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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Street Legal 69 A/S Camaro
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on June 28, 2016, 05:21:20 AM »
ExRacer:    Are you an Auburn grad or fan?  :)
lol- no, not much of a sports fan. I've always liked bright colors though, especially on cars. Blue was my original favorite, and then I switched to orange around 1990 or so. My first car, that I paid for with my own money was a 1969 Camaro standard coupe that I bought in 1986 for $400.00. Hotrod around that time had a "how to paint your own car" series and they listed some easy straight colors that were good for first time painters. The one I fell in love with was... Ford Grabber Blue, so that was what I painted my first 69. I was going to paint my current project grabber blue again because I absolutely love the color. Petty Blue or even Big Bad Blue would have worked too- but they were all stinkin' expensive (at lleast for my budget), so the paint store had this fleet orange color for cheap, so I went with that. But since I love blue too, I went ahead and did the lettering etc in blue.
probably more than you wanted to know...lol, but there you have it.

No problem..    we like the anecdotes and stories.. :)   ..  and your story is lots better than admitting to being an AU fan..  :)    j/K...
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Survivor Cars / Re: 69 Yenko Daytona Yellow original paint details
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on June 28, 2016, 05:18:55 AM »
Thanks James....  :)     that helps...
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Restoration / Re: Brake distribution valve - repair or replace ???
« Last post by DAVEN1256 on June 28, 2016, 02:23:11 AM »
OK, thanks for letting me know. I'll see if I can dig something up.

Dave
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Survivor Cars / Re: 69 Yenko Daytona Yellow original paint details
« Last post by firstgenaddict on June 28, 2016, 02:05:37 AM »
All 1969 Yenko's were 9561's and 9537's

NO RS YENKO's in 1969...

Gary,
The 9561 triggered an exception or modification of the L78.
There are sheets from GM showing the deleting of emblems and engine CUI call outs.
The reason they started with the L78 was it was the easiest way to get the correct suspension and other items, XT wheels etc.
The 9561 added the ZL2, L72, and HD 4.10 which also triggered HD cooling (curved neck radiator).
The 9537 added the 15" wheels and the 140 speedometer. 

As far as the lower black out goes... it would have only been an issue on the initial 50 cars as they were the only X66 coded Yenko's.
The remaining 150 cars were either X11 - lower blackout or X44 no lower blackout.

One could imagine if Fisher Norwood were the final assembly point then the first 50 may have received black grilles, however Chevrolet Norwood was the final assembly point and thus we are not faced with that quandary.
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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Street Legal 69 A/S Camaro
« Last post by exracer29 on June 27, 2016, 10:11:45 PM »
Here she is right before I sold it for $800 in 1990. It was a neat car- had some interesting options. Wish the internet had been around then so I could have more easily decoded the trim tab etc., but... Wish I had never sold it. Many hot rods have come and gone since, but none have brought me the joy that the first one did. I had initially thought about cloning it with my current build, but it would have been prohibitively expensive and I couldnt let the T/A clone escape me again.
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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Street Legal 69 A/S Camaro
« Last post by exracer29 on June 27, 2016, 09:49:37 PM »
ExRacer:    Are you an Auburn grad or fan?  :)
lol- no, not much of a sports fan. I've always liked bright colors though, especially on cars. Blue was my original favorite, and then I switched to orange around 1990 or so. My first car, that I paid for with my own money was a 1969 Camaro standard coupe that I bought in 1986 for $400.00. Hotrod around that time had a "how to paint your own car" series and they listed some easy straight colors that were good for first time painters. The one I fell in love with was... Ford Grabber Blue, so that was what I painted my first 69. I was going to paint my current project grabber blue again because I absolutely love the color. Petty Blue or even Big Bad Blue would have worked too- but they were all stinkin' expensive (at lleast for my budget), so the paint store had this fleet orange color for cheap, so I went with that. But since I love blue too, I went ahead and did the lettering etc in blue.
probably more than you wanted to know...lol, but there you have it.
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Restoration / Best type of paint for restoring 1968 Camaro Butternut Yellow
« Last post by gwp4 on June 27, 2016, 09:26:37 PM »
Hi fellow Camaro owners:

What is the best paint to use to restore a 1968 Camaro butternut yellow (original color)?  I currently have water-borne PPG yellow paint on the car with a clear coat.  It looks pretty good but seems to not quite match the acrylic butternut yellow manufactured by Dupont (shade lighter).  I'd like to make the car look as stock/original as possible.  Also, if I decide to have the car repainted with all the trim removed does anyone have a ballpark idea of what it may cost?   Many thanks.       

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Street Legal 69 A/S Camaro
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on June 27, 2016, 08:55:29 PM »
ExRacer:    Are you an Auburn grad or fan?  :)
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Survivor Cars / Re: 69 Yenko Daytona Yellow original paint details
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on June 27, 2016, 08:54:02 PM »
I'm confused too....  need some expert clear clarification... :)

1) Are ALL 1969 Yenko Camaros also COPO9561??  OR did Yenko convert some 69's totally themselves (as they did '67-68) before 9561 was initiated?

2) wasn't the COPO 9561 a 'mechanical modification' within the factory??  ie. installing the 427 engine?? and didn't the Yenko dealership perform the cosmetic modifications?? 

3)  If (2) is true, WHY would GM perform a special 'cosmetic' modification (ie. painting over the Fisher blackout on X66 cars)??
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