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Old 12-06-2017, 09:13 PM
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Made some good progress the past couple of days disassembling the engine bay. I've got the radiator and A/C condenser out, removed the alternator and the A/C compressor and have started tackling the wiring harness little by little and making sure I'm taking pictures and tagging everything.

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Here's a good example of the wiring issues I'm finding. This is the plug to the backside of the A/C compressor that's in pretty rough shape:


That's why I'm digging into this though so we'll get it all cleaned up!
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A blower on a TPI motor does work great. You've got the super ram so you can actually breath above 5000 rpm. The blower would just be that much better.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:17 PM
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You guys are putting some bad ideas in my head! We'll see how much budget I have left!
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:12 PM
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Not a lot of time to work on the car the past few days but I did come across something interesting that I need some help with.

There is a third gen Camaro for sale here locally that is an unfinished project. The car comes with a ton of parts, a body, an engine and a transmission. I'm thinking this would be a great way to buy a bulk of suspension parts I need to buy anyway but I'm worried about selling the body once I scavenge all of the parts I want.

How much do you think I could get for a Camaro body with 4-pt welded in cage and subframe connectors? There are a few rust spots on the quarters... I would consider using this car as a starting point but it's just too much of a project. The car has been for sale here for a while so I'm a little nervous about getting rid of it... what do you guys think?

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I don't think it would be worth it if you're planning to strip it and then sell it. I'd build that up if you wanted a more dedicated track toy.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:08 AM
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OK that's the way I'm leaning too unless he comes way down on price. I may shoot him an offer for just the parts I want and see if he takes it.

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What does it have that you want?
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What does it have that you want?
Lance, I believe you and I are on the same page.

I've seen people buy dead projects in hopes of resurrecting or gaining parts from them on the cheap only to realize none or very few of the parts work for the direction of their build.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:34 PM
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All good points guys. I definitely can see how deals like this can go south... someone's eyes light up and think they're getting a steal only to be stuck with the same pile of parts as the first guy. I am especially hesitant because the gentleman selling it is having trouble getting rid of it...

Here are the parts I want:
UMI K-Member
UMI Front Lower Control Arms
UMI Caster/Camber Plates
UMI Sway bars F/R
Wilwood Dynalite brakes F/R
UMI Rear Control Arms
Built 9" rear end with 3.73 gears from Yukon Gear
Maybe the wheels (18x9.5)
Edelbrock strut tower brace (may not fit with my intake)

I would sell the following:
- Body with welded-in DOM cage and sub-frame connectors (it's a roller with lowering springs and a few other things I already have)
- Rebuilt 355 (not installed but has build sheet, been sitting for a year)
- Super T-10 4-speed
- New front and rear Tru-flex bumpers and side skirts

Does it still seem like a no go? My thoughts are to make him a list of only the parts I want with an offer. That way if he ever needs the money and decides to split it up he can call me.

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