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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Got My '69RS Back From Paint and Body on: April 13, 2014, 08:07:06 PM
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17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Got My '69RS Back From Paint and Body on: April 13, 2014, 08:06:39 PM
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18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Got My '69RS Back From Paint and Body on: April 13, 2014, 08:05:59 PM
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19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Got My '69RS Back From Paint and Body on: April 13, 2014, 08:05:22 PM
Just sharing a little happiness on my end.  I bought the car on 1 Nov 1991 and over the years have had it apart and have been completely through it mechanically.  On 3 September last year I dropped it off at the restoration shop in Sparks, NV (Reno).  It went down to bare metal, body came apart, glass came out along with 70% of the interior.  Front buckets were recovered with new foam and springs repaired as necessary.  New custom door panels (I have my originals, but they were cracking in the arm rests).  Inner fenders, license plate brackets, misc. bracketry under the hood, and the wheels were all powder coated.

I picked it up this past Tuesday, 8 April....just in time for spring time in northern Nevada and a multiplicity of car shows and events that begin in ernest next month.

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Richard
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: April 11, 2014, 05:50:33 PM
Great news Danny - hope all continues to go as planned, both with your recovery and your dad.

Take care.

Richard
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Teen drives ZL-1 into Texas pool on: April 08, 2014, 10:51:25 AM
I think he was looking for the nearest car wash.....and found it!  Cheesy

"Don't ban high performance cars.....ban low performance drivers"

Mike

"Never run out of talent, traction, and ideas at the same time......."
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: GM silver for Rally wheels. on: April 02, 2014, 01:26:52 PM
Great looking wheel Rich !  Is the silver powder coated as well ?  If it is powder coated  was there any problem with the second bake on the  back side ?

Silver is powder coated as well.  Powder coater didn't have any issue.  Did the OD and back first in semi gloss black and then the front in argent silver.
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: March 21, 2014, 06:27:49 PM
.......and then there is this......

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/21/pristine-167-chevrolet-corvette-found-in-garage-to-be-auctioned/?intcmp=trending

"This 47 year-old car didn’t just run when it was parked a quarter century ago, it practically still had that new car smell.
A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette with just 2,996 miles on the odometer and one of the most interesting tales to tell is going on sale at the Mecum Auctions Houston event in April.

The 427/390 hp V8-powered coupe was purchased in 1966 by 30-year-old Don McNamara of Colorado Springs, with $5,000 he won on a trip he made to Las Vegas to celebrate his retirement from the U.S. Marines.

For a few months afterward, the very private McNamara was occasionally seen tooling around town in the distinctive white two-door with its red “stinger” stripe on the hood, but soon it disappeared and was never spotted again -- until 2011, when McNamara died and left his estate to his neighbors, who discovered the car parked in his garage under a shipping blanket festooned with American and Marine Corps flags.[/td][/tr][/table]Though he’d told anyone who asked that he didn’t own the car anymore, it turned out that McNamara had been secretly driving it at night, having decided not to pay the title and license renewal fees after his first year of ownership. The man who never had a credit card or checking account apparently saw this as his personal version of pure American freedom.

According to Mecum, McNamara finally parked it for good in the mid-1980s, having been the only person who ever drove it. Only two others had sat behind the wheel, and the passenger seat was never used. It’s never been in the rain; it's never been washed with water.

The couple that inherited it sold it in 2012 to Dr. Mark Davis, a collector who has displayed it at a few events and is now sending it across the block in Houston. There’s no telling what it is worth.

According to the Hagerty price guide, a typical top condition 1967 427 Corvette with a 4-speed manual goes for around $114,000, but this one is far from typical.
Along with the extremely low miles, it comes with the original window sticker and documentation, plus McNamara’s driver’s license and other artifacts related to his ownership of the car.

If a picture of this car is worth 1,000 words, the whole kit and caboodle should be enough write a novel with.

And with a backstory like this, someone probably will.”[/
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24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Order of assembly when painting car on: March 14, 2014, 03:34:29 PM
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25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Order of assembly when painting car on: March 14, 2014, 03:31:08 PM
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26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Order of assembly when painting car on: March 14, 2014, 03:29:52 PM
Just finishing the paint and body on my '69 RS.  I had previously finished all of the mechanical work including removing of front sub frame, engine, transmission, rear end, springs, gas tank and restoring those items as necessary.  Following pictures highlight the process that began on 3 September of last year.  Seats, windshield, rear glass came out of the car.  Carpet, headliner, dash, and console stayed in.

Hope to pick the up the car by end of the month.  Car is basically complete now with the exception of rebuilding the hide away headligt doors.  The shop owner and I decided this week that we didn't like the way the doors were gapped - replacing all of the bushings and wear hardware in the headlight doors to get the doors as square as possible and gapped properly.

Last two pictures in the 3rd post below were taken on 12 March (2 days ago).

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27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: March 04, 2014, 01:39:47 PM
We're all praying for you Danny -

Richard
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: February 28, 2014, 05:57:56 PM
....and in Feb 2014 - getting close to being finished with paint and body.....
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: February 28, 2014, 05:49:30 PM
I have owned my '69 RS since 1 Nov 1991 when I told the Ms. that if "you'd let me buy it......"

As it looked then in May 1992:
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pretty Cool Ole Car on: February 27, 2014, 06:46:22 AM
As for the $2 vs $77 registration increase, that increase is over 45 years and in the same 45 years GM has increased the price of a new Z/28 from around $4,000 to a whopping $75,000. Another government plot? Think not. Oh and GM would be out of business today if not for a bail out instituted your elected politicians

To some degree - yes.  A large part of that  increase was a direct result of federal gov't. mandated emission and safety standards.
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