Theres threads about 70-73s, 74, and 77s. there isnt really a good thread about the rubber nose cars, so i figure i would start one. post pics of your car, progress, project, pile of parts, anything that has to do with 78-81 camaros. lets here storys about how you got them, why you bought a 78-81 over other years. ill start i guess. it all began with me growing up, and my dad having a blue 80z28. it was a 350 4 speed car, it had bowtie heads, flat top pistons, big cam, and the usual edelbrock stuff. i remember riding in the car with my dad, (i was about nine years old) he used to race 5L mustangs and porches all the time. I loved that car, i remember i used to sit in it, go through the gears.... haha, i told my dad about how i used to pretend to drive, he replied with "thats why it was always flooded". thats what got me into the late model 2nd gens at a young age. the blue 80z28 was sold when i was about 10 years old, and rolled by the next owner. We were told the car was doing somthing like 140+mph when it crashed. Fast forward 5 years of absolutly no hot rods, i was 16 years old and itching for a camaro. One day i got a phone all from my grandpa saying how he saw a camaro forsale for $2900. i went and looked at it... i was disapointed to find out it was a 77 LT (i wanted a 78-81 z28). i ended up buying it anyways for $2500. I still wanted a 78-81 z28, but i didnt have the moneybecause i was busy building the 77LT. fast forward a year of fun with the big bumper camaro, one day i was dreaming about an 80z28 i found on craiglist while at school, i told my dad about it when i got home and he actually wanted to go look at it. well we bought it with intensions for a father son project, but it turned into a son project because my dad was busy with his supercharged mustang. we paid $1500 for the z28 here is the pic from the craiglist ad, it wore its original paint, and the interior was untouched. it was missing the motor and trans, and needed a full resto. heres a pic of it when i got it home. its a 350 4 speed car, 3.08 posi, delux interior, pwr windows and locks, T-tops non AC. im in the slow process of restoring the 80z28 now heres anouther car i picked up, its a base model 1980 camaro. i bought it from a kid in town for $400. i didnt need anouther camaro, but i did need a daily driver, so i traded my dad the camaro for a 99 GMC jimmy that needed head gaskets and a tranny. [ the car ran and drove great, but my dad wasnt happy with the 267, so he put a zz502 in, a few weeks ago i put in the th400, and the 9" one day while looking for parts for my 80z28 i found a guy that has a few in his yard, we got to talking and i found out his son has an 81z28 forsale. i told my dad about the car, my dad contacted the son, and we found out that we know the car, we inspected it at my dads shop a few years ago. we brought it to my dads shop and had a second look. my dad ended up buying it for just over $10k. the car is absolutly mint its original, un restored, original paint in great shape. its an 81z28 auto, 342 posi, pwr windows and locks. a few weeks ago he blew up the origonal trans racing me in my 77 camaro now lets here you story, and see you pics.