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Old 08-13-2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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Angry kid that needs some help

okay im 15 and i just got a 78 to rebuild and drive in high school. my dads not home and wont anser his phone to ask him this so,,, i took out the carpet and front seats already and i just cant figure out how to get the rear seats out. help please?
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly, to remove the lower cushions you need to push the front of the bottom cushion back and then lift up. There is a "C-bracket" or hook type bracket that a metal rod (part of the seat frame itself) fits. Pushing the seat cushion back forces the metal rod out of the bracket and then lifting up clears the C-bracket attached to the floor.

Next, there are two bolts that have to be removed so that you can remove the back of the seat. Remove the bolts and then push the seat-back toward the trunk and lift up. There are a few hooks in the sheet metal that the seat-back slides down in that secures the seat-back to the sheet metal. The two bolts are there so that the seat does not accidentally dislodge.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
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That is so awesome that you are out working on your car at your age
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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To remove the seat bottoms you must push the bottom towards the back of the car and then lift up. They hook into a bracket that is welded to the floorpan. Sometimes you have to apply a good bit of pressure backwards. The back part of the seat at the bottom remove the two bolts at the bottom and lift it off the hooks. Hope this helps. Good Luck
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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sweet! i did it. haha. thanks alot!!

anyone know where i can get a reproduction headliner?
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:35 PM   #6
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im in the same boat. im 16 and i got an 86 berlinetta tht im workin on. good luck with ur car man!!!
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:02 PM   #7
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sweet car man! good luck with urs to dude!
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:01 PM   #8
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sweet car man! good luck with urs to dude!
I'm 17 and once I get a job I'm going to go Camaro hunting. My mom has a '78 Z28 that I work on.

If you are up to joining another forum, I'd recommend NastyZ28. (second generation Camaro forum).

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Old 08-14-2009, 03:13 PM   #9
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:07 PM   #10
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hey 1320junkie, how do you mannage getting a 10 camaro and ZR1? your so lucky

so nasty z28 is all 2nd gen? thats what i was trying to find but didnt feel like searching much then i found this one. but i kinda like this one, all the people so far are real nice compared to some other ones..
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hey 1320junkie, how do you mannage getting a 10 camaro and ZR1? your so lucky

so nasty z28 is all 2nd gen? thats what i was trying to find but didnt feel like searching much then i found this one. but i kinda like this one, all the people so far are real nice compared to some other ones..
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sweet! i did it. haha. thanks alot!!

anyone know where i can get a reproduction headliner?

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Old 08-14-2009, 06:16 PM   #13
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yeah i hear that alot from parents haha. if you dont mind me asking, how old are you?

and thanks for the link!
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:10 PM   #14
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hey 1320junkie, how do you mannage getting a 10 camaro and ZR1? your so lucky

so nasty z28 is all 2nd gen? thats what i was trying to find but didnt feel like searching much then i found this one. but i kinda like this one, all the people so far are real nice compared to some other ones..
Yep, there's a few members with a 1st gen or 3rd gen, all are welcome pretty much.

If you need help with anything, feel free to PM me.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:15 PM   #15
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hey. if you need any help drop me a line.
ive spent the last 5-6 years working on my 78.
stripped and rebuilt the interior so far. along with the entire engine bay.

i know plenty of places for parts, tips for installs of repro and original parts, suggestions, etc.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:26 PM   #16
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way to go kids its refreshing seeing some young kids into wonderful cars and building them.
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I wish my Tbird was home for me to work on.

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Old 08-20-2009, 09:47 PM   #18
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Did you say Tbird?????
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:30 PM   #19
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thunder bird?? EEEEEWWWWWWHHHHHH!!!!!! dont trash my fourm with fords!!
haha jkjk

well. i got another car sunday!! its a 81 z28. very nice body. it only has like 3 small dings in the doors. this car is alllooottt better and it was only 100 bucks more. it has the front clip and all the insides and most of the dash and wiring taken out. but the body as ready to go! the paints not perfect, but its good enough till i get the extra money for a paint job. it also has brand new 3in flowmasters so it will be nice and loud:]

how hard is it to rewire a car?
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:19 PM   #20
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That is so awesome that you are out working on your car at your age
Yeah man, I envy you. Be careful, the seats aren't light.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:38 PM   #21
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how hard is it to rewire a car?
depends on what systems your rewiring.

and your ability to get into small places.
i havent done much with wiring. but its not too bad.
if your going for original it wont be too hard. but when you start adding shit is where it becomes a pain.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #22
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shit like what? extra gauges?
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:54 PM   #23
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Like Zieke said if you use a factory wiring harness and are a little mechanically inclined it is pretty simple. Alot of the wires you can tell by length where they go. If you have a wiring diagram that tells the color of the wires it makes it much easier. If you are adding any extras, wire them after you have the factory stuff hooked up.
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simple stuff like extra gauges wont be too hard.
theres a few places you can go to get original wiring maps.
i found a few places online before that had the diagrams online. ill see if i can find them again.
just make sure that you use the correct wires for where they are going. its easy to blow fuses and damage parts using the wrong wires and connections.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:48 PM   #25
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okay thanks. if you could get that diagram that would rock. the guy we got it from had bought a wiring harness off ebay new. its like not in a box or anything but its there. haha. are they all the same for that year? or would they be diff for a diff kinda car?
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