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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 1969 RS Back up light question on: January 26, 2014, 04:31:25 PM
If someone wouldn't mind helping me locate this it would help out a lot. My Uncle and I cut out the spot for the Rally Sport back up lights in the tail pan today. We used the template I purchased and test fit the lights and they look great.

Here's where I need help. We need to drill the hole that's located in the trunk area (near tail pan) that the pig tail and gromment goes through. In the AIM manual it shows where the back up lights go and it also shows the back up light assembly and pigtail going through the trunk pan but it does not give a precise location where to cut the hole nor the diameter. If any of you guys with Rally sports wouldn't mind helping me out with pictures and possibly the hole diameter that would be a huge help!

Thanks Tommy
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 Z/28 Leaf Springs on: January 16, 2014, 02:04:14 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'm going to have to figure out if my springs need re arched.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 1969 Z/28 Leaf Springs on: January 15, 2014, 01:29:13 PM
Can someone tell me the best way to get my Z/28's leaf springs to look new again. I was going to sandblast them. After that what would you guys recommend? I know they are supposed to be a natural metal color.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rally Wheels on: December 27, 2013, 10:18:06 PM
Thanks John I appreciate the info.
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Rally Wheels on: December 27, 2013, 03:01:18 PM
Alright guys if this topic has been visited I apologize but I've gotten into a debate with My Dad and Uncle about the color of the back side of the Rally Wheels on my Z/28. They said they are supposed to be Gray, and Silver on the front side. If I read the Revised edition of the Definitive Book correctly it states semi gloss on the back side. Anyone have any input...
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby on: December 16, 2013, 01:20:38 PM
It was in camaros.net. He said he didn't get many offers on it. So does that say anything for a rotisserie restored, highly optioned numbers matching minus engine COPO as far as the prices go?

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h443/tbryson117/Mobile%20Uploads/image-4.jpg
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h443/tbryson117/Mobile%20Uploads/image-3.jpg
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h443/tbryson117/Mobile%20Uploads/image-2.jpg

I wanted his car so bad. From the pictures you can see why
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby on: December 16, 2013, 10:07:06 AM
As far as me making my Z/28 into a Rally-Z I'm going all the way that it's going to be near impossible to be said otherwise. We are cutting the hole in the fire wall for the vacuum line, it already had RS fenders with tabs, buying the rear tail lamp template to cut out the back up lights, RS inner fenders, etc. I'm doing it all the way. If there's anything I missed someone message me please.  The car is going to be with me for the long haul. As far as giving it to one of my kids...the way I see it I'm 27 now and my wife and I haven't even started yet. By the time my kids would be old enough I doubt they would have much interest in a then 60ish year old car that's not easy to drive. Who knows what we all will be driving 20 years from now.
I wanted to buy my Uncles 69 COPO very bad but the thing that was weighing in my mind was would it be worth the 80k I spent on it 50 years from now? 
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby on: December 15, 2013, 05:52:13 PM
I agree with everything you said, I'm going to make the car the way I remember it and the way the pictures show.  I can't wait to take a picture in front of my completed Rally-Z now that I'm old (27).
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby on: December 15, 2013, 05:17:01 PM
So I feel like I can weigh in on this as it looks like so far I am the youngest one here. Being that I'm only 27 I must say that I'm into this because I literally grew up with it and racing. Like I said in previous posts my Dad had a 1969 Daytona Yellow Rally-Z. Now that I'm a little older I wanted ken myself. I've thought about that car so much and it has been brought up many times over the heads about how nice a car it could of been if it was done better. Well now that I found a true Daytona Yellow (X-33) car I'm going it make it look exactly like my Dad's did roughly 24 years ago.

Some people say don't make  a z/28 into a Rally-Z but for me it's what I've always thought about and what I remember. I will never get rid of my car so resale value is not that important to me. Plus I've had many conversations with my Dad and Uncle about wether these cars are even going to be worth anything 30-40 years from now. Here's a few examples why... who can afford them? I busted my butt to get a rolling body (X-33). It wasn't exactly cheap by any means. My wife will never be able to drive a non power steering, 4-speed car. Driving my Uncles Copo with no power steering and 4-speed wasn't a walk in the park but to me it was fun. Can't say anyone else I know considers "Driving" a car fun.

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h443/tbryson117/Mobile%20Uploads/70019486-fee0-4815-acec-a3c48036167b.jpg
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h443/tbryson117/Mobile%20Uploads/70019486-fee0-4815-acec-a3c48036167b.jpg

These pictures are now 24 years old. Man time flys!
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z/28 (X-33) Trim Tag on: November 12, 2013, 03:15:00 PM
Thanks. It's a work in progress. We have it on the rotisserie now and it's getting a new drivers (rear) floor pan, toe board and trunk fillers and then off to paint.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rotisserie on: October 07, 2013, 05:20:37 AM
It is an accessible systems rotisserie. I ended up buying new after an unsuccessful search for a used one.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rotisserie on: October 06, 2013, 03:07:53 PM
Never restored one in my garage, usually at my uncle's house. The garage gets cleaned regularly, I guess I have OCD.

Driver's rear floor pan. When I got the car it was just laid in there and had a few welds and they sealed her up with some good ol expanding foam. "Quality work in my opinion".


Drivers toe board had a replacement toe baord just laid right on top of it till I pried it out in 5 mins.


The best for last...The car has had quarters put on it and if you were to go to all that trouble why would you not replace the trunk fillers??



Coolest thing I found when cleaning out the interior

28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rotisserie on: October 06, 2013, 01:41:58 PM
After a little bit of a battle we got the Z/28 up on the rotisserie. Now to figure out the balance bolts



29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: DZ302 scam block? on: September 28, 2013, 05:30:20 AM
Thanks Kurt, I didn't think it looked right. Back to searching for a real one.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: DZ302 scam block? on: September 27, 2013, 07:58:34 PM
No not in Tennessee
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