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151  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Need help with headliner, sail panels, and visor replacement vendors. on: June 29, 2014, 10:49:57 AM
My car is back from paint and glass already out ,my paint guy just made mention it might save a little time on installation with the rear window out. Car went almost 30 years with no mice ,in 97 we built out in the country ,and sure enough had an issue the 1st winter the car was in the new garage Angry

Barn cat in the shop now---no issues Grin  Birds even stopped flying in when all the doors  are open---took one casualty to get the word out I guess, LOL.

Your right ,only way I see it got in was through the firewall ,hole I had drilled for something Huh Has since been filled.
152  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Need help with headliner, sail panels, and visor replacement vendors. on: June 28, 2014, 07:12:58 PM
Headliner and sail panels $99 from Bob. (almost positive on price) Matter of fact Chuck Grimm ,the guy doing mine, recommended I buy the kit from any reputable dealer. Knows of Camaro Specialities, so I got the ok.Not sure if the rear window needs to be out to ease the installation.


Have not had it done yet, he's a few weeks backed up and I have just been to busy this summer to play with the car.

Sad thing is I have 1 hole the size of a quarter were a mouse got in years ago ,in the rear panel .Other than that it would present as new.
153  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Need help with headliner, sail panels, and visor replacement vendors. on: June 28, 2014, 05:24:53 AM
I'm getting one from Bob Harris ,Camaro Specialties. You will actually speak to him (owner) when you call. Real nice guy ,heavily involved in the hobby and competitive prices.

154  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: June 28, 2014, 05:15:44 AM
No, don't have it. Growing up in Atlanta my first car was a 64 GTO 4 speed at 16. Bought it off a high school friend with a spun bearing for $125.00 in 1969. Had a mechanic friend fix it while I was pumping gas at the local Chevron across from my parents house during the summer. Got it all fixed up and got into a boat load of trouble with it and my dad took the keys and had the car shredded into little tiny pieces while I watched. My dad managed an aluminum plant and this car shredding plant for Max and Bobby London Inc, some old Navy friends. After seeing that my new job was running a pedestal crane 60 feet in the air dropping cars into that shredder. I was 17 that summer. Oh, I had one car explode when someone below didn't tell me the gas tank was still in it. What a bang. 


Back when kid's didn't call there Dad's bluff !  Sorry, not funny...but the story does make me chuckle!   good one
155  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: June 27, 2014, 08:06:13 PM
Nope--long gone. 1st car was an old 55 drag car minus motor and trans. Firewall was beat in for the big block. In today's world the body would be considered in pretty good shape. This was probably in 79 or 80. Rear side windows still had the Dragway 42 + trophy stickers. Traded a RM80 with a leaking case and a few hundred bucks saved up from mowing lawns , etc.. Picked up a 409, yup that's correct,  for real cheap.( the old guys used to say they couldn't take a rev) Big plus with the car was all the trim, bumpers and glass were in wonderful shape. Being 100% Hungarian sort makes me a Gypsy by birth right ,and there was $$ to be made in rolling the body and bleeding the parts out. I sat on the 409 a few years and turned a good buck on it. Many cars in and out of the driveway through high school, mostly from bad neighborhoods. A little love ,and off they went. Helped knowing guys in the "old school" parts stores Wink 

Got the Z from Dad in 89, my 1st love so to speak. Lots of not so fun jobs helping him in the garage, not always treasured moments...but great experience. This one was always pleasure, and still is.
156  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Frederick Nationals ... on: June 26, 2014, 07:59:17 AM
I was also very impressed with Larry's  (Scoop's) 68 Z28. It is one of the finest restored car's I've seen. Larry, I also enjoyed the time we spent visiting. Hope to see you soon! Fred

Beautiful car.
157  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z on: June 25, 2014, 10:53:44 AM
What's Jerry suppose to write ? For some reason it sort of irks me seeing people throwing names out there in descriptions that really have no relevance to the particular car being sold. What's next, " viewed by many on CRG ! "

Always curious to see what they go for ,I guess doesn't make mine any cheaper, all things considered.
158  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: June 25, 2014, 06:35:57 AM
Looks like you are coming along on your project Smiley I'm removing my sub frame and detailing this fall.

Did you end up going with the 496 rotating assembly for your big block ?
159  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it Worth..? on: June 23, 2014, 05:36:48 AM
Alright, missing a few still attainable items . Paint not OE color ,but on straight car, which is turn key btw. If top dollar on the market is mid 60's, and you are walking the fence on rolling it, I'm with TODD at mid 50's--maybe at a bottom line. Window shoppers will keep walking.

If I was buying, I see the 302 on the stand as a plus. You say the heads are on the 350 ?

I have turned down serious offers in the past ,certainly with no regrets.
160  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another 99K 69 Z/28 on: June 21, 2014, 12:01:12 PM
was welded in 68 also, why was that ?  Noticed it when I pulled my exhaust out of storage for pics. ( sloppy weld job BTY)


Beautiful car

Don't know why I was thinking wide ovals ,no coffee in me at the time.

Welded because in production it establishes positioning and it's one less part that needs to be fastened. Might not sound like much but at 57 units per hour it adds up.

On the N10 standard system the head pipes were also welded to the resonators but I believe that was an MVSS requirement. Something else that recently came to light is the original production configuration of the "bright metal" tailpipes. The LH tailpipe was the standard 1-pc pipe; the end of it polished raw steel/flash chromed. The RH pipe was 2 pc welded construction with the tip nickel/chrome. Several original systems still exist in this form.

Remember all this if you see a complete NOS exhaust system for big $. Might be NOS but service replacement components were not identical to parts used in production.



don't want to step over the thread, will send you a personal message--steve
161  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it Worth..? on: June 21, 2014, 11:56:48 AM
Plus column far exceeds negatives. Beautiful , straight car. Appears a nicely done clone with a few personal touches , but it's not. It's the real deal with the 302 sitting on a stand. And from what you say, not a bunch of after market sheet metal built around a vin tag.

I like your car quite a bit, but I'm a little partial to 68 Z's lol.

The cost of getting one to that level in primer alone?? From some of these barn finds?

If you are on the fence, set the bar high. It's the person who doesn't have one in the garage that may come off the long dollar.
162  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another 99K 69 Z/28 on: June 21, 2014, 09:24:41 AM
was welded in 68 also, why was that ?  Noticed it when I pulled my exhaust out of storage for pics. ( sloppy weld job BTY)


Beautiful car

Don't know why I was thinking wide ovals ,no coffee in me at the time.
163  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another 99K 69 Z/28 on: June 21, 2014, 08:00:49 AM
tires, did they change in 69 from the wide ovals used in 67 and 68 ?
164  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: OT - Talk about an insane price for a 'Cuda on: June 21, 2014, 05:28:59 AM
Cuda's are cool looking to me, similar proportions to the 69 Camaro. I am not a big convertible guy, but I would love to have a 70 AAR 4 speed.

I agree, they share lines.
165  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again... on: June 20, 2014, 05:23:31 PM
thanks , getting back to it this early fall
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