Stranger Things 2 1979 Camaro Build. Need tips.

Zach1

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Mar 28, 2018
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Here’s some of the photos of the floorpans, ive circled the holes where it has rusted through. Ill be replacing the full passenger and driver side floorpans (including toe boards) so this should be interesting.
I should be removing the floor pans within the next week or two and will document it all for those of you who are also dealing with rusted floor pans.
 

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Zach1

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(I just realized my explanation of what i'm doing with the floor pans was very long and confusing, so im re-typing it)

I got in all of the floor pans from JEGS, but i have two questions.

I would like to know if it's a better idea to replace the whole floor or just the rusted areas; my transmission tunnel is clean and not rusted, however the floor pans next to it are rusted (see photo i attached marking where rust is on my pan).

Also when cutting out and installing the new pan is there anything i need to lookout for and avoid cutting? fuel lines, subframe, etc.?
 

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Dwight Marcum

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Jan 15, 2022
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Any update on this thread? I'm a big movie car buff (currently have a screen accurate Jurassic Park Jeep) and plan on making my own Stranger Things Camaro. I too agree that they most likely took the Z28 hood off due to camera angles. Movies crews do some weird things to account for filming. In Jurassic Park they used low gloss paint so there were less reflections, and they even went so far to paint door jambs in a low gloss paint.

The screen used Camaro from Stranger Things is located at a movie car museum in Branson. I tried reaching out to the owner with no luck.
 

BillyDean7173

Final Six
May 21, 2014
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Hutto, TX
I'm a big movie car buff (currently have a screen accurate Jurassic Park Jeep) and plan on making my own Stranger Things Camaro.
You may already know this, but Jada was making a die cast of this car. I got mine a few years ago I think, but it looks like there's still plenty around for sale.
 

Francesco

Veteran Member
Here’s some of the photos of the floorpans, ive circled the holes where it has rusted through. Ill be replacing the full passenger and driver side floorpans (including toe boards) so this should be interesting.
I should be removing the floor pans within the next week or two and will document it all for those of you who are also dealing with rusted floor pans.
I live in Quebec and my floor wasnt this bad. Any idea what happend to make it this rusty? Cool project! Looking forward to see the build. Im a big fan of season 2.
 

hubedobeedo

3rd times a charm
Jul 18, 2013
1,054
Huntertown,IN
I live in Quebec and my floor wasnt this bad. Any idea what happend to make it this rusty? Cool project! Looking forward to see the build. Im a big fan of season 2.
usually, the heater core will leak and in drive side moisture can leak through column seal. The moisture can leak through the other seals like were the kick panels attach.
 

hubedobeedo

3rd times a charm
Jul 18, 2013
1,054
Huntertown,IN
(I just realized my explanation of what i'm doing with the floor pans was very long and confusing, so im re-typing it)

I got in all of the floor pans from JEGS, but i have two questions.

I would like to know if it's a better idea to replace the whole floor or just the rusted areas; my transmission tunnel is clean and not rusted, however the floor pans next to it are rusted (see photo i attached marking where rust is on my pan).

Also when cutting out and installing the new pan is there anything i need to lookout for and avoid cutting? fuel lines, subframe, etc.?
i would save what you can for reference
 

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TheReelEss

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Oct 17, 2022
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Looks like it's probably a base Camaro with the front clip off a Z28. I would trade my Z28 even for a very clean base Camaro of the same years.
 




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