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Mild Modifications / Side Exhaust on my 69
« on: April 25, 2013, 02:48:24 AM »
Back in 69 I bought my Hugger Orange Camaro new and I installed 67 Vette side exhaust.  Many yeras later I find out thats what Baldwin Motion did to some of its cars. Back then no one had pipe benders so I used sold flexable pipe and welded it all together, I want to do that now to my 350 Camaro.
1 question is can I install shorty headers on a non powere steering 4 speed car?
2nd is what size 2" or 2.5" exhaust
3rd anyone here ever done this before?

Restoration / License plate light Q's
« on: April 22, 2013, 08:46:48 PM »
Today after removing the bumper, I noticed that the License plate light was not connected to anythng? Plus its so far gone its beyond saving. Which wire in the rear harness does it get connected too?

Restoration / Grill questions
« on: April 22, 2013, 08:43:55 PM »
I like the solid black grill surround look. That said #1 is it painted or is it just black plastic. If painted and the egg crate section is now black plastic should the stainless trim also get painted and I gather the black paint should be a flat of satin black to match the non painted egg crate? I have seen so many variations I am just not sure. I see in the " Ground Up" catalog the whole unit is either black or silver plastic with a stainless trim. Plus do the new stainless screws get painted?  What do you guys recomend

Restoration / Restoration/ vs preservation
« on: April 13, 2013, 03:52:23 AM »
1st let me say that for the last 15+yrs I have been a national Rolls Royce and Bentley judge plus Ihave a successful building restoration co and.  a car restorer. That all said I have lots of personal opinions on this subject and you ad car owners can do whatever you wantanf thats ok too. So here I go.
In my opinion taking any car and replac sding most items is not restoration but a rebuild. Keeping the car as origional as possible when posible is really preservatipn. I have seen a 1959 rolls silver cloud in perfect irigional conditional. The owner ordered it drove it a few months and died his friend bought it and kept iy mai.tained in perfect co.ditional all these years but nit driven much. Then I see cars driven maintained fir 40 50 years in perfect condition just repairig what needd done.
With this in mind we all tend to over rebuild/restore these cars.
I am very impressed with this site and your dedacation to trying to do the right thing. You all have been and continue to be very helpful to all who ask and thats what this hobby us all about.
Remember we do not own anything we,are just the current caretakers of them and some day they will all have different owners so tread lightly.

Restoration / Trunk specifics
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:02:55 PM »
In a 69 trunk, where the floor meets in inner quarter panel there is a appox 1/2" gap was that always like that or does seam filler go there before spraying the trunk floor?

Restoration / Top of cowl paint color line
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:03:19 PM »
1969 I see many camoros where the firewall black runs along the top of th cowl and then back to under the windshield in the fender corner tops and others where its all the body color. Which is correct?

Originality / Z-28 fender emblems.
« on: March 25, 2013, 04:06:16 PM »
If I remove the 2 non stock Z-28 fender emblems will the proper "350" mount in the same holes? Im guessing the Z has a higher tab on the letter Z which makes a 3rd hole that id have to fill in and repaint!

Originality / Hood Insulation
« on: March 25, 2013, 04:03:26 PM »
What determined the underside hood insulation? Did it come into play when a specific option or engine size was picked?

Restoration / window washers
« on: March 22, 2013, 11:54:57 AM »
Were window washers standard on all 69's as mine has no signs of ever having any.

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