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Original Cars and Details / JohnZ's '69 Z/28
« on: July 16, 2016, 02:12:10 PM »
I bought this car for the same reason many of you bought yours - I had one just like it in 1969 (except that one was Hugger Orange), and I just had to have it again.

After looking at five or six '69 Z's over a two-year period (most of which were either fakes or poorly-done restorations), I found this original Fathom Green one at the Chevrolet corporate display "on the triangle" at the 2000 Woodward Cruise. It was selected in advance by Chevrolet, who paid the (Canadian) owner's expenses to bring it to the U.S. and display it for three days.

It became obvious after an hour or so what I had stumbled across, and the (second) owner and I made a deal and I bought the car; he returned to Brampton (Toronto area) after the Cruise and delivered the car to my Michigan home the following weekend.

After all my years of Corvette body-off restorations and from-scratch builds of street rods, Cobras, and a tube-frame Corvette Grand Sport replica, the most difficult part of owning this car has been the discipline required to leave it alone and enjoy it as it was built originally.

I will be adding more information and photos as this thread progresses.

Body = all-original metal, no panel replacements or rust (dealer undercoated when new).

Paint = 80% original

Trim/Interior = all-original Deluxe Interior

This is a VERY highly-optioned Z/28, especially for a Canadian car - it has every option you could get on a Z/28 except the tilt wheel.  :)

Restoration / 1967 Vent Window Frame/Seal Restoration Article
« on: January 29, 2013, 04:30:14 PM »
This article on '67 vent window frame/seal restoration popped up in this week's Amos Automotive update; mouse on each photo after the first one and a caption will pop up:

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