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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Real Tag?
« on: April 26, 2019, 02:52:03 AM »
Yep, 4K would be L78, lost my mind.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Real Tag?
« on: April 25, 2019, 03:15:57 AM »
Looks real to me.  It's got to be one of the first L78's using the 4N code.

It's a 66 or 67 impala/biscayne next to the Camaro, and the bottom line of text appears to be one line.  The 69 decals text is two lines.  Of course if it was used for something else it wouldn't have Indanapolis 500 mile race and the date on it.

The lettering is orange, the 67 Pace car decals were blue.  Must be some local Canadian Pace car like an SCCA (or the Canadian equivalent), grand prix or some other race that had their own decals made.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Another Z11 on CL
« on: January 16, 2019, 02:02:32 PM »
Mine must be worth about 200K if that POS is worth 32K.

Restoration / Re: COWL HOOD FRAME
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:04:29 PM »
No, the 70 chevelle SS was a vacuum operated deal as i remember.  I had a 70 Chevelle SS and the flapper would open and close at idle if you had a big Cam in the engine.

General Discussion / Re: Are there any GM employees on this forum?
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:19:28 AM »
Don't know where you are but Rome Monument in the Pittsburg area does photo etching, just has to be done on a darker stone.

I think we can all tell this is a jeep, don't know about any licencing they would have needed, but I don't think you need one for a picture of your own vehicle and you're not selling anything.

General Discussion / Re: Kick Panel Speakers - spacer
« on: June 05, 2018, 03:47:51 AM »
Look at the speaker cover in the picture above, the top of it is about twice as deep as the bottom, which is probably to account for the spacers.  The speaker must lean outwards slightly at the top to hold the frame of the speaker off the inner portion of the body structure forward of the door.  The spacer lengths are probably equal to the depth of the sidewalls of the speaker grille cover. 

Restoration / Re: Convertible top differences
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:07:10 PM »
Yes the front bow is the same, the hinge between the front rail and the one over the quarter windows is different (which probably makes the entire front side rail different as the hinge is welded to one or the other rail), and the operating arms that push and pull the top up and down are different.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Numbers matching or not - 3932388 block
« on: April 25, 2018, 04:56:54 PM »
Should be a partial VIN on the back of the block above the oil filter in the rough casting area just forward of where the bellhousing bolts to the block.  Very hard to see with the block in the car even with good lighting back there.

Originality / Re: 69 SB Fuel Line Routing
« on: April 21, 2018, 02:11:56 AM »
That fuel pump look like a marine unit, that small vent line usually gets connected to the air horn of a marine carb, so if the pump diaphragm ruptures any leaking fuel goes into the carb and gets burned instead of dumping into the bilge and blowing up your boat.

General Discussion / Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« on: April 21, 2018, 02:00:24 AM »
69 Firebird and Camaro Front Shakers.  Firebird on the left, Camaro on the right, lower leg on the Camaro one is 3-1/8" long, firebird is shorter at 1 3/4" due to the difference in the front fender lower corner parting lines.  Firebird also has that extra upper bracket, which is the most obvious clue.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Mixed N vin and LOS trim tag?
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:54:18 AM »
No body ever was made at one plant and shipped to the other for final assembly.  For one thing the Norwood plant was a Chevy plant with a separate Fisher Assembly plant in the same building, and LOS was a GMAD plant where the Fisher and Chevy assembly functions were all on the same line.  If the car has a VIN tag from one plant and a trim tag from another one of the tags has been swapped.  If its a VIN that was swapped, 90% of the time your dealing with a stolen car, 100% of the tiome the car is going to cause the owner issues with the State DMV if an inspection is ever done and the DMV inspectors do their job.  Which makes the car completely worthless as a car, it has scrap and parts value only.  Don't even consider buying this car.

For any of you with problem with seeing the embedded photobucket images since they changed their policy.  There is a fix if you use Google Chrome and a similar one if you use fire fox.  Link is below:

Should make all embedded images visible again, may not be necessary if you uploaded an image to the site, but if it's linked right off of photobucket it does work to make them visible again.  Don't know if you can then download them or not.  I use IE (yes I'm old) so I can't use it, but I do know it works.

Restoration / Re: How did the factory install convertible tops so fast?
« on: August 24, 2017, 08:03:56 PM »
The jig had the complete frame and tack strips on it, The assembled frame got mounted to a fixture that was essentially the same shape and dimensions as the windshield header and rear quarter panel sections.  They mounted the frame to the jig, and the fabric to the frame.  Then mounted the whole assembly in the car, and made all the final adjustments on the line as the body moved along thru the trim shop.

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