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I just got a sweet offer from someone

And I might just take them up on It. I need more details about their car though... Its a 78 Camaro and thats right IT HAS T-TOPS. Time to grow my mullet! From what I hear the body is in great condition and also he said all he needs is a Carb.

He wants to trade me for my 94 XJ 2dr 4x4, He wants to haul a boat with it. And if it is in good shape I am going to go for it cause GM parts are Cheap

When I see the car I will take Pictures
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Just be cautious of hidden rust. Also I would make sure the car is running before you trade. If your jeep is running and drives good. the trade should be just as well.
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as mullet-tastic as the t-tops are, be careful and look for signs of water damage inside the car, those t-tops almost always leak.
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Alright I will be sure to look for chevy rust. If its a 6cyl I dont really care if it were running as I would go get a chevy 5.0 for it... Whats the point in a Camaro if its 6cyls... Plus its over 25yrs old so that mean antique plates and no personal property tax or inspection... But Major cancer would be the main thing that would keep me from getting it
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i'd also be leary about frame twist with the t-tops. don't get me wrong, i'd love a car with them too but it's an issue to keep in mind.
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Alright I will be sure to look for chevy rust. If its a 6cyl I dont really care if it were running as I would go get a chevy 5.0 for it... Whats the point in a Camaro if its 6cyls... Plus its over 25yrs old so that mean antique plates and no personal property tax or inspection... But Major cancer would be the main thing that would keep me from getting it
I'd avoid the chevy 5.0 its seriously underpowered. Go for a 350 at minimum. The chevy 5.0 only put out 170hp. Thats why in the 3rd gen they put the 350 in it, because the 5.0 mustang was killing the camaro.
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IF you get it what are the plans for it? And after reading your signature why would you want a bowtie? just curious...
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my brother has bought at least 3 78 transams over the last few months. the 2 major areas of rust are the front core support, particularly where the battery mounts. That whole side may be trashed. Not sure about aftermarket replacements for camaro, but for a TA they are not available.'

The other is the metal under the t-tops.

with any old vehicle, the passenger side floorboard is probably an issue.
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my brother has bought at least 3 78 transams over the last few months. the 2 major areas of rust are the front core support, particularly where the battery mounts. That whole side may be trashed. Not sure about aftermarket replacements for camaro, but for a TA they are not available.'

The other is the metal under the t-tops.

with any old vehicle, the passenger side floorboard is probably an issue.
Gotcha that is nice to know what to look for at least


And if I do get it I would make it into a weekend driver
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My moms drunk @$$ boyfriend gave me the wrong damn year haha its an 86 camaro... Rally Sport with a 305 and needs a carb, I talked to the owner today and he said its got some rot around the back window but he said thats it... Going to look at it tomorrow so we will see how that goes.
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Sounds like a POS, I would keep the XJ
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Say no to turd gen's!
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Sounds like a POS, I would keep the XJ
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Sounds like a POS, I would keep the XJ
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Yeah Ive decided to keep the xj, I went by and looked at it, rust on the back winder, T-Tops were good, and it was a 96, but it did have under 100k on it....


My XJ has no rust and I dont like cancer
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1973-1992 Chevy V8s (especially Camaro and Corvette) are SERIOUSLY underpowered. If you want to swap a V8 in buy a LT1 engine from the 93-97 Camaro or a LS1 from the 98-00. Or go old and buy a pre-73 engine with no emissions or insurance BS.

AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD if you put an 80's 305 in I will chop your f'in ***** off. Seriously.
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