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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / N34 Rosewood Question? on: July 18, 2014, 04:32:52 PM
I have the chance to buy a mint rosewood that has been in storage for more than 35 years.  My question is, how much variation can be in the color of the rosewood rim?  The owner says that the rim has a very distinct pinkish tint!  I was just curious if they were more of a pinkish - orange color when new?  All other factors of this wheel are correct to a N34 wheel.  I know there is NO chance that this is a repop!  I have not seen this wheel yet, but need to be able to buy when I have the chance.   Do they all need to look like the examples in Ed's steering wheel section?  JohnZ and Ed, please give your opinion.

Thanks,
Bryan
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro Deluxe Seat Belt Buckles on: July 01, 2014, 03:33:37 PM
If you need black belts, I know of a few places that have complete belts and buckles, singles or sets.  Please email me and I will tell you the sources and locations.  My email is in my personal page, click bryan302.

Bryan
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro Deluxe Seat Belt Buckles on: July 01, 2014, 12:59:50 AM
The Parts Place in Chicago, and OER reproductions, and Heartbeat City.  Ebay is also full of them.  From what I have seen of them, they are close in appearance.  The examples that I have seen were more of a chrome finish.  I don't know if they make the original brush finish or not. 

Bryan
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Purpose of this bracket?? on: June 27, 2014, 03:51:40 PM
Let's see what we come up with.

69Z28-RS        09C       NOR      Z28      Has Bracket
Hans L              ?         VN         ?         No Bracket
69 Z28             ?          ?           Z28     Has Bracket
Bryan302         05A       NOR      Z28      No Bracket
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original Black Primer Underside of Body 69 Z/28's on: June 23, 2014, 03:55:25 PM
Thanks Bill, Mark, and John.  This was exactly what I was looking for.  Those sources for modern brands of primers and the steps of application.  Lately, I have noticed several restored Z's with mostly grey sealer on the under side.  Of course, they would be black down the firewall, and starting under the bottom to roughly the rear of the bell housing, and then grey sealer from there on back, and then the body color over spray on the sides.  John, Was there any differences in "the way the plant did it" in any other time period, or was Bill and Gary's example "the standard" all the way through production? 

Thanks,
Bryan
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Original Black Primer Underside of Body 69 Z/28's on: June 23, 2014, 09:03:40 AM
What is the tough black primer / sealer being found on underside of Norwood body floor pans, especially on Z/28's?  It appears to be extremely tough and is applied directly to bare metal.  The grey primer / sealer or red oxide primer is applied over this, and all underside over spray.  What is this black primer that the factory used?  Can it be replicated and acquired in modern day body shop supplies?  What has been found to be the average coverage of this black primer on the underside floor pans? 

Thanks,
Bryan
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Muncie M21/M22 drain plugs (Points Judging Question) on: June 18, 2014, 03:48:04 PM
Thanks Hans, I will ask Jerry what he thinks, this weekend.  I don't know if this guy would want to let it be and take the possible points loss, or spend the money to get it plugged.  Thanks for you suggestion.  Bryan
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Muncie M21/M22 drain plugs (Points Judging Question) on: June 15, 2014, 11:27:40 PM
If a person has an original M21 in a 69 Z/28 with a code of say P9D17B, for example.  If the lower drain plug hole has been, or were to be drilled and tapped for the Lisle magnetic drain plug, for the ease of draining and particle collection purposes.  How many points would be lost for this modification on a 1000 point system?  Would the judges think this was minor or say that an M22 drain hole should not be in an M21?  Comments Please.

Thanks,
Bryan
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires? on: June 01, 2014, 10:00:45 PM
In that case, did striped tires quit at the end of 1967 Z/28 production, and Goodyear WT's start at the beginning of production of 1968 Z/28's?

Bryan
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Early 1968 Z/28 original tires? on: June 01, 2014, 08:11:43 PM
What original tires did early 1968 Z/28's have?  Is it possible for October, November, December 1967 built cars to have red or white stripe Goodyear E70-15's?  What is the earliest know Goodyear Wide Tread GT on a 1968 Z/28?

Thanks,

Bryan
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 29, 2014, 12:26:05 AM
Hi z28z11,

Just trying to learn more myself!  Would a pre X code car, such as yours, not be determined whether it was a pre X22 or X66 by being style trim group or not?  My example, An X77 did not have style trim, an X33 did.  Just because a car was earlier than the X code, did that mean the trim application was different?  It looks like to me, that if your car has style trim, it would be an early X22.  Just asking.

Thanks,
Bryan
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code? on: May 28, 2014, 11:53:40 PM
Thanks Jano,

Well, I finally caught on.  The first set of letters were throwing me off at first.  Thanks for your time and effort.  I'm going to make myself a pocket chart for swap meets.
Thanks again,
Bryan
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code? on: May 28, 2014, 03:46:25 PM
Hi Steve,

Here is the code off my WTGT tire.  It is JU05861.  JU for 69; 05 May?.  I'm sorta puzzled because of all numbers past JU.  I looked pretty close and they all appeared to be numbers.  Would is help or make it right if the 8 was a B.

Thanks,
Bryan
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code? on: May 28, 2014, 01:18:16 AM
Thanks Steve, Those charts help out a lot.  Would you please make the photo of the tire a little larger.  It would help me learn if I could compare the tire to the chart, and other tires.  Looks as if there will be a definite need for a pocket chart for the swap meets.  Thank you for your time and effort!

Bryan
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code? on: May 26, 2014, 11:34:47 PM
I would like to put an original WTGT back on my original YH spare wheel for show purposes only!  Please describe how to locate and decode the original date of a Wide Tread GT.  Please post a close up photo, if possible.  Is the date something the judges would count off for, if it were the wrong date for the car?  Is a repop for a spare accepted just as much as an original?

Thanks,
Bryan
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