My first Camaro....

fun79Z28

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Sep 19, 2008
337
Richmond, MI
Hey guys,

Ive been on this site for a few years now, but have never posted any pics of my project and its progress. Thought I would give you guys something to look at.

Story: Bought my car two years ago. Its a 1979 Z28 all original (minus some engine parts). The body is very solid with hardly any rust if any at all. The engine WAS the original 350, but it had a cracked block, so I pulled it last winter and replaced with a mild 355 making around 400 hp and im guessing 425 ft/lbs (give or take some). I am slowly redoing everything on the car one winter at a time. (as that's all i can afford on a college man's budget)

Anyhow here are some pics of where I started and where Im at currently.

Let me know what you think....

This is the car the day I bought it
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fun79Z28

Veteran Member
Sep 19, 2008
337
Richmond, MI
This was the block when I was done disassembling it.
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The Engine Compartment before I touched it...
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After lots of sanding and paint...
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fun79Z28

Veteran Member
Sep 19, 2008
337
Richmond, MI
I painted some of the old engine parts...
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Just after I got my new short block from the machine shop
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New torque converter
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After I got the motor mostly assembled
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fun79Z28

Veteran Member
Sep 19, 2008
337
Richmond, MI
My rims were looking a lil crummy so I decided to go the cheap route and spruce em up a bit with some paint... going to get them redone sometime.... as well as get some rims for the occassional drag racing I do with the car

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New Motor in the car and running
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Me and my better half at a local car show the next day
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And just for fun, my buddy's car for whom I pit crew often...
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Im redoing all the suspension this winter so there will be plenty more pics to come....Ill post some of me at the track as well...
 

buckeye79

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Dec 16, 2007
640
Crestline, Ohio
Nice car, looks pretty solid. There is no way that thing has always been in Michigan, unless it has been hiding in the garage somewhere! LOL
 




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