Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
SNL Performance
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Other Generations > 1st & 2nd Generation Camaros

1st & 2nd Generation Camaros 1967-1969 Camaros / 1970-1981 Camaro

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-30-2013, 02:14 AM   #51
Bad@ssCamaro
Ist State Chevy Supporter
 
Bad@ssCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 1SS/1LE...in 2014
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Western MA
Posts: 4,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by doittoit View Post
lol
__________________
Former Camaros: (gone but not forgotten)
1976 LT Black/Black 305 V8 (Bone Stock)
1976 LT Black/White 305 V8 (Bone Stock) except for Cragar chrome rims (yep - #2)
1985 Z-28 Black/Black 305 L69 M5(Bone Stock) I know: slow

Next Camaro:
CRT 1SS/RS/1LE

Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
CAFE STANDARDS! Get used to them or vote our electeds in Washington out of office...........
Bad@ssCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #52
doittoit
last of a dying breed
 
doittoit's Avatar
 
Drives: 1990 Iroc 5.7
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Left Coast
Posts: 15
Any update on this?
doittoit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2013, 08:45 PM   #53
Vroom_vroom
The gritos pollo!!!
 
Vroom_vroom's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 camaro m6, '77 T/A m4
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 569
Can't wait to see how it goes, the second gens are where it's at.

This is the trouble when a car sits too long, it becomes a table.
__________________
__________

'12 Camaro; Slp loud mouth I, Injen long ram intake.
'77 T/A 6.6, fully built,kre-d port heads,10.5 compression. well its just bad.
Vroom_vroom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 03:51 PM   #54
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by doittoit View Post
Any update on this?
Ya I will post some pictures and see if I can upload a video. I just been real busy lately. We are well on our way converting this from an automatic to a 4 speed with the purchase of a donor car. Had some engine work done before they ripped the engine out of the car (the video will explain this) and we are still on the hunt for some body panels. Wait for my next post to go into a more visual detailed explanation.
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 07:00 PM   #55
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
Prepping the engine, cleaning it up and getting it ready to wake it up for the first time in 21 years.

Name:  20130504_093712.jpg
Views: 727
Size:  161.0 KB

Name:  20130504_093928.jpg
Views: 728
Size:  164.1 KB

Took a 10 hour round road trip, which we rented a cargo van to pick up a whole bunch of parts from a guy we found on kijiji. We bought inner front fenders, outer front fenders, lower part of the fenders, passenger and driver door as well as the Z28 scoops that fit in the fenders.

Name:  20130510_082302.jpg
Views: 737
Size:  110.9 KB

We had thought we scored big picking all this up for a reasonable price. But once the body guy at the shop looked at the outer fenders he quickly pointed out that they were aftermarket fenders. This killed our entire high of what we thought was a successful trip. If anyone wants to buy some aftermarket Z28 fenders from me they are for sale.

Name:  20130510_105916.jpg
Views: 736
Size:  71.2 KB

We took a gamble on the doors only paying $50 for both the driver and passenger door. We had already bought a passenger door seen in my previous post which was a southern part and in mint condition. These doors, well again after the body guy looked at the driver door he determined they are pretty good paperweights as it would cost more money to fix and weld on new metal then it would to just look for and buy another one. However, the door handles were in great condition on both doors so $50 for chrome door handles

Name:  20130510_110151.jpg
Views: 723
Size:  96.1 KB

These next few pictures are of a donor car we picked up for a really reasonable price. All we wanted out of this car was the 4-speed transmission and everything that went along with this conversion such as clutch, pedals , linkage ect. as we are converting from automatic to 4 speed. We were surprised at how good the rubber on this car was so we scored big there and don't have to buy new rubber now. The car basically paid for itself in terms of saving us on buying rubber.

Name:  20130517_064234.jpg
Views: 728
Size:  153.0 KB

Surprisingly the 350 engine does run. It was started after we towed it to the shop, and although the linkage was a little loose, it still went into gear and was "derivable". The engine is for sale if anyone wants to make an offer.

Name:  20130517_064921.jpg
Views: 717
Size:  119.9 KB

This car also came with an extra set of interior which is in pretty good condition and it too is for sale. I was suprised how much stuff we actually fit inside this car. 2 complete sets of interior, 2 mufflers, 1 inner fender and 1 spare tire.

Name:  20130517_065735.jpg
Views: 738
Size:  146.2 KB

Car does have t-tops which these too are for sale if anyone is interested. We pondered the idea of converting to t-tops but that decision was quickly overturned based on the fact that there is too much work involved to take them on and off.

Name:  20130517_090555.jpg
Views: 722
Size:  128.3 KB

Equipped with Hurst shifter

Name:  20130517_090612.jpg
Views: 730
Size:  117.7 KB
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 11:02 AM   #56
CRAMOS78
Gig'em Aggies
 
CRAMOS78's Avatar
 
Drives: STROKED 92 CAMARO; 2011 SS/RS RJT
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: laredo, tx
Posts: 88
good find on that donor car. this is going to look awesome. why is this on the 3rd gen section though.....
CRAMOS78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #57
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRAMOS78 View Post
good find on that donor car. this is going to look awesome. why is this on the 3rd gen section though.....
Ya we scored pretty big with the donor car. That is a good question, I don't know why it was put here and I have no idea who to contact about moving it to the correct section.
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #58
Bad@ssCamaro
Ist State Chevy Supporter
 
Bad@ssCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 1SS/1LE...in 2014
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Western MA
Posts: 4,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwistedEnergy View Post
Ya we scored pretty big with the donor car. That is a good question, I don't know why it was put here and I have no idea who to contact about moving it to the correct section.
You could find a post of one of the Moderators and send a PM to them to let them know.
__________________
Former Camaros: (gone but not forgotten)
1976 LT Black/Black 305 V8 (Bone Stock)
1976 LT Black/White 305 V8 (Bone Stock) except for Cragar chrome rims (yep - #2)
1985 Z-28 Black/Black 305 L69 M5(Bone Stock) I know: slow

Next Camaro:
CRT 1SS/RS/1LE

Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
CAFE STANDARDS! Get used to them or vote our electeds in Washington out of office...........
Bad@ssCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 08:55 PM   #59
doittoit
last of a dying breed
 
doittoit's Avatar
 
Drives: 1990 Iroc 5.7
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Left Coast
Posts: 15
lol... That donor car could turn into your next project...
doittoit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 10:32 AM   #60
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by doittoit View Post
lol... That donor car could turn into your next project...
It definitely could, but its not something I am interested in pursuing.
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #61
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
Work continues.... the engine and transmission are now out of the car. The engine is getting re-sealed, cleaned up and painted before it gets put back in. The guys just have to remove a few more wires, pull out the interior and all the body work can begin. Also the tires from the donor car were put on. The tires we brought the car in with would not hold air so they were filling them up every 2 days. We are going to put the origional rims on though with this rubber. These rims are just temporary so they can roll the car around and not worry about adding air every 2 days.

Name:  20130601_092649.jpg
Views: 601
Size:  131.1 KB

If anyone has a rad cradle that they would like to sell or know of anyone who has one that they want to get rid of, I am looking for one. This one is rotted right out.

Name:  20130601_092716.jpg
Views: 600
Size:  152.1 KB

The engine and transmission will soon be coming out of the donor car. That transmission will get re-sealed and cleaned up as well.
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 07:58 PM   #62
CamaroSpike23
Mr. Nitpicky
 
CamaroSpike23's Avatar
 
Drives: anything I can get my hands on
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: anywhere and everywhere
Posts: 22,861
Send a message via Yahoo to CamaroSpike23
check out NastyZ28.com for used parts and whatnot
__________________
Never race anything you can't afford to light on fire and push off a cliff
Quote:
Originally Posted by BowtieGuy View Post
Nobody makes CamaroSpike happy. You just disgust him a little less than other people.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldogwinters View Post
Read that link that Spike posted, it'll tell you everything you need to know.
Quote:
Originally Posted by WheelmanSS View Post
Post count is truly an accurate measure of how cool someone is on the Internet.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Norris View Post
I piss excellence
and fart awesomeness
Quote:
Originally Posted by BowtieGuy View Post
Nobody makes CamaroSpike happy. You just disgust him a little less than other people.
"You can think I'm wrong, but that's no reason to quit thinking.”
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overflow View Post
But not all people were born awesome like you, Spike.
CamaroSpike23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:54 PM   #63
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamaroSpike23 View Post
check out NastyZ28.com for used parts and whatnot
Will do, thanks for the tip.
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 02:40 PM   #64
CamaroSpike23
Mr. Nitpicky
 
CamaroSpike23's Avatar
 
Drives: anything I can get my hands on
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: anywhere and everywhere
Posts: 22,861
Send a message via Yahoo to CamaroSpike23
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwistedEnergy View Post
Will do, thanks for the tip.

no prob. I've got a 78 that I just finally managed to get out of the garage last week. (been sitting 3 years not running prior to that). NastyZ28 is a great place for ideas and parts for 2nd gens
__________________
Never race anything you can't afford to light on fire and push off a cliff
Quote:
Originally Posted by BowtieGuy View Post
Nobody makes CamaroSpike happy. You just disgust him a little less than other people.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldogwinters View Post
Read that link that Spike posted, it'll tell you everything you need to know.
Quote:
Originally Posted by WheelmanSS View Post
Post count is truly an accurate measure of how cool someone is on the Internet.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Norris View Post
I piss excellence
and fart awesomeness
Quote:
Originally Posted by BowtieGuy View Post
Nobody makes CamaroSpike happy. You just disgust him a little less than other people.
"You can think I'm wrong, but that's no reason to quit thinking.”
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overflow View Post
But not all people were born awesome like you, Spike.
CamaroSpike23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 05:07 PM   #65
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamaroSpike23 View Post
no prob. I've got a 78 that I just finally managed to get out of the garage last week. (been sitting 3 years not running prior to that). NastyZ28 is a great place for ideas and parts for 2nd gens
Ya I've been checking it out, seems pretty legit, lots of good ideas on there for sure.
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 05:09 PM   #66
v8

 
v8's Avatar
 
Drives: GT500 and 14 ZL1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Oakville Ont.
Posts: 1,154
Can't wait to see it when its done. I'm not that far from you so who knows, maybe I'll see you on the highway!!!!
__________________
Gone but not forgotten:
1974 Corvette Stingray 454
1986 Z28
2009 Mustang GT convertible
2012 45th 2SS Vert
2013 ZL1 M6

v8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 01:52 AM   #67
AdamZ
Account Suspended
 
Drives: Eve - 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fairfield, OH
Posts: 17,952
Can't wait to see this bad boy come to life
AdamZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 12:53 PM   #68
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by v8 View Post
Can't wait to see it when its done. I'm not that far from you so who knows, maybe I'll see you on the highway!!!!
That is a definite possibility.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamZ View Post
Can't wait to see this bad boy come to life
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #69
WiSSDiver

 
WiSSDiver's Avatar
 
Drives: 1968 Coupe, 2010 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: WIsconsin
Posts: 1,243
Awesome thread. Good luck on the rebuild.

Reminds me of my 79Z. Man I loved that car. T-top's were a pain the ass and were stolen twice. More bother than they were worth and they eventually leaked.

My current cars are pretty much garage beauties in the winter but come summer, its cruising time.

Best of luck
__________________
WiSSDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 03:54 PM   #70
Jay_LHD3

 
Jay_LHD3's Avatar
 
Drives: CGM 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SW Georgia
Posts: 1,952


Keep posting!!

__________________
Jay_LHD3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #71
Hurst
Camaros Of Northwest Ohio
 
Hurst's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 SIM 2SS/RS, LS3
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Perrysburg, Ohio
Posts: 588
I owned a '80 Z28, 4 Speed and T-Tops. Bright Metallic Blue. Loved it... Watching the build...
__________________
Hurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 10:29 PM   #72
Q'smuscle
life with muscle
 
Q'smuscle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro VR 2SS/RS & Impala
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Riverside,ca
Posts: 3,390
nice, sweet interior
__________________
Chevy's nothing Else matters
Q'smuscle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #73
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
More pics of the progress as we move forward to a complete restoration. These were taken last weekend. Did not get a chance to make it out this weekend to see the car but they did tell us that they started grinding down some areas on the car. Now basically all the body work begins.

The car at this point went through a light air blast to remove all the loose debris.

Name:  20130615_092859.jpg
Views: 437
Size:  136.1 KB

Name:  20130615_092922.jpg
Views: 439
Size:  124.0 KB

Name:  20130615_092950.jpg
Views: 442
Size:  101.6 KB

Name:  20130615_093021.jpg
Views: 435
Size:  134.6 KB

A little elbow grease and it looks like it wouldn't even need to be re-painted. I couldn't believe how "shiny" this was underneath all that dust.

Name:  20130615_095933.jpg
Views: 431
Size:  77.0 KB
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #74
TwistedEnergy
 
TwistedEnergy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 333
Finally had a chance to get back out to the shop and see the progression of work done of the last couple weeks. Here is what has been going on ...

They began prepping the body, its coming along very nicely.

Name:  20130713_110331.jpg
Views: 379
Size:  168.4 KB

Name:  20130713_110341.jpg
Views: 391
Size:  159.1 KB

Name:  20130713_110400.jpg
Views: 383
Size:  200.3 KB

Still need to locate a passenger door, preferably not aftermarket because those doors cost upwards of $800 but this is proving to be a very difficult task.

Name:  20130713_110446.jpg
Views: 382
Size:  182.9 KB

Interior pulled out, and will be going through a very through cleaning before getting put back in. We decided to just clean it all instead of re-upholstering everything.

Name:  20130713_110651.jpg
Views: 375
Size:  168.6 KB

Repairs were done to the holes in the floor.

Name:  20130713_110528.jpg
Views: 376
Size:  252.7 KB

Name:  20130713_110535.jpg
Views: 379
Size:  282.3 KB

Work continues on the driver door, almost ready for primer now.

Name:  20130713_111242.jpg
Views: 369
Size:  180.5 KB

Here are pieces that are primed and ready for paint..got the trunk and spoiler pieces along with the rear bumper edge trim moldings

Name:  20130713_110836.jpg
Views: 374
Size:  163.7 KB

Name:  20130713_110951.jpg
Views: 375
Size:  176.5 KB

Name:  20130713_110854.jpg
Views: 374
Size:  153.1 KB

Here is the hood, still needs some work to fix up some dents and pitting you see in top left corner but it has definitely come a long way from being a shelf for a mattress to this.

Name:  20130713_112115.jpg
Views: 376
Size:  108.0 KB

Name:  20130713_112126.jpg
Views: 379
Size:  158.8 KB
__________________
TwistedEnergy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 12:26 AM   #75
Lil' Nasty
Emerald Coast Camaros
 
Lil' Nasty's Avatar
 
Drives: Supercharged V6
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,093
Love these kinds of threads/builds...very cool op
__________________
Lil' Nasty is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.