So it begins a 1980 Camaro RS

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  1. 73Z L92

    73Z L92 Veteran Member

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    Got the engine harness a few weeks ago. Plugged it in and everything fit. Fabbed the intake. Bumper support bolted on. On to the ECM wiring in the passenger compartment. Exhaust is back on for good I hope.
     

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    Looking great! Love the restomod/barnfind look.
     
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    Starting to look like a car again. Front sheet metal back on. GM must of had stock in the company that supplied 5/16" bolts. Head light/signal bezels back on. Grill in. Going radiator hose hunting tomorrow at the local parts stores.
     

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    I found this GATES hose catalog VERY helpful when looking for LS swap hoses for my car. The pictorial portion starts on page 45. https://www.gates.com/content/dam/g...gs/gates-molded-coolant-hose-id-guide_web.pdf. For what it's worth, I ended up with #21673 upper and 21487 lower. I had to trim them a little. I have a truck water pump with the outlet angled up and to the pasenger side and an LS swap radiator (Dewitts). You have a really cool project going there!
     
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    Thanks I will take a look.
     
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    i love those rims on camaros.they came on my first car 78 nova custom.
     
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    I've used that style of rims on a couple of projects. American Racing wheels. 17x8 in the front. 17x9 in the back.
     
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    So yesterday I rolled the Camaro out of the shop for the first time since tear down. I needed the room to put the snow plow mount on my Wrangler. Rumor is that we still might get some snow yet this winter.
    Not running yet but it was kind of fun to see it outside.
    Wiring next week.
     

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    Looking really nice.
     

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