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BULLITT65

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Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« on: June 19, 2014, 05:57:05 PM »
Well after 8 hours of dealing with airlines, arriving in Indianapolis at 1 am only to find out my reservation for a rental car was gone, and then driving 3 hours north, (with 4 kids in tow mind you) then got them dinner and into bed. I was able to go out shortly before midnight, and feast my eyes on my 69. I was there until about 4am, just messing around with the car. Car fired up quickly, and after it ran for about 10 minutes I took it out in the rain, and it drove just as sweet as ever.

It was all worth it......fell asleep with a smile   ;D
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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 07:00:16 PM »
Nice..but whats up with the teaser picture?...Send us some real shots  :).
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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 07:16:25 PM »
I was running on fumes at that point. I will be back over there tonight when the kids go to bed, and fire off a couple of pics.... ;)
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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 08:35:31 PM »
Austin,did Jim Nabors sing "Back Home in Indiana" for you? Welcome back to the Midwest. Nice shop pic.
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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 08:54:11 PM »
I believe I would just load up the family in the Z and drive her cross country home..!!..
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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 09:47:44 PM »
Well my wife will be joining us for the trip back to California, so I guess she may have to ride on the roof!   :D

Also I can't imagine what my Camaro interior would look like with 4 young kids tearing it apart. My Tahoe has taken the brunt of damage, if I squint and hold my nose its not so bad...
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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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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 09:50:50 PM »
Jim neighbors only sings at the indy 500 to the best of my knowledge. I almost had to google him to remember who he was, Goomer pile was ahead of my time... :)

My big plan is to erect/purchase a similar building in southern California where we live now. 60' x 40' is the size of this building, so I would like the future one to be at least that big, so I can enjoy them year round.

P.S. Indiana is home to my wife, I am originally from Northern California. I am not tough like you guys, I can't deal with the harsh weather, and the salt in Indiana.
My Camaro was in Michigan with the same owner for the first 38 yrs, Texas for a partial year, and has been in Indiana for the last 7 while I have owned it.
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Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
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Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 09:51:17 PM »
Jesus man...  Now I remember why I never wanted kids..  :D  Just wasnt for me.  Pets are my kids.. ;D
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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 09:54:01 PM »
I was waiting for Austin to tell me to go get it and keep an eye on it for him.
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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 10:02:41 PM »
Bill your in OHIO, thats even farther away from me! I might have been able to live with Arizona, or Nevada.... 8)
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Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 12:00:55 AM »
Jesus man...  Now I remember why I never wanted kids..  :D  Just wasnt for me.  Pets are my kids.. ;D

And you don't have to buy them a newer 4x4 Silverado to take back up to college for those nastier Michigan winters LOL.

I honestly can not remember the last time I drove the Z on the street.

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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2014, 02:02:21 AM »
well judging by your most recent photos you are going to have one eye popping car when it hits the road. The paint work looks real good so far.
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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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2014, 10:23:31 PM »
thanks , getting back to it this early fall

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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2014, 02:38:11 AM »
Here is a little better pic during the day:
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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Re: Well it only took me a year to drive my Camaro again...
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2014, 01:27:36 PM »
It looks great, I like it.
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