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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« Last post by Sauron327 on Today at 03:15:27 AM »
Very nice, and the old school paint job to top it off. Not many drag cars with proven history left. Some would like to see it in its original paint scheme with drag history. I hand lettered and pinstriped this documented car which gained far more attention than if it was just a normally restored car. Two years on display in New York. Never would have hit the magazine as just another restored car.  https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1969-amc-hurst-rambler-scrambler-terrorized-northeast-dragstrips-1970s/?fbclid=IwAR1EALnonoi3BR4LT3m28L_MdiuYYFFif3a4XgJUR77HzSY3VCFU0ie09aE
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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« Last post by ZLP955 on Today at 03:15:15 AM »
OK, so time for a question: anyone care to speculate what size wheels and tires the car is running in those pictures? To me, the rear wheel opening lips look stock, so I think the mini-tubbing and lip flaring took place later when the repaint occurred.... thoughts?
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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« Last post by ZLP955 on Today at 03:08:30 AM »
Thanks to everyone for your positive comments!

As to how I found those pictures, I must offer sincere thanks to CRG member SMKZ28; I was about to turn in, when I had a quick read of his latest posts on the Trans-Am Camaro sub-forum, and noted his link to the Petersen/SEMA archive project here: https://archive.petersen.org/pages/home.php
So I headed over there and started searching, and after going through hundreds of pages trying various search keywords - BINGO!
I did end up sleeping (eventually) after finding those pictures in the early hours, I was tempted to wake my wife up to tell her the news, but although she's very supportive of my hobby, decided that might not be such a good idea...... reckon I slept with a smile though, because I couldn't get the grin off my face all the next day.
That archive site has heaps of excellent period photos, I have only just scratched the surface and the hunt for more continues - but it's captured and preserved a snapshot of such a wonderful period in car culture and history.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: New Reproduction Pilkington windshields
« Last post by Edgemontvillage on Today at 02:57:55 AM »
Thanks for the post Mike. Your theory on the current condition of the shading on your 67 LOS car’s windshield could be accurate. The link to the HBC windshield glass seems to be for their off-shore, and non-factory correct version which they poiitely caution as “not recommended for show cars” so likely not representative. The shading band on my former 4C Norwood car is a consistent blue and tapers off just above the AS1 mark. Would be very interested to see the Auto City glass and their etching work.
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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« Last post by BULLITT65 on Today at 02:55:26 AM »
Tim you are also lucky you got the license plates with it, since I don't see them on the car, in the "found in condition". Many guys hold onto the plates now, and do not include them in the sale of a car here in California.
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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« Last post by 68camaroz28 on Today at 02:53:01 AM »
James said it pretty good as did many others as in "how cool is this" to have pictures of your Camaro from back in the day when it was racing. How did you end up locating Tim? But no matter way to go and congratulations. I just had a friend telling me last week about a drag car back in the day when it was hitting the upper end (mph) the back of the hood would come up so air could pass thru to assist top end instead of the engine compartment acting as a wind stop. Again, congrats Tim!
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Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« Last post by Mike S on Today at 02:41:52 AM »
Hi Chick,

 Yes. I will get that done this week. I loaned my floor jack out and of course, I don't have it when I need it.

Mike
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General Discussion / Re: ZLP955 Racing BITD
« Last post by firstgenaddict on Today at 02:39:48 AM »
I like the early race trim... rear of the hood elevated with the VE3 and style trim...
AWESOME! WOW, SO FREAKING KILLER TO HAVE THOSE PHOTOS!!!! Congrats!

I have searched for photos on the internet and have found some really killer early corvette race photos from the 50's and early 60's along with some other neat pics... but to find ones of your own car, incredible... you must have thought it was a mirage...lol
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Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« Last post by 68camaroz28 on Today at 02:36:28 AM »
Mike, your vehicle to report tape width is that your LOS 67 survivor?
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Restoration / Re: Green fuel hose clamps
« Last post by 68camaroz28 on Today at 02:26:06 AM »
OK. I found a bag of those exact ones that I forgot I had.


Mike
LOL, yea bought a bag of them rascals years ago also so they must be still available from somewhere.
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