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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: wiper refills on: April 18, 2013, 10:48:54 AM
Makes sense then.  I always thought these were originals.  They were on the car in 1975.
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 17, 2013, 08:55:14 PM
Yeah, what Kurt said.  Share some of the details Clem.  I am just happy to have a guy on here older than me.   And I mean that with the utmost respect.

Gary.  I just don't see this one with white vinyl and white stripes.   Just not enough contrast.   And frankly, I never cared much for the Carolina Blue car.   I have a friend that had a - - Carolina Blue SS with white vinyl top and white hockey stripes.  Didn't do much for me.

Sometimes you just need some contrast.    That is what makes your silver Z stand out.   For instance, ever see a Fathom Green car with black vinyl top and black stripes?   You almost can't see the stripes.   I also don't care for the DY with white striping.  On the other hand, DY Z/28 with black top and stripes is killer, as in killer bee!!!

And lastly, the absolute most beautiful Z/28 I have ever seen was a special order 67.    Tahoe Turquoise with black vinyl top and WHITE  stripes.   I know the black vinyl was supposed to automatically change stripe color.   I spent a lot of time in that car in high school.   Was a GM exec car that went to the exec's' son and was purchased here in Oklahoma City as a used car on a Ford lot.


Sorry sorry sorry for the hijack.  I am blaming Gary.  He asked.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: REALLY LOUD '69 on: April 17, 2013, 06:32:52 PM
x3.

There is a car out there that you can enjoy.  Guys tire of cars.  Others just pass on and no one in the family wants it.

You can easily spend $75k to $100k having your dream car built.  And it can easily turn into a nightmare.

Unless you have VERY SPECIFIC tastes and opinions about what you want, you will usually be much better off buying a car that is done and sorted; especially if you can't do most of the build yourself.

Cars come up all the time with statements like:  "$80,000 in receipts.  Will take $40,000"
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1111499 on eBay on: April 17, 2013, 11:32:24 AM
Now you are just showing off Chuck.

Good luck with the sales.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 17, 2013, 11:30:39 AM
I never weighed in on this.

But.... I love the color (ESPECIALLY with the Black vinyl top), and would have painted it back exactly as it is being painted.   However, given that black top, I would really really be tempted to add black stripes.

As far as the disagreements, well, hopefully we can just agree to disagree.

What a great car.

BTW, didn't read the whole thread, but the earlier Pontiacs that used this color called it Iris Mist.  Saw a Bonneville painted that color and it was killer.

36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need cheap insurance on: April 17, 2013, 11:23:46 AM
In Oklahoma we can "black tag" the car.  Registration remains valid, and you sign an affidavit saying the car will not be driven.  I had my car black tagged for many years, and just converted to a regular tag last week.  Drove the car for the first time since 1995 or 1996 (can't remember which).

If you can't do that, check with MK insurance.  Not sure if they write policy on a project, but worth checking in to.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: wiper refills on: April 17, 2013, 11:20:12 AM
Old thread I know.

John.  You posted in another thread that both Trico and Anco supplied parts.
Is it possible that my original arms  (the part that actually pushes on the wiper transmission) were Trico, and the original blade holders were Anco?

My Anco blade holders have the little red buttons to depress for removal of the insert, so they predate the more universal style.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: color of front leaf spring bracket? on: April 14, 2013, 10:26:47 PM
Is flow coat GM speak for dipped?

Mine certainly appeared dipped.  Had little puddles of dried paint.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ZL/2 breather wing nut question. on: April 13, 2013, 11:22:53 PM
That's funny Gary.

My first marriage went 8 years and three kids.  Best three kids around.  Still very close.

My wife is an angel.  I am the luckiest guy on earth.  Wouldn't trade her for anything.


Can't help you with the nut and stud.  Sorry.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Control Arm Alignment Shims on: April 13, 2013, 08:39:25 AM
Very good to know John.  Learned something today.

Seems strange that the two divisions would do this differently.

Of course, I don't know what Buick was doing in 69, as it was later 70's when I started working at the Buick dealership.
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Verify if NOS Door Mirror is real on: April 13, 2013, 08:15:23 AM
If you'd like, I'll dig my R&L NOS mirrors out of storage tomorrow and post pics of them. I bought both of them from GM in the early 80's (I wanna say $17.00 apiece), and they are still where I put them 30 years ago or so. If I remember correctly, they are DMI's, not DMA's.

Regards,
Steve

Will give you $18 a piece for them.
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk specifics on: April 13, 2013, 12:07:44 AM
Boy my spelling sucks.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ZL/2 breather wing nut question. on: April 12, 2013, 11:17:38 PM
Oh sure, blame your wife.

44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Heater hose bracket finishes on: April 12, 2013, 01:14:58 PM
John:

Can't express how much I appreciate what you do for the hobby.

I was correct on the alt bracket, but had no clue on the other one.

Lynn

45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk specifics on: April 12, 2013, 01:11:51 PM
It is open.

That is one reason so many quarters rust.  Debris gets down there and collects moisure.

When I replaced my drop off on the drivers side I found:

3 drill bits
2 pieces of sandpaper
assorted wood and sheet metal screws
unidentifiable papers
muck and dirt (just enough to hold moisture.


GM probably should have put a big flap down there to allow exit, similar to what is on the back inside edge of the rockers.  Instead, there is a little tiny slit under the body plug.
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