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316  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: No April Fools Cars? on: April 04, 2014, 10:25:25 AM
Gardener Mass., done, ready to drop or finish as is.....just look at the quality of work: Surprised this one also doesn't have Z/28 attached to the title, makes it a rare one ! Cheesy
317  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hmmm, "complete bumber to bumber" restored 69 Z on: March 29, 2014, 08:39:26 AM
well, read the warranty/disclaimer---philly lawyer.
318  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 26 year resto on: March 29, 2014, 08:07:04 AM
Sooo... glad I kept the color. You guys are really reinforcing it with finished cars.
319  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hmmm, "complete bumber to bumber" restored 69 Z on: March 29, 2014, 08:02:05 AM
May just be wishful thinking on the bidding. I don't follow the pricing on the 69's, but pretty sure the value on this one is  a bit north.

320  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: tank restoration on: March 29, 2014, 07:43:41 AM
Pretty sure it was always bring your checkbook ( or wallet for the hottie , lol ) Anything of beauty tends to be a little high maintenance Cheesy



I do know the older we all get ,the better-faster-stronger we all were !  correct? Wink
321  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: tank restoration on: March 28, 2014, 04:23:57 PM
Off topic but the original owner told me he removed the pump and plugged the exhaust manifolds (still in them) the day he picked the car up....in the lot. He also had the dealer install a few items (on my shelves) So who is to say what took place before delivery except the one who picked it up.

Goes as far as another old post of mine. Guy's dad worked in a dealership so he had a special order SS Chevelle delivered without the 396 but ordered a 427 and installed it at the dealership. I was a little kid when I first heard the story, and witnessed a few heated debates over it. He still owns it, had no reason lie. If anything, at the time he wanted the car a sleeper.

But, I understand a very definite line between how it rolled out of the factory, and rolled out of the dealership.
322  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: tank restoration on: March 28, 2014, 03:52:24 PM
Matter of opinion I suppose. Used to like the tanks blacked out ,now I like the detail. In the debate ,nothing says the dealer didn't do it to spice it up a bit ,just a thought.
323  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans-Am cheating fact or fiction ??? on: March 28, 2014, 03:44:11 PM
I'm amazed with the displacement test---never would have guessed. Holds true no replacement for displacement, what an advantage that would have been. Good reading.
324  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 26 year resto on: March 27, 2014, 09:38:09 PM
Chick, some may call it gloating ,I call it sharing. Love to see some pics on the other bowties in you collection. Pretty sure everybody feels the same. I enjoy looking at others cars here ,in any stage. Really nice seeing his Ash Gold 68 on display.
325  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another Tire Question on: March 27, 2014, 09:25:15 PM
Little rake looks good, I like more tire in the back--anyway my cars in the shop ,when I see it I'll send you the size. I too wanted the closest match to E 70 15's in the front but don't remember off hand what I purchased--long time ago.
326  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 26 year resto on: March 27, 2014, 06:18:57 PM
Should be home late spring--I was in no hurry transporting it in this nasty weather. I'll get some nice trailer shots ! Sort of a side shop project for my buddy...so when he gets to it I honestly said I'm fine with it ,to him after 40 hour weeks of collision work ,he's really loving doing weekends on  his passion. It's ready for the booth but waiting for the weather to break.


Color ,I'd say around 24 years ago I was at a Super Chevy meet running the car. Guy came out of the stands to the pits telling me he was in the middle of doing a Camaro and loved the color and where I got it from. Told him from the factory and gave him the code...also said I really didn't like it. He chuckled ,disagreed and thanked me.

I've only recently seen one this color in person. Sold at an estate sale original, well minus 396 , VGC (damn I should have went and bought it !!) cheap.

The years make them look a little light olive drab IMO ,even back in 76. But fresh , very nice indeed. Wonderful job.
327  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 26 year resto on: March 27, 2014, 05:27:15 PM
Have to throw this one in... this was taken 26 years ago when I completed most of the restoration on a back patio of a house I was renting while in the military.  My son (pictured) now has 4 kids of his own...  Man... seems like yesterday!

YUP !

Car looks great ,gets me pumped on getting mine home. Preaching to the choir, but were you amazed how much nicer the fresh Ash Gold looked ! I've been undecided for years on color and finally settled on keeping it GG. Been joking after all this , car's going to just look the same. Wrong I am. As beautiful as your car looks in the pics ,bet it doesn't do it justice.  We took a panel out for some sunlight to hit it and the color just pops.
328  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: tank restoration on: March 27, 2014, 10:09:38 AM
Uggg...undercoat scraping brings back horrible memories of what I was doing last year ! After the first 40 hours ,the thrill was long gone. And that was working under a lift.
329  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hmmm, "complete bumber to bumber" restored 69 Z on: March 27, 2014, 10:02:43 AM
I try hard not to pick people's work apart, but, if it's built for profit....all bets are off. I'd like to see shots when the car was completely stripped to bare metal. A lot of chassis prep was ignored underneath and just sprayed over black. Receipts:engine, trans ,rearend. Car should have a file, both digital and paper. Car looks pretty but when obvious areas where attention to detail should be pursued ,and are ignored, it makes you start to wonder what's under the Lemans Blue and Chevy Orange. That being said, and if a truly interested buyer was looking at the car, and if the above mentioned could be verified, many good points on the car. For an honest price ,not difficult areas to correct . If you got the cash in the first place. LOL
330  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans-Am cheating fact or fiction ??? on: March 27, 2014, 09:26:16 AM
Roll cage for additional fuel....I think dangerous would be a good term to use.

There's a chassis builder in the area who at one time worked for Mickey Thompson. He was telling me many of what would be considered obvious rules  came about for driver safety.  Because of "cheating" which resulted in fatalities. . True story: a big name from the 60's who was very competitive in the gasser class , pre funny  car , used swing set tubing to shave weight for his cage. Very lucky man who lived to write about it.
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