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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z on: June 08, 2014, 07:10:41 PM
Its easy to get excited about something when its right in front of you and you have an opportunity. But, it takes some discipline to walk away when it doesn't make sense. Good for you. I like that color combo too.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fan shroud on: June 08, 2014, 09:30:14 AM
Wow! Looks real good.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: metal to metal glue? on: June 03, 2014, 05:47:24 PM
Using reproduction parts, I tried weatherstrip adhesive and it did not hold for long. I ended up using a little JB weld.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 29, 2014, 06:43:48 PM
Here is a little timeline for a special ordered Camaro that ended up with a 12B on the trim tag. VIN 5583XX   No X code.

I believe the car was ordered somewhere around Friday November 08, 1968 because that is the Date on the lien. Also, I'm pretty sure the purchaser just got home from the Navy on the 6th.

The date on the MSO (Manufacturer Certificate of Origin) is Thursday December 12, 1968. This the date that ownership of the car was transferred from Norwood(GM) to the dealer. I have to assume that this date is very close to, if not the same as, the shipping date that would appear on the NCRS document....waiting to hear from other members since this car's info is currently not available.

I believe this is an early 12B car because I have seen a 12A tag on a VIN 558080. That's around 250 cars.
It may be safe to say my car began production early Monday December 09, 1968, spent the next four days on the line, rolled out the back door Thursday afternoon.

The Application for Title is dated Wednesday December 18, 1968. I believe this the day the owner took delivery.

The original title is dated Friday December 20, 1968.


John
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 25, 2014, 07:33:09 AM
Has anyone been able to compare the official production date to the MSO date yet?
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: May 24, 2014, 12:44:16 PM
Most likely "help a fellow Camaro owner"
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Capitol Chevrolet in Austin, Texas on: May 10, 2014, 07:03:49 AM
Yeah, my dealership shreds every other year or so to keep things neat and tidy. We also throw new parts in the dumpster every month. Its all part of business and nobody in our staff gives a crap about old cars or their owners. The last dealer I was at was not very orderly and I watched them finally shred over 60 years of paperwork. It took up a bunch of space in the shop and I wanted so bad to sift though it for 60s stuff but couldn't. Paperwork and other useless items take up space and maintaining unproductive space is expensive. Dealers that made it through the bankruptcy are a different animal now. Everything about GM is far different from what it was even 5 years ago.

John
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: May 08, 2014, 09:40:56 PM
Eaton Chevrolet in Washington D.C.
Haven't seen anything for them anywhere. Closed in the 70s I believe but the building is still there.
Don't know where the 68 came from, still have not submitted my info to NCRS.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: seen this 68 Z on ebay if anyone is looking on: May 05, 2014, 09:25:11 PM
Love the look of this car, can't beat bias plys on DF rallys. Doesn't look like there's a thing wrong with it. Add some new tires and hoses and I'd drive it like it sits. Hmm...what could I sell for 25k in a jiffy?  Smiley
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Nats on: May 05, 2014, 09:00:51 PM
Hi Mike, I will be there for sure as I live very close. Hope to have two of my cars there.

John
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: rear end for my car dating info help experts please on: May 03, 2014, 05:27:40 PM
My 12B has a BS1121

John
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Best Method For Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning? on: May 03, 2014, 07:59:26 AM
For the clear lens I've had good luck with just Windex or glass cleaner....is that a bad idea?
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 RS Z for sale in Ca with 32K miles on: April 25, 2014, 09:08:32 PM
Love the color combo!! Looks kinda beat though. Very cool car.
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 20, 2014, 09:09:45 AM
Gee-Wizz! Thanks Chick.
Hey, can you ask the owner how much $ to go for a ride? I've never ridden in a 302 Z  Cry. That may certainly be the closest I could get to living a day in 1969.

Happy Easter!!
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Z/28 Block - Trans - Rear Numbers... Original Stamps? on: April 20, 2014, 08:32:22 AM
Danny, I'm not a stamping expert here but it sure looks like what ever was used to stamp the VIN on the block was also used to stamp the trans.
I'm also gonna guess that the difference in depth and alignment of the digits could be caused by worn individual stamps and gang holders. We may have to wait until after the holiday for the experts though.

Happy Easter by the way.

John
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