1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (clone) (Starship Camaro)
Last updated Jan 1, 2014
Got the idea in early 2013 that I wanted a cool 80's car that had digital gauges. After some looking and frustration with finding a decent turbo car, or another car with a digital dash, weather it be condition, or potential headache, I fell back a bit on my experience of working with more 60's-70's style cars but with a little imagination, I chose the 80-81 Camaro.
In April '13 I found an '81 Sport coupe for $800 minus engine/trans that had begin being converted into a cheap drag car. Happily, they didn't make it to far, but I still had to undo a handful of things.
In the midst of things I found that Intelletronix Co. makes colorful aftermarket gauges that I can custom fit into the Camaros stock location. Look for that project in 2014.
Meantime, 2013 is spent doing surgery on the body shell, and front suspension.
Originally a 1981 Camaro Sport Coupe V6/auto, white, with red interior. It will, when completed be a Z28 clone, in Bright Blue Metallic and tri-color Blue stripe package, black interior, custom lighting, and likely a 350 V8, with an overdrive auto transmission
Slightly heavier coil springs, rear leaf springs, headlights to LED, dash gauges will be converted to full digital. Cockfit lined with sound damper. More to come.
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