Having heard all the horror stories of folks getting in over their heads during a restoration, I am using this 1982 Z28 as a practice car. While reproduction parts can still be expensive for these cars, and people question my sanity for restoring such a common car, I would rather start with this than a historical piece of muscle history for fear I would ruin it. I plan on returning it to factory blue and silver with gray interior. Currently it has a 355 backed by a Turbo 350. Once I get this done, I have a 1966 GTO waiting in storage. While I’m very aware these are two totally different animals, I hope the experience with the Camaro will help with the Goat. If my Camaro is not up to snuff for this magazine I understand completely. Hopefully one day my GTO will be! I wonder if anyone else has used a “practice” car. Any advice is appreciated.
They say when you’re learning to do bodywork and paint you should start by hammering on and spraying practice panels before working on a whole car, for the exact reason you mention. Makes sense to us. Readers, any advice for Donnie?