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Camaro Research Group Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: BillOhio on December 15, 2017, 03:31:35 PM

Title: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 15, 2017, 03:31:35 PM
Buddy of mine with a Rs fathom green Z sent me tbis today. Hes going to try and get a picture with his car under it. Very cool
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: X33RS on December 15, 2017, 04:14:08 PM
That's very cool Bill.

  Out here on Rt66 there are still a ton of abandoned gas stations and such, some with old pumps and signs, even old cars sitting around,   that make excellent photo opportunities.   I have always wanted to jump in the car and make some stops and take pictures.   I don't know why I haven't done that yet.  The Rt66 cruise out here they do every spring is a huge event (3,000+ cars) doing about 400+ miles of Rt66 to Cali and back stopping at every old town along the way.  It's always been too crowded for pics though.
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BULLITT65 on December 15, 2017, 04:39:08 PM
Bill, I wonder if that grill emblem has been in the wrong spot, since the 60's.... ;D
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 15, 2017, 04:58:21 PM
I was wondering how old of a picture that is the car is pretty glossy. It almost looks like it has white line tires on it and no cowl induction hood which is interesting
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: Stingr69 on December 15, 2017, 05:11:16 PM
Bill, I wonder if that grill emblem has been in the wrong spot, since the 60's.... ;D

....Oh yes you did!  -HA!
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: KurtS on December 15, 2017, 09:52:39 PM
Not many FG RS-Z's around with a flat hood....
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: cook_dw on December 16, 2017, 01:05:23 PM
Also looks like it might be an early car with the 68 spoiler unless its an optical illusion..
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: bcmiller on December 16, 2017, 01:42:54 PM
Yes it would have to be an early car.

I am not sure itís Fathom Green though. Looks like a blend of Rallye Green and Fathom Green.

Check out the rockers, probably not 100% gloss. lol 😆
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: Kelley W King on December 16, 2017, 07:11:14 PM
I was getting ready say what Bryon posted. Too light for FC. Maybe the light on Rally Green. It looks like it is for a body shop in NC. Wonder what part? I have been in central NC for 64 years now.
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 17, 2017, 03:07:15 PM
It's a big body shop in Columbus Ohio
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: jdv69z on December 17, 2017, 04:11:34 PM
The sign is in Columbus?  Where?
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 17, 2017, 06:21:01 PM
My buddy said Fisher Road I believe. He lives on the west side of columbus so probably that area
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: ajviper on December 18, 2017, 12:03:27 AM
I saw this car a while back in an article.
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/1969-chevrolet-camaro-z28-z-lite/
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: KurtS on December 18, 2017, 01:52:06 AM
That's a twin to my car, except no spoilers and no clock.
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: cook_dw on December 18, 2017, 02:16:09 AM
That's a twin to my car, except no spoilers and no clock.

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/fa/fad01b4ea7128aef45c34ae515409df5008ba746e83b26aefe8f35f0cb384c4f.jpg)
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 18, 2017, 03:38:13 AM
Weird how the carpet faded. Wonder why they didnt use a local car
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: jdv69z on December 18, 2017, 02:21:55 PM
Looking at the article, I see an oil fill tube in the intake? Like pre-69. Maybe added to make it easier to add the oil?
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: X33RS on December 18, 2017, 03:47:24 PM
Looking at the article, I see an oil fill tube in the intake? Like pre-69. Maybe added to make it easier to add the oil?

I would guess so but seems like a strange way to go about it, considering back then the simple thing to do was to just swap the valve covers side to side and make it easier.  That's what I remember everyone doing.  Actually when that is occasionally seen today people are quick to snap about it being incorrect, but when I see it, the first thing I think of is that's the same thing I saw everyone doing in the 70's for easier access.  Definitely more subtle than having that big oil filler sticking out on a 69.
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 19, 2017, 01:53:33 AM
Since i have talked to most of you in this thread at one time or another,  i thought i would share this. I got a total hip replacement today. Went in at 8 and home by 8. Seems to have went fine, not too sore. I tore up the cartledge from a bone growth near the socket. In january dr did arthroscopic and it acted like the flap he tried to fix didn't stay.  Today he said the cartledge was mush so glad i had it done.  If you guys get in  a situation like this,  find good surgeon and don't put up with it.   its been bad 2 years and finally found dr  that knew what was wrong. Maybe now i can get on  with getting the Chrysler out of our farm shop!
And for DW there is a picture cause it happened!
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: bcmiller on December 19, 2017, 03:01:57 AM
Glad you are doing ok Bill but take it easy.  Do exactly what they say as far as rehab.
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: maroman on December 19, 2017, 05:19:47 AM
In March it will be two years for me, need to have the other one done SOON. No pain pills, no bruising, no rehab, did exercises at home for a month and was good as new. Hope yours goes well for you.
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Post by: BULLITT65 on December 19, 2017, 05:25:56 AM
That is good to hear. I have a family member scheduled to get 1 done in January. I hope the recovery is quick as well.
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 19, 2017, 09:41:02 AM
Thanks guys. I am thinking florida might be a good idea for a while
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: X33RS on December 19, 2017, 01:53:20 PM
Warm weather is always good Bill and what I always recommend ;)  I rarely venture East passed the AZ border after about Sept, lol.

Hoping a speedy recovery.  My father-in-law had both hips replaced.....twice!  He had a harder time the second go around, 85 years old.

Head south and take a break  ;D
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: cook_dw on December 19, 2017, 04:49:25 PM
Since i have talked to most of you in this thread at one time or another,  i thought i would share this. I got a total hip replacement today. Went in at 8 and home by 8. Seems to have went fine, not too sore. I tore up the cartledge from a bone growth near the socket. In january dr did arthroscopic and it acted like the flap he tried to fix didn't stay.  Today he said the cartledge was mush so glad i had it done.  If you guys get in  a situation like this,  find good surgeon and don't put up with it.   its been bad 2 years and finally found dr  that knew what was wrong. Maybe now i can get on  with getting the Chrysler out of our farm shop!
And for DW there is a picture cause it happened!

Glad you are getting yourself restored to go along with that Z..  Now rest up and get to crackin' on that MowPowrh!!
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 19, 2017, 05:01:34 PM
My dad reminded me the 300 has been in the shop like 2 years lol.

Its a money pit and I hope I dont want to keep it! women love that big convertible though.

I have everything to finish it but paint. I want to get it on the rotisserie and get the undercoating off.  Maybe next summer
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: janobyte on December 20, 2017, 01:18:10 AM

Leads to other issues due to compensating for the bad hip: knees, back, other hip, etc...best you had it done and didnt wait any longer. Surgeon sets protocols for his work, on file for the therapist. Dont take rehab lightly. You'll be fine soon, hip surgery procedures have advanced by leaps and bounds since i rehabed my 1st hip pt. 18 years ago. Used to be pretty nasty stuff. (PTA my second career)Just recently resigned from the clinic. Getting to old to work all the time.

Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 26, 2017, 03:06:48 AM
Thanks Jano. 
I am getting along ok. They did this anterior and it stretches the muscles where they go in but they dont cut anything. That part is sore. I shouldnt take anti inflammatories due to a past heart attack and I got pretty sore yesterday. I talked to my dr and decided a couple days of advil shouldnt do much and it really helped.  I have had enough of weird health problems!!

Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: ZLP955 on December 26, 2017, 03:43:40 AM
I saw this car a while back in an article.
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/1969-chevrolet-camaro-z28-z-lite/
Nice car and ownership story. Pity the article continues with the idea that early Z28s had flat hoods and later builds all had the cowl hood.
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: janobyte on December 26, 2017, 03:43:53 AM
Still fresh, it will get better soon. Dont forget ice, unless you have allergies. Very rare, but some do have a negative reaction. 15-20 mins post activity, and its cheap. Dont laugh, usually reccomend a large bag of frozen peas. Cheap, forms, throw back in the freezer when your done.

 

 
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: BillOhio on December 26, 2017, 04:00:48 AM
I am renting a machine called game ready. It pumps ice water and compresses a sleeve that wraps around my leg. I used it a year ago when i had the arthroscopic done and it really works. Insurance wont cover it but well worth using. I have nothing else to do so i watch tv and use the cooler machine.
Title: Re: Billboard Z
Post by: 69Z28-RS on December 26, 2017, 02:02:38 PM
I saw this car a while back in an article.
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/1969-chevrolet-camaro-z28-z-lite/
Nice car and ownership story. Pity the article continues with the idea that early Z28s had flat hoods and later builds all had the cowl hood.


Appeared to have minimal gauge package (speedo, clock, fuel)... NO tach, oil pressure, temp, ammeter...  not even add ons...  and the interior and exterior colors looked really weird to me... maybe it was the filter(s) used when the photographs were made...?