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Old 08-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Buying a second generation z28

Anyone have any tips on what to look for and what to avoid?

Rust? Certain types/models? Are frame rails worth replacing?

Thanks

(Preferably 1978-1980)
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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Ahh lots to look for! Before I tell you what to look for what's your price range? That can help a lot. One thing is for sure, I would not suggest getting a car with rusty frame rails, that's a real pain and '78-'80 models are not too hard to find.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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Well, probably 2-5k, and 5k is stretching it, more like 4k. I found a 1980 for 4k but have yet to look at it and also found a 79 for 2400 but one frame rail needs to be replaced, i really dont know much about them.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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the 1980 is an automatic but comes with 4 speed trans and has a 350 with headers extra traction bars but spedo isn't accurate and not sure if original motor they want 4000 but i think they'd take 3800





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Old 08-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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That doesn't seem like a bad deal. Stay away from needing frame rails, really expensive if you get it done and really hard to do yourself. For 4k your best option is to get a car with a good rebuilt motor (doesn't really matter if it's original or not) so it's mechanically sound. If you can fix it up a bit but have it driving good that's a huge plus. Also I wouldn't worry about the speedo too much, mines off about 10mph because they switched the trans to a 4 speed.

Something like this I think would be ideal for you!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1979-...#ht_500wt_1182
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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That's exactly why, it was a manual now it's an auto and i plan on changing it back


And it has headers and supposedly runs great i have yet to check it out, very small rust and frames are in good shape yet, its an hour away and he said its definately strong enough to drive home

I'd rather have a z28, and besides its probably another 400 dollars for shipping to where i am in Wisconsin.

But thanks for looking for me

Just trying to decide if its a good deal or not :P

Oh its also a t top

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Old 08-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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Check out NastyZ28.com . its a 2nd gen forum. Lots of info there. Here is my build Bondo Bandit http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=148169 1970 Camaro SS/RS 350 4 speed 3.73 12 bolt.

When looking check frame rails, and the back bottom window areas.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link and very nice
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