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1969 - Orphans / Re: 9N647308 - L72 COPO T0512MN
« on: August 05, 2018, 05:11:50 AM »
Since we're just hypothesizing on why Ohio has so many COPO cars, I would venture a guess that it had to do with a combination of several factors.
1) Norwood assembly employees (as Kurt S mentioned) - this takes care of southwest Ohio
2) proximity to Yenko in Canonsburg - he did a lot of advertising which surely touched the Columbus/Cleveland markets
3) Ohio is (and was) heavy in good paying manufacturing jobs - people had disposable income for these kinds of cars
4) I think Ohio has a pretty rich drag racing history - a lot of tracks operating back then - word travels fast
My 2 cents....

General Discussion / Re: New project, I finally got her home.
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:12:30 AM »
Give some thought to keeping the white top, especially if that's how it originally was built.  I had a 66 Fairlane GT convertible in that same color combo, black exterior, red interior, white top - I still think that was one of the most stunning color combos made.

Originality / Re: original floor pan / door shell finishes
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:04:01 AM »
Thanks for the photos guys!  My doors look very similar, but mine has much more visible body paint on the floors with a significant shot of trunk spatter as well.  The Z11 photos look to have a fair amount of white, though it's hard to tell it from the gray primer.  From what I've read on the link supplied to me on the 2nd post, starting in 69 the doors were aligned and mounted before body paint.  That means the jambs and sill and door bottoms would have had to been manually sprayed prior to the body spray which was applied with automated spray heads.  If that is true, then a human could put almost any level of paint inside depending on their mood/hangover/etc ;).  Am I assuming too much here or does that seem plausible?

Originality / Re: original floor pan / door shell finishes
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:29:47 AM »
Yep, read that a couple times and it does not answer my questions.  Anyone have photos of an original unrestored stripped out interior that shows how much body color made it onto the door shells and floor pans?

Originality / original floor pan / door shell finishes
« on: March 11, 2018, 02:13:14 PM »
I did a lot of searching for an answer to my questions before posting but didn't find what I was looking for.  I recently purchased a low mile 69 Norwood Camaro 09D (1969) with supposedly original carpet/interior (Lemans blue with black interior).  Does anyone have photos they can post of what the bare floorboard and door shells look like from Fisher body?  I'm trying to figure out how much body color made it into those areas as well as trunk spatter paint.  I've read that the doors and trunk lid were already assembled to the body-in-white when it went to paint so am assuming that a worker would have to manually shoot body paint into the door jambs and sills?

General Discussion / 67 Impala SS427 engine found
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:05:45 AM »
This engine is sitting in a Camaro I just purchased.
vin N122053. The 5 and 3 or iffy to read

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