1981 Z28 restomod project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by LoweRider, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. LoweRider

    LoweRider New Member

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    Recently sold my 2015 Challenger scat pack so I could go back to owning my first love, I found a 1981 Z28 up in Anna, TX. I paid $3300 for it. No engine, No trans. Interior is in decent shape, but needs a little love, and will be changing the color from blue to black. The body needs a lot of love, doors are sagging so I'll need new door hinges, a few dents around, paint is garbage, front end and rear cosmetics need replacement. All in all, it's a good candidate for my restomod project.

    I work for Summit Racing, so the great discount on parts will help keep this project moving over the next few months or so. Yesterday, I ordered an iron LS engine, Lunati Voodoo forged crank and rods, and Wiseco forged pro series pistons. They will be sent to the machine shop when they arrive for balancing and prep for assembly. It is going to be a 403 stroker. It'll be a good foundation for when the day comes I decide to add turbos. It is going to be fuel injected with a FiTech system. A beefed up TH400 and Ford 9" rear end will be behind the powerplant.

    I also have a L88 hood coming from VFN in the next few weeks. When all of the body work is done, I'm having it painted Anthracite grey, blacking out the chrome trim, and getting the turn signals and rear lights blacked out for a stealth look.

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  2. Twisted72

    Twisted72 Veteran Member

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    Welcome to 2nd gen Family, working for summit has its perks (any chance to pass on some saving) sounds like you know the direction your going, keep us updated and if you have any questions there are plenty ready to give an answer
     
  3. LoweRider

    LoweRider New Member

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    Unfortunately, I couldn't help anyone out for discounts. They monitor the systems in store very closely and I could get in a lot of trouble even trying to help someone out.

    I spent a few weeks planning what I wanted to do. I'm going to start stripping the car down in a week or two. I need to get a new wiring harness in as well
     
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  4. Twisted72

    Twisted72 Veteran Member

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    Oh I understand ..never hurts to ask..look in to Haywire I bought one for mine and the quality is bar none
     
  5. LoweRider

    LoweRider New Member

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    luckily for me, the seller included an American AutoWire +20 harness when I bought it, so I have some money saved there.
     
  6. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

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    Nice score, Car looks in good shape. Was that on ebay?. Kinda looks familiar.
     
  7. LoweRider

    LoweRider New Member

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    It was on Craigslist. I bought it from a YouTuber called CorvetteBen. The car is in pretty good shape considering how long it's been sitting. it still has tags from 1995 on it. the subframe and engine bay have been painted black, just really dirty and needs to get cleaned up.
     
  8. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks like a great start to a great project! Looking forward to seeing pics as you work on her!
     
  9. LoweRider

    LoweRider New Member

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    umm..no? lol
     
  10. LoweRider

    LoweRider New Member

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    Bit of a hectic day, but I dropped the block and rotating assembly off at the machine shop today. Wasnt able to get pics because I was in a hurry (did it during my lunch break at work lol). Need to wait a couple weeks before I get them back. In the meantime, I have the heads, cam, springs, and gaskets on the way.
     

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