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346  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Parts found from the Original owner of my 1969 Z/28 on: April 22, 2014, 02:59:29 PM
I bought my Z back in 2008, and then sadly soon after the original owner past away. I have formed a good relationship with the son of the original owner, who along with his mom (original owners wife), has provided a lot of great stories about the car and its owner.

Well I got a cryptic email last week from the son, who said he found some original GM boxes with some familiar handwriting (his dads familiar script). So I was super excited except I didn't know what to expect. Well I started getting some pics this week, and although this isn't like finding a JL8 car or something, to find these parts is like Christmas for me. To get the parts along with a note from the original owner, is like a gift from beyond the grave!

more pics to follow...
347  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rear spoiler paint on: April 21, 2014, 11:35:24 PM
Here is a shot of mine, it hasn't been off the car since it left the factory, and still has the original paint as well.
348  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 21, 2014, 11:25:09 PM
I saw the pop, but was there any dealer invoice or any other docs that might show the factory options on this car?
349  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 20, 2014, 02:12:44 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.
350  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 10:17:51 PM
Very nice. Other than the tires, did anything else ever get switched off the car? What are the owners plans for it?
351  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 10:07:18 PM
lets see some pics of the motor!!

(thanks Chick)
352  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo on: April 19, 2014, 09:50:37 PM
Looks like a possible X77 Z?
353  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo on: April 18, 2014, 08:05:07 PM
Jon, how many 67's do you own?
354  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What I wish for all Camaro and Classic lovers... :) on: April 18, 2014, 08:04:02 PM
I put together an early (65) Mustang convertible, which she liked. BUT as soon as my uncle told me his mostly unrestored 65 fastback was going to be for sale, I got the initial "OK" from my wife, sold the convertible, and picked up the fastback. She likes the fastback alright, BUT anytime someone has a minivan she praises them. OH, and let me mention she has never even driven a minivan, the closest she has come is riding in the passenger seat when we are vacation.
We currently have a 2000 Chevy Tahoe that has 215,000 miles on it, the LS1 runs like champ, I can pull the enclosed car trailer with it, It has a AWD option,  and has 4WD if you need it, fits our whole family (6).
The minivan isn't going to be able to do all that, and I am not sure how many miles people are putting on their minivans before some major engine/trani work.
" Come on!"

355  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What I wish for all Camaro and Classic lovers... :) on: April 18, 2014, 06:29:57 PM
I got my wife a Mustang to drive already, if I died tomorrow she would go buy a minivan!, She is not allowed to buy one while I am above ground ...
356  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What I wish for all Camaro and Classic lovers... :) on: April 18, 2014, 02:41:43 PM
Maybe i will start installing trailer hitches on all my vehicles, so my wife can just tow my casket along with her to the car shows when I kick the bucket...
357  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Calling all texans! on: April 17, 2014, 11:34:28 AM
YEP, thats what I am after!

I love the look of it. Its functional garage art to me.
358  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Calling all texans! on: April 17, 2014, 10:28:55 AM
This particular one is a BlackHawk SJ-18R, But I would be happy with just the standard model SJ-18. They are just hard to come across. Here is a link that shows pics of one a guy picked up for a sweet deal:
http://www.thegaragegazette.com/index.php?topic=15267.0

The one in the link is the cheapest complete one I have ever seen, I saw a totally restored one last year a guy was asking $850 for. It was a way to nice/expensive for me, I still want to put it to use, (lifting my Camaro).
359  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Calling all texans! on: April 17, 2014, 12:40:22 AM
UPS will not deal with a irregular shipment that is not on a stackable pallet, without adding big dollars to the price. Same issue with most freight companies that could even attempt it. The main issue is having to palletize it. I like Vons Idea of possibly having him get it on one of his next trips into houston. James (ko-lec-tor) suggested a plan that I think may work is if I can string together a few guys that live between houston and southern california and have them pass it from guy to guy until it is a drivable distance away from me to get. I think if Von is somewhat mechanically inclined he will be smart enough to remove the handle safely, then it will be easier to transport. So I think I may need a couple of New Mexico & Arizona guys, I know there is at least one CRG-er with a yellow Z/28 in new mexico (Hello Nick). Just have to kinda see who is out there on this one.

Please chime in if you have a trucker friend that makes that route, or have a sweet deal on freight, or live in the southern corridor of this venture! Grin
360  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 16, 2014, 08:30:41 PM
good observation
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