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Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« on: March 08, 2017, 10:15:33 PM »
I finally got one of the leads off my 68 I found this car in a Ohio after looking at many photos I decided to gamble on it because it had many z28 clues. It has the muncie Speedo hole, rear bumper guards, 4 leaf leaf springs,  2 piece disk rotors, correct booster with wt cylinder, the hood header panel and the cowl panel have remnants of white stripes but very crackled and faded. The motor and trans were gone, owner statedhis sons drag raced the car and put " a big motor" and an automatic in it and does not know where the original engine is. The car has a 12 bolt BW rear housing with the gm 456 gears still in it.  This is all I really knew about the car when I purchased it, other than it had been sitting in a pasture for 15 years unprotected. When it was delivered to me the floor pans were rusted through as well as the rest of the bottom edges of the fenders, quarters etc.  It was very disheartening.  What I did t know was it came with many parts and pieces in boxes , that included the correct intake but pitted ( did not know aluminum could pitt) the correct distributor, bell housing, exhaust manifolds also pitted, carb, flywheel assorted pulleys, and a stock steering wheel. I don't know if it's real z28 or not there's not paperwork, I do have the title but it doesn't specify Z28, it's a Norwood car delivered to bill conner chevy in muncie indiana. So now you guys know pretty much everything I know about this car. I finally got one of the rust pitted springs off it pitted pretty bad I'm going to post pics to get opinion on original or fake and whether or not to reuse or get repros ? Sorry it won't let me add my pics due to size. Any opinions still appreciated
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 02:23:10 AM »
Sounds promising. Try to get some pictures on here.

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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 02:25:43 AM »
I finally got one of the leads off my 68 I found this car in a Ohio after looking at many photos I decided to gamble on it because it had many z28 clues. It has the muncie Speedo hole, rear bumper guards, 4 leaf leaf springs,  2 piece disk rotors, correct booster with wt cylinder, the hood header panel and the cowl panel have remnants of white stripes but very crackled and faded. The motor and trans were gone, owner statedhis sons drag raced the car and put " a big motor" and an automatic in it and does not know where the original engine is. The car has a 12 bolt BW rear housing with the gm 456 gears still in it.  This is all I really knew about the car when I purchased it, other than it had been sitting in a pasture for 15 years unprotected. When it was delivered to me the floor pans were rusted through as well as the rest of the bottom edges of the fenders, quarters etc.  It was very disheartening.  What I did t know was it came with many parts and pieces in boxes , that included the correct intake but pitted ( did not know aluminum could pitt) the correct distributor, bell housing, exhaust manifolds also pitted, carb, flywheel assorted pulleys, and a stock steering wheel. I don't know if it's real z28 or not there's not paperwork, I do have the title but it doesn't specify Z28, it's a Norwood car delivered to bill conner chevy in muncie indiana. So now you guys know pretty much everything I know about this car. I finally got one of the rust pitted springs off it pitted pretty bad I'm going to post pics to get opinion on original or fake and whether or not to reuse or get repros ? Sorry it won't let me add my pics due to size. Any opinions still appreciated
Camaro Specialties and Heartbeat City sell the 4 leaf very correct looking leaf spring assemblies. The issue I had with my originals was a main leaf cracked #1, and secondly how to give the leafs a new clean raw look. I looked at some restored cars with painted leafs and after some attempts of blasting with cast iron I decided to purchase the repro's and would do the same thing again. If the leaf spring assembly is badly pitted but is 4 leaf one thing to look at is a raised stamping on many of the leafs.
Good luck with the project and welcome aboard.
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 02:39:55 AM »
Here are a couple examples of the raised stamping.

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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 02:41:53 AM »
Welcome to the site and congrats on your purchase. Sounds like you have some good clues it may be an original Z.

Photos just need to be re-sized to under 200mb I beleive. You can resize them your self, by making them smaller, or changing the quality.
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 06:38:10 AM »
Try Light Image Resizer. Free and works well.  (Sounding like JohnZ....) ;)

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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 11:44:46 AM »
Also if you open your pics in Microsoft Paint you can resize them there also.  Welcome and if you still cant figure it out email the pics to me.


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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 02:51:54 PM »
Try Light Image Resizer. Free and works well.  (Sounding like JohnZ....) ;)

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Hey!  :)   Can I get in on that too (ie. sounding like JohnZ?).. :)

At John's recommendation several years ago, I downloaded and used the free 'Light Image Resizer', and I liked it so well that after a while I purchased the commercial version which I'm still using.  TRY the free version, and if you like it..  the cost to purchase is not high...
I join JohnZ and Kurt in recommending it highly.   It provides a great amount of compression with little loss of image quality using advanced image compression algorithms, and YOU control how much compression you need.
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017, 10:31:02 PM »
Third times the charm they say trying pics after resizing 🤔
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 01:00:04 AM »
Can you post pics of the battery tray and core support area.
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 01:17:48 AM »
wish i could daryl, but car was drag raced and baterry tray was not with car, battery had been placed in trunk. all the front had been taken apart before i bought car.
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Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2017, 03:12:43 AM »
i can only post 4 at a time?
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