Import guy looking into a 2nd gen Camaro

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  1. S13Koop

    S13Koop OG Lurker

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    Not particularly this one, but there are a few in my area that would make great projects.
    Plenty of first gens around but I'm really liking these much better.
    Anything I should know about them while I'm out looking?
     
  2. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    floors, 1/4's and door sag
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    Rear frame rails too but if your getting a true TX most of that won't matter.
     
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    These cars are poised for an increase in value.
     
  5. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    I like early second gens, but the later ones look like crap with that steel truck bumper and then then the urethane bumper that came in just before the 3rd gens. I like the odd generations the best (1st, 3rd, and 5th).
     
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    Yea, I barely noticed the split bumper thing. I like those better.
    I also found a link to Dale Earnhart Jr's 2nd gen, god damn that thing is sick!!!
     
  7. Light Speed

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    let me guess you just saw transformers :ugh:
     
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    um, no
    and totally different body asshat :gtfo:
     
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    Watch for rust in corners of dash and front posts
     
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    UH.. the one in transformers IS a 2nd gen camaro. asshat. :rolleyes:
     
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    Quite the difference, regardless of what gen it is
     
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    AcidAngel_5.0 Pure 0wnage

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    Dale Jrs ... before paint.. nice
     
  13. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir WHM6D > *

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    Which one?

    There are two Camaros in the movie, a 2nd gen which later turns into a 5th gen.
     
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    Yes, they were talking about the 5th generation Camaro, since it is very difficult to mistake one for a 2nd generation, are these the questions people post to gain eleventybillion post count?
     
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    This thread has nothing to do with any Camaro newer than 1973!!
     
  16. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    The big bumper era sucked, I like the late second gen stuff, 79-81 in particular.
     
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    we are a rare breed
     
  18. blown nova

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    Agreed
     
  19. dwright406

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    I've been into '70 - '73's since the early '90's when I bought my first one.
    I've had probably 7+ of them over the years.
    The one I have now I plan on keeping, they're getting too hard to come across, and I've got 3 years of work into it.
    That being said I wouldn't pass up a clean full bumper even if I was in the market specifically for a split bumper, "RS", FWIW the red example in the first post isn't a 'true' split bumper, that's a standard Camaro with RS bumperettes.
    There is no way to tell if a Camaro came with the RS option unless the original paperwork or build sheet is with the car specifying that it was or wasn't ordered with the option. So if done right a well executed "cloning" of an RS is indistinguishable. Just takes the right parts to interchange.

    It's getting to the point now that full bumper Camaros are the ones that aren't so common because everybody wants a split bumper, so now my standard '70 is almost 'uncommon', which is just fine with me.

    I'm in the Houston area too, cars around here usually fare better than cars from further north, you should be able to find a clean one to start with without having to look too far. I saw one on Houston Craigslist today for $300, but I wouldn't expect much for the price.

    The usual rusting areas are the lower fender tips and lower quarters, lower corners of the windshield, rear frame rails and floor/trunk pans. Basically where moisture will sit.

    I'll agree they are increasing in value, that's already being seen. I paid $1500 for mine 3 years ago, put another ~$3k into restoring it (that's doing all the work myself, so no labor is factored in), so I've got less than $5g's in mine, now it's worth around $12 - $15 grand.

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    More here: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/774835/1
     

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