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Bulwinkl
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted June 13, 2004 08:27 PM  
looking at buying used street stock Trans Am was woundering if camaro of the mid 70,s where the same body just for the ease of finding body part!! does any one on here run a trans am or have in the past and how do they do any help would be great thanks for your time

poorboy5792
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted June 14, 2004 09:12 AM  
basiclly the same, body lines are diffrent but they are interchangeable!!! been doing that four 7 years now!!!!

Bulwinkl
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted June 14, 2004 05:16 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by poorboy5792:
basiclly the same, body lines are diffrent but they are interchangeable!!! been doing that four 7 years now!!!!

what years are the same is it 74 75 76 ??? or is there more

15a
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 354
posted June 14, 2004 11:43 PM  
If you are concerned with the shape of the back window,('70-'74 used a smaller back window) all '75-'81 Camaros and Firebirds use the same basic quarterpanels and front fenders. Doors from '70-'81 are identical. '70-'81 parts interchange, but the taillight area and headlight fit on the quarters and front fenders are slightly different. 11 years to choose from. Also the front suspension had slight differences(bushing sizes,centerlinks,idler arms and pitman arms)for the second generation "F-Bodies".

Bulwinkl
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted June 17, 2004 04:08 PM  
thanks for your help is there any one still runnig these? i might need some help setting it up never run dirt track befor only off road desert racing so not used to turning only one way

poorboy5792
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted June 18, 2004 07:51 AM  
i am currently still running one!! will help the best i can!!!!!

rat406
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted June 18, 2004 07:29 PM  
i ran one a few years ago. they are getting hard to find around hear only a few guys run them now. my car was a little heavy and underpowered but i will tell you what i can.
as far as building it if your rules are wide open you may want to go with a metric. if not then a camaro is great right off the street. first thing is make shore you make it into a full frame car from the start. get som 2x3 and build from the front frame back. if your track rules allow then replace the rear section with box. keep the original locations. once you have a full frame all you need the body for is just for the body. use nothing of the unibody for racing purposes it is not safe. what i am saying is dont consider any part of the unibody when planning for strength of the cage it wil not hold up to racing. use the cage to support everything then use the unibody for looks. i originally tried to use the entire car. i spent alot of time later taking pieces out one cut up chunk at a time. if i had it to do over again i would have built the frame then pulled the entire body.

    

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