Help me with what my car is please!1

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  1. 1971CamaroZ28

    1971CamaroZ28 New Member

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    Folks, I received this car from a friend who did not want it anymore. I think it is a real Z28, based on the bigger diameter front sway, a bit bigger than 1" diameter. About 1.1". Further, it does have Z28 heads. The car has 8800 original miles and has been sitting since 1979. The car is from Utah originally. Looks to be a drag car as there are a number of modified parts/additions. Any help on the good or bad is GREATLY appreciated!! I want to restore it, but maybe pro-street?

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  2. 1971CamaroZ28

    1971CamaroZ28 New Member

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    cadillac_al Veteran Member

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    I always love the woodgrain on the inside of the 70. I'm diggin' those gold Cragers too. I have never seen those. I can't help on the original Z though.
     
  6. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's a 1971 Van Nuys built V8 Camaro (Dec?)
    Looks like an original Deluxe interior but the RS bumpers and Z28 badges were later additions.
    It looks to have been built with A/C but that was stripped out of the engine compartment.
    IIRC... Z28s didn't get A/C until later.

    Lots of info here to identify a Z28 or SS --> http://www.nastyz28.com/faq/2gcdiff.html#verify70

    If the floor and frame are solid... it's a great car to build.
     
  7. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    It is difficult to identify modified cars. The heads on your engine are 1969-1970 heads and were not used in 1971, so they aren't original. The same goes for the 12 bolt rear end. It was no longer made in 1971.
    Beyond that, the things you can look for are the floor mounted gas pedal that only Z28 had. The rest of the Camaros had the gas pedal suspended from the firewall. I can't see on the pictures which one your car has.
    As already mentioned, the car shows evidence of air conditioning which absolutely rules out it having been a Z28. The heater controls look like A/C controls, and the A/C vents in the center of the dash would not be on a Z28.
    Also, a Z28 had only two options for transmissions. If automatic, it would be a TH400. If a manual, it would be a Muncie 4 speed. If the car has either of these trannys, look for the matching VIN on the tranny.
    Another small item is the two small "fangs" below the rear bumper. These were only on Z28 and other Camaros with deluxe bumper. Deluxe bumper had rubber strips along them, so the mounting holes give away that option with just a quick look.
     
  8. 1971CamaroZ28

    1971CamaroZ28 New Member

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    Thanks gents!

    The floor and frame are good. I guess I will build.

    Based on the pics are any of the parts valuable for resale?
     
  9. 1971CamaroZ28

    1971CamaroZ28 New Member

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    Also is that chrome front bumper factory original?
     
  10. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    No on that bumper. That car would have a full front bumper. The split bumper design was only foun on the RS models. Welcome to the club. Have fun with your build.
     

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