Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Garden Ridge Tx. USA
Having had several of each over the years the one thing I have noticed is that the Firebird's seemed to have more options on the whole. Also more insulation (under dash, inside rocker panels ect. A few years back I was picking up clean, one woman owner, unmodified, garage kept Firebird's for the same price ragged, wrecked, rusted basic, Camaro's were going for. The 67-68 Firebird uses a curved pitman arm ( to clear exhaust), I think. the dash knobs are different too, as well as the rear leaf springs and rear end (wider springs & external axle retainers instead of C clips. In 69 the Camaro dash was changed, the Firebird dash was only modified but all of the steering linkage was changed. Uh letís see...Camaro changed the console in 68, Firebird added wood grain to the same console. All though very similar in interior and exterior appearance there are many differences, most of the interior differences are subtle.
Exterior are more noticeable : Hood, front bumper, tail lights. Mechanical are very different: engine, transmission case (auto) bell housing, rear end and leafs. But it will all interchange as long as you use accompanying parts ie: f bumper & hood, rear end & leafs, engine & tranny.
67 Camaro ss350 vert -w- rs trim
67 Firebird 326 coupe 93000 mi