December 16, 2021

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

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Rediscover the heart-pounding thrill of classic American muscle cars with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Camaro Z28 isn’t just a car; it’s an icon of power, performance, and timeless style, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic muscle cars meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving automotive history shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, we’re not just restoring a car; we’re rekindling the essence of American muscle car excellence. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every facet of this iconic car, from its sleek design to its exhilarating performance.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced power and reliability, we’re crafting a Chevrolet Camaro Z28 that captures the heart-pounding essence of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s roads. Whether you’re a muscle car enthusiast, a collector, or someone who craves the thrill of vintage Z28s, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of American automotive heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 into a roaring testament to classic American muscle, ready to hit the streets with style and power once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own journey with Texoma Classics, where vintage Z28s are reborn with a touch of modern sophistication.


The Chevrolet Camaro is a world-renowned muscle car that has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. The first generation of this vehicle was introduced back on September 29, 1967 as an answer to Ford’s Mustang model from 1964; it shared many parts with its rival including their platform ( underside ) However by 1982 there were four different versions created – two intermediaries between 1978 & 1980 then again Between 1984 And 1988

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Introduced 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 under 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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