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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 19, 2014, 06:11:37 PM
Awesome car, truly something special.

Jim
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Got My '69RS Back From Paint and Body on: April 15, 2014, 08:20:55 PM
Its really beautiful.  A fine looking car.  They really did a good job!

Jim
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: March 03, 2014, 07:04:33 PM
That is rough news for you to hear.   Our prayers are with you.   Keep your spirits up.
 My beloved wife Kimberly is a cancer survivor of over 13 years.   It was pretty rough for her in the winter of 2000; surgery, chemo, radiation.   Thank God she recovered and is cancer free.    There is not a day that goes by that I do not thank God.

I will pray for you.      Jim
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: PACE CAR TROUBLES on: February 25, 2014, 04:30:14 PM
I feel sick for the guy too!   It looked line a fine car before the accident.   It reminds my of my sister coming home crying  when I was in my early 20's
"I've wrecked my 72 Nova, it's bad"  She wasn't hurt thank God, so we got in my car and drove into town. (The Nova had been driven to her friend's house)  I still recall coming down the street and thinking..............."what's wrong with that car?"   Long story short,she had lost control on a gravel road, hopped a ditch into a field, made a big U turn in some farmer's corn field and driven back to town.   The front frame was bent upwards so badly on the driver's side, the driver's side tire was barely touching the ground!  Dad and I  stripped it down (all the damage was cowl forward) new front frame, fenders, hood, grill, etc,  painted the whole car and all aligned properly, and drove great. 
This car definitely is a hard fix.   I'm hoping its rebuilt.   It is hard to see a 69 bent.  Jim
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And I Thought The Snow Was Bad...Now Ice on: February 05, 2014, 02:26:20 PM
Shoveling our sidewalks and cleaning our streets again this morning.    Thank God we didn't get the 9 inches of snow the weather forecast was predicting.
4 inches is plenty.    In all honesty though;  I can't complain, we haven't had much snow this winter, it has been pretty good so far.
Just counting the days until the arrival of spring rains, to wash the snow melt off of our streets, and.............our first drives in the Camaro's  of 2014.

Greetings to all Americans with ice and snow; from  snow covered Omaha, NE

Jim & Kimberly

6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: trim ring fit to rim on: January 31, 2014, 10:06:22 AM
My 69 (08C) had all 4 wheels with the outer clip trim rings  when I bought the car.  I purchased 4 new rings for it around 1975 or 76 from our local dealer; because a few were scratched or dented,  and the new trim rings were the 4 inner serrated clip  style. (We still have the original trim rings packed away with our spare parts)  The new style is a real pain to remove without damaging the  ring.
When we bought my wife's 69; it had replacement rally wheels(we found the original wheel covers in the trunk) , and all of the trim rings were the new style.
This sure is an interesting thread to follow.    Jim & Kimberly
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 25, 2014, 06:24:37 PM
When we pulled the engine/transmission  on my wife's car; for a rebuilding, we pushed it into an empty corner of a building my family owned.
I took my time rebuilding the engine; had a friend rebuild the transmission.    Just in the time it took to rebuild those, the under side of
her Camaro was home to many spider webs,  dust etc, that we had to clean off before reinstalling the engine/transmission.

Its always amazing to see a car labeled "barn find"; when the car looks really good.

Jim
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: chevrolet script on: January 14, 2014, 03:10:16 PM
As a  small boy watching my dad and his brother work on dad's 59 Impala.   His Impala had the Chevrolet painted on the valve covers;
and I recall thinking, "I wonder how they painted that on there, to look so good."

Jim
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Package Tray Paint on: January 12, 2014, 08:44:29 PM
My cousin's new 1969 SS never had suede on the rear window garnish moldings.   I remember it very well; we washed the car and the windows (inside and out) many times for rides in the car.   My 69 doesn't have it in the rear either; (its kind of a low gloss black)   or on the auxiliary speaker grill, and I've owned it for 38 years.

Some car's must have  received the suede treatment from  Charley's picture of his car.   It would be interesting to see someone research the subject.

Jim
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!! on: December 25, 2013, 12:14:26 PM
Thank you;  Merry Christmas to you and everyone else too!

Jim & Kimberly
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another ebay seller caught in a lie (Geez, now THERE'S a surprise!) on: December 22, 2013, 12:40:48 PM
My thoughts:  just when you think you've seen and heard it all,  something more amazing shows up!

Jim
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 28, 2013, 03:20:11 PM
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Jim & Kimberly Heier
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro deluxe door panels - Quality? on: November 02, 2013, 10:47:37 AM
How right you are Ko-le-tor.   It wouldn't shock me  to see someone  trying to sell a  full size Camaro  model :-)

Jim
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro deluxe door panels - Quality? on: November 01, 2013, 10:40:01 AM
The reproduction parts do not impress me;  it doesn't matter what it is, it is not as good as original.   My worst experience was:  I once had the idea it would be pretty cool to have "reproduction of original" belts on my 69.   Installed the water pump/alternator belt in my garage; warmed up the car, a short drive around town, and then checked the tension on the belt.    My wife came home and we went for a  drive out to the highway (and back)  the belt broke after 5 miles of highway driving.  It turns out the "reproduction" belt was made in china.   Now the 69 rolls along with a quality  made in the USA  belt, and no worries.    Jim
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 27, 2013, 12:32:51 PM
My cousin came back from the war and bought his new 69 Camaro; orange with white interior.   Dad and I drove over to see the  car; and it was really impressive,  it did not even have license plates on it yet.   We walked around the car from front to back and the smile on dad's face turned to a frown.
"why did you paint that ugly black paint on the back of a new car?"  Dad didn't like it.   "It came that way"   was the answer.   My recollection is that it was neither a bright gloss or a dull flat black.  Something in between; we always wondered why they selected that kind of paint for the tail panel.  I saw the car up
close a lot; the deal was.......
"wash and detail my car and I'll let you ride around in it with me."  So my younger cousin and I spent many  hours detailing that car out.  Good
memories.
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