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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2016, 11:21:29 AM »
Gary I would agree with you that it could be optical illusion if the vertical bars were set back from the horizontal..  We did look at the car and emblem from the same angle as the pic and it matches..  So idk..
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2016, 03:34:18 PM »






The backing plate & emblem had never been off sand it was installed on a diagonal. LOL
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2016, 05:05:25 PM »
This photo may help

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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2016, 05:28:40 PM »
And both photos together and one with lines showing the edge of the horizontal bars.
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #64 on: July 28, 2016, 05:29:23 PM »
This photo may help


And thanks for the photo btw.
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2020, 04:16:36 PM »
Dragging this back up again.  I have witnessed 2 known original 69 Z's that have the same emblem placement as the one I posted back in 2016.  I will post photos later once I have time.
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #66 on: March 18, 2020, 12:51:01 AM »
Just 'cause it bolts on doesn't make it right -

I removed this about 15 minutes after I got it home - problem was when whoever mounted it to the grille, they overtightened the nuts and broke the grille. I managed to repair it, but aggravating. '69's look better with the grille emblem.

You can really tell at a glance when an owner has one out of position - it's obvious it just doesn't look correct. I've got a good front-on shot of the X77 in '75 if I can find it - may take a year or two.


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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #67 on: March 18, 2020, 11:24:46 AM »
As promised.  As found original paint, interior, drivetrain and docs.  Zero fluff.  I'll add another in a day or so.
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #68 on: March 26, 2020, 10:10:46 AM »
And here is the other original born with blah blah blah car.  Both of these to previous cars are perfect examples of preservation and originality.
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2020, 01:55:13 PM »
If you look on page 74 of JMN's 4th edition book of all Camaro knowledge, this 69 RS Z28 is totally untouched since 1969.  It is completely original from front to back.....I was there for the photo shoot and was totally blown away at the sight of this car.  Totally amazing.

If you look at where the emblem is in this picture, it'll explain all the confusion from the Camaro Nats judges.  I'm sure this car was used as a reference.

As said in a previous post, a human installed these emblems........take it from there.

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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #70 on: March 26, 2020, 02:05:18 PM »
My point of posting these photos are even though these cars and processes had SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) there are still human errors; which in my eyes, makes these cars so unique and if you are able to confirm the oddities on an individual level then put it back the way it left the factory.  Right or wrong as it was intended to leave the plant they still showed up to owners this way.  If you can not confirm originality then by all means put them back the way they were supposed to be installed but for me its about the individualism of these cars that give them their personalities and uniqueness..
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #71 on: March 26, 2020, 02:11:21 PM »
My point of posting these photos are even though these cars and processes had SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) there are still human errors; which in my eyes, makes these cars so unique and if you are able to confirm the oddities on an individual level then put it back the way it left the factory.  Right or wrong as it was intended to leave the plant they still showed up to owners this way.  If you can not confirm originality then by all means put them back the way they were supposed to be installed but for me its about the individualism of these cars that give them their personalities and uniqueness..

Well said!!!

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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2020, 10:04:18 AM »
Here's mine in January 1971:
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #73 on: March 27, 2020, 06:22:12 PM »
Baldwin-Motion Z/28-RS April '69 HP Cars magazine
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Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard
« Reply #74 on: March 27, 2020, 07:11:10 PM »
The RS emblem looks a little high on the grill.
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