wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/20/20 1:46 p.m.

I have owned a small fleet of Camaros over the years. Mainly 1st Gens, one 2nd Gen and currently (2) 3rd Gens. Calvin and I discussed getting a 4th Gen on Saturday. Saturday night I see this ad on FB Marketplace. 
 

So a few messages and text messages leads to


 

Prior to chasing it down we had an exchange on messenger...



He sent me a text receipt and I did not catch the price until I was about to post this. 

I will be working off the $300 that I paid. 
 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/20/20 2:07 p.m.

Camaro parts are very common. 


 


located minutes away from my friends house

He through in a plastic fuel tank and a mini-tub sheet metal kit. 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
1/20/20 2:10 p.m.

wanna make some recoup on those hideous frontrunners?

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/20/20 2:11 p.m.

The LT1, TH700R4, engine and mid plates, front end parts and the seats will be for sale ASAP. Leave a note if interested. PM on this site does not work as it is tied to a dead email. 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/20/20 2:12 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

wanna make some recoup on those hideous frontrunners?

No thank you. Tires are like new. 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/20/20 2:29 p.m.

September 27, 2019 I picked up (2) roll cages that were chopped out and being scrapped. We will be re-purposing a significant portion of it. 
 

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago UltraDork
1/20/20 2:33 p.m.

I'm looking forward to seeing another screaming-quick drag challenger.

Agent98
Agent98 Reader
1/20/20 2:38 p.m.

Nice score Andrew!

(got to get on FB, CL is apparently dead these days...)

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/20/20 3:08 p.m.

This will help

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
1/20/20 3:52 p.m.

Ooooh free beef jerky! 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Reader
1/20/20 3:58 p.m.

So 5.3 with wide ring gaps and a 200 shot? 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/20/20 6:06 p.m.
Agent98 said:

Nice score Andrew!

(got to get on FB, CL is apparently dead these days...)

I am still nailing good deals on CL. Picked up (2) more TH400 on way back from picking up a FBMP deal.  Both trannies were low usage, one was rebuilt with a new converter for $200 for the pair. 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/20/20 6:15 p.m.
1SlowVW said:

So 5.3 with wide ring gaps and a 200 shot? 

Hope to hit it with more...

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/22/20 3:14 p.m.

Placed an ad to sell the engine first


 

 

 

 

 

 

took minutes and already had 2 interested buyers. 2nd guy asked about the trans and I had not posted it. So that led to ...

 

 

 


 

 

 

Goodbye

 

 

 

dherr
dherr HalfDork
1/23/20 10:59 a.m.

Love FB messenger, great score Andy!

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy Dork
1/23/20 11:06 a.m.

Free car!

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
1/23/20 2:16 p.m.

Like all your other builds, I'll be following this one. I've always wanted a 4th Gen. Nice score!

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/24/20 4:16 p.m.
Lof8 - Andy said:

Free car!

-$0.75  laugh

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/24/20 4:17 p.m.
Tony Sestito said:

Like all your other builds, I'll be following this one. I've always wanted a 4th Gen. Nice score!

This one will be fun!

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/28/20 8:55 p.m.

Did a real bonehead move tonight. Bought our engine for $300 with harness computer. I pulled the heads and placed an on FB Market Place.....


 

Then... I deleted the ad before screen shooting the sale for $375.   I even replied to the last message and recorded the sale time at 4:48pm on 01/28/2020. I am such a bonehead

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/28/20 9:03 p.m.

So now I am going to be extra cautious now...

I bought the front end, plates and min-tub kit for $200. Advertised the plates for $200. Have the midplate sold for $125 with the shipping. Shipping if $21.27.   Netting a sell down on $103.73. 

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
1/29/20 12:23 p.m.

Definitely following along! Facebook Marketplace is really handy. 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
1/29/20 9:35 p.m.
AWSX1686 said:

Definitely following along! Facebook Marketplace is really handy. 

Craigslist is still a great source. But nothing beat a good flea market. 

 

 

EDITED 3-11-2020 : Sold car for $425 with out the front wheels and tires.  Documenting here since they will be used on a future Challenge car.

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