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Original Cars and Details / Details of a 68 RS Z/28
« on: August 16, 2016, 03:58:57 PM »
Stunning!  Can't wait to read more about this car and see more pics!!

Restoration / Re: Interior restoration
« on: August 15, 2016, 06:54:21 PM »
Well,  I can tell you my 69 Z28 is a factory console car and also has it's original split front carpet, with a piece of Velcro that holds the 2 halves together right above the console.

No Velcro on the carpet halves I pulled from my car, but could be a different supplier than who provided the carpet to your car.  Allen Industries out of Compton, CA was the supplier for the carpet in my car.

Two halves should make the carpet installation an easier job and permits installing the console first then carpet.

General Discussion / Re: Auto Writers
« on: August 15, 2016, 06:44:00 PM »
Here's the article in Motor Trend:

First Gen seem to be the top preference followed by early second gens.

Restoration / Re: Interior restoration
« on: August 13, 2016, 06:04:13 PM »
Here's the front carpet from my '69.  Delux Interior (713), Console/gauge car.  04C build, Van Nuys.  Pretty sure it's the original carpet as it still had the OEM vendor tag attached when I removed it.    It came out in two pieces so I am assuming two pieces is correct for a '69 with console/gauges?

OEM Vendor Tag - note is was attached to the underside of the carpet, PASS side.

Originality / Re: 1969 firewall spray sealer
« on: July 25, 2016, 03:21:30 PM »
John - I've used the 3M undercoating stuff in the rear wheels.  It comes out rather chunky if I'm not mistaken.   How do you propose to use it for sealing the heater box, ground straps cables, etc to the firewall?   Seems like it could make a mess.   

For the 3M sealer I used above, I just squeezed out a dab and apply it, using latex gloves.   Pretty easy.    For the heater box, I applied a bead on the inside channel to the spec called out for in the A.I.M. 

Restoration / Re: Dash suede paint
« on: July 24, 2016, 07:41:29 PM »
I may have try Jimmy Chips at TCP Global.   They used to sell me the lacquer over the counter but about 2-3 yrs ago, they said they couldn't sell it anymore to someone with a Cali address (I live in San Diego).  So I ship it to my parents in WA state and they send it back to me....

Originality / Re: 1969 firewall spray sealer
« on: July 24, 2016, 05:29:43 PM »
I live in San Diego, went to the TCP Global store off of Miramar, brought in the spec for the black variant of Lord Fuser, etc and they had no idea what I was talking about, so I gave up and went with the 3M product.  Worked fine but I have heard very good reviews for the Lord Fuser sealant. 

Restoration / Re: Dash suede paint
« on: July 24, 2016, 05:26:42 PM »
Yes.  I assume it's for a '69 Camaro?   PPG offers in Duracryl DDL.   Ref # DIA 9317.   It is lacquer, so not easy to get.   I'm not sure if there other paint types that offer the same finish.

You can try TCP Global - they maybe able to order it for you as long as you live in state where you can buy lacquer paint.

Instrument Specialities sells it as well:

Originality / Re: 1969 firewall spray sealer
« on: July 24, 2016, 03:44:20 AM »
Yes been trying to add the sealer everywhere the A.I.M. indicates it should be applied.   I've been using 3M Auto Bedding and Glazing Compound, 08509, using a sealant gun.   Others recommend Lord Fuser, but I couldn't find it anywhere - even TPC Global didn't carry it.   

Original Cars and Details / Re: JohnZ's '69 Z/28
« on: July 24, 2016, 01:19:22 AM »
Thanks for sharing all the detailed pics John!   Very much appreciated and excellent reference material.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: another trim tag real or fake
« on: June 01, 2016, 11:33:57 PM »

There were quite a few BV 4.10 Z28's built in April.

Appears to be the case - my Z is 04B, with the BV ratio and M22 as well...(and it's also Cortez Silver w/deluxe interior...!)

General Discussion / Re: Canadian Doc's
« on: May 31, 2016, 04:24:49 PM »
While original paperwork is neat, I've never banked all that much on it when it comes to the 69's.  Stick to the Dec 68 and later Norwood build dates with X codes and you'll know what you're getting without the paperwork.

How about '69 Van Nuys built Camaros with a legible Chassis Broadcast copy, highlighting the build config and options?   ;)

General Discussion / Re: '68 Z/28
« on: May 29, 2016, 04:15:07 PM »

Its back with a paint job. I cant find my pictures but it had a hand stamped vin. I need to look a little.

Were you able to conclude the engine is original and stamps were legit?

Restoration / Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« on: April 28, 2016, 03:43:28 PM »
Looks great Revsitup!   I'd think a single stage would give better "plastic" look without too much depth that a clear coat might do.  I'll go that route.

Also, easiest way to add pictures to this site is set up a Photobucket site, or equivalent (I think the basic level is free).   Thereafter, you can just copy the [IMG] link next to the image and paste into your post here.   Works great and you can get higher rez pics to post.

Restoration / Re: Standard '69 Steering Wheel - Gloss Black or?
« on: April 27, 2016, 07:28:18 PM »
Thanks Gary - I do prefer shooting it out of a gun so I'll probably go with a gloss urethane.   I assume single stage should be fine, right?

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