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1980 Camaro Berlinetta
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posted July 02, 2003 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1980 Camaro Berlinetta   Click Here to Email 1980 Camaro Berlinetta     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit 1980 Camaro Berlinetta's Homepage!   View 1980 Camaro Berlinetta's car!
What is the difference between a 70 1/2 & a 70 Camaro?

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patgizz
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posted July 02, 2003 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for patgizz   Click Here to Email patgizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit patgizz's Homepage!   View patgizz's car!
nothing, some dork made up 70 1/2 a long time ago cause they started production a little late.

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posted July 04, 2003 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OSU76LT   Click Here to Email OSU76LT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit OSU76LT's Homepage!   View OSU76LT's car!
LOL Pat. I never have understood why that actually stuck and continues to be used.
Have you ever asked anyone to see their title that says 70 1/2?

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lammy
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posted July 04, 2003 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lammy   Click Here to Email lammy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit lammy's Homepage!   View lammy's car!
It stickes because I think Ford put out a 1/2 year car. Gotta keep up with the jones and all. . . . though it was truley a 1/2 year, not just a late start on production.


So if my 81 has a build date after june can it be an 81 1/2??

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1980 Camaro Berlinetta
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Dad has a 64 1/2 Mustang.Is it just a half year because of late production????

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Cardinal
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posted July 05, 2003 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cardinal   Click Here to Email Cardinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
The story goes that GM had a strike on and that the Camaro was not started into production till late in 69 or into 70 thus the 1/2 year.

Another legend that won't die is the 396/402 in 70. Had a buddy who orderd a 396 in a 70 Camaro. He had engine oil consumption trouble which the dealer found to be the not seating. The dealer pulled the engine down, tried to install standard bore 396 rings in only to find that it was .030" overbored from factory (402 in other words).

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posted July 07, 2003 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for java2go   Click Here to Email java2go     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      View java2go's car!
Wasn't the first gen production carried over into the '70 model year?? I've read somewhere that in early '70 the GM "powers-that-be" changed horses in mid-stream and re-tooled for the "new" second gen style causing the 1/2 yr delay. But supposedly there were newly made first gens off the assembly line in '70 which were re-tagged as '69s...
Maybe this is just nit-picking, but it's still kinda interesting!!

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Chad Lawton
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posted July 07, 2003 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chad Lawton   Click Here to Email Chad Lawton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
In 1969 I wanted a Chevelle SS396. I couldn't afford one and bought a 383 Roadrunner. ( about 900 less) As I tired of the 70 foot turning radius and body roll, I started looking for another GM product. As 1970 passed by, I loved the new Camaro and finally ordered my Z28 in March 1971. So, I can tell you that a 70 Camaro has the eggcrate grill and a few other minor changes from the actual 69 model. It was produced into early 1970 as a new model. Then after the strike which effected the parts needed for the 2nd gen cars, the production started on the 70 1/2 new body style. So you could only order a 360 horse Z28 for about 6 months. Then the 1971 cars began selling in the usual September 1970 introduction. Hope you can understand that.

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