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  • I bought my old 02 Z28 back.

    I figured the title was fitting since this is the second time I have bought one of my old fbodys back (previously my 1993 z28). Some of the ?older folk? might remember that one.

    I?m trying out this tapatalk stuff. I?m not sure how many people are on these ?forums? now a days since so much has switched over to Facebook.

    Anywho, now that I?m and old man with a wife and a 5month old, this is just a slow project car.

    I?m in the middle of getting it torn down for paint. I?ll be respraying the whole car.

    It has a Hooker blackheart true duals on stock cats and manifolds. It needs headers, bad.

    A4 (may 6 speed swap down the road)
    138k
    Ttops
    Interior is immaculate for its age.

    I?ll be putting in new axles and bearings as they are humming quite bad.

    New bmr springs and shocks are waiting to go on.




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    1993 Z28 Camaro M6- SOLD
    1999 Z28 Camaro M6- SOLD
    2008 Ford Fusion SE - DD
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    Oh I definitely remember that car (and the '93, before it).

    There are still some of us here, trying to reignite the forum, haha.
    Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

    "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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    • #3
      Welcome back!

      13th!!! Annual Michigan FBody Meet & Greet Car Show 2017
      June 10th, 2017 - 9am to 3pm!!!
      Bakers of Milford, Milford, MI



      Classics only cost alot if you add up what you spend!

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      • #4
        That's a good looking car / color. Glad you got it back.
        DynoDave
        POCI # 72200



        1988 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

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        • #5
          This was the one I thought you should never have let go. Glad it has come back to you! Also glad that it's getting some high-quality love right away with the paint and springs. Congratz!

          "PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals" -- 1977z28Will

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          • #6
            Welcome Back!
            Western Michigan Camaro Club ~ President
            1987 Camaro IROC-Z Pearl White & Black w/ Red Pearl, 355 TPI, A4, 3:42, AirRide,"GOMARO"
            2017 Silverado Double Cab Z71 Pepperdust Metallic, 5.3, A6, 3:42, "SASYZ71"
            2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT White, 3800
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            "A government big enough to give you everything you want,
            is strong enough to take everything you have." — Thomas Jefferson

            "Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who
            are willing to work and give to those who would not."
            Thomas Jefferson

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            • #7
              Welcome back! Very nice - always loved that color.

              That BH system is easily adapted to LT's - I think a lot of folks over on LS1Tech were mating them to the Speed Engineering headers. I love my Blackheart system (I have the mid-length BH headers).
              2000 SS Convertible #1414 - Light Pewter 6 Speed

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Atrus
                Welcome back! Very nice - always loved that color.

                That BH system is easily adapted to LT's - I think a lot of folks over on LS1Tech were mating them to the Speed Engineering headers. I love my Blackheart system (I have the mid-length BH headers).
                Glad to hear, it?s simply way to tame sounding right now. Although it?s nice letting the car warm up on the cooler mornings and not walking up the neighborhood.


                Progress on the front bumper. Grill hole delete!


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                1993 Z28 Camaro M6- SOLD
                1999 Z28 Camaro M6- SOLD
                2008 Ford Fusion SE - DD
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                • #9
                  I feel like it's just got a great sound without being obnoxious. I bet headers would help it out a ton. Letting off the gas and hearing the engine wind back down is pure auditory heaven for me.

                  And, FWIW - I have an LS6 intake, the BH system, and a tune. Put down ~350hp/348tq at the last dyno day. Stock, I was 312hp/326tq in very similar weather conditions on the same dyno.
                  2000 SS Convertible #1414 - Light Pewter 6 Speed

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Atrus
                    I feel like it's just got a great sound without being obnoxious. I bet headers would help it out a ton. Letting off the gas and hearing the engine wind back down is pure auditory heaven for me.

                    And, FWIW - I have an LS6 intake, the BH system, and a tune. Put down ~350hp/348tq at the last dyno day. Stock, I was 312hp/326tq in very similar weather conditions on the same dyno.
                    IIRC, you?re 6 speed right? Last dyno day I was fortunate enough to take this car and it put down 298rwhp 323rwtq through the auto with a Lid, otherwise stock.


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                    1993 Z28 Camaro M6- SOLD
                    1999 Z28 Camaro M6- SOLD
                    2008 Ford Fusion SE - DD
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                    • #11
                      Yup, M6. Actually, I did have the lid on the 'stock' run. That and EGR/AIR delete were the only mods.
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                      • #12
                        Got the bumper grille holes filled in (for the most part) today. Still need to sand and refill. I used a semi rigid bumper repair. Repaired it from the back with some backing then from the front. I have a few stress cracks that need to be sanded out then I?ll be priming the whole bumper.

                        I ordered some mesh grill to put behind the 2 openings. I?ll paint it black. Just something subtle.

                        I really need to do the springs and shocks/struts (whatever they are) before I take it to paint next weekend. I?d like to do the rear axle bearings too but rear ends aren?t my strong suit but I briefly remember how to do them when from when I did them on my 99z I had back when.

                        I?m not totally set on these wheels (C7 stingrays). I have the set of 10 spokes I sold the car with but 2 are cracked so fortunately I have connections at weldcraft and they should be able to fix me up. Then I?ll send the off to be powdercoated then probably throw these up for sale.






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                        1999 Z28 Camaro M6- SOLD
                        2008 Ford Fusion SE - DD
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mcalus View Post
                          shocks/struts (whatever they are)
                          Shocks all the way around - though the fronts are more like a strut, given their coil-over nature, but the upper control arm makes them technically still a shock.
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                          • #14
                            Got a bit more done on the bumper. Should be ready to prime Monday. Also sprayed this little front bracket thingy. It was a bit faded and dingy. I ended up going with a dark charcoal ?magnetic metallic? (ford color). I think I?m also going to do my headlight brackets and fender brackets this color as well. Maybe my intake down the road.

                            I?ll also be lightly tinting the parking lights as well as getting new depo headlights. Should compliment the front end well.










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                            1993 Z28 Camaro M6- SOLD
                            1999 Z28 Camaro M6- SOLD
                            2008 Ford Fusion SE - DD
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                            • #15
                              Where does that reinforcement go? Behind the bumper?
                              Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

                              "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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