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1336  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Floor drain plug direction - face up or down? on: January 05, 2014, 11:26:09 PM
I have a new trunk floor and main floor and am wondering which way the six floor drain hole covers face? Does the the raised area in the middle of the drain hole cover face up....or down...or depend on which hole you are covering? Or does it depend on which direction the lip around the edge of the drain hole faces....up or down? My original floors and plugs are long gone and I don't remember.

All six drain holes in my original main and trunk floor were stamped with the lip around the edge facing down. On my repro floor, the drain holes in front of the front seats are stamped like the original, with the lip facing down.  The two drain holes in front of the rear seat are stamped with the lip facing up, however.
Each of the two drain holes in my new trunk floor have two screw holes at opposite corners. The other four holes do not.
So based on the info given, which way should I place my drain hole covers?....................And also, is it correct that each trunk floor cover is screwed in as well and seam sealed.....or should those holes not be there.

I'm not totally certain I understand what you are asking, but for certain the covers should 'lay in' the locations from above (ie. from inside the car) so they don't fall off/out.   The indentation should go 'down' from what I recall..  ie. should be convex from below, and concave from above.
1337  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a nice original 69 Z28 on: January 05, 2014, 04:29:12 PM
I guess if the car came with a flat hood, I would throw it in the rafters and run a cowl. Then if I ever sold it, switch it back. IF it would garner me more money. I just love the special ducted hood. Cause as we all know NO 69' Camaro ever came with a COWL hood. The first one was on a Chevelle. Learned that from Jerry's book years ago.... Danny   Cool

Just because Chevy hadn't coined the term (yet) by 1969, it's still a specially ducted (from the cowl) 'cowl induction hood'...  Smiley
1338  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / New Z28 Pricing.... $75K??? on: January 05, 2014, 04:26:22 PM
http://autos.yahoo.com/news/2014-chevrolet-camaro-z-28-costs-75-000-201554666.html

This might kill some of the enthusiasm for the new Z28... ??
1339  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a nice original 69 Z28 on: January 05, 2014, 03:42:38 PM
I am saying if there were two cars, one had spoilers and a ZL2 hood and one did not. I would want to find out if the car that had those options came with them. If both cars came with originally with the flat hood, and one car had it added later on, I would take the car that had the original flat hood. AND depending on color for me, if they were the same color and one had a factory ZL2 hood vs the other car of the same color having a flat hood, and everything else being equal, then I would take the ZL2 optioned car.
All I am saying is there are other things that may sway me more than that hood, I am just very fortunate I found the car that i have and it happened to be a car that was ordered with the ZL2 hood so along with the color it fit my criteria for the Z that I wanted.

In that case, we are totally in agreement...   Smiley       you prefer ORIGINAL, and you love it that your car came originally with the ZL2..  Smiley

Now..  back in my street racing days when having a strong *sleeper* was King.... that's another matter..  *G*
1340  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a nice original 69 Z28 on: January 05, 2014, 12:51:33 PM
I would disagree. I would say flat hood *if it originally came with a flat hood*
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Just my 2 cents. (It may be easy for me to say that though, the invoice for my Z car shows it came with the ZL2 hood and D80...  Wink )

So you're saying you want to trade your car for an original one just like it but which came with a flat hood and no spoilers?   ..  Maybe someone here will take you up on that.... ?  Smiley
1341  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel on: January 04, 2014, 10:09:10 PM
Personal opinion.
I believe the wheel is legit.  I think what makes the biggest difference is that the color is much darker than originally would have been due to an additional coating or glaze added to the plastic after the rivets or accents were added.

But the real issue is the *rivets*..  he's stated that they are actual rivets, not some 'accent'.. and I personally don't believe anyone would make such a modification which cannot be seen (on the back of the steering wheel); why would anyone do that?  If it's made by Inland (and KoLector states), then I'd assume an early prototype or early production??
1342  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Pilkington Classics glass thickness and quality ??? on: January 04, 2014, 10:05:44 PM
Thank you. That's good to know. The can put anything they want on it as long it is not visible.

By the way, is there a listing of these DOT codes so that I can decipher my glass when I get it?

                Thanks.....Dave
I'm considering replacing my windshield with a new Pilkington coded glass, and I'd love to see a photo of the markings they put on your windshield when you get it... Smiley
1343  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel on: January 04, 2014, 07:36:39 PM
Now I'm intrigued as well.  I can only think of two possibilities for this wheel:
1) It's an early prototype built by the company that produced the wheels for Chevrolet?  What company was that?  Does anyone know?  Tin-top:  Do you know the history of this steering wheel?  where it came from and when?
2) The *other* possibility is that it's an attempt (not a bad one btw) by an unknown company attempting to mimic the great beauty and style of one of the many beautiful parts used on the '69 Camaro....  Smiley

Any other opinions??  Smiley   Ed?
1344  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a nice original 69 Z28 on: January 04, 2014, 07:25:29 PM
Love that very light overspray of green on the cowl tag. Pretty nice car for sure. I see where the firewall inspection stamp looks to be somewhat more florescent than the others. I keep seeing these cars with the stamps pronounced, but everybody keeps saying they are under the cowl finish. And should only be BARELY seen. And whoever stamps them on top is wrong. This sure looks on top to me.... And so have the last 10 survivor cars I have seen. I think we better rethink that under paint theory. This one even has an extra "T". Hasn't anybody ever talked to a former inspector in the last 44 years?
  sixt9x33rs, time for you to pick up another one??   Grin Grin
.... Danny
PTB marks were stamped after paint (at the end of Fisher production as JohnZ has told us many times).  My car also has an extra 'T', and I think I've seen it on one additional original car.
PS.  This car is WAY beyond 'nice' or 'pretty nice'..  It seems to have been in a vacuum chamber for 44 yrs (ignoring the fact that the engine and some other items were rebuilt)..  it's very close to how they were showing in the showroom.  A bit of polish on that lacquer paint would make it perfect... Smiley   and doesn't that Rallye Green POP against the snow?  Smiley
1345  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel on: January 04, 2014, 06:22:28 PM
I removed my original wheel and measured it the same way; slightly over 2.5" to the front face of the center, and almost 3" to the deepest side of the back.   16" diameter wheel.   What is the diameter of your wheel?
1346  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Side Exhaust on my 69 on: January 03, 2014, 11:38:37 PM
Nah.. . the covers don't get that hot..   just try it without the covers, just the exhaust pipes.. and see how that feels!!  Smiley
1347  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel on: January 03, 2014, 11:36:00 PM
It's difficult to tell from the photos you included, but that wheel doesn't look like an original rosewood wheel for a '69 Camaro.  In fact, even the dish appears deeper?   Can you measure the dish so we can compare?   
1348  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Disassembly of brake booster on: January 03, 2014, 11:28:26 PM
Already had it rebuilt and plated and disgusted with what happened. Friends seen it and wondered if it was done with Eastwood paint.
I have it in vice and going to see what happens.
Who did that for you bill?
1349  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR on: January 02, 2014, 08:28:26 PM
Sure..  come on by! *G*..   another pair of hands is always welcome..  Smiley
1350  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR on: January 02, 2014, 08:23:31 AM
so do you have the body back together after cleaning it?

body?    front clip?    Smiley    No, the front clip is still off, although my 'hesitation' to start reassembling is the only  thing holding that up..  that and lack of space in my garage to move big parts around.
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