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1756  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery? on: February 08, 2012, 12:38:55 PM
If I have to give up on my 'goal' of finding a good 'used, but factory original' cover for my driver's seat, then I'm leaning heavily toward Al Knoch..  I've used them before for Corvette upholstery, but this is my firstr experience of chasing down the various Camaro suppliers...

PS.  I need a source for 'orange vinyl' paint to recolor the section of the door panel (the portion around the release handle is very faded)..  and also my driver's door panel has a small 'split' on the airm rest portion that I believe can be repaired with a 'vinyl repair'..   Has anyone else did these to the orange interior panels (deluxe door panel)..

Gary / 69Z28-RS
1757  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery? on: February 08, 2012, 11:34:19 AM
Something we should not forget, in addition to the quality of the material itself, is the 'quality of the installer'... sometimes when we view a recently restored interior, it is the installation quality that is most apparent to our eye.
1758  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery? on: February 08, 2012, 01:10:14 AM
I talked to D&R today...  they sell PUI covers and do have the orange and yellow available;  Rick's Camaro also handles PUI materials. 

I also called Al Knoch and spoke with Elliot.   He told me that they make their own vinyl and do not use foreign made material.   He assured me that it matched the original but I haven't seen it (although he said he would send a sample).   he also said they would produce it as long as there was demand. 

Legendary also shows that they have both orange and yellow houndstooth available, but their website is not totally complete for ordering the necessary pieces for a coupe.    The Lengendary and Al Knoch covers are considerably more expensive than the PUI covers, but may be worth the difference if they are more orginal and more accurate...

Gary  /  69Z28-RS
1759  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Documenting 1969 Fasteners on: February 08, 2012, 01:04:33 AM
What you've been doing is re the photos, description, etc is great Marty, but it sure looks like a lot of work for the *hundreds* of different fasteners used on the Camaro, coupled with the multiple mfgs of each fastener...?  I just can't imagine the time necessary to get all this documented the way you're going now.   Then you have the issue of how to document the entire files so it's beneficial to the guys restoring?   It almost begs for a color 'book' of many pages, which would be tremendously expensive.   That's the biggest reason I had suggested a more simple spreadsheet format to couple with the existing AIM and other documentation available (like the AMK catalog? etc)...
PS.  I took photos tonight of the two screws you wanted which retain the cowl vent panel, but my camera will not focus close enough to capture the detail you require (and is exhibited by your photos).   I'll find a way to do this and then send them to you even if I have to borrow or buy another camera with a closeup lens capability.
Gary  / 69Z28-RS
1760  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Who wants quality reproduction yellow houndstooth seat upholstery? on: February 08, 2012, 12:57:19 AM
Various people on this site have stated that Legendary produces quality repro covers.   Is this not true?    Their website shows the yellow houndstooth interiors as being available.
1761  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Documenting 1969 Fasteners on: February 07, 2012, 02:52:19 PM
When I get home tonight, I can take photos of the two cowl vent panel screws above for you.   I checked and cleaned them last night, but didn't photograph them yet.  I'm certain they are original... and they are in good condition with good head marking.  Only issue will be if my camera can extract sufficient detail in the 'closeup' mode..?  Got any tips on making 'close up, in focus' photos??
Gary   /   69Z28-RS
1762  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is my 69 a rare Camaro on: February 07, 2012, 12:10:14 AM
tell him I'll buy a new Chevrolet from him if he can find my '69 Camaro paperwork.   Smiley

Gary
1763  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery? on: February 06, 2012, 11:56:08 PM
Joe,

thanks for the tip.  I looked thru Knoch's website, but didn't find any good info.  I will call them tomorrow.... and tell Elliot that Joe told me to call..  Smiley

Gary
1764  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is my 69 a rare Camaro on: February 06, 2012, 01:10:40 PM
Hello Bill (Daldon)
Nice convertible!   I noticed from your car club that you are in Arab.  I might have to cruise down there to one of your blub 'cruise ins' this spring!   My '69 Z28/RS sold new there in Arab by Joe V. Clayton Chevrolet.   Do you have any contacts there?  .. like finding out if they still have access to September '69 sales paperwork?  Smiley 

Gary    / 69Z28-RS
1765  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Starter Nose color on: February 05, 2012, 12:23:06 AM
the 367 small block starter has an aluminum nose piece (unpainted); I believe big block starters got an iron nose pice (also unpainted I think?)...  the remainder of the starter is generally painted semi gloss black..
1766  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Documenting 1969 Fasteners on: February 05, 2012, 12:19:36 AM
Gary - The more I study your spread sheet the more I like it. Fill me in...how did you manage to post it on here? I have tried to copy paste onto a pic but even that doesn't work.
I think it would be a great way to store the information but I want to make sure we can post it on here so everyone has access to it.
Marty,
It was a pain (for me) to figure out how to get a simple image of a simple spreadsheet on here, becuase I haven't done it in quite a while.  I recommend a spreadsheet format becuase it's easy to update as we get more information.  I think I used Paint to past in the spreadsheet (maybe after converting to word doc?) then ataching the image file?  it's NOT very convenient to work with images.  I'd bet one of the experts on here, William or Kurt, could recommend the best format to both update and share the data.   if you maintained a spreadsheet file, then periodcally converted to a PDF and put it into the cRG reports area, that would be best for everyone..  in my opinion..
 I also think it would be better to use 'graphics' as you were doing before, for the mfg marking', as some of the head marks in image format are difficult to see, and they take up lots more space in the file..
Gary

1767  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Documenting 1969 Fasteners on: February 03, 2012, 02:06:30 PM
Marty,
I'd like to suggest a 'format' for compiling this information to make it most usable to ones restoring or verifying their cars.   What I'd prefer is a spreadsheet format with GM PN, Description, AIM pages which references the PN, along with the 'known' original mfg's markings (head mark).   I took information from your previous posts to lay out a simple example of what I'm speaking of below attached.   AMK catalog has a listing of most GM PN's with a description of size, etc (unless we have better data from somewhere?)..
   
Gary   69Z28-RS   
                        
1768  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery? on: February 03, 2012, 01:25:22 PM
I might do that - buy another seat and reupholster it - for the driver's seat..  Does anyone have a single '69 Seat that could be used for that?   If so, let me know and what your price is.    What is the most accurate of the reproduction seat covers?   PUI?  or ??   and best source to purchase?   I'm also needing to replace the vacuum hoses for the RS system; anyone recommend a 'best' source for those?  If all are the same, I'll find the best price, but if some are not up to par, I'd love to know that before purchase...
Gary    69Z28-RS
1769  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 ORIGINAL Z-28 CAMARO ''ENGINE FRAME MOUNTS'' WITH ""DZ'' 302 on: February 02, 2012, 12:44:32 PM
I suspect lots of us have learned this lesson the 'hard way'....  Smiley
1770  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery? on: February 01, 2012, 01:10:50 PM
Hi Marty,  yes, I'm sure it's original.   I've owned the car since 1976; it hasn't been driven since 1980 (stored in my homegarage 'waiting' on me...)..   I've talked to Steve previuosly, in fact, I think he has a similarly optioned car.   Maybe he will pipe in as I've never had a car judged in thecamaro organizations, but I have attended a couple of them recently in trying to learn about the organizations.   I don't want to install reproduction materials in/on the car, but I think if I had an 'original seat cover' in better shape than what I have on  my driver's seat, it would be advantageous to me in judging (and also I'd feel better about the car), so that's why I'm looking and hoping someone who has replaced their interior, but kept the original stuff, can help me.
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