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General Discussion / Re: Dying seat covers
« on: January 20, 2019, 07:30:54 PM »
Thanks guys. SEM it is then!

Ed

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General Discussion / Dying seat covers
« on: January 20, 2019, 05:32:58 PM »
This isn't Camaro specific, but IS a general question about dying vinyl.

On a really nice gesture, one of the guys on the Tri-5 web site has offered to give me the old seat covers and door panels from his 57 150 2 door sedan. (I have a 57 210 2 door sedan so they'll fit). They're supposedly in good shape (no rips or tears and they look good other than a few minor scuff marks), but they're silver and black (see attached) and I'm looking to go black or dark green. Right now I just have some cheapo aftermarket "stretch" slip-on covers on the front seat and a blanket on the back, so I sure could use them.

Has anyone ever had any success in dying vinyl seat covers and door panels? You can see they're cloth and vinyl, and I don't think I'd have any problems with the cloth parts, but I'm concerned about the vinyl. I've seen vinyl dye, but I've never used it and I'm curious if it actually works. I'm thinking it would just peel off after a while.

So anyone ever dyed vinyl and if so, how did they turn out and did it last?

Thanks
Ed

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General Discussion / Re: eBay tags for sale
« on: January 18, 2019, 09:40:07 PM »
Let's not go there guys.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: eBay tags for sale
« on: January 18, 2019, 09:19:54 PM »
Yeah, but unfortunately it's not against the law to sell trim tags (except in Oklahoma), so fake cars will continue to be rampant.

And by the way, just do a search for VIN PLATE and you'll get a few THOUSAND hits!

Or narrow the search to include only "used" VIN PLATE and even that's obscene! Over a thousand fake cars (or stolen cars no longer stolen) in the making.

Ebay either doesn't care, or doesn't have the manpower to stop it. I wonder what the FBI would say to ebay if they knew? Or does the FBI even care???

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: eBay tags for sale
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:54:26 PM »
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I reported the bottom one to ebay already. Violates their listing policies

As did I (yesterday), but you'll notice the auction's still up. So... I just got off the phone with ebay and told them about this auction and the lady I spoke to said it's under investigation. I also reported THIS ITEM (which is also against federal law), and she said that one is also under investigation.

Will ebay do anything about either? I doubt it but we'll see...

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: What is a zone car?
« on: January 18, 2019, 06:35:59 PM »
A zone car was either intended for use by someone in zone management, or was used for special display/demonstration purposes. When this "duty" was completed the car would likely end up at a Chevrolet dealer for sale.

Ed

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Is THIS what you're looking for? Most of the repop vendors sells the kit.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Engine decode help
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:39:18 PM »
1966 L30 (327/275) with Powerglide and 4BBL carb from a Chevelle.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Vin Stamp by oil filter on a LOS car
« on: January 17, 2019, 12:48:30 AM »
From the DRIVETRAIN DECODING page:

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In the 1969 model year, the partial VIN for V8 engines was stamped in either of two locations: on the engine pad or near the oil filter. The alternator was moved to the passenger side in 1969 which covered the engine stamp pad and caused the VIN stamp to be relocated by the oil filter. The block in this area is raw unmachined casting which makes this stamp difficult to see. Generally, the Norwood plant stamped the VIN on the engine pad on early cars and moved the stamp by the oil filter in the December 68 timeframe (there are a few known exceptions). Los Angeles was not as consistent and the VIN stamp location varied during the year.

Ed

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Restoration / Re: Windshield trim clips
« on: January 16, 2019, 02:28:11 PM »
Mike, I split this post from the other because it's a GREAT picture of a different subject. After 50 years they're still in perfect condition!! You don't see that very often!

Put them up on ebay for $1000 bucks each!!

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 CrList ad
« on: January 16, 2019, 12:47:38 AM »
Because this is the same subject matter as the other post, I've merged them both together. And for future searches, the VIN is 124379N638876.

And yes, Chick's right. We don't like divulging engine pad stamps or trim tag information because it just gives the fakers more ammunition to work with. We suggest if you have a question about a particular car, to post it here with good, crisp pictures and we can help. If you want to satisfy your own curiosity, READ THIS for a good beginning, concentrating on the "Chevrolet Assembly - Engine Dress Line Operations Details" section.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 302 ENGINE ON CRAIGSLISTS ??
« on: January 13, 2019, 04:24:39 AM »
17C133341 and V0518KM indicates a 327/275 with Turbo 400 and A.I.R. installed in a 1967 full size assembled at the Southgate, CA plant. You COULD tell him that there weren't any Camaros built in Southgate, but of course, he'd still argue with you, so I'd just drop it.

Ed

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1968 - Orphans / Re: MO 302 Motor VIN 124378L344460
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:21:41 AM »
Do you have a link?

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 67 Pace Car legit?
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:48:44 PM »
It does indeed. I'll let Kurt know.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 67 Pace Car legit?
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:04:34 PM »
It's 124677N207643 and it's real. We have in the notes that it's a very nice restored car.

Ed

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