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  • [Project] 1996 Camaro Z28 LT1 Project

    I bought this car for $1000 last summer. Body was in pretty good shape, and the interior was kinda trashed. I had a lot of parts from a '95 V6 that I had wrecked my senior year in high school, so I wanted to using parts from that one to fix this one up. On the outside, all we had to do was pop out one small dent and replace the front and rear bumpers (which survived the '95 rollover). I replaced the entire interior, except for the dash and console:













    the '96, the wrecked '95, and my mom's '00 in the back:


    It wasn't running on all cylinders, so we bought it figuring we could swap a different engine into it. Pics of the engine removal fiasco:













    my dad was pretty happy that we finally got it out lol


    When we got the engine out, we discovered why it wasn't running right: one of the belts wore through two of the spark plug wires. So we replaced the plugs and wires, put the engine back in, and I'm gonna be driving it (hopefully) this summer. I just bought a rebuilt 4L60E automatic transmission from a guy in Kansas, and today I bought these Pacesetter ceramic longtube headers from a guy in Utah today for $285 shipped:







    More to come!

    1996 Camaro Z28 cam, heads, stall, and a few other goodies
    Alumni Member, MSU Racing Club
    THREE-PEAT MiFbody Meet & Greet "Longest Hauler Award" 2010, 2011, 2012
    Originally posted by JasonH
    It's amazing what you can get done when you throw copious amounts of money at something.

  • #2
    Looking good.

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    • #3
      You are just full of win.

      Maybe in a year or two you will want to sell the v6...
      1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - 6 Speed

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      • #4
        Best of both worlds IMO the LT1 and V6 4th gen, I am kicking myself for buying the Blazer (although I love it) over a 4th gen v6 for a daily driver... If I was you I would hold onto the v6 and all of its history!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nascarnate326 View Post
          You are just full of win.

          Maybe in a year or two you will want to sell the v6...
          Originally posted by Darrenscamaro View Post
          Best of both worlds IMO the LT1 and V6 4th gen, I am kicking myself for buying the Blazer (although I love it) over a 4th gen v6 for a daily driver... If I was you I would hold onto the v6 and all of its history!
          year or two? more like week or two, lol. I'm probably gonna list the V6 for sale as soon as I get home. I suppose I could list it for sale on here so maybe we could keep track of it, but the car's in Wisconsin right now...I was planning on that being my project until I found out I could actually insure the Z28 (our old insurance guy fails at life). I already have a '99 Grand Am for a school/winter DD, so having two (nearly identical-looking) Camaros would seem kinda pointless. Not to mention that my family currently has 11 cars for 4 people, so we should look at reducing the size of our fleet.

          1996 Camaro Z28 cam, heads, stall, and a few other goodies
          Alumni Member, MSU Racing Club
          THREE-PEAT MiFbody Meet & Greet "Longest Hauler Award" 2010, 2011, 2012
          Originally posted by JasonH
          It's amazing what you can get done when you throw copious amounts of money at something.

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          • #6
            youll have to list it here! give this car a chance to stay in this Family!

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            • #7
              not gonna lie, I don't really want to lose track of it either, lol. It's up

              1996 Camaro Z28 cam, heads, stall, and a few other goodies
              Alumni Member, MSU Racing Club
              THREE-PEAT MiFbody Meet & Greet "Longest Hauler Award" 2010, 2011, 2012
              Originally posted by JasonH
              It's amazing what you can get done when you throw copious amounts of money at something.

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              • #8
                pretty cool build, Im hoping next week my car goes under the knife aswell, I bet you cant wait to drive the lt1 though

                "You can get a lot more done with a kind word and a gun,than with a kind word alone."-Al Capone
                "Ever since we was kids,we always knew that people can be bought.It was only a question of who did the buyin' and for how much"-Charlie "Lucky" Luciano

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                • #9
                  Get to it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Yoshi94 View Post
                    Get to it.
                    yeah, I can't wait. I gotta wait until the end of next week though, since the car's in WI and I'm still at MSU lol

                    1996 Camaro Z28 cam, heads, stall, and a few other goodies
                    Alumni Member, MSU Racing Club
                    THREE-PEAT MiFbody Meet & Greet "Longest Hauler Award" 2010, 2011, 2012
                    Originally posted by JasonH
                    It's amazing what you can get done when you throw copious amounts of money at something.

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                    • #11
                      Looks like you got the start of a great project. Good luck, Eric L

                      1997 Camaro SS #2819 M6, Red, 3.42, 1 of 27, Ttops, BBK shorty headers, Flowmaster cat back, 1.6 rr, LT4 valve springs, ASAM CAI, Centerforce clutch, runs 12s, breaks 10 bolts.
                      http://s602.photobucket.com/albums/t...20Camaro%20SS/


                      1963 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200, 6.0 LS3, Carb, Rapid Motorsports Dominator 2X cam.
                      http://s602.photobucket.com/albums/t...uth%20Valiant/

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                      • #12
                        so wait the 95 you rolled was green too?
                        -Joel
                        1995 Z28 M6 - AI226/234 - autocross ricer
                        1984 Scottsdale K10 - 305/4bbl/4spd


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                        • #13
                          I 've never seen some do a tune up that way.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JoeliusZ28 View Post
                            so wait the 95 you rolled was green too?
                            yes it was

                            Originally posted by bri2203 View Post
                            I 've never seen some do a tune up that way.
                            haha funny

                            1996 Camaro Z28 cam, heads, stall, and a few other goodies
                            Alumni Member, MSU Racing Club
                            THREE-PEAT MiFbody Meet & Greet "Longest Hauler Award" 2010, 2011, 2012
                            Originally posted by JasonH
                            It's amazing what you can get done when you throw copious amounts of money at something.

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                            • #15
                              Yesterday my transmission and headers shipped from Kansas and Utah, respectively. I hope to have them by the end of this week or the beginning of next week.

                              1996 Camaro Z28 cam, heads, stall, and a few other goodies
                              Alumni Member, MSU Racing Club
                              THREE-PEAT MiFbody Meet & Greet "Longest Hauler Award" 2010, 2011, 2012
                              Originally posted by JasonH
                              It's amazing what you can get done when you throw copious amounts of money at something.

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