It’ll put butterflies in your stomach and a lump in your throat and a smile on your face. The 1978 Chevy Camaro by JConcepts is a great compliment to an emerging entry level class on the dirt-oval racing scene. The new body shell features a fastback roofline with built-in rear spoiler, traditional V-nose and grille with perched headlights. The rear is highlighted by large format taillight and turn signal combination lamps. In addition, the large format side-windows and wrap-around rear window scream late 70’s styling cues.
If you’re old enough, you might recall the days when the coolest guys in town cruised the streets in a shiny new 1978 Camaro. In those days the classic pony car sported a new, flowing look and set a new record for annual sales for the Chevrolet brand. Today, the Camaro is the talk of the race track with all specific wheelbase and width to fit modern 1/10th off-road chassis converted to dirt-oval bandits. The Street Stock class is fun, exciting and now, with JConcepts, even better in appearance and performance.
The 1978 Camaro debuted in May of 2019 at the inaugural JConcepts Spring Dirt Oval Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska to a thrilling reception. As with all JConcepts body shells, the set includes clear body, window mask, instruction sheet and decal sheet. Officially licensed to JConcepts by Chevrolet, the classic is also built, formed and designed in the U.S.A. with professional grade artisans. As always, each body set is backed with JConcepts customer support and racing heritage.
The 1978 Chevy Camaro measures a 11″ wheelbase and the inside dimensions of the body are 9.50″ front and 9.75″ rear width. The body is built for a 2wd off-road buggy wheelbase and width and requires body mounting assistance or while using the B6, the JConcepts recommend shock towers (#2716, #2717) and Team Associated T6.1 body mounts. It’s helpful to plan your build, take measurements and modify your platform to fit inside the boundaries of the body.
• 1978 Chevy Camaro faithful representation
• Built-in rear spoiler for added rear down-force
• V-nose with perched headlights
• Fits an assortment of standard 1/10th buggies (with body mount applications)
• Decal sheet with Chevrolet, Camaro, Speed Shop and JConcepts badges.
• Officially licensed by Chevrolet to JConcepts.
Chevrolet and nameplates are registered trademarks owned and licensed by Chevrolet. Manufactured by JConcepts, Inc.
Mounting the new JConcepts Street Stock body with style and confidence is made simple with the addition of the new carbon fiber front and rear shock tower. Additional locations have been added up top on the 4mm genuine carbon material to allow the use of Team Associated (#71119) front and rear body post kit (not included). The CNC machined tower has incredibly tight accuracy and places the shocks in precise locations for correct geometry while allowing the new versatility of adding a front and rear body mount post.
Installation notes –
Install the (AE) T6.1 front body post on the new JC (#2716) shock tower with two (not included) 3x10mm BHCS. Make sure the body post unit is on the front-side of the shock tower during assembly. Remove standard front shock tower, replace with JConcepts version with installed front body post and utilize original hardware from the kit build for completion.
Install the (AE) T6.1 rear body post spacer on the new JC (#2717) shock tower, then add the body mount unit with four (not included) 3x18mm BHCS. Make sure the body post unit is on the back-side of the shock tower during assembly. Remove standard rear shock tower, replace with JConcepts version with installed body post and utilize original hardware from the kit build for completion.
• JConcepts styling, Street Stock performance
• 4mm genuine Carbon Fiber material shock tower
• Improves suspension responsiveness and rigidity
• Versatility, direct fit for #71119 AE body mounts
• Aesthetic eye-candy
1978 Chevy Camaro – Street Stock body
UPC Code – 845937021137
Retail price – $40.00
Map price – $34.00
(Fits – Dirt Oval, street stock chassis layout – 9.50″ wide body)
(Fits – Team Associated B6.1 / B6 generation series w/ JC #2716 and JC #2717 shock towers)
JConcepts – B6.1, carbon fiber street stock front tower
UPC Code – 845937021267
Retail price – $25.00
Map price – $21.25
(Fits – Team Associated B6.1)
JConcepts – B6.1, carbon fiber street stock rear tower
UPC Code – 845937021274
Retail price – $30.00
Map price – $25.50
(Fits – Team Associated B6.1)