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General Discussion / Spring Charlotte
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:42:15 PM »
The time is once again coming for our spring trip to my favorite swap meet.   So many memories since 1993.   
This year is different.   We are coming with one less from our crew.  We lost my dads best man and best friend of 57 years.   Jeff was a picked member of our family.   About the time they were deciding to retire dad asked Jeff what car he would build if he could.  Jeff said a T bucket.   In 2005 Dad bought a frame and rear at Charlotte for $225.  Everyone bailed that year and it was just dad and I.   We took their Subaru.  We went to Lowes bought rope and lashed the frame to the roof rack for the 510 mile trip home.  Years later after they decided to build Jeff a T bucket, we bought a body there for $312.  It was the spring of the BIG tropical storm that hit Florida and the coast, but went right by other than a big rain storm Saturday night.  The truck was jam packed full, we had luggage jammed inside the truck with little room to sit.  But as always we made it. 
  Just after last spring I was approached to sell my 68 Z28 RS Berger car.  Being so far out on my list of things to do I sold it, wanting more to see the car done than sit. 
   Wanting to get back in racing I bought a cheap Vega out of Wisconsin.  Got it home and figured out it was an SRD built 1973 Pro Stock car.  It was one of the rare few that was an acid dipped Body In White car.  SRD was Jenkins crew that started a chassis shop.  The car was sponsored by the Chicagoland Chevy Dealers Association.           I have the full history on the car with many great pictures of it and its build.   
 A lot has changed in a year.   I have made major changes in my life.   Also I am done with selling High End parts, that was a joke.  Im back to nickel and dime parts, they sell.   
   This trip will be bitter sweet.   Our missing member will be on all our minds.  But you can not take away all the great moments with family and friends.   One year I took two big ticket items.  I sold a rare engine block first that I never thought I would sell.   I said if I sold it and a set of heads I would buy everyone supper.   The  day went on and no sale on the heads.  I was packing up later than usual on Saturday afternoon.   Most of my stuff was put away.  Two guys came back out of breathe and said OH GOOD.   They were from New York and were on the road heading back home when there nephew called and said he wanted the heads.  There communication got crossed up.  They bought the heads and I told them they just bought my groups supper.   It felt great to have such a good weekend and share my good fortune with my family and friends.  I do not do this to get rich, I am content to make a little that I think is fair.  I use it to fund my projects.   
  Life really is short enjoy it.    Our friend Jeff did not smile, he had a grin that was his smile.   He is greatly missed. 
   I will be there this year with a large variety of parts, Camaro, left overs from old projects.  Now I am into nostalgia parts.   Look me up in the Green Field on the corner of FG diagonal from the Bumper Boys.   Stop take a load off and say hi.

General Discussion / Spring Charlotte
« on: March 29, 2017, 01:21:04 PM »
Just a week away.  Going to round up my stuff this weekend.    Weather looks fair at this point.    I found some interesting parts over this past winter to bring.   On the corner of FG as always.     Ready for fun in tge sun

General Discussion / Charlotte here we come
« on: September 14, 2016, 03:04:50 PM »
After a long hot summer  and a hard work schedule I am ready.    Vacation is next week and  me and the old guys will be in NC.  I am going to bring a few nos parts, some nicely reconditioned RS parts, 2 Muncies,  old speed parts, and a complete 2 inch drop spindle set up with brakes.   Love heading south  and we are in the green field just outside of the tunnel.   Stop by sat hi, take a load off if you need to.  Dan

General Discussion / 67 production
« on: July 02, 2016, 08:17:29 PM »
When was 67 production started.   I looked at a 09A 67 Convertible today.   It is an early car.   The frame has no bumper holes in it,  It is a 327 powerglide, deluxe interior, power steering, power top

General Discussion / Carlisle
« on: April 22, 2016, 12:06:44 PM »
Went to Carlisle yesterday.   I was glad I attended with my Dad and uncle.   I love spending time with them as they get older and dad is going to have back surgery that will ruin his summer.  The show was well attended by buyers.   But lots of open spaces and just items that belong in antique shops.   They were talking on the PA about filling out a questionare on how they can make the show better.   My thoughts have always been to have car parts.   It has lost its magic and I just do not know if it will ever come back.  I was  sadly disappointed.

General Discussion / Spring Charlotte
« on: March 07, 2016, 01:15:00 PM »
With just a few weeks to go we have our room reservations.  Winter here in the north was short, but brital.  I  have some interesting parts to bring this year.  We have 10 coming this trip, 2 newbies.   Just ready for different surroundings and warm weather and southern hospitality

Restoration / 69 bbc motor mounts
« on: March 12, 2015, 06:49:31 PM »
Where can I get 69 bbc motor mounts for on the block?   I have the frame mounts and know  they are different than other years.  NAPA does not carry them and the theirs are scary thin junk.

General Discussion / 1968 Z28 registry
« on: February 02, 2015, 07:35:04 PM »
I have noticed many 68 Z28 owners on here and wandered if there is a current registry and a Place to discuss our cars and pictures of cars, restorations and specific parts.    We are in a different group, not the super rare 67's or the 20,000 69's

General Discussion / 67 68 disc brake master cylinder
« on: January 04, 2015, 09:19:09 PM »
Did all 67 and 68 disc brake cars have WT stamped on the master cylinder?

General Discussion / 1968 Z28
« on: September 05, 2014, 02:38:06 PM »
Do you have an idea of how many cars are considered early cars verse the later Z28 badged cars.     Just curious about how many were built before GM pushed the option

Restoration / 68 wheel well moldings
« on: May 25, 2014, 01:35:36 PM »
I have a 68 RS.    Did they all come with wheel well moldings?   Or could you get a car without them.  Just asking about the wheel well moldings.  I know about the rocker trim.    Thanks everyone, Dan

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