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Old 09-05-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Talking 1984 Camaro Z28 Restore


My parents being awesome as they are, surprised me with the Tittle of a 1984 Camaro. They got it for $400 dollars, and are letting me to do whatever I want to her. She's in ruff shape, but will be a fun build. She is blue with blue interior with T-tops. She doesn't run since she has been sitting for a while.

I want to pay them back, but I put my $2,000 dollars on a CD at the bank, so it's off to work.

1. First I will cover the engine and sandblast the paint to save money.
2. The blue interior is in good shape with power seats, needs new headliner.
3. Replace the parts of the engine that needs fixing.
4. New tires and rims.
5. White Hurst ball shifter.
6. New exhaust, thinking Borla.
7. I want to paint it black with gold trim.
8. The make the interior black with gold stitching.
9. Any suggestions or ideas from you wise Camaro5 members would be appreciated.

I will get pics of her tomorrow before our party.

!!!!!! Here is a video of pics of the Camaro !!!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Wow, congrats. My first car was a black with gold trim 84' Z28. I loved that car like crazy!
I would have killed for it to be blue like you said yours is though, so thats kinda funny we both want the opposite, but to each his own right?

Good luck on your project. I will check back soon, I hope to see some pics.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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Wow, congrats. My first car was a black with gold trim 84' Z28. I loved that car like crazy!
I would have killed for it to be blue like you said yours is though, so thats kinda funny we both want the opposite, but to each his own right?

Good luck on your project. I will check back soon, I hope to see some pics.
Wow thats funny, and thanks for the luck.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:15 PM   #4
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Sounds awesome! I would look into other types of exhaust system as you may be able to get a better on with more horsepower gains.
Your color choice sounds good too. ENJOY!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:32 PM   #5
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Sounds awesome! I would look into other types of exhaust system as you may be able to get a better on with more horsepower gains.
Your color choice sounds good too. ENJOY!!
Do you have any brands you would recommend?
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:36 PM   #6
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Borla is an excellent choice but it is pricey. I would stay away from Flowmasters for a 3rd or 4th gen application. Their blow-through designs work excellent, but all of their transverse designs (inlet on one side and an outlet on BOTH sides) perform very poorly. They make a lot of noise but don't put up the numbers that a Magnaflow, Corsa, Borla, Hooker, do.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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I would love to get me some hookers, haha but seriously i've heard they're good as with magnaflow, corsa, and borla.

But im looking for a loud, muscle noise with good power, since I won't be racing with it.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:20 PM   #8
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:57 PM   #9
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We decided that tomorrow we will try to get it started, if it even can start. I will take pictures and take a video and post on youtube.com.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:06 PM   #10
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Here are some pics of my Red 84 Z28 and the Tan one I recently sold.

Both are 100% Original except for Tires and Batteries. It might help with your restoration of you need to know where anything goes under the hood or elsewhere. The Red one has 27K miles and the Tan one had 15K when I sold it in March of this year.

http://www.ridergraphix.com/red84z28/

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Old 09-05-2009, 08:15 PM   #11
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Here are some pics of my Red 84 Z28 and the Tan one I recently sold.

Both are 100% Original except for Tires and Batteries. It might help with your restoration of you need to know where anything goes under the hood or elsewhere. The Red one has 27K miles and the Tan one had 15K when I sold it in March of this year.

http://www.ridergraphix.com/red84z28/

http://www.ridergraphix.com/84z28/
Thank you, if I ever need help these will come in handy
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:17 PM   #12
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what are your plans for the car?

street cruiser, track bruiser?


are you planning on keeping the stock motor? or swapping to a crate motor or swapping to something a little "different"?


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21225
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:19 PM   #13
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Thank you, if I ever need help these will come in handy
No Problem. I know how hard it is to find correct information sometimes and I know how original both of these cars are.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:36 PM   #14
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its gonna be my drive/cruise car for school/work, but i probably will take it to the track for fun so i want power, but not too much so i don't get in trouble

jk I'm responsible

the motor might not be in shape so im guessing either a chevy big or chevy small block engine

also i saw the start up video of yours and noticed the red car lol, he liked it as much as i do
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:09 AM   #15
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just waiting for a ride to the car lot to take pics will update later
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:49 PM   #16
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Here are some pics of my Red 84 Z28 and the Tan one I recently sold.

Both are 100% Original except for Tires and Batteries. It might help with your restoration of you need to know where anything goes under the hood or elsewhere. The Red one has 27K miles and the Tan one had 15K when I sold it in March of this year.

http://www.ridergraphix.com/red84z28/

http://www.ridergraphix.com/84z28/
WOW! I recall a guy at work getting one like that new and would envy it as he pulled into work with it.
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:00 PM   #17
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I like the color on the tan one. Didn't see many of those back then.
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Do you have any brands you would recommend?
STAINLESS WORKS. Quite possibly one of the nicest exhaust systems out there. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. If that doesn't suit you, I would really look into CORSA or KOOKS. They are both top-notch exhaust systems.
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:56 PM   #19
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Finally Pics

Here are the pictures of the car, tell me do you think i will be able to finish it by march/april?

Tell me if i am in deep sh** or in the clear.

Here is a video of the car with pictures of underbody, interior, exterior, and engine bay.

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I thought it looked good until you showed under the hood!!! lol
Are you replacing the engine? Or doing a clean-up and restore on that as well? The body and interior doesn't look too bad. Not much rust, but it's hard to say until you get into it and start looking under the panels, where the real problems occur. Was this car stored in a garage? If you start work on it now, it could be done for March/April.
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I thought it looked good until you showed under the hood!!! lol
Are you replacing the engine? Or doing a clean-up and restore on that as well? The body and interior doesn't look too bad. Not much rust, but it's hard to say until you get into it and start looking under the panels, where the real problems occur. Was this car stored in a garage? If you start work on it now, it could be done for March/April.
Good luck.
im most-likely replacing with a chevy big or small block, there is little rust, but it was stored outside in the elements so there may be trouble, and i want it to be done when all the snow is gone so i hope i make the deadline, and thanks
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:10 PM   #22
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I would go small-block for a 3rd gen F-body. Big block can be made to fit, but it is a lot of headaches that I don't think you really would want. And they could also mess up your deadline for sure.
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Good luck with the restore. That brings back memories. My second Camaro was a 1984 Z-28 with the 5.0 H.0 engine with the Rochester Quadrajet 4 barrel. It was dark blue with 5 speed manual transmission and T-tops.
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