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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / ring and pinion date code on: July 05, 2014, 08:23:13 PM
Where are the date codes located ? End of the part number ? eg: 2 68 ? 
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Farewell And The Best For Ed! on: July 05, 2014, 03:31:43 PM
Thank you for getting my #'s in the data base....was sending them out to you as fast as I could take a pic. Very reassuring on my end, not to mention the one part you caught....there was a mix up. Made it's way into the Camaro parts ,correct one in storage at my Dad's, earmarked for swap meet no less ,whew.  I believe it got mis- labeled when we were building and moving. 17 years ago. Never dawned on me it was incorrect, even after reading ,thanks again, Steve.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday 69Z28 on: July 01, 2014, 10:54:48 PM
Digging those pants Cheesy  12 1/2 years behind you !   Hey ,were those Tough Skins ?
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: June 29, 2014, 06:41:05 PM
My 1st car was a '65 Chevelle with 230 and a power glide. I bought it just before I turned 16 in July of  '94 (most of my friends didn't understand why I would want an "old" car). I drove the car through the summer and fall. When winter came my father couldn't bear the thought of me driving it and offered to buy it with the option of me buying it back at anytime for the same price. I took him up on the offer as I found a '77 short bed 4X4 with a 400ci engine it for the same price.  To this day my father enjoys driving the car and really likes to see people's reactions to a 6 cylinder in the engine bay at cruise night. While I currently don't own my 1st car, it's in good hands and will most likely be mine again someday.

Good story !  Talk about win/win.  Pretty smart of your Dad, all in all probably had more fun with the truck. Sort of along the same lines...winter was coming and my dad talked me into getting rid of a 68 GTO convertible I bought ( something how cheap they were back then ,think I paid around 1800.00 for it) and bought a 78 CJ5....way more fun. Great days, was going through cars like girlfriends  LOL.
35  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.
36  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.
37  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.

38  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
39  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.
40  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.
41  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.
42  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 ?
43  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.
44  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
45  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.
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