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Old 02-01-2009, 11:16:23 PM   #1
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This is difference between Camaro & Firebird flares and body lines

Since there has been some recent questions about this, I took pictures of a camaro Z28 and a Trans am I have here in the yard.

Camaro


Rounded top of flare





Notice the lower body line on door


Notice the lower body line on fender


Trans Am




Top of flare has point


Notice NO lower body line on fender


Notice NO lower body line on door


Hope this helps
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:20:03 PM   #2
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Thanks. I think I was the only confused one that inspired the questions. I've owned 2nd gen camaros so you'd think I would have noticed the body line... apparently I am not that perceptive!
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:23:14 PM   #3
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Yes, you were the one that I posted this for, but I have seen others ask in the past, and some don't realize the difference until they buy the wrong set of doors.

BTW: I found a good driver side door and I still have to look in my storage for what I have there.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:26:25 PM   #4
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You are only 2.5 hours from my parents, whom I visit pretty often, so I will plan on coming to get big parts from you all in one shot, when I can pick them up with my truck.

Driver's side is the worst door on the Firebird so that is good to know. If you can find fenders too that will be great

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Old 02-02-2009, 12:07:26 AM   #5
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Sticky for the body section.

Thanks Mike
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:07:23 AM   #6
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no kiddin... I had no idea the Birds had no body line below the door...
I think I'd prefer that on my Camaro though... too bad that's extended to the fender and quarter too.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:24:33 AM   #7
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Which one is the Mustang ??










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Old 02-02-2009, 01:37:24 AM   #8
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the one in your garage.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:42:19 AM   #9
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the one in your garage.

Mine stays outside.....lol

Motorcycles get priority in garage.

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Old 02-02-2009, 01:00:15 PM   #10
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it would take only one photo of a camaro door on a firebird or vice versa to show everyone the difference in belt lines (my buddy and I tried it in the mid 80's) its higher on the firebird given the added advantage of having more room under/in the rear wheelwells
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:48:57 PM   #11
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The spoilers are different too

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Old 02-06-2009, 12:57:15 AM   #12
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firebirds also had fender welting of the same color i found out at the last swap meet a lady was selling tit marked for fire birds so i started ??? and found out i have noticed it on factory cars that havnt been messed withyou shoudl wd40 theo side pipe ace i like em i think there cool on there id likt to here em without discs in em or is it a glasspack i run headers and glasspaccks thats it everyone sys its loud i just thought it was the sub thet me know if ya want to part with those those arent the real ones though are they??
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:31:20 PM   #13
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the front edge of the camaro door is also sharper-more of a point in the middle, and the firebird door is rounded. i've sold both and every once in a while i have someone try and tell me that they will interchange-that they have done it in the past....yes, you can bolt the door into the hole to keep critters out, but they do not work.
it must be the same people who put firebird doors on the ultra rare camero's.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:31:42 PM   #14
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it must be the same people who put firebird doors on the ultra rare 4 door camero's.

yep same ones.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:47:29 PM   #15
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The spoilers are different too


And this is an example of a Firebird spoiler... (Which as far as tall spoilers go...I think look the best)
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