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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 20, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

coworker is getting rid of a running 95 3.4 5 speed camaro for cheap. probably disc drum brakes.
is the 5 speed worth keeping? Pretty sure the bell housing wont fit a classic chevy. Or just let the next sucker buy it? jim

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 20, 11:27 PM
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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

Not super sure, but I bought one of those T5s at a swap meet. It had a Ford bolt pattern, and the angled rear trans mount pad. Did not seem to fit either a Mustang or the Chevelle, so I moved it along.

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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

All 4th gen Camaros have 4 wheel disks and there are relatively easy swap kits available. The later 4th gen (LS1 era but carried over to 6cyl cars as well) ones are a better but the early 4th gen are still a significant upgrade. To my way of thinking, the rear backing plates &parking brake stuff are the key part as everything else is readily available as replacement parts (and pretty cheap).

The T5 behind the 6 is likely not of much value (the same for the 6cyl engine) although I've seen them swapped into older mini trucks, likely because they are very cheap and not because they are the best option.

Seats are okay, not great but not a bad seat for a hotrod project

Other than that, I can't think of much that's of use for other than parts for a 4th gen.


If you run across a later LS1/T56 (or even a LT1/T56 early 4th gen) on the cheap, then you have a great swapable drive train and good brakes to swap. Regretfully, from a parts value standpoint the early 6cyl cars are the least valuable.
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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

Mark Savitske raves about them in his book. Shame its not in better shape.
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Mark Savitske raves about them in his book. Shame its not in better shape.



My post may lead people to think I don't like them but I think the V8 6 speed cars are a great value and lots of fun to drive. The wife has a 2001 LS1/T56 that I've lightly modded (DA coilovers, other suspension stuff, long tube headers/exhaust, tune, 1" bigger brakes all around, line lock, glass hood, etc...). We take it on road trips (~28 mpg) and some nice day driving to work, really is a darn good car. We've had it since 2003 so and it has less than 80k miles on it, likely keep it for a bit longer :-)
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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

I didn't see your post as being negative toward the gen 4. They are nice cars. I'll bet your wifes car is a blast to drive... I have to get my wife something like that, that's a great idea!!
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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

It's a great vehicle with modern engineering and the aftermarket support is huge and matured. Go ahead, order a bolt in a Dana60 rear. The body is way stiffer and better than a 3rd gen. The differences between an early and later 4th gen are only cosmetic.

However, a 5 speed trans from a 6 cylinder vehicle may not be built to handle the torque of a V8.

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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

A friend of mine parts a lot of them out. He says there's a lot of money in selling the interior trim parts. He had been mostly doing G-bodies but they're getting too hard to find.

His saying is "every redneck in the trailer park has a 4th gen, and they all need parts"

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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

my daughters 94 camaro was disc drum, I'll find out next week who's going to end up buying it. jim

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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

Look at the buying group, will they pay anyting? Your biggest deal killer will be shipping.
Friend parts out corvettes and isnt doing so well.

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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

My friend got a real low mile clean '02 WS6 last summer that was hit hard in the rear. Under 20k mile car totalled. He said the first things that sold were the sun visors and the glove box door.

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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

If the interior parts are good, it's worth parting that out. Not much desirable on a 3.4 5 speed other than that though.
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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

talked to the other interested buyer, told him is he buys it, I might be interested in the console if it's not broke. he bought a buick roadmaster last year for the engine and trans, then gave away the carcass. jim

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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

The V8 6 speed cars are a blast to drive. LT1 Z28s were only rated at 275HP but feel a lot fast because of the gearing. If you buy it the interior parts will sell fast if they are any good, the sun kills them so everyone needs them. The rears are very light duty so no one wants them.
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Re: are 4 gen camaros a waste of time to part out?

Years ago I bought a '96 formula that had all the usual upgrades, engine, airbox, suspension, tires/wheels. Friend wrapped it around a tp pole. I only wanted the T56 and it's linked parts. Sold the rest piece by piece for upwards of $3k on a $1500 purchase. I think I only got $300 for the rear, I was happy since it's a 7.5".
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