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169INDY

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Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: June 30, 2017, 05:55:11 AM »
Built Dec/Jan 1967/1968
Broken 1979
Restoration Started 2004
Restoration Re-Started 2017

Looking forward to continuing Rogers Great work!
Perfect Retirement project in 2 years, when I break out of the J.O.B.

I will be pestering a bunch of you for a while.  ???

Jim W
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 10:13:51 AM »
Looks like it will be a fun project and love those early 68 Z's with the 302 fender emblems. Now start to take inventory of what you have and what you might need.  ;D
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 11:28:20 PM »
The Nice thing it was complete and fairly stock when broke in 79'
Roger started a 13 year restoration & I am proud to continue.

I will be posting a bunch of as found in 2004 (Or as he disassembled the car) & parts as collected.

Since it was parked outside in 79' in the PNW most colors and finishes suffered. (Esp the Orange stripe re-painting funny!)

But the Huge positive is it was intact when roger took it apart and he KEPT & Labeled EVERYTHING.

You are going to see errors and not MCACN level compromises along the journey.


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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 01:14:52 PM »
Great project.  More pics!  Every car doesnt need nor have to be a "MCACN level" restoration.  Build it the way you want and enjoy it!
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 02:22:00 PM »
Look forward to seeing this car come together.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-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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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2017, 02:45:23 PM »
OK, Just got back from the Seattle SOVERN Historic's racing at Pacific Raceways, When group 3 ran the hair stood up on my neck.

OK. I go pick up the car Sunday

But lets start by posting some disassy pics Roger took in 2004.
Keep a keen eye on the 1968 clues as I do not have any paper on this car.-

Plus a few head scratchers.

OK As Broke (Parked) in 1979 & Found in 2004 by Roger.
Jim
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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2017, 02:49:44 PM »
Sorry about the spastic "OK's
Excited to leave w/ trailer & get  her in the garage.

LOS 12E (JAN ____ 1968 production date) NCRS shippers on order will * Update when received.

JIM
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2017, 02:52:13 PM »
Last TABS (WASHGINTON) AUG 1979.

JIM
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2017, 03:32:49 PM »
Great find. Great pics, keep them coming.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-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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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 01:50:49 AM »
 :)
Got it Safely Home & in position.

Will start scanning his print photos and post some disassy pictures he took as he tore it apart.

JIM
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2017, 01:55:39 AM »
Here is a foggy pic of the Tic-Toc-Tac face (6K red line) back has a build date silk screen date of W7/26/1967


Riddle #1
Rare SS Z28 wonder how & when the SS horn button got stuck on?

I really will enjoy a Red interior
 
Jim
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2017, 12:30:10 PM »
Jim can you post up the trim tag info and vin?  My LOS car was 12D and 320495.
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2017, 01:03:04 PM »
Trim Tag Photo

* Note the booster in this pic is a re-pop. The Orig  # 9078 dtd Julian 326 is on the shelf*

VIN 320777 need to snap a pic (Going off Memory right now)

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2017, 01:57:52 PM »
might be dumb but is Gilmore Rogers last name? 
Should we know him?
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2017, 02:14:09 PM »
Bill, I just nicknamed the Car, Probably silly of me, no real historical significance outside of the local (Kitsap County Wa) history.  I  have known about the car since 2004 but the amazing part is it sat (broken) from 1979-2004. Dang Rust. His (Roger's) uncle passed away last year  &  I am finishing Rogers Gilmores good work..
He told me his aunt & uncle traded in a super beetle for the Camaro & Roger remembers riding around in the Z in town with his aunt driving, made an impression on him.  I might be a bit enthusiastic as I have not purchased a Camaro since they were giving them away in 1984. This project will be so much fun. For me I sold a 1967 230cu 4 speed car in 84' & rowing gears has been limited to S10's & Toyotas.
Tons more pics to post.

Thanks for asking. I sure wish it had 12900 miles like yours.
This car has  86,314 for a basic 10 year period. Seems the PNW elements were harder on it,,,,

Jim
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68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS