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My restored Camaro

Discussion in 'Members rides' started by chrisfromwa, Jul 18, 2014.

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  1. chrisfromwa

    chrisfromwa New Member

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    Hi,

    This is my 1984 Camaro, I bought it back in High School around 92 or so.
    I drove this car pretty much into the ground, by driving it to Seattle and back each day for work. When the cruddy V6 finally gave out, I had to decide what to do with it. Scrap it, or restore it.

    I decided to restore it, but make it better than how it was new. So I bought a 92Z28 as a parts car, and started to swap everything out. I added the GFX, swapped out the V6 for the 5.7 V8, put the newer style dash in, add all the options the 92 had that my car didn't.

    Other mods I've done

    Built custom LED tail lights, soldered in about 1000 LEDs
    Built custom LED parking lights
    Built custom LED fog lights
    Installed Bi-Xenon projector HID headlights
    Built a custom fiberglass sub box
    Built custom fiberglass kickpods

    How the car currently looks

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    For reference, here is how it originally looked
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    I have More pictures here
     
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Welcome to Gearhead Central @chrisfromwa

    Nice work on the car. Is the car set up the way you like it now or do you have more planned for it?

    James
     
  3. Soulwatcher

    Soulwatcher Member

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    Nice looking ride you have there, how long did it take you to restore the car? I want a project car but unfortunately I live on a fixed income and there is no way I would ever be able to afford it.

    Greg
     
  4. chrisfromwa

    chrisfromwa New Member

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    Thanks!
    It was about a 5 year project to get it drivable again.
    Now I'm finally at the point where I get to do the fun stuff with it.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 19, 2014 ---
    It's getting there, my next bigger project is to convert the single din size stereo opening to a double din. Then install some sort of touch screen type stereo.
    I also want to get the seats reupholstered is leather.

    Plus I'm sure I'll think of more stuff as I go :)
     
  5. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Nice. I was going to do a double din conversion when I was looking for a TJ. The JK has a larger opening. I wouldn't mind finding a good deal on a factory screen for mine but they go for way more then a higher end after market unit. If I could find one for $150 I would take it. I would like to keep some of the factory options.

    James
     
  6. chrisfromwa

    chrisfromwa New Member

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    Forgot to mention I've been car of the week on driiive.com too.

    Anyone else a member there?

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    Very nice, my brother has a show 1992 Mustang LX he has won numerous awards with the car and Ford Motor Company called him and wanted to use the car for a magazine article that they were doing. But my brother refused to let anyone touch his baby lol.

    Greg
     
  8. chrisfromwa

    chrisfromwa New Member

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    lol, I would love to have my car in a magazine!
     
  9. Troy_456

    Troy_456 New Member

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    You did an amazing job on that car. I love 3rd Gen Camaros. I had an 1986 Trans am with a 383 stroker. I miss that car everyday, I bought it when I was a sophomore in high school.
     
  10. chrisfromwa

    chrisfromwa New Member

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    Thanks, it was a lot of work but really happy with how it turned out.
     
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