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46  Site Comments / Discussion / Test Drive / Re: Testing on: March 05, 2014, 09:19:22 PM
So is that like teaching an old dog new tricks?
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Another Restamp Sold For Big Bucks on: March 05, 2014, 03:52:00 PM
Here is the real deal for my 12B to compare


Restamp...



































Just kiddin'....... Grin
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Cars in action ! on: March 05, 2014, 09:21:20 AM
Not a first gen but its still a Camaro..  This was what I was racing back in the early - mid 2000's..  I really miss this car..  Should have kept it..


I did race the 69 a few times but never got any pics of it.  It was a turd compared to this car.







CLOSED COURSE WITH PROFESSIONAL DRIVER.. Roll Eyes      Grin




Car actually made it into a tech article in GM High-Tech Performance.

49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Owner and I believe this to be a Z (69) on: March 04, 2014, 08:46:30 PM
If it were HO it might as well have been camouflage...   Wink
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Owner and I believe this to be a Z (69) on: March 04, 2014, 06:30:32 PM
Pictures certainly do not give any info..  Do you have more pics or info?  Trim tag & vin with the car?

Both the cowl tag and the VIN plate have been removed.

Paul



Yeah I should have looked at the pics more closely..  
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Owner and I believe this to be a Z (69) on: March 04, 2014, 05:52:39 PM
Pictures certainly do not give any info..  Do you have more pics or info?  Trim tag & vin with the car?
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Home page Blue Camaros on: March 04, 2014, 11:59:36 AM
Google is your best friend.  
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Home page Blue Camaros on: March 04, 2014, 09:33:56 AM
Thanks for the recognition CRG.  My 67 does not deserve to be on the same page as those two beauties..      That 68 is outsanding.  69 is great too but the 68's hold a special place for me..   Grin
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: March 04, 2014, 07:59:51 AM
Bullitt,
thanks but my father was the reason it was saved.  Without him and his reputation around this area the car would have sat in that concrete tomb until who knows when.  I was just the helper at that stage working off my debt for parts and paint. 



Steve,
Yes is was still living when we got her (the car).  She had pulled out in front of someone and they t-boned her.  Hit so hard it broke the A pillar away fron the roof.  You can start to see the crack now after the hard years of driving by me with the 4 speed.   Shocked  This happened in 1978 or 9 and it saw the light of day in Nov of 1989.  Still have all the original wheels & centers.   Also had a Wilson Co Motors emblem on back tail panel.  As you can see it got a new GM quarter, a door off the Cortez 69 parts car and a new GM left front fender.  Still has the original interior minus the dash pad.  This will be the weekend fun car (drag racing) once I get to it. 
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: March 03, 2014, 10:41:49 PM
It almost seems like LeMans Blue is turning into the next HO... Shocked

Nnnnnnnaaaaaaahhhhhhh....


Here are pics of my 69 when we first got it.






56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Looking for 69 camaro drafting graphic chevrolet assembly instructions on: March 01, 2014, 10:22:55 AM
Lol
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: February 28, 2014, 09:13:52 PM
Hey Cook , I want to come play at your house... Cool Do you restore cars for a living?

Come on over..!!..  Lol. I wish I could full time but at this point I'm just trying to finish my projects.  Maybe one of these days I'll be able to make it a full time profession.
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How long have you owned your Camaro? on: February 28, 2014, 03:28:26 PM
Although my father passed away in 2006; we still have his car.



April 1968





Mid 1980's





Dec 2006





My 69 I have had since 1989.  Ill have to upload pics of how it looked when we got it.  But here are the most recent.





Have had the 67 since 2005







Current








68 is unchanged since 2005




59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Wiper transmission reburbish and paint prep ??? on: February 28, 2014, 11:57:18 AM
The finished piece looks nice, almost to nice? I assume the brass will darken up and then be fine. Did you have any loose linkage on yours?

Darrell, don't take this as a negative response, or a criticism, but I feel the need to represent an alternative view ...  Smiley

Is there such a thing?  Especially if someone is trying to restore their car to the best of their ability..??..   Wink
Linkage looks great.  Makes me want to redo mine before I install the cowl panel..

Well, Yes, there IS such a thing as 'too nice'.. IF .. the goal is to restore to factory original condition (which is what the word 'restore' means to most of us (ie. restore to a condition it was in at a previous point in time..  typically when it rolled off the production floor, or into the dealer showroom).   

When it looks "TOO NICE", the appropriate description is 'OVER-RESTORED', which is FINE if you want your car to look as good as possible, but it's not 'restored' to factory condition in that situation.   Most shop 'restored cars' are over restored in today's environment, and probably it's driven by the customers, and judges at shows who believe 'prettier must be better'...  Smiley    There are some auto organizations which take off points for 'overrestored'.. as that approach drives owners and restorers back towards where they should be, and strives to preserve the closest possible representation of the manufacture for that period of time.


Gary it was a joke..  Put the caffeine enriched coffee down..   Grin


Back on topic: 


Have you tried to form the socket with a hammer and punch (or socket (as in ratchet and socket socket) may work better) to tighten it around the ball?  Just a thought.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Wiper transmission reburbish and paint prep ??? on: February 27, 2014, 12:43:40 PM
All I am saying is if you were trying to reproduce the look of the car when it was new, I would be surprised if it shined that brightly is all. It does look like you could eat off of it though.. Grin

Just giving you a hard time.. Wink Grin
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