74 was the last year of the SQUARE rear window. And no bumperettes. 454 was an option, I do believe, but it may have been 73.To clarify, the subframes from the 70-73 and the subframes from the 74-81 are different. The rear windows are the same from 70-74. In 75 they changed to a rounder rear window. Tail Lights from 70-73 were dual round tail lights. For 74-77 they were kinda wedge shaped on the outter edges, and on the 78-81 they were almost like the third gen tail lights. Z28s were only produced from 70-74 and 77-81. Almost all body parts are interchangeable. Alot of people like to take 74s (because they're cheap) and put 70-73 replacement body panels on them (especially the RS style). The interiors are pretty much interchangeable. The dashes were the same design from 70-78 and switched to a squarer, flatter style from 79-81. The Center consoles were different from 70-74 and the same for 78-81s. I believe it was 77 or 78 when they introduced a pseudo circuit board thing that controlled current to lights, gauges, etc. In 80 they actually had something of a computer on board.
Correct on the window and the bumpers, but the largest engine from the factory was the 396. 1972 was the last year the 396 was available in the Camaro.74 was the last year of the SQUARE rear window. And no bumperettes. 454 was an option, I do believe, but it may have been 73.
I thought the subframe waas the same to 1974 as with the Nova.
Thanks man, that would be great! Yours looks dead on, and I can only afford to do this once! lol Don't want to end up with one that is too short length wise, or too narrow width wise. If you happen to run into that sellers name again let me know! Even if you could just send the width and length demensions so I could make sure I got the right size while I look for it myself. Oh, and let's see some rear shots too! The car looks fantastic!Thanks guys . Haha and no I'm not planning to make her look rusty and old. I wanted to make a "like new" Bumblebee, with matching rims and shiny paint . Almost all the details from the film car are in there tho, I have the steering wheel with the autobots icon ect. It's a work in progress for sure but finally getting well along.
supraguyscotty: I bought the cowl a while ago, it's fiberglass and I believe 2 1/2 inches tall. I got mine off ebay for $70 or so because I had trouble finding the right one online. If you still have trouble finding one I'll see if I can locate the seller I bought mine off of.
Hey supraguyscotty, sorry for the delay. The name of the seller on ebay was "poncho!!!" here is a link to the exact scoop I bought:
That should do it. The only mistake I made when drilling it to my hood was that Bumblebee actually has 6 bolts on each side, where as I only did 5. 6 will hug it a little closer to the hood so you dont get those 'waves' between each screw.
Hope that helps!