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1987 Camaro LT. Started out as a parts car for my sister's 89 RS, and now i'm going to completely go through it and make it something special.

PLANS:

EXTERIOR:

Do all body work

Z28 Ground Effects with Custom SS Rocker Emblems

4" Cowl Hood (Goodmark Steel)

2002 Toyota Echo Indigo Ink Pearl Paint

Painted Replica "SS" Hockey Stripes in Pearl White

Suspension:

Custom Fabbed "Mini Ladder Bars" (ditching the Torque Arm)

Spohn Adjustable Panhard Bar

Ford Explorer 8.8 Rear (4.10 gears, disk brakes factory)

Custom Fabbed Subframe Connectors

Poly Bushings everywhere

BMR Wonderbar

Stock Sway bars with Poly Bushings/Links

Moroso Trick Front Springs

Competition Engineering Rear Coilovers with 150# Springs

Competition Engineering Drag Struts

Ausie Locker

Motor:

400c.i.d Small Block 11.8:1 Compression

AFR 227 Heads (2.1/1.6 valves, 65cc Chambers)

.100 Dome Pistons

5.7" Rods

Super Victor Intake

800 Dominator Carb

Hooker 2210 Supercomp Longtubes

Magnaflow Bullet Mufflers with Side exit exhaust (2.5" pipes)

A Cam of some sort

Trans:

Built 700R4 with B&M Console Mega Shifter and Stall Converter

Interior:

Tilt Column

Grant Steering Wheel

Autometer Sport Comp Guages

Stock Replacement (Black Plastic)

New Carpet

New Headliner/Visors

Stock Rear Cloth Seats

99 Grand Prix GTP Black Leather Front Seats (Driver's Heated, Power, w/ Air Bolsters)

Competition Engineering 8 Point Cage

Wheels/Tires:

Front -15x7 Summit Fast Fives - 215/65-15

Rear -  15x10 Summit Fast Fives - 295/50-15



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Here is a PRELIMINARY sketch of the rear ladder bar design.



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so far i've pulled the motor/trans. stripped the underhood wiring, the whole front clip came off to be replaced (picked up some killer used parts), and pulled everything off the firewall. i've also picked up the rear, stripped all the bracketry off of it, and picked up some used lakewood rear control arms to start my ladder bar project.

its a slow moving project, but when its done, i have high hopes for it.

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Nice,Lets see pictures of the work as you go.

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thats a nice laddar bar set up

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the new ladder bar setup will be 1 1/4" steel rod, with LH and RH thread heim joints... more cost effective that way.

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PICS WOULD BE COOL!

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There will be pics, when there is progress. Its too famn cold outside to get anything done right now.

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You need to be welding some new floors into my carlowrider

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Adam, we discussed this already... Let me know.

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ordered 24' of 2x2x.083" boxed tubing, a competition engineering 8pt roll cage, and 2 2008 Impala SS door emblems... cant wait for the snow to melt!!

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Nice list NOW GETTER DONE. 3gears3gears3gears3gears3gears3gears3gears3gearsWe like tire smoke........

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still no real progress... sorted out the underhood wiring harness... trimmed off all the extra nonsense...

also picked up the paint and clear... just need to get some blue tinted sealer, the hood, and a couple gfx pieces.

this should be a very eventful and productive summer. i'll get pics up, once i take them

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i almost forgot the most important mod!

I have a BurnoutBox.Net sticker for the rear window... that will be going on this summer too.

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LeadFootedRacer wrote:

i almost forgot the most important mod!

I have a BurnoutBox.Net sticker for the rear window... that will be going on this summer too.







bret

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picked up the BMR Wonderbar, the GFX parts i was missing, and a gallon of this blue:



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sweet

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holy crap, didnt realize the picture was so big... not a bad quality shot for a cell phone...

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i like the color nice job so far

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Nice color..It'll really look good in the sun.biggrin



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I LIKE THAT COLOR BLUE,ITS GANA LOOK SICK!!

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got the holes in the firewall from the heater boxed covered up and seam sealed. Engine compartment almost ready for paint.

also got the driver's seat all modified and mounted so i can start putting in my subframe connectors and roll cage. its out of a GTP. black leather, power, heated bottom and back, air powered bolsters too!

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This is awesome... Can't wait to see it. I have an 86 camaro.

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patients is key my friend. this thing isn't going to be on the road for another 24 months.

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im using kyb for shocks/struts. there really good and very afordable. for sfc i went with comp eng bolt ons, but im having mine welded in also. i have some black plastics if you need some. just let me know what parts you need. and a 3k stall might be a nice one. not to crazy and not to small. i also have a grey grant steering wheel with hub kit. just needs the horn wire. let me know if you need anything



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the rear will have competition engineering coil overs with 150lb springs.

i'm thinking of going to with competition engineering drag struts with moroso trick drag springs up front.

the subframe connectors will be 2 1/4x2 1/4x.125 box tubing, using the competition engineering tranny cross-member brackets. (bought the weld in connectors a few years back for a different project, but never used them... cut the tubing off for something else.)

as far as the plastic goes, i have to actually inventory what i actually have in stock.

i need to update my first post with my plans... things have changed a little bit.

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ok, let me know if you need anything 3rd gen related. i might have some extra parts left over



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going to the swap meet this weekend, hoping to grab some items needed. if i come back empty handed, i will let you know


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updated first post

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undercoated the frame rails and plugged up the heater box holes in the firewall.

 

 

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Keep it up you'll be done before you know it............................

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Gutted the entire interior, sorted the parts and threw away a bunch of garbage this weekend.

Also started on the custom fabbed subframe connectors.

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a few pics of today's progress...

 

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i got alot more work done, but forgot to take pics... i will be working more on it tomorrow, will get pics then.



and yes, i know, the floor pan patch i put in is beat to sin... who cares? it fits, it covers the hole, it gets undercoated from underneath, and carpet on top.

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the worst part? i called BOTH competition engineering AND Summit to try and find out where the main hoop mounting plates are supposed to go. The BOTH said on the floor between the door jamb and the rear seat... i couldnt believe it. if you look, you can see that the floor in that area is floating 2" above anything with structural strength. freakin retards.

 

Here is a picture showing that relationship

 

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Today's Progress (6/5/11):

 

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Had a few minutes to kill, this is my rearend that i plan on using and some mock up wheels/tires from something else.

 

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looking good ,,,keep it up

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FedEx man dropped off 16 feet of 2x3 boxed tubing today... gotta pick up a spare 2lb welding spool, fill the backup argon tank, a couple sheets of sheet metal, and hopefully this floor/sub frame connectors will be done in the next 2 weeks.

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started building the subrame connector for the right side today...  the plan for the weekend is to have the subframe connectors complete, the roll cage's main hoop tacked into place, locate the mounting points for the rest of the cage and mount the plates, and try and get some of the floor pans done.

 

i did, however, get this done today:

 

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got the nose test fit... still wishing i had a real hood.

 

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Just build a big ugly one. Seems to be the thing to do these days. Progress looks good though.

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got a bit of work done this weekend... restored an unmatched pair of tail lights, and got 3 out of 4 sections of the floor pans done... before you laugh about the messy seam sealer, remember... you can't see it when the carpet covers it... biggrin

 

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Also had to invert the corner on the subframe connector. i mounted the seat before the connectors were in. this one hit, and now it does not.

 

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Got some more work done today...

 

pulled this out:

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what are you using for front struts? i have a pair of brand new monroe ones if you need some



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i really have my heart set on some competition engineering ones, but a few people said they dont do well on the street.

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best bang for the buck are kyb ones. ive had them on 3 camaros. awesome even with lowered camaros



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Just ordered some parts...

2 of these:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ENS-3-1116R/

1 of these:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ENS-3-3157R/

2 of these:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MOG-K6145T/

1 of these:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MOR-47210/


Hoping to order the Lakewood 70/30 struts and UMI Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeves in the next week or two.


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parts came in yesterday, hoping to have the k member stripped, painted, motor mounts installed, and back in the car by monday... would also (going out on a limb here) like to have the control arms sandblasted, the bushings and ball joints changed, painted, and hanging in place too... we'll see what happens. been pretty tied up all week with "side" work, which has been digging into my play time

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