NastyZ28 Forum



Go Back   NastyZ28.com > Body & Chassis Restoration > Body Restoration
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2010, 10:17:49 PM   #1
MR. FBDY
Lifetime Gold Member
 
MR. FBDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Albany Area, NY
Posts: 3,835
Difference between Z28 & Trans Am wheel flares

Here is pictures to show the physical difference between the wheel flares on the Z28 vs. the T/A.

REAR FLARES:.....................T/A on the left................Z28 on the right



REAR FLARES:......................T/A on the left................Z28 on the right



REAR FLARES:......................T/A on the left................Z28 on the right



FRONT FLARES::....................T/A on the left................Z28 on the right



FRONT FLARES:......................T/A on the left................Z28 on the right



FRONT FLARES:......................T/A on the left................Z28 on the right

__________________
Camaro Mike of "NY"
1970 RS/SS/Z28 Project Princess
1970 w/Z28 options
1971 RS/SS/ZZ502
1972 SS 454 BM Phase III
1970 Chevy C-10
1981 Z28 NCE convertible
MR. FBDY is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 10:36:10 PM   #2
KJZ28
Lifetime Gold Member
 
KJZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Brewsterico, New Fail
Posts: 3,123
I thought you meant the flare on the actual fender!! But I am surprised on those differences!!
KJZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 06:29:01 AM   #3
Damon23
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,586
I'm shocked as well. You think GM would have saved a little dough and made them the same. Tooling for two different flares that look almost identical is crazy, but then again that was then. Thanks for the lesson.
__________________
"Experience is something you gain when you dont get what you wanted."- Dr. Randy Pausch

Actions speak louder than bumper stickers. Vote 2012.
Damon23 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 07:29:24 AM   #4
Hoot
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Greenville MS
Posts: 1,478
wheel openings are alot different so not a surprise. Nice to see them side by side so people can use as a reference while at a swap meet or something. Trying to find them for their car.
__________________
1973 Firechicken "Troy Built"
Project thread http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130791
Member of the Dark Side
Nothing to it, but to Duit !
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 04:49:45 PM   #5
goner1
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver Island BC
Posts: 3
Is the Z28 supposed to have the welting like the T/A one has?
My 81 Z28 is just going into the body shop and I'm not sure if it is supposed to get the welting or not.
goner1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 06:29:48 PM   #6
Kamikaze
Lifetime Gold Member
 
Kamikaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: So. Lake Tahoe CA. USA
Posts: 5,014
Not only that but look really good at a firebird and notice the difference from the mid-body line down compared to the Camaros. It is especially noticiable just above the rocker panel
__________________
Vehicles were made to be driven! Classic is cool but stock is boring!
Kamikaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 11:43:18 PM   #7
goner1
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver Island BC
Posts: 3
Are front spoilers supposed to have the welting on their seam too?
goner1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2010, 05:01:53 PM   #8
West Texas Z
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damon23
I'm shocked as well. You think GM would have saved a little dough and made them the same. Tooling for two different flares that look almost identical is crazy, but then again that was then. Thanks for the lesson.


my thoughts exactly
__________________
GONE: 1974 Camaro Bumblebee
West Texas Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Messages from Our Sponsors !
Awesome NastyZ28.com Merchandise !!

T-shirts, wearing apparel

Drinkware, Mouse Pads, Decals

Old 06-16-2011, 12:09:09 PM   #9
Dane Laney
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Asheville, N.C.
Posts: 9
flares

I put 79TA frt spoiler and fender flares on a 77 camaro I had no problem, after I totaled that one I used same spoiler on my 68rs, had to cut it down, narrow it and so, but looked great on both, I acually like the TA spoiler better, not really sure what or if it would fit on newer modles,, bit of useless info, only problem was on 68 running really large front tires, no room, I will fix that problem one day because that spoiler looks too good on 68,
Dane Laney is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



Copyright © 1997 - 2014 NastyZ28.com Inc.
Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.