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« on: November 01, 2013, 07:39:25 PM »

Hello all...new to the site picked up a little gem to keep me busy over the winter months...well maybe a few Years but start over the winter. Local car, original owner,pop card included. Actually rode in this car in 1969, Sat in a garage since 1977 when I pulled her out. Great site and lots of knowledgeable folks hope to have a few questions in the future. First question is the back dash really card board and although solid, discolored and stained...refinish or replace?
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 11:14:01 PM »

If you're speaking of the rear package shelf, it is a card board type material; depending on your level of desired restoration, either replace it with NOS (they show up regularly on eBay - where I sold mine a couple of years' back), or purchase a quality repop, of which there are several manufacturers to choose from. Those things usually get pretty warped, stained and come apart - I don't know of anyone who could restore one. Be sure to get the one with the front padding attached, as originals were.

Great looking Z, by the way - gotta love those hidden gems and the resurrection from Garage Purgatory. Keep us all informed on your progress -

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Steve
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 10:07:13 AM »

Nice score. That looks like a really solid car to start with. Good luck with the project I will be following along with you.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 02:03:03 PM »

I agree, looks like a great solid car plus you have history with it. Wonderful combination. Post your pics and might as well doc your numbers as you go---everything. Not sure who keeps the data base on 69's ,someone should post shortly. I'm in the middle of mine with the thoughts " when it's done it's done "  Kid's in college so the Z is second priority. I can not think of a question you might have that is not posted here, have fun !
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 11:13:12 PM »

Very nice find, glad to know they're still out there. Great color too. Question - if that's original paint, that car would be great left as a survivor, far better than just another restored Camaro......
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 10:26:12 AM »

Started cleaning her up just to take inventory. The engine was pulled out in 1977 rebuilt and never put back in. All the parts where in a box or the trunk. Front glass cracked, frame in really nice shape a little surface rust and oil.Interior in really nice shape minus the dash pad that is not cracked but it seems over the years some kind of sticky goo dripped out of the cracked windshield and caused small bubbles all over. I'd love to keep as much of the original paint as possible the back wheel wells are the worst case scenario. If I cut it all out and tack in new sheet metal and repaint. Wouldn't it be hard then to keep the original patina look?
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 10:38:05 AM »

That is a great looking car..  To be honest I would clean the snot out of that thing, replace whatever absolutely needed to be replaced and keep it original..  Survivor cars are becoming harder and harder to come buy and to me are worth more to keep them as they were and preserve them..  Great project regardless!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 10:47:21 AM »

Her's a few pic's of the paint wiped down...Removed the seats little to no rust on floor boards... pic's coming soon.

Update: won't let me post pic's bigger then 400KB...more pic's after I get that sorted out.

Ordered a front end bushing kit and under the hood wiring harness today.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 11:36:05 AM »

I love it! Great to see a flat hood on it. Great collar combo
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2013, 11:44:05 AM »

Her's a few pic's of the paint wiped down...Removed the seats little to no rust on floor boards... pic's coming soon.

Update: won't let me post pic's bigger then 400KB...more pic's after I get that sorted out.

Ordered a front end bushing kit and under the hood wiring harness today.


Use photobucket to upload your pics & then link them here ..  It's free  & what I use.
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2013, 12:45:34 PM »

That is a great looking car..  To be honest I would clean the snot out of that thing, replace whatever absolutely needed to be replaced and keep it original..  Survivor cars are becoming harder and harder to come buy and to me are worth more to keep them as they were and preserve them..  Great project regardless!!
I agree, that is what I would do too.
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2013, 02:09:23 PM »

I have to toss in my 3 cents worth too! Smiley      Clean and Preserve the car, but don't restore... and take LOTS of photos of every detail to record the originality..
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2013, 03:37:26 PM »

seems over the years some kind of sticky goo dripped out of the cracked windshield and caused small bubbles all over.
I have a '69 that has stood since the early 70's when the PO quit racing it, and the dash pad has started to ooze a thick liquid, which looks very much like what your dash picture shows..... the original material has started to degrade and that is what is running down the vertical dash pad face:
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2013, 04:47:42 PM »

Darn , got tired of the imperfections and finally decided to pull the trigger on a paint job---guess I'm going to be stuck with "another" over restored ,low mileage ,numbers Z....

Seriously though , I have never seen the dashes weep. What kind of climate was the car stored in ?
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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2013, 06:03:11 AM »

I thought is was from the glass...the car was stored in an unheated garage, hot in the summer, cold in the winter...If I keep her as a survivor what do I do about the back wheel wells?
Here's a few photo bucket pic's. Thanks for the tip on photo bucket works a lot better.









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