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Old 12-17-2002, 11:11 AM
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just bought another car, a 72 SS camaro. all original. everything. 50,000 miles and change. guy kept every little piece of paper (except build slip). new gold paint!, needs interior redone: i only paid $3000!!!! had to buy it with another credit card check. so it's for the ol lady, needs exhaust so.... stock or headers? put my torker intake and 750 holley on it or not. runs perfect. decisions decisions. just like my tempest. One thought, what happens if a hot rice burner pulls up to me at a stop light! If i'm stock i just got chumpified!! guess i have no choice, where's my summit catolog!!! i can always put the stock parts in the attic! Hey, sometimes you just get lucky!!
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Old 12-17-2002, 12:02 PM
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Keep the original pieces, put on the aftermarket. You can just switcharoo em later. HG
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Old 12-17-2002, 12:08 PM
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I agree! Iam keeping every major part to my old truck so if I or someone else wants to go back orginal and put it in a museum or something they can!


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Old 12-17-2002, 12:57 PM
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Gm had a long strike in 1972 and very few Camaros were built. Id say keep it original or put it on Epay. You might get enough for it to finance something even better!
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Man are you lucky to find one of those for that price. I'm also looking for one of those models. I will also agree with the other guys and keep the original parts because the '72 is a very rare Camaro.
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Old 12-17-2002, 02:43 PM
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Maybe it's just me, but if you are going to drive the car, why not go for the performance parts? Unless you spend a long time with the hood open for people, no one will know that it isn't original when you are flying past them.
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Old 12-17-2002, 04:23 PM
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Keep the parts no matter which way you go. But remember it's yours, do what you want. That's what sets a person apart from every other person.
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Keep the origanal parts and put performance stuf on it.Then if you go to sell it all you gatta do is,remove the 9"ford,22"wide mickey thompsons and 4 links.Pull up the aluminum floor,remove the wheel tubs,weld the origanal floor back in,put the sub frame back in,put the origanal rear back in,Pullout the injected bigblock,patch the hole in the hood repaint it,take out the lenco and put the origanal tranny back in,remove the 1 piece fiberglass quick release front clip and put the stuff back on and then you have an origanal matching #s car again.
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Old 12-18-2002, 01:28 AM
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Bull, congrats man, I love that bodystyle, always wanted a nice one. Mine was a peice of...uh humm...work yeah thats it. Do what'cha want with it, its yours, but like others said keep the stock stuff. Little tip if you go for a repaint, they look great school bus yellow with white stripes. Its probably not your choice color, but thats what I want(ed) to do. Have fun with it

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Old 12-18-2002, 05:27 AM
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I quote a memebr of the Dr. Tooth Electric Mayhem Band.
From the drummer, Animal:
"Tear it up, drive fast, drive fast!

God Bless the Muppets!
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Old 12-19-2002, 01:22 PM
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okay, you (and i) win. now i gotta do everything times two tho, but that's a "problem" i'm gonna be happy to live with. off to costco to get one of those canvas "garages" first off. step two is the camaro bucket seats/weatherstripping, then sell my wifes driver (and other heap, leBaron) then her house to pay off all our bills. then dual's for both! (yeah, my tempest only has a single, but i havent told anybody before) hopefully by march. man is my attic gonna be full of crap!!! and heaavy?? i'll stick all that cast iron in the crawlspace or under a tarp! the camaro is gonna me my wife's daily driver! hope she doesnt get anymore speeding tickets!!! <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[nono]" /> insurance is only $80/mo now. can i just tell them it's a camaro? are they hip to the SS code in the VIN? i'll give my wife a week, tops, before she gets her first ticket. <img src="graemlins/pain.gif" border="0" alt="[pain]" />
2 ps's: 1: didn't know they were that rare, didn't notice much dif from the 71's in "used car price guide"; and 2: Yes! this car does have a hood on it!

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Old 12-20-2002, 04:03 AM
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I just love it when some numb head comes up and asks, "Why did you do that?" Cause I tell them I own it and do as I please with it thats why.


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Congrats Bull, on your find. Being a senior citizen, I have a license to offer advice, good or bad, wanted, or not! In 1960, I had the good fortune of becoming the second owner of a 36 Ford 5WC with 32,472 actual miles on it. No money, so it stayed origional until I could finally convert to hydraulic brakes (You never appreciate the finer things in life if you never experienced the unexpected outcomes of Ford mechanical brakes). Electrical up grades came next when the old stuff finally burned up. The car, girlfriend/wife stayed with me through all these years and in 1996, it began the process of becoming a superb street rod. Lots of advice (unsolicited) said you are ruining a great origional(?) car. I sold the front seat for $600, the engine for $500, tranny and rearend for $300 and front end for $125, a radio for $ 300 and various other origional parts that I had accumulated and moved around over the years. Basically the parts kept up with inflation so I guess it was better than investing in ENRON. Bottom line, wish I had been able to street rod it years ago, but didn't. I enjoy the car today more than ever. So my vote is pedal the parts now and put the money back into it. Just think, (or maybe not) you may have both the car and wife 42 years later!!

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Old 12-21-2002, 06:20 PM
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Keep it stock.
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Man if you drive hard you should take everything out including the speedo and keep it in your grage then go pick up a throwaway running gear and build that. Then when you throw a rod or blow you'r trannt racing some punk in an accord you still have a car that's worth something. If I could find a car like that up here for that price i'd crap my self and sell any body part I needed to (mine or someone else's) to pay for it. Mabye I'm just a purist at heart but when it get's right down to it the guy in the ricer's gonna envy you wether you race him or not. I'd only do what absolutly needed doing to make it look and feel original.
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