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Old 12-26-2007, 02:14 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by vital49

That pic is from 2005. It'* still in the same relative shape. Tonneau cover is gone and flaking paint in the doors is starting to take over.

Without my list in front of me, here'* what I remember placing off the top of my head....
  • U-joints
    Rear axle (carrier was shot)
    wheel cylinder
    rear shoes
    rear drums
    rear brake lines
    transmission rebuild - 3 times, yes 3 time
    transmission case (had a lovely crack)
    catalytic convertor
    4 oxygen sensors
    knock sensor
    transmission cooler
    tailgate latch assembly
    tailight wiring
    driver'* side fender
    driver'* door latch assembly - 2 times, yes TWICE
    passenger side dome light switch (and about to do it again )
    spark plugs

I think that'* about it. It is the biggest piece of junk I've ever owned. I'll never buy another Chevy pickup.

Bought it in Jan., 2004 with 91,000 miles. Now has 132,000 miles. I hate it. I have too much in it to get rid of it....at this point. Hopefully the rust and paint peeling will get bad enough that I can justify selling it for a FORD.
well, is that it jeez, what a monster. and i think 97 still had the central port injection (cpi). many gripes i hear about that. i think you have some bad luck with that one. but did you have to say the F word?
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:17 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by chris c
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this is my current basket case. working on getting the hood , decklid , and doors stripped and ready for primer.
i saw the tail of it in a different thread of yours. is it a 6.6 car?

you staying with white on blue? that is my favorite color combo for that generation bird.
it currently has a 455 with a massive knock . going to put my old 400 that i had in my gto in it. will go white on blue , silver and black int , or black on black. not sure yet.
they do look good white on blue

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:41 PM   #23
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How bad can it get?.....

That was my first attempt to build a street/strip 3rd Gen Camaro. It was a 1985 V6 Sport Coupe that I traded a clapped out '84 Fiero for. It wasn't until I got the car stripped down to this level that I found out the car had been sectioned. It was 1" shorter on the passenger side compared to the driver'* side and twisted to boot.

I practiced shooting paint on it, stripped it of every salvageable part, then sent the uni-body to the scrap yard. (Bought the '87 Camaro currently in the Nuking thread a week later)
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