If you drive your second generation 1978-81 Chevrolet Camaro a fair amount, there’s a great chance that other motorists are going to be staring at your muscle car’s tail end quite a bit. Should your baby be a strong runner, other drivers will have a hard time keeping pace. They’ll be admiring that terrific styling and engineering that went into creating the entire vehicle but especially the tail.
Since many of the components that comprise your Camaro’s rump are manufactured from ABS and injection molded plastics, as well as rubber gaskets, those components could be looking long in the tooth. They may be brittle, faded, cracked, listless, and outright down for the count. With exposure to all the elements, those 30+ year old plastic and rubber parts have seen better days. It may well be time to remove those worn-out components and renew them with some OER reproduction items that are readily available from Classic Industries.
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The tail lamp housings are manufactured in injection molded ABS to original factory specifications for a precise fit and an authentic OE appearance.
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The tail lamp lens to housing gasket installs in all 1978-81 Camaro models and helps prevent moisture and other elements from entering the lens assembly.
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The gasket is manufactured in molded rubber ensuring a quality replacement and acts as a cushion between the tail lamp assembly and the body.
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This reproduction lens is manufactured in high quality injection molded acrylic lens material. It will fit and install as original and features all the original SAE and "Guide" markings for an authentic replacement.
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This reproduction lens is manufactured in high quality injection molded acrylic lens material. The Berlinetta models featured a horizontal aluminum molding unlike the standard models. The lens comes complete with this black and chrome aluminum molding replicating the original in appearance and authenticity. The lens also features all the original SAE and "Guide" markings for an authentic replacement.
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Each tail lamp assembly is manufactured in quality injection molded acrylic lens material to factory specifications. This tri-colored tail lamp assembly features a horizontal black stripe (correct for 1980-81 Z28 models), black perimeter accents, and all the correct SAE markings on the lens replicating the original in quality and appearance. This lens is correct for 1980-81 Z28 models. However, many Camaro owners install this tail lamp lens assembly for their 1978-79 models.
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Each filler is manufactured in injection molded ABS to exact factory specs. The filler applique attaches to the rear tail panel between the tail lamp lens and the fuel filler door.
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The injection molded ABS filler applique attaches to the rear tail panel between the tail lamp lens and the fuel filler door on 1979-81 Berlinetta models.
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The OER reproduction fuel door emblem is correct in every detail. It is manufactured in die-cast chrome plated zinc along with an injection molded insert that has the factory correct colors.
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The OER reproduction 1980-81 Z28 Camaro fuel door emblem is produced in injection molded ABS and has the dark to light tri-color fading effect and available in all the original colors. The emblem replaces the original fuel door emblem and includes the installation hardware.
Whether you need some or all of these components to renew your 1978-81 Camaro’s caboose, Classic Industries has the parts to make it happen.
Lead photo and last two images are courtesy of Mecum Auctions