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68 L78 Rallye Green
« on: February 15, 2016, 08:36:50 PM »
This car is no stranger to CRG, but I believe it deserves it's own thread in this section.  Enjoy.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 09:28:48 PM »
Thanks Bryon.  I will add vintage photos and as time allows Ill continue with photos I have taken and continually take of the preservation.


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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 09:32:57 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 09:34:01 PM »
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 09:36:19 PM »
This whole preservation approach is right on with me. I like to see the progress Darrell is making with this car. It has so much meaning, not only as a great specimen to acquire, but more so, a legacy to the great previous owner, his dad.
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 09:38:38 PM »
Owner added spoilers , they aren't on the early photos....

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2016, 09:44:05 PM »
Awesome photos Darrell :)

I see four different sets of wheels (including rallys) - all very cool.
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2016, 09:56:19 PM »
Thanks guys and yes there were a few things my father added over the years..   ;)


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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2016, 10:03:15 PM »
More and the video of when he and the car were on Motor Trends Musclecar Archives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O5q7r-p_M8

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2016, 10:11:20 PM »
Thanks guys and yes there were a few things my father added over the years..   ;)

Yeah, like that goofy looking, red headed kid!  ;D

Sorry Darrell, I couldn't resist.  ;)

Seriously though, beautiful car!  You're lucky your dad kept it all those years.

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2016, 11:17:34 PM »
Yeah - amazing this car is un-restored & original! Very nice.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2016, 11:29:35 PM »
Yeah, like that goofy looking, red headed kid!  ;D

Sorry Darrell, I couldn't resist.  ;)

Seriously though, beautiful car!  You're lucky your dad kept it all those years.

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Ouch..  Lol no that was funny..

Now to the interior shots..  Ill try to keep from doing before and after photos of the preservation and just stick to the finished product.



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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2016, 01:16:15 AM »
Doing your Dad proud Darrel. I'm sure he's smiling down on you and your family. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2016, 01:28:05 AM »
Thanks Barry..  Here ya go Paul that goofy red headed kid staking claim to the car before I could even drive..   ;D   And a few more of the interior.







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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2016, 01:31:26 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2016, 01:45:42 AM »
Bryon, no argument from any of us that this car deserves it's own thread.. :)   It's a grand car and has a great history, documented by Darrell and his dad over many years.

Darrell:  The labels on your seatbelts seemed to have gotten 'whiter/cleaner'..  did you do something to clean them?  I took photos of mine today to document the dates and notices the labels are dirty (belts never been cleaned).
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2016, 01:58:54 AM »
Bryon, no argument from any of us that this car deserves it's own thread.. :)   It's a grand car and has a great history, documented by Darrell and his dad over many years.

Darrell:  The labels on your seatbelts seemed to have gotten 'whiter/cleaner'..  did you do something to clean them?  I took photos of mine today to document the dates and notices the labels are dirty (belts never been cleaned).

Nope I havent done a thing to them..  Thats what happens when they spend all their lives in the shadows of the crevasse between the seats and console.. 


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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2016, 02:02:55 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2016, 02:16:19 AM »
This is gonna be it for tonight.  Thanks for all the comments and for looking.   




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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2016, 02:29:43 AM »
You've been busy -

I thought the phone would have run out of film by this time - lol.

Proud you're preserving the old horse - a lot better than the other alternative to say the least.

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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2016, 03:11:40 AM »
Here ya go Paul that goofy red headed kid staking claim to the car before I could even drive.

LOL!  Great photo Darrell, you can tell your dad was proud of both you and the car! :)

What are the two bolts in the center of the trunk floor for?

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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2016, 03:24:32 AM »
That is the trailer hitch that bolts to the bumper and then has a bar that goes under the gas tank and bolts to the floor of the trunk.  I still have the hitch too..

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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2016, 03:26:15 AM »
You've been busy -

I thought the phone would have run out of film by this time - lol.

Proud you're preserving the old horse - a lot better than the other alternative to say the least.

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Thanks.  I'm actually been through a camera & 2 phones now..  Just had to get a new iPhone 6s the other day..  The old ones memory was completely full..  😁

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« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2016, 04:26:21 AM »
Great thread!
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« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2016, 04:37:16 PM »
Great car, my color also.
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« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2016, 08:33:52 PM »
I love this L78 Camaro Darrell! Great work friend!
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2016, 09:00:07 PM »
Nice car! Thanks for all the pictures. You make your dad proud looking down on you.   

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« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2016, 12:57:48 AM »
Thanks everyone for the comments..  Really means a lot.    Now sit back because the next batch of pics of the underbody are here.. 



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« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2016, 01:14:39 AM »
Just to give everyone an idea of what I was working with before I started this preservation process..


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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2016, 02:51:55 AM »
I surely hope you realize how lucky you are!
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2016, 04:51:42 PM »
Most people do not realize how well the car can actually look without being restored...

I did a refurb on an original paint 1922 Oldsmobile SS V8 with aluminum engine block a year or so ago. (First aluminum V8 made.
 
I have an original paint 1918 twin 6 packard coming in a few months...

I am getting ready to do an original paint 1936 FORD he wanted to paint the car... I have convinced him to refurbish rather than restore.
Entirely too many cars were restored... cars which should have been preserved, now all of their details are lost to time and lack of knowledge.

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« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2016, 05:11:03 PM »
I totally agree with James;
Darrell's car fits perfectly into the category "TOO NICE TO RESTORE"... :)
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« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2016, 05:23:32 PM »
I used to only like Chevrolets, now anything unrestored I love to work with, it doesn't matter what make or model, as long as it is old and never been restored, preferably with original paint.
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« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2016, 05:58:26 PM »
I surely hope you realize how lucky you are!

 I fully realize and know exactly how lucky I am.. ;)


James you are correct and am glad I am able to get ideas from your experiences..   8)

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2016, 06:42:39 PM »
Wow that looks Great! That's a lot of work, but it really looks unbelievable. Would you happen to have a picture of where the metal brake line attaches to the rubber flex hose in the rear? ( from outer rocker and the bend to the brake hose bracket) I bought new line kits for my car ( 68 Z) and the fit is terrible, not sure where I have to bend them?  I also had the brake and fuel line clips plated and powder coated ( by JM a while ago), not sure which ones go where?? I know Chick has them in his post but not sure, the AIM doesn't look correct either?? Just a little confusing, Most likely just me

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« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2016, 01:56:32 AM »
See if these help.

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« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2016, 02:36:27 AM »
That's perfect. I have a lot of bending to do  Thank You!

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« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2016, 05:38:35 PM »
I wanted to add this here.  I had previously tried using a rust remover that I thought could do the job and replace the more expensive Evaporust..  Well that wasnt the case..  So I broke down and got a 5 gallon bucket of Evaporust and went to work.  I knew going in that it would more than likely remove the paint markings and I KNOW!!! I said I wasnt going to repaint anything but because the rust remover took the paint markings off I felt it was important to reapply them because I had photos of it before..

Here are the before and after.  I had to knock the shine off the markings and I think I am close but its not 100% exactly like it was but it is what it is and it was my decision so I have to live with it..



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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2016, 06:17:11 PM »
Darrel, do you use Gibbs? It will protect bare metal and actually stay wet to the touch for a long time.
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« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2016, 10:01:30 PM »
No I used Cosmoline aerosol Rust Veto to protect the bare metal.  What is Gibbs?  Its not ringing a bell.

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« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2016, 10:02:45 PM »
Darrell the drive shaft "touch up" looks good to me. I may have done the same.
I will have to tackle this on my 69 Z one day. Did you totally submerge the drive shaft in the evaporust? for how long?
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« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2016, 11:00:37 PM »
Gibbs is the very best penetrating oil/water displace/starting fluid I have ever used, google it. It can even be painted over, so it can't have sillycone in it.
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2016, 01:40:36 AM »
Original smog pump, pump brackets & manifolds.  Everything was derusted and protected with Rust Veto.


Exhaust manifolds along with the portion of the head pipes that was cut off when headers were installed.


Passenger side.






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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #61 on: March 03, 2016, 01:41:50 AM »
Passenger side casting number and casting date. (photos taken before derusting)


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« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2016, 01:44:24 AM »
Drivers side

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« Reply #63 on: March 03, 2016, 01:45:07 AM »
Drivers side casting number and casting date. (Photos taken before derusting)

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« Reply #64 on: March 03, 2016, 01:48:21 AM »
Pump, brackets & hoses.




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« Reply #65 on: March 03, 2016, 01:51:35 AM »
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« Reply #66 on: March 03, 2016, 01:52:14 AM »
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« Reply #67 on: March 03, 2016, 01:53:53 AM »
Main bracket bolts and adjusting bracket bolt.

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« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2016, 01:55:26 AM »
Diverter valve bolts, diverter valve housing that bolts to pump bolts.

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« Reply #69 on: March 03, 2016, 01:56:31 AM »
Pulley and bolts.

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« Reply #70 on: March 03, 2016, 01:57:29 AM »
Hose markings and pump stamping. 

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #71 on: March 04, 2016, 06:40:04 PM »
Pretty sure the hose is dated  11027   11th month 2nd day 1967

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« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2016, 08:08:29 PM »
There are clamps dated 4/67 & 1/68 so I wouldnt be surprised by that date.

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« Reply #73 on: March 04, 2016, 11:26:40 PM »
The rubber GAS line on the 12C X66 conv from a couple of years ago had 10308 on it.  Tenth month 30th day 1968 is what I figured.
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« Reply #74 on: March 05, 2016, 12:05:07 PM »
BTW I'm sure you noticed but I used your trick on the hoses.. ;)

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« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2016, 01:35:52 PM »
9 months ago I started this mini preservation project and yesterday the car saw the light of day for the first time since..  Granted it is far from finished but I have to call it complete for now until I get a few other projects finished.  So with that I will say take care and thanks for reading and watching.  If anyone needs to reach me they can email me at cook_dw@hotmail.com  Later, Darrell










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« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2016, 07:02:12 PM »
Looks great!!!
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« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2016, 10:36:58 PM »
Crazy nice job Darryl! Looks outstanding!
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« Reply #78 on: April 25, 2016, 03:28:43 AM »
A quality job as usual, from a quality guy.

Any plans for the 68 Z? is 2017 the year you turn wrenches on that baby?
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« Reply #79 on: April 28, 2016, 08:31:27 PM »
Very nice, car and back story is amazing.
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« Reply #80 on: May 25, 2016, 05:08:00 PM »
Crazy nice job Darryl! Looks outstanding!

A quality job as usual, from a quality guy.
Any plans for the 68 Z? is 2017 the year you turn wrenches on that baby?

Very nice, car and back story is amazing.


Thanks guys.  As for the plans I have no plans for the Z at this time..  Too many other things need to happen first.  Itll be there when I am ready.

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« Reply #81 on: June 20, 2016, 01:41:11 PM »
Rear brakes were rebuilt over the weekend and noticed a couple markings.  After derusting the parts hadnt noticed it before but you can see that the adjuster plate is hardened on the adjuster side. 



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« Reply #82 on: June 20, 2016, 01:41:39 PM »
Drivers side

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« Reply #83 on: June 20, 2016, 01:42:19 PM »
Also looks like the passenger side adjuster is gold dichromate or cad and the driver side is a blue plating.

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« Reply #84 on: June 20, 2016, 02:52:42 PM »
nice details in the brakes Darrell!
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« Reply #85 on: June 20, 2016, 03:28:05 PM »
Thanks.  I need to get a couple shots of the brakes installed after derusting etc.  BTW Evaporust in a crockpot is the cats meow..  I have the original wheel cylinders in boxes ready to be sent off for rebuilding as I was unable to remove the bleeders even with the left handed drill bits.  Plus they have some pitting in the bores..

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« Reply #86 on: June 21, 2016, 12:51:29 AM »
Drivers side

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« Reply #87 on: June 21, 2016, 01:01:44 AM »
Passenger side.  Also finished up the entire brake system tonight with bleeding of the system.  Previously I had rebuilt the metering valve with the rebuild kit from MCR.  First attempt fluid was pouring out of the back of the valve..  I thought great..  Pulled it off tore it apart looked at the orientation of the seal thinking I'd screwed that up..  Nope put it back on and still blowing fluid out the back..  Got to reading the MCR rebuild article online and noticed it said make sure the pocket that the seal sits in is extremely clean.  Sooo, back off and torn down and got out the pick and it had a small little piece of rust down in the crevice and threw it back together and back on the car and bingo..  No more leaking and a very firm pedal..

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« Reply #88 on: June 21, 2016, 01:44:54 AM »
Great work, Darrell!

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« Reply #89 on: June 21, 2016, 03:38:11 PM »
Thanks Len.

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« Reply #90 on: June 21, 2016, 04:08:24 PM »
Darrell,

  Did the drums show any signs of the rear two letter prefix code sticker on the outside?
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« Reply #91 on: June 21, 2016, 04:34:11 PM »
No stickers were present.  Dad actually had painted them white not long after getting the car.  So who knows if they were there then or not..  Yeah once it starts cracks its down hill from there..  Just keep letting the paint soak in Mequiars #7 polish which is about the best thing for it.

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« Reply #92 on: July 19, 2016, 01:13:09 PM »
Darrell we'd love to see your car attend MCACN. It is a real stunner. You've done an excellent job documenting and preserving the car. ;)
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« Reply #93 on: July 19, 2016, 03:01:48 PM »
Steve, thank you for the kind words and the invite..  Unfortunately, this dumb ole redneck would get lost up there in the city and besides its probably better that I stay down in the minors as Im not ready to mix it up with the heavy hitters of the majors. 

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« Reply #94 on: July 19, 2016, 03:13:32 PM »
Hey Darrell, what did that run you to have the cylinders rebuilt?
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« Reply #95 on: July 19, 2016, 03:17:02 PM »
I didnt have them rebuilt..  I put the originals up and just got some over the counter replacements for the time being.

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« Reply #96 on: July 19, 2016, 04:00:11 PM »
Oh I thought you had sent them out. Just curious who you through for the replacements. It seems wether I go through O'Reilly, AutoZone, or Napa, it is all foreign made crap.
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« Reply #97 on: July 19, 2016, 04:03:07 PM »
I got them at OReilly's.  I didnt want to wait and I wanted to drive the car.  I will send them off to someone at some point..  Im not in a rush.  Cars not going anywhere.  ;)

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« Reply #98 on: July 20, 2016, 05:39:34 PM »
I am so glad you got this car and have documented it through the sites. 68 L78's are scarce and unmolested unrestored ones are practically non existent.
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« Reply #99 on: July 20, 2016, 08:03:49 PM »
Thanks James..  I am very lucky to have the father that I did.

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« Reply #100 on: October 26, 2016, 04:45:22 PM »
10 years ago today my father was needed to bang gears in heaven..  There isnt a day that goes by that I do not have a thought of or about him.  I miss ya pop!!







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« Reply #101 on: October 27, 2016, 01:28:45 AM »
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« Reply #102 on: December 17, 2017, 01:55:30 PM »
After about 6 months of hibernation I decided to get ole green out to stretch its legs.  Yeah I know another boring idling video. 


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« Reply #103 on: December 17, 2017, 02:44:56 PM »
Just beautiful!

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Quote from: cook_dw link=topic=14274.msg144906#msg144906 date=151351893  Yeah I know another boring idling video. 
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« Reply #105 on: December 18, 2017, 01:55:11 AM »
Thanks.

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« Reply #106 on: December 18, 2017, 11:44:45 AM »
I just got a chance to go through your thread. Very nice...Joe
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« Reply #107 on: December 18, 2017, 12:20:06 PM »
Thanks.  Here are a couple still shots from when I took the video this past Saturday.


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« Reply #108 on: January 01, 2018, 01:15:12 AM »
Had a nice addition to the car today. An original USA-1 plate with the cardboard backing. Huge thanks goes out to Kasey, Chris and Nuge. Great friends.

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« Reply #109 on: October 13, 2019, 05:40:04 PM »
Picked up a set of Cragar GT’s a few months back and a year or so ago I snagged some MT Indy Profile redlines.  This morning I mounted them up and took it for a short drive over to my favorite photo background spot.  Good to get her out as it’s been around 7 months.  I’m pretty happy with the look.




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« Reply #110 on: October 13, 2019, 08:24:22 PM »
I like the "new" look👍

How's the red 68 coming?
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« Reply #111 on: October 13, 2019, 08:50:13 PM »
Looks period correct, but definitely different than the Cragar mags. Hard to go wrong with a great car like that. Glad you got to take it out. Are those bias ply?
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« Reply #112 on: October 13, 2019, 09:10:13 PM »
I just saw your thread, you are very fortunate to have such a beautiful car and in Rally Green even better. On page three reply #40 what is that number and what is that a picture of? Thanks Paul

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« Reply #113 on: October 14, 2019, 03:38:26 AM »
Darrell,  I LOVE the look of your car with the new wheels and tires...
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« Reply #114 on: October 14, 2019, 11:54:39 AM »
I just saw your thread, you are very fortunate to have such a beautiful car and in Rally Green even better. On page three reply #40 what is that number and what is that a picture of? Thanks Paul

Thanks.  That is the stamped number for either the body tub or the floor.  Can't remember exactly which.





I like the "new" look👍

How's the red 68 coming?

Looks period correct, but definitely different than the Cragar mags. Hard to go wrong with a great car like that. Glad you got to take it out. Are those bias ply?
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Darrell,  I LOVE the look of your car with the new wheels and tires...


Thanks guys.  I am really diggin' the new look.

As for the Red Z.  Well its been sllllllllllllloooooooooooooooww.  I took in another small project for a buddy/customer.  I did make a few purchases and some horsetrading over the last year or so.  Got a pair of 15x4 Keystone Kustomags (not to be confused with Keystone Klassics) and a little intake with 2 carbs.

 

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« Reply #115 on: October 15, 2019, 04:16:31 PM »
Some reason photo disappeared.  Adding it back.


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« Reply #116 on: November 11, 2019, 01:02:04 AM »
Ran across a vintage photo of the ‘68 that I haven’t seen before.  Photo’d are my parents and my older brother and sister.  Around the fall of ‘68.


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« Reply #117 on: November 11, 2019, 03:10:18 AM »
Looks like you and your dad have the same taste. same tires, similar style wheel as previous pic. cool.
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« Reply #118 on: November 11, 2019, 03:53:18 AM »
Close.  Cragar GT’s were bought because it was a good deal.  Still on the lookout for a good set of Kustomags in 14x6”.

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« Reply #119 on: November 11, 2019, 02:21:39 PM »
I may know where there are some 14" keystones..  My wife bought a set for a car she had as a kid that migrated to father in laws 65 GTO many years ago & I think they are still around somewhere. Now as to the condition??  :-\ let me do some looking.

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« Reply #120 on: November 11, 2019, 02:58:50 PM »
FYI Kustomags are different than Keystone Klassics.

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« Reply #122 on: November 16, 2019, 12:32:19 AM »
Ran across a vintage photo of the ‘68 that I haven’t seen before.  Photo’d are my parents and my older brother and sister.  Around the fall of ‘68.



I've noticed in the first original picture's, that there were not any wheel opening mldg's. as the pictures went, they were added.  Do you think, wheel opening trim was an "option"?  I also noticed that there wasn't an antenna. did it have a radio, I've seen on my convertible (upon replacing the quarters no hole/ and a plug in the right front cowl panel, where a radio antenna would be...I'm just wondering?

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« Reply #123 on: November 16, 2019, 08:27:52 PM »
The latest 'vintage' pic also shows it was not built with Style Trim-no belt moldings.
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« Reply #124 on: November 16, 2019, 10:24:53 PM »
The car was not ordered with style trim.  You can see this in the very first post in the thread.  It also was not ordered with a spoiler but was again added in the early ‘80’s as was the trim.  Wheel well trim and revel trim were a part of the style trim option (Z21 in 68) (vinyl top cars got the gutter trim standard).  Rear antenna was an option for non spoiler cars but was not standard.  This car was ordered with U63, U73 & U80.

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« Reply #125 on: November 17, 2019, 04:07:36 PM »
Thanks for the info.  Really nice car!

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« Reply #126 on: November 18, 2019, 01:19:51 PM »
Thank you

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« Reply #127 on: December 04, 2019, 05:55:33 PM »
As the owner of a non style trim ‘68 L78, I considered adding it, but decided I really liked the cleanliness of the ‘baseline’ trim. Great car Darrell.

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« Reply #128 on: December 24, 2019, 08:28:56 PM »
2019 has been a rough year but it felt good to take a little time this morning and get the ole green car out for a little detailing and enjoying.  Merry Christmas to everyone.


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« Reply #129 on: December 24, 2019, 10:01:57 PM »
The red lines light the green up pretty good.
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« Reply #130 on: December 24, 2019, 10:32:55 PM »
Great pics and back drops. Merry Christmas DW
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« Reply #131 on: December 24, 2019, 11:59:42 PM »
Such a beautiful car! Really dig the wheel tire combo.

Always liked how the whole attitude of these Camaros change with a simple wheel/tire change.
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« Reply #132 on: December 26, 2019, 02:23:35 AM »
Thanks guys. I’m pretty happy with the stance and look of the car.  Merry Christmas everyone.

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« Reply #133 on: December 26, 2019, 08:42:26 PM »
Nice pictures, Darrell.  The car looks great.
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« Reply #134 on: December 26, 2019, 11:18:12 PM »
Looks awesome......but there must be some photo shop work done on the pictures..I see no snow(lol)

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« Reply #135 on: July 06, 2020, 07:14:40 PM »
In process of moving cars to new location I got ole green out and snagged a few new photos.




















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« Reply #136 on: July 18, 2020, 01:57:17 PM »
WOW just beautiful

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« Reply #137 on: July 20, 2020, 01:06:58 PM »
Great looking car.
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« Reply #138 on: July 20, 2020, 03:16:47 PM »
Agree, that thing HAS to be a Blast to drive,,,,I esp like the Combo of the Red Lines, & Black Top w/ contrast of the Brite Green.

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« Reply #139 on: November 30, 2021, 02:31:06 PM »
Figured I'd upload a few photos and a video from this past Sunday.  Hope you enjoy.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #141 on: November 30, 2021, 11:24:31 PM »
This car "speaks to me".
1969 427 COPO Camaro Lemans Blue/Black, M22 4 speed, 15,500 original miles

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #142 on: December 01, 2021, 12:26:07 AM »

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #143 on: January 27, 2023, 01:51:49 PM »
Haven’t posted anything in this thread in a while frankly cause I haven’t had the green car out much over the last year but here was a video I did sometime in 2022. Cold startup after sitting a few days. Hope you enjoy hearing an old solid lifter warm up.

Hopefully the link works.


https://youtu.be/V5gfTQgrzxA

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #144 on: January 31, 2023, 04:49:37 PM »
Sounds awesome!
1967 Z/28 Butternut Yellow
1969 Z/28 Rally Green
1969 RS Z/28 Lemans Blue
1969 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold
1969 RS SS Pace Car
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #145 on: March 06, 2023, 11:11:52 PM »
Fantastic car. If only my 68 SS had survived unmolested as well as yours. Mine was horribly "customized" in the 70's & early 80's before I got it to the point that not much original was left intact. I did the best I could as a 19-year old kid in 1987 trying to reverse the carnage and fix the L.A. street miles damage.

Did the grill get replaced in your car early on or was the SS emblem always upside down? It looks that way in the early pics as best as I can tell with the low resolution. It certainly is upside down in the newer pics you have posted.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #146 on: March 07, 2023, 01:07:01 PM »
First, thanks.  Second, the grill was removed back in the early 80's when the timing chain failed and my father had to pull the camshaft and ultimately the heads as well. (bent all 8 exhaust valves).  Was the grill removal necessary?  I don't recall but apparently he did and it was reinstalled with screws and clips at the headlight assembly areas.  Also the engine has been out of the car before. 

Short (hopefully) story.  In '71 when the warranty was up on the car dad was ready to upsize the engine.  He ordered a brochure from Motion with all the engines and other options that Motion had available at the time (which I still have).  If I ever think of it when I have time I'll scan in the '71 Motion brochure info so everyone can see it as I don't recall ever seeing this one posted anywhere but I'm sure its out there somewhere..  But I digress, now this was when my parents still lived in Ohio where they bought the car new.  He had bought a '66 L34 Chevelle from Earl Evans Chevrolet (which was traded in on the '68) and he knew Dale Evans (son of Earl) was campaigning a '69 COPO Camaro that was called "Steppin' Wolf".  Dale sold my father the 427 from Steppin' Wolf and later after a rebuild installed it into his '68.  He later sold the 427 and he always commented that that L72 never ran as well as the original L78.  I can't say for sure as it was before my time.  When talking to my mother about this she said she could remember driving around to the back of the dealership and them loading the engine into the truck and seeing that "race car" as she called it. 

But to answer your question.  Grill was removed but the emblem has never been touched outside of cleaning...  Anyways, as Paul Harvey would say; "And that's the rest of the story.."
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #147 on: March 07, 2023, 01:56:49 PM »
While I am at it, I will add that I just scored a pair of front shocks for the car (thanks to camarodude67 over on sYc).  The originals were replaced long ago and were not kept.  The rears however were pulled and kept.  Rears are dated 45 68 and these fronts are 33 68 so I feel they will match well. 



Here is the original Delco Pleasur-Lift Shocks info when he installed HD shocks just a few months after purchase in July of 68.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #148 on: March 07, 2023, 02:02:04 PM »
Next is a shot of the rear dates and then the newly acquired fronts.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #149 on: March 07, 2023, 07:42:38 PM »
Fronts - 3192826

Rears - 3192851


Delco Pleasur-lift shocks ad pulled from eBay ad

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #150 on: March 07, 2023, 10:05:13 PM »
Nice pics of Steppinwolf…😃 I sent those to Dale, I have the originals on file here!

Steve

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #151 on: March 08, 2023, 12:04:14 AM »
I borrowed them from you iirc..  but wasn’t sure.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #152 on: March 08, 2023, 01:38:36 AM »
Did you get the one in True Day 2 fashion , before it was lettered? I can re-post if not…

I really dig this car & your 68…

Steve

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #153 on: March 08, 2023, 02:18:29 AM »
No I didn’t.  Please share!

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #154 on: March 08, 2023, 01:57:01 PM »
Here is the Motion Performance Catalog I mentioned previously.  My apologizes in advance for the photo size.  Unfortunately, this is the best I could do with the restrictions on the forum.  To see larger photos you can go here.


sYc Thread - 1971 1/2 MOTION PERFORMANCE Catalog


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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #155 on: March 08, 2023, 01:58:05 PM »
Motion catalog continued.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #156 on: March 08, 2023, 01:59:37 PM »
Last of the info.  The only thing that is missing from the package were the Motion decals which my father had on the qtr glasses of the green car for many years and eventually removed them in the early 80's.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #157 on: October 25, 2023, 06:54:15 PM »
Got ole green out last sunday and putted around the neighborhood and put'er back under cover.  Pretty original but there are a few things I still need to do which include replacing the '80's repo valve covers with original correct ones (which I have) and also smog was removed and headers added.  I think this is the 3rd or 4th set and I have another set I will eventually attempt to install since I do not know the brand or application but they look like they might fit..  fingers crossed.  Also power steering & disc brake option was added by the original owner (my father).  Originally mandatory power drums.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #158 on: October 25, 2023, 07:12:58 PM »
Really cool to see Orig Paper backed foil decals-stickers.

Funny how times Change in 1983 FIRST thing I would DO is Scrape that off and put new ones on.

In 1981 NONE of the "Survivor- Patania" cars were looked at fondly like I do now. Sure enjoy them & appreciate it

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #159 on: October 26, 2023, 05:41:36 PM »
Hard to believe its been 17 years since my father passed and 4 years for my mother (on the 23rd). He was a true Camaro enthusiast and my mother loved him unconditionally.

First photo is I believe Tri-Cities (TN) Camaro Show


Second was '95 (maybe '96?) Camaro Nationals in Atlanta, GA, Pretty sure Rick George (Rick's Camaro) was the main sponsor but my memory is not the best.


Third is at the local Wilson Bank and Trust show in Oct. '95.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #160 on: October 27, 2023, 05:47:19 AM »
Very nice!! Thanks for sharing your memories!