Build what you can with what you've got...its what hot rodding is all about. Whatever you build will be a kick in the butt for that old camaro. One thing to think about; if you go too crazy, and money is already tight, you've gotta feed your beast too...gas won't be getting cheaper.
Sorry to hear about your situation; you could always sell off some parts, go low compression and a blower or junkyard turbo setup
Remember: center mass & double tap (Sig P226 in .40 and P220 in .45 here)