have those hard-to-find '78-only Type LT emblems, the turn signal crosshairs, and it still has the roof drip moldings. Nice score!
     
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    Looks like great project. I'm doing a 79 Z with my 16 y/o and it's been expensive and a lot of hard work but you can't put a price on "quality" time spent with your kids. Plus the pride of building his first car with his Dad is pretty special, too. Nothing brings a Father and son together like a few busted knuckles, a little blood, and a few trips to the salvage yard!
     
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    Glad to see you and your son workin on this... I started on my Camaro with my dad back in the mid 90's. Wouldnt trade those days for anything, nor would I trade the Camaro, to great of sentimental value to me.

    Now i get to work on it with my son (well sorta, he's 3, and i dont get much done), but we love it anyway.

    Take a look in the "California" members section, there are a few of us around the Central Valley area. In fact, I was in Sac on Saturday with my dad buying a truck.
     
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    Ha, acorns. Yes...I did get rid of them.

    Bummer...I respect your imput and when properly funded I will get rid of it. Any suggestions as to an inexpensive alternative?

    I do enjoy rebuilding this for my boy. Lot of money though.
     
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    As a matter of fact I am thinking of modding the instrument panel.

    It is a 350...per vin. Haven't really matched numbers off of block but I'm almost positive it is the same engine.
     
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    Sweet first car! my 79 was my first car i bought it when I was 16 i am now 18. Makes you feel good to know you pretty much built your first car.
     
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    Sure, good ones come up on the Parts For Sale section of this forum. A 14" round one is hard to beat, especially if it comes with a K&N filter element. They're not hard to find. eBay is another option, as are local swap meets.
     

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