I did a swap very similiar to this in my Nova last year, it wasn't that bad. Since the Nova and Camaro are nearly identical up front, I think it would easy for you too. First, I had a column shifter and kept it. I got a kit from Lokar I believe that was super easy to install and works great! Best of all, it directly connects the column to the tranny shift knob without all that lever stuff on the frame. Second, I went with a 700r4 because at the time I didn't know much about the 2004rs. If i were to do it again, I would do the 2004r. Like 67ss350 said, the 200s can be built stronger than a 700, plus they are almost a direct bolt in. Just move the crossmember back a bit. One thing to consider is what torque convertor to use. With a rear gear like that you don't want a 2800 to 3000 rpm convertor because when you are driving, the motor will bog down so you will be well below the stall point. Check out the 200, I think you'll love it.