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691  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 67 SS rolled over video and 69 fire on: October 22, 2012, 09:21:21 PM
Came across this video tonight of a 67 SS Camaro totaled in a rollover crash with a bolder.

http://www.streetlegaltv.com/news/video-first-gen-camaro-ss-totaled-after-nasty-rollover-in-illinois/

And for you 69 owners.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTiw60aPXV8



Drive safe!
Mike

692  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 z on ebay on: October 21, 2012, 07:12:24 PM
   Got 'ya....So you offered 40K for the trim tag or the stripped body?

 If we only knew then what they would be worth now....

Mike
693  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How much value would I add if on: October 21, 2012, 06:12:26 PM
 I wouldn't worry about if the value went up or not unless you are planning on selling it later. Just do it (or don't do it) for yourself and have fun with the car.

Mike
694  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 z on ebay on: October 21, 2012, 06:09:48 PM
I've offered 40,000 for my original 67 l78 camaro conv. Trim tag that's attached to the stripped car that sat in a field for years. I have the original motor.

Not sure what you are saying here.....you were offered or you offered 40K for a a 67 L78 car?

Just curious,
Mike
695  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Trunk on: October 17, 2012, 08:36:29 PM
 I thought Fisher sprayed the trunk during the paint shop phase before going to Chevy.  Huh

Mike
696  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Glass dates on: October 17, 2012, 06:14:50 PM
 I recently looked at the glass dates on my 67 NOR 5B car that has the original doors and quater glass and found the following:
L-QTR- April 67
R-QTR - Jan 67

L-Door - April 67
R-Door April 67

L-Vent - Dec 66
R-Vent - June 67 (this I did replace back in the early 80's)

Mike
697  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Strightening and polishing stainless trim a Primer on: October 14, 2012, 06:07:10 PM
 I had an old timer restore my SS trim around the rear conv. trunk lip back in the 80's. Metal restoration was his life long business. My trim had the same dings as yours and his methods for removing them were the pretty much the same. When I got them back, and if I didn't know better, I could swear there were store bought new.

Mike
698  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: what grade is this bolt? never seen one like this on: October 14, 2012, 05:58:49 PM
 Looks 5 to me. I see KSFC (a current bolt mfg) with a line on each side.

Mike
699  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: what grade is this bolt? never seen one like this on: October 14, 2012, 04:33:07 PM
Looks like a grade 5 (it was 3 lines)

Mike
700  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Door weatherstrip on: October 12, 2012, 12:11:19 PM
What material did the factory use being the doors/trunk close normally?   Huh
 
Mike
701  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Door weatherstrip on: October 10, 2012, 10:57:05 AM
 Perfect timing with this thread. I was going to reach out too to CRG about this very subject and was wondering about how latex would work. I have the repo strips frmo the 80's and they are much harder rubber and I need to slam (trunk & doors) to get anything to close.
I'll try the latex now that I removed the repos during this recent restoration.

Thanks for the input.

Mike
702  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ebay SS/RS 375 car on: October 10, 2012, 10:18:12 AM
 I'd certainly would want to see the VIN pad on the block and being the heads are off, a close up of the deck surface.
Did you guys notice the massive rip at the rear tunnel? The car must have thrown the drive shaft in its day.
Maybe the owner put in the mono rear for racing purposes. I know of a few who have done that to get a better wind up of the suspension.
Looks like a solid body though for its age.

Mike
703  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Dad just got a '67. on: October 07, 2012, 07:01:10 PM
Brandon,

  I'm a Dad too so if you still feel generous you are welcome to buy me a car....son  Grin

Dad...I mean, Mike Wink
704  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Who mixes code Y Butternut Yellow in a good quality Base coat? on: October 07, 2012, 03:16:58 PM
Hi Nick,

  If the paint supplier by me was able to mix a gallon of DBC as recent as this past June after he called into whatever central office he was referring to to get the ratios, then why can't your local dealer do it?
Just curious, unless your local guy doesn't mix on-site.

Mike
705  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 survivor Z on ebay on: October 07, 2012, 11:40:56 AM
 Well, I'll tell you what I am in the position of. I have a survivor 67 L35 I bought in 1980..original paint, original motor and drive train, spark plug wires dated 1972 (real, not repos), original glass, etc....

Just to name a few areas needing attention:

The windshield lamination has separated a lot around the edges
The trunk, header and roof top paint (all horizontal surfaces actually) has dried a lot, spider crazed, faded and some minor oxidation has started. No buffing will take this out.
A few very minor door dings that stand out being the car is a dark color.
Chassis surface oxidation in several areas
Rims need a repaint
Battery tray that is beyond rotted
Dinged and pitted fender well and RS rocker trims

   I have to draw a line somewhere when to stop worrying about being original once and restoring the whole car otherwise one can be displaying an original 'sh*tty' looking car. Sure, many like to see original paint, etc but for a very well preserved car, that is easy to do. But, like being original only once, I'm living a life only once so I want to do what I want to do and not necessarily what others say I should do. Looking at resale prices, I don't see enough true survivors to say that they really command the higher resale price. As with anything, a price of worth is what someone will pay for it and from what I have seen thus far people will pay good money for a well restored car vs. an original that is not at the same "pretty" level. I don't sell my cars anyhow but do want to drive them before passing them on to my kids.
  This is just me and my opinion and I have struggled a lot with the decision of "to restore, or not to restore" but each time I look at the dead paint and oxidation that is starting, I don't want to let rust take over for the sake of being original.

Mike
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