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Restoration / Re: 67ss frame off restoration
« on: June 18, 2006, 05:21:22 AM »
I feel that some of the high dollars being thrown at unrestored cars are because the cars stand on their own. They don't have to rely on anything on a restorer doing something correctly... they are correct.

General Discussion / Re: 15" 1969 Z/28 tires
« on: June 17, 2006, 07:09:10 AM »
Were they Firestone Sports Car 200's?
Those are BA tires....
I think that they are only available as NOS pieces.

Here is the inside of the drivers front fender... I can see how this would be light given the fact that the panels were only 2" apart wehn painted.

Post that over at
There are a few guys familiar with that car...

NO headrests were an additional option.

Restoration / Re: re-stamping a block
« on: June 14, 2006, 12:57:05 AM »
You could go through the trouble of having a police crime lab bring the numbers up on the block by stress relieving it.
When a punch is used to stamp numbers in a piece of metal the metal is compressed where the stamp is.
This stresses the metal... there is a process to relieve the stress by heating and quenching with acid or something...
This is how the police find the serial numbers that have been ground off.
It is a one shot deal... so you had better have someone there that can take photos and also notarize the findings.
I have been told that the police will do it for free... as a "learning excersize" for their crime labs.

Restoration / Re: 67ss frame off restoration
« on: June 14, 2006, 12:43:50 AM »
Clean it up and fix the bad places... a car with patina will draw a crowd every time it goes somewhere... restored cars are everywhere.

Restoration / Re: DOOR SEALS
« on: June 14, 2006, 12:39:56 AM »
Heartbeat City is repopping the latex cover foam ones now... like the originals.

Restoration / Re: Package Tray / Trunk Divider
« on: June 14, 2006, 12:36:55 AM »
Were the dividers manufactured by different companies during the model year?
The one in the survivor black Z that I have does not have any jute on it what so ever.
It looks like cheap fiberboard with one side black (facing the trunk) and the other side a light tan with horizontal lines running across it.
Here is a link to the unveiling photos.

Restoration / Re: 67ss frame off restoration
« on: June 14, 2006, 12:21:02 AM »
Is the car original paint?
If so... what is the overall condition minus the few minor rust holes?
How much has been repainted (if any) under the hood and on the chassis?
Has any of the interior been replaced?
How are the floors?

If the car has original paint and it is not in too bad of shape then personally I would weld in the few patches that would be required and then touch up the car, clean it up thoroughly and drive it.
If it is very original it is worth more unrestored than it is restored IMHO, 

Originality / Re: 69 wiper transmission and cowl plenum area color
« on: June 10, 2006, 06:15:45 PM »
JohnZ was the wiper transmission area to be blacked out on all cars except white stripe Z's where it was whited out?

General Discussion / Re: double hump heads forsale
« on: June 09, 2006, 03:00:00 PM »
Where are they?

That COPO was at Super Chevy in ATL last weekend.
Here is a link to some pics of the Black 04C 69 RS Z that I was talking about in an earlier post.

The inside of the body panels on every unrestored car that I have ever seen have only had a light mist on them.
I am working on an unrestored original paint 69 RS Z right now that has very light paint on the edges of the front fenders and front upper valence.
I was wondering about this until I saw JohnZ's post above regarding the front end bucks and the 2-3" spacing of the panels from one another.
It all makes perfect sense now. The edges of the fenders valence and hood all look correct when taking into account the spacing of the panels.

JohnZ you are right about the reaction that most peolple paying for a high end resto would have if their car came back with misted paint on the edges of the front fenders or what about the grind marks on the edge of the front and rear glass channels where the leaded seams are, or the runs in the door jambs?
Even the paint bleeding under the edge of the masking for the Z stripes... Guys would have a fit if the cars were restored to the same quality as when they left the factory.
I have stated numerous times that if you were to go back to 1969 and buy a brand new camaro, transport it to present day and enter it in a car show... It wouldn't even place.

Restoration / Re: inspection marks
« on: June 06, 2006, 12:07:28 AM »
I thought that alot of the paint "daubs" were used for line workers to quickly identify similar parts.

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