1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
“one bad z”
1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
“I ROC U”
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About “one bad z”
Its a 1981 Z28 Ttop has went threw a four year restoration. Exterior is back to factory specs as well as the interior except for stereo and total custom with motor and trans mission.
About “I ROC U”
I got her in 93 and was used for a daily driver for a few years then in 98 she was stolen in front of my work and was driven to california which they were about to sell it off but got pulled over by an officer and found out it was stolen. She was then towed back to oregon which i found out they stripped the car's floor mats, stereo, tires, and some other random stuff and they also stole a good 5k of personal items in the car.
She was gone for a 3 month period so I was forced to buy another car as I exepted to never see it again, so when i got the camaro back i used the other car as a DD and the camaro was kept in the garage for several yrs rarely started let alone driven. then back in around 05 I moved and was forced to keep the camaro outside which she was again never started so in mid-09 I got enough money to get her running which cost me $1500 because of injectors needed cleaning, fuel tank needed cleaning, all fuels flushed and filled, and some other small stuff.
well now i have my girl back and running strong and hoping sometime to get enough money for tags, reg., and some other requirements so she can be driven again!
she will not be left stock for to much longer as I have BIG plans for her when I can afford to get parts. Also this is the car I learned my mechanical experience on.
Iv since got the car fixed up Iv competly restored the paint to near as perfect as i can get it but I still try to get it nicer!
Also while this sound strange, Everytime I drive her even if its just down the street I feel like me and my car are an million bucks and she sure does get plenty attention, exepecially with no muffler lol.
I cant wait for the day to get her street legal and a few mods in her to go crusin down the freeway on a nice warm summer night with the t-tops off (which dont leak btw) listening to boston going 80+mph without an care in the world. Now thats the life! dam I cant wait!
Specs for “one bad z”
It has a brand new crate 350 with edelbrock intake and carb headman headers and 2 1/2 inch flowmaster exhaust with a 350 turbo trans and a 411 posi out back.
Specs for “I ROC U”
Stock 305tpi with 700r4 tranny with 3.23 rear. puts out 200hp 300tq. 0-60 is probaly somewhere in the 7's and quarter in low-mid 15's with top speed of 130
Factory Options for “one bad z”
It has factory air, power steering, T-Tops, Limited production interior.
Factory Options for “I ROC U”
fully loaded excluding leather and 350tpi
5.0 tuned port injection, 700r4 auto, 3.23 posi rear end, sapphire metallic paint, grey deluxe cloth interior, bose sound system w/ equalizer, a/c, rear defroster, tinted glass, t-tops, power seats, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power hatch release, folding rear seats, quite sound group, grey floormats f/r, luggage compartment trim, rear locking storage compartment, f/r disk brakes, cruise control, engine oil cooler, tilt steering column, heavy duty battery, gage package, IROC-Z package 3. You could expect to pay 20k atleast for this new, base msrp was around 15k
Mods for “one bad z”
Many Chrome accesories under the hood, custom sony Xploid sound system,custom console gauges.
Mods for “I ROC U”
aperance mods: leBra, dual polished exhuast tips, chrome liscence plate frames, polished valve stem caps, dark grey sheepskin seat covers, blue steering wheel cover, silver instrumental benzel/silver ashtray/antenna/lugs/calipers.
peformance mods: pretty stock exept the usual slighty better maintence stuff and a 180* themostat sticky tires and no muffler, also a few free air mods.
future mods apperance wise: chrome lugs, refinish wheels, paint calipers, fix dents, fiberglass functional iroc hood, new paint (same color), tint, fix interior, new lights, polish engine parts, and other odds and ends.
future mods Peformance wise: magnaflow exhuast/cat, hooker headers/ y-pipe. then replacment brakes and shocks/struts, ram air, porting of tpi system/heads, rebuild tranny with shift kit / vette servo, new rear end with ls1 f-body brakes, small weight reductions, new tires, cooling items, and other stuff i just cant think of right now. future big power adding mods will be either an full work over of the 305tpi or maybe sometime an lt1 or 350/383 tpi
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