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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Looking to get lots of photos for the Home Page for 2014 on: December 09, 2013, 03:57:38 PM
Hey guys,

We have a new year coming and I am looking to collect lots of nice photos for the home page.  Not just for next month, but for the entire year.  So send in your photo of your Camaro and I promise, it will get on the home page.  If you have a special month, for example, a birthday, or the month your Camaro was built (Like I'm not the only Camaro owner that knows the birth week of his vehicle), I will be happy to post that photo for that specific month. 

You Camaro does not have to be perfect, heck, if it's in primer, or rusty and dented, or has dull paint, send a photo anyway.  This site is not about perfect and restored Camaros, it's about OUR Camaros, of all conditions and styles. 

The next Camaro of each model year will get posted for the start of the New Years.  Don't worry if the pic is not perfect, as I will do my best to crop it and re-size it if necessary. 

So please, send in your pics, this site is about you and your Camaro, so represent and send in your pic.

Send photos to:


62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NEED HELP ASAP!!! Photos of 69 Hockey Stripe - Baldwin Motion stripe too? on: November 22, 2013, 12:38:26 AM
Ralph over at Stencils & Stripes took care of the situation and gave me a full refund.  I was sad to see that the stencils were not up to the quality I was expecting.  It was just as much as a surprise to Ralph as well, and I am sure he will look into it to make sure it doesn't happen to any future customers. 

I will say that even if the stencils were not defective, the directions should have been more descriptive as you really need to be quite familiar with the stripe itself to get them right.  Also, why they made the fender stencil two part instead of one continuous stencil is awkward to me.  I noticed that joining up the two stencils dead smack in the middle of the fender allowed for paint bleed out and had to be corrected prior to clearing.  Nothing too horrible, but a one piece stencil would have cured this.  Also, the DX1 hood stripe stencil being used as a door stencil makes little sense, and in the very least, they should tell you that you have to cut this stencil down to size and repull the tape to get the proper width to match up to the fender.  There is no mention of this anywhere, and if I simply installed the stencils as they were, the lines would have been off.  I guess they use the DX1 stencil as there really is no GM door stencil to copy from since originally, the door stripe was tape and the fender stripe was a stencil.  I little re-engineering of these would make these absolutely perfect. 

If you think buying the stencil kit means you don't have to worry about being precise, and all you have to do is stick them on and paint away, you would be wrong.  I know there are other stencil suppliers offering the same item and I wonder if they have improved on this or not.  I would like to hear from others who have bought this kit from other places. 

Again, Ralph did make it right in the end, but to be honest, having to discover this issue with my Camaro in base coat, all masked up sitting in the paint booth getting ready for stripes and clear, the last thing you want is issues with your stencils.  Hopefully, future stencils are improved. 

63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Stinger hood. on: November 13, 2013, 01:48:51 PM
Here are a couple of pics of my stinger hood...
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 on the CRG Home Page on: November 13, 2013, 01:26:25 PM
If you guys would like to see your Camaro on the website homepage, just send a pic to me.  Every submission will get posted in the coming months.  I would like to get Christmas themed pics for next month if I can, or if you have a red or green Camaro, send a pic and your Camaro will be the representative Camaro for December. 

Thanks, and send pics to the following email.

65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Suggestions Wanted For 1969 Camaro Custom Paint Design on: November 03, 2013, 01:26:11 AM
Here is another pic of the Camaro after paint shop and getting put back together...
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NEED HELP ASAP!!! Photos of 69 Hockey Stripe - Baldwin Motion stripe too? on: November 03, 2013, 01:24:41 AM
Here is a pic of it after the paint shop and going back together...
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Movie / TV Camaros on: November 01, 2013, 03:04:25 PM
It appears that Daren and Sam had lots of Camaros.

The Camaro in the photo above is obviously a big block with blue interior, and blue top cover.

Another 1967 without the blacked out tailpan, added bumper guards and now white interior and top cover.



Darren and Sam's neighbor across the street has a nice red 67 Camaro convertible.

In fact, all of the housewives in Bewitched drive classic Chevy muscle (Camaros, Corvettes, Chevelles, all convertibles of course)

And don't get me started on other Camaros in show business...

In the movie Transformers, I heard they were supposed to use a 69 Camaro as pre-Bumblebee, but they could not find the required number of 69 Camaros that were junked out and inexpensive, so they went with the oh so popular 75-76 POS Camaro.
Don't forget Danny's 69 Camaro convertible on the TV show Las Vegas
Drew Barrymores 69 pace car on the movie Charlie's Angels (that I got outbid on when it was on ebay, and now sits in a Gatlinburg TN car museum, with a VIN less than 50 away from my current pace car.
John Cusack's 68 Camaro in Better Off Dead
Tomboy...68 Camaro
Christine...67 Camaro
Burt Reyonlds 68 Camaro in Cop and a half - I last seen this at the Orlando Universal Studios sitting in their bone yard.  
Tuff Turf - 68 Camaro
Fast and Furious - 69 Camaro Yenko

And for a complete list....I just found this....

68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro deluxe door panels - Quality? on: November 01, 2013, 09:14:46 AM
I would rather have a stock looking interior, and do minor changes here and there.  If the door panels fit decently or can be made to look okay, then I will go with them.  However, all I have heard is that none of the deluxe door panels seem to be worth a darn.  I am amazed that 45 years ago, we had the technology to make good fitting parts.  But today, with computers and precision cutting methods, etc., not a single reproduction part is even close to the quality expected.  How sad.

69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Where to find 69 Camaro taillight chrome trim? on: October 29, 2013, 12:05:11 PM
I was able to get a pair from a good friend.  My taillights now look so much better and now, on to the other items to be installed.  A huge thanks to everyone who responded, it was greatly appreciated.

70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 1969 Camaro deluxe door panels - Quality? on: October 28, 2013, 10:34:30 PM
Hey guys,

I'm looking at possibly upgrading my 69 Camaro to deluxe door panels.  However, I hear that all of them fit horribly.  Even the Al Noch ones I found did not get good reviews.  Does anyone make a decent reproduction deluxe door panel for 69?  If not, I have a brand new pair of PUI complete assembled standard door panels new in the packaging that I will install instead.  If necessary, are there modifications that need to be done to the door to get them to fit?  Does one brand over another work better? What other issues are there I should look out for?


71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Antenna - Rear Quarter on: October 28, 2013, 10:30:30 PM
My 68 Camaro convertible with 250c.i. 6 cylinder, with manual steering, manual drum brakes, non-spoiler car had an antenna on the passender rear. 
72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Where to buy plush carpet, not loopweave? Molded trunk carpet? on: October 27, 2013, 10:39:17 PM
Found it at  Thanks for everyone's help.

73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Where to find 69 Camaro taillight chrome trim? on: October 24, 2013, 07:31:16 PM
Hey guys,

I am looking for, but cannot find, the small vertical metal trim pieces for a 69 Camaro taillight.  These are about 2-3" long and there are two (2) of them on each taillight where they separate the sections of the taillight.  I only need two of them.  So, if anyone has any laying about and wants to sell them, or knows where they can be purchased, I would be indebted to you for all of eternity and would shout praises in your honor for this oh so wonderful help. 

74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Seatbelts from other vehicles adapted to Camaro? on: October 24, 2013, 03:08:01 PM
Not the factory setup for a 69.  I am looking to find if anyone has installed a shoulder belt setup from another vehicle, for example, from a second gen (1970 - 1981) Camaro or Firebird.  I would think that a second gen seatbelt with the retractor on the ceiling and the plastic cover would look nice, and not out of place, and work better than what they had in 69.  Not to mention, I can find a 2nd gen seatbelt setup easier and at a much better price.  And not just from another Camaro, but ANY vehicle of ANY year that someone has successfully installed. 

75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NEED HELP ASAP!!! Photos of 69 Hockey Stripe - Baldwin Motion stripe too? on: October 24, 2013, 12:47:00 PM
In the end, I had to repull almost the entire stripe using my own tape and my car came out NICE.  I am sure this issue is not common, as Stencils & Stripes have been around quite a while and I have heard good things about them.  So, I have to chalk this up to an isolated incident, where there is some ultimate entity or force out there that has it in for me.  The number of "This almost never happens with our product/service" has been way to high to be just coincidence it seems to me.  I guess that's why car building is not for the faint of heart.  It is also why we can REALLY appreciate a when a Camaro is finished and the job comes out as good or better than hoped.  Non-car guys or guys who have never done any significant restoration work can NEVER understand what really goes into getting these things done and done right.   Only those that have traveled that road can truly appreciate the hardships of the journey and the reaching of that destination.

Anyway, I spoke to Ralph who asked for photos to be emailed to him.  He seemed to understand my situation, and will hopefull take care of it.  For me, a good company is all about the service.  Anyone can sell you something, but what makes a seller truly terrific, is what they do when problems occur.  If they do nothing to help, well, we have all been there.  But, if they step up and take ownership of the problem, and do whatever it takes to make things right, well, that is the action of a business that I will remain loyal to and gladly spread the word and recommend them to all that ask.  I Will keep you all posted. 

Anyway, the Camaro comes home tomorrow, (Friday 10/25), and from there the rest is up to me.  Now the real fun begins.

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