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    Has there ever been a 2nd Gen Camaro thread, with lots of photos? I did a search and haven't found much. My older brother is building a pretty decent 1980 Z/28 and I want to send him pics of restomod or protouring 2nd Gens. So far, it's been pretty slim pickings.

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    Clint, not sure if you're on Lat-G but there are a few 2nd gen builds going on over there now.

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    Thanks, I'll do a search over there, also.

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    Don't forget to check out NastyZ28 also. I think that will be your best bet for build pics of 2nd gens.

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    Here is a couple .One is my 1979 Z-28 RS Pro-Touring Car . And another is just how extreme they got on aero during the 1977-81 time period .Such this IMSA Camel GTU Camaro race car.
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    Here is a link to the new ridetech 48 Hour Gen 2 Camaro and the ridetech Track 1 Camaro. Pictures...videos...and a complete breakdown of all part numbers used.

    https://www.ridetech.com/info/catego...build-journal/

    https://www.ridetech.com/info/catego...project-build/
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    I have a build going on right now. You can find it if you look for 78 Camaro Type PT. I'm behind on my updates but I'll fix that before long.

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    Not sure if you're aware...but 2nd gen Firebirds are essentially identical structurally speaking.

    Not sure how far down the rabbit hole you're trying to go.

    For a complete rebuild; there's my thread: https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/127202-76-Trans-Am

    Also. Detroitspeed's website has their project build threads available. Over 200 photos per car. I think there are over 4 2nd gen 'Maro builds up; complete with HD photos.

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    1978 Camaro Z/28
    4th gen interior, all custom redone front to end complete rebuild.
    C5 Front disks, Hotchkis TVS, Bilstein shock system to match, SC&C UCA's,
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    Appreciate all the leads to some good photos, if those cars. I'll try to check them out.

    I found this thread, in the archives.
    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...nd-gen-camaros

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    If there is a hard way to do something, I'll find it!
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    I would also look in the Pro Touring sites like Nasty Z-28 Lateral G. And or look up "1978-81 Pro Touring Camaros" there are a variety of sites to look at. Or some of the Car Magazines of that era Such as Hot Rod and Car Craft.

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    Google zed sled. Z28 Kevin Tetz built. I think car craft did a series on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zspoiler View Post
    I would also look in the Pro Touring sites like Nasty Z-28.
    Nastyz28 is not a Pro-touring site....
    It is strictly a 2nd gen Camaro site...mostly old school

    A few members like myself did pro-touring builds
    I am a member since 2001 and stopped posting there
    3 years ago.

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    Are you looking for any 2nd gen or later 2nd gens?

    Here are two of the better known (early) second gen Camaros in the pro-touring world. Most of the build process is still relevant to the later 2nd gen cars.

    Mary Pozzi's 1973 Camaro:

    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ht=1973+Camaro

    Brian Hobaugh's 1973 Camaro:

    https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=23997


    When using the search function, try entering a year and then the car model or trim level (Camaro, Z28, Firebird, Trans Am, Formula, etc) and you'll be more likely to find build threads. People aren't going to name their build thread something generic like "2nd gen build thread", but rather something more specific like, "79 Trans Am project." I won't get started on car project naming schemes.
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    My brother's build is a 1980 Z/28 so I was looking for later 2nd Gens.
    I've sent him a lot of pics,already. Thanks

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    Oh Yeah, now you're talking, Steve!





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