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Old 11-05-2010, 05:36 AM   #1
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may be picking this up saturday 1978 camaro lt...this for sure will be my twin turbo project!!!!!!!...but for completion will take getting rid of my supercharged 97 camaro..... "WHAT WOULD YOU DO"!!!!!!
LOVE MY LT1,HAD FOR 2 YEARS of BLOOD SWEET AND TEARS....BUT THE 78 IS MY BIRTH year..and some what of a CLASSIC.let alone being a grown mans car.
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wow im all for the 97 staying in the garage man but i understand a new project too and theres alot of room under that hood ever consider doing a turbo setup on the 97? hell i even got a pkt gen 2 kit im thinking of selling never ran brand new and its jet hot coated
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LOL JUST REVEALED MY AGE BUT DONT LOOK IT/NORE FILL LIKE IT!!!!!!
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I think if you're going to bother building an older vehicle you might as well find something 75 and older so it's smog exempt...
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I would only do it if you've ALWAYS wanted a '78 or similar 2nd Gen. Otherwise sell your LT1 car and trade up for something different. Vettes are getting cheaper.
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wow im all for the 97 staying in the garage man but i understand a new project too and theres alot of room under that hood ever consider doing a turbo setup on the 97? hell i even got a pkt gen 2 kit im thinking of selling never ran brand new and its jet hot coated
yeah thats gonna be my twin turbo project....nah a friend of mine is already running a turbo 97...
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I would only do it if you've ALWAYS wanted a '78 or similar 2nd Gen. Otherwise sell your LT1 car and trade up for something different. Vettes are getting cheaper.


lol ...nah im leaninig towards something old school....just something i'll fix up have fun then, eventually get bored of and sell.....
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lol ...nah im leaninig towards something old school....just something i'll fix up have fun then, eventually get bored of and sell.....
If that is your plan, then no, don't do it. You are going to invest A LOT of $$$ into doing a boosted project and you won't get nearly what you put into it back when you decide to sell. You're just going to throw money away. That's why I said, get the car you've ALWAYS wanted, then sink your money into it...
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this is the look im shooting for if i do pull the trigger on buying tomorrow....pro-touring style


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i WOULDN'T DO A CAMARO PAST 75 DUE TO SMOG....Plus 78 are ******* ugly..Just do a 70-73 my favorite years..Maybe that's why I own this one. If your gunna spend money spend it on the right years...
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I think if you're going to bother building an older vehicle you might as well find something 75 and older so it's smog exempt...
yeah i was lookin for something like that and came across this one real cheap!!!! had a 71 chevelle slip threw my fingers thanks to my lil brother..
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i WOULDN'T DO A CAMARO PAST 75 DUE TO SMOG....Plus 78 are ******* ugly..Just do a 70-73 my favorite years..Maybe that's why I own this one. If your gunna spend money spend it on the right years...
Agreed...a 2nd Gen has to be an early split bumper body style for it to look awesome, otherwise look for a different car.
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keep the 97 cj......
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If your gonna trade for something that old AT LEAST get something smog exempt, that's too big of a benefit to pass up.
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I would say get it, but from you plans I would say either a third gen or an early second gen.

Late second gen is not anything a person will be willing to actually give top dollar for, anything from really 74-86 are pretty much the lost souls when it comes to Fbodies. I love 74-77 but would only get a 74-75 realistically. If you are shooting for the look of that 70-73 split bumper then buy one of those the cost to make it look like that will balance the price of the car out.

Unless you get that 78 for like $800 then go for it, if not then pass on it. That car should be tops a $2000 car if they had the 305 rebuilt recently.

Sales brochure for 78 LT, http://www.nastyz28.com/camaro/1978/78b-3.html, and site with info, http://www.nastyz28.com/camaro/camaro78.php#78-LT.
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