So I thought I'd get started on this web site, I'm thinking its a good place to document my build, learn a few things, and share a few things. Just brought home my latest project a 79 Z28 that was already a project in progress. The guy I got it from has spent a lot of money on it up until his wife left him, thus he had to sell. I'll post more about the car and its status, now I'm gonna talk about how proud I am to have the history I do with Camaros. My very first car at age 16 was a 70 Camaro base model, 307 3 speed, the car had 65k miles on it when purchased for 1500, the only reason mom and dad let me have it was because it had a 2 barrel carb. What a dog, not long after I got it I put on headers, air shocks, keystone rims, oh and an 8 track stereo. This is it in the photo below, notice the CB radio antenna, that CB saved my butt one night. I remember one of the first signs it was a POS was when the car was puffing white smoke when you let off it, another month later it would smoke when you got on it and wont even turn the tires over. So I saved up and bought a 327 from a machine shop that was in to drag racing. The whole motor installed was 700.00, that was in 1978. What a huge improvement, but still it needed an intake and 4 barrel, would barely go over 80 MPH at 4000 RPM, it also needed a 4 speed, or auto. The doors were about to fall off the hinges were so bad, I drove it until 1982 when I got my second car a 79 Z28. Owned that car for 32 years until it was stolen in 2014, a bad deal it really caused me grief to loose that car. This is it in the photo below, you dont see many brown ones, it was bad ass. Also had a 79 Silverado lowrider shortbed 406ci/4speed, you can see parts of it in the photo below..used to go take it to cars shows, the truck won over 75 trophies. It won its class at the All truck Round Up. I used to take the Z28 to sound off competitions, it had 16 speakers and 700 watts, seen below are 2 - 8 inch woofers between the back seat which I split. check out the rear deck in the 2nd photo below those are 12 inch woofers. I was an electronics technician back then, this kind of stuff was my domain in the 80's. When I took the back seat out I found the build sheet, man I was so proud of this car for all those years it was a great car. I parked it when it had 175,000 miles on it, one of the exhaust valves had started sticking the tranny was slipping anf the suspension needed parts, again door hinges going bad. I out it in storage when I moved to florida and it was stolen before I could get it shipped down here. So its been eating at me for years, never getting that car back together, then loosing it the way I did, really pissed me off. I call the DMV every year or so to make sure its not showing up registered. I also have a reasonable clue as to who stole it but cant prove it and the cops only ask people questions they dont investigate. I gave up the search and broke down and went shopping my budget was 6 grand, I found this one on CL. Went and looked, talked the guy down to a reasonable amount, leaving me with half my initial budget. Brought it home, its got some potential, but it also has some problems from a well meaning, heart in the right place but cant do bodywork, guy I bought it from. Here is a pic of it on the trailer before I pulled away from his house. I'll post some more photos of both the good and bad on my next post, if it all pans out I got a pretty good deal.