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Remeber the 80's Camaro 'wedge' paint jobs?


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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted April 05 2009 - 07:18 AM

My kids and i are fans of the new 2010 Camaro coming out (just in time for my mid-life crisis). I may or may not get one now - or I may hold out for the ragtop.

I was telling the kids horror stories about the 80s and have been trying to describe the 80's 'wedge' custom paint jobs people used to get on the 2nd gen Camaros. I have surfed all over the net looking for a picture of one and come up empty. (Which really surprises me given the 80s fascination and Camaro excitement these days)

This is the closest I got; http://www.wgsc.com/...nd-pvc-pipe.htmhttp://www.wgsc.com/pvc/how-to-bend-pvc-pipe.htm

I was wondering if anyone here remembers what I'm talking about and if you have any photos you could share.

#2 of 14 OFFLINE   Jimi C

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Posted April 05 2009 - 07:25 AM

Is this the paint style you speak of?

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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted April 05 2009 - 08:47 AM

That's pretty much it. Is it yours? I was looking for a 2nd gen, but that is the style of paint I've been looking for. Do you have photos of any other camaros or suggestions on finding some?

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   Jimi C

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Posted April 05 2009 - 11:08 AM

Thats not mine, I was just bored and read your thread and searched til I found what you were talking about. I found it on google images.
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#5 of 14 OFFLINE   member666

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Posted April 05 2009 - 02:52 PM

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Thats not mine, I was just bored and read your thread and searched til I found what you were talking about. I found it on google images.

The new Camaro is pretty hot.
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#6 of 14 OFFLINE   Kevin Hewell

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Posted April 05 2009 - 09:01 PM

What were your search words? I'm sure the OP did the same thing.

#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Jimi C

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Posted April 06 2009 - 08:37 AM

camero paint
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#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted April 07 2009 - 01:52 PM

LOL

'Camaro Hair' Pic 1, Page 1
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#9 of 14 OFFLINE   Todd Hochard

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Posted April 08 2009 - 03:39 AM

Are you talking about the Baldwin Motion cars?

http://rides.webshot...059528318nnpRKs

I've been a 2nd gen nut since the 80s. I've owned this since '91-

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I really *want* to like the new Camaro, but I can't get into it much. Not sure why. I'm absolutely enthralled with its 4-door cousin, though- the Pontiac G8.Posted Image
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#10 of 14 OFFLINE   Jimi C

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Posted April 08 2009 - 03:49 AM

The Pontiac G8 is based on a Vauxhall VXR8 that has been around in Europe for awhile and is considered to be a pretty dismal car over there based on what i've read/seen. They look nearly identical other than the badges.

The Vauxhall version was reviewed and hammered on Top Gear more than once. Whereas they love the 4 door Ford Mondeo.
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#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Kevin Hewell

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Posted April 08 2009 - 09:35 AM

Cool car, Todd!

#12 of 14 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted April 09 2009 - 01:10 PM

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LOL

'Camaro Hair' Pic 1, Page 1


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That is effin hilarious!!!!!

#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted April 09 2009 - 01:15 PM

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camero paint


I tried that and a dozen others. Dunno how I missed that one. THe wedge jobs I was loking for are on 2nd gen cars like Johns.


And yes - I absolutely LOVE the new Camaro.

I am a bit disappointed that there will be no t-top. I could settle on a floptop, but I like t-tops much more. They are more quiet and sorta fun even when the top is on. Way better than sunroofs. Maybe someday...

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Posted August 31 2010 - 12:47 AM



Originally Posted by Jimi C 

The Pontiac G8 is based on a Vauxhall VXR8 that has been around in Europe for awhile and is considered to be a pretty dismal car over there based on what i've read/seen. They look nearly identical other than the badges.

The Vauxhall version was reviewed and hammered on Top Gear more than once. Whereas they love the 4 door Ford Mondeo.


Mate, the ponitac G8 and Vaxhall are Holden's, always been Holden's will continue to be Holden's... yes it came from Australia, as all real mustle cars have for the past few years...  and that base car has been around for sometime now...  even the new Camaro is based on its floorplan..  Please do not attribute these to Europeans, it is offensive LOL

 

BTW When Jeremy Clarkson came here and run the real thing, with all the right bits..  he was much more impressed..  that is also true of the Falcon XR/GT and GTP
 







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