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Restoration / Re: Interior restoration
« Last post by SgtHawkUSMC on Today at 05:20:35 PM »
Agree ACC is the route to go but buy the heavy version (yes they have a second type) and it has more backing and lays out nicer. I have ACC in our 68Z restoration....
I heard the same thing after ordering mine. I went without the mass backing because I was going with sound deadener. My understanding is that wouldn't matter and you should still get the mass backing. Luckily I'm still happy with mine...

That carpet looks nice Dave. I don't know why I don't think to ask these same questions. I've ordered my new carpet from Rick's and I hope I'm not disappointed.
Thanks a lot. Rick's is just a re-seller like the rest of them. Do you know what brand they're sending you?
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Restoration / Re: Interior restoration
« Last post by abiddle on Today at 05:01:07 PM »
That carpet looks nice Dave. I don't know why I don't think to ask these same questions. I've ordered my new carpet from Rick's and I hope I'm not disappointed.
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Restoration / Re: Interior restoration
« Last post by 68camaroz28 on Today at 04:57:57 PM »
Who makes the best interior floor carpet and standard front door panels for a restoration. Early built (Oct 1968) 1969 Z28 with 711 black interior. I have the original two piece carpet, a little worn, would like to replace. My standard door panels also are original, but the original owner installed speakers in the door panel.

Thanks.
Have your original door panes re-done by Al Knoch Interiors. They will re-use the metal part which will enhance fit. Year One only sells carpet made by someone else as does Heartbeat who sells PUK door panels I believe. I only bring that up as your asking who makes the best and neither of them make those products.  Agree ACC is the route to go but buy the heavy version (yes they have a second type) and it has more backing and lays out nicer. I have ACC in our 68Z restoration....
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General Discussion / Re: 67 pace car & 68 Z28
« Last post by abiddle on Today at 04:56:47 PM »
I'm interested in the 71 396 he's listed. Am I allowed to talk about a 2nd gen here?  ;) But I think his price is pretty steep. Is or has anyone seen these cars in person?
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Restoration / Re: Interior restoration
« Last post by SgtHawkUSMC on Today at 04:54:29 PM »
I went with ACC after doing a lot of research. I didnít have to trim the sides. They fit perfectly from the get go. Of course you need to trim a few spots like by the kick panels though. Check out RockAuto.com. They were the best price. John ($vegas69) over on Camaros.net had a code for something like $20 off too.
Hereís a couple shots of mine:






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I'm currently watching an auction for a CV-746C PCV valve.....one of the earlier ones made around 1968.  BIN only $995.00.  I had a chance to get one for appx. $200.00 a couple of years ago but missed the auction by 30 seconds.  Bummer :'(

     

   

There was another in an auction right before (and during) this auction - B-I-N for $1200.00.

I thought I might bid on this one because it was cheaper -

Regards,
Steve
I paid $120 for a correct machined valve back 5 or so years back and thought I was crazy then but could make money on it now but its in the 68Z. After showing/judging maybe take it out and sell it. LOL
Bottom line, the bar for restoration has been raised significantly and all kinds of brackets and small what used to be nickel stuff can bring over a hundred to several hundred.
And the NOS hardware thing which is AMK purchased hardware is something else as aforementioned.
As Mike said, things have gotten out of hand especially with internal items. I should have sold my GM boxed lifters and other internal parts and used quality replacements.
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Originality / Re: Hurst blower motor cage ?
« Last post by SgtHawkUSMC on Today at 04:33:23 PM »
That is Hurst. Has the shifter through the H.
Good call. I was wondering about that.
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Restoration / Re: The High $cost of restoration... $135 plastic strap?????
« Last post by X33RS on Today at 04:27:36 PM »
I never make money either, but I do know a guy that does this with golf clubs.  He buys them cheap at yard sales and then ebays them for 3-4 times the amount.  He's been doing that for years.  Of course like anything else, just as you said Steve, you have to know what you're looking at.
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One can make a living on ebay alone if you know what you are looking at. I always seem to lose money.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Bulkhead Numbers and Letters ?
« Last post by dale_z28 on Today at 04:22:06 PM »
Note the Murphy's law effect: Of the two characters, the one you really need to see is the "3". So guess which one is clear: the "X". The "3" is the one that's faded/hard to see.
Oh, believe me, Ol' Murph and I go waaaaay back!
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