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3rd gen camaro on a K5 frame...whos done it before?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigBurban350, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. BigBurban350

    BigBurban350 1/2 ton status

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    I think the wheel base is quite similar to a K5s. I got a question: Are the 3rd gens unibody or do they have a frame?

    I need a body for my K5 frame, but I want to be outrageously unique. I just want to know if anybody has seen it before. It would be the sweetest lookin camaro out there.

    If it can be done without breaking a leg then ill do it.
     
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    looks like junk to me and they are very similar wheelbase and camaros are unibody. All the ones I have seen were body lifted like crazy cause thats how it has to be with the shape of the frame and all the clearances. Looks like junk like I said cause you can usually see like right through to the other side under the body. If you coudl do like a tub thing and tuck the frame up in it may not look so bad. But its not terribly unique cause I know its been done. I'm considering the idea of junking my K5 body for an S10 one, but this would be daily driver so that could be quite interesting to say the least.
     
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    All Camaros since '71 have been unibody. I don't know anybody who has done this before but I'm sure there is a lot of fabrication involved. It would definitely be unique.
     
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    first gens weren't full frame either.
     
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    Just say "No!"...
     
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    Not the greatest looking rig... /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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  9. sled_dog

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    yeah but people never seem to get that.
     
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    I saw an early 60's Pontiac station wagon on a 4x4 frame, I really liked that....
     
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    a safari 4x4? i fear for the world
     
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    I say do it. There are k5's posted on here that do not resemble k5's anymore. Modified to such a degree that they
    may as well be hammered into the shape of a camaro. To each there own...if you think it will look cool do it.

    Now if I can only get that blade changed on my sawzall....
     
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    thats funny /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Have you thought abought a mini van that would be difrent or an old alcamino or rancharo that way it would still have the truck look and feel to it.
     
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    It looked a lot better than that ugly TA thingy up there......
     
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    Put the crack pipe down and back away from the K5!!!!

    I say stick with a truck/K5 body.. I have never been a fan of cars on 4x4 frames.
     
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    I had a 1972 chevelle station wagon on a 1969 suburban chassis,shortened to fit the wheelbase.The guy who did the conversion did a good job keeping it from looking like two vehicles stacked on top of each other--if I knew how I'd post a picture of it.It had a 454,Th350,and a rockwell transfer case.The guy who built it got the car from florida for 300 bucks,and his rusted 69 burb was re-born!.He said he always liked the El Camino 4x4 conversions he saw,but everyone had one of those,he wanted something different.It certainly was,and lots of fun too--unless I met up with a trooper with no sense of humor /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif--I never got written up in it,but they watched me like a hawk everywhere I went,and getting it inspected was getting harder every year to find a garage willing to risk their inspection license to give me a sticker,so I sold it after 5 years---I still miss it,it was the coolest GM 4x4 I've had yet /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif---but I would think twice about having another one like that on the street--too many hasseles with the DMV and cops! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  19. BigBurban350

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    Have you thought abought a mini van that would be difrent or an old alcamino or rancharo that way it would still have the truck look and feel to it.

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    A camaro has a lower center of gravity as compared to a full size or a van.
     
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    How about a VW bus /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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