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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / rain drip bright molding on: April 07, 2014, 02:20:32 PM
Are the aftermarket accurate and good? I have my original, but they are flawed. this is for 69 specifically, but I think all three years are the same.
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Aftermarket 69 Vinyl Top Moldings on: April 07, 2014, 02:17:44 PM
Can anyone give an opinion on how good (accurate) the aftermarket stainless vinyl top moldings are? Is there one brand or vendor I should look for over another? Anyone have extra rear pieces (2) they can spare? I seem to be missing a piece(1) on rear will have to check which side.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 - Y-1 (Butternut with White top) - Anyone have any pictures? on: April 07, 2014, 11:25:15 AM
Paul, that is  a super nice pic in a "real world"(meaning: car has a few flaws, but still shows well) setting. Just Beautiful!
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another HO Z28.. on: April 07, 2014, 11:16:30 AM

Bullitt...    you have one more chance to own a High Output Z28...   Smiley
Gary, understand, that some people are perfectly content going through life in the SLOW lane. Bullitt may just be a little fearful of ALL that power a H.O. affords, lol
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: "Old Yeller" 69 featured on home page on: April 06, 2014, 02:00:15 PM
couple of more pics.
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: "Old Yeller" 69 featured on home page on: April 06, 2014, 01:57:49 PM
" Long may you run "......Neil Young ,sorta sums it up Smiley     Probably all guys attached to their old iron get a little choked up, if you've owned them for decades ,they become time stamps.
"With your Chrome heart shining in the sun...long may you run" Love that! Also this one:
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / "Old Yeller" 69 featured on home page on: April 05, 2014, 11:53:49 PM
I had to take a double look. There it was and is, my Daytona Yellow 69 featured on the home page, wow! This is a rough car mind you, but it does have a story. I bought the 2 69's in 79 at 18, many here know, fast forward to 1985. I had been married 3 years now, no kids yet. This is before internet and the plethora of reproduction parts. Every week, here in Ohio, a publication called the Trad'in Post came out on Thursdays. This and swap meets where the primary way of finding cars and parts for most. I would always pick one up and go over it through my lunch break. There were many sections, as it was like a modern Craigslist. There was a section for cars sorted by year, an engine and drivetrain section and body/interior section. I always was on the hunt for Camaro parts. In the body parts section was an ad for a dash pad and a factory tach for 69 Camaro. I called, although skeptical as many times it would be a goose chase only to find it was not what the seller said. The owner, after some talk, told me he had the whole car. He had removed the engine and trans,glass,interior and had them in his house. I made arraignments to look at car after I got off work. it was dark by the time I got there and the car was under a tarp. To make matters worse, the guy did not have any keys and had a legal name change as he was now a black Muslim. I began to wonder if the car was stolen, but he presented the documents to show his legal name change and to show his old name on title. He wanted $200 for the car, $200 for the engine. At the time automatic tellers where fairly new and there was a $200 limit of withdrawal allowed. I went and got the $200 and loaded all I could into a station wagon I brought. Friday we got the title tranferred. Saturday, a buddy with a trailer went down and helped me get the car. I was going to part it out. I did not need another 69, I figured. My buddy convinced me to put it back on the road and I drove it to work for a few years after putting it all back together. I did not buy the engine as that was not important at the time(Uhg). The car was unusual as it was ordered with 307, 4 speed, U17 guages, rear antenna, manual N44, 76 paint and 711 interior, blk vinyl top, D80 stripes. I hastily put together a flat top 350 I had (we called them grenade motors as you never knew when they would go boom) A piston skirt broke and it made a lot of noise. Out came that engine and a 307 I had out of a 70 Camaro went in. It ran ok, but the first night home(2nd shift) the lifters got real noisy. I checked the oil and it was empty. It did not hurt the engine and I kept a close eye on the oil from there on. I kept jugs of used oil in the back floor as the rings must have been stuck. It did not smoke. I ended up putting another 350 together and that is what is in it today. It is fitting the car is in this month's feature. It is a 3E Norwood car, but clearly by the vin, and some components (rear dated 1st week of April) that it was in my guesstimation completed around the 7th of April. The car still has most of its original paint and like the others, is part of the family. With the exception of the engine and master cylinder and hood, most everything else is as born with. It is kind of a turd, but my turd and a lot of folks at the couple of shows I do attend, flock to it and look it over and pass by the shiny restored ones including two COPOs that friends of mine have. In hindsight, I wish I could have bought them all back then. We were struggling, money wise, being newly weds and having a house, but it was a bargain at $200, even then, and I knew I couldn't pass it up. I never had the extra funds to do much with it, so it stays as is for now. The 350 has blackjack headers, General Kinetics .483 lift solid, 2.02 heads. At one point, I had a tunnel ram on the car and it would flat bury the 7k tach! Thanks CRG for the feature.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Heater cover wiring clips. on: April 04, 2014, 03:45:39 PM
Gary, I wouldn't do this for just anyone, but you are not just anyone. I went out on this Ohio windy/rainy day just to get you a clear pic off the yellow car's heater box. Not as nice as JohnZ's car, but an unmolested, untouched, original factory setup. I pulled the heater wire down so all could see the factory smashed wire that was clamped under the fender (left side of pic). Hope this does it for you. Wink
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 'Questionable' or FAKE cars.... Hemmings article on: April 03, 2014, 11:07:24 AM
Most interesting! I always like the topics that Hemmings bring to the forefront of the hobby. That last sentence about 2 stolen Iso's from Italy, I have a feeling, sums up the this car's identity. I guess more will come out as the facts surface.
On a side: I maintain a couple of antique car collections. One owner is deceased and the cars are in the estate. I worked on the cars when the owner was alive, but contracted with the Executrix's to do a monthly start up and keep cars in running order. I thought this would be short term, but now going on 3 years of doing this service. I am not sure what the status of the cars are, but I advised the owner when still living(of course) that he needed to get the cars titles straightened out. He apparently was not too concerned as he did not do as I suggested. Some of his cars where bought at auction, out of state. He never got some of these cars put in his name, I believe this as there is an out of state inspection needed for Ohio titles, which I offered to take care of. This could be what is holding up dispersal of the cars. I can only speculate as the heirs do not keep me informed as to the car's status's. All the cars are pre-war verts. all $100k plus, or close to, type vehicles. Most here, if not all, are diligent in documentation, I hope. Just a reminder, if anyone has something clouded or unresolved, that getting your affairs in order before you leave this Earth is my advice,nuff said.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Here is my vin and trim tag from my H.O.Factory BB car please verify on: April 01, 2014, 07:46:43 PM
Was that before or after the bumber to bumber restoration. Darrell
Do I have a following? Do I sense others are getting laughs from my posts? "bumbers" are what led to my car's demise, I tell you. But like the Phoenix, my beloved car will rise from the ashes(no, it is not a Pontiac, that's "Tin Indian" from where I'm from) Car is going in shop on 10th!Whewhoo.
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Here is my vin and trim tag from my H.O.Factory BB car please verify on: April 01, 2014, 07:04:43 PM
Wheels where on a "Yanko" paid the big bucks ya know! Pics of my car: first is- before, 2nd -after (I got a hold of it)
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Here is my vin and trim tag from my H.O.Factory BB car please verify on: April 01, 2014, 02:58:30 PM
Either I just plain suck at these April Fool's things or you guys are just toooo gooood to take the bait! I'll visit eBay and I am almost certain I can find at least a dozen optioned cars that Darrell described above,lol.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Here is my vin and trim tag from my H.O.Factory BB car please verify on: April 01, 2014, 01:04:21 PM
Here it is: Could it be the earliest COPO?
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paint decode for 69 on: March 31, 2014, 12:27:35 PM
A pic of the Tag plus the car, itself, would go along way toward determining what you have. Anything else would just be speculation at this point. So, post some pics please and I am sure you will receive a conclusive answer. Welcome to the site, by the way.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Deluxe Door Panel Repair 69 on: March 27, 2014, 10:19:29 PM
My Deluxe interior door panel has a crack in the arm rest. Can it be repaired? Has anyone had experience with doing this? I have heard a lot of cons about the replacement panels. I am a long way from getting to this part of resto, but thought I would do my homework now.Also lower carpet was ate up by a rat. This can be replaced successfully and reasonably, right? Or should I just look for another panel?
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