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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vin/Trim number help 69 RS/SS 396 on: April 03, 2015, 03:18:59 PM
I question the the fact this late car, August E, should have a C before the JI = CJI. Would a 272 block be used that late? Should it be a 854 (402) block? Plus, VIN partial seems too well (deep) stamped and too easy to read. Just my 2c.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: April 01, 2015, 06:06:15 PM
No, point here is cars being presented as being restored demanding high prices with multi issues covering layers of filler.

If top dollar is being paid for repairs , attention to detail pretty %$# well be a priority of the shop. Now, if the owner wants to cut costs, that's on them. Most legit shops will turn them away not wanting their name associated with the work. More cash in insurance jobs ,that's nothing new.
Not disputing anything posted, but I felt the point I wanted to make is: How can someone miss such noticeable details if they are going to the trouble of painting, and by  the 3 examples, the paint looks pretty good, so how could such egregious errors occur if replicating an original look? More so, how can one side to another get so screwed up on the same car? Just makes me want to cringe. When I see work like this, it only makes me wonder what else is wrong. I would at least like a car to look correct even if the work under the paint is sub-standard. My (speaking for many on here), car may not be a 900+ point MACN resto and more of a "driver", but I want details in every aspect to be correct so there is no doubt the car IS what is claimed or represented. I feel it is a disgrace to put this much work into a resto and have it come out like the examples cited, just inexcusable.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: March 30, 2015, 10:06:58 AM
Another. Incredible! How does this happen?
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: March 29, 2015, 07:06:02 PM
Bentley, aside from the emblem placement and the stripe the paint job looks real good, is this your car?

Oh, No, it is not my car. No, my car is in limbo and has been since the first of the year when the guy bailed on finishing the job. Now, it is a half done project. No, this car was on ePay. It just seems so senseless to turn out something like this and that is why I took my car to someone I could trust to do the work right after a lot of setbacks. Just wish he would have finished car as agreed. He told me he was getting out of the resto business as there was no money in that kind of work and he had the car 8 months! The point of this car is if the emblem and stripe are wrong, to me, all the work is suspect as being sub par.
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: March 28, 2015, 09:08:09 AM
Hmmm, too much huffing on the thinner fumes? Stripe and emblem WAY off (not even an SS)! Kind of person who would buy this would say, "Got me a Camero Sport Special[sic]."
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Just became a member on: March 26, 2015, 06:59:28 AM
Yea, a Big Block would be the bee's knee's. But all I care about is that you make sure to make it the right color...Hugger Orange! Grin
Welcome aboard Rob. I guess you are finding out CRGers are a "crazy" bunch Tongue, passionate about 1st Gens Wink, with a splash of humor Roll Eyes.
With any luck, it won't be long before you are just as crazy Shocked. Are you having second thoughts about joining,lol? Cheesy Cheesy
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Copo Radiator - 4 Speed on: March 23, 2015, 10:03:40 AM
Hi All. Have a question. According this site  the tanks on the Curved neck radiator should have "IO" on the Left side and "OO" on the right. The repro tanks I have seen offered are "IL" (left) and "OO" (right). Which is correct?
C'mon now, that is why you joined this site, to get the facts. You can take CRGs info to the bank. It is right, IO&OO. And there are correct repro radiators available.
I know it says different, but description is wrong. Call HB and verify before you buy.
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is it a 1969 Z/28? on: March 20, 2015, 10:01:20 PM
Some of the characteristics noted-speedo cable routing, disc brakes, dual exhausts-are also found on Camaro SS or were optional.

Need to know about the trans and rear axle.
Also have seen LM1 cars equipped like this, but fuel line and 4 leafs are definate signs of a possible Z.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ZL-1 Wheels on: March 20, 2015, 04:57:09 PM
Didn't ZL-1's come with 15's?

I believe that was only with the additional "sports car package" 9737, standard wheel was the XT.
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Tribute to the small block Chev. video on: March 20, 2015, 04:50:32 PM
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ZL-1 Wheels on: March 20, 2015, 04:37:35 PM
several sources on 
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 CAMARO PARTS WHAT ARE THEY WORTH? on: March 20, 2015, 02:51:34 PM
I just hope someone, here, buys that load of goodies and then sells me a few items! Smiley Wink
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Good "garage find" story on: March 20, 2015, 02:44:05 PM
Good story, not sure about the 75k to 100k selling prices though. Good buy on the car, I love the color of corse.  Smiley
Ahh, all you G.Red guys think your car is worth more!lol
29  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Grandma's 69 Camaro - Hi, I am new to the Forum on: March 11, 2015, 09:23:45 PM
A good body guy could fix that fender by popping it out. Wouldn't be perfect, but wouldn't need paint. And would be low cost...
I would imagine the same could be said for the wheel covers. It probably would not take much to hammer out the dents and straighten them out.
On the fender, I would just do it yourself with a rubber mallet and a body hammer and even an amatuer, like myself, could get a good bit of the dent out without repaint.
Also noticed this car is a non X11(X44). Would be nice to get some detail pics of untouched areas as so many restos add X11 components.
If you do decide to hammer out the fender and the grille is still good, not cracked, remove it before hammering or you may possibly damage it. If uncracked, the grille is a valuable piece.
30  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Grandma's 69 Camaro - Hi, I am new to the Forum on: March 10, 2015, 03:44:49 PM
Hey, four letter word guy,
Seriously, welcome to the site!  That is a great story and the car is definately a "keeper"! Do as you wish, but I would encourage you to leave it as-is and keep it maintained. Learn to live with the scars and dings. At a car show, it will probably get more looks than a restored one. There are a lot of detail pics you could take to document things for others restoring their car too. It is only original once, they say. Now, I have a similar story except my passion is the Camaro and I married into a Ford family. I inherited my inlaws survivor, always garaged, '66 Mustang convertible and my wife's Grandpa's 68 F100 short bed (restored). They are taking up valuable garage space that a Chevy could use, but that's the way it goes.
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