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Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« Last post by BULLITT65 on December 08, 2018, 01:59:32 AM »
My Nana had more repairs in that car, than the previous 3 combined. I got the car with 60k, it did not make it past 100k. Broken motor mounts dragging exaust. It had the v6, but what a dog iMO. It got donated
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« Last post by z28z11 on December 08, 2018, 12:50:40 AM »
I don't know to many guys who would admit to owning a citation let alone ordering one...

I had a black '80 as a company vehicle, grey cloth interior. I think it was my first front wheel drive car, to be exact. Preceded by a '78 Malibu, followed by an '83 Caprice. First V6 I ever drove, as well.

Regards,
Steve
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General Discussion / Re: Horn Restoration
« Last post by m22mike on December 07, 2018, 11:58:05 PM »
Gary is the overwhelming choice for horns. Just got two back from him. He gets it.
Mike
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Restoration / Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« Last post by x66 714 on December 07, 2018, 11:09:34 PM »
Thanks for the kind words everybody.....Joe
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« Last post by william on December 07, 2018, 09:07:26 PM »
I had the Citation '81-'87 and put 100k on it. Had a few repairs but not much. My '85 Pontiac 6000STE, another story. Worst car I ever owned.

I believe several manufacturers do at least some build-to-stock. With limited color/trim selection and no more discrete options, not that risky. At one time Kia did that; a dealer told me they got whatever was sent. 
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on December 07, 2018, 08:35:32 PM »
I don't know to many guys who would admit to owning a citation let alone ordering one...
(My Nana bought one new, after owning a 69 skylark GS, 65 impala SS 4 speed, and a 56 bel air hardtop. Guess which one I got stuck with....lol

Actually the special model (Z/11?)  Note:  It was an 'X-11'  and it wasn't a bad car .... given the times and options...   :)
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on December 07, 2018, 08:34:11 PM »
Are you saying that Chevy may have installed ZL2 hoods on late production camaros (even if not ordered?) simply to trim down the inventory??   Are there documented examples of this happening?

No. Every car was built as ordered by the dealer unless certain equipment was no longer available. I ordered a 1981 Citation with swing-out rear windows and it arrived w/o as the option had been cancelled after the order was placed.
Hard to believe, but Chrysler once built cars on spec and stored them until a dealer agreed to take it, once reason they went bust.

Actually, I think probably every manufacturer has done that at one time or another..  to prevent big changes to their production levels.   In fact, I recall a number of years ago when even the Bowling Green corvette plant was stacking up Corvettes in their 'yard' because orders weren't keeping up with their production.   And I've seen news articles with photos of large lots filled with cars from other plants and manufacturers when demand slowed beyond the manufacturer's projections.   These situations generally lead to 'special incentives', or price reductions.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on December 07, 2018, 08:29:47 PM »
Well even though it is rough, it is the right color, 52 52 Garnet red.... ;D

Someone will purchase this dream.

My question is what's with the different stripe layout on the deck lid, (where the spoiler would have been)?

A repaint, and they laid down the stripes more narrow?

That seems obvious, doesn't it Austin?  :) :)
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« Last post by bcmiller on December 07, 2018, 08:19:46 PM »
I was ordering myself a new Silverado a while back (2018) and really wanted the mid size bed 6.5 ft. because that was what my other one had which is a kind of rare option. They made the order but later came back and said no more were being built for 2018 models. The 2019,s are not the same.

Check around, they are out there. I could have had one as a loaner, but instead got one with a regular bed with 30 miles on it (2018) as a loaner.  This was last month when they were repairing a bent push rod and a sticking lifter in my truck.
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Originality / Re: fuel hose
« Last post by Mike S on December 07, 2018, 08:09:40 PM »
 If you have a picture and know what the line OD is then based on that reference you can get an accurate estimate of the font sizes and go to places like rubberstamp.com to get a stamp made up. That is what I did for my PTB stamps (repro's are too large) as well as upper and lower radiator hoses (repro's have wrong numeric fonts).

Mike
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