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And There It Goes...
« on: April 11, 2014, 06:18:42 PM »
...I will miss you, X22. Yes, this is the beginning of the Body Process. Mr. Birdwell (MRLS6) has it in his very capable hands and I have full faith and confidence that he will do my car justice. Praise the Lord that he was put in my life to do this special job. Thanks to Buenymayor for putting us together,  as MRLS6 did his car also. Wish me luck and updates will be coming as work progresses. Pic of my car leaving just an hour ago heading to Ft. Wayne, In.
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 06:57:09 PM »
Congrats buddy.  Im sure it will be beautiful (minus it being HO) once again.. ;D
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 06:59:51 PM »
The mudder tires is classic man....
Hey I will be out in Indiana in July, and possibly near fort Wayne for the big Auburn swap meet around Labor day. Maybe I can check in on your baby, give your body shop a better color than that drab orange .... :D
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 08:47:05 PM »
Bentley..  if bullitt wants to see your HO camaro..   'Make him PAY$$$$'...  :)
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 09:52:00 PM »
Good for you ,exciting!

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 11:43:08 PM »
Always hard to entrust something so cared about to someone else, but sure he will do a terrific job and you'll be back behind the wheel quicker than if you tried to do it all yourself!
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 02:20:15 AM »
We needed those tires this winter!!  You will be excited Bentley
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 02:46:33 AM »
 Thanks for all the encouragement. Glad I don't have to "go it" alone and have others who have been down this road. I've used those tires for "rollers" for about 40 years now. Always seem to hold air or maybe they are petrified. lol. I wish this guy would join the site. He is very knowledgeable although his expertise is with the Chevelle. I asked him a few key questions that only an enthusiast of the car would know, like where the trunk seal gap should be. He answered everything correctly. That is one reason I feel strongly that he will do a great job. Nothing that he looked at rust wise seemed to be a concern, He saw the car in person for the first time today and already gave a plan how he would go about the repairs. He indicated it would be this fall before completion. I know as things progress, I will become more and more eager and impatient. Can't wait to see progress pics as it takes shape. This has been a long time coming and I am ready to see it get done. It will be, of course, H.O. with black top and black D90 and black tail panel and rockers. No spoilers and XT 14x7 rims with dog dish caps and endura bumper. Thanks a ton CRG.
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2014, 06:39:49 AM »
SS hood or ZL2?
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2014, 09:38:37 AM »
Ahhhh... the journey begins. Rest easy, Dave will take care of the car. It'll be back home in better condition than it has been since it was built before you know it. Don't forget to post a link for everyone to see once he gets into your car. Congrats!!!

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2014, 11:44:09 AM »
SS hood or ZL2?

SS Bullitt...Of course, all things mentioned (color,stripes,etc.) are the way the car came (born with). I have been thinking to myself recently, what could I do to make the car stand out? I would like it to be a little more distinctive. Just too many "cookie cutter" H.O. cars out there to suit me. That is why I am not adding all the add ons you always see like spoilers or ralley wheels, ZL2 or gauges, you know what I mean. The reality is that I will be lucky just to get the car back together, much less add embellishments. But, I would like to hear from you guys about any ideas (realistic, serious and tasteful) you may have that I could consider to make the car unique or instantly recognizable.  I am thinking a day 2 look, with my traction bars, Sun tach, maybe a set of fat and skinny Cragars. I also like some of the Baldwin/Motion add ons. I do have a pair of NMW tow tabs. What are your thoughts, guys?
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2014, 04:22:58 PM »
I saw all the possible add ons. I think the car will be very distinctive with the SS hood and no spoilers. Now a days I can't remember seeing a car without the cowl hood and spoilers. Seems every 69 is running them these days. I think the 14" wheels with the endura bumper, that car is going to be one of a kind, and I think it will send the message to enthusiasts "this is the way cars came back then". My car doesn't have console gauges, and I will never add them, so good for you.

I also think a neat touch would be to add some original dealer license frames to your car. If you don't know the dealer you can pay for that report that will be available pretty soon. A dealer sticker in the back window or a local race track decal in one of the quarter windows would be a nice touch, and an easy adder. If you wanted to add traction bars or anything else, I would just do it a piece at a time after you have the car all together, because each change will change the look of the car yet again.
Just my 2 cents

(your car is going to look very unique, can't wait to see the finished product)
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 03:20:10 AM »

 That is why I am not adding all the add ons you always see like spoilers or ralley wheels, ZL2 or gauges, you know what I mean.


wait wait wait, are you trying to tell me not all 69 camaros were z/28, not buying it, all the ones ive seen for sale say their camaro is a 69 z/28 matching numbers lol

thinking a day 2 look, with my traction bars, Sun tach

ive always thought the day 2 look to would be very period correct, but i would add some torque thrust like available back in the day not the polished/chrome ones, as cookie cutter as it sounds

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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 03:22:06 AM »
like this
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2014, 03:26:14 AM »
those are good looking day 2 wheels. I have a set on my 66 Chevelle
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2014, 03:46:00 AM »
Aren't those the optional styled steel 14" rims for the SS?

lol, i posted the wrong pic, its updated now
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Re: And There It Goes...
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2014, 01:39:10 AM »
Aren't those the optional styled steel 14" rims for the SS?

lol, i posted the wrong pic, its updated now
Thanks Dave, Yea, that is what I am talking about, at least the B/M hood and traction bars. Just a little different.

Bullitt-Great idea on the license frames, but I am already ahead of you. I figured I would never know the selling dealer, but that will change soon at least ordering dealer with those docs coming available. There was a small Chev. Dealer, here, where I live, that went out of business around 1990? I acquired both a new Trunk/tail panel emblem and a metal license frame some time ago. It was called Owen Chevrolet.
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2014, 07:02:29 PM »
It has been a long time since I have had any progress updates to show. Since April this year my car has been in a body shop. After 7 months some progress is finally able to be shown. Click on the link for pics. http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/MrLS7/library/Bentley%20B%2069%20Camaro%20L78?sort=3&page=1#/user/MrLS7/library/Bentley%20B%2069%20Camaro%20L78?sort=3&page=1&_suid=141737393935906525380899181133
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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2014, 07:25:19 PM »
Glad to finally see some progress!!!
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2014, 08:54:30 PM »
Nice to see the L-78 on her way back. Bentley, will the shop break down the rust repair hours only, or all work together? I'm thinking about starting another post with this question so just wondering.
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2014, 09:58:31 PM »
Nice to see the L-78 on her way back. Bentley, will the shop break down the rust repair hours only, or all work together? I'm thinking about starting another post with this question so just wondering.
Pretty much agreed to an overall estimate when shop 1st saw what was needed and what I wanted. Intially a large payment in advance, with another installment due now and perhaps a lesser to settle up. I am trying to find out now if repair areas where as bad as thought or if it went easier. Seeing if I am ahead money wise and estimate was high initially. Probably will never really know as the price will be the same, regardless, I am sure. Car had it's issues being from the Midwest , but was not a hulk by a long stretch. Regardless, cost the same whether it is a pin hole or swiss cheese as whole panel ussually has to be replaced. I am not very experienced in estimating body work and felt somewhat at the mercy of the guy doing work.
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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2014, 10:05:49 PM »
Bentley, car is looking good, pictures look like he is doing it right. The green 69 they did turned out nice. George

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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2015, 01:29:29 AM »
Well, this is Round II. After disappointment from the first body guy, (see 1st post and, also the date of that post) and a period of desperation, I have finally found a person to work on my car. He is local and as of last night, the car is sitting in his shop. Hopefully, this thing can get back on track. I think 4 years of body shop hold up and robbery is enough. I was very close to giving up on the car and parting it out, seriously! But now, I am finding that small flame of enthusiasm for this car is starting to grow again and interest hopefully will come back in time. Look for some real progress pics in the near future.

I must also thank the many, here, that have been supportive, encouraging, understanding through their PMs.
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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2015, 01:44:08 AM »
Stop in the shop on a very regular basis. Over the years I've learned trying to be descent sometimes don't get the job done. Unfortunately, at times, you gotta be a **!@.

Shops should not require a hefty down payment. They got your car and can roll it if you don't pay the bill.

Have Austin forward my PM to you.


I've farmed a few things out to get restored for the Z. Cook is wonderful. Hands down.

CHP was very patient with me as I probably called weekly, but he gets it. First time sending parts out.

BrakeBoosters, wonderful. He called me. And it was only a few items.

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« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2015, 02:41:05 AM »
Ahh the news I have been waiting for, Bentleys camaro has found a shop...thats great.

I talked to like 6 shops in Ohio and they were all ready to go until they heard it was to be painted Orange.....then they all bailed out... ;D

(we can joke about it now right?) ;)
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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2015, 03:35:53 AM »
Not just anyone can paint that beautiful 'Hugger Orange', nor deserves to....   Bentley is so very fortunate that he found one that qualifies on both counts!!  .. :)
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2015, 11:38:03 AM »
Congrats buddy...  Glad to hear it.
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« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2015, 04:07:21 AM »
That's great news Buddy  :)  glad to hear !  Looking forward to some progress  :D
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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2015, 12:32:32 PM »
That's great Bentley that you're back after it! Where is the work getting done? I would like to see his work and maybe discuss my car with him.i've picked up a 69 DZ motor , block and intake only, and not sure what I'm going to do with it other than list it on here in hopes of reuniting it with its home car. Take care and continue to update with pics.
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« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2015, 12:51:51 PM »
Good luck Bentley! Here's to a great ending. I hope he's able to give you some fairly speedy updates. Now you're probably going to pass me lol, but seriously, glad to see it's in what I'm sure are capable hands.
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« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2015, 01:23:44 PM »
Good luck Bentley! Here's to a great ending. I hope he's able to give you some fairly speedy updates. Now you're probably going to pass me lol, but seriously, glad to see it's in what I'm sure are capable hands.
Dave, Setting a goal right now and hoping we both can have our H.O.s done by next fall, in time to celebrate 50 years of the Camaro, yeah!
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« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2015, 01:46:10 PM »
Good luck Bentley! Here's to a great ending. I hope he's able to give you some fairly speedy updates. Now you're probably going to pass me lol, but seriously, glad to see it's in what I'm sure are capable hands.
Dave, Setting a goal right now and hoping we both can have our H.O.s done by next fall, in time to celebrate 50 years of the Camaro, yeah!
Nice! My plans are to have it running and driving in a nice coat of primer by spring. We'll see about final paint lol...
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