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    1. #1
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      Jan 2014
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      Dixon, IL
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      My 80 Z Clone Pro Touring in progress

      Hello everyone, I'm fairly new here and haven't posted much. Looked at alot of sweet builds on here and thought I would start a thread of my own finally. I spend alot of time on NastyZ28 where I have another build thread for this car going. I have an 80 Camaro that I have had for about 12 years now. I am turning into a Z28 clone and pro touring. You'll see in the pictures I am missing the fender vents which are still sitting on my bench for the last 10 years :/. I figured I would post pictures from when I got it and through its progress and changes over the years up till what I have recently done. It is not done yet. It's getting alot closer though. Hoping in about a year or two it will be fully finished. Well here goes and enjoy. Any comments or advice are welcome. When I bought the car it was all stock. I have since redone the interior, the trunk, engine bay and engine. So far the car is a mildly built 350 sbc, M21 Muncie 4 speed, 3:73 posi, ls1 rear disc brakes, Pro Touring FBody Comp suspension with frame connectors, solid body mounts and front sway bar brace, Addco front and rear sway bars, Edelbrock IAS shocks, U.S. Wheels and Bridgestone tires (Just put them on a week ago) and I'm probably forgetting some other stuff. I'll try to fill in the blanks along the way.


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    2. #2
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      Jun 2010
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      Painted post NY
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      Nice work! Any details on how you did the trunk? Very nice!
      Leon Reed
      1978 Trans Am
      LS1/4L60E



      my build..updated 11-21-13 https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...8-TA-LS1-build

    3. #3
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      Jan 2014
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      Dixon, IL
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      Thank you. For the trunk all I did was glue in carpeting that I bought from J.C. Whitney and made the walls with some pretty stiff cardboard. I might do more of a professional job later, but it turned out really well. So for now I'm happy with it.

    4. #4
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      Got the car all cleaned up before it started raining yesterday.








    5. #5
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      Feb 2012
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      Mocksville, NC
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      I'll take that over a new Camaro any day!! Looks great bro.
      1968 Charger R/T, EFI,SC,6-speed

    6. #6
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      Thanks man. It's pretty fun now with all of the upgrades.

    7. #7
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      Oct 2007
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      Love those wheels. What size and backspacing are you running?

    8. #8
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      The fronts are 17x8" with 4.5" backspace. The rears are 17x9.5" with 5.5" backspace. They were supposed to be 5" backspace. They fit just fine, but I threw a 1/4" spacer in the rears to bring them out towards the fenders more. I also rolled the rear fender lip. Tires on the front are 245/45-17 and the rears are 285/40-17.

    9. #9
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      Jul 2013
      Location
      Gilbert, AZ
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      Looks great! I've always really liked those later Camaros.
      Josh Campbell- Pushing the limits of my HOA since 2011
      71 Firebird- 455, Ridetech front suspension. https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...04#post1124504
      67 Camaro RS/SS clone, Speedtech front suspension, coilovers, soon to get LT1/T56.
      82 Z28- cheapie beater, soon to get a 406.
      66 Mustang coupe- 393, T-5, sold. https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...-Coupe-GT393-C

    10. #10
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      Thanks.

    11. #11
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      Added some aluminum fender braces that Jegs sells.











    12. #12
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      Jan 2014
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      Dixon, IL
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      I had a friend of mine take some pictures for me yesterday. He used to do photography and has a nice set up for taking pictures. Here are a bunch of pictures from the shoot. Enjoy!










































    13. #13
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      Mar 2006
      Location
      California City Ca.
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      398
      nice makes me miss my 78Z.
      Dale Hayes
      87 turbo t
      turbonetics t60, pet stock location intercooler, ride tech coilovers, rjc exhaust, 60lb injectors with tt chip, ported heads and intake, ported tb, baer brakes, roh 17 inch wheels....now need to finish paint and get it put back together.

    14. #14
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      Charlotte
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      That car is super clean - looks great!
      2005 LeMans Blue Corvette w/ T56 & Z51 & C6Z06 Brakes, Build Thread: https://www.pro-touring.com/showthread.php?64496
      2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD LLY / Allison
      2014 Chevy SS LS3 / 4 Door

    15. #15
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      Jan 2014
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      Dixon, IL
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      Thanks guys!

    16. #16
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      New pictures with the new seats I put in. They are the Procar Rally seats. They do have the issue of sitting a little high though. That will be something I'll work on this winter.



















    17. #17
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      Love the seats and those wheels. Look similar to the ones I plan to use on my 74 Chevelle. Great looking car.

    18. #18
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      Thank you!

    19. #19
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      No real update other than I started gathering the parts needed for the C5 front disk brake swap that I'll be putting LS1 calipers on for clearance. I've got most of the parts to do it, but waiting till I get tubular control arms this winter. So I will probably start that project in Feb. or March.

    20. #20
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      Jan 2014
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      Just another little update. I have everything now for the C5/LS1 front brake conversion and ordered the upper and lower control arms from PTFB. The lower control arms have about a 3 week wait, but I don't really plan on starting this for about another month.

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