Robert V’s 1974 Camaro

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Robert V’s 1974 Camaro

This 1974 Camaro was saved by Robert from rotting in a field in 2015, he is now the second owner.

His goals for this Camaro were mainly to be a street car that he could occasionally take to the track, so he began the process of bringing it back to life. His first step was to completely disassemble the vehicle to assess just how bad it was and what it would need.

“Always regretted selling my stock Camaro in 1986.”


He then sandblasted everything, and quickly realized that he would need to replace quite a decent amount of the sheet metal. Both toe boards were replaced, as well as the front inner and outer fenders, rear right quarter panel, and the right door. Robert also tubbed the rear end, added a narrowed Ford 9 inch rear end, and added a fuel cell in place of the stock gas tank.

Robert opted to power this 1978 Camaro with a Dart LS 454 small block, keeping it naturally aspirated and churning out 765 horsepower. That power is put through a TCI TH400 Super Street Fighter transmission with a TCI 3500 RPM stall converter, perfect for both street and strip usage.

At the time of this writing, it’s been on the street for a short 50 miles and he says he’s ready to take it to the track.

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1974 Camaro Full Quarter Panel Right Side

Part #: RFQ-74FR
1974 Camaro Full Quarter Panel Right Side


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1970-1981 Camaro Coupe Outer Rocker Panel Right Side

Part #: RRP-700R


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1971-1979 Camaro Front Brake Line Kit, Power Disc, Original Material

Part #: FKT7102


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1974 Camaro Radiator Support Show Panel, Camaro with Year, Clear Anodized, HD Cooling

Part #: ASP-74FCAC-H
1974 Camaro Radiator Support Show Panel, Camaro with Year, Clear Anodized, HD Cooling


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