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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 11, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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new guy with questions

havent pulled the trigger on the car yet.

i am currently looking at a 79 Camaro 305,auto trans and need to know what to look for.
according to owner engine runs well and trans shifts perfect around 77k on the odo needs some body work which isnt a problem.

my main question is what are the trouble spots on these cars?
both mechanical and body so i know what to look for and to stay away from.

thanks in advance and if/when i buy hope to gain a lot of knowledge from you guys here.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 11, 10:17 AM
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First - Welcome to Team CAMARO

Hopefully you will get a few inputs, but we tend to be more of a 1st Gen site ...
The 'whys/hows' of buying any used car still apply;
* Make a list of your 'wants' - does the vehicle fit this
* Look the vehicle over carefully for things it will need before it is useable to you as is - deduct the costs to fix from your pricing stratigies
* look the car over in obvious areas (lower fender/rails/quarters/trunk/window[front-rear] openings/subframe) for signs of excessive rusting - some is normal at this age, BUT - make sure it's not structural!
* Know how much you can do vs. what you'll need to pay others to do

Lots of good info at this 2nd Gen site - http://www.nastyz28.com/
Ask this question over there for more specific info ...

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