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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 22, 2014, 07:30:30 AM
Chick,  it's a GREAT car..  there's absolutely no doubt!  I'm sorry you took offense to my post, but it had nothing to do with the quality of the car!  The fact that the owner changed the shift knob only points out that HE like 99% of Z28 owners was open minded about putting something he liked better on the car?   Did the owner special order the car?  Did he buy it off the lot?  Is there original sales paperwork?  Is there a date code on the hood?   If any of this has been posted previously, then I apologize for I hadn't seen it...

The ONLY point to my post was that Edgemont made a conclusion about a 'ridged bottom' aircleaner (which there HAS been a tremendous amount of debate over for years) based on it being on this super car, WITHOUT a single previous post being made about the hood or it's originality to the car!  that's it.   As rgt said, if the hood has the date code on it consistent with the car, and nothing else is 'out of place' re the ZL2 option, then I too would agree that the air cleaner is LIKELY the original one for that car...    that's it.

MY Only point was that he drew a conclusion based on no evidence at all so far....
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rear spoiler paint on: April 21, 2014, 11:00:44 PM
Here's a photo of mine, made when I removed it to repair a broken stud...  painted properly on the ends, and very heavy overspray (or light paint?)..  elsewhere underneath.

3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 21, 2014, 10:53:01 PM
Nice work Chick, would love to see more detailed photos of this important find (and who better to take them!).  Thought it was interesting to see the cowl air cleaner is a ridged bottom version.  There has been much debate if any of the ridged bottom actually made it into late production cars (vs service part) or if they were all flat bottomed.  I think this benchmark c

Unless I've missed some proof that the cowl induction system was factory original on this car, that is an assumption re the 'ridged bottom'...  Just as the owner installed the Hurst shifter knob, he might have also installed the hood..  unless we have *proof* that it was factory original?   I haven't yet seen such proof...?
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / OER reproduction headrests ? on: April 21, 2014, 10:43:35 AM
Has anyone purchased or assessed the reproduction headrests from OER??   

If so, what are your thoughts on them?
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pic posting problems ? on: April 20, 2014, 10:34:58 PM
I have posted many pics on this forum, but I have never run into this before - after repeated tries to post a 476 kb pic, the error message tells me the max file size is 200 kb, which I don't think has changed from 500 kb. What gives ? Antone else had the same problem ?

Actually, I thought it was 150Kb per photo and 400 Kb per posting...?
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Ground Strap Question on: April 20, 2014, 03:10:37 PM
Thanks 69Z28-RS, I now can visualize where the strap should be installed.  Unfortunately I do not have any bolt holes in the inner fender (could be a re-pop) nor the frame.  My Z is a 02D LA build so maybe like other members have stated this fourth strap was not installed there.  Thanks again for getting me looking in the correct location.

Based on what others have wrote, this particular feature (4th ground strap) was one of those 'hit and miss' features that may not have been applied 100% of the time... (who's gonna inspect inside the wheel well?).. Smiley
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 20, 2014, 03:08:20 PM
Steve, I bet you can't wait to have it at your show! What a nice example of a car that happen to benefit from just the right circumstances.
It is funny to me how many people set out to preserve a car back in the day, and how only a small handful actually came out the other side in nice condition. I remember a few years back there was a raffle for a like 50's plymouth/chrysler that was entombed when brand new in a cinderblock mausoleum, and then at the 50 year anniversary of the town they were going to announce the winner who would have entered the raffle when the car was locked away new. Well long story short, the cinder block tomb only trapped moisture inside and the car that was suppose to have been  well preserved looked like it had been buried in a river.


I remember that one - greatly disappointed a lot of people, including me. I can't remember what magazine it was featured in (or at least showed the pics of the rusted hulk).

The story, and the 'before and after' photos were everywhere back when they opened up the *underground* vault (which had filled with water and mud over the 50 yrs it was 'buried')..  There was a recent revisit of the story by Hemmings, in which it said a lot of money had been spent attempting to clean the car, but that it was basically scrap .. even the frame was rusted down and the sheet metal was like foil...  Sad    (Another fine example of what our 'politicians' can do for us..  ie.  Tulsa city leaders were responsible for the 'time vault'...
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Ground Strap Question on: April 20, 2014, 02:32:43 PM
Go back and review Reply#16 of this thread posted by jk1969Z28...  It shows both the strap location on the inner fender, and where it connects to the frame.  NOTE:  What may not be clear re this topic, is that the strap is NOT in the engine compartment; instead it is inside the passenger side front wheel well area.   The photos shown in reply#16 exactly match where the ground strap was located on my 09C Z28..
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 20, 2014, 10:05:03 AM
How did his jacking instructions not yellow ? No "spider web" cracking in the stripes ? Top edge of the spoiler flawless. Once again all I can say is wow. I can see were you would be excited going over that car in person.

I agree with Janobyte... the entire car is outstandingly preserved, but the 'freshness' of the jacking instructions didn't look *realistic* to me...  Is there some chance that sheet was replaced over the years??  I'd think like Janobyte, it would be yellowed or stained.. or something..  even if the trunk remained closed all these years (evidenced by the slight 'rust color' stains at places in the trunk floor, etc)..?
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 10:37:09 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.

I like everything about it... Smiley
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 07:03:28 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
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Z/28 Block - Trans - Rear Numbers... Original Stamps? on: April 19, 2014, 10:01:42 AM
I agree with Steve.  The deck definitely shows some 'machine' or other-than-broach marks, but the stamps appear original, and I believe there are faint broach marks still visible as well.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anybody ever follow up a listing like this to see whether it is legit or not? on: April 18, 2014, 09:23:34 PM
yep..   the scammers get rich, then go into politics, move to DC, and steal all our money and then everybody believes their 'stuff'....   Huh
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo on: April 18, 2014, 09:21:31 PM
I'm beginning to suspect Jon of 'artful' image manipulation and editing..  Smiley

Vonroll:  My compliments..  a second straight week of fantastic HO photo....  Smiley
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: April 18, 2014, 12:06:51 PM
We're all thinking of you and wishing you the best, Danny.   
Keeping a Positive, 'can do' attitude is 90% of the battle, as we know you will!! 

Gary
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