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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 08, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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New to this forum. I am an extreme do it yourselfer - research and patience is key. I beleive anyone can do anything - pilot a space shuttle no problem with time and good set of manuals - man built it and desinged it and last I checked most people fall in that category.

Hey there I am a Technical Project Manager by trade so everything is tied to Cost performance and quality.

I restored my 72 Camaro standard coupe to an RS with Z28 options on a $10k budget. I am proud of my restore; it is a great driver and would not take much to turn show if so desired.

I got this 72 camaro in 1987 for $1000.00 = $3000.00 present day value. No rust - fortunate there. The car had been sandwhiched prior to me owning so had to go under some tugging and metal working once Old Bondo removed ($2,200). There are indications it had been an RS before accident Wipers and Hood latch were for RS yet it had standard front end with a single side mirror when I got it.

I painted it primer white, yellow base and pearl with Orange copper flake PPG. When Sun hits it their is a sun burst effect. Last but not least period correct runaway stripes - tuxedo black. ($1300.00)

Tranny is Saginaw for overdrive capability (Budget). Engine is 94 Vortec, mild CAM RV roller set up, Vortec Heads, 600Cfm Edelbrock, and HEI distributor - engine is salvage $500.00; Vortec Heads $500.00; Assembly / inspection $250.00. You may notice how this is very close to stock. Also the interior is stck/period colors but mixed - sandalwood and black contrast.

RS panels ($1000); Suspension, Brakes ($500.00); tranny (trade off at $200.00)

Not bad for first full frame off restore as much a frame off as a camaro can get.

Still needs balance of exhaust system , rear stabilizer, and head liner installed. To answer question yes this will be going over budget slightly.
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Hello and welcome to the site.

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Welcome Scott,Nice car you got there what exhaust are you doin?I think on mine I'm doin Pypes 304 stainless..

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Scott, beautiful Camaro.Welcome to Team Camaro.

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welcome. nce car!
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Welcome Scott nice 2nd Gen. enjoy Happy Motoring

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Thank you for comments on Camaro not bad for a garage job and a make shift paint booth - once exhaust is in I will get it registered and start cruisin'.
I am currently installing in a Pypes 409 stainless dual exhaust under it. I ordered through Summit. The best time to buy is between December and February. Took 3 weeks on back order. Having issue with left side over axle tube it got tweaked in shipping - seems odd it is pretty heavy tubing. I will post pics of the install once finished. Pypes has OEM hangers available now which should make installs easier. The cross flow might have been better since that is how Camaros came stock.
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I love the 1st and 2nd gen Camaros. I have a narrowed 9 inch housing with disc breaks - all I need is time to put together and install. Needs all the guts third member and pinion ya da ya da yad a... ;-) The interior will be first though.

There are alot of sweet rides posted here..
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welcome I had a 72 white w/black int 400 w/396 402 i loved that car ! its the onlyone i wish i still had. $1400 in 1979

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