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Restoration / Re: Paint Compatibility
« on: May 02, 2017, 02:37:40 PM »
Allen,
 I have used a pressure steam cleaner to remove a repaint from a car. The poor repaint was also flaking off, but the clearly poor prep allowed the water to lift the paint off.
   It was free and took about an hour.
        VT

 
 

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Originality / Re: 67 11B parchment seat covers
« on: April 18, 2017, 08:49:00 PM »

Can the same be said for later 68 #711 interior? the color term was changed from "Parchment" to "Ivory"  did the color also change? and did they have the black inserts?
 I saw late 68 convertible one this weekend and the owner swears its original, It did not have black inserts. for what it is worth he also stated the all vinyl interior was "comfort weave"
    VT
 

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...repro tag
« on: April 08, 2017, 03:17:23 PM »
Darrell,
  In regards to reply #15, does this mean that the repo tag has been on this car for over thirty years?
     VT

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General Discussion / Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« on: March 23, 2017, 03:31:36 PM »
Dutch,
 If you have them already mount them without the lower bolt, the rears do not have the extra support.  Don't scratch the paint!
     VT

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Originality / Re: 68 Rear Spoiler
« on: March 17, 2017, 02:54:20 PM »
   I agree, last time I was there WAS back in the day. But it is fairly close to you, that's why I was wondering. Have you tried the Long Beach swap meet? Smaller, but I find a lot of good parts there.
    I love the guys doing "restorations" with "all new parts" dumping original parts for everything that is reproduced.  I have heard the same venders will ask more for the same parts at Pomona
    because they can. Are you aware of the Big 3 swap meet in San Diego once a year?  large and diverse.
      VT

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Originality / Re: 68 Rear Spoiler
« on: March 16, 2017, 10:25:49 PM »
Bullitt,
Are you still in So. Cal. ? Pomona's monthly swap meet is coming up, do you ever go?
      VT

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Originality / Re: 68 Rear Spoiler
« on: March 16, 2017, 07:33:10 PM »
 Wow!! 7 to 15 hundred, NFW. I have seen many in the Los Angeles area swap meets 1 to 2 hundred for  a good one, much less for a drilled or bent edges one.
  Do people actually pay that? I know some people will ask that but I figured they just want something to take with them when they go.
       VT

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Originality / Re: 68 Rear Spoiler
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:13:51 PM »
Paint another deck lid to match, or a flat hood for that matter. a buddy and four bolts can change the look of your car in minutes.
     VT

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Steve,
 You did nothing wrong, I have been following your quest as I am going to be there soon myself. I would have asked for a supervisor or owner after the second rejection.
    I will not even consider giving them my business with that kind of " customer service. Sorry for your problems, thank you for your advice and sharing your experience.
         Victor

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General Discussion / Re: Three way
« on: February 13, 2017, 04:03:15 PM »
I have a few license plate frames from that dealer. fairly common at the LA area swap meets for some reason.
     Victor

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Originality / Re: 67 11B parchment seat covers
« on: December 06, 2016, 03:33:43 PM »
Correct, That is from a ladies perspective.
    VT

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Originality / Re: 67 11B parchment seat covers
« on: December 05, 2016, 10:17:42 PM »
Thanks Pete,
   Yes, those are the seats that came with the car, used and worn. The P.O. states that those came with the car when he got the unrestored car in the 90's, he was not the O.O., Anything could have happen.
     Funny thing, my wife now wants the all white interior. " the white is classy and the lines (black inserts) look out of place"
       
       Victor

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Originality / Re: 67 11B parchment seat covers
« on: December 01, 2016, 03:00:41 PM »
Thanks for the reply, I too though all were the same but now I am not so sure. the seats in question were said to be original by the P. O. the car is LA built so I believe Firebirds were also being assembled
  in the plant at the time so I wonder. I see similar seats when I googled 1967 Camaro interior pictures. all the door panels are normal and seem to be aged and colored the same as the seats. Just solid  parchment.
        VT       

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Originality / 67 11B parchment seat covers
« on: November 28, 2016, 08:26:08 PM »
Can anyone shed some light on the seat appearance  for a 1967 11B 797-Z convertible? The seats do not have the black insert line, they are all white, I also noticed that the seats are pleated up
to the insert as opposed to two flat panels that are present on seats with the black inserts. Googling pictures I find both styles. does someone reproduce the solid color style?
     Thank you,
       Victor

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Restoration / Re: Opinions on reproduction convertible header moulding?
« on: November 15, 2016, 04:24:54 PM »
Just wondering, do the repo visor mounts contour to the repo header moulding?
    VT

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