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Smokinhot 06-07-2009 10:07 PM

Well after 17 years I finally got it...
My dad and I picked up a 80 camaro from my uncle and then bought a 78 Z28 as a parts car when i was in 2nd and started it as our project. Well we sat on it for awhile and then when we were in Kentucky visiting family he spotted a blue 79 camaro way off in the woods w/a wrecked front end. We bought it and swapped the front on ours onto it b/c the body was way cleaner. We eventually dropped a motor in it then it sat, then we pulled the motor to put in another truck and that was it. This project has never been on the road in our hands.......well now its in mine.

I'm working on a motor right now just to get it running, but all i really have to do is put a windsheild in it(its cracked bad), get it painted, and finish the interior and its road worthy.

OffshoreDrilling 06-07-2009 10:11 PM

Glad to see you finally got the car over to your place. What is the ultimate plan for this thing?

Smokinhot 06-07-2009 10:18 PM

street/strip, just a good cruiser and what not. I have a 305 that was given to me that i'll clean up and put together to get it going but essentially i wanna to a 383 one day.

plans to do:

-put togther current motor
-cam/lifter setup
-work the heads over
-stall(depeding on the cam)
-swap out the 2.shitty gears w/3.73's or 4.10's since its just a local/strip car
-shift kit in the TH350

the resy is just getting it painted and over stuff which really isn't to hard

IDAFC21 06-07-2009 10:21 PM

good luck w/ the build :bigthumb:

MuffHugger 06-07-2009 10:21 PM


Originally Posted by SnailblazerSS (Post 537223)
Glad to see you finally got the car over to your place. What is the ultimate plan for this thing?

His goals are to beat silentd.

Congrats on the purchase.

Smokinhot 06-07-2009 10:30 PM

thanks, i'm really glad to have a project again. This truck just isn't doing it for me...... but its pimp, well atleast i think so :D

syP 06-07-2009 11:59 PM

i bet it hits 10s before silentfaggot

L36 SS 06-08-2009 10:30 AM

Good luck with the build.

ilikemtb999 06-08-2009 11:18 AM

sweet! i love second gens! my friend and his dad built up an 80 with a 383 with a procharger. last i saw it it was running low 10's.

Mook 06-08-2009 11:18 AM

502. do it

ilikemtb999 06-08-2009 11:20 AM

waste. ls1 with a procharger.

Mook 06-08-2009 11:21 AM

a waste? surely you jest

ilikemtb999 06-08-2009 11:23 AM

haha 502's are alot of moneys, not saying there not badass but there are more cost effective should probably buy a red 3rd gen and 502 it.

red04regencyrst 06-08-2009 12:23 PM

454lsx tt with T-56 FTMFW


OffshoreDrilling 06-08-2009 02:48 PM

no thanks to a t56 turbo car with a real motor.

Fish 06-08-2009 02:50 PM

Very cool. There was a 69 with a LS7 at GLD yesterday with the powertour. Badass car. Ill get the pics up sometime.

Smokinhot 06-08-2009 03:52 PM

thanks everyone :D

Smokinhot 12-29-2018 08:36 PM


I'm going to try my best to get somewhere with this car this year. Looking at some ls swap engine mounts. Just want make sure the are useable with a/c. Already have the 5.3, need a 4l80e, crossmember, and wiring. Baby steps though

ilikemtb999 12-29-2018 10:02 PM


HILROD 12-29-2018 10:12 PM

All you will need is the LS swap plates. Like dirty dingo. The stock upper and lowers will work. Trans mount will work. Depending on what trans it had stock it will bolt right in. The ac depends on the front belt drive. Truck style is most common. I know truck ac fist in a g body with almost no trouble. Your Camaro should be similar. :jg:

HILROD 12-29-2018 10:14 PM

Also if the car has a working trans keep it. Swapping it later is easy. A driving car is hard.

Spivitz 12-30-2018 07:40 AM



Great White Drake 12-30-2018 07:50 AM

Fuckin a, never knew you had this thing. I have dirty dingo LS swap motor mounts for sale. They use your factory frame stands.

Great White Drake 12-30-2018 07:51 AM

Btw hardtop cars are next to impossible to find in that body style.

Gav'sPurpleZ 12-30-2018 12:49 PM


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