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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 19, 2013, 02:01:32 PM
both stripes delete and special paint. my 68 Z/28 and my 70 454/450HP were stripes delete as i like stealth cars. remember these were the days you paid for your car street racing so you did not want to show your hand.
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 19, 2013, 12:32:48 PM
Seeing the color shot of the car being painted brought back a lot of memories for me - my dad had a '65 Impala in this same color -  we called it the Purple Panther - eventually traded it for a '68 Impala Custom Coupe in Gold/Black VT. Never forgot the color -

Over the years, I have seen several '65 Impalas restored with this code - I used to flinch when I saw it, but have actually started to appreciate it. Certainly unique -

Steve
that is why when i ordered the car i specified EO to the dealer because i was familiar with 65 impalas that color. it looked purple to me. but i the wife wanted something along the lines of mopar plum crazy so she was not happy with her purple car. back then we had purple rooms in our house and the wife wore a lot of purple outfits.
63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 19, 2013, 11:34:15 AM
So is it at least POSSIBLE that you ordered what you THOUGHT was this Evening Orchid color, but it was really that Olds silver color?  Because the Olds color does have a VERY SLIGHT lavender hue to it.  And this was 44 years ago.  

I mean if you were just looking at a book and ordering a color, you might have mistaken one color for another - right?
NO my eye sight was very good back then so i knew what color the i was ordering. the only similarity between the colors you are referring to is they are both metallic.  i never heard of the olds color. i still can't believe you guys would take the word of someone who was guess as to the color vs the person who orderd and owned the car. people make mistakes and jerry made one. also EO was used on chevy products not the olds colors. why would i order a different silver color when my wife wanted a purple car that turned out not to be purple enough for her. Grin
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 19, 2013, 10:28:27 AM
back in the trans am days i would go to the races as a guest of chevy and they would send me over to the ford pits to see what i could find out. i remember reporting back one time that bud moores mercury's had a oil pan failure,the oil pan failed to hold in the parts that came loose in the engine.   Grin
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 19, 2013, 09:53:16 AM
question how many guys here on the site owned a new 69 Z/28 ?
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 19, 2013, 09:19:28 AM
a lot of time when i ordered a new car i never went to the dealership i would just call my friend on the phone and tell him what i wanted and to call when it came in. he would sometimes hold the order for a week or so because he knew i might change my mind about the color. Grin
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 19, 2013, 08:31:46 AM
Clem, can you enlighten us as to what the code number was for Evening Orchid in 1969?.........Since you didn't order by name back then..............RatPack.........
i have no idea as that was 40+ YEARS AGO. you will have to check with people who paint cars for a living. i built race engines and did not paint cars.
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 18, 2013, 08:09:37 PM
kind of neat that the color on these posts is EO.   Grin Grin
69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28 on: April 18, 2013, 08:06:07 PM
this car could make me forgo a C-7 corvette. have to make some calls and see what the deal is on these new Z/28
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 18, 2013, 07:50:18 PM
Motorman, if your dealer and you sat down and opened the color chip book to pick a color, then I assume it was one from 1969. If that is the case then this car was never Evening Orchid, but probably without a doubt it was painted Olds Toronado "Flamingo Silver" code #81. This is similar, but a lot lighter shade of lavender just was what appears to be seen in the picture above of the roofrail. This color was a one year only item used by Buick (Sunset Silver) and Olds for 1969. Not many cars were painted this color either. I can see how this color could be confused to Evening Orchid, but side by side comparisons they are night and day..... The picture of the car from back in the day appears to be this 1969 Buick/Olds color as it is nowhere near dark enough for Evening Orchid.............Just my two cents worth.....................RatPack......................... Are there any pictures of the sides of the cowl panel before restoration began where the original color would have been?
you order by the color code number not the color name just as you order any option by the code number not for example 4 speed trans.
71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 17, 2013, 10:27:26 PM
Clem,
When you ordered it, how did you specify the color to the dealer?
Clem,
When you ordered it, how did you specify the color to the dealer?
the dealer and i just opened the GM color book and ordered the color. i also have had corvettes,pickups and full size chevys painted non standard colors. my anniversary gold 62 corvette took 14 days from when the order was placed till it showed up at the dealership. quickest new car order i ever got.  since the cars were painted by hand back then it seems the special color ones got a better paint job. i have been told that the paint in cans was put into the cars as they went down the assy line so when it go to the paint area they just opened the cans and put the paint into the guns and painted the cars. .
72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 17, 2013, 08:48:57 AM
The man ordered the car. He should know what color he ordered. I have know idea why anyone would doubt him. Every picture I've seen has a lavender hue to it. I'm with ya Clem.
there is lot at stake here for people who charge a lot of $$$ to certify these cars. if i had not stepped up a rare 1 of 1 Z/28 would have been lost. also my credibility is at stake here also so i will defend myself with all my power
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 02:25:46 PM
Motorman?  CLEM?  Is that you?   *S*   
If that area exposed in Jerry's photo is indicative of your entire car (originally), it's definitely the lavendor orchid color!~   and I definitely know that you know what you are talking about.   and I recall you talking about buying a Z28 for your wife at that time....  now that all the pieces are coming together.!

I hope you are doing well, since it's been a few years since I saw you at the Vetteheads tent in Carlisle *S*
Hey!  and that carburetor you rebuilt under the tent is still working great on my '72 (previously mine, then Ed's, and now mine again)....     
 *(although I really had my doubts it would ever work watching you rebuild it and tossing parts that you said..   'Ah we don't need that'..    not to mention the alcohol taht was put away under that tent.. and not even mentioning the strawberrys..  Smiley


yep it is ME !!!
74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 12:19:21 PM
Not calling anyone a liar.  Just stating facts from my inspection on the car and a nice close up photo to back up my findings of silver paint under the roof rail trim.  Let the readers decide for themselves.  I have the invoice to the car too.  It does NOT state Evening orchid on it.   
you are posting that i have no idea what color MY car was and i would say that is calling me a liar when i say it wqs EO from the factory. looks like the new owner has more faith in my opinion than yours. i belive you do not want this one of a kind special paint camaro to take the place of your camaro as the one the camaro fans talk about.
75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 11:32:57 AM
Clem,
Discuss the topic, not the person! Personal attacks are not allowed here. 1st and only warning.
jerry is calling me a liar or senile as remembering what color my car was. that is what i would call a personal attack.  he never sawthe car till after it was repainted so he is only guessing.
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