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hello all im new to the site,been lurking awhile,i have just purchased an 80 camaro its pretty solid have had it about 4 months,its gonna need a full restoration.



 

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Hello & Welcome to :5go: from Central Texas!!! Have Fun with Ur Restro project!!! Look forward to seeing pics along the way.... What Plans do U have for it???
 

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Hello & Welcome to :5go: from Central Texas!!! Have Fun with Ur Restro project!!! Look forward to seeing pics along the way.... What Plans do U have for it???
my plans are to make it a drag race car,pro street all the way,im gonna do a complete restoration want to make it even better than new.thx of course i will post many pictures along the way
 

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Welcome to :5go:! Those 2nd gen cars have plenty of potential and you've bought one that looks pretty straight. Good luck on the resto. I'd love to see pics as you go.
thx chief mojo i love the second gens too there my favorite,yeah i got pretty good deal on this car it was a roller no engine or tranny,but i already have my engine built been building it for a year so stay tuned.i picked this car up on craigslist for 300 dollars that was a steal.gonna need lots of tlc and work but my time is free so the only cost involved is some new sheat metal.thx for looking this is my first restoration and first 2nd gen so be patient with me i will have lots of questions,thx.kevin
 

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thanks bucklist i love them wheels what kind are they wdo they make them in 10 inch wide. would work sweet on my vette,my camaro is gonna stay old school only because its gonna be a prosteet car.
 

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Looks like fun to me! Welcome to the site!
 

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thx guys im proud to be a member,not sure yet if its gonna stay orange,would love to paint it inferno orange but we will see,not sure yet,mostly depends on cost of paint and what deals i can find on it.this is kind of a budget build but wanna do it right,im not just gonna throw a bunch of cheap parts on it.LOL.
 

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My wheels are Rushforth Wheels.

They make all sizes. My fronts are 8.5, and the backs are 10 inch.
them wheels are probably very expensive,dont wanna have to take out a second mortgage just to buy a set of wheels,but they sure do look awesome on ur second gen i must say.
 

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the tear down begins

ok guys and gals started my teardown today got my front nose wow where them bolts really rusted on most just snapped off.but atleast i got to work on it for 2 hours tonight,its gonna need new radiator core support and new inner fenders for sure they are rusted beyond fixing.all in all its very solid car.subframe is completely rust free,thats the most important thing,the body panels can be easily replaced.








 

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I sold my 78Type LT and It was a beast, Good Luck.
 

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thx yeah i love the 78 too,this might be a beast to if i can ever get far enough to put the new engine in,its making 635hp and 680 ft lbs of torque on the dyno.but im being patient,good things come to those who wait,i could have just threw the engine in and drove it,buti want this one to be nice when im done,not just thrown together,especially when im making that much power,i need it to be safe.thats number 1 priority,i wanna make it better than new.
 

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front clip teardown

well guys got some work done today finally got my front clip dismanteled,boy that was a job this sure is gonna be fun putting it back together and getting everything lined up.but this is where im at,just a little progress but atleast its started and its starting to get cold here in michigan.







 
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