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Title: Got My '69RS Back From Paint and Body
Post by: rich69rs on April 14, 2014, 01:05:22 AM
Just sharing a little happiness on my end.  I bought the car on 1 Nov 1991 and over the years have had it apart and have been completely through it mechanically.  On 3 September last year I dropped it off at the restoration shop in Sparks, NV (Reno).  It went down to bare metal, body came apart, glass came out along with 70% of the interior.  Front buckets were recovered with new foam and springs repaired as necessary.  New custom door panels (I have my originals, but they were cracking in the arm rests).  Inner fenders, license plate brackets, misc. bracketry under the hood, and the wheels were all powder coated.

I picked it up this past Tuesday, 8 April....just in time for spring time in northern Nevada and a multiplicity of car shows and events that begin in ernest next month.

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Richard
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Post by: ko-lek-tor on April 14, 2014, 01:07:56 AM
absolutely GOR-geous Richard.!! ;) I think you hit Camaro Nirvana! Why the standard seats with deluxe door panels?
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Post by: 69Z28-RS on April 14, 2014, 01:11:38 AM
That's a great looking RS, Richard...  :)
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Post by: rich69rs on April 14, 2014, 01:14:15 AM
absolutely GOR-geous Richard.!! ;) I think you hit Camaro Nirvana! Why the standard seats with deluxe door panels?

Car has the dark blue custom interior; trim tag #716
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Post by: ko-lek-tor on April 14, 2014, 01:17:56 AM
Perhaps it is my ignorance, but I thought it would be comfortweave, like my 712 car.
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Post by: BillOhio on April 14, 2014, 01:19:01 AM
Very nice!
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Post by: TooManyReels on April 14, 2014, 01:27:54 AM
X2, very,very nice looking car.

TMR.
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Post by: rich69rs on April 14, 2014, 01:32:57 AM
Perhaps it is my ignorance, but I thought it would be comfortweave, like my 712 car.

I don't know how many different seat material combos were available, but mine were / are just vinyl.  Rear bench seat is original - it hasn't been recovered.  Still in great shape - no one ever sits back there, except maybe during one of the parades during Hot August NIghts.
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Post by: camaro jock on April 14, 2014, 01:49:30 AM
Beautiful car, many hours have been spent on your car love the color.
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Post by: chili r on April 14, 2014, 03:22:15 AM
Great color  :)  Now drive and enjoy as you I'm sure you will.
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Post by: hotrod68 on April 14, 2014, 03:44:35 AM
Freakin' sweet! The stripe really sets it off. Beautiful car!
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Post by: BULLITT65 on April 14, 2014, 03:49:47 AM
very cool unique clean looking car. I love the stripes, you just don't see enough of those stripes these days. :)
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Post by: 6667ss138 on April 14, 2014, 11:51:27 AM
Looks Great!!
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Post by: MyRed67 on April 14, 2014, 03:48:25 PM
Lookin' good, great job.
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Post by: 68ashgoldRS/SS on April 14, 2014, 04:02:54 PM
BEAUTIFUL job Richard!!  Hot August Nights awaits you!!
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Post by: 69glacierblue on April 15, 2014, 02:09:09 AM
Your car turned out just gorgeous!  Enjoy the shows and the ride...
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Post by: 169INDY on April 15, 2014, 03:45:53 AM
I dig that RS all the way!
Congrats

Jim
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Post by: rich69rs on April 15, 2014, 04:18:22 AM
Thank you all for the kind words - I really appreciate it.  Got some serious driving to do between now and the end of September.
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Post by: cam69aro on April 15, 2014, 04:33:24 AM
beautiful car Rich, enjoy the nice weather and have lots of fun with it, it turned out sweet !!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: JKZ27 on April 15, 2014, 04:44:37 PM
That really looks nice. Love the stripe. Enjoy it!
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Post by: jacmac on April 15, 2014, 11:02:59 PM
Great looking car,congrats!!Some day I will learn to post some pics of mine!
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Post by: VINCE Z28 on April 16, 2014, 12:07:58 AM
Nice restoration your shop did a good job. As for as the interior you have custom door panels  (716) and standard front and back seats (715)
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Post by: jims69 on April 16, 2014, 01:20:55 AM
Its really beautiful.  A fine looking car.  They really did a good job!

Jim
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Post by: buenymayor on April 16, 2014, 08:44:41 AM
Beautiful car, Rich! Love the color and stripes.
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Post by: hgger69 on November 25, 2015, 08:37:01 AM
Really nice lookin!  :)
Im going to put the DX-1 stripe on my car as well....sometime in the future!  ;)
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Post by: buenymayor on November 25, 2015, 09:46:59 AM
Car turned out beautiful, Rich. Congratulations!
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Post by: abiddle on November 25, 2015, 09:57:55 PM
When I bought my SS350 a long time ago, it had no stripes and no emblems and just a bad paint job. I planned for the DX1 stripes eventually when I did a repaint, so I bought them and have stored them for all these years. More knowledge and years later now, I'm ready for a repaint, and I lsadly realize that DX1 was an option for non-SS cars - so I will get the boring everyday SS hockey stripes. Your car looks great and I was very tempted to do the DX1 stripes anyway.

DX1 black stripes NOS in boxes are on EBAY, special deal to any CRG members.
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Post by: Danzo on November 25, 2015, 11:00:50 PM
Should have these seats. Nice car!
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Post by: KurtS on November 26, 2015, 02:57:33 AM
No way to handle the DX1 stripe on a SS hood.

Yup, it should have those seats. The seats that are currently in it are for 715 interiors, not 716.
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Post by: rich69rs on November 26, 2015, 04:07:29 AM
I know - when I purchased the car on 1 Nov 1991, the standard interior seats were in the car.  I've obviously had both the front buckets as well as the rear bench out of the car on multiple occasions.  The seat covering materials looked like it has been there for a very long time.  If you didn't know better when you looked at the bottom of the bucket and bench seats as well as the back of the rear bench seat you'd say they had been there from day one. 

I considered changing them, but since this is the way the seats were when I got the car, I left them as acquired. 

The rear bench seat still has the "original to me" standard interior seat material, as it was, when I purchased the car in Nov 1991. 

The first picture below, from May 1992, shows the front bucket seats and material (standard interior), as they were when I purchased the car.  Due to wear through near the seat belt retainer, I had the front bucket seats recovered in late 2013.

The 2nd picture below is from April 2014.  The front bench seats have been recovered.  The rear bench seat has not been recovered - still in "original to me" condition; i.e. as it was, with the same material, when I purchased the car.

Third picture is my trim tag.  Car was originally Dover White with a Dark Blue Vinyl top.  When I purchased the car, the vinyl top had been removed and the car had been repainted.

Who knows how or when much less why standard interior seats wound up in a custom interior car.  After all these years of owning the car with the interior as displayed, it is a moot point to me.

Richard
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Post by: KurtS on November 27, 2015, 05:41:40 AM
No worries. I had noticed you had said "Rear bench seat is original" and wanted to make sure you knew what should be there.
Seats get changed - easier to swap than recover....