Body

The second-generation Camaro's body is all steel and changed only slightly throughout production. The front end sheetmetal and doors interchange from 1970-'77 and '78-'81. The upper portion of the quarter panel changed in 1975 due to the addition of the wrap-around rear window. The floor pan was altered in 1975 as well, to make room for newly required catalytic converters.

Sagging door hinges are a common second-generation Camaro affliction, as are body panel cracks in cars with T-tops. Leaking T-tops are also a major contributor to floor rot in these cars.

Look for rust in the usual places: behind the rear wheels, around the wheel well openings, in the corners of the doors and along the bottoms of the doors where the skin is folded over the frame; in the lower portions of the front fenders and in the floor pans.

These cars weren't known for their ability to resist rust, but there is almost nothing that isn't available either used, NOS or from the aftermarket.

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