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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: hello, newbie needs some help decoding on: Today at 03:16:38 PM
What would t136 mean. Shouldn,t that be an X code on a 12D car?

A: It is a Van Nuys car, so no.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / A Friend in Need... on: December 18, 2014, 07:18:45 PM
...is a friend indeed! Although there are several interpretations, I always translate as: real friends help when you are in a time of need. And I was in real need and SgtHawkUSMC gets a huge thanks from me as well as CRG and what it provides to the hobbyist.
My Camaro has been at a body shop/restoration shop for 8 months. I got some disheartening news recently. The guy is closing shop, so he says, and would not be finishing my car as agreed. He informed me I had to pick up my car and all loose parts(many) by the end of the month. I planned on renting a trailer , but weather, here in the Midwest, is unpredictable and an open trailer was not the best scenario. In my desperation, I reached out to SgtHawk and asked if he had time to help me get my car? This was on a Friday (last week). He quickly replied and hastily came up with a plan to meet me at the shop in Ft. Wayne, In. the next day, Saturday (I am East of Cincy, Ohio, Hawk is in Mi.). I am glad to say that it all went off without a hitch and Hawk has my car at his house now. I am thankful that there were no problems getting the car and I am not as stressed and concerned about the car's well being now. I did not have a bad experience with the body guy and stayed amicable and cordial although I am deeply disappointed that I still have an unfinished car with so much time passing. I just wanted to convey the gratefulness of members, here, to help me and even though I hated to ask of this quick favor, Hawk rose to the challenge and for this I give my thanks. Hope to find someone local to finish car as another saying comes to mind: "Once bitten, twice shy". I may take it to another member, here, to finish, but this long distance experience has not been real positive.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: pad stamp? on: December 08, 2014, 03:54:46 PM
To answer the 1st question (which largely will answer the other ?'s): In a word - NO. That is why there are terms like rookie, newbie...etc, because average Joes cannot tell. And that is good, why? If everyone knew, then there would not be "rookies", everyone would be a Pro and everyone would know what to do to perfect the fake world we live in. So, leave it to the Pros on here and post a pic and they will give an honest evaluation to help avoid the fake trap.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: COST OF BUYING CARS WITH OR WITHOUT RUST on: December 06, 2014, 10:09:50 AM
Trying to stay on topic. For me, it is a "learning curve". Once I buy a project, I really start to learn and absorb all I can about it. Kinda wish I could have all the interest and facts beforehand, but never happens that way. So, the passion really intensifies once I have it in my hands. I also agree with Gary. Rather have a diamond in the rough, untouched. You can just get a better "feel" for the car and what kind of life it has had. Don't want something that has major issues covered over with paint. Maybe it is just my personality or perhaps, my budget, but most artifacts I have including cars, gas pumps, tractors and such, I get them mechanically right, but leave them as found. This Camaro is my 1st restoration and I am starting to regret that decision for several reasons. I really do not have a good grasp of what it will cost to do work right as far as paint and sheet metal. It seems so subjective.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New to CRG from N Texas on: December 04, 2014, 07:06:12 PM
I see a lot of talent and passion...my kinda F-body guy. Welcome!
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Example of a fairly accurate ebay ad .. 'ez restoration'... :) on: December 03, 2014, 06:33:14 PM
I guess there is a market for about anything....maybe I'll start selling bags of trash and yard waste on this site???
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original front spoiler for a 69 on: December 02, 2014, 10:30:06 PM
X2 only have one NOS from around 1980.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Poll: 1st gen Camaro vs. Stang on: December 01, 2014, 06:59:04 PM
http://news.boldride.com/2014/12/classic-mustang-camaro-ebay/63686/   
Make sure to vote.

This same article is on Yahoo also and has a comment section at bottom - https://autos.yahoo.com/news/classic-mustang-classic-camaro-buy-210002427.html
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And There It Goes... on: November 30, 2014, 04:58:31 PM
Nice to see the L-78 on her way back. Bentley, will the shop break down the rust repair hours only, or all work together? I'm thinking about starting another post with this question so just wondering.
Pretty much agreed to an overall estimate when shop 1st saw what was needed and what I wanted. Intially a large payment in advance, with another installment due now and perhaps a lesser to settle up. I am trying to find out now if repair areas where as bad as thought or if it went easier. Seeing if I am ahead money wise and estimate was high initially. Probably will never really know as the price will be the same, regardless, I am sure. Car had it's issues being from the Midwest , but was not a hulk by a long stretch. Regardless, cost the same whether it is a pin hole or swiss cheese as whole panel ussually has to be replaced. I am not very experienced in estimating body work and felt somewhat at the mercy of the guy doing work.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And There It Goes... on: November 30, 2014, 02:02:29 PM
It has been a long time since I have had any progress updates to show. Since April this year my car has been in a body shop. After 7 months some progress is finally able to be shown. Click on the link for pics. http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/MrLS7/library/Bentley%20B%2069%20Camaro%20L78?sort=3&page=1#/user/MrLS7/library/Bentley%20B%2069%20Camaro%20L78?sort=3&page=1&_suid=141737393935906525380899181133
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy new project 69 Camaro on: November 28, 2014, 09:04:35 PM
A Big Welcome DEL! Are you out on the coast? Where rust free stuff is found? Hard to tell from pics, but looks like a solid good find. Good luck.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Newbie from the orphanage, Looking for my sibling! on: November 25, 2014, 01:24:01 PM
Welcome (Wilkomen) to site.  Smiley
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Who makes most accurate Spark Plug Wire sets? Also heartbeats transveres Muffler on: November 19, 2014, 03:28:20 PM
Probably both sets of wires come from the same manufacturer- Lectric Limited, my guess. Here is a link. http://lectriclimited.com/  Buy them direct if you like. Make sure you get the right 1/4 for build date of your car.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Need Help with Partial VIN Engine Stamp on: November 16, 2014, 09:10:10 PM
RE: Pad Stamp. wonder if that is the way a machine shop might have I.D.ed it?
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Power steer pump cap on: November 16, 2014, 02:37:09 PM
I, personally, have never seen a 69 CAMARO with an original metal cap. I have seen metal caps on 69 other models. I will stick out my neck and declare plastic for 69 F bodys based on many observations.
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