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Old 03-10-2012, 09:06 PM
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Yes it's cool, but it is so damn different, a very limited market indeed. Just the fact that it's a Pontiac kills it, if it were a Camaro it would have sold long ago.

And this isn't what I would want, the Pontiac would be my choice (as long as it had a Pontiac motor) but I am one of those rare people who like the Pontiac and I have no money for something like that so there you go, one of the few who would want it isn't going to buy it.

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That is a cool car . I think it would sell if it didn't sit so funny. It has that old gasser look that doesn't fir that car.Get rid of the fender well headers drop the front down and add 7 grand to the price and will be sold easy.
You pretty much said exactly what I told him! With the fenderwell headers changed to chassis headers, front lowered, it would sell quicker. I'm amazed someone hasn't bought it and done that themselves. Seems nobody can see how little it would take to do that. The front suspension is air ride, so once the headers were changed it's just dropping the air to get it down.
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Yea really, spend a grand and make 5 would be well worth the trouble.
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Yes it's cool, but it is so damn different, a very limited market indeed. Just the fact that it's a Pontiac kills it, if it were a Camaro it would have sold long ago.

And this isn't what I would want, the Pontiac would be my choice (as long as it had a Pontiac motor) but I am one of those rare people who like the Pontiac and I have no money for something like that so there you go, one of the few who would want it isn't going to buy it.

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That has been a bone also, as it's a built 350 Chevy. Turns off the Poncho guys.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:36 PM
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That has been a bone also, as it's a built 350 Chevy. Turns off the Poncho guys.
Oh heck yeah, the Chevy guys want the Camaro and the Pontiac guys don't want a "molested" Firebird, it's a looser, sorry.

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Yup I watched a car for sale near me it was all restored but had a big block chevy kept going down every month finally stopped seeing the ad when he went down to 18k he started at 22.
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A butterface car... you may be right. I am not sure what I am going to do with it I will probably keep it for a very long time as it will be my first custom. I wanna start customizing cars so i figure this would be a good way 2 start.
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think if you founda 88-89 gta notch back lid and added the fastback likewindow to the notchback side pillars you'll get a different look that won't look to bad..

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So this is what I have finally drawn up for the look. It is a 69 rear end plus roof and quarters with an 89 Camaro front end. Also added the louvers from a barracuda on the fender. An I put the big block or "stinger" Hood along with the go wing from a Cuda.
I really like the look and think I am going to give it a try
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Sorry but YUCK! Save your talents for something worthwhile. Maybe no one else will say it but I just saved you a ton of money and work.
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I still don't get it, sorry. It's funny because probably the most least desirable Vette is the 73 with the plastic bumper in the front and the metal one in the back, it's like a placenta. (look it up)

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But of course, there are people who will loath every single car that is on hotrodders.com Not all of them understand, but someone hates mine, someone hates 32 Ford Roadsters. So take my criticism as it is, you asked our opinions and we gave it. I do know that I loath the idea of many cars before I see them well executed. But there are a heck of a lot that never get any better from thought to completion, just a bunch of time and money was spent that's all.

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I agree. You're reusing the ugliest part of the 3rd gen Camaro; the frontend sheetmetal. With a chrome bumper in the back it needs the same in front. Once you've done that you've got a '69 Camaro at both ends, and then it's just another '69 Camaro.
If you're going to customize a 3rd gen, don't try to make it look like a 1st gen. Make it your own all around, not something previously built by Chevy.
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How about leaving the body stock... then just painting on early factory striping, like the '69 hockey stick stripes and rear panel?

Another option might be to add the '69 SS hood lump with the square stacks.
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We are on our 29th post and we are still waiting for someone who likes the idea.

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