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Re: 'Closer' to identifying original owner of my Z28... :)
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2016, 03:38:10 AM »
Well calling it Lucy reminds me of GONE IN 60 SECONDS... so you can't go wrong with that reference, since you ended up with the car.
and actually with your fleet of "ladies" you could film the movie right out of your own garage.. 8)
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« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2016, 03:19:56 PM »
I just received an email response to an email I sent the lady owner (who owned my car in the early '70's when she was 16-18 yrs old)  that I thought might make most of us men smile (or grimace?).. :)   This was after she had told me that she named it 'Lucy' at the time...


Me: "And I always thought it was a 'boy car'..      I guess I'll have to call her 'Lucy' from now on… 
I will greatly appreciate anything at all that you can find on the car..  Feel free to call or email anytime."


Her Response:  "Oh no…with that sassy look and that bad attitude   …..you know it had to be a woman..lol  "

She may be right at that!  :)

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Re: 'Closer' to identifying original owner of my Z28... :)
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2016, 03:55:43 PM »
Hey good luck. Even though I got a plethora of docs and the Protect-o-plate, I was hoping the original owner or a family member would have snapped one pic of my car over the 38 years that he owned it, so far no results. Hard to believe. I am looking forward to seeing the pics of your car that turn up.
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-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2017, 05:12:36 PM »
Well.. today I was driving by the workplace for the early owner of my Z28, so I stopped by.   Last time I talked to her on the phone, she told me she'd been sick and had not had time to search for early photos or docs..   So when I stopped by today it was the first time I'd met her face to face.. after introducing myself, she started towards her office and told me.. 'I found a photo'... (actually she had found 3, but they were small - instamatic type - from 1973, so the quality is not the greatest, but she allowed me to bring the photos home with me to scan...  Photos are attached below. 

Her father purchased the car for her 16th birthday - 25May1973.  I suspect a couple of these photos date to that date, but one is obviously like a Prom photo, so it was probably a few months later.  She sold the car in early 1976 after she got married; I traded for the car right after she sold it in April 1976.  Although these photos are not perfect, I'm very pleased to finally get some early photos of the car..  :)
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2017, 06:01:17 PM »
Great to get those pictures!  She doesn't look the type to be rowing the gears on a Z28, but kudos to her for enjoying a car like that. 8)

First pic looks like header mufflers as the only exhaust.  I used to roll that way with mine in the 70's.  A high comp, solid lifter engine sounds really good like that.
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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2017, 07:11:18 PM »
Very cool Gary. Is it me or does the car look like it is sitting extra high in the rear on that second pic?
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-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2017, 07:55:27 PM »
Great to get those pictures!  She doesn't look the type to be rowing the gears on a Z28, but kudos to her for enjoying a car like that. 8)

First pic looks like header mufflers as the only exhaust.  I used to roll that way with mine in the 70's.  A high comp, solid lifter engine

Yes..  after 44 yrs... getting anything is a treat.. :)     No, she doesn't... not in that photo, but I know from prior conversations with her and with her bf of the time, that they/he did some pretty serious street racing.  He owned a '69 Camaro BB 4-speed himself...  He told me he was never beat on the street driving Cindy's Z28.. :)   (explained why the engine needed some work when I got it..   including having had a rocker stud pulled out of the head sometime before I got it..

Yes, it does look like mufflers dumping right out of the headers in that photo...  I really can't recall the exact exhaust configuration when I purchased it, but I know it had headers (as 99% of Z28 did) and I bought/installed all new GM exhausts right after purchase.

She's 60 now, and was sure smiling as we talked about the car and what I'd learned about it and that it was essentially all original still today...  I promised her that I'd bring it by and take her for a ride when I got the engine back together.. :)
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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2017, 07:58:01 PM »
Very cool Gary. Is it me or does the car look like it is sitting extra high in the rear on that second pic?

I agree Austin....  I don't recall it having traction bars on the rear when I purchased it, but it may have had..?
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2017, 07:59:50 PM »
Gary that is super cool. Congrats!!
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2017, 08:01:38 PM »
Gary that is super cool. Congrats!!

Yep.. :)   I'm still smiling.. especially since the earliest photos I ever took of the car was well after I quit driving it... sometime in the 80's...   I'm still hoping that she finds more... and possibly even the PTP...  :)
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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2017, 09:55:47 PM »
Very cool sir!!

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« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 11:35:46 PM »
Great pictures Gary.
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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2017, 02:48:43 PM »
Thanks guys!  :)  I'm very glad to have those early photos (provided by Cindy - of her 'lucy' - as she'd named the car!).. :)

While CRG was down, I was rummaging thru moving boxes that I'd never unpacked (from 14 yrs ago!).. :)  and I did happen to find some prints I'd forgotten I had.   These were made in 1989 ... right after I removed the original engine (to install an LT1-350 I'd rebuilt) .  Sans engine - note how the front is sitting so high.. :)

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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2017, 02:00:54 AM »
Never noticed the mud flaps before. Another thing our cars have in common.  Looks like your front bumper alignment was off some back then as well?
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« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2017, 02:12:41 AM »
Never noticed the mud flaps before. Another thing our cars have in common.  Looks like your front bumper alignment was off some back then as well?

Yes, it was... way off..  from the time I purchased the car, and I never aligned it... was too interested in going *fast/quick* to bother with bumper alignment!  :)
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan