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Old 09-22-2004, 11:15 PM
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Heres a pic it wont let me put a pic in oh well if you wan't to see my car go here https://www.thirdgen.org/techbb2/sho...32#post2013932

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Old 09-28-2004, 04:11 PM
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Car: 1985 Camaro Sport Coupe
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I paid about $10,000 for my 1985 Sport Coupe!

I literally drove it off the showroom floor at John Smith Chevrolet in Marietta, GA on Jan 24, 1985. I am in the process of restoring it. Needs new interior, paint (no rust, never wrecked), grill, 1 taillight, 1 parking light, and new weatherstirp. I am looking for a set of 14x7 rally wheels to bring it back to "original". The 2.8 still runs great and the only time this car ever failed to start was when the battery went dead. The only thing that ever "broke" on it was the fuel pump.

Anybody know a source for the 14x7 steel rally wheels?
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Old 09-28-2004, 09:12 PM
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14x7? Damn, those rally wheels were only 14's? All I could imagine is try a junkyard.....or if you have a local hubcap/wheel shop, you could try them. You could also try calling a few Tire Kingdoms/Tires Plus, those types of places... They won't HAVE them, but because they're in the business of tires, they'll usually have a few names you can try.
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Old 10-10-2004, 01:06 PM
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Car: 82 Camaro
Engine: 2.8L V-6
Transmission: 4 speed
Free!

But......

Has a 2.8L that doesn't run, front end needs 2 fenders and a Fascia, looks like it has been wrecked in the past, so I will have to take it and get the front end straightend. Previous owner removed the rear shocks (WTF?), hood, interiors completely gone, and so is the radio. Has 3 cragar rims and 1 of the KITT car rims. All 4 tires are bald.

But she was free and she's mine...

Oh yea,

The WIFE found it for me and gave it to me as a project car...

P.S. She wanted to take auto mechanics in High School, but her mom wouldn't let her... Maybe this is how she is going to work that out of her system.......

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Old 10-10-2004, 07:15 PM
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Car: '87 Cam RS V6
Engine: Top Secret
Transmission: DYT700R4 custom inerts and conv.
I have some free time- lets have some fun seeing if I can label everything I have done to this car.

Started life as a Limited production '87 Calif Edition RS Camaro with a custom dealer paint scheme.

I have added-

*'87 IROC 16x8 rims that I had chromed- Rims then were balanced grinded to ensure perfect balance before tires were ever fitted. Reducing the need for much balance weight when tires are mounted
*Multiple sets of high dollar performance tires- currently Goodyear F1 GS-D3's
*Arp racing studs
*Kuyokugen lightweight 7-sided racing lugnuts
*'87 IROC 10-bolt with rear discs, 3.23's and posi (I'll get more into this later- It has been modified from this stock point)
*Various sets of stock front and rear 10.5" performance rotors and pads. Mainly Stillen brake rotors and pads were best by far in the 10.5" iron caliper catagory.
* finally after years of not keeping "reliable" (meaning long lasting without warping) brakes on the car I decided to upgrade them- Wilwood LS1 12.2x.810 4pot rears with internal drum parking brake assembly.
*Lokar custom fit steelbraided E-brake cables and clevis, stock parking lever adjuster removed and part of assembly altered
*Fronts are 6pot 13x1.25 Wilwood -Biggest anyone can get under a stock 16" iroc rim- Everything custom made and fitted from scratch. Spindles shaved for weight reduction
*GW custom billet aluminum front hubs
*Custom alum hubcentric wheel spacers to set proper scrub pattern with new front brake setup
*Earls braided brake lines
*Earls Solo-bleed fluid valves
*1LE prop valve (I have recently put a new booster on also in the past two years.
*Suspension Spring Specialist 800lb front linear springs trimmed to ride height-Final aprox 810-820lb rate from cutting
*rear Progressive rate springs 225lb max
*Koni Shaft style progessive rate bumpstops that are setup to assist the rear spring rate even further progessively to help induce a certain disired amount of cornering squat
*Koni "yellow" sport struts & shocks on max setting front and 1click down from max on rears
*Custom billet aluminum HMS strut mounts with special Aurora HD racing bearings
*Fairly agressive alignment specs for being used on the street everyday. If I didn't occationally drive this car hard, the wifes daily driving would cause uneven tire wear.
*Eldebrock TPI 3pt strut tower brace
*GW steering brace (Car already has a quick ratio 2.25 lock to lock steering box from factory)
*Custom welded upper rear steering box brace (pre-loaded and removable)
*Custom welded trans tunnel/rear control are brace (pre-loaded and removable)
*Baer bumpsteer alum adj rodended tierods sleeves
*Spohn 34mm solid chromemoly front swaybar
*HD front swaybar frame mounts so the bar does not pull out of the frame under hard cornering
*Front grill and airboxes modified to alter airflow patterns into the nose of the car
*Custom 4 core brass radiator then fitted still utilizing stock electric fan for now (This will all change by next summer- current project started going to a complete custom one of a kind cooling system with electric waterpump)
*Dual highflow air filters
*A/C system completely updated to a "new" R-134 setup. Not the old R-12 compressor converted.
*Darrell Young Racing "completely custom" (Not off the shelf) 700r4 with everything internally gutted and upgraded.
*Custom made V8 torque convertor fitted to V6 tranny (Tranny has V8 imput shaft)
*ACPT carbon fiber 4lb driveshaft with Spicer u-joints. Spohn driveshaft loop cut back off at this point- No more concern about a high speed polevault with the brooming carbon fiber safety system
*rebuilt 10bolt rearend with new bearings, seals and kept the taller 3.23's in it. I like this ratio on the road better than the 3.42's. They have a broader power range through corners and higher top end without going into O.D.- Good for roadracing.
*"Roadrace" version Auburn Posi
*Aluminum diff cover with bearing cap preloads
*BMR bolt-on relocation brackets (I welded them into place) Why bolt-ons? They have a secondary support brace that the weld-on styles don't- strengthens the shock mount for a future coilover rear conversion. I was thinking ahead, but don't now think I'll ever bother doing it.
*Spohn chromemoly TQarm with solid trans mount crossmember. I also fitted the front solid mount with a larger HD Aurora rodend.
*25mm chromemoly Spohn rear swaybar with HD axle mounts.
*Spohn chromemoly adj LCA's with special HD Aurora rodends also added- Radius arm swing shorteneds as much as possible to induce roll understeer when cornering
*Tubular panhard rod (Future changes will be made here to add roll center adj provisions)
*Spohn tubular suframe connectors. I installed myself and shear welded them along the subframe. Custom bend trianglar inboard braces and welded them to the floorboard also. 1) to gain catalytic convertor height for ground clearance. 2) Direct bracing design- stronger and ties into, not laying on top like original Spohn design. he doesn't do this for ease of install for the average person.
*The entire floorboad is cleaned and epoxy painted to help prevent corrision.
*PF&E custom stainless steel headers (One of a kind. Stainless retains heat and is much perfered for racing, and for life expectancy of headers) Headers not installed yet along with various other engine componants I will list and are collecting to install together.
*Headers are also ceramic coated
*Gibson high flow catalytic convertor. 2 1/2" in and out
*Catback exhaust completely redone with 2 1/2" pipe. Tucked under floorboard as tight as possible (It doesn't hang down like over the counter exhuasts do). Aftermarket exhaust hangers welded on and system welded together, not clamped
*Flowmaster 80 muffler with 1.75" dual exits (Not the crappy sounding large 2 1/2" duals)
*'89 Vette in-tank fuelpump. Higher pressure and flow with metal internals. Stock pump has plastic internals.
*Fuel pressure raised slightly (Neighbor [professional auto repair owner and race motor builder] did this for me after scanning it with a Diacom and realising it was running lean. Don't know if he took it apart and shimmed the FPR or what. I haven't ever had it apart to see after he messed with it.
*62mm EDP billet alum TB (discountinued- but I have a new one)
*Custom home made alum plenum
*Polished intake runners to injectors. Polished stock plenum neck as much as possible and also blocked the EGR to prevent the notorious carbon buildup(Ported and polished on uninstalled setup- I have another complete intake manifold for the new motor)
*19lb injectors (Own, but not installed I am only listing things I currently own. If not installed yet, I will list "Not installed". Otherwise they are on the car)
*1.52 roller tip rockers installed currently
*Fiero alum valvecovers (not installed)
*140amp polished Alt with custom bracket
*ASP crankshaft underdrive pulley
*new design tensioner
*idlepulley for waterpump delete project (not installed)
*timing cover with electric WP fitting TIG welded in place (not installed)
*aftermarket prom chip- programed for 180* running temp
*New distributor with A/C Delco module and dist based drilled for added cooling
*53,000volt Hypertech ignition coil. (Stock is 38,000, MSD is 48,000) Coil underneath further heatshielded from exhaust manifold
*Taylor 10.4mm race wires
*Taylor fire sleeves to heat shield the spark plug cable boots
*EVERY sensor in the computer system loop has been replace with a new A/C Delco units within the past 2 years- everything is perfect. A/C delco sensors and module are the best money can buy. They have great insulation against heat and will out perform anything else in the short and long run- don't ever buy any other brand.
*3 years ago I had a new 2.8 GM crate motor put into it (not rebuilt) It has currently about 35,000 on it.
*MobilOne full synthetic 15W50 oil in every car I drive.
*40below and swimming pool ("treated") water in the cooling system
*Deleted the TB coolant lines entirely for ease of plenum removal.
* 13 degree timing advance. stock is 10*
*redid the headliner
*LaCarrera polished 4-spoke steering wheel and polished billet hub with black bowtie engraved horn insert.
*Pioneer 1.5din CD player reciever unit- no amps. This unit doesn't need it. It has much much better sound than the factory ERS system. Amps add too much weight anyways- I'm into handling so I personally don't care for that crap in a car. I have a home system that will drowned out any ******* neighbor playing their crappy thump thump music in the rare case that happens in my neighborhood. Loud music doesn't belong in an automobile (My personal opinion) One need to listen to the noises your car is telling you when you drive- especially when pressing a car (A big tip for novice drivers.)
*Forgot about the Sylvainia Silverstar headlamps both low and high beams
*Triple edge lifetime wiperblades
*Personalized license plate reading: ON A RAIL
*Autolite DoublePlatinum plugs
*Diehard Roadhandler battery
*Does the matching painted floorjack count? :shrug: I was bored

I'm sure I have missed several things- but that gives a general idea as to what can go into a Camaro that is still a daily driver and not particularly care to be a show car. I'll let you guys add up what I have into it dollar wise- and certainly don't forget my labor time customising all the crap.

And remember, I have just srcatched the surface on buying engine parts. I can't drive anything stock that someone else might pull up next to me with the same identical car. I have a reputation to protect

EDIT: And a sidenote for you people around here boasting sigintures on what your car has? Just be glad I don't have all this crap in mine and you'd have to sort past it every time I post- Food for thought.

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Old 10-10-2004, 10:32 PM
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Axle/Gears: 3.42 Stock ZT, D1U2, 3.42 Open
Oh my ***... Dean publicized a list! STICKY! err... perhaps that's going a little too far... copy and print?
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Old 10-10-2004, 10:40 PM
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Axle/Gears: 3.42 Stock ZT, D1U2, 3.42 Open
Originally posted by vsixtoy
EDIT: And a sidenote for you people around here boasting sigintures on what your car has? Just be glad I don't have all this crap in mine and you'd have to sort past it every time I post- Food for thought.
No, Dean.. you'd just get the same treatment everyone else does whose signature takes up more than 1/2 of my 1280x1024 screen... a nice PM concerning the rules on signature size, which alot of folks are probably quite thankful I don't enforce verbatim

Speaking of which.. I need to send one of those out.. hmm.
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Old 10-11-2004, 12:30 AM
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Car: '86 Camaro, '85 Z28, '92 Firebird
Engine: LB8 2.8, LG4 5.0, LO3 5.0
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Axle/Gears: 3.42s, 3.23s, 2.73s
Got mine back in Febuary for 1500$. Seemed like a good enough deal, a '86 SC with T tops and only 117k on the counter. Wasn't tagged, and it was out of state so I had to trailer it home. Damaged the exhaust loading it on the flatbed (it hangs a little too low in my opinion), and needed new rubber. Between the cost of the car, the insurance payment a couple months before, and not to mention lack of employment for a couple of months, made me had to wait until June to get it on the road. Backtracking a little, once I got it home, found everything minus the radiator in the cooling system was done, and had to replace it all. Radiator finally went 2 weeks ago, so now the entire cooling system got replaced. The body was ok (white with black stripes), the interior wasn't horrible, so I've always felt it was a good deal. Now I am just working on whatever I feel needs it. Some may think its too import, but I've always had a thing for neon, so it has green underglow and interior lighting, which always draws attention. The most important thing about buying it for me was the fact that it was a chevy, and thats all that matters.

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Old 10-11-2004, 01:42 AM
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Old 10-13-2004, 10:28 PM
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costed me my Xbox + games (costed about $7-800 altogether)
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Old 10-13-2004, 10:52 PM
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Personalized license plate reading: ON A RAIL
My personal favourite performance mod; it's more aerodynamic than a regular plate (j/k).
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Old 10-16-2004, 09:18 PM
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$1500 for a 92 camaro with the 3.1 V6 and an auto tranny. Had 92,001 miles on it. Interior is perfect (as per some restoration on my part, motsly cleaning/deatiling). Body is perfect (not a dent/ding/rust spot one)but the paint shot craps long before I got it (now black primer). Came with new shocks, struts, and brakes all around. Tires were fair (since been replaced). Replaced plugs, wires, rotor, cap and air filter whether I thought they needed it or not. Engine/Transmission fluid and filter changed about a month after. Dynomax cat-back (removed cat) about six months ago. Got 106,000 on it now without any troubles.

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p.s. Anybody else start with teal green? (GM calls it bright aqua mattalic, I call it "looks good if it's all there)
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Old 10-17-2004, 11:06 AM
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got mine for 2500 in basically perfect condition with t-tops and ta body kit
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I paid $2,995 for my 85 back in 1998. At that time it had 65,000 miles on it. Now it has 142,000 miles many upgrades and repairs, and is up for sale.

I paid $300.00 for my 83 with a loud rod knock. After a couple of years and far too many dollars, it has a rebuilt replacement motor and a ton of repairs.

For the non running 86 with t-tops, I paid $250.00. It's sitting in the garage
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$900 with 45k origional miles, hadnt been driven since 94 or so. It was in a wreck, i bought it and fixed it up
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$8000 in 1989...
Car was only 2 years old with 17,000 miles on it.
Totally stock.
Had good paint except for being keyed on the drivers side.
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Maybe this should just be a sticky. Or does a sticky have to be locked?
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$2500+ in repairs/parts
$1500 in audio (still cant make up my mind on what i want in it)
2 sets of tires
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only 12,000mi added by me making a nice round number of 211,XXX
And all the gas at a wopping 15mpg
800gls of gas @ ~$1.75 $1400 in gas

The looks of a nice black paint job on a car that looks good and turns heads with tent dark enough that u cant make out whos inside doing what? :Priceless:
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1991 Firebird - bought in 1994 for $9400 CAD, 9,400 km. In mint condition, factory tinted windows, AM/FM cassette deck. Maui Blue paint.

No real good extras with it, no mods other than the cassette deck was replaced with a CD player and a set of BF Goodrich Radial T/A's .

Car is still in wicked condition, has 255,000 km now, interior is mint (one little crack in centre console), two small rust bubbles (not bad for being subjected to the Maritime Canadian winters) but getting new paint soon.

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got my for $2800.00 very clean the electronic pull down on hatch even worked , i was amazed lol. awsome car will post pics soon
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i love it, my hatch pull down was "dead" when the former owner had it, and so for most of the duration he had it, it didnt work.... i put a new fuse in, so i have a brand new one thats still factory. Im the 2nd owner of my car
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mine worked untill i put a box in cargo area that did not have enough clerance messed it all up now i have to find a full assembly if u know where i can get one i would appreciate the info
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Old 12-06-2004, 04:07 PM
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$450 canadian for a 85 camaro with a 2.8 MPFI with a primed grey straight body with 225000 km on the engine....runs awesome.......interior is great with minor rips and headliner is missing but will be done.
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$450 canadian for a 85 camaro with a 2.8 MPFI with a primed grey straight body with 225000 km on the engine....runs awesome.......interior is great with minor rips and headliner is missing but will be done.
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:54 PM
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But it has this weird turbo-thingey on the motor!
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:53 PM
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:21 PM
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i paid 100 dollars for "project badbird", i was out yard saling on a sunday, and she was sitting in the old owners driveway next to a formula. the front seats ,tail and headlights,t-tops, and guages were missing, so i asked if it ran, the said it did but that the kids mom saw it when he first got it and went and bought him the formula, so it sat there for a year and that they were junking it the next day, i told them i would give them what the junkyard offered if i could here it run, so the guy brought out a nbrand new battry from his garage side door, dropped it in and it started right up withno probs, i said ok sold!!!! it gets better. he says if i take the car i have to take everything with it, he opened up the garage and there was the seats, lights,tops and guages , i drove it home because i lived 1/2 mile down the street. i intended on just detailing it and selling it but a few days after i got the car my truck blew the headgasket(damn fords!!!) i drove the car for 3 yrs before i parked her. now she is about to get repainted ,custom interior and msd ignition this spring.
my other bird is a 1991 formula, i got that for free!!!! it has no motor and trans no interior, but a clean title and rust free shell, hard to find a rust free car in newengland,lol
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:22 PM
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oh bye ythe way i forgot to say , project badbird is an 88 firebird,2.8 v6
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:16 PM
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Re: How much did you pay for your V-6?

Originally posted by 90CamaroRSGuy16
how much did everyone pay,
The window sticker says $13,790 but I don't know if my wife got a deal on it or not.

Originally posted by 90CamaroRSGuy16
and what condition were they in???
Showroom new back in 1992 at Joe MacPherson Chevy in Irvine, CA

Originally posted by 90CamaroRSGuy16
any extras?? (stereos, exhaust, etc....)
Hmmm, let's see......sticker says:

Standard Vehicle Price: $12,075.00
Camaro RS Preferred Equipment Group #1: $1,085.00
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Automatic Trans. W/Overdrive: $530.00
California Emissions Requirements: $100.00
Power Hatch Release: $60.00
P215/65R15 ALS S/B Rad Touring B/W Tires: No Charge (yippeee - free tires!!)

Total Options: $1,775

Total Vehicle & Options: $13,850.00
Destination Charge: $490.00 (Van Nuys to Irvine - $490???)
Total Before Savings: $14,340.00

Preferred Equipment Group Savings: -$550.00

Total Vehicle Price: $13,790


So, what was the question? Oh yeah, any extras? Heh, not much!
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No, Dean.. you'd just get the same treatment everyone else does whose signature takes up more than 1/2 of my 1280x1024 screen... a nice PM concerning the rules on signature size, which alot of folks are probably quite thankful I don't enforce verbatim

Speaking of which.. I need to send one of those out.. hmm.

I know its a tad old but his sig post is so true.
Several are just bloated over done, drawn out crotch grabbin.

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$800 Canadian in November 2003
Especially cheap because snow was imminent.

1985 Firebird (not SE, Formula, or TA)
~100,000 miles on MPFI V6
only big option is POSI rear
no T-top, AC, power anything, spoiler, mags, gage package, no nothing
Actually, it does have a wiper, WWF squirter, and defrost on the rear hatch.
Bought just for winter driving.

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Drove it home with left hand holding door closed - replaced door latch.
Front brakes grinding - changed disks and pads.
Had to glue rear view mirror back onto windshield.
Rattling catalytic converter which blocked up 3 months later - replaced with straight pipe.
front coils cracked in 3 places near the bottom

Condition (body):

Mostly surface rust
several bubbles on hood, roof, and hatch
rear wheel openings are rusted but not perforated
right rear wheel well had 3 long large holes - 2 revealing the spare tire well and one leading to the passenger compartment
small hole in driver's floor
3 corners of car's sheet metal were parking lot dinged and poorly repaired
front and rear bumpers scratched, peeling, and deformed.

Otherwise, the car started and ran reliably, had a tight front end, had good back brakes, and no cracks in the windshield.

PS - Don't buy cheapo brake pads. Not only do they give you ****ty brake feel and performance, but they'll ruin your disks!

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Paid $600 CDN

Had just about perfect interior (Cover for lwoer driver side seat hinge is ****ed, basically new red driver seat would fix all the issues iwth interior)
Previous owner thought it had thrown a rod, so with my think headed ways I started repairing ****.

So far:
New fuel pump
New fuel Strainer
New fuel pump relay
New used fuel pump relay connector
all that got me fuel pressure, yay
New Distributor Cap
New Distributor Rotor
New Distributor Coil
New Ignition control module
New Ignition Coil
New Plugs
New Wires
and now she is just about running, so much for a blown 2.8L

I think my total now is still under $1000 CDN for a just about perfect interior, fairly straight body, needs a little work. Not too shabby if you ask me but I am sure I will have a few more problems with it soon.

I think the story for it goes that it was an old cop survielnce car, wheover they were watching found out, set the thing on fire, I don't think they got very far with it as I've been underneath it and everythign and don't see alot of fire damage so I think we are good, then the cop bought it, had it for quite a few years and I bought it from the cop, who I am sure will be pulling me over more then once in his old Camaro
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here is a pic of my $2800.00 beauty. almost done with the interior will have pics soon

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Oh did I mention 3.1L V6 5-Speed Manual?
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i just got my first car today. im 16 and live in NJ

i paid $100 for an 84 with a v6 and an auto tranny 77,000 miles. its in near perfect condition. except that the paint is peelin like no tomorrow. i read that that due to the CA regulations in the 80s-90s. and the water pump hose has a crack. no biggie. drives like a dream. the previous owner had it in a garage for the last 10 years up until about a month ago. or so he tells me. no rust and the interior looks like no one has ever been a passanger in it. the drivers seat is a little worn.

overall i think i got a deal that you cant shake a stick at.

now how do i tell my parents that i bought a car while they were away for the weekend?

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Originally posted by brendangalligan
i paid $100 for an 84 with a v6 and an auto tranny 77,000 miles. its in near perfect condition. except that the paint is peelin like no tomorrow.
overall i think i got a deal that you cant shake a stick at.
now how do i tell my parents that i bought a car while they were away for the weekend?
LOL You got a great deal! I know I wouldn't complain if my son came home with a running, drivable car for $100!

I got my '87 for free! Just had to pay to transfer the title. Of course it didn't have an engine in it. The engine had been running rich (leaky injectors), then broke an exhaust valve, so they pulled it out with intentions of rebuilding it. But it just sat disassembled in their garage for 2 years. I'm not even going to try and figure out how much it has cost me to get it back on the road. I never intend to sell it so I'm not worried about how much money I put into it. It's running great now, got 5500 miles on the reman engine. Needs paint, but no rust and all panels are straight.

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$2000

174k miles on it, but she drove REALLY strong. Perfect body, and the only interior part that needs replacing is the dash board.

Oh did I mention 3.1L V6 5-Speed Manual?
exactly the same as me

except i paid 1500, and it had 129K on it

not to mention superclean all around

it belonged to an old lady that lived in california during the whole cars life... TOO BAD IT HAS THAT CRAPPY PAINT (peeling clearcoat) OR THE THING WOULD STILL LOOK AWESOME, lol
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The kid I bought it from took really crappy care of it... Its in desperate need of a full tune-up, new tires, new headlights (moisture has collected inside), possibly a new driver side door, new battery, steering column needs to be realigned, and I'm in the process of replacing the starter. Besides all that its in pretty good condition... stock, only 95,000 miles on it, bright red paint, A/C-Heat-Radio-Cassette all works fine, interior is okay besides a tear or two.

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