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Restoration / Re: U80 Package tray
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:02:14 PM »
.. or maybe the original type tray was available from the dealer at that time, but without the insulating layer of material on bottom?...?   The pattern and thickness of the upper tray looks to be right on the money...

Restoration / Re: U80 Package tray
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:33:09 PM »
Mike,   my guess is that the bottom shelf is the *original* one... and that someone put a reproduction shelf on top of it sometime later...  ??

General Discussion / Re: First 67 Yenko Camaro Listed in Yenko inventory
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:56:35 PM »
Sounds to me like a seller attempting to mislead a buyer using a bunch of *words*... 

General Discussion / Re: Drive on Track Day 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:40:55 PM »
Danny,  That might be the BEST way to make a charitable contribution I ever heard of!  :)

Restoration / Re: Paperwork removal
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:27:42 PM »
Did I see N14 side mount exhaust on there?
Nicely equipped...  VERY NICELY EQUIPPED.
L46 - PS - PB - side mount - Vinyl hard top. 
That is a rare and desirable little roadster sir.

Thanks James, and Yes, L46-4spd (M20), 3.36 posi, AC, PS, PB, Leather interior, Tilt/tele, side exhausts, fender louver trim, AM/FM stereo, both tops...  I was looking for a mid-year when I bought it, but the first owner told me about the car and I liked it.. and still like it after 30+ yrs.. :)

Originality / Re: firewall chalk - how did this look originally
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:07:48 AM »
Congrats James!  :)

that sames a lot more for your 'restoration/preservation' efforts than it does for JM's 'assessment'...  :)

Restoration / Re: Paperwork removal
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:28:31 PM »
Back around 1990, I was able to remove the tank sticker from my '69 Corvette... 
In the photo attached, it has been reduced in size from several megabytes to the 138 kb to fit this site's requirements.   After some digital enhancement the original was fairly legible...  even with the large red-dish glue discolorations on it and I was able to discern the equipment and options on it.

PS.  I don't recall what chemical I used to successfully remove it, but I know I was very careful with it and spent quite a bit of time and tried several things.  After removing the sheet, I cleaned and sealed the inside of the tank and re-installed it; it still is functioning today.

Originality / Re: Kenny Ross Special Paint cars
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:42:07 PM »
Brian also send this Kenny Ross ad, which is pretty cool. 

The paint on the car in the photos appears more than good enough to get a good reading from...  That's what I'd do given the lack of certainty in the paint codes.

Originality / Re: Kenny Ross Special Paint cars
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:17:26 AM »
The color on the car matches up very well with the Commercial Color 519, from the pallette posted by Bryon, not the 516, as thought by some?

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Floor heat blanket material.
« on: January 08, 2019, 02:58:10 PM »
Hmmm.. very interesting for sure.   (thermal blanket of 'elmer's dough'...  :)

Originality / Re: Original cowl tag??? or not??
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:36:31 PM »

I'm almost *always* ready for a car-related road trip, especially when Camaros or Nomads are involved!  :)...  but I have to say, at my age now (70, and my friend is 72), it's much tougher than it was 40, 30, 20, or even 10 yrs ago! :)

PS.  The Volo museum/sales facility had several early Camaros including '69 Z28 (2), '68 Z28 which looked like a nice car, and several other SS and retromod Camaros, including a '69 ZL1 (tribute) car.  Most of their cars there are consignment cars, and there is a large turnover as they sell/buy/trade; probably 10 deals while we were there (a beautiful Saturday weatherwise for north of Chicago!), and we were told it was sometimes much more hectic!

Originality / Re: Original cowl tag??? or not??
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:48:47 PM »
In the listing it says "Claimed to be only 3 made like this one" , when you were at the dealership did you ask who claimed that? ;D

No, I didn't.   We were there to sell a '55 sedan delivery (custom) and purchase a restored '55 Nomad (older restoration but great condition).   I did a walk around of the car, viewed a few 'screw ups' in the restoration, examined the tag, which looked OK to me (but I'm NOT a cowl tag expert).  I was only curious if the color combo was an original one since I'd never first hand viewed a car like that.  If there was 'one' made in that color, then it's no problem for me to believe that 3 (or only 3) were made in that combo.   I like the combo but it's one that not a lot of people would like.

The air cleaner was missing the extension ring - made me wonder if the cowl induction was original to the car, but I didn't even check the hood for a date stamp which I should have done.   

I was tired and wanted to get the Nomad back home!  On Friday, I drove 200 miles to my friend's home in TN, then we drove another 400 miles before we stopped in Indianapolis for the night.  Got up early Saturday and drove another 250 or so to get to Volo before they opened.  Spent 4-5 hrs there making the deal and taking a quick tour of the cars/facility there, then headed home, driving another 420 miles before we stopped in Lexington KY for the night.  Then Sunday we drove another 230 miles to his home to unload the car get it in the garage and then have lunch (and some Mayfield Orange-pineapple ice cream!), before my wife and I drove the 200 miles back home.  So for me, it was 600 miles Friday, almost 700 on Saturday, and 430 on Sunday, most of it pulling a trailer with car...   It was a tiring but interesting weekend... :)

Originality / Re: Original cowl tag??? or not??
« on: January 07, 2019, 03:52:25 AM »
Sorry William!   I don't know how I missed your response earlier..   #2! 

Yes, the restoration is NOT a high quality one, but the color combo is very striking!   I noticed several *issues* in a quick walk around of the car.   Does anyone have any idea as to how many cars (Z28 in particular) that were built in that combo?


Originality / Re: Original cowl tag??? or not??
« on: January 07, 2019, 01:24:57 AM »
still no comments from the 'cowl tag experts' in the crowd?   

As it turns out, I got to see this car in person this weekend since I went with my friend who was interested in a '55 Nomad they had, and we ended up doing a trade for the Nomad and brought it home and tucked it into his garage this afternoon!

I'm still curious about the cowl tag and this color/trim combination if it's 'legitimate' (did the factory build them like this and iS this tag a good one?); I took a few photos of the car, but it wasn't really of interest to me (I saw some other incorrect items when I viewed it), but I have NO idea on this tag and hope someone will comment on it.  VOLO *thinks* it's a correct tag and that the car is 'restored', BUT.. They have between 350-400 cars in their 'inventory' and on display inside.   The facility is great for what they do (mostly represent others cars for them, and in the meantime sell admittances to their 'museum', which is in actuality a large indoor 'buy/sell/trade' special interest auto facility.   THey also have a lot of other interesting things there, as well as the owner's collection of real "Classic' cars (Deusenbergs, RR's, etc) on display (Not for sale).. a restaurant on premises, a military display, etc...  I have intentionally stayed away from the Chicago area for a long long time, but if you are close or visiting the area and have a half day to day to spare, I think you will enjoy the visit.   It's about an hour NW of Chicago in a nice suburb called 'Volo'.

General Discussion / Re: Bloomington Gold adding Camaro's for 2019
« on: January 04, 2019, 02:54:20 AM »
I just went over to the CF and read a few of the posts... :)    and I had to make the following post:..  :)

"It's obviously a MONEY driven issue with talk to bringing Camaros to Bloomington Gold, and obviously the organizers are in it for the $$$. As far as 'camaros being an entry point ' to a Corvette, that's pretty laughable. I own 5 Corvettes and yet my '69 z28/RS is the most valuable car I own, and from assessing the market, a first gen Camaro in the same condition as a C1 Corvette... the value is not very different, and the Camaro might outpace the Corvette in price as well. WHO WANTS to go to a car show just to move your $$$ from your own pocket to someone elses?? Not me... I'd rather go to a local Cruise in..  "

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