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post #1 of 31 Old 02-28-2010, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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1996 LT1 RS Camaro Convertible project

Getting started on my project.
Plan is to pull out verts 3.8 and drop in SS's LT1
Change verts interior to graphite and black top
Change front clip to 98+
SS hood(maybe or maybe not)
Keep gfx and get a new front on for 98+
Keep RS wing
put on silver 01 SS wheels from my other car ( might choose a diffrent wheel)
Paint vert red.

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Here is the car I'm keeping




Here is the donor car


Starting to strip donor




Fixing broke dash, It wasn't broke until I pulled it out. then It broke into about 5 pieces. The vert dash was already broke in about 50 pieces
I'm going to try and get it back together and cover it in material.

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I got a little work done. I get the dash patched up now. Just got to put some vinyl on it.



I got the front end pulled apart and cut out.








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I was cleaning it up a bit and couldn't resist taking the valve cover off to take a peak inside. I was told this engine has 8k miles on it. I don't know if this it true, but it looks pretty clean although someone could have changed the oil sooner because its pretty dirty.









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Got a little more stripping done. Just have the fuel tank and lines left to get out.



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Got a little more work today. I got the red car out and the green car in.










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what are the neighbors saying about all that?

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Looks like most of it is in the garage, they should be ok with that I'd suppose.

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thought i'd say it since we got a new smilie that was appropriate!

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Oh yeah

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what are the neighbors saying about all that?
No one has said anything. I try to keep it all in the garage. I have disasembled my race car here and had no complaints. I had one neighbor complain when I get my racecar back together and started it at 9pm. I just had to hear it run after having it apart for so long. When I have the cars outside I try not to have them out long anyway. I have 4 Camaros here now, but they are either behind my fence or in my garage. The plan is to only have my race car and the convertible within the next two weeks. I just sold one that I already stripped. One is ready to go the the crusher or sold as a shell and the other is awaiting stripping when my vert goes elsewhere for painting the door jams and engine bay.

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