1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

The Chevrolet Camaro is a mid-size American automobile manufactured by Chevrolet, classified as a pony car and also as a muscle car with some versions. It first went on sale on September 29, 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The Camaro shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967.

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Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived on a concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro; production started on March 16, 2006. Over 5 million Camaros have been sold.

Introduction in February 1970, the second-generation Camaro was produced through the 1981 model year, with cosmetic changes made in 1974 and 1978 model years. The car was heavily restyled and became somewhat larger and wider with the new styling. Still based on the F-body platform, the new Camaro was similar to its predecessor, with a unibody structure, front subframe, and A-arm front suspension, and leaf springs to control the solid rear axel. The 1980 and 1981 Z28 models included an air induction hood scoop with an intake door that opened inder full throttle. The RS SS package was dropped in 1972 and reintroduced in 1996.


We will be rebuilding the engine and installing an EFI system, new brakes, installing new suspension and the front seat upholstery.


Working on tearing down the engine to begin rebuilding it.

Preparing to pull the engine out.

The engine and transmission pulled out.

Working on getting the interior removed for the upholstery work.

Tearing down the old drum brakes to install disc brakes.

The new speaker holes have been cut to install the new speakers.

We will be cleaning up the oil pan.

Now that the oil pan is cleaned, we have reinstalled back onto the bottom of the engine.

New engine mounts have been installed.

The new disc brake conversion is complete.

Preparing to reinstall the engine.

We have gotten the engine and transmission reinstalled, also we have begun installing the EFI system.

The new EFI system has been completely installed.

New vents and AC system have been installed.

The new gas tank has arrived.

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The new gas tank has been installed.

The Z bar plug has been replaced and regreased.

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