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Re: JohnZ's '69 Z/28
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2016, 02:31:24 PM »
I gather that's some type of tape used to plug the emblem holes under the spoiler ? Surprisingly, it looks like it's held up well over the years, considering.

If you look at the photo of the spoiler stud/nut/sealer, about an inch toward 11 o'clock from the stud you'll see a hole for the production emblem pin - you'll see a woven pattern in that hole, which is the texture of the factory sealer tape applied originally by Fisher Body.

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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2016, 02:58:07 PM »
It's unusual to see a '69 with a rear defogger, but this car has one, and both speeds work. The blower, wire harness, and recirculation grille were installed by Fisher Body, and Chevrolet pierced the switch hole in the cluster and installed the switch.
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2016, 03:40:23 PM »
Chevrolet borrowed the  car for about ten days to take it to Las Vegas for the September 2006 Dealer Business Conference, where they had four 69's on the stage with the "quickie" reveal of the 2010 Camaro prototype; then Hagerty borrowed it for a studio shoot for a feature issue of their "Camaro World" magazine.
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2016, 03:57:34 PM »
One of the great frustrations of a Camaro restoration is the door opening and roof rail weatherstrips and window "fuzzies", as the reproduction parts don't fit very well at all; all of those parts on this car are 47 years old, and all appear as new, including the upper glass guides and anti-blowout clips, and the original outer "fuzzies" are round, including the end treatments.
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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2016, 04:04:00 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2016, 04:25:24 PM »
Enjoying the detail pics.. 
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2016, 01:03:17 PM »
Great detail pics. I can't get enough reference pics. Thanks for posting John.
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Re: JohnZ's '69 Z/28
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2016, 01:43:16 PM »
Master cylinder is the original 5468309, dated "45" (February 14th), stainless sleeved by White Post Restorations. Original "9204" booster, back of tab dated "55" (February 24th). Metering valve and distribution block are original, and the original rear line proportioning valve below the driver's door is dated "016-9".
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Re: JohnZ's '69 Z/28
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2016, 01:53:52 PM »
The cluster has never been touched, and the Z87 instrument panel simulated wood trim is all original. Look closely at the second photo and you can see the one-piece kickpads.
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2016, 02:14:37 PM »
The door latches show the paint process (latches installed in the Body Shop), and you do NOT want to try and remove the door edge guards from 47-year-old lacquer. The 5045572 wiper motor, dated "036 9 B F" [February 5th, 1969] is original.
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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2016, 02:39:25 PM »
Everybody wants real sill plates with the riveted-on Fisher Body emblems, but you only find that on assembly-line parts; these are originals. The RC-15 radiator cap is original, and still seals 15 psi with no problem.
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Re: JohnZ's '69 Z/28
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2016, 05:35:35 PM »
Beautiful... just beautiful.
I do not think I have ever seen the photos of the firewall and cowl tag, I love seeing the mist of the metallic dark green over the ridges of the cowl tag. AWESOME car John and you have exhibited great discipline in keeping it as built.   8)
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Re: JohnZ's '69 Z/28
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2016, 05:43:05 PM »
Wow! Great find, beautiful car! Ours were 530 apart on the line, and our brithdays are a day apart, too. Would love a couple pics of the lap belts (as bolted to the floor next to the console). Mine now have a twist (when worn) that I don't believe was there pre-restoration.
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Re: JohnZ's '69 Z/28
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2016, 07:49:49 PM »
Awesome car!! Thank you for documenting with all the detail pics, I saved everyone of them for reference as to what original looks like.

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Re: JohnZ's '69 Z/28
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2016, 12:09:14 AM »
<<Wow! Great find, beautiful car! Ours were 530 apart on the line, and our brithdays are a day apart, too. Would love a couple pics of the lap belts (as bolted to the floor next to the console). Mine now have a twist (when worn) that I don't believe was there pre-restoration.>>

Photo below is the driver's side lap belt stack, which has never been touched - I haven't noted any "twist"
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