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  1. Basic info
    1974
    Chevrolet
    Camaro
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    Black
    This is a project car with a number of rusted and dinged-up body panels. Front fenders, lower valence, door skins, roof, rear quarters, and trunk floor all need repairs. Floor boards seem to be pretty good. The car has been hit, and the sub-frame mount locations on the left are jacked up. The sub-frame itself looks to be about a quarter inch out of square. As can be expected, all weather seals and bushings are completely shot. The wiring harness is old and brittle. The interior has new carpet and seat upholstery, but door panels and dash are falling apart. Most of the interior is black, but some panels are red. There isn't much this car doesn't need.
    Engine
    OEM
    SBC
    iron
    8
    350
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    Carburetor
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    Aluminum
    Edelbrock
     
     
     
     
     
    This car originally had a six cylinder engine. A previous owner swapped in an Edelbrock crate engine. The guy I bought it from said it has 350 horsepower, but I can't find a current offering from Edelbrock with that exact number of horsepower. I'm guessing he rounded up from 320.
    Exhaust
    Cast
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    Ends before the rear axle. Lets some exhaust into the cabin when stationary with the engine running. It is very loud and sounds nice, but there is a horrible resonance in the cabin. I have to roll the windows down for my ears to tolerate it.
    Transmission
    Saginaw 4-speed
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    actually a 3 speed, option not in drop-down menu
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Rear End
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    Wheels & Tires
    Chevrolet
    80's Camaro
    Two tone, aluminum/black
     
     
     
     
    Brakes
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    Suspension
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    Safety Equipment
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    Interior
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    Events
     
    Builder / Thanks to
     
    Story / History
    I had given this car to my sister on her 18th birthday, as a project car. The idea was that we would build it together. We stripped a lot of the paint, but then the project sat due to insufficient funds. Being new to project cars, I didn't know how expensive it can be. I did manage to remove the sub-frame with the idea of making repairs. It sat some more. Recently, my sister came into hard times. She needed to sell the car, but by then pieces of it were in two different counties. I was emotionally invested in the car, and wanted to finish what I had started, so I bought it back from her.
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    Future plans
    I have several ideas. One is a street car with a/c and full interior, built to carve canyons. Another idea is a raging track beast, stripped out, with lots of go-fast parts. The third is a budget build, with no a/c, and modest suspension upgrades. Any will require body and paint, which is where most people, including myself, get stuck. I think I will work on getting the body done and evaluate how crazy I want to get with this project once I see how fast it drains my bank account.

    Edit:
    Recent events have caused me to consider doing this as a rolling project. The car is sitting in my parents garage and they need to move soon, so I need to move the car, which means I need to get it functional. I will be doing minimal body repairs, budget suspension mods, dash, weather seals, and possibly a trans swap, as well as other smaller details.