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« on: May 05, 2014, 04:01:40 PM »

Nice rides ,owners want to expand about them a little ?
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 07:39:35 PM »

OK.  Will do.

I have the Rallye Green 69 Z/28 on the far right.  It was in the Camaro Nationals Bowtie class last year and this year it will be in the Legends class.  Iím hoping it does well and I really want to thank all of the folks on this site who gave me a tremendous amount of help. 

I am the 9th owner of the Z, and Iíve talked to all of the former owners except for one.

Almost all of the former owners were Air Force mechanics and some are Vietnam vets.  Three of the former owners, Alfred, Larry and Jack are going to the 2014 Camaro Nationals.  It is going to be awesome for me to get their pictures with their former car.

Alfred bought the car in 1969 and this is Alfred with the Z in 1969 at at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. I really like all the daily drivers in the background of this picture.


Larry bought the car at Shepard AFB in 1974.  He went to the Camaro Nationals last year and is going again this year. 
The picture on the front page of the CRG has Larry in the drivers seat at the Camaro Nationals. 


Jack bought the car in 1976 and had the car for 35 years. 
Picture of the Z when Jack was at Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls, Texas in 1976.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 08:00:29 PM »

Very cool, my favorite when you can display a pictorial history. Car looks like it always stayed clean over the years. Any "dark ages" in it's history, or always so well kept ?
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 08:17:41 PM »

It was fairly well kept but had some dents from a few fender benders.  About 1/3 of the car had been repainted.  Before I bought it, it was kept for about 10 years next to the ocean in Florida.  I think that the salt water was turning some areas on the body, like the dash panel, into swiss cheese.

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 08:19:11 PM »

Great history, David.

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I really like all the daily drivers in the background of this picture.

Not a foreign car in the bunch.  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 08:38:43 PM »

Thanks guys!!!

Alfred had sent me a few more 1969 pictures of the car.  He took the car to California for a while and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He said it was real cloudy some mornings so he put fog lights on the car.  I have the fog lights out in my shed right now.











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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 09:04:36 PM »

Great stuff and good luck at the nationals!
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 09:06:44 PM »


"Alfred had sent me a few more 1969 pictures of the car.  He took the car to California for a while and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He said it was real cloudy some mornings so he put fog lights on the car.  I have the fog lights out in my shed right now."

AND the infamous MUD FLAPS!!
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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 10:43:55 PM »

..... 
AND the infamous MUD FLAPS!!

Smiley   SMIRK.... Smiley       Man how nice those lower rear quarters are...    after 45 years..  Smiley
(the smirk is for Bullitt because he is SO envious..  wishing HE had a set of the 'quarter protectors' on his garnet red'.. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2014, 10:48:37 PM »

 Cheesy
maybe the ones that were on my car protected it some...

How about that 67 on the home page and that dual turbo set up??

Will the owner give us some info please
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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2014, 10:56:53 PM »

Great story and GREAT pics DavidS. Could you PM me about how the dash was repaired and the VIN tag, since mine is going through the "treatment", I'd like to know any pointers? Wink
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1969 307 4spd. coupe Daytona Yellow 711 bought in 85
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2014, 08:47:02 AM »

Great pics from 1969.  I do have a question on why your Z/28 has a black grill.  The reason I ask is that I also have a black grill.  I haven't figured out if mine was replaced at some point, but old pics of mine back to 87 show a black grill.  I just figured the silver one was replaced at some point.  Your pics are from 1969 and show a black grill.... did dealers install different color grills in some cases??   Puzzling. 
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2014, 09:09:06 AM »

Great story and GREAT pics DavidS. Could you PM me about how the dash was repaired and the VIN tag, since mine is going through the "treatment", I'd like to know any pointers? Wink
At first I tried buying a complete original dash panel, but that didn't work out so well.  See here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9088.0

The VIN tag area didn't have problems and the shop that I had the car restored at always kept as much original sheet metal as they could. They cut up reproduction sheet metal and welded it in.

Great pics from 1969.  I do have a question on why your Z/28 has a black grill.  The reason I ask is that I also have a black grill.  I haven't figured out if mine was replaced at some point, but old pics of mine back to 87 show a black grill.  I just figured the silver one was replaced at some point.  Your pics are from 1969 and show a black grill.... did dealers install different color grills in some cases??   Puzzling.  
The black grill was painted on.  It was coming off in a bunch of places when I bought the car and you could see the argent silver under the black paint.  Maybe if you try chipping yours off a little, you will see argent silver underneath?
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