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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 20, 2014, 03:52:24 PM
In regards to the jacking instructions decal, the thing that caught my eye immediately was the shrinkage line along the top edge (due to file size limit I had to shrink this down a lot so it is harder to see the line). Paper will shrink with age depending on humidity (one factor) and is also one cause for the bubbles.
This leads me to believe that the sticker on the 69 is possibly original. Most people don't know about shrinkage lines and usually a new sticker will cover it up because it is larger (no shrinkage).
I put a side-side comparison of my 67 04B LOS with original trunk decal and this 69 09D NOR. You can see the shrinkage lines on both though the 69 I can only make out the top line. Plus, don't forget a camera white balance will impact the color hue accuracy quite a bit especially with shades (white and blacks). Most point and shoot cameras have inaccurate white balances so it may be a fine line between light yellow and white when viewed.


Good observation Mike! Let me explain to everyone just how the car was stored which can explain IMO just how and why the car stayed as nice as it did. This car was stored for most of its life not just in a garage but in the full basement of a house where the furnace and water heater resided. Its just different with that type of storage vs. a attached garage not insulated, etc... Wish all of you could see just how incredible this car is. I told my friend and his wife, there's only one thing better than this and when they said what, I came back with "If I owned it!" LOL
Appreciate all the thank you notes but the new owner deserves them as well as he wanted to share this survivor and I'm just assisting.  And liking it also! Smiley  Give me time but will work to answer your questions.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 20, 2014, 03:38:32 PM
What a fantastic car! Thanks for sharing it Chick. If you ever get an opportunity, I'd love to see a picture of the rear stripe overspray down into the trunk weatherstrip area, so many 'restored' cars have this area neatly masked off and the ends of the stripes are finished far too abruptly.
Here you go Tim! These are what I'd say were pretty nice work from the factory. Steve has looked at many more than me but both the front and rear are fairly neat.
This serve what you asked for?

And a little side bonus, the orange colored crayon mark on the trunk W/S.  Located 2/3 of the length in from the left side top section or close to the inside of the right side racing stripe.

18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What I wish for all Camaro and Classic lovers... :) on: April 19, 2014, 09:50:17 PM
Cool Story!
I really enjoyed the story a few years ago of a WWII veteran who had purchased a new 1957 corvette but sold it in 2011 (think that was it) to a guy who had a car collection and a new Chevrolet dealership. The gentlemen who had the 57 and sold it received a new C6 Z06 and it showed him driving it. That's what I want to do when I'm in my 90's......
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo on: April 19, 2014, 08:56:01 PM
I took this yesterday and loved the reflection as we brought home a friends new survivor addition.
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 08:01:55 PM
Some chalk writing under the paint (cowl area)!

RC-15 Radiator Cap

Smog equipment and hardware never removed! That is rare!

Radiator Tag!

Correct washer bottle cap and power booster valve!

That's all for now but more to come! I was like a little kid going over this CAMARO.......
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 07:59:10 PM
Has both original T3 headlight lamps! No cracks or messed up grille that I can note.

Interior just needs a little loving care and it will look new. Original shifter Ball laying on console!

22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 07:54:20 PM
A beautiful survivor for sure.. Smiley   I hope the new owner plans to enter it and get it judged in the survivor class soon..  maybe in June?? Smiley
For sure it would not be this June due to other commitments Gary! Knew you would like the COLOR.
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 06:31:06 PM
Bottom of the air cleaner and air cleaner base hose and elbow!

When Emrich Chevrolet checked the anti-freeze and marked the fan shroud.

Lots of original paperwork including the POP, owners manual & bag, spare key envelope, etc.

24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 06:20:22 PM
Awesome car, truly something special.


Jim you are 100% correct! There just ARE not too many in this category. More to come!
The trunk area is impressive! Left side shock tower cap:

Pulled the trunk mat up!

Looks like it was just installed!

Trunk lid screws as they came from the factory!

Jacking Instructions:

25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 06:07:26 PM
Wow Chick, that is amazing. What a find. Thanks for posting! More detailed pictures when and if you can Smiley
Thanks again, you were adding as I was typing.

Yep lots to come and in the future as well so this is just what was easy up top.
And how many cars have all five original tires? Well this one does! The tires on the car in the pictures are later service replacements but here are some pics of the original tires.

The Tire jack mast in yellow zinc and date code!

One of the five YH rally wheels dated August 4, 1969.

26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 05:52:36 PM
Next up some interesting detail items like the original battery. This is the Y77 battery that came in the 09D (sept. 69) Z/28 from new. It has the delco energizer script but in black and has a label stating “recommend replacement with energizer Y77”.

The original Y77 battery is sitting in the Delco box of a replacement Delco Energizer the owner purchased in December, 1974. It has the yellow script but not sticker stating “recommend replacement with energizer Y77”.  Yep, believe it or not the owner had both the first original Y77 battery and the Y77 replacement.

27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 05:50:13 PM
I had to take this picture of the cars reflection at the back of the trailer. I think it’s happy and glowing with the new home. LOL.

Some more overall outside pictures of the car to appreciate its survivor status.

28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 05:48:03 PM
This is a true survivor and the best one I’ve been personally involved with but first a little history on this incredible Camaro. This NOR built late (09D) November, 1969 Hugger Orange Z/28 with black Houndstooth was purchased new in 1969 at Emrich Chevrolet in Manchester, PA. A good friend of mine purchased the Z/28 from that original owner and I just had the good fortune of tagging along and assisting with documenting both the change in ownership and its originality.  The car has 21,672 original miles and was stored the last 19 plus years in a corner of a downstairs basement under the house. One of two reasons this car is so special IMHO is the car was garaged from day one, and the owner had a 2nd car he used for daily transportation. By the way, he still has that 2nd car, a 1962 Nova.  

Inside the door resides a tag stating an oil/lubricant change took place May 11, 1978 with 21, 229 miles. And a receipt verified the same information. Gee, just 443 miles in almost 36 years.

Here the Z/28 is seeing daylight for the first time in over 19 years. Was car covered in the corner stall but still dusty and the tires looked dingy but incredible how it still shined when it finally hit the Sun.

Next up pictures of when it came to its new home!

29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hello from Switzerland on: April 18, 2014, 06:17:15 AM
Welcome aboard! Got to love the diversity of our common admiration, CARS!
Team Camaro is another great Camaro website and many of us participate in both.
Welcome again.......
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: April 12, 2014, 08:14:34 PM
Have a couple t-shirts and may get another but for sure will be ordering a sweat-shirt Steve.
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