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General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 11, 2018, 06:17:35 PM »
I need to get some for this old trailer. My enclosed sits between the back fence and my garage so it doesn't get hit with the sun like this one does.

Funny story about this trailer. I bought it brand new in 97 and only pulled a few times. A year later I drug it all the way to Tarpon Springs, Florida to bring home my 69 Z. I went down & back 2800 miles in 3 days. I didnt have a spare so I borrowed and old spare from my brother in law to take with us. On the way there, we were driving through Shreveport, LA @ 5 PM rush hour, by now I had been on the road for about 14 hours straight and some car comes up honking the horn yelling about the trailer tire. We pull over and the right rear tire is gone. Not just the tire but the rim and the studs as well.  :o So I find an Pep Boys or something and buy some studs & lugs and proceed to fix it in the parking lot with basically no tools. Back on the road and I make to Florida mid morning the next day. We pick up the car and turn right around & head for home. I made it almost all the way back the NM state line and the borrowed spare tire blows apart and darn near rips the fender off the trailer. When I get stopped in the middle of nowhere, at about midnight, I find a big chunk of the tread has flown forward and lodged between the tongue of the trailer & the deck. With no spare I jack it up and move the right front tire to the rear axle and limp into the closest town, Clovis NM. Of course nothing is open at this time so I stop at a gas station and start offering to buy anyones spare tire that stops in. I finally get lucky and someone sells me their spare and off we go again headed for home. Four or five hours later I finally make it home. I back the car & trailer on to the side of the house dead tired and head in to get some sleep, I had been basically up for 3 days straight.  I get a few hours sleep and go out to unload and notice the left rear trailer tire is leaning and upon a closer look, the bearings are gone, I mean completely gone and only the nut & about half the thickness of the washer is holding that wheel on.   The most amazing thing is...when that tire blew & beat the hell out of the trailer it never touched the car.  :o

So the moral of story is even if it's new doesn't mean it's right. lol.. I would have never thought any of this would have happened with a basically brand new trailer.  ??? Aside from that, it's been a pretty good old trailer. lol..

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General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:28:18 AM »
Nick, looks like a good project. I like the look of the blue car, that will be nice when its done.

Thank you Austin, I have been stuck on a Blue craze since the 67 I did last year.

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General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:26:46 AM »
Yeah it blew & i didnt even know it. I got home late at night and didn't even see it until the next morning.  :-[ The tire behind it had thrown its tread also, could have been ugly.  :o

Seems to be a common occurrence out here in the desert South West.  I blew a tire on my enclosed last year and didn't know it either.  Couldn't feel it or hear it.  Luckily had a nice guy flag me down and pointed to the tire.  I needed gas soon anyway so I hit an exit and pulled in.  It looked just like yours, lol.

Yeah that sun is brutal out here. Where this old trailer normally sits the afternoon sun really beats down on that side. :(

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General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:39:41 PM »
Yeah it blew & i didnt even know it. I got home late at night and didn't even see it until the next morning.  :-[ The tire behind it had thrown its tread also, could have been ugly.  :o

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General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:22:17 PM »
No major plans, but if possible I would like to make this..
 


look something like this..


 There's still a few months left right?  ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 28, 2017, 12:23:37 AM »
Thank you guys, I'm going to wait until spring before makes any quick decisions and see how I feel about it then. Thank you again.

Ouch!! I was really hoping it would be worth more than a dollar.  :o  lol..

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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 25, 2017, 10:35:57 PM »
Thinking about trying to down size my hoard a bit & maybe let go of my 69 Z/28. I was hoping for some advice on how to go about actually selling the car in this day & age? Where would you list it? would you try and fix a few small things first or just sell as is etc.. I think I've owned it 18 or 19 years now & only put about 7000 miles on it in that time.  It's far from perfect, but is still a nice solid  # 3 car. Thankfully, I don't need to sell it, I'm just looking for some info from others that have been down this road.
Any & all advice would be appreciated, Thank you.



I would think you would have no problem selling your Camaro its a nice looking car as is. Don't sell yourself short, your being honest and up front about the condition of it and potential buyers will recognize that. I would address the issues you are aware of but that's just my opinion. Being a long time owner is also huge selling point and it doesn't sound like your pressed to sell it so those are more positives.

I would list it in the classified section of a Camaro forum such as Team Camaro. Also, just advertise it at some local car shows and word of mouth will get around. There are a ton of guy's from the muscle car era who are approaching retirement, looking for a hobby and trying to bring back a little of their youth. As far as a value of it goes I would just do some comparisons and you might be pleasantly surprised. In my opinion the last of the baby boomers have expendable cash and are driving the prices up. Good luck!

Thank you for the info & the kind words sir.

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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 25, 2017, 10:31:39 PM »
Dammit. I met a guy a couple weeks ago looking for a good Z. He was tired of looking at fakes. It was at Pavillions in Scottsdale. I will be back there in a couple weeks and might see him again. He left his contact info with Larry Christiansen.

Thanks Charley, I'll bet Larry will find him a good car. I used to drool all over Larry's cars when I would go race the Denver Super Chevy shows years ago.

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Restoration / Re: Leaf spring restoration
« on: November 22, 2017, 06:08:43 PM »
I rebuilt the springs on my 68 SSRS several years back during my resto. I bought the new clamps from heart beat city thru ebay I think at the time. It was a pretty easy straight forward job from what I remember.

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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:26:56 PM »
Years ago I had my 302 re-done as I had ring failure in #7. I was excited to have that typical small block Chevy rear main oil leak finally fixed as well. About 3 months after I got it up and running again, the rear main oil drip returned. Oh well, the 302 still runs like you know what!!

Thats just the way my luck goes also. Right after I finished the resto on my 68 SSRS396 I had a small oil pan leak. I spent 5 years restoring the car and thought I was meticulous when I built the motor. I puled it back out and went to a one piece pan gasket. It was sealed up for about 300 miles and then the d@mn leak returned. That was almost 6000 miles ago, I keep telling myself I will get to it but its been almost 3 years now & I still havent had the time. It's just leaves a small drip on the floor about the size of dime after I've driven it a bit but it still drives me crazy.

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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:58:26 PM »
From the picture your engine looks to good to pull.

Thank you. If it didn't use so much oil and have the small leak I would just leave it alone. .

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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:56:25 PM »
Nice looking car! Is it all original drive train, etc? If it is, keep in mind that a buyer that wants an original car is going to be money and time ahead of buying another car needing original parts located and purchased. There aren't that many out there really original to choose from, so don't sell yourself short.

Thank you for the kind words. It has it's original DZ & BU but the trans was MIA, it had an early incorrect M-21 when I bought it.

It was born with a Flat hood and when I spoke to the original owner he said he still had it, but that has been likely 14 or 15 years ago. Back then, I thought I might load it up and take the car back to Choctaw and try and meet both prior owners in person but I never could find the time and then years got away from me etc..

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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:59:39 PM »
You have a nice car, and having the original owners names, and full history on the car adds value IMO...  You should write up the history as detailed as you can with addresses and phone numbers and anything else you know about each of the prior owners and locations...  ie.. everything you know...   for passing along to the buyer.


Thank you Gary thats a great suggestion.

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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 18, 2017, 05:36:06 PM »
If you can fix those things for $1-2k, I would think you would at least get that and more out of it. Your car is not bad now, but with those things fixed it would look really nice. Most buyers don't want to mess with any of those kinds of things.
At the end of the day you are going to have to put a number on it.
Also for the decent sum of money you will get, what are the proceeds going to go towards???

Thats kind of what I thought. I will likely pull the engine and go through it so it's fresh before spring. The door & the seat are no big deal to fix  I can blend the paint on the door since it's just a small spot and maybe take the seat cover off and get the seam sewn back up or just replace the seat cover.




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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 18, 2017, 05:22:45 PM »
could we see pictures, history, mileage..etc

I bought the car from a dealer in Florida but the car was sold new in Midwest City, OK to Tom & Donna B. from Choctaw, OK. It was then sold to another gentleman Patrick O. also from Choctaw, who owned it for a few years. He told me he drove it to go pick up a new truck and the dealer bought the car from him. At that point it was auctioned off between dealers for a few years before I bought it. I believe I am the 3rd real owner of the car. I bought it with just over 80xxx miles on it and it now has 87xxx on it. I was told the it has only had one repaint done in 1986 by the original owner. I ran a title search on the car years ago and that was how i was able to track down the pervious owners on the car. It shows title history back to 12/1969

here are a couple pics I have on my computer..



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