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  1. 1981gMachine

    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Well, I'll add more meat to this later but for now this is a good start. My sig has the up to date specs.



    Old school pics of my 1st camaro, that ended up donating it's frame when I wrecked the new one. I spent most of the summer doing bodywork on the car.

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  2. 1981gMachine

    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    These are pics my dad took before I bought the car. I actually never saw the car before I bought it. He told be about it over the phone and I said buy it. This was when I was 17 years old. I already had the other camaro to my name since I was 15.

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    Here's without the snow on top of it

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  3. 1981gMachine

    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I don't have many pics during this stage of the car's life. Didn't have a digital camera back then. But This is what I do have

    Before I could afford wheels and tires

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  4. 1981gMachine

    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    After about 6 months of saving, I bought wheels and tires and for $100 had the exhaust finished from purple hornies back.

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  5. 1981gMachine

    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Then the wreck, happen a few months after I started driving the car. Inexperience plus, 4.10 posi equals bad news.

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  6. 1981gMachine

    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So the only repair pics I have. My 1st camaro gave up it's frame for the wrecked one. I sanded the whole thing down and painted the frame and rad support. After a 12hr day we had everything swapped between the two cars except the sheet metal and small stuff.

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  7. 1981gMachine

    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Old taillights, and the ones I polished up for it

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    Did some suspension work, here are the few pics I have of it. QA1's at all 4 corners, plated the rear frame rails for strength. All brackets were made from scratch. Fatman Fab control arms in the front. Poly bushings everywhere I could put them. Solid motor mounts.

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  9. 1981gMachine

    1981gMachine Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    To end this for now I’ll post the “glamour shots”

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  10. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    looks good!

    where you get the new tail lights?
     

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