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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 28, 2013, 08:08:24 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all CRG.  Be safe!
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sheetmetal Date Code on: October 01, 2013, 11:32:06 AM
In those days, cars were selling like hotcakes, and the system was stretched to its limits most of the time; for a stamping plant, that meant racks were in short supply, and you can't produce stampings unless you have the proper shipping racks for the panels (each panel had hundreds of special racks designed just for that panel) - there weren't any "warehouses" to store stampngs - the only "storage" was in the rail cars that hauled the racks of panels to the assembly plants.

Referring back to post #7 on page 1 of this thread, would it be kind of odd then that the sheetmetal date code stamped into the driver side door of my car is H34 for an 01C built car?  Quite a time diffrerence between the 34th calendar week of 1968 and 01C bulid (the 3rd week of January 1969).
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Tag found on passenger rear quarter of a 69/Z28 LOS car on: September 19, 2013, 11:43:25 PM
One more example - found this today on the passenger side door of my 01C Norwood built '69RS
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sheetmetal Date Code on: September 19, 2013, 06:59:03 PM
My 01C Norwood built '69 RS is currently in paint and body.  Driver (LH) door has one stamp (H34) - at the bottom.  Couldn't find andy stamp on the passenger door.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Lobbying pays off on: August 30, 2013, 05:24:47 PM
Both cars remained licensed in NV but titled in LA until just this past July when they were both moved into the family trust which required retitling in Nevada in the name of the trust.   
I'd ask a lawyer about this. I was told trusts and vehicles shouldn't mix. If one of the cars is in an accident, they could pursue the $ in the trust.
Both cars remained licensed in NV but titled in LA until just this past July when they were both moved into the family trust which required retitling in Nevada in the name of the trust.   
I'd ask a lawyer about this. I was told trusts and vehicles shouldn't mix. If one of the cars is in an accident, they could pursue the $ in the trust.
Both cars remained licensed in NV but titled in LA until just this past July when they were both moved into the family trust which required retitling in Nevada in the name of the trust.   
I'd ask a lawyer about this. I was told trusts and vehicles shouldn't mix. If one of the cars is in an accident, they could pursue the $ in the trust.

Thanks for the input - competent estate attorney put the trust together.
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Amazing Survivor Chevrolets - Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction End on: August 22, 2013, 10:42:33 AM
I'm giving serious consideration to going.  Plenty of air miles, hotel and car rental points as well.  Downside would be having to stay 125 miles or so away in Omaha due to all hotels within 50 miles being already booked - or at least that is what is being reported.

If I go, watching the car auction would be interesting in and of itself - I personally have no plans to purchase a vehicle - although, if you look at page 4 of the inventory list, there are twelve '63 - '64 Chevy pickup trucks with less than 10 miles on the odometer.  Probably a retty good project opportunity in there somewhere.  What I'd be interested in, personally, would be some of the Chevy dealership memorabillia, shop manuals, etc. that will also be a part of the acution.

I live in the small town of Minden, NV which was founded in 1905 by the Dangberg family.  One of the brothers, Clarence, opened a Chevy dealership and called it C.O.D Garage.  (The C.O.D. stands for Clarence O. Dangberg - not Cash On Delivery Cheesy.)

About 15 years ago, C.O.D. Garage was purchased by a mega Chevy dealership and within a very short period of time, there was nothing left of the old C.O.D. Garage.  A parrt of that transition to new ownership was a large, similar auction which attracted big money from all across the country.  Although the "stored" car inventory was not as great, there were probably 50 or so vehicles that had been put in storage by C.O.D. Garage for various reasons that went across the block - and then there was the dealership memoribillia.  I was lucky enough to attend and it was quite a day..
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Amazing Survivor Chevrolets - Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction End on: August 21, 2013, 10:01:57 PM
and.....
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Amazing Survivor Chevrolets - Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction End on: August 21, 2013, 09:51:06 PM
I have been patiently waiting for them to post a list of the cars they will be auctioning off....


See attached
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Amazing Survivor Chevrolets - Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction End on: August 21, 2013, 06:50:26 PM
Amazing Survivor Chevrolets & More! Lambrecht Chevrolet Company Auction End of September

I don’t believe this – stuff urban legends are made from.

Guy owned a Chevy dealership in Nebraska for almost 50 years (reminds me of the old Chevy dealership here in Minden).  Cars that didn’t sell – he kept.  Some of these cars have 1.5 to 10 miles on the odometer.  Other than being dirty and needing some serious TLC, many are essentially new cars that are 50 something years old and have never been titled.

Auction is end of Sept – I need to find a reason to be there.  Apparently a lot of other dealer related items, manuals, memorabilia, etc . to be auctioned off as well.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/08/20/vintage-chevy-auction-to-deal-in-low-mileage-gems/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmCSv3wzOfU

http://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auctions_details.php?detail=135
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Lobbying pays off on: August 21, 2013, 03:18:28 PM
In Nevada it was pretty straightforward and easy - at least in my case.  I moved out here from Baton Rouge, LA back in June 2001.  

I first had to go to a certified shop and have the VIN "verified" on both of my two cars ('66 Chevelle & '69 Camaro RS).  The shop verified the VIN and recorded it on a DMV form that I took to DMV.  I think the charge was  $1 / car.  I then went to Nevada DMV and showed them the two verified VIN forms, proof of insurance, existing Louisiana titles and registrations.  Nevada DMV gave me back the LA titles as it wasn't necessary to re-title the cars.  I could re-title if I wanted to, but it wasn't a requirement.  The requirements were:  VIN verification, register them in Nevada, and show proof of insurance.

Both cars remained licensed in NV but titled in LA until just this past July when they were both moved into the family trust which required retitling in Nevada in the name of the trust.  
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hot August Nights on: August 15, 2013, 01:16:29 PM
Another successful HAN in the books - and for those of us that live in the area, the addition of Barrett-Jackson was huge.
It was truly an event in and of itself that became a part of the much larger HAN festivities.

Nice additional benefit to the local economy.

Richard
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hot August Nights on: August 07, 2013, 12:20:58 PM
I have my blue '69 RS there - most of the time at the Grand Sierra as well.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust heat valve question. on: August 02, 2013, 11:55:23 AM
These things are problematic at best - I have not had
a good experience with any current offerings.  For what it's
worth, my two, cents is that they will eventually stick, and
probably in the closed or partially closed position.

I removed them from both my '66 Chevelke and '69 Camaro
and replaced them with the donut replacements.

Unless you absolutely have to have it original, to me
the problems far outweigh the benefits.  Both of my
cars start easily - and I give them a few extra seconds (10-15) at
idle when I first start them, but other than that you would not
know the heat riser valves weren't installed unless you physically
went and looked.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Replacement Radiator on: June 04, 2013, 05:48:51 PM
I installed a new reproduction radiator from Classic Industries back in 2005 in my base '69 RS 327/Powerglide.  Everything fit well, radiator looks good, and I have not had a problem with it since the installation.  I hung the original radiator on the garage wall (where it still is).  

My personal experiences in the past with with trying to recore an original have not been good.  I know it can be done, but a lot of things have to be done correctly when mating old (almost 50 year old now) tanks to a new core - so I opted for the new reproduction and kept my original.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: TO: CRG members What year Camaro(s) do each of us own? on: April 05, 2013, 05:30:42 PM
Your list is incomplete. The first Camaro that I owned in high school was an 1984 Z/28, after college I had a 96 V6 convertable

Yup, me too

1976 Camaro, new,  right out of college (no longer in the stable)
1969 RS, Purchased used, Nov 1991 - car I still have
1995 Z28, new in Jan 1995 (no longer in the stable - trade in on the 2011 ss)
2011 SS, new in April 2011, factory order, 2SS, special red jewel paint, quarter flares, Hurst short throw shifter, manual 6 speed, body color engine coil cover, optional updated trunk cargo and floor mats
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