Aero79z's forever project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Aero79z, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Aero79z

    Aero79z New Member

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    Hey everyone, I’ve been using Nasty Z28 to get information for my build since 2014 so I figured it was about time to make a project progress.


    Back in 2014 I was turning 16 and needed my first car and after a few months of searching I finally found what I wanted. A rubber bumper Z28 with a 4 speed and a 350 that I could afford. It was a 79 that started life in Arizona so luckily there wasn’t as much rust as I’m used to up here in Pennsylvania.As the thread title suggest I plan on keeping this car for the rest of my life because I know i'll never stop kicking myself if I ever had to get rid of it… no matter how many times it breaks and how much money I spend on it. I took these pictures the day I brought it home. The flat black is rough to say the least,and earned it the nickname of the Batmobile to most people when I was in High School.

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    Today the car looks like this

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    I’m writing this from college right now and the cars back home so I’ll have to get better pictures of the full car next time I’m home. I’ve done a good amount of work to the car since I bought it, and I’ll probably be posting more specifics on what I've done gradually. As the car sits now it has the 350 in it still, A Tremec TKO 600 with a Hurst Blackjack shifter, A full 3 inch exhaust, Wilwood 6 pistons up front and 4 pistons out back (everything in the brake system is brand new at this point except the pedal), and Boss 338’s wrapped in 245/40-18’s up front and 275/40-18’s out back. This site has been a big help to me so I just wanted to share what it's helped me do, and help others out doing similar work.
     
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  2. 1978 Z/28

    1978 Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    looks good
    I still have my 78 Z that I bought new. Asked girl friend in 1982 before wedding not to make me sell it, glad I did still have both. Now that I am retired I am restoring it. Did you use a hurst driveline tko-600. which headlight halo ring did you use
     
  3. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

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    It came out quite well.Keep up the good work.
     
  4. Aero79z

    Aero79z New Member

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    1978 Z/28 I did use Hurst Drivleines TKO 600. And the headlights came from Redline Lumtronix. this is the exact kit I used they were super simple to install. http://haloheadlights.co/7-inch-white-diamond-multi-color-halo-projector-headlight/
     
  5. Lencross

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  6. 1972_Z-28

    1972_Z-28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Great story and GL with your studies in college and progress on your car. It is nice seeing young people build or/and have feeling for thier car and not treating like a throw away item.
    My son is a Sr. In high school and plans to keep his car forever also. 92 RS Camaro about to get the LS swap treatment.
     
  7. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Love the wheels, they look great, and have fun working on it !! And welcome to the site, keep posting !!
     
  8. earnhardtgm3

    earnhardtgm3 Veteran Member

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    Nice looking car-keep up the progress.
     

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